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    On Nov. 16, East Missouri Action Agency saw their own paper-chain “ribbon” cut on the Michael F. Neidorff Journey of Hope Bright Spaces play areas at the Uplift Center in Farmington. Now, kids and teens who stay at the homeless shelter have secure, safe spaces in which to play, learn and relax.

    Just like the rest of the United States, St. Francois County is experiencing an increase in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and flu cases, while COVID-19 is generally decreasing.

    The Leadington Board of Aldermen met this month and the biggest issue of the night appeared to be signs, as the conversation focused on stop signs, wrong-way signs, and street signs. 

    On Nov. 15, Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC) released its recommended decision on NexGen Silica’s surface mining permit received from the Missouri Mining Commission (MMC), stating it believes the approval should be reversed due to issues with the application.

    The Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance (DCI) is reminding those Missourians with Medicare and their caregivers that open enrollment ends on Dec. 7. Those who have not yet made their plan selections for 2022 are encouraged to contact CLAIM.


    From now until Dec. 23, people will be donning red aprons and ringing bells in front of Walmart stores in Desloge and Farmington for this year’s United Way Kettle Campaign.

    Thanksgiving is a time of year that induces a range of memories, thoughts and emotions. For some, Thanksgiving represents the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, the day before Black Friday. Others see Thanksgiving as an opportunity to catch a few more NFL football games. But for mos…

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has issued a reminder to drivers that, with the expected increase in traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. He said, regardless of traffic patterns, …

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