Races development for commission, coroner offices as county candidate filing closes

Candidate filing for Phelps County offices closed on March 31, with nine candidates seeking two seats as county commissioners and two running for county coroner. Several other seats will be unopposed in the August primary election.

St. James Thrift Store and Senior Center closed due to virus

    The St. James Caring Center Thrift Store and Senior Center are closing their doors to the public due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The Caring Center will continue to accept donations and benevolent services, but the store itself will no longer be open to the public.

Missouri Bankers, Missouri Chamber advise patience  as Paycheck Protection Program launches

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will offer some relief to small businesses in Missouri as it launches today, Friday, April 3. The Missouri Bankers Association and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry ask for patience from the public as the program begins.

New CASA volunteers sworn in

Two new groups of community volunteers were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by Judge Megan Seay, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit. Mid-Ozark CASA, a local non-profit organization, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

MBSH Imaging Services Receives a 2020 PRC 5-Star Excellence Award

Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital’s Imaging Department recently received a 5-Star Excellence Award from Professional Research Consultants (PRC), Inc.  PRC is a national healthcare marketing research firm that works directly with over 2,500 hospitals and healthcare organizations in their quest to provide excellent experiences for their patients.

MDC encourages you to enjoy Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs!

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people to unwind in nature by enjoying Missouri’s flowering trees and shrubs. Many of Missouri’s native trees and shrubs bloom in spring, putting on dazzling displays that attract native wildlife such as birds and pollinators. Flowering spring trees and shrubs can be enjoyed while out in the yard, out on a walk, or even from the indoors while social distancing. In order to make enjoying the outdoors as safe as possible, it’s critical for the public to maintain physical distancing, avoid overcrowding, and continue hand-washing or sanitizing.