Community Resource Center of Chillicothe

Community Resource Center in Chillicothe to participate in #GivingTuesday

The Community Resource Center is responding to meet the needs of homeless and low-income individuals and families in Livingston County and the surrounding area. #GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. #GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Commission contacted regarding hazmat filings

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports the Encamp Compliance Team recently contacted the Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Commission concerning Missouri Tier 2 Hazmat filings. Briggs says Encamp is a company that specializes in filing Tier 2 reports on behalf of clients. Anyone required to file a Tier 2 report is not required […]

Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

Missouri Department of Corrections website

Federal leader looks to Missouri as model for post-incarceration success

About 96% of people incarcerated in Missouri eventually return home to our communities. More than 15,000 Missourians are released from state prisons each year. To help boost their chances of success, the Missouri Department of Corrections partners with fellow state agencies and community nonprofit organizations to build a network of support in areas such as […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital named “2020 Guardian of Excellence” award winner

Wright Memorial Hospital has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in clinical quality. It’s the second year in a row that Wright Memorial Hospital received this award. The Press Ganey Guardian of […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center offering limited COVID-19 testing

Livingston County Health Center announces the availability of nasal pharyngeal COVID-19 testing at no out of pocket cost for county residents who meet specific criteria. Those who would like to pursue this testing must have symptoms and be unable to access a test through their insurance, or without insurance. If a person is sick and […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center to offer adult blood draw clinics

Livingston County Health Center announces private appointments for Adult Blood Draws on Wednesday, September 30th following social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Appointments will be limited to Livingston County residents at this time. Those who would like to set up an appointment should call 646-5506 to […]

Education and Teachers

Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is drafting a letter to send to Gov. Mike Parson to request temporary removal of school districts serving as the gatekeeper of Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. Due to COVID-19, more families are choosing to move their kids to virtual learning. During a committee […]