Regional News

Vulnerable Missourians receive meals during COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY – On Monday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reported 84,597,200 meals have been served through the hard work of the Bureau Community Food and Nutrition Services (CFNA) during the COVID-19 Response. CFNA partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program operators around the state to not only continue […]

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Social Security announces redesigned statement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to learn about their earnings and future Social

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SIUC to present Shawnee National Forest documentary

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Cade Bursell, a professor of cinema and photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is screening her new documentary, Shawnee Showdown Keep the Forest Standing, October 13, 6 p.m., at SIUC’s  Guyon Auditorium. The film documents the struggle by environmentalists that won a prohibition on logging, and oil and gas drilling in 1996,

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SIU-C awards University Excellence Scholarships

by Pete Rosenbery CARBONDALE, Ill. – Four River Region residents have been awarded University Excelllence Scholarships by Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The four: Benjamin L. Scott and Cheyenne Nicole Lynch, both of Coulterville, Adam J. Kiefer of Red Bud and Kailey N. Hall of Chester are among 317 academically high-achieving students receiving University Excellence Scholarships

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick Monday recognized October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). “Individuals with disabilities make important contributions to Missouri’s workforce and I am proud to recognize these contributions during National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “MO ABLE allows Missourians with disabilities to save money without losing access

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Feds attempt to delay ‘Remain in Mexico’ Case blocked

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Monday that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Department of Justice’s request to stay Missouri’s lawsuit over the cancellation of the “Remain in Mexico” policy pending administrative review. “Earlier this year, my Office sued the Biden Administration and won at the district court,

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DNR releases ‘Follow the Water Story Map’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Follow the Water Story Map, recently released by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Missouri Geological Survey, highlights the importance of Ozark springs in Missouri’s heritage through interactive maps, narrative text and other multimedia content. Most of Missouri’s 4,500 documented springs are found in the Ozarks due the region’s unique geologic

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Capitol Dome to be lighted purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness

JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome to be lighted purple tonight in recognition of Alzheimer’s Awareness Day. “The State Capitol dome will be lit purple to show our support for the many Missourians impacted by Alzheimer’s disease,” Governor Parson said. “Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating illness that affects many of our

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