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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization to low-income households

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization all year to provide cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to low-income households, especially for the elderly, children, disabled, and others hit hard by high utility costs. The program aims to lower utility bills and improve comfort to ensure health and safety for homeowners and renters. It is […]

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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 […]

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Audio: Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton seeking volunteers and donations as facility is at capacity

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton provides support to domestic violence victims in a ten-county area including Grundy, Livingston, Harrison, Daviess, Putnam, Sullivan, Mercer, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb. Cabral says the women’s shelter provides a multitude of services.     Support groups at the shelter are available seven days a week with advocates also […]

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Audio: Missouri public defender system launches pilot program in attempt to reduce overcrowded jails

The Missouri Public Defender System has rolled out a pilot program in five cities that aims to reduce overcrowded local jail populations. The Uptrust program will send text messages to defendants to remind them about court dates and other legal appointments. Public Defender System Director Michael Barrett thinks the new software could have an impact […]

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Former Sullivan County Prosecuting Attorney appears in court on drug charges

A former Prosecuting Attorney for Sullivan County appeared on Wednesday as a defendant in criminal cases in the Associate Division of circuit court. 49-year-old Jerry Hollon waived formal arraignment on alleged drug counts. Online court information shows Hollon faces two counts involving an alleged conspiracy. One is alleged distribution, delivery, manufacture, or production of a […]

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United Methodist Church of Chillicothe to host fundraiser for Community Resource Center

Volunteers from the United Methodist Church of Chillicothe have brought dinner to the Community Resource Center each Wednesday night for several years.  In the month of May, the church will host a meal at the church to benefit the Resource Center. Pork loin, green beans, cheesy potato casserole, green salad, cake, and drinks will be […]

Green Hills Womens Shelter

Green Hills Women’s Shelter occupies new facilities; has need of volunteers

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter recently moved to a new location in Trenton. Trenton Police Chief and Shelter Board President Rex Ross reports that the plan at one time was to make the former shelter into transitional housing, however, the money was not there to make that happen, so the former shelter was sold. Work […]