Belle/Bland News
BELLE — For Faith Gieck, the 2020 Belle Fair Livestock Show that was downsized due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, will be her last as she is about to age out 4-H. “I am not showing …
BELLE — During the July 28 Maries R-2 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Lenice Basham told board members she would like to clarify rumors going around about the canceled 2020 …
BELLE — Belle Board of Aldermen on July 30 declined to hear a bid from Radio Wire, a company that has an expired antenna contract on one of the city water towers to provide internet service, in …
Vienna/Vichy News
VIENNA — The administrator of the Maries-Osage Ambulance District, Brian Opoka, with disappointment told the MOAD board that the company he’d hoped to obtain a machine to sanitize the …
Maries R-1 School will be hosting Open House for the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, August 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the school campus in Vienna. The time for open house was extended this year in …
The Maries R-1 School District will not hold in-person orientations for sixth graders or ninth graders this year. As sixth-graders prepare to enter middle school, because of the Covid-19 …
Opinion
Solutions to violent crime

On Aug. 5, lawmakers from around the state returned to Jefferson City to resume the extra legislative session called by the governor. In his call for an extra session, the governor outlined six …

Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion But State Leaders Voice Concern about Its Impact on the State Budget

Missouri became the 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion as more than 53 percent of voters supported Constitutional Amendment No. 2 during the August primary. While the amendment passed, budget …

Back to school in a coronavirus world

Many parents are struggling with the idea of sending their children to school this year in our new coronavirus world. Alternatives include home-schooling, hiring private tutors or signing up for …

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