Gage Baker Sale of Champions Missouri State Fair 2019

Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions nets $156,300

The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, Saturday, Aug. 17. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, raising $156,300! The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Gage Baker of Fulton. His 1325-pound Crossbred steer sold for a record price of $39,500 and was purchased by […]

New Small Business Administration Logo

SBA economic injury disaster loans available to Missouri small businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 100 Missouri counties and neighboring counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by […]

Sears Store

Audio: Sears to close three Missouri stores

Sears plans to close three Missouri stores by the fall, as part of a national plan to close more than two dozen Sears and Kmart stores.     The parent company of the struggling retail giant announced that it plans to close twenty-six Kmart and Sears locations throughout the country. This includes Cape Girardeau, Independence, […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves Missouri’s request for disaster assistance to local governments and nonprofits

(Missourinet) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Missouri’s request for federal assistance to local governments and nonprofits in 68 counties to help recover from severe flooding and storms this year. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means the federal agency will assist with the cost of repairs to damaged roads, bridges and […]

Kelly Poling

The late Kelly Poling of Chillicothe awarded “Volunteer of the Year” award.

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. presented downtown revitalization awards on July 25, 2019, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Missouri Main Street Conference in St. Louis. The ceremony also honored communities, individuals, businesses, and organizations from across the state that have completed exemplary work in downtown revitalization. Competitive nominations were submitted for projects, activities, and […]