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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]

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Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

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USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

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North Central Missouri College cancels Scholarship Reception

The North Central Missouri College Foundation hosts the NCMC Scholarship Reception each spring to honor all Foundation and institutional scholarship recipients, scholarship donors, alumni, faculty, and staff. The reception was originally scheduled for March 25th and then postponed to April 22, however, with NCMC taking further preventative and proactive measures by suspending in-person classes until […]

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Two more coronavirus related deaths recorded in Missouri bring total to 8

Two more residents of an assisted-living center in southwest Missouri’s Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East. The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her […]

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

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Two seriously injured in one-car crash west of Elmer

The Highway Patrol reports two men sustained serious injuries in a one-car accident one mile west of Elmer on Monday evening. An air ambulance transported driver 43-year-old Brandon True of Kirksville to the University Hospital of Columbia, and an ambulance transported passenger 22-year-old Augustus Allen of Atlanta, Missouri to the University Hospital. The car traveled […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen approve 2020 budget, raise city clerks salary

The Laredo Board of Aldermen has approved ordinances regarding the 2020 budget and the city clerk’s salary. Regarding the budget, the total overall income is anticipated at $154,185 with expenses expected to be $152,444. That leaves a projected profit of $1,741. The budget includes general, sewer, water, street, and trash funds. The city clerk’s salary […]