Some area restaurants doing carryout and delivery, others closed

By TRP Staff
    While restaurants can be open as essential businesses during the ongoing pandemic, social distancing orders have meant all have had to close their dining rooms. For locally owned dining establishments, that has led many to offer carryout and delivery service while others have opted to temporarily close.

Council discusses cemetery rules

    During an April 13 meeting, the St. James City Council revisited an ordinance that would set new guidelines on what is permitted in the St. James Cemetery, sets rates for plots, and allow the city a way to reclaim unused lots. A vote was tabled until next month in order to amend the ordinance.

Bicentennial Commission launches poster contest for elementary and secondary education students

    The Missouri Bicentennial Commission is excited to announce the Bicentennial Poster contest. The contest is open to all students in grades 3-12 in Missouri. Judges will select four posters to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. Selected posters will best interpret the theme: Sharing Missouri’s stories: past, present, and future.

East Central College student helping other international students during pandemic

    Transitioning to college is not always easy for incoming freshmen leaving home for the first time.
    But it can be much more difficult for international students who are moving to a new country, learning new customs and making new friends. Now the most concerning aspect is a worldwide pandemic.

State begins to issue unemployment benefits, evaluate reopening

BY MADISON CZOPEK, Missouri News Network
Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday that the state is working quickly to guarantee that qualified individuals will soon receive their unemployment benefits. The Department of Labor began issuing $600 federal unemployment supplement payments to residents Monday.