State and Regional News

Bible literacy elective bill goes to governor for signature

BY ELIZABETH ELKIN, MISSOURI NEWS NETWORK
JEFFERSON CITY — Public schools in Missouri will soon be encouraged to teach the Bible.
The House passed a resolution that, if signed by the governor, will encourage public high schools to offer an elective course on the Bible and which recommends that they require that world literature courses include information on “wisdom literature” from the Bible.

Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

    Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Missouri communities. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That is why for the past 56 years, Older Americans Month has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population.

Make safety a top priority this Memorial Day weekend

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like the public to make safety a top priority this Memorial Day weekend. A safe, fun weekend starts with planning and good decisions. Whether you decide to travel or stay local, choose to be a safe, courteous driver. Use a seat belt when you drive and wear a life jacket when you're on or near the water. Always pay attention, whether you're operating a vehicle or a vessel, and choose to be a sober driver on land and on the water.

Missouri is becoming a 'Technology First State' for individuals with disabilities

Today, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a “Tech Fest” to showcase the announcement of Missouri becoming a Technology First state.  The event is at the Special School District of St. Louis County, Central Office Rooms 60-61, 12110 Clayton Road, Town & Country. This initiative encourages the understanding and use of technology in lieu of direct support staffing, which improves the quality of life for some individuals needing services.  It also increases an individual’s safety and health and promotes independence.