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State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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  • 4-H partnership and movie send anti-bullying message

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:53 am

    A family movie opens soon in Missouri as part of 4-H’s partnership with Cyndi Willenbrock, author and producer of “Marshall the Miracle Dog” and founder of the Marshall Mentor program. The movie features strong anti-bullying and animal rescue themes, said Amanda Meek, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth specialist. The movie, adapted from Willenbrock’s award-winning children’s book, is based on the true story of a Labrador retriever and the bullied

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  • Ameren Missouri upgrading natural gas pipelines in Winfield to improve reliability

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Ameren Missouri has started work on an approximately $400,000 project in Winfield, Mo. to replace about three miles of older gas pipelines with more reliable polyethylene (PE) pipe. The new PE pipes will replace nearly 50-year-old polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipeline that lies east of Missouri Highway 79 in Winfield, both north and south of Highway N. Ameren Missouri began replacing Winfield’s gas lines last year, spending about $400,000 to install

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  • Elite Booster Club bringing the cure to your sweet tooth

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Looking for the right gift for your special someone for Valentine’s Day? The Elite Booster Club at Aim High Elite continues their annual fundraiser with the sales of chocolate covered strawberries. The delicious delicacies are sold in a onehalf pound or one pound boxed option. You may select either milk chocolate, white chocolate or a combination of both. Payment is due at the time of order (cash or check only

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  • February is Earthquake Awareness Month in Missouri

    Posted on February 9, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Each February, Missouri observes Earthquake Awareness Month to educate the public about the very real threat of another catastrophic earthquake occurring in the state. On Feb. 7, 1812, one of the country’s most powerful earthquakes on record struck in southeast Missouri in what is now known as the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). While no one can predict exactly when an earthquake will occur, many experts agree that large earthquakes

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  • Authorities Warn Missourians of Potential Earthquake Disaster

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Federal, state and local executives from disaster preparedness and emergency management organizations are gathering in St. Louis on February 6, 2015, for a summit to discuss Missouri earthquake threats, preparedness and disaster response for homes, businesses and organizations. The earthquake summit is an initiative by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) called QuakeSmart to help business and organizations in at-risk earthquake communities implement earthquake mitigation actions. It will occur from

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  • Academy Too first in Lincoln County and 14th in state to be MOve Smart certified

    Posted on February 2, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Pictured above Monica Sigmund poses with the MOve Smart certificate and one of their new basketballs.

    Academy Too has adopted new guidelines for physical activity to assist child care providers in guiding children’s optimal physical growth and health and further promote an active lifestyle. The center is the FIRST in Lincoln County and the 14th in the state to achieve this honor. The Missouri MOve Smart Guidelines, developed by the MO Department of Health & Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance (CFNA), are

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