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Aug. 20, 2014

Putnam County Fair on Calendar
UNIONVILLE, MO -- Northern Missouri's Largest County Fair is celebrating 75 years with its schedule of events Sept. 2-6. Music, competition, livestock shows and agriculture, expos, a carnival, and so much more are slated. For more information about tickets and featured bands, etc., call 660-947-2705, or visit
Published Online Aug 19, 2014 - 01:47 PM

Garnett Earns FedEx Playoff Spot and Another PGA Season
Gallatin native Brice Garnett equaled his season best round of 66 on Sunday to finish in a tie for 32nd place at the Wyndham Championship held in Greensboro, NC. With his placing, Garnett earned enough FedEx points to lock up a spot in the FedEx playoffs, which begin this week at The Barclays, and he clinched a spot on the PGA tour for next season. Garnett currently ranks 117th in FedEx points after playing in 27 PGA events. He is ranked 311th in the world. Sunday’s round of 66 was nearly flawless for the Gallatin High School grad. He shot four birdies and did not bogey a hole to finish eight under at 272. The Barclays opens Thursday at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NY. Golfers will vie for $8 million in prize money and a share of the 2,500 FedEx points available in the event. Garnett is scheduled to tee off Thursday and 1:39 p.m. in a group that also includes Justin Leonard and Danny Lee.
Published Online Aug 19, 2014 - 01:10 PM

Chula Street Fair to be Planned
This year's street fair in Chula will take place on Sept. 20, and any who are interested in helping with plans are invited to a committee meeting Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., at the Chula Community Center. Bring your ideas!
Published Online Aug 19, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Managed Fields Ready for Dove Opener
North America’s most prolific game bird also is one of the most challenging to hunt. The Missouri Department of Conservation works to maximize this opportunity by providing food that feeds doves and gives hunters hundreds of places to hunt them. Each year, the Conservation Department plants more than 700 fields with sunflowers, wheat, and other crops favored by doves. These fields are planted on 93 conservation areas (CAs) scattered across the state. In years when growing conditions are good, these fields can provide spectacular hunting action. Finding state-managed dove fields is as easy as visiting Not all dove fields are created equal, however. To help hunters identify the best prospects in their areas, the Conservation Department provides the following overview of 2014 dove-field conditions. NORTHWEST Bunch Hollow and Grand Pass CAs have very good sunflower crops. Mussel Fork CA has above-average sunflowers, which were planted early enough to mature by Sept. 1. Fountain Grove CA has good stands of sunflowers, but they were planted a little late, and they have a fair amount of ragweed growing in them. Crooked River CA’s sunflowers were planted early enough but have experienced poor growth due to excessive rain. Wayne Helton CA has good sunflower fields and one fair one, totaling around 25 acres. Lake Paho CA has four good sunflower fields totaling around 25 acres. Emmett and Leah Seat CA has one good sunflower field. Nodaway Valley, Bilby Ranch, and Bob Brown CAs have both wheat and sunflower fields that are in good condition but might be a little late maturing. Aspinwall CA’s sunflower fields look great. Wolf Creek Bend and Rush Bottoms CAs both suffered complete loss of dove fields to flooding. Pony Express Lake, Happy Holler Lake, King Lake, and Bonanza CAs all look good this year. Schifferdecker CA has fair to good conditions on its one 4-acre sunflower field.
Published Online Aug 18, 2014 - 03:51 PM

Fourth Annual "Access to Art" Show and Sale
Access II Independent Living Center will be hosting the fourth annual Access to Art Show and Sale on Sept. 5 and 6. An artist’s reception featuring performing arts, light refreshments and written works read by the authors will be Friday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at the Strand Apartments, 716 Clay Street, Chillicothe. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work, many pieces of which will be for sale, and to meet attendees. On Saturday, Sept. 6, the show will be open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for art patrons to view and purchase pieces. Access II’s mission is to provide programs and services that encourage and help sustain greater independence for persons with disabilities within our communities. Access II covers eight counties including, Daviess, Caldwell, Carroll, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer and Ray. The art is very diverse including poetry, photography, pen and ink drawings, as well as watercolor and acrylic visual art. The artists are of all different ages. This is an opportunity for the artists to showcase their abilities, vision and expression through various mediums. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission fee.
Published Online Aug 18, 2014 - 02:03 PM

Capital Report: Supporting Missouri’s Future Farmers
by State Sen. Brad Lager Over that last two decades, there has been a dramatic reduction in the number of Missourians who rely on the agricultural industry as a way to make a living. As a result, there are fewer individuals to support our rural communities and drive economic activity. Therefore, it is more important than ever that we support and encourage those individuals who desire to grow up and make a living in the agricultural industry. The opportunities available for the next generation of Missouri farmers are staggering. Missouri has become an important component of the worldwide marketplace. Missouri now exports over $2.25 billion worth of agricultural goods around the globe. Last year alone, agricultural exports increased by a $162 million and they look to do the same in 2014. Missouri farmers don’t just feed us; they’re feeding the world and that trend is only going to increase. If Missouri’s agricultural industry is going to thrive, we must equip future generations of farmers with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and seize the opportunities of a global marketplace. Luckily, our state is home to many institutions (both public and private) that have emerged as leaders in agricultural science. These advancements have increased crop yield production while reducing the impact to land. This has allowed Missouri’s farmers to lead the nation in best farming practices and production innovations. If we do not take the steps necessary to promote and foster agriculture in Missouri, our state and possibly our nation will be forced to import agricultural products. I do not believe it is in our best interest to rely on some foreign country for our food supply or end up in a situation where our dependence on food in the future, mirrors our current dependence for foreign oil. Therefore, it is important that future farmers understand the vital role agriculture plays in our society. It is not only good for our local communities, it is fundamental for our state and our nation. You can reach State Sen. Lager at the State Capitol number at 573- 751-1415 or by email at [email protected] or by mail at Room 422, State Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
Published Online Aug 15, 2014 - 03:49 PM

Northwest Thunder Plans Fall Fundraisers

The Northwest Thunder 14U baseball team has planned two events for the month of September to help raise funds for equipment and tournament expenses. The Thunder team is made up of boys from Maryville, Tarkio, Stanberry, King City, Marshall and Higginsville. On Saturday, Sept. 6, they will host their first annual Thunder Bash Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball tournament at Donaldson Westside Park in Maryville. The tournament is a double elimination format and will include a Homerun Derby. Teams must call or text their entry to Amy Dowis at 816-341-6268 by Tuesday, Sept. 2. On Saturday, Sept. 20, the team will host its first annual Thunder Classic Golf Tournament at the Tarkio Gold Club. The 4-person scramble will have a shot gun start at 11 a.m. Mulligans and buy-ups will be available. To enter a team, contact Melissa McAdams at 660-623-0393.

Published Online Aug 15, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Summer Music at the Museum
ST JOSEPH, MO -- On Sunday, August 17, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (2818 Frederick Ave) will host the St. Joseph Symphony at 2 p.m. There is no ticket cost, but a $10 donation at the door is suggested. In addition, 2014-2015 season tickets are now available. Stop by the symphony office at 120 S. 8th Street or call 816-233-7701 for more information.
Published Online Aug 15, 2014 - 10:05 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 Aug 14, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Boot Drive Fundraiser Returns
The Chillicothe Fire Department and Hedrick Medical Center will once again join forces to raise monies for breast cancer treatment. Donations will be accepted during Chautauqua at the Park on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, September 7. Volunteer collectors will be located at the intersections of Clay and Washington, and Park Lane and Washington. All will be wearing pink t-shirts for easy identification, and all proceeds will be distributed to Hope House, who will in turn disburse the funds among those in need in Livingston County. For more information call 660-646-2139 or 660-214-8305.
Published Online Aug 14, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Missouri State Highway Patrol Seeks Trooper Applicants
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, a premiere law enforcement agency, is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 101st Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on July 1, 2015. The application deadline is October 6, 2014. To be eligible, candidates must possess a minimum of 30 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of full-time POST certified experience as a law enforcement officer with arrest authority at the time recruit training begins. Test locations and dates include: Troop C, Weldon Spring, MO ─ September 6, 2014; Troop B, Macon, MO ─ September 13, 2014; Troop G, Willow Springs, MO ─ September 13, 2014; Troop D, Springfield, MO ─ September 20, 2014; Troop E, Poplar Bluff, MO ─ September 20, 2014; Troop A, Lee’s Summit, MO ─ September 27, 2014; Troop H, St. Joseph, MO ─ October 4, 2014; Troop I, Rolla, MO ─ October 4, 2014; Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL ─ October 11, 2014; General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO ─ October 20, 22, 24, 25, 2014. The starting salary for trooper is $3,137 per month while in training; $3,323 per month after six months; and $3,620 per month at two years of service. Other benefits include group health insurance, contributory retirement, career advancement, and more. The selection process is a multi-phase testing procedure including: written examination, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board. After a conditional offer of employment, the applicant must successfully complete a medical examination (to include vision and hearing), psychological examination, a psychological interview, drug screening, and final applicant review. Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at
Published Online Aug 14, 2014 - 09:14 AM

Hypnotist Returns to NCMC
TRENTON, MO -- Professional hypnotist Brian Imbus has become a staple act for North Central Missouri College’s fall semester opening weekend. Imbus is back for his sixth appearance, suitable for all types of audiences. The performance will be at the Ketcham Community Center on the NCMC campus on Sunday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge.
Published Online Aug 13, 2014 - 03:11 PM

GHCAA Women's Clinic Scheduled
TRENTON, MO -- Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will have an open clinic on Friday, September 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, September 10, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinic is located at 1506 Oklahoma Ave. For an appointment, call 660-359-2855.
Published Online Aug 13, 2014 - 01:31 PM

Jameson Picnic Winners at Talent Show, Raffle
The 123rd Annual Jameson Picnic was held Aug. 7, 8, and 9 at the Jameson City Park. The event is sponsored by the Jameson Lions Club. Winners of the Talent Show were — Under 6: 1. Téa O’Rourke, Gallatin, singing "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"; 2. Piper Moritz, Platte City, singing "Silent Night." 7-11: 1. Gioia Perreca, Peculiar, singing "Tomorrow"; 2. Dominic Perreca, Peculiar, playing drums, "Song Two"; 3. Lauren Adams, St. Joseph, singing "All Kinds of Kinds." 12-17: 1. Sarabeth Michael, Gallatin, singing "American Honey"; Shelby Miles, Mt. Moriah, singing "Amazing Grace"; 3. Savannah Butterworth, Kidder, singing "Delta Dawn." Over 18: 1. David Lainhart, Jameson, singing "Sweet Caroline"; 2. David Michael, Gallatin, singing "Simple Man"; 3. Heather Clairbourn, Gallatin, singing "Forever Love." Raffle winners were — Clock: Debbie Ray; Casey’s $100 gift card: John Hightree; Dungy’s $100 gift card: Mandy Green and Harry Wheeler.
Published Online Aug 13, 2014 - 09:10 AM

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