Month: June 2022

Route KK in Perry and Bollinger Counties Reduced for Pavement Repairs

SIKESTON—Route KK in Perry and Bollinger Counties has beeb reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.   This section of roadway is located from Route 51 in Perry County to Route K in Bollinger County near Sedgewickville, Mo.   The work began Wednesday and will continue through Wednesday, July …

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SIU law professor observes firsthand Ukrainian humanitarian effort while teaching in Poland

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University School of Law Professor Cindy Buys, an expert in immigration and international human rights issues, witnessed the impact of war firsthand when she spent two months teaching classes at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland, which is about four hours from the Ukrainian border. SIU School of Law …

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Ste. Genevieve County 4-H Chicken Fry slated

STE. GENEVIEVE – The annual 4-H Chicken Fry will be held on Thursday, July 7, from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm, at the Ste. Genevieve Knights of Columbus Hall. Proceeds support 4-H activities and programs.   The meal includes fried chicken, liver dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, vegetables, bread, drink, and dessert. Eat-in option …

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick announces fee reduction for MOST 529 Plan participants

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced that MOST 529 account owners will see an investment fee reduction beginning Friday, July 1. This structured reduction was negotiated in 2020 as part of the overall contract extension with program manager Ascensus.   “Because fee reductions are typically tied to asset growth, I made …

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Apply online for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state this fall and winter. Apply online for MDC managed deer hunts starting July 1. Get more information, preview hunt details, and apply starting …

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Blunt, Blackburn demand answers on TikTok’s backdoor data access for Beijing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, joined U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) and seven of their colleagues in sending a letter to the CEO of TikTok, Shou Zi Chew, following reports about the company giving Beijing backdoor access to …

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Meeting held to discuss new Chester Bridge

CHESTER – The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a joint informational meeting last week to update citizens from communities on both side of the Mississippi River on the status of the new bridge being proposed to replace the aging two lane bridge which now crosses the river. Pictured are …

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources seeks public comment on proposed restoration project in southeast Missouri: Feral Hog Removal for Ecological Restoration  

ROLLA – The U.S. Forest Service, serving as a trustee for Missouri’s natural resources, along with co-trustees the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan to address ecological impacts to natural resources in the Viburnum Trend Lead Mining District, located within …

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources shares tips for greener summer holidays

JEFFERSON CITY – As the summer season heats up, make sure you celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a bang not a boom! Summertime means more time outside enjoying Missouri’s natural resources.   By making thoughtful choices while planning your outdoor fun, you can help the environment and save money. Reduce, reuse and recycle: …

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