State and Regional News

East Central College student creates mask clips for health care workers

    Earlier this year at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Central College engineering student Joe Jasper saw a need that fit his skill set.
    Jasper, of the Leslie area, owns his own laser engraving business, “Creations with Character.”

State of Missouri receives five StateScoop 50 Awards

    The state of Missouri has been awarded five StateScoop 50 Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of states to make a positive impact in the government information technology (IT) community and public service. Missouri is the only state to receive five government-related StateScoop 50 Awards, the most of all awarded states.

DHSS reinforces continued message of importance of using COVID-19 prevention measures during gatherings

    Fall weather has arrived, and although the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) encourages taking activities outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, this does not imply that prevention measures should be ignored.

You’re invited to join Girl Scouts!

    Girls across eastern Missouri looking to join in on the innovative girl-led experience are invited to get a FREE sneak peek into the world of Girl Scouts! Throughout September, Girl Scouts is hosting exclusive “get to know you” parties. Girls, along with their parent or caregiver, can register for Girl Scouts online at to receive an invitation.