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In a special report published by the Kearney Courier-Tribune, author Amanda Lubinski reports that statistics from Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services in 2011 indicate that the incidence of people age 60 and older  being abused increased 23.8 percent between 2007 and 2011 with a total of 17,571 reports made in 2011. The department said […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House and Senate members are in a stare-down over how to avoid budgeted cuts to personal care services for seniors and the disabled with less than a full day remaining in their annual legislative session. Republican and Democratic senators held a joint news conference Thursday evening to denounce a […]

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The Missouri Legislature has officially ended its regular legislative session, and seniors won some key victories this year. There is still work to do, but here are some highlights from this session: 1. On Friday with 5 minutes to spare, the House passed the Senate amended HCB3. This bill establishes the Missouri Senior Services Protection […]

As this story is posted, the Missouri Legislature continues to debate funding options for Missouri senior services. The Senate version of legislation, contained in HCB 3 creates a Senior Protection Fund; protects the circuit breaker tax credit; and maintains qualifications for in-home and nursing home care at current levels. Earlier this evening, Representative Fitzpatrick proposed and […]

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  • May 23 - Akas; Tamer S. Akoury; Debbie D. Ali
    Matthew S. “Dusty was a fantastic coach, even better person,” said O’Neil, now the head track coach at Phoenix Mountain Pointe. “He was what I try to be with my athletes, an athlete’s coach. He alwayssolicited my opinion when he was coaching me. Miller, Elyria; Luke Cipolla, Brecksville Broadview Heights; Dan Auble, Brecksville Broadview Heights; […]
  • May 23 - The Pirates accumulated just 228 yards
    rushingfor the game, but they managed 148 in the second half and scored on three of their last four possessions in the second half.Port Charlotte also overcame a 21 10 deficit at half by scoring two touchdowns to open the third quarter, and then overcame another 10 point hole in the fourth quarter with two […]
  • May 23 - If I was to write it now it
    would be a very self satisfied book, in that the predictions that were implicit in The Great McCarthy are borne out,” Oakley says. “The commercial imperatives have become incredibly powerful, and it’s affected the players and coaches. They’re doing it now for money, it’s all money driven as far as I can tell.. Go to […]