Kirksville Police Department promotes Juan Chairez to Sergeant

Kirksville Police Department promotes Master Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant

The Kirksville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Master Police Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant. Chairez will begin his duties as Sergeant on September 22, 2019. Chairez attended Moberly Area Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Center Academy, graduating in 2008. Chairez began his career with the Kirksville Police Department in 2009 and […]

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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 […]

Caleb Kettner

Man who left victim unconscious and lying in road pleads “Guilty”

A Belton man accused of restraining someone, causing the person to lose consciousness twice, and leaving him lying in the road or ditch in Jamesport pleaded guilty in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Amended information was filed for Caleb Kettner, and he waived formal arraignment. He was charged with felony second-degree […]

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National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

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Missouri receives National Dislocated Worker Grant funding

Governor Mike Parson recently announced $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) to provide for the creation of disaster-relief employment of eligible individuals in eight Missouri counties impacted by severe storms and flooding earlier this year. The initial grant release of $806,667 will assist affected counties with […]

Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

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MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]