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J. Eggleston to chair committee on oversight of local taxation

Speaker Elijah Haahr, R-Springfield, announced the creation of the Interim Committee on Oversight of Local Taxation. Haahr formed this interim committee to evaluate how local governments are determining taxes and are impacted by current tax policy. “Missourians across the state have raised serious concerns on how counties access property tax values and the fairness of […]

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FEMA agrees to Missouri’s request to consider expanding disaster assistance to 21 additional counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following:  Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management […]

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USDA announces $16M funding opportunity to support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced up to $16 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (also known as the 2501 Program). […]

Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging

Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging has new CEO

The Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging has a new Chief Executive Officer. Michael Stopka began the position this month and previously served as the executive director of The Haven in Mattoon, Illinois. Former Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging CEO Rebecca Flaherty retired after 37-years with the agency. The agency is seeking volunteer drivers […]

Grand River Technical School administrator receives national award

An administrator at Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe has received a national award. School Director Jayme Caughron received the Family, Career, and Community Leaders National Outstanding Administrator Award at the National Leadership Conference last week. Caughron was one of two winners who received the Missouri Outstanding Administrator Award at the State FCCLA Conference in […]