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Clarksdale, in DeKalb County, receives funds to improve water system infrastructure

Clarksdale in DeKalb County is receiving $765,000 in loan and grant funds to improve its water system infrastructure. The U. S. Department of Agriculture funds include a $226,000 loan and a $539,000 grant. The money will be spent to replace water lines, meter equipment, install ten hydrants, and improve water tower equipment, ultimately improving service […]

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks announces private concert for the National FFA Organization

Garth Brooks, the reigning Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take the stage in Indianapolis for a private show at this year’s 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. The premier youth leadership organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture, the National FFA Organization boasts a membership […]

Emergency Alert System

Nationwide test of the “Emergency Alert System” scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, plans to conduct a nationwide test Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Alert System. The wireless portion is scheduled for 1:18 Central time and Emergency Alert System is at 1:20. The test will assess the operational readiness […]

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

Audio: U.S. Department of Labor not enforcing wage regulations

Missouri’s agriculture products bring in more than 88-billion dollars a year, based on the latest data from the Missouri Farm Bureau, and much of that labor is supplied by migrant workers on H-2A visas. The visas allow foreign nationals to enter the U-S for temporary work, and by law must meet certain stipulations about wages […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe named Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

The National Main Street Center has named Main Street Chillicothe a 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist. The award recognizes Main Street America programs whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, historic preservation-based commercial district revitalization. A national jury selected this year’s 10 semifinalists from a nationwide pool of accredited applicants based on […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

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USDA invests $97 million in rural broadband infrastructure nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri.  “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is why USDA […]

Veteran Services

Audio: Missouri Congressional member proposes enhancing VA doctor recruitment measures

(Missourinet) – West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is proposing to let VA hospitals recruit and hire doctors during their residency. She tells Missourinet doctor offices and hospitals practice such recruitment measures.     Hartzler, whose district includes Columbia, goes on to say she thinks failing to recruit doctors during the residency period has contributed to […]

Recalled Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm recalls Goldfish crackers due to whey powder contamination

Pepperidge Farm Inc. has recalled four flavors of its Goldfish crackers because they were made with a whey powder ingredient that has been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. The Goldfish cracker recall includes 18 separate package styles of four flavors — Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar; Flavor Blasted Sour Cream & Onion; Goldfish Baked with Whole […]

Hungry Man Dinner

Hungry Man dinner joins list of recalled food products

Federal officials have posted a public health alert regarding certain Hungry Man frozen dinners because of concerns about Salmonella contamination of whey powder used to make them. One day earlier, Flowers Foods Inc. recalled swiss roll desserts from stores nationwide because Salmonella was found in whey powder used in their production. Government officials had not received any […]

Dr. Wyatt Pickering

Dr. Wyatt Pickering named medical director for emergency department at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital began working with a new group of emergency medicine providers, Emergency Medical Services,  in its emergency department. EMS is part of ENVISION Physician Services, a high quality, nationwide team of providers, which Saint Luke’s Health System uses to staff emergency departments at some of its other facilities. “Through EMS’ positive partnership with […]

Ritz Products

Ritz products recalled due to possible Salmonella

Mondelēz Global, the manufacturer of Ritz products has announced a recall of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella. Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and […]

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FCS Financial awards 40 community improvement grants

FCS Financial is recognizing 40 different 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. In the seven years of its existence, more than $100,000 has been awarded to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. Grants are awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project […]