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Nov. 24, 2014






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

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

TPD Conducts Alcohol Compliance Check
TRENTON, MO -- On Nov. 14 the Trenton Police Department, in conjunction with the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force of St. Joseph, participated in an underage alcohol compliance check of local businesses. The operation used the task force's minor employees, who attempted to purchase alcohol from various businesses in Trenton. If alcohol was sold to the minor, officers entered and issued citations. During the operation, there were seven violations of alcohol sold to a minor. There were nine locations that did not sell to a minor: Chumbley’s, Main Stop, 9th Street Casey’s, Dollar General, Hy Vee, Lakeview, Elks Lodge, Trackside, and Washington Street.
Published Online Nov 20, 2014 - 09:58 AM

Hedrick Receives Acclaimed Recognition
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- Hedrick Medical Center has been named one of the seven 2014 Fast Track Award winners by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since the creation of this award in 2003, this is the first time it has been presented to an acute care hospital. The Fast Track Award is presented annually to Missouri companies that have experienced phenomenal growth over the last four years. Hedrick was selected as a prime example of outstanding growth among other nominated companies of the same size. Earlier this year, Hedrick moved to a new facility and expanded services to include a region of 50,000 patients. It employs around 300 people.
Published Online Nov 20, 2014 - 09:06 AM

Chillicothe Elks Host Holiday Bazaar
Join the community and the Chillicothe Elks at their lodge (401 Harvester Road) for a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concessions including tenderloins and burgers, cookies and kettle corn, will be available, and dozens of vendors will be selling their goods for the holiday season. Santa will be on site from 10-3 for pictures, too. This event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call 660-646-6700 or 660-639-2683.
Published Online Nov 18, 2014 - 01:56 PM

Four Vehicle Wreck Near Auto Salvage
Four vehicles were involved in an accident that happened at about 3:58 p.m. on Nov. 17 in DeKalb County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as Paul Person, 63, Cameron, was northbound on Hwy. 69 driving a 2009 Chevrolet HHR. He was making a left turn into Cameron Auto Salvage about one mile north of Cameron. As Mr. Person began to turn left, he pulled into the path of a 1994 Buick Park Avenue being driven by Barbara Patton, 53, Cameron, who was southbound. Her vehicle struck Mr. Person’s vehicle, then crossed the center line and struck two more northbound vehicles. The other two vehicles were a 1995 Dodge Avenger driven by Rachel Trimble, 33, Gallatin, and a 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Kent Axton, 46, also of Gallatin. Mr. Person’s HHR came to rest on the west side of Hwy. 69 on its wheels, facing east. Ms. Patton’s Buick came to rest on the west side of Hwy. 69 on its wheels, facing southwest. Mr. Axton’s Impala came to rest on the west side of Hwy. 69 on its wheels facing northwest. Ms. Trimble’s Avenger came to rest partially in the northbound lane on its wheels facing northeast. Ms. Trimble received moderate injuries and was transported by Cameron EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. She was not wearing her seat belt. Ms. Patton and Mr. Axton both received minor injuries and were taken by private vehicles to Cameron Regional. They were both wearing their seat belts. The Buick was totaled, the Impala had extensive damage, the HHR and the Avenger were moderately damaged. The accident was investigated by Cpl. P.M. Kimball, assisted by the Cameron Fire Department.
Published Online Nov 18, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Apply for Sheriff’s Scholarship
Each year the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association offers 16 scholarships valued at $1,000 each to college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university. Applicants must: be in good standing with his/her school; have a good reference from his/her school counselor; demonstrate financial need; have a 2.0 GPA or greater; and be active in extra-curricular activities. A paragraph must be attached to the application detailing his/her goals 10 years after high school graduation. The award was established in 1988 in honor of former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. Dennis served his county for 24 years and, in 1963, was elected president of the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association. In 1976, Dennis retired from the office of sheriff following a successful campaign for the Missouri Senate seat in District 27, a position he held until his retirement from state government 1992. In 1988, Dennis was presented a Distinguished Service Award at which time the establishment of the John Dennis Scholarship Fund was announced. To apply visit www.mosheriffs.com and follow the scholarship link to learn more. The application must be returned to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, 1100 Littleby Road, Mexico, Mo., 65265, no later than Jan. 31.
Published Online Nov 18, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Garnett Earns Top Career Finish on PGA Tour
Gallatin native Brice Garnett shot a round of 66 on Sunday to finish sixth in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Garnett, in his sophomore season on the PGA Tour, moved up six spots with six birdies on Sunday after rounds of 66, 68 and a 71 on Saturday. With the top ten finish, he moves up to 43rd place in FedEx Cup points. Garnett has made the cut in all five of his tournaments this season. His previous best finish on the PGA Tour was a seventh place finish in the Shell Houston Open in his rookie year.
Published Online Nov 18, 2014 - 08:46 AM

2014 Opening Weekend Deer Season Totals
November portion of firearms deer season started Nov. 15 and will continue through Nov. 25. Total deer taken statewide was 91,460, according to Daviess County Conservation Agent Alan Bradford. This is an increase of 10,014 from last year. The record was set in 2006 with 124,324. High Counties were 1. Franklin 1839; 2. Howell 1793; 3. Callaway 1791. Northwest region total was 10,574 deer taken. This is an increase of 1,942 from last year. Daviess County had 702 deer; that is up 84 deer from last year. High Counties were 1. Linn 1,174; 2. Harrison 864; and 3. Chariton 828. Counties surrounding Daviess County: Caldwell 556; DeKalb 397; Gentry 490; Grundy 522; Livingston 610. MDC also reports that there were three deer-hunting incidents over the weekend with two being fatal. One fatality was in Ste. Genevieve County where a heater in a hunting blind exploded, killing the hunter. The second involved a fall from a tree stand in Crawford County. A third non-fatal incident involved a hunter in Phelps County shooting himself in the leg while loading his rifle. For 2014 harvest totals by hunting portion and county, visit mdc.mo.gov/node.
Published Online Nov 18, 2014 - 08:41 AM

NCM Writer's Guild Meets
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- The monthly meeting for the North Central Missouri Writer's Guild will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Boji Stone Café (612 Washington). Anyone interested in writing -- amateur or professional, young or old -- is welcome. For more information, call 660 745-3359.
Published Online Nov 17, 2014 - 01:28 PM

GHCAA Women's Clinic Open
Green Hills Community Action Agency Women's Health will be have clinic hours in December. Appointment availabilities are as follows: Friday, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Avenue in Trenton, and serves the health needs of women from Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties. To find out it you qualify, or to schedule an appointment, call 660-359-2855.
Published Online Nov 17, 2014 - 10:24 AM

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