Category: Community

WMMC to offer $50 heart scans this month

Western Missouri Medical Center is providing $50 heart scans Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the month of February, during American Heart Month. This exam assesses the risk of heart disease and stroke by measuring the amount of calcium in the walls of arteries that supply the heart with blood, according… Read more »

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces dual credit scholarship recipients

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation announced the second semester recipients of the dual credit scholarships: Gracie Brant, Nolan Chapman, Jimmy Le, Shania Montufar and Alexis Wells. Warrensburg students receive college credit from the University of Central Missouri, State Fair Community College or University of Missouri – Kansas City, according to the Warrensburg Schools Foundation press release. Bob… Read more »

Hospital cuts 41 staff positions, plans to close Holden clinic

Western Missouri Medical Center cut 41 staff positions Friday, according to a hospital news release. Darinda Reberry, WMMC president and CEO, said the cuts were were difficult. “This was not a decision that we wanted to have to make,” Reberry said in a written statement. “Our team worked diligently to reduce operating expenses in other… Read more »

Cinderella Dress Exchange is back

This story has been updated. The Cinderella Dress Exchange is back to help local high school students get their gowns for prom. The event is scheduled for 4 to 10 p.m. March 13 in the Union Ballroom. Melissa Abner, program coordinator for the fashion and apparel merchandising program at UCM, said a fashion show of… Read more »

Warrensburg R-6 Computer System Hacked

Warrensburg R-6 School District is still recovering after the computer system in their central office had been compromised Jan. 9. The district’s cyber insurance company is still investigating the incident. While no personal information was taken and all files were restored, the incident raised questions regarding the security of the data. Andy Kohl, the Warrensburg… Read more »

Mo’ Monthly volunteers give back at survival house

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM Volunteer Services will be hosting January’s Volunteer Mo’ Monthly 3-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at the Survival Adult Abuse Center. Ja’Shonae Cooks, the graduate assistant for Volunteer Services, said volunteers will be helping clean up and sort the donations that the survival house has received. “I know it can be a… Read more »

Missouri Veterans Home nursing director retires after 17 years

Debbie Woirhaye, director of nursing services, retires after 17 years from the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Her last day will be Feb. 15., according to a Missouri Veterans Home press release. A retirement reception will be held for her at 2 p.m., Feb. 15, in the chapel of the Missouri Veterans Home. She became a… Read more »

‘Youth in Agriculture’ Scholarship deadline approaching, Feb. 1

The application deadline for Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship is Feb 1. The scholarships are possible through contributions of many individuals and companies, such as one $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics and 30 $1,500 scholarships… Read more »