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The First Step of Drowning Prevention Is Knowing What It Looks Like

When the summer heat hits, many of us head to our favorite swimming spot. Amid the splashing kids and many distractions of a busy...

Unveiling of Canvas Photos 

The Douglas County Health Department held a reception for WIC families on Thursday, Aug. 30 to unveil special photos of moms, dads and babies...

Ozarks Food Harvest Asks Community to Join Fight Against Hunger in September

The Food Bank celebrates Hunger Action Month with 200 Feeding America food banks nationwide SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest’s Hunger Action Month is part of...

New Provisions to Missouri Meat Advertising Law

Missouri is the first state to take steps to prevent misrepresentation of products as meat that are not derived from livestock or poultry. The...

Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Awareness Celebration From the Douglas County Health Department

The images showcased here are three of the black and white photos now on display at the Douglas County Health Department, in...

6th Annual Silvey Stampede  Friday September 14

The Ava Cross Country team will host its 6th annual Silvey Stampede on Friday, Sept. 14 before the home football game. Deadline to pre-register and...

Labor Day – Deal With The Stuff 

By Glenn Mollette  Labor Day Weekend gives Americans across the country a three-day weekend to rest, travel and celebrate our freedom to labor. Our jobs...

Douglas Co. Extension Program Helps You Boost Your Food Budget

Learn to stretch your food dollars to eat well and within your budget at the “Plan, Shop, Save” Program.  Nutrition Program Associates, Rebeca Smith and...

Attorney General Announces Medicaid Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea in DeBrodie Case

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that a joint- state and federal investigation led to the guilty plea of Melissa...

Newborns in Need “Sleepers in September” Program

The Southwest Missouri chapter of Newborns in Need is holding the annual “Sleepers in September” drive in a national effort to bring warmth and...
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