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MRCF receives $10,000 Rural Ozarks Health Initiative grant

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Missouri Foundation for Health have awarded a $10,000 grant to Meramec Regional Community Foundation through the Rural Ozarks Health Initiative to address health issues in communities in the CFO’s rural service area. MRCF will award the funds to support community grantmaking for programs that address substance abuse.

‘Chayse-ing’ goals and moving forward

By Hannah Betke, Rehab Tech/Office Assistant
    As a small town rehabilitation facility, the therapists of Missouri Baptist Therapy and Wellness are used to being on a first name basis with their patients. Developing a one-on-one rapport by seeing their patients two to three times a week over the course of three to four weeks is commonplace for them. It’s one of many things that sets them apart from other rehab clinics. But for Chayse and his parents, the connection they’ve built has been even more important.

Using hog manure for an improving environment

    Hog manure and an improving environment are seldom, if ever, used in the same sentence. I was honored last week to be a media guest of Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC at their north Missouri hog farm where they are successfully producing renewable natural gas from hog mature.

Council approves rezoning request

    The St. James City Council met on June 10. During the meeting, the council:
    • Held a public hearing on the proposed Hopkins rezoning with no comments and approved an ordinance to rezone the property in the Union Heights Subdivision from R-1 (residential) to B-2 (central business district).

City completes paving of hiking trail

    The city of St. James has completed paving both entrances of the Forest City Trail, a hiking and biking path that travels from the Industrial Park entrance to Great Circle. A grant from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was awarded to the city to complete the project at the end of last year and the city has been waiting on good weather to finish the work.

Fly the Ford coming to Vichy Airport

    Ford Motor Company and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be offering rides in a Tri-Motor aircraft, nicknamed the “Tin Goose” June 27-30 at the Rolla National Airport in Vichy. Rides take the participant on a half-hour trip in the first mass-produced airliner.