Gov. Jay Nixon will join President Barack Obama at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg on Wednesday July 24. UCM was the foundation for the Governor’s Innovation Campus initiative, which offers students accelerated degree programs and apprenticeships in high-demand fields, reducing the time it takes to earn a degree and cutting student debt.
The Warrensburg Police Department and the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety conducted alcohol compliance checks of local businesses that possess a liquor license on June 28, 2013. The purpose of compliance checks is to assess the level of availability of alcohol to minors within the community and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors. Underage buyers, working under the supervision of local law enforcement, went into businesses that possesses a liquor license and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages.
State Fair Community College Lady Roadrunners Assistant Coach Buck Scheel has been named the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Scheel helped SFCC to a 68-28 record during his three-year tenure with the Lady Roadrunners.
Results from the City of Sedalia's customer service survey have been tabulated. The most popular city service is trash pick-up. The report also points out that residents enjoy living in Sedalia. On the other hand, the survey also reveals that a few of the services are in need of additional resources.
The State Fair Box Office opens at noon today (June 24) and has tickets available for purchase to all the 2013 Fair concerts and events. The Box Office is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will expand its hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the Fair. The Box Office, located on the fairgrounds in Sedalia, also has Governor’s Ham Breakfast tickets available for $25 each.
The Missouri State Fair will be increasing its efforts to collect canned food this year as it joins in a challenge presented by its industry trade association. Fair Director Mark Wolfe said today that members of the International Association of Fairs and Festivals have been invited to participate in its campaign, Dream Big, which has set an industry-wide goal of collecting 20 million pounds of food at fairs and festivals held in 2013.
The State Fair Community College Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program has received a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to promote community-wide literacy through technology.
Nevada, Mo. – A black bear is wandering in rural Vernon County in west central Missouri. Several residents in the Walker community northeast of Nevada have reported seeing the bear. Conservation Agent Justin Fogle confirmed the sighting by finding bear tracks in a corn field on Wednesday, June 5.
Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, straight-line winds, flooding and radar-indicated tornadoes. This severe weather follows several days of heavy rain throughout much of the state, leading to flooding along many streams and rivers. The severe weather threat continues tonight (June 1) in parts of Missouri, and is likely to continue tomorrow for much of the state.
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