Chautauqua In The Park

35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 7th and 8th, 2019 at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

One week left to apply for disaster assistance

Homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained losses or damage in the April 29-July 5 storms and flooding still have one week left to apply for disaster assistance. September 9 is the deadline to register for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration. After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred […]

Lets Fight Hunger Together

American Family Insurance agents with participation of FFA combat hunger

American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan of Trenton joined other American Family agents of Missouri in participating in a donation drive and food packaging event with the Future Farmers of America to combat food insecurity. Donations and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation one-to-one matching gift program for charitable organizations helped provide more than 128,000 […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA pays out over $1.5 million to three area counties in storm recovery payments

Three area counties have received $1,603,468 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in flooding and severe storm recovery. FEMA Media Relations Specialist Angela Byrd reports FEMA had approved $545,826 for individual federal disaster assistance in Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton counties as of August 21st, which is when the most recent report on area […]

Investigation

DeKalb County Sheriff, Stewartsville Police Department asking for assistance from the public

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Stewartsville Police Department report they are investigating several stolen vehicles from Stewartsville reported Wednesday evening or on Thursday morning. The agencies note several other vehicles were gone through but not taken. Anyone who has seen anything suspicious is asked to call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 816-449-5802.

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

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Farm Service Agency expands payment options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments, and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. “Our customers have […]

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 […]

Missouri Department of Higher Education website

Robin Wenneker appointed to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Robin Wenneker to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education  Wenneker, Columbia, is the managing partner for her family-owned multi-county property management company with farm, rental and raw landholdings. She previously worked with Marketing Mix, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and Procter & Gamble. “I am honored to serve in […]

Fast Track Website

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant application now open to students

The Missouri Department of Higher Education officially launched the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Program for the 2019-20 academic year. The grant application became available on August 7, less than a month after Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law. The program becomes effective Aug. 28.   Fast Track is a new financial […]

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Briggs & Stratton to expand in Poplar Bluff, create 130 new jobs

Briggs & Stratton, a gasoline engine manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its current facility in Poplar Bluff, creating 130 new jobs over the next 12 months with an average salary of $36,531 and additional hiring in 2021. The project represents a capital investment of $15 million to help streamline production and increase the utilization […]