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Kids reported abuse at schools where Missouri has no oversight. Lawmakers want to change that

(Missouri Independent) – Despite dozens of students coming forward sharing allegations of abuse they suffered at Christian reform schools across Missouri, the state Department of Social Services said Monday that they have no oversight over such facilities. That’s because they’re unlicensed — and allowed to be under a Missouri law that exempts facilities operated by religious organizations. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation awards grant funding for community forest improvements

The Missouri Department of Conservation recently awarded $366,446 to Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands. “TRIM grants help communities with tree management-related activities that help keep neighborhood trees […]

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Audio: USDA currently in “big hiring phase” in Kansas City

A top official at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the agency is making progress in relocating two major facilities to Kansas City: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach tells Missourinet the agency continues to transfer employees […]

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Chewy to expand in Belton, Missouri, create over 1200 jobs

Chewy, Inc. announced plans to open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, Missouri, and create more than 1,200 new jobs.  Dual-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts, the company is an online retailer offering pet food and pet-related products from over 2,000 brands. “Now more than ever, Missouri’s innovative businesses, logistics infrastructure, […]

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Chillicothe City Council to reimburse school district for their sports fees

The Chillicothe City Council has approved reimbursing the Chillicothe R-2 School District for their spring sports activity fee due to sports being canceled. City Administrator Darin Chappell reported the high school pays to use city facilities, and the reimbursement is for $1,950. Chappell told the council the Chilli Bay Water Park is doing well. Employees […]

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Mosaic Life Care Foundation opens application for Lowell Kruse Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives Scholarship

Mosaic Life Care Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices. Healthy Lives. Scholarship. The Kruse Scholarship provides financial assistance to a first-year, full-time graduate student studying in areas leading to improved quality of life for the residents of the Mosaic Life Care service region. This includes careers in health care […]

Healthcare

Assistance with enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace to be offered in Trenton and Chillicothe

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment assistance will be provided in Trenton and Chillicothe in November and December during open enrollment Friday, November 1, 2019, through December 15th. The Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and Heartland Health Insurance Navigator Program will present education sessions on health insurance coverage at the North 65 Center on November 5th […]

Heartland Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Heartland Foundation honors 2019 scholarship recipients

On Wednesday, August 28, Heartland Foundation honored 22 scholarship recipients at their Board of Trustees meeting. Heartland Foundation awarded a total of $36,679 with scholarships awarded to those seeking post-secondary education. 2019-2020 scholarships and recipients are: Velma Flies Anderson Scholarship: Ashton Knorr, Savannah, Missouri Mary Alice Hartigan Scholarship: Hannah Riekhof, Country Club, Missouri Doris R. […]