Audio: Pre-filed bill in Missouri legislature would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation

Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session.     Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]

Senator Dan Hegeman

Senator Dan Hegeman selected as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman

Incoming Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz announced his intention to appoint Senator Dan Hegeman as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The 100th Missouri General Assembly will convene its first regular legislative session on Wednesday, January 9. The Appropriations Committee is tasked with giving preliminary approval to the state operating budget for each fiscal […]

Christopher Small

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri announces new Executive Director

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri announces a new executive director, Dr. Christopher A. Small who recently began with the agency. Many from north central Missouri know the organization as Green Hill Community Action Agency. Several years ago the agency began doing business under the name of Community Action Agency of North Central […]

Medicare

Medicare open enrollment deadline is December 7th

The Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding seniors that Medicare open enrollment ends on Wednesday, December 7th and seniors who have not yet made their plan selections for 2019 are encouraged to contact CLAIM. CLAIM provides seniors and their caregivers free and unbiased help from certified counselors. Seniors can ask questions by phone or arrange […]

Emergency Blood Shortage

Red Cross reports severe blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood […]