Missouri SBDC announces five-day small business challenge

The Missouri Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is launching a social media campaign to support small businesses across the state.
The Support Small Businesses 5 Day Challenge is a way that everyone can support small businesses from the safety of their home, said Sherry Noller, Missouri SBDC associate state director.

School board discusses cost of SRO - UPDATED with city council discussion

    Steelville schools may have to reconsider having a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district. At the school board meeting held on April 16, the board agreed to postpone a decision until June, pending further financial information. There are concerns about a potential for decreased revenues because of the current climate resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

Golden Echoes receives $18,000 grant

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) awarded $18,000 to Golden Echoes of Steelville through the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation in partnership with Commerce Trust. The grant is designated for a vehicle to deliver meals to seniors.

Governor announces deployment of decontamination system in Missouri to assist with N95 mask shortage

In today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Parson announced the deployment of a decontamination system in Missouri to assist with the N95 mask shortage.
Governor Parson was joined by CoxHealth Medical Director of Infectious Diseases Dr. Robin Trotman, Missouri Department of  Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Director Dr. Randall Williams, MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson, and Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten.

Small farmers markets share strategies at April 30 roundtable

As summer approaches, Missouri’s estimated 240 farmers markets are struggling with how they will comply with COVID-19-related restrictions. Regarded by many as vital and vibrant community hubs, farmers markets will need to rethink how to work with their vendors and still serve a public hungry for locally grown food.
To help with that transition, University of Missouri Extension will host its second COVID-19 Zoom roundtable, Innovative Ideas Emerging Among Farmers Markets in Missouri, at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30.