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Nine months ago Elsberrian Anne Heintzelman left the United States headed to Sierra Leone, Africa for an adventure of a lifetime in the Peace Corps, but like so many other things these days her adventure that was supposed to last two years  was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

For weeks many residents across the state of Missouri have been begging, almost demanding a ‘Stay At Home Order’ from Governor Mike Parsons. 

The brain is a vital organ, and like other vital organs, it can be healthy or diseased. Unlike other organs and diseases, the brain and its illnesses remain ambiguous. 

As one of their Community Service Projects the Elsberry FFA Chapter teamed up with the Elsberry High School Indians and Lady Indians for the 2019-2020 season to donate a $1 for every free throw the team made during the season.  At the basketball game on Monday evening chapter representatives…

The Silex FBLA Chapter hosted an Appreciation Lunch during National FBLA-PBL Week. The barbeque lunch was prepared for the 65 people that make up the faculty and staff at Silex R-1 School District. 

Twenty-one students participating in Pike-Lincoln Technical Center’s Practical Nursing Program were recognized at a Pinning Ceremony held on campus in Eolia, MO on January 14, 2020. The ceremony marked the halfway point in their nursing education. Traditionally known as a capping ceremony, t…

Four in 10 adults in the U.S. have two or more chronic diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While certain conditions and risk factors are beyond one’s control, the new year is the perfect time to consider the many lifestyle choices you can make for improved health.

Between 2001 and 2017 the suicide rate increased 36% according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2017 deaths by suicide (47,173) were more than double the amount of deaths by homicide (19,510). It was the second-leading cause of death, with unintentional injuries (accidents) being…

SSM Cancer Center in Lake St. Louis recently held its annual cancer survivor dinner called Strike Out Cancer and was a successful evening filled with laughter, family, and support. In attendance were over 160 people (half being cancer survivors). 

The Health Department will accept completed passport applications and offer passport photos Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and closed every day from noon-1 p.m.  Applications are available at the Health Department. Call for more information.

 The Eolia Community Center hosted its annual Blood Drive on June 18, in collaboration with the Mississippi Regional Blood Center (MRBC).  The MRBC provides donated blood on a regionally local level to hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.  The group holds about 5,000 mobile b…

Mercy Hospital Lincoln will host a two-day hands-on science and health summer day camp for students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades; aimed to spark an interest in healthcare and science prior to high school coursework. 

Troy – Americare Senior Living has earned a 2019 Customer Approved Award from Lincoln, Nebraska–based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health. The award recognizes senior-care organizations across the country for creating an outstanding care experience for their residents. 

From left: Fran Douglass, Mercy Lincoln Dietitian; Kim Vickers, Lincoln County Health Department WIC; Mary Kay Kunza, Mercy Lincoln HR Managers, Sandi Vaughn, Mercy Lincoln ER and Urgent Care Manager; Ashley Rottler, Community Relations Manager and Renee Headrick, Lincoln County Health Depar…

With summer right around the corner, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) compiled the top five tips for protecting against mosquito and tick bites. Missourians all across our state will be enjoying our great parks, trails and streams, and should know all the proper p…

Tiffany Ward, mother of Gabriel Ward, shared the following update on the progress of her son, Gabriel,  on the path to aa didney transplant. The just over one-year-old is in need of a transplant and the communty has rallied around home.

With the assistance of a grant through USDA, the waiting and exam rooms at the Lincoln County Health Department are now geared towards proper nutrition and obesity prevention. The waiting room play area is available to all children visiting the department. The improvements support the commit…

Dr. Robert J. Hammerling of Synergy Chiropractic in Winfield (right) and Terry L. Haub of Professional Rehabilitation in Winfield (left) joined forces on June 23  to offer inexpensive physicals to the Winfield R-IV student athletes.  Both men own practices in Winfield and were more than will…

Pictured above displaying the district’s award and banner are (back row, left to right): Matt Cannon, athletic director; Mark Harvey, superintendent; Julie Phillips, food service; Lori Illy, food service; and Jill Reid, food service. (Front row, left to right): Joey Dillon, first grade; LaNo…

Dr. Erin Niehoff (left) was installed as the new 2015-2016 President of the St. Louis Optometric Society. The St. Louis Optometric Society is an organization for area optometrists which provides support, networking and continuing education. The guest speaker for the evening was KSDK Channel …