State and Regional News

Student superheroes can clobber COVID-19 virus in the classroom

    COVID-19 may have the power of invisibility, but that’s no match for Missouri’s Student Superheroes. The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Missouri School Boards' Association (MSBA) released a new poster reminding students that they can use their own powers to defend against the virus in their schools and communities.

Missouri State Highway Patrol completes 2020 annual school bus inspections

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the results of the Driver and Vehicle Safety Division’s 2020 annual school bus inspection program.

CFO provides financing MRI machine for Salem Memorial District Hospital

    The Community Foundation of the Ozarks will provide financing for the Salem Memorial District Hospital to obtain its own MRI machine to improve access to this important diagnostic tool for residents in four counties.

Be alert for Back-to-School traffic

    With school districts starting at different times, and with the possible modification of school schedules due to COVID-19 precautions, drivers are urged to be extra vigilant as students begin returning to class. Motorists are urged to slow down and pay attention as more children will be on or near roadways, walking and bicycling to school or waiting for the bus—most for the first time in several months.