- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Foundation awards $893,802 to Southeast Missouri agencies
Seven area organizations have received nearly $900,000 in grants from Missouri Foundation for Health as part of its basic support funding effort. The two-year grants help organizations maintain existing programs and services, the agency said Tuesday in a news release. Locally, these organizations received funding:
* Community Counseling Center, Cape Girardeau, $191,581. This grant provides operational support for the organization, which offers behavioral health and prevention services in five southeast counties.
* Cross Trails Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, $199,724. This grant allows the center, which provides medical and dental care, to enhance its reporting system and make improvements to its telecommunications system.
* Perry County Community Health Task Force, Perryville, Mo., $59,924. Funding supports expenses related to the organization's youth substance prevention program.
* Safe House for Women, Inc., Cape Girardeau, $43,688. Funding enables the domestic violence shelter to continue providing child advocacy services.
* Scott County Public Health Center in Benton, Mo., $100,000. This grant supports the health center's family planning and reproductive health services for low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.
* Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Cape Girardeau, $200,000. This grant provides food and supplies for the organization, which provides meals and nutritional services to the low-income elderly in New Madrid, Pemiscot and Scott counties.
For more details on how the local organizations plan to use the grant money, see Wednesday's Southeast Missourian.