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 […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Department issues statement on Phase 1 of reopening

The Livingston County Health Department has offered guidance as the state enters Phase 1 of reopening. Health Center Administrator Sherry Weldon says individual distancing and distancing in public will continue, even with the easing of work restrictions put in place by the state order. She notes it is necessary to take small steps and reassess […]

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 […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces first phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” beginning May 4, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO Herb Kuhn, MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director […]

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Chinese government

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleges, “During the critical weeks of the initial outbreak, Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the […]

Missouri National Guard

Food banks throughout the state assisted by Missouri National Guard

The Missouri National Guard is supporting community food banks in unloading deliveries, sorting, packing, delivery, and distribution of food. Food banks and pantries typically use volunteers to fill orders but have seen a significant decrease in available help, while also seeing an increased need from families affected by COVID-19 for food assistance. “It’s really nice […]

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 […]

Hamilton Missouri School District Website

Hamilton School District to continue current method of instruction through May 20th

The Hamilton R-2 School District reports its current methods of instruction will continue through May 20th. The district believes the instruction will prepare students for the next school year. Faculty will continue to provide new lessons, reteaching, and reassurance. Meals will also continue to be provided to students. Superintendent Troy Ford says Hamilton R-2 is […]