Emergency Blood Shortage

Red Cross reports severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood […]

Health News

Hy-Vee to provide free A1C screenings

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of November. The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 168 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls six meat and potato products

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The potential for contamination was discovered after Hy-Vee’s supplier, McCain Foods announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes, which are ingredients […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Test cornstalks for nitrates before feeding

Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by this summer’s drought. County MU Extension centers offer nitrate testing. Before feeding cornstalk bales, it is important to know nitrate levels […]

Access II Awarded $500 Grant from Summit Natural Gas

Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin awarded grant from Summit Natural Gas

Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin, Mo, a non-profit organization that serves individuals with disabilities of all ages, was awarded at $500 grant from Summit Natural Gas to purchase durable medical equipment to increase wellness in the communities they serve. Access II has purchased 10 automated blood pressure monitors and 400, 7-day pill organizers […]