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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released its latest reports. Among those listed as arrested: 20-year-old Macie A. Manshack of Ste. Genevieve at 8 p.m. Sunday in Ste. Genevieve County on a patrol charge of driving while intoxicated. She was released. 21-year-old Dakoda E. Middleton of Granite City, Illinois at 4:10 p.m. …

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Missouri REALTORS® release Market Statistics Report

COLUMBIA– Missouri REALTORS® is pleased to share with you a monthly statistics report highlighting the Missouri real estate market for the month of October. In the month of October, Missouri REALTORS® sold 8,536 residential properties. Of those sales, the average residential property sold for $258,294. Compared to the average sale price of $241,530 in October 2020, …

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MDC reports November firearms deer harvest ends with 187,967

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 187,967 deer during the November portion of firearms deer season, Nov. 13-23. Of the 187,967 deer harvested, 101,501 were antlered bucks, 16,435 were button bucks, and 70,031 were does. Top harvest counties were Franklin with …

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Governor to embark on third trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY– From December 2 – 11, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will travel to Israel and Greece for a third international Trade Mission. Israel and Greece are key trade partners for Missouri, with nearly $54 million and more than $12 million in exports in 2020, respectively. Consistent with Governor Parson’s infrastructure and …

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Filing for April school board elections begins Dec. 7

STE. GENEVIEVE—The Ste. Genevieve County School District R-II will begin accepting declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the school board in the April 5, 2022 election on Tuesday, Dec. 7. There are two positions available, each with a three-year term as director on the Ste. Genevieve R-II Board …

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Blunt, Hawley press VA for plan to protect veterans in long-term care facilities from impact of federal vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley have sent a letter to the Veterans Administration demanding answers on how veterans in long-term care facilities will be impacted by the COVID-19 federal vaccination mandate and what is being done to protect them.  “We are concerned that implementation of these federal vaccine mandates will …

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Beta Delta Rho welcomes two more new teachers

CHESTER – The Chester Beta Delta Rho Chapter continues to welcome new teachers to the area. Sarah Brown (left), a new second grade teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Red Bud, accepts a “Welcome to Teaching” bag from Norma Baughman.  Beta Delta Chapter President Carolyn Schwent (left), presents a “Welcome to Teaching” …

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A Time For Reflection

By Jason Smith, member of Congress    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Families and friends across Missouri and our nation joined around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. This time of fellowship provides me with an opportunity for reflection, restoration, and gives me hope for the future. Just like many of you, every year since childhood, I have …

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2021: Red Cross responded to one of the country’s most active severe weather years

CAPE GIRARDEAU — 2021 marked one of the country’s most active years for severe weather — which battered many communities still reeling from last year’s disasters and was exacerbated by the challenges of an ongoing pandemic. For thousands of people in need, the American Red Cross launched a new major relief effort every 11 days …

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