State and Regional News

Final push for 4-H Feeding Missouri food drive

Missouri 4-H’ers across the state need generous donors to give a hand in the final weeks of the 4-H Feeding Missouri food drive, which ends April 30.
To help reach its 2021 goal, Missouri 4-H asks Missourians to donate online at or text “4HFM2021” to 44-321 to donate.

Missouri Veterans Homes open for new admissions

The Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) announces all seven Veteran Homes are taking applications for new admissions. The homes are located in Cameron, Cape Girardeau, Mexico, Mount Vernon, St. James, St. Louis, and Warrensburg. At full capacity, the homes have a total of 1,238 beds that provide long-term skilled nursing care.

Roadway striping to begin in mid-Missouri

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be on the lookout for slow moving crews that will soon begin the annual process of striping roadways across mid-Missouri.

Annual No MOre Trash! Bash now taking place

    It’s spring cleaning time. The month of April marks Missouri’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash coordinated by the Missouri Department of Transportation. During the annual statewide anti-litter event, volunteers are encouraged to clean up litter adjacent to highways to help beautify Missouri.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Each year nearly 424,000 children in the United States experience abuse or neglect, ushering them into the court and foster care systems.  This is a month to highlight & make an extra effort to create awareness about the importance of strengthening families & preventing child abuse & neglect.