Coronavirus Concerns

One-half of slots filled for COVID-19 testing event on Saturday in Trenton

Materials will be available to provide active COVID-19 tests for 200 individuals at the free community event in Trenton Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10 to 2 o’clock. The drive-thru will start at the First Christian Church at 17th Street and Princeton Road and end at the Emergency Services Complex with medical staff collecting specimens […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County School District offers free meals to those 18 and younger during closure

The Jamesport Tri-County School District will offer free meals for individuals younger than 18 years old during its closure for COVID-19. The meals can be picked up at the west end of the elementary building from 11 o’clock to noon. Free delivery will also be available. Reservations can be made from 8 o’clock to noon […]

Chillicothe R-2 School

Chillicothe R-2 School District to provide free meals to students during closure

The Chillicothe R-2 School District, community volunteers, and the Department of Health and Senior Services will provide free meals during the COVID-19 closure. The current day’s lunch and next day’s breakfast will be served to any person 18 years old or younger in the Chillicothe School District weekdays starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and continuing […]

Red Cross Website

Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]