Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]

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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Prescription Medication

Audio: Missouri lawmaker hopes to pass prescription drug monitoring program

A southeast Missouri state lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation hopes to pass it in her final year in the Missouri House.     Missouri is the only state in the nation without a PDMP, which is an electronic database that collects data on controlled substance prescriptions within a state. Scott […]

Soybeans

Audio: China might exempt tariffs on U.S. soybeans

There are reports China plans to exempt additional tariffs on soybeans imported from the U.S. According to the international publication Agri-Census, the Chinese government has offered its soy crushers tariff-free quotas on up to 10 million tons ahead of the next round of trade talks in mid-November. China recently suspended a 30 percent tariff on […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Ashcroft visits northern Missouri

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited Caldwell, Daviess, Harrison, Mercer, Carroll, and Ray counties on Tuesday to conclude the third straight year of visiting each of Missouri’s 114 counties. Ashcroft invited Missouri’s legislators to join him for Tuesday’s visits and has offered to travel to legislators’ districts this fall to hold voter registration events with […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Green Hills Womens Shelter

Audio: Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton seeking volunteers and donations as facility is at capacity

The Green Hills Women’s Shelter in Trenton provides support to domestic violence victims in a ten-county area including Grundy, Livingston, Harrison, Daviess, Putnam, Sullivan, Mercer, Caldwell, Clinton, and DeKalb. Cabral says the women’s shelter provides a multitude of services.     Support groups at the shelter are available seven days a week with advocates also […]

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Audio: Missouri schools hire therapist to help with growing need for mental health services

The Sikeston School District in southeast Missouri has hired a licensed therapist to help with an increased need for mental health services among students. Third-grade teacher Jessica Mercer says the decision is welcome news.     “Just the things that they go through at home or they go through with other students, you wanna spend […]