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Lawmakers approve Missouri operating budget

Missouri foster care advocates are praising Friday’s passage of the $35.1 billion state operating budget, saying it provides unprecedented support for the foster families who care for the thousands of children in Missouri foster care. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) tells Missourinet that the budget provides a $90 million increase for foster and adoptive […]

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Audio: Missouri Legislature passes private schooling tax credit bill

The Missouri Legislature has passed a private schooling tax credit bill. The measure would let donors provide scholarships to students to attend a private Missouri K-12 school. In return, they would get state tax credits. Senator Andrew Koenig of eastern Missouri’s Manchester carried the House bill that would prioritize special needs students and those who […]

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Audio: Missouri’s House Budget Committee Chairman outlines Medicaid-related budget bill

Missouri’s House Budget Committee learned details today (Tuesday) about a budget blueprint from Chairman Cody Smith to use dollars slated for Medicaid expansion for other programs instead. Funding includes 26-million dollars for adult daycare and home-delivered meals. Chairman Smith testifies the funding also includes 88-million dollars for nursing home care.     This involves a […]

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Second Harvest Community Food Bank: 64,000 food insecure individuals during year of the pandemic

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank inf Saint Joseph reports the number of food insecure individuals in its 19-county service area was approximately 45,000 at the beginning of the pandemic. Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says that number increased to nearly 64,000 during the peak of the pandemic. It has come down slightly. Second Harvest responded […]

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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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Turkey hunting clinic and mentored turkey hunt for those with terminal or chronic illnesses to be held in Unionville

The Missouri Department of Conservation, in partnership with Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, the Outdoor Dream Foundation, and the Rest Inn Him Lodge and Retreat Center, will offer a unique opportunity for youth with terminal or chronic illnesses to participate in a hunting clinic and mentored turkey hunt this spring in northeast Missouri.  The clinic will begin […]

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Audio: After years of attempts, Missouri House passes private schooling tax credit bill

After years of attempts, the state House has voted to pass a bill that would let donors provide scholarships for students to attend a private Missouri K-12 school. In return, they would get state tax credits. Under the bill, students with special needs and those who qualify for free and reduce price school meals would […]

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Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services seeking organizations to provide meals to children during summer months

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for non-profit organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months and during times of public emergencies when children do not have access to free or reduced-price meals at school. The Summer Food Service […]

Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin closes for the week

The Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin, known as their senior center, has closed for the week and will re-open on Monday, December 28th. Emergency meals on wheels were delivered today, however, there will be no carryout meals this week. According to Deanna Lewis, the Christmas dinner, which had been scheduled for Tuesday, has been […]

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Missouri families face added pressure to meet basic needs

The ability to meet basic needs is out-of-reach for many Missouri families because of the pandemic. The challenges facing households with children are detailed in a new national report. This week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released findings for all states, using weekly Census survey data on such topics as food insecurity and housing instability.  One […]

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Sixth Annual Chillicothe Community Christmas Dinner to be held via drive-through

The Sixth Annual Chillicothe Community Christmas Dinner will be held via drive-through and delivery due to the pandemic. Pick up at the Calvary Baptist Church at 206 Locust Street in Chillicothe will be Christmas Day from 11 to 1 o’clock. Anyone can pick up meals, but deliveries are limited to Chillicothe. Christmas Dinner Committee Member […]