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Learn black bear hunting basics during a Missouri Department of Conservation virtual program September 30

Four hundred Missourians were drawn to participate in this year’s inaugural black bear hunt, slated to open Oct. 18. Those hunters were invited to attend special education programs to prepare for their hunt, but the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is now opening the educational opportunity to the public. Learn about black bear hunting at […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve renewal of health insurance, presented report from Faculty Senate Negotiations Committee

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees heard a report from the Faculty Senate Negotiations Committee on April 27th. History and Spanish Faculty Member Maryellen Harman and Psychology Faculty Member Lindsay Oram presented a proposal for a faculty salary schedule for 2021-2022. The proposal includes adding $1,000 to the salary base and continuing to […]

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Audio: Missouri schools encouraged to use some federal virus aid on basics instead of pricey items and services

The U.S. Department of Education says Missouri’s K-12 schools will get nearly two billion total dollars in federal aid from the latest coronavirus plan. State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Mallory McGowin says health experts suggest spending some of the virus funding on the basics instead of the pricey items and services.   […]

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Audio: University of Missouri Extension to offer training for those serving as board members

University of Missouri Extension faculty in the Business and Communities Program will offer a 10-session non-profit board training for new and future board members. Build Your Board will be taught via Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 o’clock April 22nd through May 25th. County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment Jackie Spainhower says […]

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Home gardening webinar series returns beginning March 25

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a webinar series to help beginning home gardeners grow a vegetable garden. The Zoom course covers the basics from planning and seed starting to diseases and insects. Sessions are 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, March 25-May 27. Live sessions include lectures followed by question-and-answer periods with MU Extension horticulture specialists. […]

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Missouri families face added pressure to meet basic needs

The ability to meet basic needs is out-of-reach for many Missouri families because of the pandemic. The challenges facing households with children are detailed in a new national report. This week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released findings for all states, using weekly Census survey data on such topics as food insecurity and housing instability.  One […]

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Audio: Missouri’s school nurses are on the front lines of COVID-19 response within classrooms

The Missouri Association of School Nurses says school nurses are playing an even more critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. The state had about 1600 school nurses among Missouri’s more than 500 K-12 public school districts. Linda Neumann (pronounced newman), executive director of the association, says school nurses have been going above and beyond the […]

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NCMC to offer free mini-class on taking online courses

North Central Missouri College will offer a free mini-class to help individuals interested in learning how to take online college courses. Four, 30-minute sessions June 8th through 11th will help introduce and navigate individuals to an online course and use technology. Each session will have an optional 30 minutes at the end for questions. Individuals […]

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Great Plains Growers Conference set to begin January 9, 2020 in Saint Joseph

The Annual Great Plains Growers Conference in Saint Joseph will offer updates on technology, production, and safety in commercial fruit and vegetable production. The event will be held at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus on January 9th through 11th. Workshop topics will include food safety grower training, honeybees, drip irrigation, […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free fishing classes in Marceline and Brookfield

Autumn is a fine time to go fishing with good weather and active fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free Discover Nature—Fishing programs at Marceline and Brookfield during September. Instructors will teach in four lessons the basics about how to catch fish, handle tackle, and where to go fishing. Participants go fishing […]

Crowder State Park

Crowder State Park to host celebration of the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day

Join the staff at Crowder State Park on May 25 for activities throughout the day to celebrate the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day! The activities begin at 10 a.m., with Explorer Hour. Meet at the campground amphitheater to explore a short section of a trail. Participants are encouraged to bring water, wear comfortable […]

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Air Monitoring for Fire Department Operations course to be held in Kirksville

An Air Monitoring for Fire Department Operations course will be held in Kirksville in June. The course to cover the basics of current air monitoring equipment will be held at the Kirksville Fire Department the afternoon of June 19th from 1 to 5 o’clock. Students will also learn current gas detection technology theory and basic […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer ammunition reloading workshop in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a workshop on the basics of reloading metallic ammunition cartridges April 8-9. The class will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the MDC Northeast Regional Office located at 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville.  Whether participants want to enjoy more time on the shooting range or develop […]

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IRS offering free March 28 webinar: Understanding how to do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

The Internal Revenue Service will provide a free online, web-based information session in two languages on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to help people understand how to do a ‘Paycheck Checkup.’ Doing a Paycheck Checkup means checking tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and making any necessary adjustments to avoid having too little or too […]

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State Emergency Management Agency training to be held in area communities

Multiple State Emergency Management Agency Training and Exercise Management System training will be held in the next month. The offerings include Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management at Calvary Baptist Church of Chillicothe Thursday from 8 to 5 o’clock. The eight-hour awareness-level course is an introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems use in disaster management. The […]

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Trenton High School Student Professional Development Day set for March 20th

Community members will teach professional development classes during Trenton High School Student Professional Development Day in March. Students can choose four of the more than 30 classes in fields of interest specific to them in exchange for their regular sixth, seventh, and eighth-period classes the afternoon of March 20th from 12:45 to 3 o’clock. Professional […]