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Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost available substitute teachers

Missouri is in the market for more K-12 substitute teachers during the COVID-19 time. The level of need varies around the state depending on the district, grade, subject, and region. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the number of candidates preparing to become full-time teachers has been declining steadily over […]

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MoDOT now hiring for the Winter season

The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently hiring individuals who are interested in a career to keep Missouri moving during the winter season and beyond. Right now, there are several full-time maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open across the state. Hourly salaries range from $14.10 to $16.90 per hour, depending on the level […]

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Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

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Community members express concerns about COVID-19 and wearing masks at Trenton Board of Education meeting

Three community members spoke during the public comment portion of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 11th. They each have either children or grandchildren who will attend school in the district this year. Many of the concerns involved wearing masks. Susan Cooksey said her grandson was born premature and […]

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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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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 […]