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Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for illegal firearms following gunfight and fatal collision

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms following a three-vehicle collision in which he struck and killed another motorist while fleeing from a gunfight. Keith L. Carnes, 31, of Kansas City was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 5, […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson declares September 30 “State Employee Appreciation Day”

Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation declaring September 30, 2020, State Employee Appreciation Day to honor state of Missouri employees. “Our state team members work tirelessly each and every day for the people of this state. Since COVID-19, they have stepped up to continue providing critical services to Missourians and ensure business does not stop,” Governor Parson said. “We are […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $1 million in rural business development in Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced 20 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,068,984 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “When rural, small businesses expand and do well, it leads to a positive impact on the […]

Tristan Cullum Putnam County Student of Month

Tristan Cullum is Putnam County School District Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tristan Cullum as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for September 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Census 2020

October 5th announced as target date to conclude 2020 Census

The Secretary of Commerce has announced the target date of Monday, October 5th to conclude the 2020 Census self-response and field data collection operations. The date to conclude data collection operations were previously announced as Wednesday, September 30th. As of the morning of Wednesday, September 30th, the Census website showed 98.4% of households had been […]

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Missouri 4-H holds virtual livestock judging contest

The 2020 University of Missouri Extension State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest recently took place virtually. More than 100 youth from across the state applied their evaluation and communication skills in this contest. “Youth involved with the livestock judging program develop key life skills to aid in their future career success,” says Maria Calvert, state 4-H […]

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2020: The year of the cull cow

 Now is a good time for beef producers to take advantage of stronger than normal prices for culled cattle, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker. Fat trimmings become a value-added product for hamburgers. Demand for hamburger increased during COVID-19 as more people ate at home instead of restaurants or schools. COVID-19 […]