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Local Briefs Jan. 27


Scholarships Available through FCS Financial

Since 2004, FCS Financial has provided more than $720,000 to Missouri high school seniors seeking higher education. Up to 35 scholarships, each at $1,500 will be awarded to children or grandchildren of FCS Financial members. The scholarship deadline is March 1 and recipients will be notified in April.

Applicants must be a graduating senior at a Missouri high school and a child or grandchild of an FCS Financial member. Additionally, the student must attain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, an ACT score of at least 26 or rank in the top 20% of their senior class. The scholarship applicants are then judged by a non-partisan committee on leadership roles, work experience, community involvement and essays.

Apply at www.myfcsfinancial.com. Click on About Us at the top of the webpage and choose the Scholarships link. Relatives of FCS Financial board members or employees are not eligible.

FCS Financial serves 102 counties through 21 offices in Missouri. 

Affordable health screenings coming to Sedalia

Residents living in and around the Sedalia area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Broadway Presbyterian Church, 209 W. Broadway Blvd., will host this community event on Feb. 9. 

Screenings can check for:

  • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
  • HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes risk
  • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis
  • Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Consultants will work with customers to create a package that is right for them based on their age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.


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