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Missouri families face added pressure to meet basic needs

The ability to meet basic needs is out-of-reach for many Missouri families because of the pandemic. The challenges facing households with children are detailed in a new national report. This week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released findings for all states, using weekly Census survey data on such topics as food insecurity and housing instability.  One […]

Merry Christmas

Sixth Annual Chillicothe Community Christmas Dinner to be held via drive-through

The Sixth Annual Chillicothe Community Christmas Dinner will be held via drive-through and delivery due to the pandemic. Pick up at the Calvary Baptist Church at 206 Locust Street in Chillicothe will be Christmas Day from 11 to 1 o’clock. Anyone can pick up meals, but deliveries are limited to Chillicothe. Christmas Dinner Committee Member […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections implements technology to cut COVID-19 infection rate within prisons

Implementation of three technological innovations in the Missouri Department of Corrections aims to cut COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri state prisons and other facilities. These strategies: Kill the virus in the air Kill the virus on surfaces Detect the virus in wastewater The department now has ionization generators — air purifying devices that destroy 99.4% […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church serves almost 1000 meals for Thanksgiving 2020

The Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton served almost 1,000 meals for its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26th.  The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things were “a little rough at the beginning” on November 26th because the church did things differently this year.     One hundred forty (140)  meals were picked […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Final preparations underway for Thanksgiving meal from Coon Creek Baptist Church

Preparations are underway for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things are going well. Crawford says more than 650 meals have been ordered so far for the meal to be delivered or picked up on November 26th. The church has purchased some […]