COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Latest COVID-19 count in Missouri: at least 9 dead, 670 people test positive

A St. Louis County woman in her 80s is Missouri’s ninth coronavirus related death. County leaders announced the casualty on Thursday. Missouri has at least 670 people who have tested positive for the respiratory disease. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, some 7,000 people have been tested in […]

Audio: Hamilton in final four of Strongest Town Competition

Hamilton is in the final four for the Strongest Town Competition. Strong Towns introduced 16 communities two weeks ago that stood out among nominees for their efforts, including local financial strength and resilience, civic engagement, and bottom-up development. Strong Towns describes itself on its website as “an international movement…dedicated to making communities across the United […]

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Audio: Missouri grocers working with attorney general to prevent gouging during pandemic

Missouri’s attorney general is teaming up with the Missouri Grocers Association (MGA), to protect you from any potential price-gouging during the COVID-19 outbreak. State Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, heads the 1,300 member MGA. He told the attorney general’s office last week that there will be upward price pressure on some commodities, due to the rapid sale […]

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NCMC Student Elected as National Professional Agriculture Student officer

North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization for the 2020 – 21 year.   Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, lives on a small cattle farm in Ray County Missouri. Calvin currently attends college at North Central Missouri […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

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Current status of restaurants within the city of Trenton

With the State of Emergency declared within the city limits of Trenton, dining establishments have temporarily changed their hours, closed part of or all of their dining rooms, offer only curbside service or have closed their doors temporarily until restrictions are lifted. The Trenton Chamber of Commerce has compiled an updated list of restaurants and […]

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North Central Missouri College cancels Scholarship Reception

The North Central Missouri College Foundation hosts the NCMC Scholarship Reception each spring to honor all Foundation and institutional scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, alumni, faculty, and staff. The reception was originally scheduled for March 25th and then postponed to April 22, however, with NCMC taking further preventative and proactive measures by suspending in-person classes until […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Two more coronavirus related deaths recorded in Missouri bring total to 8

Two more residents of an assisted-living center in southwest Missouri’s Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East. The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her […]

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]