Branson Christmas

Branson Christmas Coalition publishes list of largest Christmas tree displays

The Branson Christmas Coalition, now in its fourth season of growing and enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season, has published its listing of this year’s biggest Christmas tree displays. Dubbed “Landmark” Christmas trees, to qualify for the list a tree must be over 20’ tall, within a collection of 10 or more trees, or completely […]

Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

Healthcare

Open enrollment through healthcare website opened November 1st

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2020 started Friday, November 1st and continues through December 15th. The enrollment period applies to private health insurance sold through the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company. The Missouri Department of Insurance reports there are two insurers for health insurance in the individual market in Missouri, on […]

House and car made of money

Real estate and personal property tax bills for Grundy County residents are “In the Mail”

Grundy County Collector-Treasurer Barbara Harris reports real estate and personal property tax bills went out in Friday’s mail. Tax payments must be received in person at the Collector-Treasurer’s Office in the courthouse in Trenton, put in the dropbox for after-hour payments on the north side of the courthouse, or postmarked by December 31st. Property owners […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on three engineering proposals

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed three engineering proposals the City of Gallatin received for sewer plant clarifier repairs or replacement. Administrator Lance Rains has worked with all three firms in the past and was to schedule interviews with them. Aldermen Steve Evans and Dan Lockridge volunteered to attend the interviews. The city […]

Hedrick Medical Center

Hedrick Medical Center to host webcast on precision medicine

Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe will be a remote viewing location for a free two-hour overview presentation on precision medicine. “Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Precision Medicine” will be broadcast live via webcast in the Litton Room of Hedrick next Wednesday, November 6, 2019, evening from 6 to 8 o’clock. A doctor from the Saint Luke’s Cancer […]

Heroin

Missouri woman pleads guilty to selling heroin which caused Kansas man’s fatal overdose

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman pleaded guilty in federal court to selling heroin to an Overland Park, Kansas, man, which resulted in his overdose death. Valeriece D. Ealom, 50, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to one count of distributing heroin. By pleading guilty, Ealom admitted that she sold heroin for $200 to […]

Beef Heifers

Beef Producers Seminar to held be held mid-November

The 2019 Beef Producers Seminar will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Stanberry, Missouri. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to start at 6:00. Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, will be discussing and demonstrating some of the challenges, […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]

Putnam County Hospital 2019

Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

Healthcare

Assistance with enrollment in Health Insurance Marketplace to be offered in Trenton and Chillicothe

Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment assistance will be provided in Trenton and Chillicothe in November and December during open enrollment Friday, November 1, 2019, through December 15th. The Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging and Heartland Health Insurance Navigator Program will present education sessions on health insurance coverage at the North 65 Center on November 5th […]