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MU Extension offers new “WITS Workout” at Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe

Did you know that social connectedness and intellectual engagement are two lifestyle factors that contribute to your brain’s health?   The University of Missouri Extension in Livingston County offers a “Wits Workout” pilot program developed by the University of Illinois Extension. This program has two main goals—to provide purposeful opportunities to engage intellectually and increase socialization […]

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Audio: Missouri Representatives want reporting requirement about student access to broadband

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) could be required to report annually about the number of K-12 students with limited or no access to high-speed internet at home. During a House committee hearing, Representative Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, said he is proposing to require the department to include the total number of students […]

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Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrates Heart Health Month with CCMH Foundation Donation

Carroll County Memorial Hospital acknowledged heart health awareness by encouraging employee involvement and raising funds for the CCMH Foundation, which will be directed towards the needs of CCMH’s Cardiopulmonary Department. For the month of February, the hospital also took on a hue of red in lights and decorations. Employees sported red attire for GO RED […]

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Joshlin and Addie Yoder receive Missouri Leopold Conservation Award

Joshlin and Addie Yoder of Leonard, Missouri, located in Shelby County have been selected as the recipients of the 2020 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The award, named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes farmers, ranchers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private land. In Missouri, the $10,000 award […]

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Audio: Tractor Supply is focusing on regulatory approval involving acquisition of Orscheln, otherwise, “It’s business as usual”

A company that’s acquired Moberly-based Orscheln Farm and Home says it’s business as usual for now.       Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Company has purchased Moberly-based Orscheln in an all-cash transaction for $297 million.  A Tractor Supply spokeswoman says “That it’s business as usual right now for those stores and that no other plans have […]

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Tractor Supply Company acquires Orscheln Farm and Home for $297 million

Tractor Supply Company announced on February 17th that it entered into an agreement to acquire Orscheln Farm and Home for about $297 million in cash. Orscheln is based in Moberly and has 167 stores in 11 states. Store locations include Trenton, Chillicothe, Bethany, Brookfield, Cameron, Carrollton, and Kirksville. Tractor Supply Company is based in Brentwood, […]

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Missouri’s Governor grants 24 pardons, commutes four sentences

Governor Mike Parson granted pardons to 24 individuals who have demonstrated a changed lifestyle and desire to move on from past behaviors. “If we are to be a society that believes in forgiveness and second chances, then it is the next chapter in these individuals’ lives that will matter most,” Governor Parson said. “We are encouraged and […]

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Audio: Missouri issues public health warning for local governments to implement, and a travel advisory

Missouri’s governor has issued a statewide public health warning because of the continued increase in new COVID cases statewide. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there have been 27,358 new COVID cases in Missouri in the past week, which is an average of 3,908 new COVID cases per day. The DHSS new […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $5.5 million to support economic development in rural Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, announced eight rural electric cooperatives will receive a total of $5,552,000 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. Rural electric cooperative partnerships are critical in working with rural communities to increase economic development and providing […]

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Hy-Vee launches free, flexible health and wellness program for schools

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that Hy-Vee KidsFit is launching a free, downloadable Wellness Week guide. The guide includes in-person, virtual, and hybrid methods to help students prioritize healthy choices in school and at home. This school year, Hy-Vee KidsFit is offering the free Wellness Week guide consisting of a downloadable toolkit that contains fun education-based activities, […]

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Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances at a meeting this week. The ordinances regarded a salt storage lease agreement with Larry Johnson, an engineering agreement for professional services with Allstate Consultants for the Gallatin Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system, and an operation and maintenance agreement with People Service, Incorporated for operation, maintenance, […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center call for red scarves in support of women’s heart health

More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Annually, the month of February is designated National Heart Month. While the red dress promotes awareness about women’s heart disease, the red scarf symbolizes lifelines […]