Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

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Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]

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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 […]

Trenton High School

THS faculty and administrators to begin checking on students and families

Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reports faculty and administrators will check on students and families this week to make sure they have access to lessons posted to Google Classroom. Part of the effort is to identify families that do not have regular and reliable access to the internet. Families that have that problem are […]

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Green Hills Animal Shelter to be open by appointment only

The Green Hills Animal Shelter in Trenton will be open by appointment only effective immediately and until further notice. The shelter notes it made this decision because COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Livingston and Harrison counties, and the shelter wants to protect the community, its staff, and its volunteers. Appointments will limit the number […]

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Procedure changes for those needing to renew pesticide applicator license

Growers needing to recertify or certify for a private pesticide applicator license usually attend a training event or come to their local County Extension office to watch a DVD. Because of COVID-19, this procedure has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture and the University of Missouri policy is “until further notice, private applicators are no […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board reviews report on asbestos testing

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a report on asbestos testing at a meeting Tuesday. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff said the United States Department of Agriculture requested additional testing for the energy projects involving the boiler, a new HVAC system, and window replacement. The facility is waiting on additional […]