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Sullivan County Health Department to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic after receiving over 200 doses of vaccine

The Sullivan County Health Department has received 216 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and will host a clinic in the shop building at the North Central Missouri Electric Coop of Milan on March 23rd from 10 o’clock to noon. The clinic will target Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Members of […]

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USDA invests $15 million to improve and modernize electric infrastructure in rural Missouri

U.S.Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $15 million to build and improve electric infrastructure in Missouri through its Electric Loan Program. “For nearly 85 years—since the inception of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936—USDA has played a role in bringing electricity to rural areas,” […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 100 residents

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 100 residents with their second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 12th. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Sullivan County Health Department received the shipment of the […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers 200 second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 200 residents with their second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 4th. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Sullivan County Health Department notes the […]

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Sullivan County Health Department in Milan to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Wednesday morning at the North Central Rural Electric Coop shop building in Milan from 9 until 11 o’clock. Pre-registration is required by calling special telephone numbers beginning Monday morning at 9 o’clock. All three of those special telephone numbers are 660-292-2491, […]

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Sullivan County vaccinates 100 against COVID-19; Mercer County begins sign-up list for vaccinations

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 100 residents with their first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Rural Electric Cooperative of Milan on February 26th. Recipients were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The health department received the vaccine shipment on February 23rd. The […]

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Daviess County Health Department administers 480 doses of COVID vaccine; Sullivan County 100 doses

The Sullivan County Health Department administered 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to residents at the North Central Rural Electric Coop in Milan on February 5th. The residents vaccinated were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 descriptions. The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose after 28 days […]

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Sullivan County Health Department reports all 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are “Booked”

The Sullivan County Health Department reports it has booked all 200 COVID-19 vaccine appointments for its clinic at the North Central Rural Electric Coop in Milan on February 1st. No other appointments will be made, as there is no additional vaccine. When the Sullivan County Health Department receives details about its next vaccine shipment and […]

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Trump Administration invests nearly $42 million to improve rural electric infrastructure in rural Missouri, Iowa, & Nebraska

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Directors for Missouri Jeff Case, for Iowa Grant Menke, and for Nebraska Karl Elmshaeuser, today announced the USDA is investing $41,967,000 to build and improve critical electric infrastructure.  The funding, made possible through the Electric Loan Program, will benefit more than 77,000 rural […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $5.5 million to support economic development in rural Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, announced eight rural electric cooperatives will receive a total of $5,552,000 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. Rural electric cooperative partnerships are critical in working with rural communities to increase economic development and providing […]

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More than $9 million in grants approved for six Missouri school districts to provide protection against tornados

The State Emergency Management Agency announced more than $9 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in six Missouri school districts. The federal grants for school districts in Dunklin, Henry, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties will pay for 90 percent of the cost of the safe rooms, which are […]

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MDC partners with Grundy Electric Cooperative for wildlife habitat projects

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the Grundy Electric Cooperative on a project to benefit wildlife habitat and reduce power line right-of-way maintenance costs. Private property owners are also a voluntary partner. MDC’s Wires Over Wildlife (WOW) program provides expertise and cost-share money for converting overgrown brush and trees under electrical distribution […]

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Farmer’s Electric Coop receives loan to upgrade infrastructure

Farmer’s Electric Cooperative, based in Chillicothe, has been selected as one rural co-op in 21 states to receive USDA financing to build and improve rural electric infrastructure. According to a recent announcement from the agriculture department, Farmer’s Electric is to receive a $14,000,000 loan allowing it to connect 726 customers while building and improving 114 […]

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USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

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Audio: Missouri agriculture director says technology is crucial to attracting young farmers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) director says technology is important in attracting young farmers.  Brian Hauswirth with Missourinet has the story.   The state Department of Agriculture says the average age of a Missouri farmer is 58. MDA Director Chris Chinn notes Governor Mike Parson’s two top priorities are workforce development and infrastructure, adding […]

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Grundy Electric receives $10M loan from USDA

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced Wednesday that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing more $398,500,000 to improve rural electric service in 13 states through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. Grundy Electric Cooperative, which is headquartered in Trenton, received a $10,000,000 loan, which includes $270,000 for smart grid projects. […]

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Audio: State legislature approves bill facilitating high-speed internet service to rural areas

An official with Missouri Farm Bureau says he’s pleased to see the state legislature approve a bill facilitating high-speed internet service to more areas of rural Missouri as well as the establishment of a broadband development fund. B.J. Tanksley is director of the state legislature with the Farm Bureau and says there was an issue […]

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Missouri Rural Broadband Legislation Heading to Governor’s Desk

Legislation declaring that the expansion of broadband service is in the best interest of Missourians is heading to Governor Eric Greitens’ desk. State Representative Curtis Trent’s bill encourages the development of fiber optic infrastructure by Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives. The Springfield Republican tells House colleagues the uses of this are “immeasurable”:     Trent says […]