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Officials at Calamity Jane Days in Princeton announce parade results

Officials at the Calamity Jane Days celebration in Princeton held a parade over the weekend, and have announced the winners in various categories.   Best Antique Tractor 1st Shawn Vaughn Princeton 1959 John Deere 630 Best Antique Tractor 2nd Parker Behler Princeton 1956 John Deere 70 Tractor Oldest Tractor 1st Travis Tatum Trenton 1938 John Deere […]

Medical Marijuana

$6.8 million from state’s medical marijuana program transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has made the second transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission. The total amount transferred is $6,843,310.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, known now as Article XIV. The amendment includes a provision requiring that fees and taxes […]

Fraud

Missouri man pleads guilty to $335 million fraud scheme and $615,000 tax violations

A Missouri, man who was charged in two federal cases pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a $335 million scheme to defraud federal programs that award contracts to firms owned by minorities, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and in a separate case to filing false tax returns that cheated the government out of […]

Amaren Missouri

“Simply unconscionable”: Advocates push Ameren to keep electric bills low during pandemic

(Missouri Independent) – Ameren Missouri should not increase its electrical rates for its customers as they struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, a coalition of environmental, veterans, and tenants advocates said Wednesday.  The St. Louis-based utility filed with regulators in March seeking a rate increase worth nearly $300 million per year to pay […]

Medical Marijuana and Veterans

Veterans Administration sending mixed messages to vets about cannabis use to treat PTSD

(Missouri Independent) – Despite increasing legal access to medical and recreational cannabis in states across the U.S., veterans face unfair treatment and stigmatization because the U.S.  refuses to recognize marijuana as a viable treatment option.  While the VA has embraced the federally illegal status of the drug, agency policy does not allow discrimination against veterans […]

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Biden-Harris Administration extends eviction moratorium for homeowners

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended through September 30 the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling from a nationwide housing affordability crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA is taking this important action today to allow individuals and families who face eviction from […]

Tractor supply Company

Tractor Supply honors Brimson farmer and veteran with grant for small business

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, donated $100,000 to Farmer Veteran Coalition, including awarding $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide to support their agriculture businesses and $50,000 from the Tractor Supply Company Foundation to support additional programming and grants.    Local farmer veteran Christine Chaney of Brimson, Missouri received the award for her business, C&P Farms. C&P Farms is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]