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New holiday attraction in Carthage draws praise

CARTHAGE, Mo. — The consensus among many seems to be that the bounce houses, ice skating rink and inflatable maze set up just south of the Carthage square are a hit and an addition to the holidays in Carthage. For Kiah Hartin, 5, of Carl Junction, the bounce houses and...
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Missouri task force looks to tackle supply chain issues

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A new Missouri task force is forming to address the ongoing supply chain crisis. Gov. Mike Parson recently established the Missouri Supply Chain Task Force to better analyze how goods are being moved. The task force will be co-chaired by the Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Director of […]
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Where are dinosaurs found in Missouri?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Geologist Matt Forir said there could be more dinosaur species found in the Show-Me state. “But to the north, Bollinger County, up in this area here, that’s where the Missouri Dinosaur Site is,” Forir said. “That’s where a number of other cretaceous outcrops are, mainly in the form of clay.” […]

Highway dedicated in memoriam of Moore, killed in 1983

The city of Willard hosted a ceremony at Willard City Hall Monday, Nov. 22, to dedicate the Otis E. Moore Memorial Highway. About 60 people attended the event, which included remarks from U.S. Representative Billy Long and Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The Otis E. Moore Memorial Highway is a portion of U.S. Highway 160 from West Bypass to County Road 115; it was renamed in honor of Otis Moore, of Everton, who was killed in an auto accident Dec. 1, 1983, on Highway 160 in Willard.

Missouri governor recommends wage increases for all state employees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson is recommending a 5.5% cost of living adjustment and $15 per hour minimum base pay standard for all state employees. Gov. Parson is recommending the wage increase to strengthen workforce recruitment and retention. “With many positions across state government facing turnover rates anywhere from 10-100 percent and vacancy […]
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Missouri Gov. Parson recommends minimum wage hike to $15 for state employees

Gov. Mike Parson is asking Missouri lawmakers to raise the minimum wage for all state employees to $15 in the wake of turnover and vacancies throughout the government. Parson's office said in a statement Monday that it was "past time for us to make these investments in our state workforce, which remains one of the lowest paid in the nation." That recommendation will be included in his suggested supplemental budget for lawmakers to address during the legislative session, which starts on Jan. 5.

Park Central Square hosts mayor’s annual tree lighting

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Springfield Mayor Ken McClure held the annual tree lighting ceremony at Park Central Square. One thousand people covered the square to watch live performances from the Springfield community. Local news outlet KY3 broadcasted performers showcasing their musical talent at the The Historic Gillioz Theatre and Hotel...

Missouri S&T to see new advancements with approval of projects

ROLLA, Mo. – New projects are ahead at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, as several projects have been approved to advance the campus. University officials said steps are being taken towards the creation of the school’s manufacturing technology and innovation campus. “The most exciting part of our future plans, as I […]

Nixa Circuit Judge Appointed to Missouri Court of Appeals

Governor Mike Parson has appointed Nixa circuit judge Jennifer Growcock to the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District. She will succeed Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer, who retired this October. Judge Growcock is a member of the Ozark Rotary Club, and earned her doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of...