Medicare open enrollment provides Missourians with Medicare an opportunity to choose a plan that best meets their needs

    The Missouri Department of Commerce & Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year's open enrollment. The open enrollment period, which runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, presents Missourians with the opportunity to change their Part D drug coverage or Medicare Advantage plans.

Supreme Court of Missouri recognizes 42nd Judicial Circuit for earning permanency award

    Missouri Chief Justice Paul C. Wilson honored the 42nd Judicial Circuit during an awards breakfast Thursday morning, September 23rd, for its timely work in cases impacting children during the fiscal year 2020. This is the first time the circuit – encompassing Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne counties – has qualified for the Permanency Award.

Department of Social Services warns of new Community Services Block Grant fraud scheme using social media

The Department of Social Services warns Missourians to be alert of new fraud activity involving Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. Individuals are reporting that they are now getting messages from social media profiles that impersonate their friends or family asking for a $500 gift card in exchange for a large sum of money through CSBG funds.

Fire station construction project delayed

    Construction on a new fire station in Cherryville has not only come to a halt, but has also taken a step backwards. After working on new facility for Station 2 for almost a year, the board of directors for the Steelville Fire Protection District (SFPD) voted earlier this month to tear out the recently poured concrete for the station and start over.

Council discusses ARPA funding

    The city of St. James has been working with Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) on ways American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funding can be spent and members of the city council this week heard an update on several projects which could be funded using those funds.

Wanted man runs from cops

    A wanted felon who allegedly used a knife during an arrest attempt now faces additional felony charges as a result of the incident. Kevin Bruce Crider, born in 1981, of Cuba, stands charged with the class A felony of assault in the first degree, the unclassified felony of armed criminal action, and the class E felony of resisting an arrest.

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