Scott Hoad Marine Veteran Welding in a shop

Connecting to Careers: Helping veterans transfer value and skills to civilian life.

Scott Hoad was at a low point this spring, trying to piece together a decent living after being laid off from a job painting commercial aircraft. Then Hoad crossed paths with Amy Patillo, a University of Missouri Extension labor and workforce development specialist based in Springfield. Hoad’s brother owns the ranch where Patillo boards her […]

Deb Thummel 5th Generation Farmer

Video: Deb Thummel says her philosophy on the farm is “Kids, Cattle and Christ”

“My philosophy on the farm is that the three things that I truly enjoy are kids, cattle, and Christ, and they all come together here in his creation,” said Deb Thummel. “Anytime that I can involve kids, cattle, and Christ in the same thing, I’m a very happy person.” Thummel’s faith is planted as deep […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces $1M grant to Urban League of St. Louis to expand violent crime de-escalation program

Governor Mike Parson announced a $1 million grant to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. for the expansion of the Serving Our Streets Initiative. This initiative drives at the heart of violent crime in St. Louis by focusing on community outreach and direct engagement with citizens in the highest crime and poverty areas. […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee launches free, flexible health and wellness program for schools

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces that Hy-Vee KidsFit is launching a free, downloadable Wellness Week guide. The guide includes in-person, virtual, and hybrid methods to help students prioritize healthy choices in school and at home. This school year, Hy-Vee KidsFit is offering the free Wellness Week guide consisting of a downloadable toolkit that contains fun education-based activities, […]

Jenny Croy

Jenni Croy selected as North Central Missouri College’s outstanding employee

Jenni Croy, Head Women’s Basketball Coach/Developmental Math Instructor, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee for May. Jenni, from Trenton, has been employed at NCMC for 13 years and holds a master’s degree in Secondary Administration from William Woods University. Since her employment, Jenni has consistently worked to build a successful women’s […]

Cash and Katie gov leadership 2020

NCMC students participate in Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum

NCMC students Katie Blanchard from Lucerne, MO Cash Miller from Warsaw, MO and were two of the 98 collegiate students that participated in the 33rd Annual Missouri Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values held February 14-16, 2020, in Jefferson City, Missouri. The forum challenges students’ character development by encouraging them to reflect on […]