Take Back Drugs

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day set for October 26th

Law enforcement will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Medications will be collected on October 26th from 10 to 2 o’clock. Area locations in Missouri will include the sheriff’s offices of Mercer County in Princeton, Harrison County in Bethany, and Adair Couty in Kirksville; Bethany […]

Obama administration: Reduce focus on student loan collections

Missouri student loan default rates continue to decrease

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Missouri’s three-year loan default rate decreased four-tenths of a percent, keeping Missouri’s rate below the national average and lower than most of its neighboring states. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 10.3 percent to 9.9 percent. The national rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.1 percent. More […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri now accepting LIHEAP applications

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Residents who are disabled or at least 60 years old can now submit applications and the agency will begin accepting program applications for other households on November 1st. The service will start on November 1st for the disabled […]

Medicaid

Audio: Missouri House Speaker says Medicaid expansion would “Blow Hole” in state budget

The Missouri House Speaker and House Democrats view the issue of Medicaid expansion differently. GOP Speaker Elijah Haahr of Springfield says Medicaid expansion would hurt education, by taking dollars out of the classroom.     Statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) show the number of Missourians on Medicaid has dropped from […]

Support Law Enforcement

Caldwell County Foundation accepting donations to support law enforcement

The Caldwell County Foundation is accepting donations for assisting law enforcement with meals and provisions during the investigation in Braymer regarding the missing Diemel brothers from Wisconsin. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Caldwell County Library in Kingston or the Hamilton Bank. Checks should be made payable to the Caldwell County Foundation. Questions […]

Medicaid

Audio: 120,000 Missourians no longer on Medicaid but state’s Medicaid costs continue to climb

House Minority Leader Crystal Quade says 120,000 Missourians, including about 95,000 children, have reportedly been removed from Medicaid since January 2018. State Representative David Wood, who chairs a budget committee involving Social Services, says the number of Missourians on state healthcare has declined, but the state’s Medicaid costs continue to climb.     Wood thinks […]