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Governor Parson Signs HB 66 and HB 46 into law

Monday Governor Mike Parson signed HB 66 and HB 46 into law, which were passed by the General Assembly during the recent special session on violent crime. “We have a serious problem with violent crime here in Missouri, and we have seen it escalate even more in recent months,” Governor Parson said. “HB 66 and

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BBB: scammers still making robocalls during COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many areas of society this year, but it hasn’t put an end to scammers trying to contact you through the telephone. If you answer your phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live voice on the other end, it’s a robocall. While schools, trash collection services, politicians

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Fulltime child care subsidy benefits extended for low-income school-aged students not attending in person

The Department of Social Services is extending fulltime child care subsidy benefits through Dec. 31 for eligible school-aged students who are not attending in person.  The extension of this benefit, effective beginning Sept. 1, ensures children remain safe and supervised and supports working parents during the school day. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians I would like to congratulate Yates Rustic Range Trading. They celebrated 5 years of business with an Open House this past Saturday. They are located 4 mile East of Preston on the south side of the Discover More on Route 54 Highway. They specialize in custom embroidery, sewing, crafts, antiques and

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Gennelle Guzman McMillan

by Pastor Larry Sorrells, Rockville, Trinity UMC We recently marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy that so rocked our nation. Genelle Guzman McMillan was one of the last persons to be rescued from the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. She had been trapped in the rubble for 27

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Turkey Hunters: MDC wants fall feathers

Feathers needed for new MDC research project to help improve wild turkey management. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missouri turkey hunters to save and share feathers from birds they harvest this fall for part of a new research project to help improve wild turkey management in Missouri. MDC will send participating hunters

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September is Suicide Awareness month

A recent study indicates the number of veteran and military suicides have dropped slightly because more people are seeking and getting the help they need. Several ways you can help continue the declining rate of veteran and military suicide are: Obtain awareness materials from the Veterans Crisis Line website at http://www.veteranscrisisline.net  1-800-273-8255 Check with your

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MDC says don’t dump aquariums to avoid spreading invasive species

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) says with care citizens can help avoid the spread of harmful invasive species. One way, do not dump aquariums in rivers, ponds, and lakes. A non-native fish recently found at Blue Springs Lake in the Kansas City area provides an example. A bass angler caught a tropical, 10-inch oscar

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MoDOT director participates in launch of National Freight Strategic Plan

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Thursday, Sept. 3, in the virtual launch of the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP). The virtual event may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfLAYZoaBzA#action=share Intended to strengthen

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Order seedling trees and shrubs

The 2020-2021 Seedling Order Form for the George O. White State Forest Nursery is now available online at mdc.mo.gov/seedlings, or by contacting the State Forest Nursery at 573-674-3229 or StateForestNursery@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail). Place orders now through April 15, 2021.  You may order online, by mail or by fax.  The Vernon County Extension Office has

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