Casey Stout

Casey Stout named 2021 Coca-Cola “Leaders of Promise” scholar

Casey Stout, a student from North Central Missouri College, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are […]

Parson signing new legislation

Governor Parson signs SB 51 into law giving healthcare providers and others protections against COVID-19 related civil action

Governor Mike Parson signed SB 51 into law, which protects health care providers, businesses, religious organizations, and others from being held liable in COVID-19 exposure civil actions.  “When COVID-19 first struck Missouri, health care providers, manufacturers, businesses, churches, schools, and other entities quickly altered their operations to protect public health and accommodate the needs of […]

Veterans

Livingston County Veterans Associations to dedicate new Veterans Building

The Livingston County Veterans Associations will dedicate their new Veterans Building in Chillicothe near the Livingston County Library’s youth library. Introductions, the dedication, and a chamber ribbon cutting will start at the Veterans Building on July 17, 2021, at noon. Open house tours will go until 5 o’clock in the evening. Chillicothe Elks Lodge 656 will […]

Governor Parson Gives State of the State Address 2021

Despite massive surplus, Governor Parson vetoes $115 million from Missouri budget

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri will enter the new budget year with a record budget surplus and no restrictions on appropriations. The $35.6 billion budget includes rate increases for some Medicaid providers, higher funding for colleges and universities, and new mental health crisis centers. A few hours after lawmakers passed an extension of provider taxes vital to funding […]

Breakfast

Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary hosting annual 4th of July Breakfast and Bake Sale

The Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary is once again hosting their 4th of July Breakfast and Bake Sale. The only change is that the event will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 6:00 am to 10:30 am at the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Community Building in Mercer.  Members will be serving Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson offers up detailed list of funding on the chopping block if FRA stalemate is not resolved

During a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson warned of the detrimental consequences to Missourians if the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA) and related programs were not extended. The FRA and related programs provide critical funding to MO HealthNet and must be extended before cost-savings measures are needed on July 1.  “If political […]

Military Flag Retreat Ceremony at Missouri State Fair

Nominate a veteran or active service member for 2021 Missouri State Fair Flag Retreat Ceremony

The deadline to nominate a Missouri veteran or active duty service member for the 2021 Missouri State Fair Military Flag Retreat Ceremony is fast approaching.  Veterans and active duty service members from across Missouri are eligible to be honored in a Military Flag Retreat Ceremony that will take place near the Centennial Entrance on the Missouri […]

Missouri Hospital Association website

Missouri hospitals sue to block changes in Medicaid payments

(Missouri Independent) – After obtaining some relief from lawmakers for revenue cuts likely from a change in the way Medicaid pays for outpatient services, Missouri hospitals are asking the courts for relief from a coming change in payments for inpatient care. The Missouri Hospital Association on Friday filed a lawsuit in Cole County alleging the Department of […]