Wild Turkey

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts fall turkey hunting to be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average. The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 0.9, which was 13% higher than last year’s ratio, but […]

Guilty Plea

Former executive at Preferred Family Healthcare pleads guilty to concealment of $30M embezzlement scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court to misprision (the deliberate concealment of one’s knowledge of a treasonable act or a felony.) of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled and diverted millions of dollars from the Springfield nonprofit […]

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Audio: Missouri’s school nurses key to managing kids’ asthma

A common childhood disease can negatively affect school performance, but Missouri’s school nurses are doing everything they can to turn that around. Asthma affects one in 12 school-aged children and, when poorly controlled, it’s likely to cause disruptions for the entire classroom.  It’s estimated that 150,000 school-aged children in Missouri have asthma, but school nurses […]

Drought

Extreme drought conditions persist despite recent rainfall

Drought conditions have improved but still persist despite recent rains. Extreme drought conditions are noted in portions of 15 counties. But none of them are in the worst category which is exceptional. Just six percent of the state is experiencing extreme drought conditions. That compares to 13 percent in the same category last week. Parts of […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Audio: Legislative hearing on Missouri Department of Agriculture funding is Tuesday

A legislative committee examining funding levels at the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a hearing Tuesday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City.  The Joint Committee on Review of the Plant Industries Division meets Tuesday afternoon at 1. Chillicothe State Representative Rusty Black, who serves on the committee, tells Missourinet the department needs additional […]

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Livingston County Health Center to offer “Mindful Meditation” series

The Livingston County Health Center will begin a Mindful Meditation Series next week. The Eight Pillars of Joy series will be held in the Health Center classroom each Tuesday evening at 5:30 starting September 4th. Cristina Clerico will lead the classes, which the Health Center notes are based on a meeting between Archbishop Desmond Tutu […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: Missouri Congress members in rural district back Trump’s tariffs to differing degrees

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s Republican Congressional members that represent rural areas have remained supportive of President Trump’s tariffs, despite some of the tough economic conditions they’ve brought. Southwestern Missouri GOP House member Billy Long says businesses in his district are still behind President Trump and are hopeful trade conditions will improve.     Long says farmers […]

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AgriVision Equipment lends support to Northwest Missouri State Ag Learning Center

AgriVision Equipment Group, a locally owned and operated farming equipment company with 17 locations across southern Iowa, has added its support to Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Agricultural Sciences and a planned Agricultural Learning Center at the University’s R.T. Wright Farm, pledging $100,000 toward the project. “We are so grateful and appreciative of the […]

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Drought conditions deepen in northern Missouri to include 20 counties

Parts of twenty northern Missouri counties are now listed with severe drought conditions. The latest U.S. drought monitor index map for Missouri was released Thursday which shows about 47% of the state’s population is affected by abnormal dryness or drought conditions. Area counties experiencing severe drought are Grundy, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton, Livingston, Linn, and Chariton. Portions […]

Health News

University of Missouri: Patients prefer to have cancer screenings despite risks and warnings

A large proportion of the American public opts to receive cancer screenings with the hope that testing will reduce their chance of cancer death. Now, a team led by University of Missouri psychological science researchers has determined that patients may want cancer screenings even if the potential harms outweigh the benefits. Researchers believe that clinicians […]