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At approximately 11:20 a.m. this morning, while responding to assist one of his deputies, Dekalb County Sheriff Andy Clark was involved in a vehicle crash. Sheriff Clark died as a result of injuries he sustained.
Sheriff Clark took office on September 1, 2016. He is the first Missouri sheriff to die in the line-of-duty since 1994. Maries County Sheriff Roy Bassett was shot and killed while assisting a Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper investigate a minor traffic accident. Sheriff Clark was on his way to help his deputy who was trying to catch a man accused of fleeing after stealing a package of beer.
The Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team, Supporting Heroes, and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Fallen Star Benevolent Fund representatives, as well as representatives from many sheriffs’ offices across Missouri are providing support.
We pray for the family, friends, and loved ones.
Sheriff Clark leaves behind a wife and four young children.

Missouri Department of Agriculture announces 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that the Missouri Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) is up and running for the summer. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, the SFMNP assists low-income seniors in obtaining fresh, Missouri Grown produce and generates more than $200,000 for the farmers’ market community. Through the program, more than 4,100 households may benefit.

“COVID-19 has reminded us of the importance of a strong connection between farmers, ranchers and consumers,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Farmers’ markets offer a unique opportunity to not only meet farmers in your area, but also to support the local economy.”

Low-income seniors in the Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield and Mid-Missouri regions can apply to receive vouchers that will allow them to purchase eligible foods from an authorized farmer at a Missouri farmers’ market. A total of up to 10 vouchers worth $5 each may be issued to each qualifying Missouri household. To identify the regions that contained the highest number of eligible citizens, the Department of Agriculture worked with the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Seniors are encouraged to consider using a proxy to both apply for vouchers and purchase eligible foods at a farmers’ market. Each senior may designate one proxy on their behalf. The senior and the proxy must both sign the program application in order to receive the vouchers.

Seniors may apply for vouchers at the following locations:

  • Springfield – SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging, (417) 862-0762
  • Louis County and St. Louis City – Aging Ahead, (636) 207-0847
  • Kansas City – University of Missouri Extension, (816) 380-8460
  • Columbia – Aging Best, (573) 443-5823

The Department’s Missouri Grown team has trained and authorized more than 175 farmers to participate in the program. Authorized farmers will be identified by a sign that states the booth is proudly participating in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Benefit vouchers may be used to purchase fresh, raw, unprepared foods grown in Missouri and sold at a farmers’ marketEligible foods include fruits, vegetables, fresh cut cooking herbs and honey.

Vouchers will be available through Sept. 30 and must be redeemed by Oct. 31. Farmers interested in learning more about eligibility and participation should email the Department of Agriculture at FarmersMarket@mda.mo.gov.

To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture or its programs, visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

Governor Parson Makes Eight Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced eight appointments to various boards and commissions.

Mark Arnold, of St. Charles, was appointed to the Residential Mortgage Board.

Mr. Arnold has served as President of Arnold Insurance Agency since 1984. He has been a farmers insurance agent for over 35 years and is licensed in insurance and financial lines. Mr. Arnold is a member of the Farmers Insurance Presidents Council, the Farmers Leadership Council, and the Farmers Agent Council. He is the President of Gateway Office Park and a recipient of the Farmers Insurance Commercial Masters Award. Mr. Arnold attended the University of Farmers where he received comprehensive training in all lines of business and agency management.

Joe Bayer, Jr., of Ballwin, was appointed to the Residential Mortgage Board.

Mr. Bayer is the Executive Vice President of First Integrity Mortgage Services, Inc. Previously, he served as the Area Rental Manger for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis. Mr. Bayer has served as President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis and currently serves on the Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors. He volunteers his time as a youth basketball, baseball, and soccer coach. He has also organized events for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk. Mr. Bayer holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Truman State University.

Helene Frischer, of Chesterfield, was appointed to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Ms. Frischer has practiced law in the St. Louis area since 1994 and currently manages her own law firm. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, previously serving as chair of the Association’s Administrative Law Committee. She is active within her community serving on the Women’s Philanthropy Board with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and leading the Project Graduation fundraiser for Parkway High School. Ms. Frischer holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science and a Juris Doctorate from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Michelle Luster, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.

Ms. Luster is a licensed educator and cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She served as owner and operator of Alternative Nail Salon & Spa for over 18 years and also taught as an instructor for several years. She also previously worked as an insurance agent for Travelers/Primerica Insurance Company and as a student teacher for Riverview School District. Ms. Luster holds an associate degree and teaching certification from Harris-Stowe State University and a Cosmetology Educator’s License from Elaine Steven Beauty College.

Hanh Nguyen, of Wentzville, was appointed to the Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.  

Mr. Nguyen currently serves as a financial advisor for Krilogy. Previously, he served as a mathematics faculty member at Warrenton High School, Sullivan High School, and Nevada High School. He has worked closely with the Organization of Chinese Americans, the Vietnamese Association of Greater St. Louis, and the Asian American Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He also holds a Master of Arts in secondary educational administration from Missouri Baptist University, and a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University. 

Joseph S. Passanise, of Rogersville, was appointed to the Tourism Commission.

Mr. Passanise is a partner at Wampler and Passanise Law Office in Springfield where he practices criminal defense in federal, state, and municipal courts. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center, and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Passanise has been selected as a Fellow by the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, an honor only five Missouri attorneys have received. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America’s Top 100 Attorneys and has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in America by his peers since 2007 in white collar, non-white collar, and DUI defense. Mr. Passanise holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and communication from Missouri State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of London – Imperial College in London, England, and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law.

Michael Prost, of Chesterfield, was appointed to the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee.

Mr. Prost is a founding owner of Mueller Prost, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, where he has served as Vice President since 1983. He holds several professional designations including Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Accredited Business Valuator, and Accredited Senior Appraiser. Mr. Prost is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Appraisers, and the Missouri Health Care Association. He is also a member and former President of Bridgeway Behavioral Health. Mr. Prost holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Timothy Wahl, of Columbia, was appointed to the Workers’ Compensation Determinations Review Board.

Mr. Wahl is a Commercial Lines Marketing Manager with Gallaher Insurance Group where he has worked for the past 23 years. He has been a licensed insurance agent since 1991 and has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor. Mr. Wahl serves as Chairman of the Missouri Independent Agents Coverage Advisory Committee writing articles to help agents nationwide understand complex policy coverage issues. He is also a faculty member of the Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. Virtual University. Mr. Wahl represents the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents each year at a national technical conference where he works with other policy experts to improve policy verbiage and coverages nationwide. Mr. Wahl holds an Associate of Arts in business teaching education from John A. Logan College. He also holds a Insurance Counselor certification designation from The National Alliance of Insurance and Education.