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Fast Track application now open for 2020-21, new schools added to eligibility list

The 2020-21 application for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is open, with more eligible institutions, and 15 new eligible program areas. Grant recipients can now spend their funds at Missouris non-profit private, as well as public, colleges, and universities. Fast Track, a state financial aid program, provides tuition assistance to adults over 25 years […]

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Governor Parson is pleased with start of school year, for K-12 and for higher education

Missouri’s governor says all of the state’s public schools are in session as of last week … some in-person, some online, and some with a hybrid model. Governor Mike Parson tells Capitol reporters that State Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven and state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams met Wednesday […]

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Parson defends out-of-state firm’s role in Missouri’s COVID-19 response

Missouri has paid a consulting firm more than $829,000 so far in federal coronavirus aid to help coordinate the state’s pandemic response. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports payroll records show the McChrystal Group has received federal funding from the state. The contract bypassed the normal bidding process. During a press conference at Washington University in […]

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Chillicothe resident receives Master Conservationist Award

A Chillicothe resident received a Master Conservationist Award at the Missouri Conservation Commission’s meeting in Jefferson City Friday, September 4th. Jeff Churan was the 62nd recipient of the award from the commission and Missouri Department of Conservation. The Master Conservationist Award honors living or deceased citizen conservationists, former MDC commissioners, and employees of conservation-related agencies, […]

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Three North Central Missouri College LPN nursing programs rank top 10 in Missouri

All three North Central Missouri College LPN programs have been named on the 2020 list of Best LPN Programs in Missouri by Practicalnursing.org. North Central Missouri College’s Trenton location earned the #3 spot, Bethany location #5, and Maryville location #7. NCMC locations earned these top spots through a methodology including NCLEX-PN pass rates, admissions and […]

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Missouri 4-H receives funding to prepare youths for STEM workforce

Missouri 4-H has received funding through the Union Pacific Foundation Local Grants program to support programming to raise awareness, educate and prepare youths for jobs in STEM fields. “The Missouri 4-H Career Exploration program will give rural youth opportunities that could develop into family-supporting jobs like those Union Pacific offers,” said Amanda Meek, University of […]

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Governor Parson calls for limit on public gathering size, with some exceptions

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended no gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In a press release today, Gov. Mike Parson is calling for the cancellation or suspension of gatherings that exceed the size limit, except for daycares, businesses, K-12 schools, […]