Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves sports cooperatives

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved several sports cooperatives on Wednesday evening. Gallatin will be the host school for a coop with Tri-County for junior high football. Tri-County will be the host school for coops with junior high softball and varsity fall baseball with North Daviess and varsity spring baseball with Gallatin. The board […]

Health News

State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

Turkey Calling

Princeton Rotary Club to sponsor Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo

A long-time Mercer County resident who has hunted turkeys for 40 years will be the guest speaker at the Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo. Andy Krohn will share practical tips at the Princeton Elementary School March 21st from his experiences of introducing young persons to turkey hunting. Turkey hunting calls, hunting […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]

Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2020

Twenty four participants begin Leadership Northwest Missouri Program

Twenty-Four women and men make up the 2020 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of sessions that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout a 19-county region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues, and build a network of contacts throughout Northwest Missouri. The 2020 class began with a […]

Retirement Plan

Succession, Estate and Retirement program scheduled at area communities

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a class at various locations to help owners of farms and small businesses create a plan for transferring a farm or business to the next generation and address issues with estate and retirement planning. Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future will be held at the Harrison County Extension […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Website

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for 2020 recruitment class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 110th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on […]

Melissa Fike

Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Jury convicts Missouri man of providing false information in two attempts to purchase firearms

A Jefferson City, Missouri, man has been convicted by a federal jury of providing false information in two unsuccessful attempts to purchase firearms. Joshua Michael Lehman, 35, was found guilty on Monday, December 9, of two counts of making false statements in a federal record provided to a licensed firearms dealer. Lehman attempted to purchase […]