State and Regional News

Area unemployment drops below pre-pandemic levels

    The unemployment rates in Crawford and Phelps counties are now below where they were before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to information released by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations last week.

Make safety a priority for Memorial Day Weekend

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, recognizes Memorial Day weekend is highly anticipated and reminds motorists the Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.

Mental Health Awareness Walk/Run is being held Saturday, June 12 in Salem

    SEMO Behavioral Health’s Show Me Hope Crisis Counseling Program will host the first annual Mental Health Awareness Event on Saturday, June 12 at the Armory in Salem, Missouri.  

Volunteers needed to assist hospice patients

Compassus is currently seeking volunteers to work with hospice patients in Mountain Grove, Lebanon and West Plains, Missouri. Hospice volunteers are an integral part of the Compassus care team, providing companionship and support to members of the community facing life-limiting illness. The Compassus – South Central locations serve patients in Crawford, Dent, Douglas, Franklin, Howell, Laclede, Oregon, Ozark, Pulaski, Phelps, Shannon, Texas and Wright counties.

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