State and Regional News

Statewide Bicentennial Poster Contest ends Oct. 31

Missouri students in grades 3-12 have until Oct. 31. 2020 to submit their poster design to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial in 2021. Judges representing the Missouri Bicentennial Commission will select four posters to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial of statehood. Selected posters will best interpret the theme: Sharing Missouri’s stories: past, present and future.

Watch for slow moving farm vehicles on the road during harvest season

    This autumn, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles.

State expands COVID-19 Dashboards

    Following three consecutive days of record high hospitalizations, Governor Mike Parson announced Monday that the state of Missouri has expanded its COVID 19 dashboards. The new dashboards, now located on the Show Me Strong website at https://showmestrong.mo.gov/data/public-health/, provide Missourians with multiple charts, maps, and measures about COVID-19 and its impact in the state.

Fire Prevention Week 2020 focuses on kitchen fires, the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S.

The historic forest fires burning in the western United States have focused attention on the dangers of wildland fires, but across the nation, but more than three-quarters of fire deaths and injuries occur in residential properties. Kitchen fires and cooking are the leading causes of residential fires. For 2020, Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, is themed “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” and aims to reduce kitchen fires.