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Apr. 19, 2014

New Commerce, New Hotel Planned
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- Ehrhardt Hospitality, the company responsible for the Comfort Inn that was built and opened in Chillicothe four years ago, has announced proposed plans for a new, similar hotel. While its name has not been revealed, the hotel is described as "limited service," and will be another three-story structure near the Comfort Inn. It's estimated that a staff of 25-30 people will be hired, half of which will be part-time, the other full-time, and Ehrhardt will used as many local subcontractors, manual laborers and materials as possible during the construction of the building.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:56 AM

Silver Moon Cinema Presents 'RV'
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- A free showing of the outdoor movie, RV, will be presented at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 24, in downtown Chillicothe at the Silver Moon Plaza. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Main Street Chillicothe and Citizens Bank & Trust – Member FDIC. For more information contact 660-646-4071 or
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Free Welding Training Offered
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- Grand River Technical School in Chillicothe will be teaching a welding skills course, tuition-free for those who qualify. (Students will be responsible for any costs incurred for books, fees, supplies, etc., however.) The 8-week class, which is designed with industry advancement and certification in mind, begins June 8. An informational meeting will be held on May 6, and those interested are encouraged to drop by anytime between 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Call 660-359-3948 (x 1359) for more information, or visit GRTS is an outreach location for North Central Missouri College in Trenton, through which the course is offered.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Traffic Stop Results in Arrest for Cocaine
ST. JOSEPH, MO -- On April 7, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a vehicle on I-29 just north of St. Joe. The driver was identified as Ramon Arrendondo, 22, of San Jose, Cali., and the passenger was identified as Eleuterio Murillo-Salgado, 34, also of San Jose. During the course of the traffic stop, several indicators of criminal activity were observed, causing the trooper to become suspicious. Consent to search the vehicle was requested and granted. The search revealed four packages believed to contain cocaine, with a combined weight of approximately 10 pounds. Murillo-Salgado was arrested for felony trafficking of a controlled substance--cocaine. He was transported to the Holt County Jail where he is being held pending a formal charge. The driver, Ramon Arrendondo, was not charged and was released.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Get Chilli Bay Family Passes at Discount
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- A family pass at the Chilli Bay Water Park includes up to four members and typically runs $195. Through April 30 the park is offering a $15 discount, and they can be purchased for $180. Stop by City Hall at 715 Washington Street to get yours before the deal expires.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Special Event at Swan Lake
SUMNER, MO -- On May 2, Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the initial “First Fridays at the Refuge” event of 2014. Starting at 5 p.m., activities will include guided tours, the interactive Stream Box, tower tours, visitor center displays, canoe rentals, and concessions. At 7 p.m. in the amphitheater, visitors can attend the main event, a show about weather from Mad Science. Contact Steve Whitson at 660-856-3323 (x 13) for more information.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 08:04 AM

Women's Shelter Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Green Hills Women’s Shelter, Trenton, serves nine counties by providing a wide range of services and a safe place for victims of violence. "We provide non-residential and residential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault," stated  Jenna L. Johnson, Case Manager/Volunteer Coordinator. "Our services include case management, support groups, legal and medical advocacy, assistance with protection orders and counseling." They also aid through community resources like housing, food, employment, and child care. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a nationwide dedication to raising awareness about and promoting prevention of sexual violence. Upcoming fundraisers to help with awareness include eating at D-Dub’s in downtown Cameron on Wednesday, April 23. Dine in between 4-8 p.m. and D-Dub’s will give 20% of your bill to the shelter. On April 25, Trenton Chief of Police, Tommy Wright, will host a Chiefs Tea Party and Brunch from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m at the First Christian Church Activity Center. Catered brunch, guest speakers, and a silent auction are planned. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Trenton Police Station, Trenton HyVee or the NCMC Ketchum Community Center. For more information about the shelter, or to volunteer for an event, call 660-359-3297. The counties served by the Green Hills Women's Shelter are Caldwell, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan.
Published Online Apr 17, 2014 - 04:30 PM

Help Sought to Locate Grandview Youth
As part of its ongoing search, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help to locate Amelia Howery who disappeared from Grandview, Mo., on April 6. Amelia is believed to be traveling with an unknown adult male. She is 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. Amelia has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo across her chest of "Fallen from Grace." Amelia goes by the nickname of "Mellie" or "Aimee" The public is urged to call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) with any information concerning the disappearance or current whereabouts of Amelia. Calls may be made anonymously.
Published Online Apr 16, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Child Care Clinic for Teens Offered
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- University of Missouri Extension will be hosting a “Teens Caring for Kids” child care clinic for youth ages 11-15 (boys and girls) to learn the basics of childcare. The 1-day clinic will be held Saturday, April 26th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (1601 Bryan Street). Topics will include toy safety, games and books for different ages, basic first aid, fire safety, preparing healthy snacks, bathing, lifting, diapering and more. Participants leave with a “child care bag” filled with goodies. Pre-registration is required and due by April 23rd. Space is limited to 40 participants and the cost of the course is $10. Call the Livingston County Extension Office at 660-646-0811 for questions or to register.
Published Online Apr 13, 2014 - 10:18 AM

'The Lenten Sketches' to Be Presented
CAMERON, MO -- Cameron United Methodist Church would like to invite you to experience "The Lenten Sketches." Composer Joseph Martin takes us through a series of tableaus illustrating Christ's ministry and final days. Under the direction of Ann Goodwin Clark and set to an exquisite musical score, CUMC Chancel Choir will share this non-denominational Christian journey on Thursday, April 17th, 7 p.m., at 201 North Pine, Cameron, Mo.
Published Online Apr 13, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Area Woman Contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Chillicothe resident and 1999 CHS graduate Cristina Livingston recently traveled to California for a studio taping of the Wheel of Fortune game show, which she has been watching without fail since childhood. After hearing of Kansas City-based auditions around a year ago, Livingston successfully made it through two rounds and learned in the fall of 2013 that she'd been selected to appear as a contestant. On the day of her taping, Feb. 13, 20 other players were in attendance for the recording of six episodes. Livingston's will air April 17. Check local listings.
Published Online Apr 12, 2014 - 09:00 AM

How Does Your Garden Grow?
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- A container gardening program is coming to the Livingston County Library, April 28 at 6 p.m. Learn proper planting methods and maintenance, as well as how to best to decide which plants work best for your need. Participants must bring a pot or container with a diameter no larger than 14 inches. The program fee is $20, which includes 5 plants and potting mix. Register in advance by calling the library at 660-646-0547.
Published Online Apr 12, 2014 - 08:41 AM

Girls Night Out at the Hospital, For Fun and Purpose
TRENTON, MO -- The Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Group is hosting an event titled “Girls Night Out” on Friday, May 9, from 5-7:30 p.m at the hospital. A variety of booths and vendors will be present selling jewelry, candles, cookbooks, Tupperware, Mary Kay products, bags and purses, baby items, healthy skin products, and more. The event is free to the public, and offers an opportunity to purchase Mother’s Day gifts. Call 660-358-5706 for more information.
Published Online Apr 12, 2014 - 08:21 AM

Summer Officials Needed
BETHANY, MO -- Bethany Parks and Recreation is looking for referees for the summer basketball league. The league runs for 5 weeks beginning the first week in June, with games Mon-Thurs. If interested in volunteering, call Michelle at the Bethany Community Gym, 660-425-3366.
Published Online Apr 12, 2014 - 08:16 AM

Stanberry Reunion for All Alumni Planned
STANBERRY, MO -- May 24 is slated as the all-school reunion for Stanberry High School, and the event will take place in the multi-purpose room at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $5, which will be collected at the door and will go toward the evening's meal, provided by Gambino's Pizza. Years 1953, 1954, 1963, and 1964 are those to be honored, while all classes are welcome to attend and reconnect. Call 660-235-0156 for more information.
Published Online Apr 12, 2014 - 08:00 AM

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