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Missouri Board of Education to decide whether to accelerate MOCAP enrollment decisions

The state Board of Education is expected to vote today on proposed changes to the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) received hundreds of public comments about the proposal. The part that has garnered the most attention deals with the time it takes […]

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Officers elected for Foundation Trust for Trenton High School, Trenton Alumni Association

Officers for the Foundation Trust for Trenton High School/Trenton Alumni Association were elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board on Sunday. Dr. John Holcomb was re-elected President with Kevin Bailey chosen for Vice-President. Also re-elected were Steve Maxey, Secretary, and Katie Kinney, Treasurer. Member set November 8th as the All-Alumni Planning Meeting, an earlier […]

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Missouri Board of Education President pleased with school preparation

Many Missouri schools have kicked off fall classes and others will soon start. Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields says board members have been impressed with the plans schools have made to reopen this fall amid a pandemic. “The thing that we have been impressed with is the local schools, the school boards, and […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

Various reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. Several included information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported student move-in went well, and precautions were taken. Seventeen students were tested for COVID-19, and all results were negative. […]

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Grundy County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting to feature Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn

Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn will be featured at the Grundy County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting next month. Farm Bureau members and their families are invited to the Fellowship Hall at the First Christian Church of Trenton on the evening of September 3rd at 6 o’clock. The meeting will also include county board […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker emphasizes importance of rural Missouri physicians

While Missouri has a severe shortage of rural physicians, one southeast Missouri state lawmaker says his area also needs more doctors who live there. State Rep. Herman Morse, R-Dexter, says that when he moved to Stoddard County in the mid-1970s, there were 15 to 20 doctors who lived in the county. “Right now, there’s one […]

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More than 300 Grundy County students take part in Bright Futures “Back-to-School” event

More than 300 Grundy County students received backpacks and school supplies during Bright Futures Trenton’s Back to School Event Thursday, August 13th. Two hundred forty-one of those students were from Trenton R-9, which was 18 more than at last year’s event. Twenty-six Spickard students and 44 Laredo students also received backpacks and supplies. There were […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

Pleasant View Playground Grant Results August 2020

Pleasant View School District awarded $30,000 playground grant

The Pleasant View R-VI School District was recently awarded a $30,000 Playground Scrap-Tire Material Grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program. The grant provides funds for material and labor for installation of a poured in place scrap-tire surface for the school’s playgrounds. The project began on May 12th, 2020 with […]

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Carroll County farmer selected to lead Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

A Carroll County soybean farmer has been selected by a group of his peers to lead the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. Kyle Durham of Norborne, Mo. was named the organization’s chairman following a Monday evening vote by the board of directors. He began his term today, Tues., July 28. “The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council exists […]