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Farm, Family & ME, conference for women, slated for September 3, 2020

The third annual Farm, Family & ME Summit for Women focuses on resilience, financial and farm stress, self-care, and mental well-being. The free virtual event is 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 3, says Karisha Devlin, a University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist and one of the organizers of the event. “Women are the […]

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North Central Missouri College to offer free dual credit to qualifying high school students

Beginning Fall 2020, North Central Missouri College is offering up to six free dual credit hours of tuition per semester to students who qualify and meet eligibility for the free lunch program. This waiver covers classes taught by high school faculty during fall and spring terms. (Courses offered completely online or on NCMC’s campus are […]

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Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery to hold class on State Historical Society poster contest

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s Bicentennial Commission has introduced two poster contests: one for youth grades 3-6 and one for 7-12th graders. The theme for these contests is “Sharing Missouri’s Stories” – past, present, and future. Detailed rules can be found on the State Historical Society of Missouri website.  A free class will be held […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center COVID-19 testing tops 3,200

Over 200 COVID-19 tests were conducted during the past week at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe and Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Collectively, the new total is 3,234 tests, however, results are not provided by the hospitals. Reports are made public by the county health departments Wright Memorial has tested 1,045 including 711 from Grundy […]

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New USDA survey to measure areas for improvement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a new annual survey of farmers, ranchers, and private forestland owners. The survey will help USDA understand what it is doing well and where improvements are needed, specifically at the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Risk Management Agency. A selection of 28,000 producers will receive […]

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USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

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Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning

State officials say several million dollars in federal funding will help Missouri schools cover the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE). Governor Mike Parson says $7.5 million of the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to a cost-share program with counties, to help Missouri schools cover PPE costs. The money will also help schools […]

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Operation LeGend results in 59 more arrests, including seven murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison announced today that 59 additional arrests have been made in the past week by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend, for a total of 156 arrests since the start of the operation. Among those arrested since Aug. 1, new federal charges have been filed against six defendants, for […]