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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves basketball for Junior High students

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved a revision to the 2018-2019 Annual Secretary of the Board Report on Monday evening regarding transportation. Secretary Robin Griswold reports an adjustment in the count for bus riders was made, which allowed the district to credit more students for transportation. A contract was approved with Interstate Studio for […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department seeking donations for “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Health Department and Mercer County Ministerial Alliance are seeking donations from businesses, individuals, and community organizations for a back to school carnival. The donations of money, school supplies, door prizes, or giveaways would help supply Mercer County children with recommended school supplies for next school year.  The donations would be used for […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]

Gavel and Law book

Carrollton man pleads “not guilty” to charges related to vehicle accident in December, 2018

A Carrollton man entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Carroll County Circuit Court this week on charges stemming from an incident in December in which officials reported he fled from the scene of a vehicle accident. Online court information shows Edward Everett Arnold’s case was continued at his request to June […]

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USDA extends deadline for producers to certify 2018 crop production for Market Facilitation Program payments

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson Requests Federal Disaster Declaration in Response to Flooding

Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday requested that President Donald Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 13 counties in response to devastating flooding that began March 11. The Governor said he expects the request to be expanded to include additional counties once floodwaters recede and full damage assessments can be […]

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Preliminary hearing held for Carrollton man who fled the scene of accident

A preliminary hearing has been held in the Associate Division of Carroll County Circuit Court for a Carrollton man facing multiple charges stemming from an incident in December in which officials reported he fled from the scene of a vehicle accident. Online court information shows Edward Everett Arnold’s case was transferred to Division One of […]