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New Farmer Leaders Elected to Missouri Soybean Boards

New Farmer Leaders Elected to Missouri Soybean Boards

  The leadership team for Missouri Soybeans welcomes two new members. The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council board of directors recently added a director from Norborne, while the Missouri Soybean Association board of directors has a new representative from New Madrid. The new directors will join their counterparts in guiding the investments of Missouri’s soy checkoff

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The Beauty Shop hosts Grand Opening this weekend

The Beauty Shop in Caruthersville will host their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m. The Beauty Shop is located at 1001 Truman Blvd Caruthersville, Missouri, so come down and check out the new business and get some cake and refreshments. Jessica McDaniel, former owner of Fingers and Toes in Hayti, Mo., launched the new


DED releases March 2015 Jobs Report

According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 5.6 percent in March, which is 0.8 percentage points lower when compared to the March 2014 rate. The state’s nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 7,500 in March, following a revised employment increase of 12,200 in


Boots on the Ground

 BY GARRETT HAWKINS They know we’re coming. Hearings are in full swing. Appropriations requests are due. Budget discussions are heating up. Congressional lawmakers are especially busy this time of year — and that’s the perfect time for farmers and ranchers to descend upon Washington, D.C. Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) puts boots on the ground for


Show Me State wants to show SEMO money

“I currently protect more than $20 million in Unclaimed Property for almost 250,000 accounts in the 18 counties that make up the Southeast Missouri region,” Treasurer Zweifel said. “I have implemented changes and innovations since I took office in 2009 to make the claims process easier and more efficient than ever before. I encourage all


Doe Run Company donates $10,000 to MAC

​The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) donated $10,000 to ​​Mineral Area College (MAC) to support the development of Missouri’s workforce. Funding will benefit the Annual Fund to assist with the Enhancement Grant, which supports Career and Technical Education programs.  “Jobs and the economy are the biggest concerns facing nearly 60 percent of our local community

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Missouri start-up delivers for contractors

Contractors and construction are big business in Missouri, but being a contractor or owning a construction company can be costly. “Contractors are some of the only people who may work for an extended period of time and get to the end of a job and wind up working for free,” said Willy Schlacks, the cofounder

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State’s second Rural King coming to Southeast Missouri

Farmington City Council approved two pieces of legislation which will bring the state’s second Rural King to the area. The council approved two ordinances on Thursday. The first was for the establishment of Farmington Land ABG Community Improvement District (CID) and the second approved an agreement between the city and the CID district and Farmington


Southeast Missouri businesses targeted in scam

News Alert  Please be advised, SEMO Times was notified of an ongoing phone scam in which a caller contacts local businesses and select private parties from around Southeast Missouri in efforts to obtain private information under the guise of selling ads for the Malden Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is not currently endorsing any sales calls and