Tickets still available for gun raffle

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a gun raffle to raise money to pay for the new carnival coming to the annual Grape and Fall Festival. To help offset the additional cost the Chamber is raffling off a commemorative Henry “Goldenboy” H004 .22 Long rifle. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased before the June 20 deadline.

Area grocery stores taking steps to combat coronavirus

    Area grocery stores are remaining open to give residents access to essential food and household items, but all are taking steps to keep their facilities clean and customers and employees safe from the coronavirus. Stores are taking new measures to limit the number of customers allowed inside, sanitized properly, and offer seniors a chance to safely shop.

Missouri S&T students, alumni help housebound kids with virtual STEM outreach

Students from Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Mars Rover Design Team are adapting their traditional onsite K-12 outreach visits to virtual learning sessions for curious kids who are housebound during coronavirus pandemic school closures.

Governor announces implementation of $600 federal pandemic unemployment compensation program, workers’ compensation for first responders

In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) has received its first operational guidance related to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Missouri Services Navigator helps Missourians in need instantly find essential services

Missourians in need can find essential services, such as nearly 240 food pantries, food banks, school meal programs for students, diaper banks, and more through the online Missouri Services Navigator system. The Services Navigator offers instant access to programs and services available in Missouri.  There are currently over 2,000 services listed, with new services added daily. Searches can be keyword, location, and/or service. Every program and service contains a map of the location as well as contact information. 

Researchers create unique DNA biosensor for early stage disease detection

Disease detection at an early stage is one of the biggest challenges biochemists and materials scientists are trying to meet by combining their expertise at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The researchers used nanotechnology in biomedical diagnostics – a process called nanodiagnostics – to create a new, ultrasensitive DNA biosensor. The new sensor could potentially detect DNA-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of cancer and genetic disorders, as well as monitor patient responses to therapies.