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Sep. 22, 2014

Drug Take Back in Cameron
The Cameron Police Department, Cameron Water Department, and PSWD #3 will be working together to participate in the DEA's National Drug Take Back Program on Sept. 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who has old, unwanted prescription medication can bring those to the Cameron PD's front lobby for disposal.
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 02:33 PM

Poker Run at Pattonsburg Benefits Special Olympics
An off-road poker run will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Old Pattonsburg school grounds. The event is sponsored by Rob’s Cycle in conjunction with Daviess County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympics of Missouri. Side by sides, ATVs, dirt bikes, and UTVs are invited to participate. The run begins at 2 p.m. A meal will be provided after the ride. Gates open at 12 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Under 12 are free. All of the profits go to benefit Special Olympics of Missouri. Tickets for a 2014 Polaris Sportsman giveaway will be available the day of the ride. An ATV will be given away before the Poker Run begins. A raffle drawing will be held with 50/50 cash drawing at $1 per ticket. Poker hand is $10. Prize money is $800. There will be five paid places. For more information call Rob’s Cycle of Pattonsburg at 660-367-4407 or Ben Becerra at 660-334-0841.
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 01:27 PM

Feed Your Soul Color Run/Walk
POLO, MO -- Stagecoach Community Park (just south of town) will be the site of the "Feed Your Soul" 1-mile or 3-mile color run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 20. Registration is from 7-7:45 a.m., and the run starts at 8. The cost to participate is $25 and includes a t-shirt (or register for $15 and forego the shirt). This event will benefit Christ's Cupboard Food Pantry. For more information email [email protected]
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Sports Collectibles Auction to Benefit Dream Factory
TRENTON, MO -- The Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri has planned a fundraiser for October 17 at the First Christian Church, 1700 Princeton Road. Items autographed by famous sports figures, as well as other memorabilia, will be auctioned off. Tailgating and a silent auction begin at 4 p.m., followed by a live auction at 6:30. Some KC Royals alumni are scheduled for appearances. For more information, visit
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Do-Si-Do Your Partner
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- Square dancing lessons are starting up and will be held in the Central High School basement beginning Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. If interested, call 660-646-1906 for more information. The cost is $2.50 per person per night, and dancing will continue for many months.
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Troop H to Host Memorial Blood Drive
ST. JOSEPH, MO -- Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H -- which covers Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth counties -- will host the Red Cross, Troop H Michael E. Webster Memorial Blood Drive on Oct. 2, 2014, at the MoDOT Northwest District Office (3602 North Belt Highway). The drive runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and honors Corporal Michael E. Webster, who was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver on Oct. 2, 1993. Appointments are not necessary but can be made by calling 816-387-2345. All donors should bring a photo ID.
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Hispanic Heritage Month to Be Celebrated at MWSU
ST. JOSEPH, MO -- Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate, Missouri Western State University in St. Joe is hosting a variety of events, which are free and open to the public. A highlight is the banquet on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m., when Trio Aztlan, a Kansas City-based group, will perform all styles of Latin folkoric music, and spoken word artiste Mayde de Valle will be featured. Reservations must be made by Oct. 3; call 816-271-4150 or email [email protected]. Additional events for Heritage Month include a foreign film series, kids' movies, and documentaries, all of which are sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education, the Missouri Western Spanish Club, the Association of Latin American Students, the Department of English and Modern Languages, and Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. For more information, go to
Published Online Sep 19, 2014 - 09:44 AM

3rd Annual Wright Run is Scheduled
TRENTON, MO -- Five and ten kilometer runs around the Trenton Lake area are scheduled for 8 a.m. on October 4 (registration at 7), in conjunction with the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. Participation costs $25 and includes a t-shirt. Monies raised will go toward an OB centralized monitoring system and a 3-D ultrasound machine for Wright Memorial Hospital. This is the 3rd Annual Wright Run. Previous years have generated over $18,000 for the foundation. Online registration is available at by searching “Wright Run.”
Published Online Sep 18, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Old Time Harvest Days Approach
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- The 28th Annual Old Time Harvest Days will be Sept. 26-28 at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. Features include cars, tractors, antique machinery, old time skills, demonstrations, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, dinner, Laura Ingalls Wilder stories, and more, as well as parades and church services. The weekend's events are sponsored by the Livingston County Steam and Gas Association. Admission is $5 for a 3-day pass. Youths ages 12 and younger get in free with an adult. Camping will be available on the grounds. Electric hookups are $10 per day.
Published Online Sep 18, 2014 - 02:21 PM

Community Choir Wants You
The Chillicothe Area Community Choir meets tonight (Sept. 15) and every Monday night from 7-9 p.m. at the Chillicothe United Methodist Church, 1414 Walnut Street. (Use south entrance.) Featured music is from the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. There are no auditions. A performance is scheduled for the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 16.
Published Online Sep 15, 2014 - 03:44 PM

Couple Sentenced for $4-Million Theft, More
On charges involving the embezzlement of nearly $4 million from her employer, and falsely filed income tax returns, Donna M. Preszler, 61, and her husband Terrance W. Preszler, 64, former Chillicothe, Mo., residents, were sentenced in federal court today (Sept. 15, 2014) by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan. Donna was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole; Terrance Preszler was sentenced to three years in federal prison without parole, which is the statutory maximum. The court also ordered the Preszlers to pay $4,049,121 in restitution to Burdg, Dunham & Associates Construction Corp, and $1,236,690 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service, a total of $5,285,811. The court also ordered the Preszlers to forfeit to the government a money judgment of $3,912,000, residential property, and many items of personal property, all of which was derived from the proceeds of the criminal violations. More information is available at
Published Online Sep 15, 2014 - 11:11 AM

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