Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

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USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation offering TRIM grants

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering its annual cost-share grants to assist government entities and non-profits with management, improvement, and conservation of trees and forests on public land. The Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) cost-share grants can help communities fund tree inventories, removal or pruning of hazardous trees, tree planting, and the training […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

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McDonald’s to donate 20% of sales to flood relief efforts

McDonald’s owner-operators from across the Kansas City metro area and St. Joseph are coming together to rally behind flood relief efforts. McDonald’s restaurants are participating in a market-wide fundraiser on Wednesday, March 27. McDonald’s franchisees are donating 20 percent of their sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on this day to local American Red […]

Jeff Tindle

Carroll County Hospital CEO named finalist for Rural Hospital Leadership Award

Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Office Jeff Tindle was recognized as a finalist for the American Hospital Association’s Rural Hospital Leadership Award for his efforts to improve health care delivery in the community. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community through transformational change on the road to […]