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Missouri Department of Insurance Reports Drop In Auto Insurance Rates

Jefferson City, Mo. – Auto insurance premiums have declined significantly since 2000, according to figures released by the Missouri Department of Insurance. The average annual cost for full coverage peaked in 2003 at $740 it dipped to $726 in 2013. In inflation-adjusted dollars, p

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Dr. Bradley Warady
Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Bradley Warady is optimistic the results of a new study published today could help keep some kids with kidney disease off dialysis and the transplant list. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar/Children's Mercy.

Study Offers Hope for Kids With Kidney Disease

Mona Shand

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released today that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure.

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UCM National Champions (Courtesy of UCM Athletics)

UCM Pep Rally Planned For Wednesday

WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- The University of Central Missouri will hold a pep rally on Wednesday, March 25 to honor the 2015 NCAA-II Women's Indoor Track & Field National Champion Jennies and Mules Wrestling National Champion Frank Cagnina.

The pep rally will begin at 6 p.m. in

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UCM Mules Baseball Wins Over Missouri Southern

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Mules opened their four-game set against Missouri Southern with a 5-4 win in 11 innings to improve to 11-10 on the season.

Carlos D'Armas led the Mules through the first 6.1 i

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Missouri Can Fully Fund A+ Scholarship for Spring 2015 Semester

The Missouri Department of Higher Education announced Friday that there will be sufficient funds available to fully fund the A+ Scholarship Program for the Spring 2015 semester.

Department officials notified colleges and high schools in December that students participating in the program for the Spring 2015 semester might have to cover the cost of tuition and general fees for one credit hour to avoid exceeding available program funds

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Missouri National Guard Increases Diversity

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri National Guard has experienced a 25 percent growth in minority personnel over the past year due to a concerted recruiting and retention effort spearheaded by the Adjutant General.

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March Mayhem
A crowd of about 25 people came out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri's March Mayhem team auction event, held at Fitter's 5th Street Pub. The event raised more than $2,600 for Club operations.

Boys & Girls Clubs Of West Central Missouri Raise $2,600 Through March Mayhem

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri brought a little “mayhem” to the area this week with the third annual March Mayhem event, raising more than $2,600 for Club operations.

Participants had a chance to show off their basketball knowledge for some of the most anticipated college games of the year with two ways to win – a traditional bracket challenge and by bidding on various teams and their likelihood to win it all.

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Huntin' & Fishin' With Harry
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Huntin’ & Fishin’ With Harry Visits Parkview Elementary School

Parkview Elementary School celebrated Missouri Read In Day on Friday, March 13, with the theme of “Hooked On Reading.” Harry Hoffert, host of “Huntin’ and Fishin’ with Harry” on KXKX-FM and brother of second grade teacher Melissa Johnson, stopped by to read to students

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Committee To Help Passage Of the Pettis County Road and Bridge Tax Is Formed

It was announced today that a new committee has been organized to help ensure passage of the Pettis County Road and Bridge half cent sales tax, which is up for renewal on the April 7th ballot.

The committee, named Extend the Progress, is made up of citizens from around Pettis County and is chaired by former county commissioner and state representative Todd Smith

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