Flu cases continue decline in Greene County
Flu cases continue to drop in Greene County. The Health Department says cases reported last week were about half what they were the week before - down to 16 from 30 at the end of February. Month to month, the drop is more pronounced. The Health Department reported 106 cases of flu the first week of February.
Flu cases have been on a steady decline from ...
Working women still earn less than men in Missouri
Working women in Missouri still find a lot less in their paychecks than working men. In 2012, Missouri women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of$660 or 78.5 percent of the $841 median weekly earnings for their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that the women’s to men’s earnings ...
Better Business Bureau warns of sweepstakes scams
Like spring flowers, scams are blooming in the Ozarks. The Better Business Bureau has received a spike in calls about a Publishers Clearing House phone scam. Scammers are contacting residents in the Southwest Missouri area claiming they have won a large amount of money through Publishers Clearing House. Some callers report scammers claiming they have representatives from the BBB, the Attorney General’s office, and the ...
Judge upholds Missouri limit on funeral protests
After a five-year delay, a Missouri law barring protests within 300 feet of a funeral is now in effect.
The Missouri law creates a buffer zone around funeral sites from one hour before until one hour after a funeral.
An injunction against enforcing the law had been in effect since January 2009. But Attorney General Chris Koster said that the law is now in effect as a ...
Table Rock Chamber names new leader
The Table Rock Lake Chamber of Commerce has named a new leader. Sheila Thomas accepted an offer to become the chamber's executive director. Thomas had most recently served as the executive director of the Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation. Thomas begin her new job April 7.
Thomas was a project director for a Small Business Administration grant in Southwest Missouri before she joined Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation. ...
House endorses presidential primary date change
Missouri would hold its 2016 presidential primaries on March 15 of that year under legislation advanced by the state House.
The elections are currently scheduled for February 2016, but the bill's supporters said Monday that keeping that date could cause Missouri to lose delegates to the national party conventions.
National party rules allow only certain states to hold primaries before the March 15 date.
Sponsoring Rep. Tony Dugger, ...