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Access II Independent Living Center fishing tournament set for September 8, 2019

Access 2 (II) Independent Living Center of Gallatin will hold a bass fishing tournament to raise funds to help area disabled individuals live independent lives. The event will be held at the Indian Creek Lake at the Poosey Conservation Area southeast of Jamesport September 8th. Registration will begin at 6:30 in the morning with fishing […]

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Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled to have grant forms available

The Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County Senate Bill 40 will have grant request forms available for the fiscal year 2020 next week. The forms will be ready Monday and need to be returned to the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled’s office at the Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton […]

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Audio: Convicted Missouri killer Pamela Hupp gets life without parole for death of disabled man

Convicted murderer Pamela Hupp will spend the rest of her life behind bars in the fatal shooting of a mentally disabled man.     On Monday, a St. Charles County judge gave Hupp a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the fatal shooting of Louis Gumpenberger. Investigators have long said that Hupp lured […]

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Audio: Missouri will become third state to make insurers cover therapies for disabled kids

Missouri will soon become the third state in the country to make insurance companies cover therapies for disabled kids.     In 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover therapies for the state’s autistic children. A measure passed this year expands the 2010 policy by mandating insurers to include physical, […]

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Audio: Missouri U.S. Senator wants to crack down on YouTube videos with kids

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley wants to require video-hosting websites to change their algorithms for footage featuring children or face fines and prison time. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Hawley says YouTube’s algorithm is designed to suggest videos of children to pedophiles.     YouTube says it has banned younger kids from […]

FFDD Steamboat tour

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour steamboat museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy Co traveled to Kansas City for a tour at Arabia Steamboat Museum. FFDD participants and volunteers were able learn about artifacts salvaged from the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856.  After attending the museum, everyone enjoyed lunch at Fritz in Crown […]