The Agape Clinic in Belle is closing Tuesday and will leave hundreds of Missourians without healthcare.
Executive director Margie Lange said the clinic is closing because the legal physician she was working with sold his practice to a local hospital.
The hospital’s legal liability carrier decided to discontinue the legal collaborative practice agreement between Agape and the hospital. Lange said most of the patients Agape served are unsure what they will do for healthcare.
The rural community of Belle in Osage County may soon have a new quarry—whether residents like it or not. KBIA’s Sydney Miller was at a meeting in Jefferson City regarding the quarry, and files this report.