State and Regional News

Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds and taking appropriate actions

Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean, and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety."

Operation Christmas Child’s has island focus this year

• Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week is November 15-20.
    Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, presented a bold vision to the Operation Christmas Team to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes to every child on the 1,000 Pacific islands; this is more than half a million kids!

Service-oriented individuals need to plow snow, positions are available at MoDOT

    You can make a difference in the lives of all who travel Missouri roads.  The Missouri Department of Transportation has full-time maintenance positions and seasonal emergency maintenance equipment operator positions open across the state.

MSHP marks 90 years of service and protection

By Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of Missouri State Highway Patrol
    For nine decades, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has answered the call to serve and protect the citizens of this great state. In 1931, a superintendent, six captains, 49 troopers, and a few civilians launched the legacy of exceptional service and protection that remains.

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 21

Registration is open for the 2021 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 21. More than 320,000 people are already registered for this year’s ShakeOut drill, which is designed to remind people how to protect themselves during an earthquake. Missouri is one of 14 participating central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake.