Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Medical marijuana program director to appear before House Committee

State medical marijuana program director Lyndall Fraker will answer questions in a House Committee hearing today (Wednesday) about how the state has awarded licenses to grow or distribute the drug.     State Senator Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff says his constituents are complaining about the scoring.     The state health department says four […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department announces 2019 Wellness Challenge maintenance prize

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton has announced the winner of the Green Hills Wellness Challenge maintenance prize. Tona Crawford ended the 2019 wellness challenge with a 16-1/2% weight loss. She began this year’s challenge with a 19.29% weight loss from her beginning weight of last year’s challenge. Crawford won $300 from the health […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approve appointments

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee approved appointments for positions Tuesday. Glen Briggs was appointed chairperson, Alan Barnett vice-chairperson, and Kelli Hillerman as secretary. A listing of individuals was approved for the 2020 membership listing. They represent elected officials, firefighting, law enforcement, community groups, public health, hospital, and facilities. The committee also approved the […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Wellness Challenge

Community Wellness Challenge sign-ups extended through Tuesday

The Grundy County Health Department reports signups have been extended through Tuesday, January 14 for the Community Wellness Challenge. Inclement weather experienced on Friday and with Ketcham Community Center closing early then, it has been decided to continue to accept sign-ups today and tomorrow for the 2020 Green Hills Wellness Challenge. Participants may sign-up at […]

Generic City Water

Free water testing to be offered for Missouri produce growers

MU Extension is offering free microbial water testing to Missouri produce growers through a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The tests, which meet water testing requirements for FSMA and Good Agricultural Practices certification, are conducted by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Sample bottles and forms are […]

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative or MyPI

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative to launch in area counties

Multiple agencies from a four-county region are working to launch a new program that will train youth on how to prepare for a disaster event.  The Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative, or MyPI, is a national award-winning program that will be offered for free to interested youth next year.  Knowing that youth and families are busy […]