USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees extends President Lenny Klaver’s contract

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees voted at it meeting Tuesday evening to extend President Doctor Lenny Klaver’s contract. His contract was extended by two years, through 2023, with salary to be determined later. The board approved the resignation of Trio Administrative Assistant Sarah Reeter effective January 31st for full-time employment. Her resignation […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education meets

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved Linda Hague as a foster care liaison at a meeting this week. Principal Dustin Freeman reported the Professional Learning Committee met with the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center Representative Lori Ladwig to plan second-semester curriculum goals and meeting dates. Missouri Assessment Program and End of Course exam scores […]

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Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

From left, Cindy Collier, Mayor Pro Tem; Thresa Kussman, City Council; Donald Grotjan, City Council; Joni DeWeese, City Clerk; Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer; Kristen Butterfield, Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee President; Cindy Gilman, CCMH Associate Chief Nursing Officer; and Jessica Elliott, Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee Member. (Rachel Arth/CCMH)

Carroll County Memorial Hospital makes donation to Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee

Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Jeff Tindle presented the Brunswick Youth Development Initiative Committee with a $5,000 check Wednesday, January 9, at the Brunswick City Council meeting. “CCMH has many employees that reside in Brunswick and we have the honor of taking care of the healthcare needs of many residents,” Tindle said. “Rural […]