Charges added to heroin/fentanyl conspiracy involving 21 defendants

Additional charges and more defendants have been added to two federal indictments that now charge a total of 21 defendants for their roles in separate conspiracies to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area, resulting in the overdose deaths of at least two people. Most of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated […]

Big Bam (Bicyclists Across Missouri)

Bicycle Across Missouri announces 2020 route in southeast Missouri

Missouri Life Magazine’s Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) will ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri in 2020. The upcoming sixth annual five-day recreational ride across our state will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington, and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on June 1 in Poplar […]

Audio: Grundy County Commission assessing flood damage; documentation of damage imperative

The Thompson River near Trenton has started to recede and Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says he hopes the river will be “back to normal” soon and advises residents to be careful on area roads.     Grundy County Emergency Management and the Grundy County Commission have been assessing flood damage the last few […]

Medical Marijuana

DHSS releases final rules for the implementation of medical marijuana program

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released final rules for the medical marijuana program, which were filed today as emergency rules and as proposed rules with the Missouri Secretary of State. The final rules, which are eleven separate rules, are now posted on the DHSS website. The rules will go into effect on […]

Medical Marijuana

As many as 10 facilities could become licensed to test medical marijuana in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined that as many as 10 medical marijuana testing facilities could be licensed in Missouri. Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution calls for “at least two” testing facilities for the new program. Testing facilities will be licensed to acquire, test, certify and transport marijuana. DHSS also established ten advisory committees composed […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Number of medical marijuana facilities to be licensed announced by DHSS

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has determined the number of medical marijuana facilities that will soon become licensed in Missouri. The top-scoring 60 cultivation facilities, 192 dispensary facilities and 86 medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facilities will be initially licensed for business in Missouri. “We appreciate and continue to seek the public’s input on […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refining Medical Marijuana applications for facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is granting the public the opportunity to provide feedback on drafts of application questions and scoring criteria that will determine which applicants will soon become licensed medical marijuana facilities throughout the state.   Scoring criteria and application questions will make up part of the facility license application which […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education accepts resignation, approves hiring of others

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has accepted a letter of resignation and approved the hiring of several other personnel. The resignation was from junior high English and Speech teacher Kay Hendren. Aaron Moser was hired to teach high school History and the board rehired all tenured and non-tenured teachers. The board also rehired […]