Regina Murdock, a registered nurse with D&H Drugstore, administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Kali Lindsay, a dietary aide, on Aug. 6, 2021 at clinic at the Neighborhoods by TigerPlace in Columbia, Mo. (Photo by Tessa Weinberg/Missouri Independent)

AARP calls for vaccine mandates as COVID re-enters Missouri nursing homes

(Missouri Indepentent) – With cases on the rise among both residents and staff, the nation’s leading advocacy group for retirees is calling on nursing homes to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. The number of COVID-19 cases reported each week in Kansas and Missouri nursing homes is rising again for the first time in months. Missouri, where weekly […]

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La Plata man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Highway 63

A La Plata resident received serious injuries when the pickup truck he was driving traveled off Highway 63 in Macon County, striking a field entrance and an embankment. Thirty-year-old Tyler McHenry was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon, then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia The accident crash happened early Sunday, one […]

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ATV crash sends three to hospital, including 5 and 7 year old boys, after being ejected from vehicle

A Macon man and two boys from Macon were ejected from an all-terrain vehicle seven miles east of Macon on April 6th. A private vehicle took the driver, 65-year-old Russell Goosey, to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. The passengers, a five-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old boy, were transported to the Samaritan Hospital […]

Operation Christmas Child

Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

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Four injured in crash on Highway 63 in Randolph County

Four people were injured, two of them seriously Wednesday afternoon, in an accident on Highway 63 at Jacksonville in Randolph County. The highway patrol listed the serious injuries for the driver of the car, 26-year-old Colton Hammes of Novinger, and one of his passengers, 24-year-old Andrew Morgan of Kirksville. Both went to the University Hospital […]

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Audio: State health officials sending staff to Macon, following church revival, as COVID-19 cases climb to 21

Health officials in northern Missouri’s Macon County say a church revival last week has now led to 21 confirmed coronavirus cases. During a media briefing with Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on Thursday, state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams told Missourinet the revival took place in Macon, which is […]