Mendy Loja 2021 WMH Employee of the year

Mendy Loja named Wright Memorial Hospital 2021 Employee of the Year

Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2021 Employee of the Year. Mendy Loja, a medical laboratory scientist coordinator at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on March 31. The other finalists for the award were 2021 Employee of the Quarter recipients Maryke Willis, Kari Smith, and […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Preferred Family Healthcare to pay more than $8 million in fines related to embezzlement, bribery investigation

Springfield, Missouri-based nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare will pay more than $8 million in forfeiture and restitution to the federal government and the state of Arkansas under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement announced, which acknowledges the criminal conduct of its former officers and employees. “Preferred Family Healthcare must relinquish the illegal profits it garnered from […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol is now accepting applications to become a trooper

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 117th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training […]

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Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy and Health Center offers a wide variety of free services

The Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy and Health Center opened its doors at 1433 Lulu Street in Trenton in July 2020. Executive Director Rachael Brothers reports the center saw its first client in the first hour it was open. She believes it is wise to build a strong foundation when starting a nonprofit or business. […]

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Grundy County Commission accepting bids on VHF radio system

The Grundy County Commission is accepting proposals to purchase and install a turnkey analog VHF radio system to improve existing system coverage with an option for P25 upgrades in the future. The existing system is used for Fire and EMS dispatch and currently consists of 2 separate repeaters and a remote receiver. The FCC Callsign […]

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Missouri Livestock Symposium accepting applications for Missouri Livestock Achievement Award

The Missouri Livestock Symposium is currently accepting nominations for the new Missouri Livestock Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding achievements and distinguished contributions to the livestock industry. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture educators in the state of Missouri. Other parties who have […]

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Medicaid enrollment backlog persists as advocates say Missouri could be doing more

(Missouri Independent) – Applying for health insurance through Medicaid expansion took Raven Cole just 10 minutes. But the wait to see if she’s approved has dragged on for months. The 23-year-old legal assistant applied for coverage, “well over two to three months ago.” “And I haven’t heard anything back,” Cole said. Cole is one of […]

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Livingston County Preservation Society accepting nominations for Chillicothe Hall of Fame

The Livingston County Preservation Society is accepting nominations through March 31st for the Chillicothe Hall of Fame. The Chillicothe Hall of Fame recognizes our pioneer founding citizens who have made significant contributions to our community. To nominate someone, please submit a 2-page biography along with a picture, if possible, via email to [email protected] To be […]

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GEC Community Foundation grant application deadline is April 1, 2022

The GEC Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications. The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Qualified applicants may apply for a grant by completing a grant application with supporting information. The grant application is available by logging online at www.grundyec.com or calling the Cooperative at 1-800-279-2249, extension 23. Applications will be reviewed by the […]

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Audio: Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet to have a Casino Night theme.

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet will have a Casino Night theme. The event at the Ketcham Community Center of Trenton on March 18th will include social time at 5:30 in the evening, a dinner catered by Hy-Vee at 6 o’clock, awards at 7:30, and the entertainment at 8 o’clock. Chamber Member Crystal […]

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Details released regarding closure of Green Hill’s Women’s Shelter

More information has been released about the Trenton Green Hills Women’s Shelter’s restructuring. Executive Director Lisa Dicks reports one reason for restructuring is because when the shelter moved from the “typical-style residential home” into the new structure, the service delivery model stayed the same. She says that as time passed, needs have changed. Other things […]

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Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority opens grant opportunities for Missouri producers

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announces the opening of two funding opportunities, while also announcing recipients of the most recent grant cycle. MASBDA is accepting applications for two programs that add value to Missouri agricultural products and aid the economy of a rural community. The Missouri Value-Added Agriculture Grant can be used for […]

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USDA extends deadline for spot market hog pandemic program

Hog producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale during the COVID-19 pandemic now have until April 15, 2022, to submit their applications for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program. SMHPP, which is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, originally had a deadline to submit applications by Feb. 25, […]

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Missouri Senate passes $4.6B spending bill with pay raises, federal school funds

(Missouri Independent) – With a deadline looming that could cost Missouri almost $2 billion in federal education aid, the bill to distribute the money passed the state Senate on Wednesday after Democrats slammed a zero-dollar funding line as a partisan attack on Planned Parenthood. The $4.6 billion spending bill approved on a 25-7 vote is the first legislation requiring […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation seeking donations for charity auction

The Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation will be hosting their second annual virtual charity auction, with proceeds going to support the Oncology Nurse Navigator Program, as well as the Foundation’s general fund, which supports Wright Memorial Hospital in a variety of ways. The event is scheduled to take place from May 4 through May 16, with […]

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Spickard Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2022-2023 school year

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on February 21st adopted the school calendar for 2022-2023. School will start on August 24th with dismissal at 1 pm. The last day of school is scheduled for May 17th, 2023. The calendar includes full-day professional development once a month instead of early dismissal Wednesdays. There will not be […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary now accepting applications for 2022 scholarships

The Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to announce the continuation of the scholarship program for area residents. Students already enrolled in or admitted to a degree program in a health care field are eligible for the scholarship. The Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to encourage qualified individuals to pursue […]