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Apr. 18, 2014

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

WIC Promotes Healthy Eating Habits and Breastfeeding
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education and healthy foods to help families make healthy choices. The WIC food package includes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy and whole grains. The food package helps combat food insecurity and contributes to healthy diets, which help aid in reducing obesity and chronic diseases. Research has shown breastfeeding provides numerous health benefits to both the mother and baby, helping to reduce healthcare cost. Breastfeeding lowers a child’s risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and asthma. WIC is the largest public breastfeeding promotion program in the nation, providing mothers with education and support. Who can participate in the WIC Program? Women who are pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, infants, and children one to five years, with an income at or below 185% of the U.S. poverty income guidelines, or who are enrolled in TANF, SNAP, or MoHealthNet. Applicants are also screened and determined by health professionals to be at risk for 1) medically-based risks such as anemia, underweight, smoking, maternal age, history of pregnancy complications, or poor pregnancy outcomes and 2) diet-based risks such as not consuming the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommended amount of protein or iron in their diet. What are WIC Health Outcomes? Numerous studies show that WIC is effective and helps: 1. Reduce premature births 2. Reduce low and very low birth-weight babies 3. Reduce fetal and infant deaths 4. Reduce the incidence of low-iron anemia 5. Increase immunizations 6. Increase access to regular health care 7. Improve diet quality This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the WIC program. The first WIC site opened in Kentucky in January 1974. The program has seen many changes over the years. A very welcome change was adding a fruits and vegetable coupon to the food package. The fruits and veggie coupon for children will increase in June to $8. For more information about WIC call the Daviess County Health Department at 660.663.2414 or toll free 866.663.2414, located at 609A South Main in Gallatin. If you live somewhere else in Missouri you may call 1.800.TEL LINK to find the nearest WIC agency near you. Listed below are the newest income guidelines beginning April 1, 2014. Remember income is your gross amount before taxes and benefits are taken out, not the net amount. [caption id="attachment_55278" align="aligncenter" width="300"]web_wic income guideline 2014 graph CLICK TO VIEW LARGER GRAPH.[/caption]
Published Online Apr 11, 2014 - 03:33 PM

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