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California woman sentenced to 27 years in prison for her role in meth conspiracy

A Pomona, California, woman was sentenced in federal court for leading a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in Jasper County, Missouri. Melissa R. Kivett, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 9, 2019, Kivett pleaded guilty to participating in a […]

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Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

Medical Marijuana

Department of Health and Senior Services settles two medical marijuana facility appeals

The Department of Health and Senior Services has settled two appeals of medical marijuana facility application denials. As a result of these settlements, DHSS will issue one new medical marijuana testing facility license and will exchange an existing medical marijuana dispensary license for a new medical marijuana dispensary license. The new testing facility license will […]

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Fifth person tests positive in Missouri for COVID-19

An individual in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has tested positive today for COVID-19. In a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state says the case is travel-related. Springfield – Greene County Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department […]