Health & Wellness 2020

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  • Gloria Shockley

    Wednesday, June 10

    Gloria Shockley, 82, Chamois, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born Oct. 18, 1937, to the late Leo and Mary (Love) Pearon at …

  • Alma Blomberg

    Wednesday, June 10

    Alma Catherine Blomberg, 88,  St Anthony, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born March 25, 1932, daughter of the late Frank and …

  • Osage poverty rate lowest among MRPC counties

    Wednesday, June 10

    There are fewer Osage County residents living in poverty than the residents of any of the other seven counties in the Meramec Region, according to a recent statewide report that analyzed several …

  • Unemployment

    Wednesday, June 10

    With unemployment numbers hitting Great Depression levels, our nation is seeing the effects of the COVID-19 crisis take different forms. A recent study found that for every $17 million Americans lose …

  • Lawmakers Work to Protect Victims of Sexual Assault (SB 569)

    Wednesday, June 10

    A piece of legislation that received final approval from the General Assembly during the 2020 session would provide stronger protections for victims of sexual assault. The bill contains provisions …

  • VFW launches personalized brick campaign

    Wednesday, June 10

    As Flag Day approaches June 14, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4756 in Linn are disappointed that due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual porkburger and bake …

  • Father Dan’s farewell reception held last Sunday

    Wednesday, June 10

    Father Dan Merz, SLD, current pastor in Linn and Frankenstein, speaks with Burnell Keilholz at Sunday’s drive-up donation at Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish. Fr. Merz will succeed Fr. …

  • Strong believes growth is key

    Wednesday, June 10

    With election to one of three seats in the Linn R-2 school district last Tuesday, State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong said he looks forward to offering input on how to consistently grow the …

  • State Tech ranked among the best colleges in the nation by Brookings

    Wednesday, June 10

    With the new summer semester now underway, State Technical College of Missouri announced last week that the school has been ranked as one of the best two-year colleges in the country by Brookings, an …

  • Linn aldermen award street improvement project at higher-than-expected cost

    Wednesday, June 10

    Linn aldermen at a special meeting last Thursday approved a notice of award to MMLC, LLC for the First and Fifth Street improvement project at a total cost of $582,168.96. Bartlett & West had …

  • Two arrested for drug possession at Chamois

    Wednesday, June 10

    It’s the little things that can cause real trouble, as Daniel Oropeza, 59, of Russellville, and his passenger, Crystal D. Hall, 42, learned Monday night while driving on Hwy. 100 through …

  • 911 sales tax passes, Strong joins R-2 board

    Wednesday, June 10

    With 10.7% of voters turning out for last Tuesday’s election, 77% voted in favor of the 911 Continuation Sales Tax, which was approved by a 794-223 margin, according to official results …

  • Luker retires from Chamois R-1 after 22 years

    Wednesday, June 10

    Chamois R-1 will be saying farewell to Elementary Principal Dee Luker this year as she retires after 15 years in her current position, and 22 years of service with the school district. She will …

  • Suspect sought for forgery at area businesses

    Wednesday, June 10

    Sheriff Mike Bonham last week requested charges of forgery against Marcus D. Benford, 41, whose whereabouts and place of residence are unknown, following a spate of activity in April that is only …

  • Lively bidding at revived Central Missouri Show-Me-Select heifer sale

    Wednesday, June 10

    VIENNA —The Show-Me-Select Bred Heifer Sale at Vienna’s South Central Regional Stockyards on May 22 — the first SMS sale in central Missouri since 2003 — saw a large turnout …

  • Ellis sentenced to 14 years in DOC

    Wednesday, June 10

    VIENNA — Maries County Circuit Judge William Hickle sentenced Tracy M. Ellis to 14 years in the Missouri …

  • Governor signs SB 631 into law requiring notarized request for mail-in absentee ballot

    Wednesday, June 10

    JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson on June 4 took security measures to safeguard the election process and protect Missouri voters during COVID-19 by signing SB 631 into law. “Any …

  • The Governor and President

    Wednesday, June 10

    There are some interesting similarities between Missouri’s governor and the nation’s president in dealing with COVID-19. Their refusal to wear face masks is the most visible. Both Gov. …

  • Public has right to COVID-19 data for long-term care facilities

    Wednesday, June 10

    So fractured is compliance with the Missouri Sunshine Law that state health officials — and at least some local governments — are impeding the release of vital information due the public …

  • Medicaid expansion vote on August ballot

    Wednesday, June 10

    Recently, the governor announced that a ballot measure expanding the state’s Medicaid program will be placed on the Aug. 4 ballot. While ballot initiatives automatically go to the general …

  • Balancing the state’s checkbook

    Wednesday, June 10

    It’s no secret to any Missourian, the coronavirus has had a devastating effect on our state. From the drastic drops in state revenue to the rising unemployment rate, this virus has hit our …

  • Astronauts, riots, and pandemics: 2020 versus 1969

    Wednesday, June 10

    (Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register). In July 1969, three American astronauts landed on the moon. It wasn’t just a great technical …

  • Random thoughts that pop into my head

    Wednesday, June 10

    Each week this column averages a little over 700 words. At times a subject or idea will pop into my head that doesn’t need 700 words to explain. So for this column I decided to break it up into …

  • UD 6-10-20

    Wednesday, June 10

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