Crawford County is at the top of the list in the state for its per capita rate for positive COVID cases for a second week in a row. The county is ranked ninth in the state in total volume of cases over the week reported from March 26 through April 1. Other jurisdictions that rank higher include St. Louis County and City, Kansas City, along with St. Charles, Jackson, Greene, Jefferson and Franklin counties.
The St. James School District has announced Tim Webster will be the new district’s superintendent beginning in July. He will be taking over for Dr. Merlyn Johnson, who last month announced his resignation as he takes over as superintendent of the Cassville School District.
The Lucy Wortham James Elementary School will offer free developmental screenings for five year olds entering kindergarten next year. Appointments are needed for the April 15 and 16 testing days and are being accepted now.
Planting season brings increased risk of physical injury and mental stress among farmworkers and families, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
Missouri University of Science and Technology will host a winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry as part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration events. Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Binghamton University, will deliver the fifth annual Stoffer Lecture virtually at 4 p.m. Friday, April 16.
Are you a woman involved in agriculture? Would you like to learn how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry? Join University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for Agriculture, Food and Forestry for our first virtual Annie’s Project course! Annie’s Project provides women with education in production, market, financial, legal and human risk management.