Unlike in past years, local farmers have avoided any major Mississippi River flooding issues this year.
Although a flood warning was issued for the Mississippi River early this week, the river is expected to crest at 16.1 feet, which is just above the flood stage of 16.0 feet. It is nowhere near last year's flooding, which crested at nearly 29 feet.
Area agencies providing emergency food and shelter services could receive federal money set aside for a 10-county district in Missouri through the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Food and Shelter grant — part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Beginning Wednesday, May 27, Douglass Community Services will continue feeding local youth with the official opening of the USDA Summer Meals program
The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced that Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will be able to use an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) to purchase eligible foods online.