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University of Missouri Extension releases 2021 mental health toolkit

The University of Missouri Extension and Show-Me Farm Safety recently released a new Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. “Missourians are strong and resilient in the face of the challenges and uncertainty that can come with farm life,” says Marshall Stewart, MU vice chancellor for extension and engagement and […]

Disability Awareness Month

Audio: Governor decrees March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness month as Missourians with disabilities lobby for caregiver funding

Gov. Parson officially proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in the State of Missouri, as more than 300 people with disabilities rallied virtually with Capitol lawmakers.     He told the rally he has a niece who is autistic and he has learned some of the challenges. Missourians with disabilities are lobbying for more […]

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Grundy County Commission signs with Granite Phone Service; Grundy County to receive $2 million in next round of COVID funding

The Grundy County Commission signed a letter of agency with Granite phone service on March 16th. The letter gives the company permission to contact AT&T on behalf of Grundy County. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says going through Granite for the county is estimated to reduce the cost of three AT&T lines from $500 a month […]

Breast Health

Women are skipping breast exams; fighting cancer complicated by COVID-19

(Missouri Independent) – Amid a battle with breast cancer, Kari Rawley found herself combating a second potentially fatal condition — COVID-19. The Kansas City resident thought she had done everything right to help herself in her immunocompromised state. Her family wore masks and practiced social distancing, but after a small going away party for her […]

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Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri to host “Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest”

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri is hosting a Scare Away Cancer—Battle of the Branches Scarecrow Contest to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each Farmers Bank branch has decorated its location with pink fall décor. Each is also conducting a fundraiser to support a local cancer awareness group. Marketing Director Cindy Roy says funds […]

COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard website

Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

Open House

Grundy County Opportunity Center to hold open house

The Grundy County Opportunity Center will hold an open house in observance of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Community members can visit the center at 2600 Princeton Road in Trenton on October 15, 2019, from 9 to noon. Refreshments will be provided. The Grundy County Opportunity Center provides a variety of employment types, including […]

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled with Bus

FFDD celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]

Mayor Crooks Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Trenton Mayor signs proclamation designating September “Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month”

Trenton Mayor Linda Crooks on Tuesday signed a proclamation designating September as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month in the City of Trenton. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee, Pinky Swear Foundation raise more than $100,000 for children with cancer and their families

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced today that its register roundup event raised more than $100,000 across Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup took place from August 1-18 to give customers the opportunity to […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]