Missouri employers to receive unemployment tax rate reduction in 2021

Effective January 1, 2021, Missouri employers will see a reduction in their unemployment insurance (UI) taxes due to a decrease in Missouri’s UI taxable wage base (TWB). For Missouri employers, the TWB will decrease $500 (from $11,500 to $11,000) as of January 1, 2021.

Online course covers nutrition for horses

University of Missouri Extension offers a one-evening Zoom class on horse nutrition on Dec. 3.

MDC teams up with World Bird Sanctuary to present two live Raptor Basics events this fall

The majestic image of a raptor has been the inspiration and namesake for things ranging from aircraft to trucks. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the World Bird Sanctuary to present two free in-person Raptor Basics events. The first is Sunday, Nov. 15 from 3-4 p.m., and the second is Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m.-noon. Both events will take place at the World Bird Sanctuary’s outdoor amphitheater, located at 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road in Valley Park.

Phelps County now offering expense reimbursement grants to businesses

    The Phelps County Commission has now opened its CARES funding to businesses within the county. Phelps County received $5,229,302 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic (CARES) Act for reimbursable COVID-19 expenses that they have incurred, beginning March 1, 2020.

MRPC still accepting regional wastewater survey responses for its feasibility study

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is seeking survey responses from all Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) wastewater permit holders in the Meramec Region. MRPC is currently conducting a feasibility study of wastewater treatment operations in the region through a grant awarded by MDNR.