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Missouri hits new peak in Delta variant summer surge with almost 3,000 COVID cases

(Missouri Independent) – The summer surge of infection tied to the easily spread Delta variant of COVID-19 is accelerating in Missouri, with state health officials on Wednesday reporting the highest case total since mid-January. The Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,995 additional cases, with at least one case in 105 of the state’s 117 local […]

Master Gardener

University of Missouri Extension to offer Master Gardener course

Gardening offers many rewards, according to David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. One of them, he said, is the satisfaction of sharing plant knowledge with others. The MU Extension Master Gardener program has a motto of ‘helping others learn to grow. Trinklein notes it emphasizes service to others as the program’s […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital Honors Staff with a High Performers Social

To honor and recognize their employees, Carroll County Memorial Hospital typically holds departmental appreciation weeks throughout the year. Employees are categorized into five groups and are traditionally recognized during one of these five special weeks. However, COVID-19 has continued to create a challenge for traditional recognition activities. “The CCMH Rewards & Recognition Team worked hard […]

Agents of Discovery

Explore Missouri’s outdoors through Agents of Discovery mobile app

 Looking for a new way to explore and learn about Missouri’s outdoors? The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages kids and adults to check out the free mobile gaming app, Agents of Discovery. MDC is partnering with the gaming app to help the public explore natural areas around the state. Discover nature through completing “missions”, all […]

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Tori Guffey is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tori Guffey as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for April 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

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North Central Missouri College Phi Theta Kappa named 2021 REACH Chapter

The North Central Missouri College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been named a 2021 REACH chapter which celebrates and rewards PTK chapters excelling in membership development. NCMC’s PTK chapter is one of 1,081 nationwide recognized for their membership efforts. The chapters recognized increased their membership for the 2020 academic year.  “When students get […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

WMH Daisey Award Winners

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center announce DAISY Award winners

Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe recognized four nurses this week with the DAISY Award. Winners were Jordain Oshel and Hailey Smith of Wright Memorial, Brooke Ruoff of Hedrick, and Ashley Ewing of both hospitals. Others nominated were Susie Folkert, Nichole Stout, and Shelby Sutton with Hedrick, and Stephanie Muck […]

Kaitlyn Rouse Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020

Kaitlyn Rouse selected as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Kaitlyn Rouse as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for November 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Tristan Cullum Putnam County Student of Month

Tristan Cullum is Putnam County School District Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tristan Cullum as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for September 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Putnam County Student of the month for December

Putnam County School District announces Career and Technical Ed Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Mason Pearson as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for December 2019. The acknowledgment included the presentation of a certificate, a CTE Student of the Month shirt, and the addition of his name to the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Month awards plaque which […]

Wright Memorial Hospital Daisy Award Winners Fall 2019

Daisy Award winners announced for Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center

Nurses from Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center held a recognition ceremony on Thursday, October 24 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the NCMC Barton Campus in Trenton. Several achievements were recognized throughout the evening, and two nurses were presented with the DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and […]