Medicaid Expansion

Hospitals, health care advocates launch campaign to authorize Medicaid expansion through statewide vote

Missouri’s hospitals and a coalition of individuals and organizations supporting Medicaid expansion announced the launch of a campaign to let Missouri voters decide the future of expanded coverage to low-income individuals caught in the “coverage gap.” “Missouri is among only a handful of states to not expand Medicaid. As a result, approximately 200,000 citizens of […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition to host “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Healthy Living Coalition will host its annual Back to School Carnival at the small ball field at the fairgrounds in Princeton on Friday, July 26, 2019. The Mercer County Health Department, Mercer County Ministerial Alliance, and Rotary sponsor the free event that evening from 5 to 7 o’clock where Mercer County students […]

USDA Sign

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue chooses Kansas City as next home of two USDA agencies

Governor Mike Parson congratulated Kansas City and all of Missouri for being selected by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as the new home of USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy (NIFA). “We are thrilled that Secretary Perdue chose to relocate ERS and NIFA to the heartland. […]

Rural Location Sign

Residents of Livingston County can now purchase 911 rural location signs

Rural residents of Livingston County can purchase 911 Rural Location Signs at the Livingston County Health Center of Chillicothe to help emergency services find residences. The 18 by six-inch blue prismatic reflective double-sided aluminum signs with four-inch white numbers are made possible through an initiative of the health center’s Aging in Place Coalition. It is […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department seeking donations for “Back to School” carnival

The Mercer County Health Department and Mercer County Ministerial Alliance are seeking donations from businesses, individuals, and community organizations for a back to school carnival. The donations of money, school supplies, door prizes, or giveaways would help supply Mercer County children with recommended school supplies for next school year.  The donations would be used for […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Sex Offender

Audio: Missouri House Committee hears Bill involving daycare facilities and sex offenders

Legislation that would allow Missouri officials to reject a daycare facility’s license application if it’s too close to sex offenders has the backing of a Sedalia nursing home with 17 registered sex offenders. Four Seasons Living Center lobbyist Jack Dalton testifies a daycare facility wants to open right next to his facility.     The […]