Scholarship available for students pursuing insurance industry careers

    The Missouri Department of Insurance reminds high school seniors and college students, who are Missouri residents, to apply for Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships. The deadline is March 31, 2019.  

Help is available for those with addiction

    Over the last several years drug overdoses have continued to increase. At this point, the Surgeon General has issued a statement for all communities to increase Narcan availability since research shows when communities increase education and availability, the number of overdose deaths decrease. For more information, visit:

DHSS recommends catch-up vaccinations

    Staying caught up on vaccinations according to schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is always important, but now is the time to get caught up if any doses have been missed. With several vaccine-preventable diseases, such as mumps and measles, currently circulating across the nation, catch-up vaccination is more urgent now. Health care providers can check a patient’s shot records to see if any doses have been missed and, if so, get the patient fully vaccinated.

Community Improvement Grants available to 4-H and FFA youth

    Developing a thriving rural Missouri is important to FCS Financial. The Shaping Rural Missouri grant program offers Missouri 4-H and FFA organizations $500 grants to implement projects that will benefit their rural communities and youth development.

2018 state drought report available online

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted the 2018 Drought Response Report to Governor Parson today. The report provides detailed information about 2018 drought conditions and the state’s response to the drought.