Together We Can

MU Extension releases Mental Health Toolkit

The University of Missouri Extension and partners recently released a Together We Can toolkit to help rural Missourians access mental health resources. “This presents the resources to help open up conversations about mental health,” says MU Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. “Making it comfortable to talk about mental health is the first step […]

MIssouri State Board of Education

Missouri Board of Education discusses classes next fall, students dodging school work

A new state statute requires Missouri’s K-12 districts to start the school year no earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September unless the State Board of Education waives the requirement. Board members are discussing whether to waive the requirement and give districts the option of starting the school earlier this […]

Unemployment

Governor Parson announces implementation of $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The FPUC does not include any provisions or benefits […]

Wild Turkeys In A Field

Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 4 and 5 followed by the regular spring season April 20 through May 10. MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl expects spring turkey hunting to be challenging. “A […]

Brenda Drost

Audio: Brenda Drost to be featured speaker at Better Woman Conference in Trenton

The speaker at this year’s Better Woman Conference at Trenton is an assistant pastor at the Mountain Park Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Trenton First Assembly of God Children’s Pastor Erin Ferguson says Brenda Drost teaches at that church, travels, and brings challenging messages to help people live out their faith. The Better Woman […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center announces Smart Connections class

Livingston County Health Center announces a Smart Connections® class series beginning on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Chillicothe Early Learning Center, located at 900 Coach K Street. Smart Connections® is a free program from Trauma Smart® for parents and caregivers to connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. […]

Melissa Fike

Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Fields of Faith

Maryville football coach to be featured at Fields of Faith event in Trenton

A football coach for the Maryville Spoofhounds will be featured at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Ninth Annual Fields of Faith in Trenton. Food, fellowship, and tailgate games will begin at C. F. Russell Stadium on the evening of October 16, 2019, at 6 o’clock. Kellen Overstreet, who is an alumnus of Penny High School […]