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Missouri Department of Conservation to hold wingshooting workshop near Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold a free basic shotgun wingshooting workshop near Kirksville. Hunters at least 14 years old are invited to the program outside at the Big Creek Conservation Area October 27th at 4:30. The workshop will help new shooters and migratory and upland bird hunters improve their hunting skills. Topics to […]

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls reach pre-pandemic rate

After schools closed in the spring to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls quickly fell by about 50%. The dramatic shift was identified nationwide – not just in Missouri. Mandated reporters, at schools, daycares, and churches, were not seeing kids in person like they normally do because many […]

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Young at Heart Resources Ombudsman Program seeking volunteers

The Young at Heart Resources Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers in its 18-county service area in Northwest Missouri. Young at Heart serves 84 licensed long term care facilities by advocating for residents. Regional Ombudsman Manager Becky Caldwell says volunteers will help educate residents in long term care facilities about their rights and advocate for those […]

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Missouri 4-H holds virtual livestock judging contest

The 2020 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest recently took place virtually. More than 100 youth from across the state applied their evaluation and communication skills in this contest. “Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key life skills to aid in their future career success,” says Maria Calvert, state 4-H […]

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Missouri Education Department wants to launch high school program to recruit future teachers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) wants to create a new program designed to shape high school students into future teachers. It is requesting $200,000 dollars in its FY2022 state budget to launch the “Grow Your Own” program. During a state Board of Education meeting, DESE Chief Budget Officer Jennifer Jordan says […]

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Laredo Board of Education approves girls participation in junior high basketball

A COVID-19 update was presented at the Laredo R-7 Board of Education meeting on the evening of Monday, September 14th. The school district will pay for 100% of COVID-19 leave, but that is subject to change. The board approved the fifth and sixth-grade girls participating in junior high basketball; Administrator Misty Foster as the district […]