DNR Recommends NO SWIMMING In Thompson River

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the waters of the Thompson River are not safe for swimming. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has released a report identifying heightened levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria concentrations in Thompson River, Weldon River, and No Creek resulting in the water body’s placement on Missouri’s 303(d) List of Impaired Waters. The […]

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Missouri Pesticide Collection Program In Chillicothe June 11th

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will come to Chillicothe this summer.  The program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to do this while educating Missouri citizens about how to properly manage and reduce pesticide waste. All pesticides collected during the event […]

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Hospital Visitation Restrictions Eased At Hedrick and Wright

As the infection rates for COVID-19 continue to drop, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are relaxing some visitor guidelines.. Beginning today, Saint Luke’s Hospital’s transition to Level 2 protocols, which include no restrictions on the number or age of visitors for hospital inpatients. Emergency departments, physician clinics, and outpatient clinics will be allowed two visitors per visit/day. Labor […]

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Pesticide Collection Program Coming To Chillicothe

The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program will come to Chillicothe this summer.  The program is designed to help protect human health and the environment by collecting and ensuring safe disposal of waste pesticides from Missouri farmers and households, and to do this while educating Missouri citizens about how to properly manage and reduce pesticide waste. The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program is […]

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Chillicothe Opioid Misuse Town Hall

An Opioid Misuse Town Hall will be held this evening in Chillicothe.  The event is supported by local law enforcement, the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Service, Livingston County Health Center, and other health and mental health providers in the area. The Town Hall will provide information on the local issues with opioid misuse, resources that are available, and how you […]

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Omicron Variant Found In Wastewater

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in our local wastewater.   The Livingston County Health Department says the Sewershed Surveillance Project, a collaborative effort between Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and the University of Missouri (MU) reported the variant was detected locally. The genetic material from the virus that causes […]

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Snacking; Make it a Healthy Snack

Snacks are not necessarily a bad thing, but they should be healthy snacks.  TJ Sethi, Dekalb County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health, says in the US, studies show snacks make up 1/3 of our daily calories. Sethi recommends healthier snacks. She says we should stop thinking of the snacks as a sweet treat, and look to healthy food, like […]

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Opioid Misuse Town Hall

An Opioid Misuse Town Hall will be held in Chillicothe next Thursday.  The event is supported by local law enforcement, the Chillicothe Department of Emergency Service, Livingston County Health Center, and other health and mental health providers in the area. The Town Hall meeting will take place Thursday, January 13th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church.  […]

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