Mercy College of Nursing reports record enrollment
A local college reports more students pursuing a career in nursing than ever.
Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University hit record enrollment with 746 students on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 25. The previous record was 695 in 2009.
“We are very excited about the future of our nursing, radiography and health sciences programs,” said Kezia Lilly, D.N.P., who became ...
Letter-grading plan for Arkansas schools to go on view
Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools will soon be graded with the same A-through-F rating system the schools apply to their students.
The letter-grade system, required by changes in state law in 2013, is in the final stages of development. If approved by the state Board of Education later this year, letter grades will replace an older, little-noticed practice of rating schools on a 1-to-5 scale.
Empire District Electric seeks rate increase
A local electric company is asking its customers to dig a little deeper.
The Empire District Electric Company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking 5.5 percent rate increase. If approved by the MPSC, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours would see a monthly increase of about $9.87.
Empire says it needs the rate increase to pay for installation of the Air ...
State senator, former local prosecutor to serve on justice panel
A local state lawmaker wants to take a closer look at Missouri’s justice system.
Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield, announced organizational meeting of the new Joint Committee on the Justice System will take place on Sept. 9 at the State Capitol. At this meeting, the panel will choose leaders and will discuss plans for the committee during the 2015 legislative session. Senator Dixon sponsored the legislation establishing ...
Historic farms to be recognized at Missouri event
Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years will be recognized at an event in southwest Missouri.
The "Salute to Century Farms" is being held Tuesday night at the Round Barn Event Center east of Ash Grove. The site features a barn built in 1880 that is thought to be the earliest round barn in Missouri.
Besides recognizing century farms, an ...
Missouri ranks low in list of best states to live
It's hard to believe, but experts are arguing that Missouri is not a great state to live-in. A study conducted by CNBC ranked Missouri third from last on a list of best states to live.
Only Oklahoma and Tennessee ranked lower.
The study considered crime rate, local attractions, health care and the environment.
So the question becomes -- do those factors have the same negative influence on the ...