Child being examined by doctor

Number of uninsured children grows in Missouri

About 75,000 children in Missouri lacked health insurance in 2017, or about 5.1 percent, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.  That’s a small increase over 2016 and is just above the national average, which increased from 4.7 to 5 percent. Amanda Schneider, director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at Legal Services […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees accept retirement request

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees accepted the retirement of Green Hills Head Start Program Director Doctor Beverly Hooker at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. Hooker’s last day of employment will be January 31st, 2019, which is the end of the current fiscal year. She has been employed at NCMC and Head Start since […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Chillicothe Holiday Parade boasts over 70 entries

The 72nd annual Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade had over 70 entries Saturday morning. The Avalon Busy Bees 4-H club won the Grand Marshal trophy and the club also placed first in the Youth Division of float entries. Others winning trophies were Chillicothe Strength and Conditioning among businesses and organizations, and the Bishop Hogan […]

Health News

Hy-Vee to provide free A1C screenings

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of November. The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 168 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct […]