Dedication for prairie in southwest Missouri

DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) – Southwest Missouri has a newly dedicated prairie. The 163-acre George Washington Carver Prairie was dedicated Saturday. It’s located near the town of Diamond, the birthplace of Carver, who became a well-known botanist and inventor. Carol Davit, executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, told The Joplin Globe the foundation wanted the prairie…

Southern Illinois lacks hospitals with trauma centers

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Southern Illinois residents continue to lack easy access to hospitals with trauma centers that offer specialized care for severe injuries. The Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/2ameCrT ) reports that there aren’t any trauma centers south of Springfield, which puts Southern Illinois in a trauma desert. For many Illinois residents, the closest trauma center…