Scammers have been using employment scams to trick people out of their personal information and money for years. These scams often target students or others looking for part-time jobs. Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has seen reports of a tempting scam that appears to be a friendly family looking for a pet sitter. 

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  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a state contract to provide monoclonal antibody (mAb) infusion treatment for COVID-19 at sites in Scott, Butler, and Jefferson county for high-risk individuals. 

MAb's are proteins that reduce the risk of viruses like COVID-19 by mimicking the fighting capabilities of the immune system.  

Infusions began Wed. Aug. 25th at Truman Medical Center in Jackson County.

Chamber Music “Sundays at Three” series will kick off the 2021-22 season with a presentation celebrating film music and featuring Southeast Missouri State University faculty, students, and alumni.  

“Sunday at the Movies” will take place at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Arrangements of film music will be presented by small and large chamber ensembles, with faculty, students and alumni. 

Vaccine Lottery Winnings Can Be Put Toward MO ABLE Accounts

Aug 23, 2021
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Missourians who have received COVID-19 vaccinations can enter to win the Missouri Vaccine Incentive Program Lottery - 900 winners will receive $10,000 in cash, in an education savings account or a Missouri ABLE Account, between now and October.

Missouri ABLE provides people with disabilities an account to save and invest money without losing eligibility for public benefits, like Medicaid or Social Security.

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  Southeast Missouri continues to struggle with broadband accessibility in remote and rural areas. 

The FCC states more than 147,000 households -- or almost 400,000 Missourians, don’t have access to high-speed Internet.