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University of Missouri online crop conference set for December 1st and 2nd

Farmers and crop specialists can hear updates from some of the nation’s leading agricultural researchers Dec. 1-2 at the 2020 University of Missouri Crop Management Conference. Due to Missouri COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s conference is offered live online, said MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Technology discussions lead the conference. Bradley tells about MU research […]

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‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure

(Missouri Independent) – Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  She’s already had to reduce the hours that Good Shepherd Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center in St. Louis […]

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Trenton City Council approves repairs for 19-year old fire truck; approves health insurance rates for 2021

Trenton City Council on Monday night authorized more repairs to a 19-year-old fire department truck. The council also accepted the employee health insurance rates for next year. Fire Chief Brandon Gibler told the council the American LaFrance white fire truck was taken to an Oak Grove business to diagnose repairs that are needed to the […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases reports on Putnam and Sullivan County audits

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released recommendations for Sullivan and Putnam counties after contracted audits of financial statements. The Sullivan County audit was for the two years ending December 31st, 2019, and the Putnam County audit was for the year ended December 31st, 2019. Recommendations for both counties include periodically reviewing their actual expenditures […]

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Department of Conservation announces daily waterfowl draw procedures for 2020 with COVID-19 restrictions

Procedures will be determined via communication with local county health departments and department staff.  Four procedure levels are available for 2020. All party leaders will be required to wear a mask while in a draw room facility and use hand sanitizer upon entry. Only party leaders will be allowed in the building and must have […]

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Amazon expands to Republic, Missouri; more than 500 jobs to be created

Seattle-based Amazon has announced that it will open its first fulfillment center in one of the fastest-growing towns in southwest Missouri. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement Thursday afternoon while briefing Capitol reporters in Jefferson City. The governor says the facility will be located in Republic. “The new fulfillment center, which is expected to launch […]

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Audit of Medicaid Managed Care Program in Missouri finds millions wasted on Medicaid payments for ineligible beneficiaries

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Medicaid Managed Care Program, which found system limitations that resulted in millions of dollars in potential overpayments on behalf of ineligible participants. “At a time when every dollar is being stretched to deliver vital services to Missourians, state government […]

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Missouri voters pick Donald Trump over Joe Biden

(Missouri Independent) – President Donald Trump once again easily picked up Missouri’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, cruising to victory over former Vice President Joe Biden in the Show-Me State. The Associated Press called the race for the president shortly after 9:30 p.m. with roughly half the precincts reporting and Trump leading by 20 percentage points […]

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No changes planned after Modine Manufacturing sells majority of light automotive business

There will be no changes in the operation of Trenton’s Modine Manufacturing plant following the announcement this week that Modine has sold the majority of its light automotive business to Dana, Inc. for $1.00 and assumption of liabilities. The transaction affects the liquid-cooled portion of Modine’s business which involves lighter vehicles. “We don’t have any […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to provide drop-off sites for those wanting CWD testing of deer

The Missouri Department of Conservation will provide drop-off sites in Northwest Missouri for hunters who wish to have deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Four drop off sites in a CWD Management Zone will be available through January 15th: the Lake Paho Conservation Area of Princeton, The Trading Post of Marceline, PB-5 of Linneus, and […]

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“Heroes to Hives,” beekeeping program that supports veterans begins classes

Missouri has the first state chapter of Heroes to Hives, a program that supports veterans who want to learn beekeeping. New sessions of the free program begin on  March 2021, says Karen Funkenbusch, state director of the Missouri AgrAbility Project, which provides education and assistance to farmers and ranchers with disabilities. Enroll at www.heroestohives.com. Army […]