Animal Cruelty

Audio: Reward Increased to $8,000 for horrific southwest Missouri animal abuse case

Police in the community of Neosho have made little progress in their investigation of the suspected live-skinning of a pet beagle who had to be euthanized a week ago because of her suffering. Authorities hope an increased reward will lead to an arrest in a gruesome animal abuse case. Reporter Ty Albright at our Joplin […]

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled with Bus

FFDD celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]

Michael Smith Joins Mosaic at Maryville

Michael Smith, MD, orthopedic surgeon, now seeing patients in Maryville

Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville announces J. Michael Smith, MD, will see patients one day a week at Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville. Dr. Michael Smith is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist. He brings the latest minimally invasive techniques in the shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy to Maryville, along with an extensive background in open shoulder […]

Ashley Ewing

Wright Memorial Hospital launches Oncology Nurse Navigator program

Wright Memorial Hospital recently launched a new program that will provide an oncology nurse navigator dedicated to easing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial hardships of living with and beyond cancer. The program is being funded in part by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. The program will center around an on-staff oncology nurse navigator whose […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contracts

The Princeton City Council approved several service contracts Monday night regarding Calamity Jane Days. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports service contracts approved for Kelly Bertrand included $150 for an intermission performance during the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant this Saturday night, $500 for a performance by the Ambassadors Band September 21st, $700 for a performance […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Brad Tolson and Jacob Schneider

Audio: Brad Tolson: “Not going to be the crop everybody would hope for”

(Brownfield Ag News: Tom Steever) – North Missouri farmer Brad Tolson says he’s not concerned about what he can’t control. Tolson tells Brownfield his soybeans are behind because they were planted a month late. His corn was planted on time but was stunted early and was hit by drought during pollination. “Having said all that, […]

Rachel Brothers

Rachel Brothers hired as Executive Director of Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy+Health Center

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center announces the hiring of Rachael Brothers of Cainsville, Missouri as their Executive Director. Life Options is a non-profit pregnancy help center that will be located in Trenton and serve the surrounding Green Hills communities. Life Options’ vision is to encourage life and strengthen families. Projected to open […]