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Patrol releases 2019 school bus inspection results

    Colonel Eric T. Olsen, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Driver & Vehicle Safety Division's 2019 annual school bus inspection program. A total of 11,958 school buses across the state of Missouri were inspected by Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel during the 2019 program. Of all buses inspected, 89.3% were approved by inspection personnel with no defective items noted during inspection.

Investing in child care today for a brighter future tomorrow

    On May 31, 2019, the Child Care Working Group, comprised of leadership from the Missouri Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Social Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Safety and the Attorney General’s Office submitted a report to Governor Mike Parson detailing recommendations for enhancing Missouri’s early childhood care and education system in effort to support Missouri’s current and future workforce.

Crawford Electric board candidate petitions may be submitted starting Thursday, June 13

    Thursday, June 13, is the start of the open nomination period for Crawford Electric consumer-members who want to run for the co-op’s board of directors. Three positions on the board need to be filled with an election coinciding with the annual meeting of members on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Co-op consumer-members interested in running for the board can begin filing their nominating petitions on Thursday, June 13.

Farm Service Agency county committee nominations open on Friday, June 14

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will begin accepting nominations for county committee members on Friday, June 14, 2019.
    Agricultural producers who participate or cooperate in an FSA program may be nominated for candidacy for the county committee. Individuals may nominate themselves or others as a candidate.

Bank presents scholarships

Town & Country Bank was proud to recognize three students at the Bourbon High School Scholarship Night. Kyle Hofstetter, (right) representing Town & Country Bank, presented Zachary Kimker, Jacob Housewright and Krista Licklider with scholarships to help assist them as they continue their education at East Central College next fall.

Fishing between the high-water events

    Continued rains over the course of spring and early summer have brought record high water levels across the nation. The Ozarks have seen their share of flood waters as well. Despite the extended high water conditions, many area fishermen have managed to do well in between the high water events.