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NCMC Student Senate participates in Leadership Institute

The North Central Missouri College Student Senate Leadership team participated in the annual MCCA Student Leadership Institute held at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on Wednesday. As part of the day, students participated in community engagement, leadership development, met with legislators, and toured the Capitol. “I enjoyed the tour of the Capitol and meeting […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A diagnosed in Ava, Missouri food handler

Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee who handled food at Ruby Garden located at 812 S. Jefferson St. in Ava, Missouri. The investigation by the Douglas County Health Department found that this employee worked while infectious August 30-31. Ruby Garden is working with the Douglas County Health Department to prevent any new illnesses from […]

Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

Charges Filed

Audio: Missouri Attorney General files five stealing charges against former southeastern Missouri official

Missouri’s Attorney General has filed five charges of felony stealing against the former deputy collector for Madison County in southeastern Missouri county.     Charges against 31-year-old Kelcey Gresham of Fredericktown were announced yesterday. The AG’s office says the crimes came to light last fall when Madison County residents who had paid their property taxes […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A vaccine now recommended for all children ages 2-18

Nationwide, cases of hepatitis A are on the rise. Many states, including Missouri, are currently experiencing outbreaks, and the hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection. The hepatitis A vaccine is a two-dose vaccination. However, the first dose of hepatitis A provides 95 percent protection for up to 11 years […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

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Inmate walks away from work site at Missouri State Fair

The Missouri Department of Corrections is reporting that at approximately 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 19, offender Shannon Dewayne Watts, Department of Corrections No. 1107639, a minimum-security inmate assigned to Tipton Correctional Center, walked away from a Missouri State Fair work site at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri, while on work release. The Corrections […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A diagnosed in Washington, Missouri food handler

Hepatitis A was diagnosed in an employee at the Bob Evans restaurant located at 3151 Phoenix Center Drive, Washington, Missouri, 63090. The investigation by the Franklin County Health Department found that this employee worked while infectious during the timeframe of August 3-10. While it is uncommon for restaurant patrons to become infected with hepatitis A […]

Chloe Momphard 2019 Mo State Fair Queen

Chloe Momphard named 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen, Chillicothe woman named runner-up

Miss Chloe Momphard of Troy was named the 2019 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 8. Miss Momphard received the highest score of 45 contestants vying for the title in the two-day competition held in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Miss Momphard will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be […]