Local families can collect school supplies for children worldwide

    The COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted everyday life in some way for nearly everyone on the planet. Yet, Samaritan’s Purse continues to share hope through a shoebox. Staff and volunteers want boys and girls around the world to know they are loved and not forgotten during this time of fear and uncertainty.

ECC to require students and employees to wear masks for fall semester

    When the fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 24, masks will be required for all students, faculty and staff of East Central College, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Salem special waste collection diverts six tons of recyclable material from landfill

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), gathered 6.05 tons of residential scrap electronics, appliances and tires at the May 16 collection held in Salem.

MBSH Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is recognized with national award for clinical excellence

    MBSH physicians, leaders and clinicians recently gathered to celebrate the Center of Distinction award, which was given to the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center by Healogics®, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 92 percent within 28 median days to heal. There were 601 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award and 367 achieved the honor.  

Kiwanis club raffling kayak

    The St. James Kiwanis Club are raffling off a kayak and tickets are on sale now. This is the second year the kayak raffle has been held, with the club seeing great success last year as a first-time fundraiser.