Extension specialist urges patience on roadways after floods

• Farm equipment, damaged roads, extra traffic create dangerous travel conditions.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Motorists should exercise patience and caution as they travel rural roadways this summer, urges Jim Humphrey, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Andrew County.

Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in dhild well-being

• U.S. Child Population Grows and Changes: 74 Million Kids to Shape Future of More Diverse America

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo/June 18, 2019 -- The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Protect your home now from future flood damages

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    PHELPS COUNTY—Anyone who has experienced flooding may have also cleaned out basements filled with sewage and water, torn out wet drywall and carpeting, or replaced water heaters and furnaces. The following inexpensive mitigation measures may make these damages a thing of the past.

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.