State and Regional News

Missouri’s statewide ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill set for Oct. 21

Registration is open for the 2021 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 21. More than 320,000 people are already registered for this year’s ShakeOut drill, which is designed to remind people how to protect themselves during an earthquake. Missouri is one of 14 participating central U.S. states that could be impacted by a New Madrid Seismic Zone earthquake.

State Tech tops 2,000 students, announces record enrollment for fifth year in a row

    On the heels of being ranked the number one college in the country for the third year in a row by Wallethub, State Technical College of Missouri has set another enrollment record.  On Tuesday, August 24, State Tech welcomed a record breaking number of students to campus, eclipsing 2,000 students for the first time. This is our fourth consecutive overall enrollment record and fifth year of record first year enrollment.

Changes made to Missouri’s Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline hours of operation

    To better serve those needing to report concerns of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled Missourians, the Department of Health and Senior Services’ Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline revised its hours of operations to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. effective Sept. 1, 2021.

New $300,000 grant program supports childcare across region

    Recognizing that pre-K childcare is critical to helping parents maintain employment, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks is opening the Ozarks Early Childhood Support Grant Program to reduce barriers for quality childcare.