OTC Foundation

Statistics show that solid, higher paying jobs in the United States tend to require some kind of certification or degree — and also that rural students face some unique disadvantages. With that in mind, Ozarks Technical Community College is using grant money help rural high school students plan for life after graduation.

Four new academic advisors have been embedded in high schools in Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, and Reeds Spring as part of the project, which received grant funding from the rootEd Alliance.

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks will present the program "Monarch Migration Watch" tomorrow morning (10/10) at 10 in Forsyth.  The first 50 participants will receive a tagging kit.  Participants will also receive milkweed seeds and nets.  The program will teach people about monarch butterflies and how to tag them.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Master Gardener and retired entomology professor Tom Riley about the program and about monarch butterflies and how they're doing.