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Jul. 23, 2014

HCCH to Offer Free School Sports Physicals
Harrison County Community Hospital (HCCH) will be offering free back-to-school sports physicals and baseline concussion assessments for area students, including those in Daviess County, who need still need them before fall sports practices begin. The free sports physicals will be offered Wednesday, July 30, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the hospital, 2600 Miller Street in Bethany. The baseline concussion assessment, which involves balance and memory tests, establishes a baseline score that can be compared to follow-up tests if a student athlete were to receive an injury involving a presumed concussion. For more information or to sign up, parents should call (660) 425-0236.
Published Online Jul 21, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Entries for Parade Sought
JAMESPORT, MO -- Parade entries are being accepted for the Jamesport Jr. Livestock Show, held July 24-25. The parade will be on July 26, and any interested in entering should call 660-684-9906 or 684-6167.
Published Online Jul 20, 2014 - 09:19 AM

The Moving Wall, Volunteers Needed
The Gallatin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2172 are seeking volunteers to work four-hour shifts during the time frame the Vietnam Wall is in Gallatin, Aug. 21-25 at Dockery Park. These volunteer jobs are for locator and escort positions. Points of contact are Debbie 660-663-9367 and Rachel 660-605-3152. All help will be greatly appreciated.
Published Online Jul 19, 2014 - 09:58 AM

Open Tryouts July 27
The NW Thunder 14AAA baseball team will be having an open tryout on Sunday, July 27, at 4 p.m. at the ball field in King City. The team will fill one roster spot for the Fall 2014 and Spring/Summer 2015 season. Potential team members cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2015. Pitching experience is a must. The team will participate in 4-5 tournaments this fall and 8-10 tournaments between April and July, most are in the Kansas City area. Please bring a copy of birth certificate to tryouts. For additional information, contact Amy Dowis at 816-341-6268.
Published Online Jul 19, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Back to School Bonanza: Fight Childhood Obesity
CHILLICOTHE, MO -- On July 29 The Obesity Prevention Project will host its sixth annual Back to School Bonanza, an event designed to combat obesity by arming parents with information and teaching kids to make healthy choices with nutrition and exercise. The event will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Gym of the Grand River YMCA. All Livingston County K-5 students who register and attend will receive a free backpack loaded with school supplies, which have been donated by local businesses and organizations. Because of high turnout and success in years past, families planning to attend must register online in advance. Visit or for more information.
Published Online Jul 19, 2014 - 08:49 AM

North Central MO Fair Schedule Announced
TRENTON, MO -- This year's North Central Missouri Fair falls July 29-August 2. A pre-event, Battle of the Bands, will take place July 26, 7 p.m. in the grandstand area. To mark the fair's official start, a parade will take the streets of Trenton at 5:30 p.m. on July 29, followed by a BBQ at 6 p.m., and the fair queen coronation at 7. Events for the remainder of the week include a tractor pull, bull riding, ATV and motocross races, talent show, baby show, the annual demolition derby and more. Get more information and times for these events by visiting or call 660-359-6982.
Published Online Jul 19, 2014 - 08:46 AM

Troop H Announces Sobriety Checkpoints in August
Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, announces that sometime during the month of August, Troop H will conduct sobriety checkpoints in Livingston, DeKalb, and Harrison Counties. The areas selected for enforcement are based on a high number of drinking-related crashes, high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officers’ input as to probable contact with DWI violators. “The Missouri State Highway Patrol will conduct more traffic enforcement programs in the upcoming months,” stated Captain McDonald. “Anytime your plans include alcohol, please have a sober designated driver.”
Published Online Jul 19, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Be a Conservation Agent
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is accepting applications from July 21 through Aug. 18 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. Selected candidates will undergo 26 weeks of intense training in all facets of law enforcement and resource management. Those who make the grade will receive county assignments and become the face of conservation in their assigned communities – enforcing the Wildlife Code of Missouri and helping the public with issues such as nuisance wildlife and land management. To qualify, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the natural sciences or criminal justice. To apply -- and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements -- visit the Job Openings section of the MDC website Careers page at


Published Online Jul 18, 2014 - 04:37 PM

DAWGS to Dissolve
The regional non-profit organization, Disabled Athletes with Grundy Support (DAWGS), has voted to dissolve and will no longer have a board of directors. However, participants and volunteers with the DAWGS plan to continue with community events and Special Olympics sports competitions. Funds accumulated by the DAWGS have been transferred to a separate account with Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled, and the needs of the involved developmentally disabled persons will still be met.
Published Online Jul 16, 2014 - 05:06 PM

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