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White House says “Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports”

(Missouri Independent) – The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Ga., a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports, […]

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MOST 529 and Sallie Mae to host free webinar for National Scholarship Month

In partnership with Sallie Mae and the MOST 529 Education Plan, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick will host a free webinar focused on finding scholarship opportunities and paying for higher education. The webinar will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m.                November is National Scholarship Month which raises awareness about scholarship opportunities for […]

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Deer hunters reminded of CWD Mandatory Sampling November 13-14

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters that it will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during the opening weekend of the November portion of firearms season, Nov. 13 and 14, for hunters who harvest deer in MDC CWD Management Zone counties. CWD is a deadly, infectious disease in deer and other members of the […]

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Audio: Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri promotes strategic plan for expanding projects

Expanding projects is one of three parts to the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri’s strategic plan for the next few years. Executive Director Chris Small reports that, at a national level, Community Action has always focused on helping individuals and families. He explains that, in the last five to eight years, there has […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider bids for new police vehicles at Monday meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider ordinances involving acceptance of bids for three new police vehicles and two conditional use permits. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Meeting Room on November 8, 2021, at 5:30 in the evening. One conditional use permit would allow for the operation of a nonprofit organization to serve […]

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Database shows Missouri residents what contaminants are in their drinking water

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri and Kansas residents may be drinking unsafe amounts of arsenic, nitrates, and other chemicals — even if their provider is meeting federal drinking water requirements, according to data published Wednesday by an environmental group. The Environmental Working Group released its most up-to-date tap water database, compiling testing information for water utilities across the […]

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Federal grand jury subpoenas sought records from Missouri medical marijuana regulators

(Missouri Independent) – Twice last year a federal grand jury demanded the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services turn over records pertaining to the medical marijuana program.  The pair of subpoenas, issued by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri in September 2020, were redacted by the department at the […]

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Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Board approves conditional use permits

The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved two conditional use permits on November 1, 2021. One was to operate a non-profit organization to serve foster children and families at 301 Cowgill Street. It was previously reported FosterAdopt Connect plans to move to that location, which has served as a church. Zoning Administrator Kevin Shira […]

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Report confirms disparities in getting behavioral health support

Women and young people have faced increased behavioral health challenges since before the pandemic, according to a new report, which assessed the state of well-being for women and children. The study from the United Health Foundation looked at more than 100 measures, from physical health to emotional, social, and behavioral health determinants. Dr. Ravi Johar, chief […]

Health News

Two health departments report on COVID cases; Sullivan County to hold flu shot clinics

COVID-19 cases in Putnam County have increased by 11 since October 16th. The health department October 29th reported 667 cases since June 2020. There were eight active cases. The health department noted it investigated five additional cases the week of October 17th. None of those cases was vaccinated, and all had known exposure to another […]

Jillian Simpson has been awarded the NCMC Upward Bound Dual Credit Scholarship

NCMC Upward Bound Dual Credit Scholarship awarded to Jillian Simpson

North Central Missouri College Upward Bound student, Jillian Simpson, from Trenton, MO received the NCMC Foundation Jack N. Young, Mildred M. Young, Noble J. Young, and Myra A. Young Upward Bound Dual Credit scholarship to use towards her NCMC dual credit tuition. Jillian will be graduating high school in the spring of 2022 and plans […]

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Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule takes effect November 1

The Missouri Public Service Commission’s Cold Weather Rule, designed to help customers with heat-related utility bills, begins on November 1, 2021. The rule will remain in effect through March 31, 2022. It has been a part of the Commission’s rules and regulations since 1977. The Cold Weather Rule applies to natural gas and electric utilities […]

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Grundy County Commission seeking bids for snow removal and ice melt application

The Grundy County Commission is seeking bids for snow removal and ice melt application for the winter season at the courthouse, old jail entrances and sidewalks, and sidewalks, entrances, and parking spaces at the law enforcement center. The snow removal and ice melt application will include surrounding outer sidewalks at the old jail and the […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital announces Hope Award winner

The Saint Luke’s Hope Award celebrates employees who exemplify spirituality, integrity, and compassion while carrying out the healing ministry of Saint Luke’s Health System. Saint Luke’s Health System began with the founding of Saint Luke’s Hospital by the Episcopal Church. The Church named the hospital after Saint Luke, author of the Gospel of Luke in […]