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Hickman County Health Department - contract nurse and clerk
"We should not have to beg for services for our people"

(Hickman) County to send formal protest to Dr. Stack's office (State Department of Health) in regard to Purchase District Health Department not providing services for citizens here..

The nurse and clerk were hired under contract instead of being hired directly under the Purchase District Health Department. "In other words, they were hired by contract where they would not be put in the state retirement system," he said.

He said both of them recently made a request to the director of the Purchase District Health Department to be put under the state's retirement plan. "We were assured at the local health board meeting, and I was assured at the district meeting, that these ladies would not be asked to take a pay cut."

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Hudson's Globes and Maps to be at DPA
A portion of Murray Hudson\'s collection will be on display at the Discovery Park of America
Hudson's Globes and Maps to be at DPA

Discovery Park of America released details today about the upcoming temporary exhibit premiering at the museum and heritage park that will shine a spotlight on one of the most unique collections of globes and maps in the world. "The Fascinating World of Murray Hudson's Globes and Maps" will be on display in the museum's ATA Traveling Exhibit Hall Dec. 2, 2021-March 1, 2022.

Editor's note - Go. Go. Go to see this exhibit.

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New River Port at Cairo IL will be a Game Changer for River Trade
Port of Hickman is one of three ports to be challenged by Cairo development.
New River Port at Cairo IL will be a Game Changer for River Trade

The state of Illinois made a commitment of four million dollars to the Alexander--Cairo Port Project on June 2, 2021.

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Cairo Port will be one of emerging maritime national security concerns

The just announced and planned river port on the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois will be completed in 2023. At that time the port will become a new central axis in American inland shipping security framework...

Port security has emerged as a significant part of the US Government debate on U.S. homeland security. The primary issues for Congress and states are (1) how to fund and structure needed local port development (2) designing new commitments to maintaining safe and secure maritime shipping from and into American ports.

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Mississippi River Profile
The Mississippi River is economic and ecological powerhouse.
Mississippi River Profile

The Mississippi River is one of the world's major river systems in size, habitat diversity and biological productivity. It is also one of the world's most important commercial waterways and one of North America's great migration routes for both birds and fishes.

Barges and their tows move approximately 175 million tons of freight each year on the upper Mississippi through a system of 29 locks and dams.

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