Marshfield

CoxHealth

CoxHealth Center Marshfield will move into a bigger space next spring. Ground has been broken on a new clinic, at 1245 Banning St., in Marshfield. The clinic will have 10,400 square feet of space-- more than triple the size of the current facility.

David Taylor, corporate vice president at CoxHealth, says, since the healthcare system’s first clinic in Marshfield was established more than 20 years ago, the need for medical care in the community has grown considerably.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags at all state government buildings in Webster County to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, in honor of a Marshfield fire fighter who died Friday.

63-year-old Deputy Edward Noland Jr. died as the result of duty-related injuries suffered on Dec. 31, 2011 while fighting a brush fire.

As the city of Marshfield works to cope with the death of a firefighter, a state organization has stepped in to offer assistance to the department and family of Lt. Matthew Blankenship. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

When a line of duty death occurs, the agency sustaining the loss has the option to request support from the Missouri Fire Service Funeral Assistance Team, which has five response teams statewide.

Bryan Zinanni is the organization’s state coordinator.