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Missouri Attorney General asks U.S. Supreme Court to review state’s eight-week abortion ban

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a petition for writ of certiorari in Schmitt v. Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, asking the Supreme Court of the United States to review Missouri’s law prohibiting abortions of unborn children with Down syndrome. “My son Stephen has shown me the inherent beauty […]

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Multiple health departments notified of COVID positive individuals who attended Ashes to Beauty Conference

The Mercer County, Grundy County, and Tri-County health departments have been notified of COVID-19 positive individuals who attended the Ashes to Beauty Conference in Roach, Missouri on June 4 through 6. The staff members of the health departments are working together to identify, isolate, and quarantine individuals who may have been exposed. It is recommended […]

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Deadline for submissions approaching for Missouri Department of Agriculture photo contest

The Missouri Department of Agriculture reminds amateur photographers to enter the 2021 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest by 5 pm Friday, June 11, 2021. The contest allows photographers to submit their best images of life on the farm to help tell the story of Missouri agriculture. That image may take shape through a breathtaking […]

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Couple who falsely claimed to be farmers sentenced to prison in $1.1 million COVID-relief fraud

A couple was sentenced to prison for their participation in a scheme to file four fraudulent loan applications seeking more than $1.1 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.  Latoya Stanley, 38, […]

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Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

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“Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest” now open for entries

The beginning of the “Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest” is underway with photos of Missouri agriculture and rural life eligible for the contest. Last year, more than 1,000 entries were received showcasing Missourians’ passion for and commitment to the state’s No. 1 industry, agriculture. The contest is open to any amateur photographer with a […]

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Trenton High School and Department of Conservation partner to plant a “Native Plant Garden” on campus

Students at Trenton High School recently added a native plant garden to their campus in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation and Quail Forever. Members of the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter organized the planting. Native wildflowers and grasses can provide beauty and benefit pollinator insects such as butterflies. Students prepared planting beds […]

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Livingston County Health Center reports 41 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend

Livingston County Health Center received forty-one (41) new notifications for COVID-19 in the county over the weekend. Eighteen of the positive cases are from the Baptist Home, consisting of eleven (11) residents and seven (7) staff members. Other locations and events beginning to see more local positive cases include First Baptist Church, those who attended […]

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MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Grundy Electric Cooperative on a project to benefit wildlife habitat and reduce power line right-of-way maintenance costs. Private property owners are also a voluntary partner. MDC’s Wires Over Wildlife (WOW) program provides expertise and cost-share money for converting overgrown brush and trees under electrical distribution […]

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

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Sullivan County Commission and health department issues guideline on reopening

The Sullivan County Commission and health department administrator recommend several guidelines in addition to the statewide Show Me Strong Recovery Plan going into effect Monday. The Sullivan County guidelines give the formula for the maximum occupancy for retail businesses: the building width multiplied by length divided by 30 and multiplied by 25%. Businesses are asked […]

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“Toddler Tuesdays” set to run through April 7, 2020 at Crowder State Park

Join Crowder State Park staff in showcasing nature to toddlers and preschool-age children while they experience time outdoors playing, learning and exploring our precious natural resources. Toddler Tuesdays will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7. Each week, park staff will read […]

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Prai Beauty to cover adoption fees at Green Hills Animal Shelter during special event

A cruelty-free skincare and beauty company has chosen the Green Hills Animal Shelter of Trenton for its National Free the Shelters Program. Terri Webb with the animal shelter says an animal shelter supporter nominated it for the event hosted by Prai Beauty. The company’s products are featured on the Home Shopping Network and are available […]

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Gallatin Theater League to present Gilligan’s Island, the Musical

The Gallatin Theater League will present Gilligan’s Island the Musical at the Courter Theater in Gallatin next month. Performances will be November 21st through 23rd at 7 o’clock each night. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased starting October 24th at Eileine’s Beauty Shop in Gallatin. Contact the beauty shop for more information on Gilligan’s […]