NIH grant will help research lack of breastfeeding in rural Missouri

Karry Weston, a nurse and doctoral student at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, has worked in maternal child health for almost 20 years, helping to deliver babies and care for newborns. Among her main focusses are educating mothers about their newborns and postpartum care, including their decision to breastfeed or use formula.

Missouri law enforcement community honors state’s officers who made ultimate sacrifice in 2021

Six Missouri Department of Corrections officers and five law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2021 were honored today during Missouri’s annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service for those who have paid the ultimate price for their service protecting their fellow Missourians.

Students learn life skills with coffee shop

            Steelville High School special education students are selling coffee to teachers and staff as a method to learn important life skills.
            Teacher Cheyenne Skiles brought two of her students to the school board meeting on April 21 to provide coffee and talk briefly about the program.

FBLA attends state conference

           Missouri FBLA welcomed 4,000 registered attendees from 354 chapters to the largest State Leadership Conference in the nation April 10-12, 2022 in Springfield. For the first time in two years, members and advisors gathered in person to expand their leadership, compete in various events, and connect with members from across the state.

Capitol improvements would fix access issues, preserve historic building

BY EMMA J. MURPHY, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — For Rep. Bridget Walsh Moore, D-St. Louis, having her right leg amputated saved her life. But when she was elected to represent the 93rd District in the Missouri House, accessibility issues at the Capitol almost prevented her from things as simple as parking.