Ready, Set, PrEP expands access to medication to prevent HIV in Missouri

Today, the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)  launched Ready, Set, PrEP, a national program that makes medications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), taken daily to prevent HIV, available at no cost to people without prescription drug insurance coverage.

MDC and DFS offer volunteer fire departments help with insurance

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (DFS) have partnered to pilot a new grant opportunity for volunteer fire departments to cover workers compensation and liability coverage for active fire-department members.

School board hears facilities projects update

Steelville School Board members heard an update on capital projects underway in the district at their November meeting. Demolition of the old school building is complete, ground has been broken on the new elementary gymnasium, and plans have been drawn for the new entry to be added onto the existing elementary building.

Addiction recovery program implemented at county jail

Crawford County Jail inmates have a new opportunity to learn how to fight drug addiction in their lives. A support group program implemented in October gives incarcerated men and women a chance to talk about their problems, fears and addictive behaviors and learn about resources that can help them choose a new way of life.

Trustees seek public comment on proposed creek projects

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service, acting as Trustees for Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration, are seeking public input on a draft restoration plan, and invite the public to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 12 to learn about proposed natural resource restoration projects in southeast Missouri.