Bourbon Boosters receive $250 community grant for accessibility upgrades to park stage

    Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the Bourbon Boosters a $250 grant for its project to upgrade the accessibility a stage in Bourbon park. The check was presented at MRCF’s invite-a-friend luncheon March 12 at MRPC in St. James. This year, the MRCF board reviewed a total of 18 grant applications, requesting a total of $4,414.21 and representing projects in Crawford, Dent, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties. The Bourbon Boosters was one of six projects selected for funding.

MBSH trains staff on safe patient handling

    Hospital staff were instructed on safe patient handling during the first week of April at Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.  The training is to ensure that all medical personnel involved in lifting and transferring patients will be able to safely operate the equipment available to them.

House narrowly gives initial OK to online sales tax, income tax cut for wealthy

By Ian Nickens, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri General Assembly’s newest plan to bring in money for the state introduces new taxes on out-of-state sellers but lowers taxes for those in the top tax bracket.

How does Mo. pay for bridges? Senators don't agree with House, each other

By Tom Coulter and Natasha Vyhovsky, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Members of the Senate weighed in on a House proposal to repair Missouri’s roads and bridges through general revenue funds during an appropriations committee meeting Tuesday morning.
For now, they’re leaving every option on the table.

Bill would limit use of restraints, seclusion rooms in Missouri schools

By Kathryn Palmer, Missouri News Network
JEFFERSON CITY — Tracy Bono’s son cries every time they drive past his old school building in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles.
That’s where, in 2017, a teacher’s discipline tactic crossed the line into abuse territory, Bono said.