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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Fields of Faith

Maryville football coach to be featured at Fields of Faith event in Trenton

A football coach for the Maryville Spoofhounds will be featured at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Ninth Annual Fields of Faith in Trenton. Food, fellowship, and tailgate games will begin at C. F. Russell Stadium on the evening of October 16, 2019, at 6 o’clock. Kellen Overstreet, who is an alumnus of Penny High School […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]

Cash Miller NCMC Outstanding Student 2019

Cash Miller selected as NCMC’s Outstanding Student

Cash Miller from Warsaw, Missouri, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Cash is an A+ student pursuing his Associate in Arts degree. After graduation, he plans to transfer to continue his baseball career at a four-year school and pursue a degree in pre-law. Cash is a baseball player and involved in […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri celebrates 54-years of service to the community

On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Audio: Missouri Farm Bureau President says northwest Missouri flooding will especially hurt farmers

Northwest and northeast Missouri farmers are feeling the pain caused by major flooding in the region. In northwest Missouri, Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst thinks most of the farmers impacted by the flood waters were able to get their tractors and combines to higher ground but not their grain.     Hurst says record-breaking flooding […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey season

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 6-7. The regular spring season runs April 15 through May 5. Although the good hatches of 2011, 2012, and 2014 helped bolster turkey numbers in much of […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]