CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - About 2,000 people are expected to show up for a free dental clinic in southeast Missouri.
The Southeast Missourian reports that the clinic is known as the Missouri Mission of Mercy.
More than 100 dentists and 1,000 volunteers are expected to participate during the Friday and Saturday event at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. It's being put on by the Missouri Dental Association and the Missouri Dental Association Foundation.
Extractions, cleaning and fillings will be provided. Paul Roberts, of the Missouri Dental Association, says patients also will receive literature designed to teach them how to avoid oral diseases.
The first Missouri Mission of Mercy clinic was held in 2011 in Springfield. It provided about $1 million in dental care services to more than 1,800 people.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has recorded its first fishing record of the year.
The Department of Conservation says a southeastern Missouri man caught a record gizzard shad in the Black River last month.
Brian Taylor caught the fish by jigging. It measured 16 inches and weighed 1 pound, 14 ounces. That was 6 ounces heavier than the previous state record for gizzard shad in the alternative-methods category. The old mark was set in 2011.
Gizzard shad live in quiet waters of lakes, ponds, reservoirs and backwaters. They can be found at least occasionally in every major stream system and are most abundant in reservoirs and large rivers.