Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

Missouri Livestock Symposium names John Wood 2019 Livestock Person of the Year

The co-founder of US Wellness Meats is the 2019 Missouri Livestock Symposium Person of the Year. Lifelong Lewis County farmer and businessman John Wood earns the honor for lifelong work to raise cattle on grass and market specialty meats says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Zac Erwin. His work makes a significant economic impact […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Pool and handicapped swings tops discussion of Trenton Park Board meeting

Two Trenton Park Board committees discussed several topics at a workshop Wednesday evening. The Pool Committee talked about how to make the high dive area safer at the Trenton Family Aquatic Center. Park Board President Duane Helmandollar reported at the last regular meeting that there had been a few incidents this season regarding the high […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Report presented to Trenton Park Board on Trenton Family Aquatic Center

A report on the pool was given at the Trenton Park Board meeting Wednesday evening. Park Superintendent Jason Shuler reported a transformer blowing near Moberly Park, and a power surge caused electrical problems at the Trenton Family Aquatic Center Tuesday. He said the problem was fixed around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon which allowed the Bright Futures […]

School Safety

Audio: Missouri panel recommends school-based mental health care to boost safety in schools

A state task force has made several recommendations to boost safety within Missouri’s K through 12 schools. Member Paul Fennewald, a former FBI agent, and state Homeland Security Director, says the group suggests integrating school-based mental health services. The report says teachers and administrators are often pressed into serving as mental health caretakers when one […]

Fescue

Missouri Extension Livestock Specialist: Stockpile tall fescue now for winter feeding

Plan now to stockpile tall fescue for winter feeding. Stockpiled fescue lowers feed input costs and leads to better profits in cattle operations, says University of Missouri Extension livestock field specialist Patrick Davis.  Begin stockpiling tall fescue by resetting fescue pastures to 3 to 4 inches and adding 40 to 50 pounds of nitrogen in […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Over 4,000 medical marijuana cards issued in first month of the program

Missourians have been applying to get medical marijuana – in the thousands. By Tuesday afternoon, July 30, 2019, the state health department confirms that 4,546 patients and caregivers have been approved out of 4,806 applications received so far. The new state law says a doctor can approve patients from a list of illnesses and side […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Governor Parson signs “Lyndon’s Law” to help keep highway, emergency workers safe

Missouri highway, utility workers and emergency responders will be safer as a result of legislation signed into law today by Gov. Mike Parson. House Bill 499, also known as “Lyndon’s Law,” authorizes the Missouri Department of Revenue to revoke the driver’s license of anyone who hits a highway or utility worker in a work zone […]