Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson extends phase 1 of “Show-Me-Strong Recovery Plan” through June 15, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020.  “We are very pleased with how well Phase 1 has gone so far,” Governor Parson said. “Businesses, communities, and Missourians across the state have done a great job of […]

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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

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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 […]

WIC Women Infant Children

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Two arrested for attempting to obtain a narcotic from Trenton pharmacy

Two Chicago, Illinois residents accused of attempting to obtain Phenergan with Codeine from Evercare Pharmacy of Trenton have been charged in Grundy County. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 25-year-old Pierre Celestine and 42-year-old George Ernie Almond were arrested by the Trenton Police Department Tuesday. They are each charged with felony fraudulently attempting to obtain […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacy installing drug take-back receptacles

To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it has purchased and will install drug take-back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The availability of drug take-back receptacles […]

Missouri Day Festival

Contest winners announced at Missouri Day opening ceremony

The winners of several contests were announced at the Missouri Day Opening Ceremony Thursday night. Those receiving first place in the Coloring Contest included preschooler Nora Guthrie of Trenton R-9, kindergartener Jamison Christy of Grundy County R-5, first-grader Barrett Etter of Rissler Elementary School, second-grader Maggi Wynn of Grundy R-5, third-grader Kennedy Cross of Rissler, […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri to present overview of services in Princeton

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri will present an overview of its services next week in Princeton. An information booth will be available at the Mercer County Senior Center on Tuesday starting at noon with the program to begin at 12:30. Services to be discussed during the presentation will include utility assistance and home […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to life plus 72 years in prison for armed robbery conspiracy

A Kansas City, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a three-months-long conspiracy that included more than 27 armed robberies, culminating in the armed robbery of a Walgreens in Blue Springs, Missouri, in which a suspect was fatally shot by law enforcement officers. Shannon R. Thomas, 29, was sentenced by U.S. […]

Zantac

Hy-Vee suspends sales of Zantac and Topcare ranitidine products

Hy-Vee has temporarily suspended the sale of all over-the-counter Zantac brand and Topcare brand ranitidine products. This action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a recent industry-wide product alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products may contain a low level of nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable […]