Food Safety

Mandatory food handler training in Sullivan County to be held virtually

Sullivan County food handlers’ mandatory training for restaurant owners, employees, and food retailers will be held virtually this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sullivan County Health Department Environmentalist Brenda Stewart will teach the course the morning of July 14th at 10 o’clock and the afternoon of July 28th at 1:30. All food handlers must attend […]

Chillicothe Hall of Fame

Livingston County Preservation Society seeks nominations for Chillicothe Hall of Fame

The Livingston County Preservation Society is asking for nominations for a 2020 inductee into the Chillicothe Hall of Fame. The Preservation Society administers the Hall of Fame to recognize individuals from the past for their contributions in the cultural and historical development of Chillicothe. One new member is inducted into the Hall of Fame annually. […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Audio: EPA grant will help Missouri schools test for lead contamination in water

Bipartisan legislation that’s aimed at providing protections for safe drinking water in Missouri schools has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. One of the key provisions in House Bill 2120 is from veteran State Sen. Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, the former Senate Minority Leader. That provision allows Missouri schools to submit a test of […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair now accepting livestock and competitive exhibit entries

Entries are now being accepted for 2020 Missouri State Fair livestock shows and competitive exhibits. Most entries will be accepted online through the Premium Guide, a comprehensive tool for exhibitors, and some may be accepted via a paper entry form, available on the Fair’s website. Due to budgetary restrictions for the 2020 Missouri State Fair, […]

Medicaid

Audio: Telemedicine services to be offered to some Medicaid users at no cost

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities has signed a deal with StationMD to offer telemedicine services at no cost to about 15,000 Medicaid Waiver users. The company offers virtual access 24/7 to emergency physicians specifically trained to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is an addition to the current medical care offered […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Missouri woman receives prison sentence for selling meth in exchange for SNAP benefits

A Milo, Missouri, woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. […]