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Jul. 30, 2014

Free Shoes for Children Who Need Them
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- The Calvary Baptist Church's Family Life Center (206 Locust St.) is offering free shoes to children, with hopes of helping families offset the costs of back-to-school time. Various sizes will be available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 16. Children must be present for a family to receive the shoes.
Published Online Jul 30, 2014 - 02:50 PM

Shopko Donates $250 to FEC Youth Benefit
Peggy Simmons, store manager for the Shopko in Gallatin, is shown handing a check for $250 to Chasity Anderson, communications manager for Farmer’s Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe. In 1993, Farmers’ Electric Cooperative established the Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) for the purpose of providing financial assistance toward the payment of medical bills for children 18 years of age and under. The fund is designed to assist families with children who have been ill or injured. Assistance is available for families regardless of whether or not they are insured. The fund primarily operates in the counties of Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Linn, Livingston and Ray. A family that resides in the counties listed above does not have to be a member of the Cooperative to receive financial assistance. The AYBF is a 501 (c)3 charity. A separate board of directors has been named to administer the AYBF. All applications for assistance will be made to them and the directors have been empowered to administer the fund as they so choose. [Staff Photo/TLH]
Published Online Jul 30, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Donate Blood, Support the Cards
CHILLCOTHE, MO -- The Ad Zone and other Chillicothe media outlets, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need on Aug. 5, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Chillicothe Comfort Inn, 250 Business Highway 36. Everyone who attempts to donate blood will receive a specially designed Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.
Published Online Jul 29, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Driver Exam Stations Closed
On Aug. 11, the St. Joseph Driver Examination Station, 525 Jules Street, and the Savannah Driver Exam Station, 101 South 4th Street will be closed. Normal testing hours will resume for the St. Joe station on Aug. 12, and for the Savannah station on Aug. 18. On Aug. 12, the Tarkio Driver Exam Station, 405 South 11th Street, and the Gallatin Driver Exam Station, 102 North Main Street will be closed. The CDL Testing Site, 1702 Highway 759, St. Joseph, will also be closed on Aug. 12. Normal testing will resume for the Tarkio and Gallatin stations Aug. 19. Normal testing for the CDL Testing Site will resume on Aug. 13.
Published Online Jul 28, 2014 - 01:55 PM

CAAC Season Tickets Available
Season tickets are now on sale for the Chillicothe Area Arts Council’s 2014-15 season. The 2014-15 season runs from September to May and included admission to all shows, from choir performances and talent shows to popular musicals and featured musicians. Season tickets cost $65 for adults; $60 for senior citizens; and $30 for students. Funding for the non-profit Chillicothe Area Arts Council is provided through individual and business season memberships; through local foundations and gifts; and through the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For tickets call the arts office at 660-646-1173, or by stop by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, 514 Washington Street.
Published Online Jul 28, 2014 - 01:02 PM

Sign Up for Trip to KC Royals Game
The North Central Missouri College Foundation plans for a trip to Kansas City on Saturday, August 9, to the Royals game and Union Station. The trip includes transportation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tickets to the baseball game and Union Station. All alumni and friends of NCMC are invited to attend. For more information contact Teresa J. Cross, NCMC Director of Development, 660-359-3948, x1403 or Space is limited to the first 47 signees.


Published Online Jul 27, 2014 - 08:20 AM

New Festival, Sliced Bread Saturday
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- A festival is planned for August 2, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.,  in downtown Chillicothe, around Silver Moon Plaza and the courthouse grounds. Called Sliced Bread Saturday because Chillicothe is the "Home of Sliced Bread," expect a living history mural, special sales at the downtown businesses, vendors, a bread-baking contest, a children's entertainer, games, and more. All events are free. Call 660-646-4071 for more information.
Published Online Jul 26, 2014 - 09:30 AM

Youth Outdoor Skills Event Offered in Warrensburg
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Stealth Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation invite youth ages 8 – 17 to their annual JAKES Outdoor Event on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the University of Central Missouri Trap and Skeet Range in Warrensburg. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch will be provided. The JAKES event (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge Ethics & Sportsmanship) will provide various outdoor activities including trap shooting, shotgun patterning, game calling, archery shooting, fishing and more. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided. But participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms and ammunition they plan to use during fall turkey season. Door prizes will also be given away. Youth 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Aug. 11. For more information and to register, call 660-530-5500.
Published Online Jul 26, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Jameson Picnic Set for Aug. 7-9
The 123rd Annual Jameson Picnic will be held Aug. 7, 8, and 9 at the Jameson City Park. A talent show will be held Thursday with Saturation Point performing that evening. Friday will feature a baby show and The Fabulous Torque’s performing. A parade will take place Saturday with dinner served afterward. There will be games for all ages and an auction. Dammit Jim will perform that evening. Look for more details of time and events in following issues of the North Missourian.
Published Online Jul 25, 2014 - 03:45 PM

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