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Dec. 19, 2014

Jail Meets Dec. 23
The Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at the training trailer at the jail in Pattonsburg. Visitors will include Larry Joiner, Encartele Phone System. Old business will discuss the building add-on, training, and Todd Watson will talk about MULES. Closed session will hear the Steven Grant audit.
Published Online Dec 19, 2014 - 07:38 AM

The Jungle Book, MCT Casting Call
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is back again, this time with a production of The Jungle Book. Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center; students who are in kindergarten through 12th grade can try out. MCT's touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props, and stage makeup, and are at no cost to the students. This program is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council. You can contact them at 660-646-1173 for more information.
Published Online Dec 18, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Trenton PD Implements Body Cameras
The Trenton Police Department has begun to implement their new body cameras. Over the next few weeks, officers will be assigned the devices and receive training on their use, policy and procedure, uploading the video into a secure system, and more. Many businesses and individuals partnered with the community-based Body Camera Steering Committee to raise funds and initiate purchase of the cameras. Donations are still being accepted, and any interested in helping can contact the Green Hills Rural Development Corporation or Trenton PD. Call 660-359-5557 for more information.
Published Online Dec 18, 2014 - 04:49 PM

Missing Tournament Monies Under Investigation
Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright stated that the Trenton Police Department is currently investigating the alleged theft of monies from an August 2014 charity softball tournament. Wright advises that in August 2014, several area residents formed a two day softball tournament at Griffin Field, Trenton, to raise money for three area men who had died in vehicle accidents in 2009 and in 2012. The money raised was to be distributed to the families to help offset the cost of burial and headstone expenses. To date, no families have received any monies from this event. Wright advised that they have developed a person(s) of interest and the investigation is ongoing. Wright asks that anyone who contributed to this softball tournament either through money donation or through team registration, to contact him via email or phone. Contact Chief Tommy Wright via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 660-359-5557.
Published Online Dec 16, 2014 - 02:10 PM

Great Plains Growers Conference January 8-10
by Tim Baker, Regional Horticulturist Ever since moving to the Northwest Extension Region, I have been working on the organizing committee for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is a premier conference for horticulture producers, with many new ideas presented from growers, researchers, and Extension specialists. The conference is organized by Extension educators from five states: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. We hold the conference every January in St. Joseph, Missouri. Our 19th annual conference will be held on January 8-10, 2015. This conference is open to everyone, from backyard gardeners to commercial produce growers. Topics cover not only vegetables, but also tree fruits, small fruits and flowers. There are also presentations targeted toward organic growers. The event begins with workshops on Thursday. Attendees choose a workshop when they register. Each workshop explores a topic in-depth. Workshops this year will include topics such as high tunnels, soils & irrigation, tree fruits, advanced beekeeping, farm-to-school marketing, and growing berries. The main conference occurs on Friday and Saturday. This year, our keynote speaker on Friday will be Tom Thornton, director of Cloud Mountain Farm Center in Everson, Washington. After the keynote, there will be five concurrent tracks to choose from. Topics include tree fruits, beginning organic production, vegetable integrated pest management, agroforestry, and technology. On Saturday, concurrent sessions include small fruit, advanced organic, vegetable production, marketing and business, cut flowers, and food safety/GAPs. Our trade show continues to be popular, with many exhibitors available to provide information about seeds, irrigation, horticulture equipment, chemicals, and other topics. Meals, break refreshments, and handouts will be included in the registration fee for the main conference. The conference will be held on the campus of Missouri Western State University. For more information about the conference and a registration form, call the Buchanan County Extension office at (816) 279-1691. You may also register on-line and find additional information on our web site at:
Published Online Dec 16, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Local Volunteers Join 115th Audubon Christmas Bird County
Between Dec. 14, 2014, and Jan. 5, 2015, hawk-eyed volunteers across the country will brave various weather conditions to count birds during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). On Dec. 20, birders and nature enthusiasts in Grand River Audubon will take part in this tradition, many rising before dawn to participate in the longest running wildlife census on the planet. Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird County mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,400 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The Audubon Christmas Bird County utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. Data compiled in Daviess County will record every individual bird and bird species seen in a specified area, contributing to a vast citizen science network that continues a tradition stretching back more than 100 years. This will be Grand River Audubon’s 25th annual CBC. For more information and to find a county near you visit
Published Online Dec 16, 2014 - 09:13 AM

Access II Helps Disabled Live Independently
Access II Independent Living Center is available to serve those living with disabilities by providing them with an opportunity to live more independently. Access II provides you with an in-home aide to assist with daily tasks so you can remain in your own home. If you are receiving MO HealthNet (Medicaid), have a significant physical disability, and are at least 18 years of age, you may qualify for the in-home services program. For questions about this program and its service areas, or to learn about the many resources available to individuals with disabilities, please call Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin toll free at 888-663-2423.
Published Online Dec 16, 2014 - 08:57 AM

Morgan Dilley Crowned with Multiple Titles
  Morgan Dilley of Lawson, daughter of Gary and Lorna Dilley, granddaughter of Evelyn and the late Kenny Dilley of Pattonsburg and Loren and Nancy Carter, was recently crowned with several titles through the America’s U.S. Miss Scholarship program. She attended a pageant in Florida and was crowned Miss Supermodel Jr. Miss and Miss Crown Cover Model Jr. Miss. She was also crowned Miss Heartland Jr. Miss in Nebraska and will return to Florida again next summer to compete with her new regional title. She is presently attending Missouri Western State University and plans on pursuing a career in fashion merchandising. [Submitted Photo]
Published Online Dec 15, 2014 - 04:15 PM

2015 Firearms Deer, Turkey Season Dates Approved
At its regular meeting today in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission set dates for the 2015 firearms turkey and deer hunting seasons. Firearms turkey season dates are: Spring youth season – April 11 and 12; Regular spring season – April 20 through May 10; Fall firearms season – Oct. 1 through 31. Firearms deer season dates are: Urban portion – Oct. 9 through 12; Early youth portion – Oct. 31 and Nov. 1; November portion – Nov. 14 through 24; Antlerless portion – Nov. 25 through Dec. 6; Alternative-methods portion – Dec. 19 through 29; Late youth portion – Jan. 2 and 3. Full details of 2015 deer and turkey hunting regulations will be published on the Conservation Department website,, and in hunting regulation guides available from hunting permit vendors statewide before the seasons.
Published Online Dec 15, 2014 - 04:01 PM

MSHP Welcomes New Troopers
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will hold a graduation ceremony for 31 new state troopers on Friday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m., at the Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City. Graduates will report for duty on Jan. 5. They'd begun training at the academy on July 1.
Published Online Dec 15, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Christmas Cultural Luncheon
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is sponsoring its annual Christmas Cultural Luncheon, from noon to 1 p.m., on Dec. 17, at the First Christian Church (900 Jackson Street). Lunch is served from noon to 12:25 in the church’s social hall, and from 12:30 – 12:55 a special program of sacred and popular Christmas music will be presented in the sanctuary by musicians Frosty Garr on violin; Jamie Pauls on piano; and vocalists Mary White and Mary Lou VanDeventer. This will also include audience participation in the singing of favorite Christmas songs. The $5 luncheon features Paul Harvey's wild rice and potato soup or chicken and noodle soup, plus hot sandwiches, cookies and coffee, tea or water. Attendees do not have to purchase the lunch to attend the program, but those wanting lunch must make reservations by noon on Dec. 16. The music program is free to any who wish to attend. The church is handicapped accessible. For reservations call the arts council office at 646-1173.
Published Online Dec 15, 2014 - 09:55 AM

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