Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refining Medical Marijuana applications for facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is granting the public the opportunity to provide feedback on drafts of application questions and scoring criteria that will determine which applicants will soon become licensed medical marijuana facilities throughout the state.   Scoring criteria and application questions will make up part of the facility license application which […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission again tables courtroom remodeling

The Grundy County Commission met with Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jack Peace Tuesday afternoon to discuss proposed renovations for the third-floor circuit courtroom at the courthouse in Trenton. Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull says the commission will inquire about construction for the remodel and see if the company that previously submitted a bid for the […]

Prescription Medication

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

Mental Health Awareness Month

Suicide rate is higher in rural areas

For many, the peace and quiet of country living is the American dream. But that dream can turn into a nightmare for those who become isolated and disconnected from their communities, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch. May is Mental Health Month. It is a good time to talk with […]