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North Mercer Board of Education approves increase in substitute teacher pay

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Thursday, September 10th approved an increase in substitute teacher pay from $75 per day to $90 per day. The increase is primarily due to a substitute teacher shortage. A tuition waiver request was denied. North Mercer’s stance of no longer approving tuition waivers was reaffirmed. […]

East Penn Manufacturing Website

Audio: East Penn Manufacturing Company looking to fill 400 jobs over next three years

East Penn Manufacturing Company is expanding its plant in Corydon, Iowa, and hiring additional workers. A representative of the battery-making company was recently in Trenton for interviews which were held at the Trenton Job Center, located inside the Regional Planning Commission office at 1104 Main Street. LaTonya Holmes, a spokesperson for East Penn, discussed pay and […]

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center officially opens for services on July 6th

Life Options Green Hills Pregnancy + Health Center will officially open for services on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 1433 Lulu Street in Trenton, Missouri. Life Options Green Hills is a pregnancy medical center that will serve clients throughout the Green Hills area. As a pregnancy medical center, Life Options will meet the needs of individuals, […]

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 […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Special House panel grills Medical Marijuana director on screening process

A special House committee is ramping up its scrutiny of the state’s new medical marijuana program—focusing on how licenses have been approved. The programs director and the state health department decided to go with an independent group to screen applicants – and now those selections are being challenged in a state court. House member Jered […]

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 […]

WMH Program of the Year finalist

Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions recognized as finalist for Program of the Year award

Wright Memorial Hospital announces that the hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program has been recognized as a finalist for the National Program of the Year award. To date, there are 90 Senior Life Solutions programs across 26 states nationally. Top-performing programs are recognized annually based on their excellence in demonstrating the program’s values of care, compliance, […]

Melissa Fike

Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Workshop in Warrenton focuses on industrial hemp

The University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop on the emerging industrial hemp industry in Missouri. MU Extension field specialist in horticulture Justin Keay says speakers will include MU Extension specialists, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s hemp program director, Missouri Hemp Trade Association representatives, and hemp growers and processors. Keay says it is important […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]