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Black Silo Foundation presents check to participating charities

The Black Silo Foundation presented a check for $12,829 to participating charities on September 28, 2021. The donation came from the proceeds of the Mid-America Music Festival. This year’s festival supported Camp Rainbow, the Green Hills Animal Shelter, and the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center.  The Black Silo Foundation has donated more than $25,000 […]

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Caldwell County Cares Coalition receives $100,000 grant to address alcohol and substance abuse issues

The Caldwell County Cares Coalition has received funding to address alcohol and substance use issues. The group received a Mega Grant Award for $100,000 from Preferred Family Healthcare Prevention. The 3C Power in Prevention project will be a joint effort of sectors of Caldwell, Daviess, and DeKalb counties. It will implement a three-fold initiative that […]

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Quilt to be raffled off at halftime of Chillicothe Football Game with proceeds to benefit cancer patients

The Professional Firefighters of Chillicothe Local 2460 and the Livingston County Assistance Program have done boot blocks and will raffle off a donated cancer quilt to support cancer patients. They are also selling cancer awareness T-shirts. Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly has signed a proclamation declaring October 22nd as Cancer Awareness Day. A table will be […]

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Mercer County Health Department to host breast cancer awareness luncheon

The Mercer County Health Department will hold a breast cancer awareness luncheon in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Boxed lunches will be served by drive-up at the health department in Princeton on October 6th from noon to 1 o’clock. The menu will include brisket, twice-baked loaded potatoes, salad, and bakery cupcakes. Sweet […]

Suicide Prevention

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions speaks about the importance of talking about suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention […]

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Law enforcement to participate in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, August 20 through Labor Day

As the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer come to an end, highway safety officials are encouraging drivers not to let down their guard. Highway fatalities continue to be on the rise with a focus on four risky behaviors: not wearing a seat belt, cellphone use while driving, excessive speeds, and driving under the influence of […]

Health News

Sullivan County Health Department to hold events celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month; events for parents to be held in Milan Community

The Sullivan County Health Department will hold weekly events in August to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Lifelines Pregnancy Help Center of Kirksville will have resource education available for parents at the Milan Community Center on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 30th from 9 until 1 o’clock and August 26th from 3 o’clock to 5:30. […]

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Leadership Northwest Missouri class of 2021 graduates 19 from the region

Leadership Northwest Missouri recently held their 2021 graduation ceremony in Cameron at the Cameron Community Center. The celebration began with a welcome by Master of Ceremonies, Julie Robertson, Chair of the Graduation Planning Committee and 2020 LNWMO alum. Tim Wymes, 2020 LNWMO alum, blessed the group with an invocation prior to dinner. Katelyn Addison and […]

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Some of Missouri’s largest CAFOs are seeking less stringent state regulation

Eleven of Missouri’s largest concentrated animal feeding operations are working to reduce the state’s oversight of their hog facilities despite a record of manure spills and clean water violations.  Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has 11 CAFOs seeking new state permits.  The facilities, dotted across northern Missouri, combined are capable of raising more […]

Shelby Todd, program director for the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions announces new Program Director

Wright Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Shelby Todd, RN, as the new program director for the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program.  Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program, is designed to meet the unique needs of seniors struggling with age-related depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, a recent health diagnosis, or the loss […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol to participate in “Operation CARE” on July Fourth holiday weekend

The July Fourth weekend is a great opportunity to enjoy one of Missouri’s national parks, recreational opportunities, lakes, and rivers, or a backyard barbecue. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe July Fourth holiday. Safety should be at the top of […]

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Feds pony up to get more SNAP-eligible families enrolled

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a 50/50 match on Nebraska dollars invested in outreach to get more eligible families enrolled in SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps. Ellen Vollinger, legal director at the Food Research and Action Center, said the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps struggling families put food on the […]

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Missouri officials call for support and protection of elders

 Each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, bullied, or exploited. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations, to unite communities around the world to raise awareness about elder abuse. […]

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Lawmakers introduce legislation to improve adoption process for those adopting children from other countries

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Adoption Caucus, announced that they have reintroduced legislation to improve the intercountry adoption process. “There are millions of children around the world without a safe, stable home,” said Blunt. “We can help connect these children with the families they deserve by making […]