State and Regional News

Smith slams VA decision to close the Salem clinic

                  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the closure of the Salem Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

Stop in at your local On the Run and be an All Star for Autism

                  This month of August, Easterseals Midwest has partnered with On the Run for its 12th annual All Stars for Autism campaign. Through August 31, participating On the Run and Dirt Cheap convenience store customers can round up for autism at the register or make a cash donation!

National 4-H Film Festival draws youth from 17 states and noted film industry insiders

                  Pursuing their silver screen dreams in an age of pandemic, 4-H youth from 17 states — including eight from Missouri — gathered online the first weekend of August for FilmFest 4-H. Now in its 10th year, this national film festival celebrated its decade-long run with the film industry workshops and youth-produced films it is known for.

MSHP seeking applicants

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premier law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers.

                  The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 111th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on February 1, 2021.

                  The application deadline is October 2, 2020.