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CDC awards Missouri public water systems for fluoridation quality

Nineteen community water systems have been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in drinking water to a level that is effective for preventing tooth decay. The award recognizes those communities that achieved excellence in community water fluoridation by maintaining […]

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Trenton authorities report the arrest of two; one on felony theft, the other on drug allegations

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on December 30th of a Galt woman on a steeling allegation and a Trenton man on a capias warrant on a probation violation. Thirty-one-year-old Ashley Rose Tharp has been charged with felony stealing, $750 or more. Bond is $10,000 cash only, and she is scheduled for the […]

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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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Jury trials for two defendants set regarding shooting in Unionville

A jury trial has been scheduled in Sullivan County for a Columbia man facing two felonies after a shooting in Unionville last December. Online court information shows the trial for 23-year-old John Daniel Crawford Murry is scheduled to start on October 14th. A pre-trial conference is set for October 8th. The case was transferred from […]

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Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship applications now available

The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must […]

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Missouri receives national “Innovation In State Government” award for professional development

The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) awarded one of four 2020 Innovations in State Government Awards to Missouri, the state’s first time receiving the award. Missouri was recognized for its distinctiveness and innovation in the “Personnel Best Practices” category for its professional development transformation. Criteria included program innovation, transferability to other state governments, […]

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Princeton’s Mayor signs easement regarding ball fields; “No Parking” ordinance signed for East Hickory Street

The Princeton Mayor signed a real estate easement with the Missouri Department of Transportation at the city council meeting on November 9th regarding the new ball fields. City Clerk Corey Willett reports the easement will let the city have about another acre of land. A no parking ordinance was signed for East Hickory. Harlene Dougan […]

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‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure

(Missouri Independent) – Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  She’s already had to reduce the hours that Good Shepherd Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center in St. Louis […]

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Missouri Inmate already in custody sentenced to 7-years without parole for assault

An inmate at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, was sentenced in federal court for assaulting another inmate at the facility. Earl F. Love, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to seven years in federal prison without parole. The court ordered the sentence to be served consecutively to […]