Summer Food Program for Kids

Online map and text number will help families locate local summer food programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been helping families in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through the Summer Food Service Program, thousands of meals have been provided and will continue to be provided all summer. The program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks to children living in eligible […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

Family and friends developmentally disabled

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled cancels or postpones all activities

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham have announced all FFDD-sponsored activities will be postponed or canceled until at least April 14th. The FFDD bus will not run during that time. The board and executive director will reassess the decision closer to April 14th and decide when activities may resume. The […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

St. Lukes institutes temporary “No Visitor” policy at all hospitals

Saint Luke’s is immediately instituting a temporary “No Visitors” rule at all hospitals in our health system following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on social distancing and to protect our valued patients, clinicians, caregivers, and staff.  The following exceptions will be made to the no visitors rule: When the patient is a […]

Finance

Natural Resources Conservation Service announces March 30th application deadline for financial assistance

The Missouri USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced March 30th as the cut-off date to apply for Fiscal Year 2020 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program -Environmental Quality Incentive Program (RCPP-EQIP). EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers, and landowners an opportunity to conserve natural resources by […]

School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

Family and Friends on bus safety

Friends of the Developmentally Disabled participate in bus safety training

Thirty-nine participants and volunteers from the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participated in bus safety training Tuesday. FFDD partnered with the Trenton Fire Department and Grundy County Ambulance for the training. Instruction was presented on the proper ways to exit a bus in case of an emergency, the importance of […]

Firearms (Gun) Background Check with application

Jury convicts Missouri man of providing false information in two attempts to purchase firearms

A Jefferson City, Missouri, man has been convicted by a federal jury of providing false information in two unsuccessful attempts to purchase firearms. Joshua Michael Lehman, 35, was found guilty on Monday, December 9, of two counts of making false statements in a federal record provided to a licensed firearms dealer. Lehman attempted to purchase […]

FFDD Steamboat Tour Photo

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour Arabia Steamboat Museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participants and volunteers toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum of Kansas City as an educational learning experience. Attendees learned about artifacts salvaged from Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Attendees also ate lunch at Fritz’s at Crown Center and shopped.