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Treasurer Fitzpatrick announces almost 400 MOScholars Scholarships awarded

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick has announced that almost 400 scholarships have been awarded to students to attend the school of their choice through the MOScholars program. The 390 awards come from six Educational Assistance Organizations (EAO) and provide scholarships to students in all eligible regions of the state.    “MOScholars gives

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Two Bloomsdale children place second in Youth Earth Day Art Contest

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Two Bloomsdale youngsters have placed second in the Youth Earth Day Virtual Art Contest. Emberly Drury placed second in the First and Second Grade Division and Elynn Drury came in second in the Fifth and Sixth Grade Division. The two were among the winners of the contest held to celebrate Earth Day

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Two SIU profs among Illinois’ top innovators

by Tim Crosby CARBONDALE, Ill. – Two faculty members from Southern Illinois University Carbondale today (Aug. 17) received statewide awards for innovation at the 2022 STEAM Expo at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.     SIU nominated Scott D. Hamilton-Brehm (left, above)  and Lahiru Jayakody (right, above) for the 2022 Illinois Innovation Network awards. The two Innovators of

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Chester Beautification and Tourism Commission meets tonight

CHESTER – The Chester, Ill. Beautification and Tourism Commission will meet in regular session tonight at 6:30 in city hall,1330 Swanwick Street. The meeting is open to the public. The tentative agenda: Chester Beautification/Tourism Commission Agenda August 18, 2022   Pledge of Allegiance                                           Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes-April-Donella Butler Treasurer’s Report-Linda Rader   Public Petitions

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Missouri Prairie Foundation virtual annual dinner to be held August 27, 2022

COLUMBIA, Mo.—The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF’s) Annual Dinner,traditionally held in August, is a celebration of prairies. This summer, instead of an in-person gathering, the nonprofit organization is hosting a virtual prairie soirée on Saturday, August 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (CST). Tickets are free, and everyone is welcome.   “We are extremely pleased that Dr. Reed Noss,

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Mo Attorney General announces divestiture of grain elevators, benefiting Missouri farmers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that on August 11, 2022, a federal court entered a final judgment requiring the divestiture of certain grain elevators along the Mississippi River before a large asset acquisition could occur between two major agriculture corporations. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office submitted a comment letter supporting

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