Should local governments have to keep checkbooks online? Some lawmakers say yes

By Nicole Braham, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal to require local governments to provide detailed information about their online expenditures is being praised as a step toward transparency, but some question whether small towns can afford it.

Lawmakers address health risk posed by lack of tampons in prisons

By Nicole Braham, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Incarcerated women in Missouri don’t have access to free tampons or sanitary napkins that meet industry standards, which means many use homemade products that can put their health at risk.

School board honors art students, reviews other business

    The St. James Board of Education met on Monday, April 15 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Heard the district received word from the State Board of Education that it met requirements to be fully accredited.

Schwarm celebrates 40 years of services, looks to the future

By Patty Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital president Tony Schwarm started his health care career as a patient care tech 40 years ago. He steadily moved up the ranks to become assistant administrator at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, Illinois, and then president of Clay County Hospital in Flora, Illinois. He then became president of Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital in spring 2005.

Shooting threat results in felony charges

The man who used a replica BB gun to threaten a woman in Cuba now faces felony charges. Bobby T. Hicks, 27, of Washington, faces two charges – class E felony unlawful use of a weapon and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action – as a result of an April 20 incident.

MDC finds more deer with CWD, but disease remains rare in state

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 41 new positive test results for chronic wasting disease (CWD) have been confirmed following its sampling and testing of more than 32,000 free-ranging Missouri deer during its 2018-2019 disease-surveillance efforts. The 41 new positive test results bring Missouri’s total CWD detections to 116 since 2012. The new positives were from the following counties: