‘Claire on Campus’ tour brings senator to S&T for discussion on combating sexual violence
As part of her “Claire on Campus” tour across the state, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill visited Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla Monday to talk directly with students, educators, and law enforcement from across the region on ways to combat sexual violence on campus—and get feedback on her bipartisan legislation to protect and empower students, and strengthen accountability and transparency for institutions.
A four-person or team scramble golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 11 to benefit the Team Anita—Pay it Forward fund. Open to the first 36 teams, registration will continue until October 4. The event will be held at the Piney Valley Golf Course at Fort Leonard Wood.
Treasurer reports tax revenues are up
During the week of September 25, Phelps County Commissioners:
• Awarded a bid on a courthouse access control project to Central Security Alarms, LLC in the amount $26,500 as the low bidder with a three-year warranty and the ability to expand the system in the future.
Gov. Nixon discusses priorities for agriculture and rural economic development at annual conference
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today discussed his priorities for agriculture and rural economic development in an address to the 45th Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Osage Beach. The annual conference brings together producers, agribusinesses and other stakeholders to discuss current issues and opportunities for the industry. Below is the text of the Governor’s prepared remarks:
Gov. Nixon awards Medal of Valor to 10 law enforcement officers from across Missouri
• State’s highest public safety award honors officers who bravely risk their own lives to protect their fellow Missourians
JEFFERSON CITY – In a ceremony today at the State Capitol, Gov. Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor to10 public safety officers from across the state for their courageous and exceptional efforts to save lives and protect the public in 2013. The officers represent Missouri police and sheriffs’ departments and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. They responded to a variety of potentially deadly threats: rescuing people from burning vehicles, pulling a person from a sinking car and an elderly couple from swirling flood waters, and stopping deadly threats posed to others by armed criminals.
Newly-appointed Education Commissioner calls for "tuition fix" for unaccredited school districts
JEFFERSON CITY - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Wednesday, Dec. 17, that Margaret Vandeven, currently the deputy commissioner for the Division of Learning Services, will take over as education commissioner on Jan. 1.