Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Fundraising nets $59,000 for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund

The twenty-seventh annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in $41,500 raised this year with an additional $7,500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program and $10,000 more donated from area foundations. Monies raised included $5,300 from nearly 900 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set the district’s tax levy at a meeting on Monday evening. The levy was set at 488.26 cents for this year which is up by 41.3 cents from last year. North Mercer’s assessed valuation decreased by $1,300,440 to $17,893,147. The board voted to no longer accept tuition waivers […]

SMP or Senior Medicare Patrol website

Volunteers needed for Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol

The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol is seeking volunteers in the northwest Missouri area to help seniors protect their Medicare benefits. The SMP needs more volunteers for its team. The statewide SMP has a mission to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through […]

Flood Recovery

University of Missouri Extension offering free “Repairing Flood Damage” workshop

Floods damaged many crop and pasture lands this spring. Cleanup methods and cost-share options will be told in workshops in four counties. “Many fields remain unplanted and underwater,” says Heather Conrow, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock. But help is available, she says. Workshops are set for Howard, Carroll, Saline, and Chariton counties. […]

Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging has new CEO

The Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging has a new Chief Executive Officer. Michael Stopka began the position this month and previously served as the executive director of The Haven in Mattoon, Illinois. Former Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging CEO Rebecca Flaherty retired after 37-years with the agency. The agency is seeking volunteer drivers […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]