(Jefferson City) – Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will hold a Mobile Office event Thursday, March 6 in Mountain Grove.
The meeting will be held from 10:30-11:30 AM at Mountain Grove City Hall, 100 E. State Street.
Mobile Offices are held to allow Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.
Senator Blunt’s Jefferson City office also extends one-on-one service to all Missourians who have an issue with a federal agency or need additional assistance. To reach the Senator’s Office of Constituent Services, please call at 573-634-2488 or send a letter at 308 E. High Street, Suite 202, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.
(Jefferson City) – 33rd District State Senator Mike Cunningham (R-Rogersville) says that Senate Bill 493, which would modify provisions relating to elementary and secondary education, has passed the Missouri Senate:
Cunningham says the same cooperation will continue in the Missouri Senate:
If you have any questions, comments or complaints, you are encouraged to contact Sen. Cunningham’s office at 573-751-1882.
The events, presented by the Arkansas Department of Health, will be held from 12-3 PM on Thursday, March 13 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library in Mountain Home, 300 Library Hill, and on March 20 from 1-5 PM at the Gassville Library, 6469 Highway 62 SW.
The public is invited to attend to learn more about the health insurance options available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, get information about the financial assistance now available to help pay insurance premiums and meet with trained, licensed guides for enrollment assistance.
To be eligible to enroll, a person must be between the ages of 18 and 64, live in the U.S., and must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the country. Anyone who plans to enroll should be prepared with:
- Their birthdate and Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants) for each member of household
- Employer and income information for every member of the household (for example, pay stubs, W-2 forms, wage and tax statements)
For information about all Library programs visit the Library’s website at www.baxlib.org.
(Jefferson City) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for funding through the USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Applications are available through late March for individuals, community organizations and research institutions working to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Missouri.
Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. The Department’s goal is to use the grant program to expand local, regional and international markets and distribution channels for specialty crops, as well as for education, marketing and infrastructure development. The Department anticipates receiving several hundred thousand dollars in grant funding for the upcoming fiscal year from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.
Applications are available online at mda.mo.gov. You can also visit the website for more information on the department and its programs.
Rick Frazier, who helps organize the event every year, says that proceeds from the show and auction will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis research at the University of Missouri:
The selected artist for this year is John Michael Montgomery, who has had an extensive career:
Tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Frazier says a number of locations and people will have tickets available to purchase:
Again, that phone number for the civic center is 417-256-8123.
(West Plains) – University of Missouri Extension will host a “Beef and Forage Seminar” starting at 5:30 PM Thursday, March 13 in the Magnolia Room at the West Plains Civic Center.
Guest speakers for the evening will be John Jennings, a University of Arkansas state forage specialist (and past agronomy specialist in Howell County) and Scott Brown, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Missouri.
Jennings will speak on the “300 Days of Grazing Program” and current forage research, while Brown will be presenting, “Record Cattle Prices: Where Does the Cattle Industry Go from Here?”
Speakers are sponsored by the contributions from Howell County Soil and Water Conservation District, Howell County Farm Bureau and the South Central Cattlemen’s Association.
Pre-paid registration is required with a fee of $15 per person, which includes a brisket dinner and reference materials. The deadline to pre-register is Monday, March 10.
To pre-register or for more information, contact the Howell County Extension Center at 417-256-2391.
28-year-old Peter Thompson faces charges of residential burglary, theft of a firearm, 2 counts of forgery, theft of property, and attempt to commit theft.
Thompson is accused of stealing a number of items from a home on Baxter County Road 605 on January 1, including a 32-inch flatscreen TV, a .30-30 model rifle, a box of blank checks on an account that had been closed, jewelry, clothing and other electronics totaling approximately $1750. The homeowners listed Thompson as a suspect, adding that he had a history of taking stolen items to a local Walmart in an attempt to get a refund on the items.
Investigators say security footage identified Thomson and another man entering the store, with the other man getting a refund on the television, as Thomson had previously been barred from further returns at the store. On January 13, a local bank called the Sheriff’s Department, stating a man who looked like Thomson attempted to cash a $500 check at the bank on the victim’s account. Another check on the same account was found to have been forged and cashed at the Pizza Hut in Mountain Home for $33.04 on January 10
At report time, Thomson was held on $30,000 bond, and he will appear in the Circuit Court on March 6.
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(Mammoth Spring) – The Common Sense Property Rights Coalition will hold their next meeting Monday March 10 at 6 PM at the Spring Dipper location on Highway 63 in Mammoth Spring.
The primary speaker of the evening will be Marilyn Slack, Howell County Coordinator of the Convention of States Project, one of many groups encouraging state legislatures to convene a Convention of States to amend the Constitution in accordance with Article V of the Constitution. Last month’s meeting with this speaker was cancelled due to bad weather.
All area residents interested in private property rights, and protection of constitutional rights are invited to attend. For more information, call at 417-264-2435 or 417-270-1724.
(Gainesville) – The March meeting of the Ozark County Democratic Party will be at the Gainesville Fire Department Thursday, March 13 at 6 PM.
Participants will discuss election plans for 2014 and review various political issues.
Non members are welcome to attend regardless of political party affiliation. For more information or directions contact secretary Dennis Lawson at 417-679-0810.