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Southeast Missouri Food Band / Lisa Church

The Southeast Missouri Food Bank has joined Feeding America and a network of food banks across the US to celebrate their annual Hunger Action Month Campaign throughout Septemb

John Nimmo / Center For Behavioral Health and Accessibility

Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Behavioral Health and Accessibility will host a Health and Wellness Resource Fair on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to mark National Suicide Prevention Month.

The fair will feature campus organizations, departments and community partners with information, resources and interaction that support physical and mental health. 

Training programs, personal assessments for anxiety and body image, and STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing will be offered at the event. 

Dan Woods / KRCU

The Census Bureau recently released the raw numbers for the 2020 count. Among other things, the data is used to determine seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and determine how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed.

According to the numbers, Cape County grew by 9% and the Jackson grew by 12.5%. To learn more, we spoke with Brian Gerau, President of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ryan Essex / Gibson Recovery Center of Cape Girardeau

At the August 16th city council meeting, The Gibson Recovery Center of Cape Girardeau was  awarded a proclamation by Mayor Bob Fox, designating September 2021 ‘Recovery Month’.

The designation’s intention is to provide prevention, treatment, and recovery support for those in need facing mental and substance abuse disorders.

Jennifer Behnken, Missouri Department of Conservation.

Natural wildfires across the US are common in the summertime, however, more severe wildfires can become invasive and pose a threat to nature, animals, infrastructure, and entire communities. 

Throughout the summer of 2021, the US has experienced some of the highest instances of wildfires, and some of the most severe to date, specifically in the western part of the country.  

On many occasions, there are simply not enough local resources available in these areas to facilitate efficient and effective suppression efforts to help reduce the damage and threats caused by these large wildfires.