State and Regional News

Missouri Department of Natural Resources names new state geologist, director of geological survey

Carey Bridges of Jefferson City will become the new state geologist and director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Missouri Geological Survey 
Nov. 15. A registered geologist, Bridges brings more than 23 years of geoscience experience to the leadership position.

Governor Parson Announces $1 Million ‘Missouri Blue Scholarship’ Fund 
to Assist Law Enforcement Academy Recruits

On Friday, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of the $1 million “Missouri Blue Scholarship” fund to help attract more Missourians to law enforcement careers and address officer shortages in law enforcement agencies across Missouri. The Missouri Blue Scholarship pays $5,000 toward the cost of a Missouri resident attending a law enforcement academy in the state. Missouri Blue Scholarships are now available and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Record low unemployment reported in September

            Both Crawford and Phelps counties reported record low unemployment numbers for September. According to online state records, it was also the first time Crawford County had dipped below 2.0 percent unemployment.

ECC nursing students attend clinical orientation day

For the first-year East Central College nursing students, Clinical Orientation Day was a major step in their journey into the health care field.

MSHP invites job seekers to career expo

              Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is inviting those interested in exploring employment with the agency to attend a career expo.