State and Regional News

Governor announces activation of First Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the activation of Phase 1B - Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with comorbidities should be prioritized. This news allows the state to begin the process of activating Phase 1B tiers.

Literacy Council establishing county committees

    The East Central Area Literacy Council is establishing county committees comprised of volunteers to support adult education programs.
    Each committee will be comprised of local volunteers, an Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) instructor from an adult education class site, and alumni students from the adult education program in each county.

MSHP seeking applicants for next class

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 112th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on August 2, 2021. The application deadline has been extended to February 1, 2021.