The Healthcare Collaborative of Rural Missouri encourages residents to attend one of Thursday’s three focus groups. Consultant Suzanne Alewine says the purpose is to ask participants about their experiences with the area healthcare system. Executive Director Toniann Richard strongly encourages area residents to give their input, as it helps the Healthcare Collaborative secure better healthcare. The first meeting will be at the Carroll County Senior Center at noon. The next meeting starts at two in the Higginsville M-U Extension Center in Higginsville. The final meeting will be at Pathways in Odessa at 4:30.