State and Regional News

ECC welding program partners with Washington manufacturer

    Students in Bobby Bland’s Welding I class at East Central College are getting real-world experience welding molds for car engines through a partnership with an area manufacturer.

Missouri Bicentennial Projects Offer Online Resources for Learning Missouri History  

Missouri’s bicentennial year brought many organizations together to create new and expand digital resources for learning about the state’s history.

Missouri Community Service Commission launches Show Me Service campaign, online search tool to encourage volunteerism statewide

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC), in partnership with the Missouri Broadcasters Association, announced today the launch of the Show Me Service campaign to promote volunteerism statewide. In addition to TV, radio, and social media advertising, the campaign includes an online volunteer opportunity search portal.

Area unemployment levels dip to pre-pandemic levels

    What is widely considered an “employee shortage” as businesses throughout the area struggle to fill open positions will not likely end any time soon, according to September’s employment data that was recently released by the state of Missouri. Unemployment rates are now below pre-pandemic levels after falling for the third straight month.