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Their Election Agenda

By Jason Smith, member of Congress    Since our nation’s founding, American elections have all featured some basic, commonsense rules. Americans – not foreigners, non-citizens, or illegal immigrants – are granted the right to choose our leaders. That’s why folks are asked to show identification when they go to the polls. We elect those leaders …

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Cape Nature Center, Southeast Regional Office close due to COVID-19

CAPE GIRARDEAU – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will close its Southeast Regional Office in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 14, and Cape Girardeau Nature Center on Jan. 14 – 15 due to COVID-19. Both locations will reopen Jan. 18. The Southeast Regional Office will be closed to visitors Friday, Jan. 14. During this time, …

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Jefferson College Observatory lists 2022 events

HILLSBORO — In connection with the partnership between Jefferson College and the St. Louis Astronomical Society (SLAS) to develop an observatory site on the Hillsboro campus, the College will host several informational “Aim for the Stars” observation nights throughout 2022 for those who want to learn more about astronomy.   There is no cost to …

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Jefferson College partners with Lindenwood University

HILLSBORO — Jefferson College is pleased to announce a new transfer partnership with Lindenwood University. The program, part of Lindenwood’s Bridge Scholarships, offers a path for Jefferson College students interested in pursuing a four-year degree.   Jefferson College President Dr. Dena McCaffrey and Lindenwood President Dr. John Porter signed the agreement, marking the fourth partnership …

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Jefferson College partners with MU to create new transfer agreement for veterinary technicians

HILLSBORO — To help meet the country’s growing demand for veterinary technicians, Jefferson College has partnered with the University of Missouri to create a new transfer agreement for veterinary technology students.     The ‘two plus two’ agreement allows undergraduate students who earn a two-year associate’s degree in veterinary technology at Jefferson College to be automatically …

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LafargeHolcim announces transition of Ste Genevieve plant to low-carbon Portland Limestone Cement

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In support of worldwide commitments to advance the use of low-carbon building materials, LafargeHolcim in the US has announced that its Ste. Genevieve and Alpena cement plants, located in Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Alpena, Michigan, have transitioned to OneCem® Portland limestone cement (PLC) production. The facilities’ transition to OneCem® PLC—a lower CO2-intensive product—follows the successful …

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Red Cross: Worst blood shortage in more than a decade

CAPE GIRARDEAU — The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until …

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri unveil new cookie at Camp Fiddlecreek trail restoration groundbreaking

ST. LOUIS — Spire and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri are hosting a groundbreaking event at Camp Fiddlecreek, in Labadie Missouri, to recognize the commencement of a 2.5 mile trail restoration project, made possible through the generosity of Spire.  During the groundbreaking event, which was scheduled to take place this morning, the Girl Scouts …

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Apply now for United Way of Southeast Missouri grants

CAPE GIRARDEAU — United Way of Southeast Missouri announces the official opening of their grant application on January 10th for agencies and programs that desire to join the United Way network of partners. Applications for the organization’s 2022-2025 funding cycle will be accepted until February 4th at 4 pm (CST).   To receive a link …

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