State and Regional News

Missouri selected as location for new beef processing facility

Warren County has been selected by American Foods Group (AFG) as the planned location for a new state-of-the-art beef processing facility, pending final approval. Once established, the facility would create more than 1,300 new jobs and generate $1 billion in economic impact in the state of Missouri.

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Nov. 15 – 19

• Missourians are reminded to prepare for cold temperatures and potentially dangerous weather this winter
In addition to frigid temperatures and snow and ice, winter brings dangerous driving conditions and the potential for damaging and deadly storms. That's why the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency managers are teaming up to promote Nov. 15-19 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Missouri.

Treasurer encourages Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals

Ahead of Veterans Day, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is asking Missourians to help return unclaimed military medals and insignia held by the Treasurer’s Office. The Treasurer’s Office currently holds 251 military medals and insignia including five purple hearts, four bronze stars, and more than 100 other service medals.

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.