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Apr. 23, 2014

Relay for Life Car Show
TRENTON, MO -- The annual Trenton-area American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place on June 7, and this year a car show will precede the fundraiser. Memorable cars will be on display, plus food and door prizes available throughout the day, in the parking lot of Trenton High School from 9-11 a.m., with judging to take place about 1 p.m. If interested in having an entry in the car show, call 660-654-3721 or 660-358-2580, or email
Published Online Apr 20, 2014 - 08:58 AM

Drug Take-Back Locations Announced
The initiative which aims to provide a convenient and responsible means for disposing of unneeded or expired prescription drugs, while educating the public about potential abuse of medications, has planned new locations for take-backs. On Saturday, April 26, persons can drop off unwanted meds at any of the following: the Mercer County Sheriff's Office (802 East Main) in Princeton, Putnam County Sheriff's Office in the basement of the courthouse at Unionville, Harrison County Sheriff's Office (1501 Central) in Bethany, and the police departments in Hamilton (104 West School) and Cameron (101 North Chestnut). Disposal time at the sites is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Published Online Apr 20, 2014 - 08:31 AM

Program to be Presented on Elder Abuse
TRENTON, MO -- Guest speaker Freda Miller, from the Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging based in Albany, will be at the North 65 Center in Trenton at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Miller will present the agency's program of the month, the topic for which is elder abuse. Call 660-359-3058 for more information. The NWMOAAA serves Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan, and Worth Counties.
Published Online Apr 20, 2014 - 07:57 AM

Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- It was reported that a man tried to abduct a child from a shopping cart at the Chillicothe Walmart on April 17, and police were quick to respond. The suspect was identified using store surveillance, apprehended at his home in rural Chula, and then transferred to the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail in Pattonsburg. He's being held on a $5000 bond.
Published Online Apr 19, 2014 - 09:16 AM

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

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