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Businesses can sign up now for February job and internship fair

by Christi Mathis CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is inviting businesses to register now for the spring 2023 Job and Internship Fair.   The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2023, in the Student Center Ballrooms and is designed to connect Salukis with career and internship opportunities. …

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Missouri Republicans have historic night

Missouri Republican PartyJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Tuesday, come January 2023, for the first time in state history, Republicans will have supermajorities in the Missouri House and Senate while also occupying all state-wide elected offices. A supermajority in the Missouri House and Senate requires that two-thirds of the members of either chamber are of the same …

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Cade Isaiah Beck

A funeral will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2022 for 24-year-old Cade Isaiah Beck of Jackson, Mo. who passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022.   He was born October 26, 1997 in Perryville, Mo. to Carrie (Brown) Kennedy who survives in Oak Ridge  and Lonnie Beck who survives in Perryville. He was a member of  …

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Randolph County Sheriff’s Office releases arrest reports

CHESTER – The Randolph County Sheriff’s office has released its latest report of arrests.   Arrested were:   Abbe L. Terry 59, Staunton IL, arrested October 3, 2022 by Randolph County Sheriff’s on a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear on an unlawful possession controlled substance charge.  Is incarcerated.   Tyler J. Bolam 29, …

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today 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 …

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Controversial NexGen Silica Mine Appears Favored by Power Brokers

Special to the Sun Times News Online  by Matt Ankney photo by Matt Ankney An alleged cabal of Missouri’s most powerful political and financial forces schemed for years trying to ram through an open pit fracking sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County, according to recent conversations with state level representatives, former park employees, lobbyists, and …

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IL Freedom Caucus: The Party of Joe Biden dividing America

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on President Joe Biden’s hateful and divisive prime time speech. “Our nation is used to looking to the President of the United States for hope and clarity in troubling times. Ronald Reagan in his radio addresses spoke to the country and offered hope and …

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NFIB: Small business expectations for future conditions hit all-time low 

JEFFERSON CITY – The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dropped 3.6 points in June to 89.5, marking the sixth consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98. Small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months decreased seven points to a net negative 61 percent, the lowest level recorded in the 48-year survey. Expectations for …

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Renewable energy siting guidelines offer tool for local officials 

LYONS, NEBRASKA – As more companies, municipalities, states, and utilities set clean energy goals, the demand for renewable energy will continue to increase. Because of the complexity of energy projects, however, the process of drafting ordinances and approving permits can be confusing and challenging for local officials considering requests for the first time. A new white paper from the …

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