Breast Health

Lawmakers introduce bill to make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) announced that they have introduced the bipartisan Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act. The legislation would make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable. “Early breast cancer detection saves lives,” said Blunt. “Unfortunately, many Americans had to postpone preventive care – including breast cancer screenings […]

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 raises over $9,000 during “Scare Away Cancer” Battle of the Branches

Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri has announced that the Centerville branch is the winner of the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Scare Away Cancer – Battle of the Branches scarecrow contest.  Centerville earned the most points based on the dollar amount of the donations collected plus the number of likes, comments, and shares on the […]

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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 […]

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Several new laws go into effect in Missouri today

Several bills become law today that the Missouri Legislature passed during the second regular session of the 100th General Assembly. Here is a snapshot of the top bills approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Mike Parson: Partial motorcycle helmet law repeal House Bill 1963 is a sweeping transportation bill allowing motorcycle drivers 26 years and […]

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Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group to hold raffle for handcrafted wall hanging

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group will hold a raffle for a quilted wall hanging at Winter Pink Out events to benefit the support group. Tickets for the three-by-three-feet wall hanging, donated by Cyndi Johnson, will be available at the Trenton R-9 basketball games on February 4th and wrestling meet February 6th. The tickets […]

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Mercer County Health Department announces speaker for Breast Cancer Luncheon

The speaker has been announced for the Mercer County Health Department’s Breast Cancer Luncheon next week. Health Department Administrator Gina Finney says area resident and breast cancer survivor Julie Wheeling Cornelison will share her experiences. The luncheon will be held at the Country Woods Event Center in Princeton on October 9, 2019, from noon to […]

Breast Cancer Support Group

Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group provides vital services to cancer patients

The Grundy County Breast Cancer Support Group is in its second year and spokesperson Cindy Jennings says the group helps Grundy County breast cancer patients by providing them with care bags, gas cards, and Visa cards. The group also provides education on breast cancer, participates in parades and fundraising events, and is the sponsor of […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education meets with lengthy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a bond resolution for the proposed district building project at a meeting Wednesday evening. The approved ballot question to appear on the April 2nd ballot asks if the school district should borrow seven million dollars to construct, renovate, improve, furnish, and equip district facilities. The question says the […]

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Pleasant View Board of Education approves student field trips

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved the new gymnasium/cafeteria rental form at a meeting Tuesday evening to reflect current rates. Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff says the rental rates were increased at last month’s meeting. The gym rental rate is now $200 for in-district families and $250 for out-of-district families with the cafeteria rate set […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Breast Cancer Awareness themed Wright Run set for Saturday morning, rain or shine

The “Breast Cancer Awareness” themed Wright Run 5K/10K in Trenton is still on for Saturday morning. Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Development Officer Dave Bain says the run to benefit the foundation’s Equipment Fund will be held rain or shine, unless it is storming with lightning, then the event may be canceled. The race is set […]