CMU receives largest gift in school history

Oct 28, 2014
Central Methodist University's Classic Hall
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Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri, received the largest gift in its history on Saturday.

Walmart helps Missouri food banks fight hunger

Oct 10, 2014
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The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri won a $60,000 grant through an online voting challenge.

April was a good month for legislators hoping to receive freebies from lobbyists, showing a sharp uptick from the previous month in gifts, according to the most recent lobbyist disclosures.

The grand total for gifts so far is $619,157. Once again, the vast majority (75%) of the gifts for this month were to groups and committees instead of individual legislators. As we've detailed before, it's a practice that hides the true recipient of the gift.

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The Buddy Pack program at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is in trouble.