October 9, 2013
October 8, 2013
MU researchers have studied a trend among animals with tick-borne infections. The researchers inoculate the animal with a tick-borne illness, then treat the infection with antibiotics when the animal begins to show signs of disease. The researchers then place ticks on the animal and test the blood the ticks consume. The tests show that even when the animal shows no signs of the disease, the infection remains in their blood. In most cases, this leads to a relapse of the disease.
In Missouri, the most common tick-borne illnesses are ehrlichia chaffeensis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
October 7, 2013
This diagram shows the phase one construction for Gans Creek Recreation Area, which includes soccer fields, parking, a multi-use trail, a playground, a dog park, a concession stand and a shelter. The park also includes plans for storm water retention. Water retention cell areas and bio-swales help drain water to a lake located at Philips Park. This area also includes spots designated for future parking lots that might be built in a later development phase.
The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival attracts a high attendance and traffic from Columbia and Jefferson City. There are several routes available to reach the small town.
The Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday. The festival features arts and crafts, music, Halloween decorations, pumpkins and more. A list of vendors can be found on the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival Facebook page.
Worley Street between Stadium Boulevard and Tiger Lane will be closed 9 a.m. Monday until Thursday morning for roadwork related to the upcoming diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 70. Motorists planning to travel on Worley Street should seek an alternate route. Access to businesses along the road will remain open.
October 6, 2013
Shots ended a party at housing complex Aspen Heights early Sunday. Several witnesses said they heard shots as a gun was fired in to the air. No one was injured. Aspen Heights is working closely with police to investigate the incident.
October 4, 2013
October 3, 2013
The federal government shutdown puts Boone County prenatal/postpartum, infants and children at risk of losing access to WIC health screenings, counseling, supplemental food and other services.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is designed to help mothers in need from pregnancy to their child's fifth birthday. Beneficiaries have access to health screenings, risk assessment, nutrition education, counseling, health care referrals and supplemental food.
At MU, 125 students receive military tuition assistance from the Department of Defense, and 250 students receive assistance from the GI Bill.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program works to better the health of women, infants and children. The federal government shutdown puts 3,270* Boone County prenatal/postpartum, infants and children at risk of losing access to WIC health screenings, counseling, supplemental food and other benefits.
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is designed to help mothers in need from pregnancy to their children’s fifth birthday. Beneficiaries have access to health screenings, risk assessment, nutrition education, counseling, health care referrals and supplemental food. The federal government shutdown puts 2,612* Boone County WIC participants at risk of losing aid.
1 in 4 students enrolled at Columbia College nationwide is active-duty military.
October 2, 2013
The U.S. government shutdown is affecting workers across the nation, including Missouri's more than 35,000 federal employees. The employees considered nonessential by the federal government are being furloughed. They will not receive pay for the duration of the government shutdown.
In Mercer, Chariton and Shannon counties, there are no practicing dentists. More than a dozen Missouri counties have one or fewer dentists per 10,000 residents.