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“Taking Care of You” stress management course to be offered online

Registration is now open for Taking Care of You, a University of Missouri Extension program that offers practical strategies for dealing with stress and life challenges. Developed by an interdisciplinary MU Extension team, the research-based program focuses on positive psychology and mindfulness in online sessions held over eight weeks. Participants learn concepts and practical strategies […]

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Princeton City Council approves farmers market on square

The Princeton City Council the evening of Monday, June 8th approved a farmers market using the Princeton Square Saturday mornings. City Clerk Danette Snapp reports the farmers market has been meeting Saturdays but not within the city limits. The council also approved the Princeton Chamber of Commerce using the ball field for a July 4th […]

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Governor Parson, Lt. Governor Kehoe highlight importance of supporting Missouri businesses

Governor Parson encouraged Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s economy moving forward.  “We are on the road to recovery, and we must continue taking steps to protect ourselves and others. With that said, we encourage Missourians to safely re-engage in the economy,” Governor Parson said. “Now more […]

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Faith leaders encouraging Missouri residents to find creative ways to celebrate Easter

Multiple Missouri health departments are asking Missourians to Stay and Pray this Easter Sunday by celebrating traditions at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to look for alternative virtual or televised Easter or Passover services instead of attending in-person services. Faith leaders are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate […]

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North Central Missouri College student Jacquelyn Perez honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 290 students who will make up the organization’s 2020-2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2020 cohort—the largest group of Newman Civic Fellows to date—includes Jacquelyn Perez (Milan, MO), a student at North Central Missouri College. The […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee could vote this week on measure targeting trans athletes

A Missouri House committee could vote this week on a proposed public vote targeting transgender high school athletes. If approved by voters, transgender athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex and females could no longer play football with their male teammates, for instance. During a public hearing, Yukon State Representative […]

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Missouri students recognized for outstanding volunteer service

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards bestowed top honors to two Missouri students for their exceptional acts of volunteerism in their local communities. Missouri’s 2020 youth volunteer awardees are: Abigail Mueller, Whitfield School, St. Louis Elizabeth Ravasini, Bernard C. Campbell Middle School, Lee’s Summit R-VII School District Mueller, a high school junior, created a self-image education and […]

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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 […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to host third annual Live Nativity Scene

The Wright Memorial Hospital Spiritual Wellness Team will be hosting the third annual Live Nativity on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The event will begin underneath the Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group entrance awning and will conclude inside the hospital’s Education Center. The live display will feature five simple scenes that illustrate […]