Regional News

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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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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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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33rd Annual LFCS Holiday Home Tour is Dec. 11th

CAPE GIRARDEAU – A local non-profit agency will be hosting one of the area’s longest standing holiday traditions, highlighting area homes and their Christmas décor, virtually. Lutheran Family and Children’s Services (LFCS) will host the 33rd Annual Holiday Home Tour beginning Saturday, December 11, for all to see from the comfort of their own homes. …

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Don’t be a turkey this Thanksgiving: Buckle up and drive sober

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are joining together to ensure you make it to the Thanksgiving table by stepping up efforts to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage seat belt use. “It’s well known that Thanksgiving weekend is one of …

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Lawsuit filed against Moberly Public Schools

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Moberly Public School District for alleged Sunshine Law violations for requests for public records from the Attorney General’s Office related to their policy on parents recording Individualized Education Plan meetings. “Parents have a right to know exactly what is being taught to …

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