Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Boil Advisory

Boil advisory issued for portions of Mercer County

The Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for some customers. The office recommends boiling of water before cooking or drinking. Affected are rural water customers in Mercer County within the boundaries, going clockwise: Route K on the north, Highway 65 on the east, Highway 136 for the south […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Missouri requests joint Federal, State, and local damage assessments in preparation for 2nd Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Mike Parson has announced Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties – almost half the 114 counties in the state – in response to tornadoes, severe storms, and worsening flooding. The joint teams will survey the damage that began with […]

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council meeting report

The Grundy County Extension Council received a check from the Heartland Foundation this week to cover expenses in providing the Prison Leadership Program in Chillicothe. University of Missouri Extension of Grundy County staff member Meridith Berry says the check was for $4,350. Expenses will be reimbursed as requested. The council approved the purchase of equipment […]

Report provides recommendations for improving safety and quality in child care

The Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office has submitted a report to Governor Mike Parson detailing recommendations for enhancing Missouri’s early childhood care and education system in effort to support Missouri’s current and future workforce. Governor Parson announced the […]