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Nov. 28, 2014

Travel Abroad with NCMC
Another European trip is being planned through EF Study Tours, in connection with North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Preliminary trip dates are May 19-28, 2016, and countries on the itinerary are Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, with an optional extension to France. Travelers do not need to be college students or have any association with NCMC. Additionally, a discount has been offered for any enrolling for the group trip before Dec. 31, 2014. EF Study Tours will give a $200 discount in the total trip price to the first five enrolling before year's end (provided there are five enrollees by then -- there are currently 3). If at least ten people enroll by the end of the year, all will receive the discount. For more information, call 660-359-3948.
Published Online Nov 28, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Festival of Trees and More Planned
TRENTON, MO -- The seventh annual Festival of Trees is scheduled for the Rock Barn in Trenton on Friday, Nov. 28. Many other activities are planned for this holiday happening, including the Christmas Parade to kick off at 4:30 p.m., musical entertainment, gingerbread house building, baked goods sales, buggy rides, Santa crafts, and more. Auction item viewing is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., followed by the auction itself.
Published Online Nov 28, 2014 - 06:00 AM

MO State Parks Closing for Special Hunts
Seven state parks in Missouri---including Crowder outside Trenton, Pershing near Laclede, and Watkins Woolen Mill State Park at Kearney---will close to the public Dec. 13-14, during which time managed deer hunts will take place. While hunting is typically not permitted in our state parks, the Missouri DNR supports these special hunts, intended to help keep the population of deer down so that park resources are not overly damaged by them. The hunts will be conducted with MDC guidelines, which regulate hunting of wildlife in the state. Only those with a special permit, distributed over the summer after an application process, will be allowed to take part in the hunts.
Published Online Nov 26, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Holiday Enforcement Operations Scheduled for Troop H
MSHP Troop H -- Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth Counties -- will  be participating in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend enforcement operations. These operations' objective is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop H and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop H will also be participating in the statewide 20-mile trooper project during the peak travel periods on Nov. 26 and Nov. 30. During this operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile stretches of Interstate 29. Enforcement efforts on secondary roads will be conducted during the same timeframe within Troop H. Over the entire holiday weekend troopers will be vigorously enforcing all traffic laws and helping motorists in need of assistance.
Published Online Nov 26, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Chillicothe Recognized by National Magazine
The City of Chillicothe has been recognized by American City and County Magazine for innovation, in connection with the construction of Hedrick Medical Center and the services it provides. The magazine recognizes Chillicothe as a Crown Community among others in the country. The distinction is determined by uniqueness of project (as related to the new hospital in this case), short- and long-term value on the community, and innovative and effective financing. Hedrick opened in February.
Published Online Nov 26, 2014 - 04:29 AM

Sweet Treat Now Offers Lotto Numbers
The Missouri Lottery is introducing a new type of promotion. Over 1 million fortune cookies with lucky numbers inside will be distributed to Chinese restaurants throughout the state, a promotion which began Nov. 24. By sponsoring the lucky numbers inside the cookies, the Missouri Lottery wants to encourage customers to pick their figures for various lotto games. This is the first time the Missouri Lottery has advertised in restaurants. Over 70 Asian restaurants in Missouri will participate in the promotion.
Published Online Nov 25, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Jamesport Man Arrested After Police Pursuit
Jamesport man arrestWhen a Livingston County deputy attempted to stop a driver near Chillicothe on Nov. 19, the vehicle fled, resulting in a short chase by law enforcement. Soon after, Kristopher K. Simpson, 33, of Jamesport, was arrested for a variety of traffic violations and for running from the police. Simpson was charged by the Livingston County Associate Court with alleged class D felony resisting arrest by flight, creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person. Simpson is being held at the Daviess DeKalb County Regional Jail. Cash bond has been set at $5,000.
Published Online Nov 24, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Holiday Concert to Benefit Food Pantry
TRENTON, MO -- Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra are pleased to present a festive collection of holiday favorites you won't want to miss. This free concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (2421 Oklahoma Ave). Doors open at 2:30. Audience members are invited to contribute canned food items to benefit the Grundy County Food Pantry.
Published Online Nov 24, 2014 - 02:32 PM

Jail Meeting Rescheduled for Nov. 26
The Nov. 20 meeting of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board was canceled due to lack of a quorum. Next meeting is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Old business will include the building add-on and training. New business will be a discussion of MULES by Todd Watson, and Ace Vending. Closed session will hear pending litigations and the Steven Grant audit.
Published Online Nov 24, 2014 - 09:40 AM

Festival of Trees in Caldwell County
BRECKENRIDGE, MO -- The Festival of Trees, an annual community event, will be Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Breckenridge school. There will be games, pictures with Santa, vendors, drawings, and a raffle for the fully decorated Christmas trees and holiday wreaths. Ham, hot rolls, cheesy potatoes, green beans, and a dessert will be available for only $5. Lunch is hosted by the sophomore class; the event, which is in its 15th year, is hosted by the Class of 2015. For more information, look for the Festival of Trees page on Facebook.
Published Online Nov 24, 2014 - 09:26 AM

Legislators Speak on Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants
Our elected officials on the national level of government released the following comments after President Obama unilaterally issued an executive order to effectively grant amnesty to an estimated four million illegal immigrants last week: Congressman Sam Graves (R-6th District) – "The actions outlined by the President are another display of his blatant disregard for our constitutional system, the American people, and all those who went through the extensive process of becoming citizens the correct way. Amnesty rewards those who have cheated the system and punishes those who played by the rules and went through the legal immigration process. I strongly oppose this amnesty order and the President’s attempt to not only bypass the legislative process, but the American people. We are a nation of laws and no one is above the rule of law – not this President or any President." U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D) – "Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it. The system can only be truly fixed through legislation by Congress. The Senate’s comprehensive plan got overwhelming bipartisan approval, and Republicans in the U.S. House have sat on their hands for a year-and-a-half, refusing to even consider that bill. They should quit stalling, get to work, and do their jobs — debate the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate with a two-thirds margin."
Published Online Nov 24, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Gilman City Man Fatally Injured at Crowder Lake
Michael Hayden, 31, was fatally injured in an accident that happened at about 12:01 p.m. on Nov. 19, in Grundy County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mr. Hayden was northbound on Hwy. 128 at Crowder Lake about eight miles northwest of Trenton. He failed to negotiate a curve and the 1993 Ford concrete truck he was driving went into a broadside skid. The truck went off the right side of the road and overturned, coming to rest on its top in Crowder Lake. Mr. Hayden was pronounced at the scene by Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater. The accident was investigate by Tpr. J.C. Daly and Crash Team One member Sgt. J.M. Toal, Sgt. D.P. Little, Cpl. J.A. Pithan, Tpr. J.C. Acree, CVO A.W. Urban, CVO S.R. Dye, Missouri State Park Rangers, Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton Police Department and Grundy County Fire.
Published Online Nov 21, 2014 - 04:28 PM

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