Day: January 8, 2018

Freshman Senators Rowden, Hoskins step up to committee chairmanship

By Alisha Shurr, Missouri Times JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — Two freshman Missouri Senators are stepping up to committee leadership. Senate President Ron Richard, R-Joplin, announced Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, as Chairman of the Government Reform committee and Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs committee. “I am very excited,” Hoskins said. “Veterans issues are very important to me.” Hoskins served in the Missouri Army National Guard where he received an […]

Clayton Board of Aldermen to consider rezoning for Shaw Park Apartments

Clayton’s Board of Aldermen will be considering a controversial rezoning for a luxury apartment when it holds it first formal meeting of 2018 Tuesday night. The board signed off on selling a city-owned parking lot on Dec. 19, paving the way for a new 22-story luxury apartment to be called Shaw Park Apartments at the corner of Forsyth and Brentwood Blvds in downtown Clayton. The board will consider rezoning that property from High Density Commercial District to […]

Family Dollar store in North County held up at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a Family Dollar store over the weekend in north St. Louis County, police said Saturday. The robbery happened around 6:20 p.m. at the Family Dollar at 11314 West Florissant Avenue. The investigation thus far has revealed that a suspect entered the business and eventually approached the front cash register. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the Family […]

RELEASE: Harbour Group acquires Thibaut Design

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Thibaut Inc. (“Thibaut”) is now part of the Harbour Group family of companies, Jeff Fox, Harbour Group’s chairman and chief executive officer, announced today.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Thibaut is a highly recognized global brand in the wallcoverings, fabrics and upholstered furniture markets, featuring distinctive designs serving a diverse base of high-end residential interior designers.  The company’s in-house designers produce exclusive collections under three brand names:  Thibaut, Anna French […]

RELESE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed to host sex trafficking awareness day at the state capitol

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced details surrounding Missouri’s annual Sex Trafficking Awareness Day at the State Capitol. The annual event will take place on Jan. 23, 2018. The event is intended to shine light on the dangers of sex trafficking in Missouri and provide lawmakers and the public with vital information regarding the issue. One in 6 of the 18,500 runways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited […]

RELEASE: Blunt: $2.2 million investment in Cox College Nursing School will strengthen Missouri’s health care workforce, expand access to quality care

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of both the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees, today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce announced that Cox College will receive a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to strengthen its health care workforce development program. “The Cox College nursing program does an exceptional job providing students the training and skills they need to launch their careers and make […]

STL County Council will hear legislation that seeks to update county’s FDA food regulations

Legislation that would update the St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s FDA model food code will be heard at Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting.  The legislation, which is sponsored by Councilman Sam Page, would accept and appropriate a grant for $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for completion of a New Food Code Implementation Project to efficiently manage the environmental health programs of regulated facilities by adopting the most […]

RELEASE: Lt. Gov. Mike Parson Inducted into the Missouri Farmers Care Hall of Fame

(Columbia, MO) – On January 6, 2018, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson was inducted into the inaugural Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) Hall of Fame. MFC honored the Lieutenant Governor for his steadfast leadership and support of agriculture, specifically the Missouri Right to Farm constitutional amendment. He along with Congressman Jason Smith, Senator Brian Munzlinger, Representative Bill Reiboldt, and Mr. Forrest Lucas were in the inaugural class of inductees. The award was presented by Dr. Alan Wessler, […]

State Board of Education rendered ineffective with Governor’s re-appointments, so what now?

 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – It’s time to talk about the Board of Education. It’s a topic that has been on the tongues of many in Missouri state government, thanks to Gov. Eric Greitens’ moves seeking to replace the state commissioner of education. The saga has been fairly heavily covered by the media outlets in the state, from the beginning to its current status. But this week, with the state legislature returning to the Capitol, the […]

RELEASE: As Leaders In Their Communities, Farmers Can Begin Nominating Schools For Grants Designed To Enhance STEM Education

In 2018, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Program, Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Will Award More Than $2.3 Million to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Curriculums – Starting January 1 through April 2, 2018, farmers can nominate their local public school districts to apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to enhance STEM education – Past winning programs have used funds to improve internet connectivity, develop industrial arts labs, and create life science […]