Missouri Department of Social Services

Furious lawmakers demand answers from Missouri DSS for undercount of abuse reports

(Missouri Independent) – Lawmakers slammed the Department of Social Services on Thursday for underreporting the number of substantiated cases of abuse and neglect at youth residential facilities during a previous legislative hearing. For nearly an hour-and-a-half on Thursday, the House Special Committee on Government Oversight pressed DSS officials on why the number of findings of […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11-12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. Vendor registration […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Registrations now open for annual Chautauqua in the Park in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced registration is open for Chautauqua in the Park. The event is scheduled to be at Simpson Park in Chillicothe on September 11th and 12th. Vendors can register at THIS LINK. Once online registration is complete, artisans and crafters will need to submit vendor photos to [email protected] or […]

Missouri State Fair 2021

Missouri State Fair exhibitor camping registration opens May 3, 2021

Missouri State Fair livestock exhibitors interested in camping will be able to submit camping reservations starting at 9 a.m. this Monday, May 3, via an online portal or by submitting a downloadable and printable form, both available on the Fair’s website. Campers should choose either the online reservation request system or fax in the paper form.  The online […]

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Audio: Nineteen businesses in downtown Trenton to participate in “Sip and Stroll” wine event

Nineteen businesses are set to participate in Main Street Trenton’s Sip and Stroll on April 24th to support revitalization efforts in Downtown Trenton. Check-in will begin at The Space at 1013 Main Street at 4 o’clock that afternoon. Main Street Trenton and Trenton Downtown Improvement Association Executive Director Megan Taul says participants will receive everything […]

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Missouri’s work toward vaccine accessibility for those with disabilities highlighted at national level

Representatives from Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccine planning team will present to a national audience on the state’s efforts toward prioritizing those with disabilities for vaccination. The White House COVID-19 Response Team and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hosting the virtual forum – Breaking Down Barriers for People Who Have Challenges Accessing COVID-19 Vaccination. […]

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Plans underway for 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival

Plans are underway for the 2021 Missouri Days Marching Festival in Trenton set for Saturday, October 16th. “This year will be special in many ways,” reports Phil Ray, speaking on behalf of the Marching Festival Steering Committee. “With the cancellation of last year’s festival resulting in the staging of a virtual marching festival, we fully […]

Annie's Project

Audio: University of Missouri Extension to host a free “Annie’s Project” course

The University of Missouri Extension will host a free Annie’s Project course for Northwest Missouri women who would like to become better business partners in their agriculture enterprise. The 18-hour discussion-based workshop will be held June 1st through 15th. The course will consist of three in-person sessions, two Zoom sessions, and one in-person farm tour. […]

Governors Ag Conference

49th Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture announced

The Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is coming back to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo., this fall for its 49th celebration of agriculture.  The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the conference dates have been set for Nov. 18-19, 2021. “As Governor and a farmer, I’m excited to see this conference back on the calendar,” […]

Sex Offender Registry

Man accused of failing to register as sex offender in Daviess County faces two felony charges

A man accused of failing to register as a sex offender faces two felonies in Daviess County.   42-year-old Terry Overturf has been charged with forgery and failure to register as a sex offender.  Bond has been denied. A probable cause statement from Sergeant Jared Hogan with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office accuses Overturf of providing […]

Investigation

Securities Division seeks repayment from agent who allegedly swindled nearly $60K from investor

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Imani Butler to show cause why restitution and civil penalties should not be paid after he allegedly misled a St. Louis-area investor and misappropriated funds for his own benefit. Between August 2015 and April 2016, Butler allegedly collected at least $59,550 in investments in the form of […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA to begin providing financial assistance with funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19

FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide. To be eligible […]

Find Your Future

New college/career exploration program helps middle schoolers find their “sparks”

March 2020 would have been the fifth year of Camp CaPow—College Access-Planning Our Way. Held at the University of Missouri’s Family Impact Center in Columbia, Camp CaPow is a weeklong opportunity for middle school students to explore career and postsecondary education options through workshops, tours of Missouri college campuses, meetings with professionals from a range […]

Mushroom Hunting

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer workshops on morel mushrooms

The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer two workshops on morel mushrooms in northeast Missouri in April. One of Missouri’s most favored mushroom species emerges this month. Learn where to look for, and how to identify edible spring mushrooms, as well as species to avoid. An in-person workshop will take place Tuesday, April 13, from […]

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Women in Agriculture: Online Annie’s Project course begins in May

Women involved in agriculture can learn how to strengthen their farming operation and network with other women in the industry at a free online Annie’s Project course presented by the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Annie’s Project provides women with education in production, […]

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State of Missouri establishes weekly COVID-19 testing event schedule

Testing has been a pillar of the State’s response to COVID-19 for the past year. The increasingly widespread availability of testing resources and available laboratories made it possible for the State of Missouri to host intermittent testing events in communities throughout the state to provide greater accessibility to testing options and to learn more about […]