Category Archives: GOVERNMENT

Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 19-18 Regarding Youth Vaping in Missouri

Written on October 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm, by

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – On October 15, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 regarding the use of vaping devices among youth in Missouri.  “As Governor, our future generation is very important to me. Despite the laws currently in place, there has been a rapid increase in vaping among our youth,” Governor Parson said. “People across […]

RPC to Host Annual Fall General Membership Meeting

Written on October 15, 2019 at 11:56 am, by

The Northeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission and Rural Development Corporation Membership Open Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the VFW Post #4958, 123 W. Monroe, Memphis, Missouri. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. and the Membership open meeting will start at 6:45 p.m. The Northeast Missouri […]

City Moving Forward With Purchase of New Safety Equipment for Work Crews

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:24 am, by

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Memphis met in regular session on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Memphis City Hall.  Mayor William Reckenberg called the meeting to order.  Aldermen present were:  Tom Glass, Jobe Justice, Chris Feeney, and Jenny Aldridge.  Others in attendance were:  City Administrator Allen Creek; Utility Supt. […]

Switch to Stainless Steel Clear Wells Will Expedite City Water Plant Upgrades

Written on October 11, 2019 at 11:23 am, by

In an effort to expedite installation and avoid higher maintenance costs in the future, the Memphis City Council authorized a work order change on the $3.5 water system upgrades project to allow for the purchase of two new stainless steel clear wells. At the October 3rd meeting, the council unanimously approved the roughly $78,000 change […]

Switch to Stainless Steel Clear Wells Will Expedite City Water Plant Upgrades

Written on October 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm, by

In an effort to expedite installation and avoid higher maintenance costs in the future, the Memphis City Council authorized a work order change on the $3.5 water system upgrades project to allow for the purchase of two new stainless steel clear wells. At the October 3rd meeting, the council unanimously approved the roughly $78,000 change […]

Senator O’Laughlin Visits Northeast Missouri

Written on October 8, 2019 at 11:07 am, by

On Monday, September 30th, Missouri State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin took time out of her busy schedule to visit northeast Missouri and meet with constituents. The tour opened at 11 a.m. at the Schuyler County High School where the senator joined guests for a meeting with Mr. Haines the district’s FFA director and agriculture science teacher. […]

Teacher’s Union May Place Significant Changes for School Policy on Missouri’s 2020 Ballot

Written on October 8, 2019 at 10:53 am, by

by Senator Cindy O’Laughlin The Missouri NEA has submitted six initiative petitions to the Secretary of State that could significantly change the landscape for K-12 schools in our state for decades. While each proposal has small differences, there are major changes to our state’s Constitution that would become law if this teacher’s union is successful […]

Scotland County Commission Meeting Minutes

Written on October 8, 2019 at 10:34 am, by

Thursday, September 26, 2019 PLACE OF MEETING: Scotland County Courthouse Commission Chambers The meeting was called to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT WERE:  Presiding Commissioner, Duane Ebeling; Eastern District Commissioner, Danette Clatt arrived at 8:32 A.M.; Western District Commissioner, David Wiggins; and County Clerk, Batina Dodge. Commissioner Wiggins moved to approve the consent agenda; seconded […]

Scotland County Hospital CEO Addresses Lawmakers in Washington

Written on October 7, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Earlier this month, the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) traveled to our nation’s capital with executives from Missouri’s rural hospitals to meet with lawmakers, including Senators Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley and Congressman Sam Graves to discuss the critical role of health care for rural patients and economies and the many difficulties facing rural hospitals. Randy Tobler, […]

Missouri DNR Awards $3,613,841 to City of Memphis for Water System Improvements

Written on October 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $3,613,841 in financial assistance to the city of Memphis for upgrades to the city’s water treatment plant. The assistance package is expected to cover the entire cost of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. The project funding consists of a $1,882,841 grant […]