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 […]

Kelly Claycomb NCMC Outstanding Employee 2020

Kelly Claycomb selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee

Kelly Claycomb, Nursing Director of PN to ADN program, from Ridgeway, MO, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee for November. Kelly has been employed at NCMC for thirteen years and holds a Master’s in Nursing Education. Kelly recently worked tirelessly on NCMC’s PN to ADN nursing program review for CNEA (Commission […]

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Missouri lawmaker: State employees and teachers should receive pay raises, not elected officials

A veteran state lawmaker from southeast Missouri will file a resolution this week, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and for statewide elected officials. State Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, was first elected to the Missouri House in 2014 and will be a senior member in January during his final House term in […]

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Audio: CDC in Missouri today to begin first-of-its-kind COVID-19 study within K-12 schools

The CDC is in Missouri today to begin a first-ever COVID-19 study within some K-12 schools. Two groups of students who are considered close contacts to someone with COVID-19 will be tested over a 30-day period. The first group includes those wearing masks who are allowed to continue in-person classes. Missouri Department of Health and […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker will file resolution to block proposed pay raises for state lawmakers

A veteran state lawmaker from southeast Missouri will file a resolution this week, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and statewide elected officials. Deering GOP State Representative Andrew McDaniel has voted against previous pay raises for lawmakers, and says it’s state employees and teachers who should receive a raise:     The […]

Pattonsburg Schools

Pattonsburg School District to close November 23rd through December 7th due to positive case of COVID-19

The Pattonsburg R-2 School District will close from November 23rd through December 7th due to having a positive COVID-19 case in the building. Superintendent Bill Pottorff reports that, due to close contacts, there is not enough staff to provide services. Packets will be provided for students to continue the education process. Teachers will be in […]

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EPA awards $2.5 million to the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs for farmworker pesticide training

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs to receive up to $500,000 annually to conduct pesticide safety training across the country over the next five years. With EPA funding, AFOP will administer this grant to provide occupational health and safety training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in more than […]

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Beth Crawford receives Missouri Community College Association Senior Service Award

Beth Crawford, Nursing Faculty/Bethany Site Coordinator of Albany, Missouri, was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association for her service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges. Beth received the 2020 Senior Service award at the statewide MCCA convention held virtually November 11-13, 2020. This award is given annually to outstanding community college […]

Susan Stull

NCMC faculty member, Dr. Susan Stull, receives Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

NCMC faculty member, Dr. Susan Stull, Life Sciences Instructor, was recently recognized for her service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges. Dr. Stull received the 2020 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the statewide Missouri Community College Association convention held virtually November 11-13, 2020. This award is given annually to outstanding faculty […]

Dr. Alex Garza of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force

Video: ‘The virus is winning’: Health officials call for statewide mask mandate in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Gov. Mike Parson needs to issue a statewide mask mandate and “safer-at-home” policy to prevent the state’s health system from becoming overwhelmed, Dr. Alex Garza, the incident commander of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said Friday. “Unfortunately, as has been painfully obvious to even a casual observer, we are […]