Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don’t need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Free Columbia call center to assist in sign-up process
Three weeks are left to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchange.
Shelly Farnan and Joshua Castillo decided to do something to help educate the health care community the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) issues a little more than two years ago. Both were the speakers for the Fulton State Hospital’s Cultural Competence Committee Community Conversation Tuesday and Wednesday. Read about what they had to say.
Work and construction of the new Fulton State Hospital campus will begin this spring. The project’s architectural design firm met with community officials Thursday afternoon to show them what construction will look like and what possible effects it will have on the surrounding area before work begins.
New Bloomfield, South Callaway students participate in Making Our Mark II program
South Callaway and New Bloomfield high school students worked together to learn about tobacco use and how it affects people. The program, Making Our Mark II, is an initiative of the Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Advocacy Board. Read more about the program and what the students thought.
Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG), a local concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) opposition group, filed for a new motion-to-stay hearing that if granted, could put plans and construction for a 10,000-hog facility in Kingdom City on hold until there is a resolution from an appeal the group recently filed.
The church is holding its annual instructional basketball league now through Feb. 28 for third through fifth grade boys and girls. Children can sign up through Jan. 20.
Westminster College's student government association, wellness center and peer health educators hosted stress relief activities including massages, make-your-own stress ball and make-you-own positive affirmation bracelet. Click to see photos.
The University of Missouri (MU) Health Care and Nueterra announced a joint purchase of Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton. Find out more about their partnership.
The nuclear power plant started a planned refueling and maintenance outage on Oct. 11. Callaway Energy Center officials expect the plant to wrap up its maintenance projects and refueling later this month. Read about some of the work they are doing during the outage.
Plant will add 19 new monitoring wells after groundwater study of area where contaminated water was found in July
Callaway Energy Center will install 19 additional groundwater monitoring wells on plant property. This decision comes after a recommendation from GZA GeoEnvironmental. The nuclear facility asked GZA GeoEnvironmental to perform the groundwater study shortly after the plant found radioactive tritium and Cobalt-60, both byproducts of a nuclear reaction, in water in a ground water monitoring well on plant property.
Restaurant’s new health inspection clears it of prior violations
Read more about the restaurant's reopening and view the Oct. 29 inspection report as well as the restaurant’s initial Oct. 15 health inspection report — which listed violations.
Fulton restaurant Dragon Kitchen should be open again for business soon. It closed after receiving poor marks on a Fulton health inspection last week. Read more about the violations and see the inspector's report.
City Administrator: current process for dealing with trash problem ‘not working’
City leaders first started talking about ways to slow the litter and illegal dumping in town last October. Last night, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen again tabled a final decision on Allied Waste Service’s proposal regarding trash pickup in the city.
Design team draws inspiration from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, will meet with employees
Project managers of the new $2.11 million Fulton State Hospital updated the Missouri Mental Health Commission on Thursday during its regular meeting with details of the new mental health facility.