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Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

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Chillicothe officials close facilities in city parks system

By executive order from Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, several facilities in the Chillicothe Parks System will close to public use effective immediately due to concerns of COVID-19 and in line with city, county, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Chillicothe playgrounds, fitness equipment, shelter houses, and restroom facilities will be closed until further notice. The […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices to remain closed until May 1, 2020

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices will remain closed to consumers and the public through May 1st to protect consumers and staff. The offices were originally planned to be closed through Friday. Consumer activities will continue to be conducted by telehealth or telephone services. Requests for medication refills will be addressed and completed as […]

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Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to temporarily waive fishing permits starting Friday

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended. The waiver of needing a permit or trout tag to fish will run from Friday, March 27, through […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to close offices to the public

Effective Monday, March 23rd, all offices of North Central Missouri Mental Health Center will be open for staff only. All consumer activities will be conducted via telehealth or telephone services, and requests for medication refills will be addressed and completed as usual. Consumers and members of the public will not be granted entry into North […]

Audio: Former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison accused of sexual assault for the 5th time

A former prison guard at the Chillicothe women’s prison has been accused once again of sexual assault. The accused worked as a guard between 2008 to 2018, at the 1,600 person facility and is accused for the fifth time of assaulting an inmate, according to Kansas City station KCTV. The Department of Corrections has not […]

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Audio: A new proposal would put an armed officer in each of Missouri’s nearly 2400 school buildings

A new proposal from an O’Fallon State Representative would require schools to have an armed officer in every building.     In what he’s calling the “Keep Our Schools Safe Act,” Representative Nick Schroer wants each of Missouri’s over five hundred school districts to hire, or train, someone to carry a concealed weapon in each […]

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Free parenting classes to be held at North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

Free parenting classes will be held at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe in January and February. The classes will be Tuesday mornings from 8 o’clock to 9:30 from January 21st to February 18th. Topics will cover an introduction to parenting, protective factors, why children misbehave and what to do, magic, and […]