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Medicaid patients should be wary of nursing homes, assisted living centers taking stimulus checks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is warning consumers who receive Medicaid to be wary of nursing homes or assisted living centers taking their CARES Act economic impact stimulus checks. Reports state that some Medicaid recipients were required to sign over their checks to the facility they’re living in. “If you or a relative are a […]

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EPA makes it easier for consumers to find effective disinfectant products to use

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its List N Tool, a new web-based application (app) that allows smartphone users and others to quickly identify disinfectant products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The agency also announced new actions to ensure that new disinfectant products that are safe […]

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Gallatin FBLA students sweep state competition

Multiple Gallatin High School students placed in the top four at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. They qualify for national competition. State champions include Brianna Filley, Cloey Waterbury, and Olivia Woody in American Enterprise Project and Jessica Hart, Gloria Hernandez, and Karina Hacking in Emerging Business Issues. Gallatin FBLA members receiving […]

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Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]

Unemployment

Audio: Workers who are afraid to go back to work will not qualify for unemployment benefits

Some Missouri businesses are preparing to reopen Monday, and Labor Department Director Anna Hui says Missourians who are afraid of going back to work due to the coronavirus will not qualify for unemployment benefits.     Workers could still request unemployment benefits if they have limited hours. Hui says the department is working to launch […]

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Gene Kauffman Scholarship applications open Friday, May 1

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications will be available for the fall semester beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. As per the wishes of Kauffman, the scholarship is available to female, non-smoking unmarried graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in […]

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Grundy County Food Pantry to hold drive-through distribution on Friday

The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County will hold a drive-thru distribution Friday.  Milk, senior boxes for qualifying seniors, and an assortment of produce will be distributed at the pantry in Trenton from 9 to 3 o’clock. Individuals who have lost their jobs, have had their wages or hours cut, or are food insecure can […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards grants to area organizations

GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded seven grants totaling $5,101. School districts receiving education grants were Princeton, North Mercer of Mercer, Grundy County R-5 of Galt, Cainsville, and Gilman City. S. M. Rissler Elementary School of Trenton also received an education grant. A healthcare grant was awarded to Life Options Green Hills of Trenton. […]

Farmers Market

Free ‘how to’ webinar for those selling in farmers markets on accepting EBT/SNAP payments

Are you a farmers market or direct marketing farmer or rancher who wants to expand your potential customer base by accepting electronic benefit transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT/SNAP) and other electronic payments? The University of Missouri Extension is hosting an informational webinar about the MarketLink Free EBT SNAP Equipment Program at 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April […]