Hogs

As work at meat processing plants slows, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer

University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon says producers can feed more fiber and less fat to slow growth.  “This is a good time to move to feeding low-energy, high-fiber diets with an adjusted lysine-to-calorie ratio and remove any growth-promoting technologies,” Shannon says. Fiber, a poor source of energy, is cheap and fills pigs […]

Stay at Home Order

“Stay at Home” order issued for Linn County to slow spread of COVID-19

The Linn County Commission and Linn County Health Department Administrator have issued a Stay at Home Order for the county. The order’s intent is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county while enabling essential services to continue. The Stay at Home Order supersedes and replaces prior orders for Linn County for COVID-19. It […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacy installing drug take-back receptacles

To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it has purchased and will install drug take-back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The availability of drug take-back receptacles […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Narcan or Naloxone

Audio: Missouri schools and other sites getting free Narcan to combat opioid overdoses

The head of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is touting his agency’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.     Director Randall Williams says he signed an order this week to provide free naloxone for emergency use in high schools, college campuses, public libraries, and YMCA facilities. Naloxone, sold under the brand […]

opioid crisis

Missouri continues fight against opioid epidemic with innovative approaches

The widespread opioid epidemic is considered a public health crisis and for years has been an ongoing challenge in Missouri and across the nation. Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) continues to be innovative in its efforts to help people affected by this epidemic.  “What we are dealing with in Missouri is an […]

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Audio: Missouri Attorney General’s office joins FBI efforts to fight human trafficking, exploiting children

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office has joined the FBI’s efforts in the fight against human trafficking and exploiting children. During a press conference today in Kansas City, Schmitt says his office now has a seat at the table in the FBI’s task force made up of Missouri and Kansas law enforcement agencies and other […]

opioid crisis

Missouri to receive nearly $10 million in additional opioid grant funding

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announced that Missouri will receive $9.6 million in State Opioid Response Grant funding. The funding is the first of two expected grant announcements from the $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants that Senator Roy Blunt worked to include in the FY2019 Labor/HHS appropriations bill, which was signed […]

Drugs

Audio: Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to institute drug monitoring program

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to join the rest of the country in instituting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler met with Boone County Hospital officials Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic.     Boone County and about half of Missouri’s counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]