Audio: Remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal to bring widespread rain, possible severe weather to north Missouri

The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal are moving into Missouri, prompting watches. The National Hurricane Center said in its 4 a.m. update the center of the storm is about 80 miles southeast of Springfield, Mo., and has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph. A flash flood watch is in effect for areas in and near […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solutions services at Wright Memorial Hospital now offered remotely

Senior Life Solutions at Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton has made a transition to providing services remotely due to COVID-19 safety precautions. The outpatient group therapy program for seniors began offering teletherapy to its patients last month. Teletherapy allows them to receive care while remaining at home. The services are provided via telephone or computer […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Military Veterans

Help is available if Veterans experience stress or other concerns

Veterans Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt encourages family and friends of veterans to talk openly with the veterans if they show signs of stress, anxiety, depression, or other mental well-being concerns. Kleinschmidt notes those signs could include excessive worrying or dread, irritability or agitation, restlessness or difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and anxiety or panic attacks. Family and […]

WMH Program of the Year finalist

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions recognized as finalist for Program of the Year award

Wright Memorial Hospital announces that the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program has been recognized as a finalist for the National Program of the Year award. To date, there are 90 Senior Life Solutions programs across 26 states nationally. Top-performing programs are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, […]

Polo R-7 School District Website

Polo School District implements crisis plan due to crash that killed two teenagers

The Polo R-7 School District has implemented its Crisis Plan this week following a vehicle accident in southern Caldwell County Sunday that killed two teens from Polo. Middle School and High School Principal Jonathon Pickrell provided information that shows the plan involves guidelines for understanding and responding to a crisis, including emotions teachers may observe […]

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Audio: Missouri schools hire therapist to help with growing need for mental health services

The Sikeston School District in southeast Missouri has hired a licensed therapist to help with an increased need for mental health services among students. Third-grade teacher Jessica Mercer says the decision is welcome news.     “Just the things that they go through at home or they go through with other students, you wanna spend […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department reports uptick by individuals huffing air duster

The Chillicothe Police Department is reporting that officers are noticing an increased use by individuals huffing an air duster as a way to get high. Just after 6 o’clock on Tuesday morning, police responded to a traffic accident at Business 36 and Mitchell Avenue where they found a woman passed out at the wheel. She […]

Medicaid

New report finds states that have not expanded Medicaid lag behind in maternal and child health

A new report finds that Missouri has among the highest uninsured rates for women of child-bearing age. The uninsured rate for Missouri women ages 18-44 is 13.9 percent, compared to an average of nine percent in Medicaid expansion states. Medicaid expansion has played a key role in improving several maternal and child health outcomes, according […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School student uses knife to cause self-inflicted wound

A written statement was sent to parents of the Trenton R-9 School District on Tuesday following an incident at the Trenton High School Tuesday morning in which a student used a classroom kitchen knife to cause a self-inflicted wound. In the statement, Superintendent Dan Wiebers says “classroom staff and students quickly notified emergency personnel who […]

Grace Carder

NCMC partners with Preferred Family Healthcare to provide counseling resource for students

North Central Missouri College recently partnered with Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) to provide on-campus counseling services to all students available at the main campus location in Trenton, MO. Grace Carder, Counselor at PFH will be on campus during allotted times and available for students by appointment on campus, or off-campus at PFH. “We look forward […]