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District eying insurance options due to rising costs

    The St. James Board of Education is seeking health insurance options after hearing an update on healthcare costs. Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson spoke to the board on November 21 about the rising cost of healthcare, $383,000 in assessment fees due to settle unpaid health insurance claims, and what options the district has as part of a health insurance consortium.

School hit with $350,000 insurance bill

    Cuba Schools Superintendent Jon Earnhart delivered some painful news to the Board of Education during its monthly meeting on November 25 when he reported the district had to pay a $350,000 assessment to settle unpaid health insurance claims. And as bad as that was, the school’s health insurance situation is likely to get even worse.

CHS students get taste of ‘real world’ at Reality Fair

    Parents everywhere love to tell their teens that one day they are going to have step out into the real world and take responsibility for their lives. For about 100 students at Cuba High School, Riverways Federal Credit Union provided a taste of that upcoming freedom during a Reality Fair hosted in the CHS Commons on November 20.

BHS ag students hoping bond issue will bring new building

    Bourbon High School agriculture students could see some major improvements coming to the program, provided voters approve a no-tax increase bond issue in April. The $2.3 million measure will also include security improvements at the Elementary and a hallway renovation at the Middle School.

Stress, technology, industrial hemp among topics at MU Crop Management Conference

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Crop Management Conference offers 33 sessions and 19 speakers Dec. 17-18 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.

Holiday cactus can provide years of color

COLUMBIA, Mo. - While poinsettias are the most popular blooming holiday plant, if you are looking for a plant that can bloom for many years to come, try a holiday cactus, said a University of Missouri horticulturist.