State and Regional News

Fire Prevention Week 2020 focuses on kitchen fires, the leading cause of residential fires in the U.S.

The historic forest fires burning in the western United States have focused attention on the dangers of wildland fires, but across the nation, but more than three-quarters of fire deaths and injuries occur in residential properties. Kitchen fires and cooking are the leading causes of residential fires. For 2020, Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, is themed “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen” and aims to reduce kitchen fires.

East Central College student creates mask clips for health care workers

    Earlier this year at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, East Central College engineering student Joe Jasper saw a need that fit his skill set.
    Jasper, of the Leslie area, owns his own laser engraving business, “Creations with Character.”

State of Missouri receives five StateScoop 50 Awards

    The state of Missouri has been awarded five StateScoop 50 Awards, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of states to make a positive impact in the government information technology (IT) community and public service. Missouri is the only state to receive five government-related StateScoop 50 Awards, the most of all awarded states.