Wellness Challenge

Green Hills Wellness Challenge winners announced

The 12th Annual Green Hills Wellness Challenge had it’s final weigh-in last Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th. The Grundy County Health Department reports 23 participants obtained 10% or greater weight loss from their initial weigh in. The individuals in the top five with the highest percentage of weight loss were Tona Crawford with 16 […]

Pfc. Stoney Tyler, of Rolla, who serves with 335th Engineer Platoon (Area Clearance), competes for the 35th Engineer Brigade at the Missouri National Guard's Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri, the first week of April 2013. The training and competition determines the state Guard's soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year.

Two soldiers claim Missouri Guard Best Warrior honors

Following five days of intense physical and mental challenges, two citizen-soldiers came out on top at the Missouri Army National Guard’s Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho. Pfc. Stoney Tyler, representing the 35th Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, earned the winner’s slot in the soldier category. Staff Sgt. Derick Moudy, battling for […]

Jeff Tindle

Carroll County Hospital CEO named finalist for Rural Hospital Leadership Award

Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Office Jeff Tindle was recognized as a finalist for the American Hospital Association’s Rural Hospital Leadership Award for his efforts to improve health care delivery in the community. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community through transformational change on the road to […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Governor Parson visits three Missouri prisons to meet with DOC staff

Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons on Friday to meet with Department of Corrections staff to continue to focus on restructuring state government and discuss proposed changes designed to improve conditions for corrections workers and boost safety for Missourians. Parson said the efforts to restructure state government are driven by the administration’s “dedication” to […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri announces new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has announced the appointment of Susan Stegeman as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019. She will lead the grassroots movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities in Missouri. Every day, Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sports […]

Farm in Winter

Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available for free download at extension.missouri.edu/p/M199, lets farmers know the right practices to identify, hire and retain the right workers. It explains ways to […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]