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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 24 of America's best chess players gathered in Saint Louis, America's Chess Capital, at the Saint Louis Chess Club for the 2021 U.S. & U.S. Women's Chess Championships held from October 5 - October 19, 2021. Eighteen-year-old International Master Carissa Yip was crowned U.S. Women's Champion with a round to spare, finishing with an incredible 8.5/11 score. Veteran Grandmaster Wesley So claimed the 2021 U.S. Chess Championship, his third national title after winning a three-way playoff against GM Fabiano Caruana and GM Sam Sevian with a final score of 6.5/11 (2.0/2 for the playoff). So managed to defeat both Caruana and Sevian in the rapid round-robin playoff, earning him the $50,000 first place prize and his third national title.

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ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Central States Water Resources (CSWR), one of the largest investor-owned water and wastewater utilities in the U.S., today announced that Chelsie Carter has joined the company as Customer Experience Manager. Her work will be integral in providing excellent customer service to the communities CSWR serves and helping the company achieve its goals for becoming a best-in-class water utility.

RESTON, Va. and MARSHALL, Mo., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, today announced that Missouri Valley College (MVC) has selected Ellucian Colleague to modernize its technology operations. A new Ellucian customer, MVC joins more than 650 institutions worldwide using Ellucian Colleague.

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LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) announces the Missouri Lottery (the "Lottery") has awarded its longtime instant games and loyalty program provider a new, five-year primary contract with option to extend for up to five years. Scientific Games, the Missouri Lottery's primary instant game supplier since its start-up in 1986, has helped drive meaningful growth in proceeds for education in the Midwest state and positioned the Lottery as one of the Top 20 performing instant game lotteries in the world (La Fleur's 2021 Almanac, per capita sales). The Company launched the Missouri Lottery's first digital player loyalty rewards program in 2012.

CHICAGO and KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EVERSANA™, the pioneer of next generation commercial services to the global life sciences industry, and Intouch Group®, a full-service global agency network serving the pharmaceutical industry, today announced that they signed an agreement to incorporate Intouch's industry-leading creative and media services, enterprise solutions and data analytics into EVERSANA's fully integrated commercialization services platform.

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Humane Society of Missouri's (HSMO) Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACT) conducted a rescue of 97 dogs, including many puppies as young as 10-weeks-old, from the facility of a formerly licensed breeder in Urbana, Missouri. The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Missouri Attorney General's office.

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ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The live action movie, Honey Girls, is available now on digital and DVD!  Filled with fun, music and girl-empowerment, the film stars Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actor Ashanti and digital star Tessa Brooks and marks the feature film directorial debut of multi-award-winning music video director Trey Fanjoy.