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USDA to partner with rural schools to provide one million meals per week to schools shut by COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19: “Feeding children who are affected by school closures is a top priority […]

Family and friends developmentally disabled

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled cancels or postpones all activities

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham have announced all FFDD-sponsored activities will be postponed or canceled until at least April 14th. The FFDD bus will not run during that time. The board and executive director will reassess the decision closer to April 14th and decide when activities may resume. The […]

CRP Website

USDA to open signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands, and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Kim Viers, Acting State Executive Director. “The program […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approve appointments

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approved appointments for positions Tuesday. Glen Briggs was appointed chairperson, Alan Barnett vice-chairperson, and Kelli Hillerman as secretary. A listing of individuals was approved for the 2020 membership listing. They represent elected officials, firefighting, law enforcement, community groups, public health, hospital, and facilities. The committee also approved the […]

Shop Small Chillicothe

Chillicothe Area Chamber celebrates the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that, as a member of the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program, will host an event as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on this Saturday, Nov 30. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the […]

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Audio: $400 million steel plant set to open in December in Sedalia

Missouri’s top economic development official says a 400-million dollar steel plant being built in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will open next month.     State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Missourinet the Nucor plant is scheduled to open on December 27 or 28. The steel rebar manufacturing plant is one of the […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council staff attend meeting in Rocheport

Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer, Assistant, Terri Dupy and Director, Mary Higgins, recently attended the Fall Gathering and Annual Meeting of the membership and board of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies in Rocheport, Missouri. Over sixty community arts leaders from across the state attended the meeting, which included networking, guest […]

Beef Heifers

Beef Producers Seminar to held be held mid-November

The 2019 Beef Producers Seminar will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Stanberry, Missouri. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to start at 6:00. Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, will be discussing and demonstrating some of the challenges, […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]