Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Livestock symposium in Kirksville to feature speakers to help farmers gain cow-herd profits

Farmers hearing beef focus talks at the Missouri Livestock Symposium will take home tips to use. Beef is just one track in the annual meeting, Dec. 6-7 in Kirksville. Eric Bailey and Jordan Thomas, University of Missouri Extension beef specialists, usually team up to teach heifer care. Now they’ll tell about feeding and breeding cows […]

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Missouri reaches milestone of more than 10,000 new Registered Apprenticeships

Missouri has officially reached 10,000 new Registered Apprenticeships, ranking the state second in the nation for new apprenticeships. Missouri also ranks second in the nation for the number of completed apprenticeships – 3,614 for Federal Fiscal Year 2019, ending Sept. 30, 2019. “We are proud to lead the nation in working with employers to create […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to toxic gas incident on Williams Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to an incident late Thursday afternoon which resulted in a home being ventilated after an occupant reported “a cloud of gas” coming from pool chemicals in a bucket. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Reeter reported a person had mixed two pool shock chemicals in a bucket of water while inside the […]

Mental Health

Mental Health First Aid training to be offered in Princeton

On Thursday, April 25, the University of Missouri Extension in Mercer County in cooperation with the Princeton Rotary Club will be offering Mental Health First Aid training in Princeton. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with mental health or substance use problem and to connect […]

Employment

Audio: State Representative Bruce Franks optimistic Missouri Senate will fund Summer Jobs Program

The only Democrat to chair a Missouri House committee is optimistic the Senate will fund a four-million dollar summer jobs program. The House has voted 81-56 against the measure after members discussed a January KMOV-TV news report that quoted current and former employees at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) as saying […]

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Audio: Study says most neighboring states pay their teachers more than Missouri

Niche.com ranks Missouri 39th in the nation in teacher pay. Paul Katnik, Assistant Commissioner of Missouri’s Office of Educator Quality, says the state’s school teachers make roughly 49,000-dollars annually.     A Vanderbilt University study says teacher merit pay for student performance has merit. During Tuesday’s State Board of Education meeting,  Katnik discussed the study […]

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Two life-flighted after crash on I-35 north of Cameron

An accident four miles north of Cameron on Monday resulted in injuries for two out of state residents. The crash happened on southbound Interstate 35 about noon Monday involving three vehicles, including a Freightliner. The highway patrol reports a pickup driven by 45-year-old Gretchen Vecellio of Yale, Oklahoma was stationary and undamaged in the median […]