Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives Training Simulator

Video: Chillicothe Police Department conducts MILO training

The Chillicothe Police Department conducted training with the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives Training Simulator this week. The department reports MILO is a response to a resistance training tool, which simulates real-life, potentially fatal situations law enforcement officers encounter on duty. Participants are equipped with tools officers would normally find on their duty belt, including a […]

Katie Blanchard

Katie Blanchard selected as North Central Missouri College Outstanding Student

Katie Blanchard from Lucerne, Missouri, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student. Katie is a sophomore, A+ student, pursuing her AAS Agriculture and Natural Resources degree. Along with the Livestock and Equine Management Certificate. After graduating from NCMC, Katie plans to work in agriculture. Katie is involved in Ag Club (Secretary), Student […]

Northwest Medical Center Albany Missouri (Mosaic)

$7.5 million improvement project at Northwest Medical Center in Albany nearing completion

As of July 1, 2019, Northwest Medical Center is operating under the Mosaic Life Care corporate brand and has completed the implementation of Mosaic Life Care’s electronic medical record system across all of its locations. The hospital in Albany now is officially known as Mosaic Medical Center-Albany. The four primary care clinics closely connected to […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

Large bale of hay

Cattle farmers must guard against high nitrate in hay which causes cow deaths

On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim Evans, head toxicologist at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.  High nitrate, mostly concentrated in […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

NCMC Wheelchair Basketball

NCMC wheelchair basketball game raises $474 for Midwest Adaptive Sports

Shellee Castanada with North Central Missouri College reports $474 was raised at the door of the wheelchair basketball game at the Ketcham Community Center Tuesday night for the Midwest Adaptive Sports wheelchair basketball program. Ketcham Community Center Facilities Manager Nathan Gamet also plans to donate the money raised from concession stand sales that night. The […]

Boating Safety

Boat dock owners encouraged to check docks for safety issues

Boat dock owners are highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current. Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be […]

National FFA Convention

National FFA Advisor says organization must adapt to needs of agriculture today

The National Advisor for the FFA organization, Steve Brown, says the FFA must update itself to reflect the changing needs of agriculture today, and in the future. Amy Seitz reports from the 90th annual National FFA Convention underway this week in Indianapolis.     Many local and area school chapters have FFA members attending the […]