Missouri State Fair 2021

Missouri State Fair awards scholarships to 4-H and FFA youth

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 40 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college. “Cultivating Missouri agriculture youth is at the core of […]

Missouri State Fair 2021

Planning underway to bring back a traditional Missouri State Fair August 12 – 22

State Fair staff and superintendents are making plans to bring back a traditional Missouri State Fair, August. 12-22, 2021 in Sedalia. A complete lineup of livestock shows and competitive exhibits, concerts, motorsports events, rodeo and bull riding, vendors and concessionaires, carnival midway, special events, and more is in the planning stages right now. “We are […]

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Site locations for week four of COVID-19 mass vaccinations announced

Governor Mike Parson identified site locations for week four of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and local health care systems.  “While weather forecasts indicate Missouri will experience frigid temperatures this week, DHSS, the Missouri National Guard, SEMA, […]

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More than 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available at clinic in Kirksville

More than 2,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available by appointment to Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 during a regional mass vaccination drive-through clinic in Kirksville. The Adair County Health Department will work with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri National Guard, other health departments, […]

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Putnam County Health Department books 144 appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports it booked 144 appointments for COVID-19 vaccine, The vaccine clinic will be held on January 29th at the fairgrounds. No other appointments will be scheduled because there is no additional vaccine. The Putnam County Health Department is not keeping a waiting list. An announcement is to be made when additional […]

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Putnam County Health Department receives 144 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department has secured 144 doses of Pfizer vaccine. The health department will follow Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines and vaccinate health care providers, long-term care staff, first responders, emergency services, public health infrastructure, high-risk individuals, and individuals at least 65. Vaccines will be administered by appointment only at […]

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Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

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COVID-19 Update: New deaths reported in Daviess and Harrison counties; 106 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties

A COVID-19-related death has been added in Daviess County since November 25th. The health department reports 10 deaths in total. Forty-nine cases were also added, bringing the total to 410. One hundred sixty-two cases are active. The Daviess County Health Department notes the county is now identified as a Top 5 Hot Spot in Missouri […]

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Princeton graduate presents $15,000 gift to be used in construction of new ball fields

Kathy Thompson of the Princeton High School Class of 1973 presented a $15,000 check to be used for the construction of the new ball fields in Princeton. The Princeton Ball Association, City of Princeton, and Princeton R-5 School District are working to relocate the softball and baseball complex from the lower Mercer County Fairgrounds to […]

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Missouri National Guard to assist with free COVID-19 testing event in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard will return to Kirksville for COVID-19 testing. Missouri residents can be tested for free at the drive-through clinic at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds on November 9th from 8 to 1 o’clock. Participants do not have to exhibit symptoms to be tested. The clinic […]