Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council cancels performance of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council has been monitoring the situation regarding the Coronavirus, as well as following recommendations from health professionals and local, state and federal officials. The advice coming from all levels of health professionals is to practice “social distancing” and avoid large crowds, which can be very difficult to accomplish in a theatre […]

Animal Abuse

Missouri Attorney General shuts down dog breeder due to animals being kept in cruel conditions

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his office has filed a lawsuit, citing violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA), and obtained a temporary restraining order against Cornerstone Farms, a dog breeding company operated by Debra Ritter and located in Curryville, Missouri. This case was referred to the Attorney General’s Office by the Missouri Department of […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Winter Storm Warning

National Weather Service: 4 to 7 inches of sleet and snow predicted for northern Missouri

Rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow are in the forecast today for Trenton and the surrounding areas. A representative of the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill, Pamela Pietrycha says our temperatures will be an important factor in the accumulation amounts.     Sleet and snow accumulations are predicted from four to seven inches […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe FIre Department dispatched to Country Club on illegal burn call

The Chillicothe Fire Department Monday evening respond to the Chillicothe Country Club at 1900 Washington for what Captain Tracy Bradley called an illegal burn. Upon arrival, Captain Bradley reported a 400 square foot area had some debris burning. A two and a half-inch hose was attached to the fire hydrant behind the city swimming pool […]

Marcia Moreland

Missouri woman grows farming operation with the help of University of Missouri Extension

Like many girls raised on farms in the 1970s, Marcia Moreland learned to cook, clean and iron. Men and boys in the family tended to farm duties. It was no different at school. FFA was for boys. FHA and home economics classes were for girls. Today, Moreland owns and manages Moreland Farms in Barry County. […]

Cindy Gilman Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Cindy Gilman, Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, selected as national mentor

Stratis Health announced eight critical access hospital (CAH) staff who will serve as national Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors through a new initiative that aims to broadly transfer knowledge from leading CAH quality improvement staff to others across the country. The initiative is organized through Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health […]

Ashley Ewing

Wright Memorial Hospital launches Oncology Nurse Navigator program

Wright Memorial Hospital recently launched a new program that will provide an oncology nurse navigator dedicated to easing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial hardships of living with and beyond cancer. The program is being funded in part by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. The program will center around an on-staff oncology nurse navigator whose […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]