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Measles Outbreaks 2014


(2014) Another case in Pierce County, Washington ...
(2014) A growing cluster of measles cases in Kansas City, Missouri, now up to at least 13 cases. (2014) At least 287 cases of measles in Ohio since March 22, including 36 in Ashland County, 19 in ...

Pierce City Police to apply for grants


Pierce City Police Department is working on a pair of grant proposals ...
The first grant request is for $7,700 worth of equipment through a Missouri Department of Transportation grant, which would fund the purchase of a radar unit and preliminary ...

Harriet Heilman


For their honeymoon, Harriet and John traveled to the Black Hills in South Dakota and then on to their first home in Sunflower, Kansas, where John attended watch-making school in Kansas City, Missouri ...
H leader in Rugby and Pierce County for five ...

Bill Pierce’s prep almanac


The following day NC defeated the Chicago city champion, Lane Tech, 16-14. As the tournament continued, the Indians posted wins over two state champions, Superior, Wisconsin, 33-18, and Maitland, Missouri, 36-20. In the semifinals they faced Elgin ...

Local Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week


JOPLIN, Mo.-- Area Catholic schools in the four states are celebrating ...
Students and faculty from schools in Joplin, Carthage, Monett, and Pierce City all attended the service. "Our Catholic schools are the result of sacrifice and dedication and a ...

Either warn businesses about tax changes or give them a pass, Missouri lawmakers propose


Chuck Pierce, a lobbyist for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, told the Missouri Senate’s Ways and Means Committee on Thursday that although there would be additional cost to the state to implement the notification bill, new sales ...

Wendell Alfred Nelson


He married the love of his life, Marilyn Ruth Carlson, on Nov. 21, 1945, in Boulder, Colo. The couple moved to Pierce City, Mo., in 1951, with their two small children to establish a dairy farm. Wendell Nelson worked at Producers Creamery, 1954 to 1970.

Bill could reduce number of speed traps, but cost small towns big bucks


A bill right now in the Missouri legislature would cut the amount of ...
"It'll take out roughly 50 to60 thousand dollars," Pierce said. Which could lead to the city dropping the police department altogether. "If you don't have a police force you'll ...

Tyson settles over dead fish, polluted stream in Barry County


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Tyson Foods Inc., in a settlement reached with Missouri ...
The discharge in May killed at least 100,000 fish in a 4.5-mile stretch of Clear Creek between Monett and Pierce City, creating a stench that lasted nearly two weeks.

Pierce City District Proposes Shorter School Week


PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- School district officials in Pierce City, Missouri are considering moving to a schedule that keeps students in class longer during the day, but shortens the school week. PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- School district officials in Pierce City ...




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR PIERCE CITY

Health insurance on PIERCE CITY

Young adults have several options to get coverage through the insurance market.

1. Special Enrollment Periods

Find out if you are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period. You may be eligible for registration under the Special Enrollment Period unknowingly. If your student medical coverage you finished, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period that will allow you to purchase a health plan through the Insurance Market. You might also grant a Special Enrollment Period if you get married or porced, have a child or adopt a child, moving to another area, and not old enough to be on the safe parent or have in your life some other event eligible to do so.

2. Medicaid and CHIP

Find out how to request coverage for Medicaid and CHIP . You can enroll in Medicaid or the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at any time of year. If you qualify you can now register.

3. coverage through the health plan of the parent

You can get coverage from their parents plan until age 26, even if married, not living with their parents or dependent on them economically. After age 26, you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

4. Catastrophic Coverage

These plans are an affordable way to protect yourself from the high costs of the worst cases, such as an accident or serious illness. If you are under 30, you can purchase a catastrophic plan coverage. Served three visits per year before you have paid the deductible and certain preventive services .

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Filing A Charge of Discrimination on PIERCE CITY

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.

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GET YOUR MEDICARE READY FOR 2015 IN PIERCE CITY

Do you make resolutions for the new year? Here are some easy ones you can keep that will help get you ready for 2015:

1. Check to see that you have the right insurance card to use when you go to the doctor in 2015. Did you change your health or drug plan during Medicare Open Enrollment? If you did and you haven’t received your new card or welcome packet by January 1st, contact your plan for help. If you need to fill a prescription right away, find out how to fill a prescription without your card.

If you changed from a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) back to Original Medicare, use your red, white, and blue Medicare card when you go to the doctor. Get a new card if you lost or damaged yours, or need to update your information.

2. Budget for next year’s Medicare Part B deductible.

Remember, if you have Medicare Part B and you’re in Original Medicare, you’ll have to meet your deductible before your Medicare coverage pays for services and supplies. Next year, the Medicare Part B deductible will be $147, the same as it was in 2014. Plan your health care budget to account for the increased cost of doctor visits for the time that it will take to cover your deductible. Find out more about Medicare costs in 2015.

3.  Schedule appointments to get any preventive tests or screenings.

Medicare covers all sorts of preventive services to keep you healthy and screenings to check for health problems, and many are covered each year at no cost to you. Ask your doctor when you should schedule your wellness visit and other screenings. You can also use MyMedicare.gov to track your visits and make a calendar of preventive services.

Talk to your doctor about these covered preventive services to find out what’s right for your health needs.

4. Make sure your drug or health plan meet your needs.

If not, Medicare has a way for you to get the coverage you want instead of having to wait for the next Open Enrollment. At any time during the year, you can switch to a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that has a 5-star rating.

Plan ratings are based on member surveys, information from doctors and health care providers, and other sources. The plan ratings are scores that show the quality and performance of the plan, on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the highest rated plans.

You can make this change once per calendar year. Find 5-star health and drug plans in your area.

Remember to check www.medicare.gov for the latest Medicare news and information, and have a happy and healthy new year!

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