WIC Women Infant Children

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

Child Porn

Missouri man sentenced to 10 years for receiving and distributing child pornography

A Joplin, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet. Daniel Shawn Rehman, 25, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to 10 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Rehman to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration. On March 6, […]

Great Value Turkey Sausage and Pork

Great Value pork and turkey sausage products recalled due to possible Salmonella

George’s Prepared Foods, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The ready-to-eat pork and turkey sausage patty items were produced on April 19, 2019, April 27, 2019, May 7, 2019, and May 9, 2019. The following products […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

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 […]

Child Pornography

Grain Valley man pleads guilty to child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man who was already under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet pleaded guilty in federal court to traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer. Andy Earl Crook, 63, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center in Chillicothe to hold free parenting classes

The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center of Chillicothe will hold free parenting classes in December and January. The classes will be held at the Mental Health Center at 401 Youssef Drive in Chillicothe Mondays from 10 o’clock to noon December 3rd through January 21st. There will be no classes held December 17th or 24th. […]

Grundy County Health Department

Grundy County Health Department signs contract to provide WIC services

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton announces that a contract has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to continue to provide Women, Infants, and Children services for the federal fiscal year 2019. Under the terms of the contract, the health department will serve 265 persons eligible for WIC every […]