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Medicare Open Enrollment

Dear Editor:

It’s that time of the year – Medicare Open Enrollment. Now is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plan to the plans available for 2015.

The open enrollment period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and any changes will take place Jan. 1, 2015. There are 31 Part D plans available to Missouri residents for 2015. The plan with the

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Hug Your Trees — City Getting Ready to Trim

City crews will be doing extensive tree trimming this fall, according to Gallatin Administrator Zac Johnson.

“This fall we will be doing a lot of tree trimming in utility easements and along city right-of-way,” Mr. Johnson said. “We will notify property owners when trimming around the electrical lines if the tree is located on their property. As for the trimming along the streets, low hanging branches, around stop signs, etc.,

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FSA Reminds Producers of Upcoming Crop Reporting Dates

For forage crops and fall-seeded small grains

Daviess County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kirby Payne reminds producers that all 2015 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by Nov. 15 and fall-seeded small grains by Dec. 15.

Mr. Payne said all 2015 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported to FSA by the Nov. 15 deadline.

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Fresh Worship Style for Community

Friends in Christ Church will celebrate its official opening on Sunday, October 26, at its meeting place, the former Seasons restaurant on the east side of the Gallatin square.

Friends in Christ is changing its location. They have been holding services for several years in the home of Shonna and Mark Morrison.

“We formed our own home church after realizing that a number of people in the community who once

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Grief Support Group Begins

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A 13-week recovery and support group called Grief Share will begin meeting on Tuesdays nights at 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church. The first of these meetings is Oct. 21. For more information, call 660-636-5166 or 646-2834.

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Report Poaching Problems to OGT

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is Missouri’s anti-poaching program, designed to protect the fish, forest, and wildlife resources in our state. OGT—a partnership between the MDC and the Conservation Federation of Missouri—provides a state-wide, 24-hour toll-free hotline for the reporting of poaching or violation. Call 800-392-1111 to leave an anonymous report, for which you may be considered for a reward.

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Foster/Adoptive Parents Needed

In Northwest Missouri, more than 4000 children suffer from abuse and neglect. These kids are in need of a family. Whether or not you’ve considered fostering or adopting before, go to healthyfamilies4kids.org, or call 855-SRV-KIDS for more information about what it takes to get involved and make a life-altering difference.

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All is Well at the Lagoon

Melvin McFee reported that all is working well at the lagoon during the Oct. 6 meeting of the Altamont-Winston Sewer Board.

A 2014 budget amendment was presented to increase the line item for utilities due to high electricity costs this year.

The 2015 budget was approved.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Board members present were Arvella Eaton, Ed Miller, Cindy Ball, Bill Michael.

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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 http://dreamfactoryincnwm.org/.

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