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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Daniel Webster, Jr., Acting Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Kansas City District Office, reminded private nonprofit (PNP) organizations of the Dec. 30, 2014, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Sept. 9-10, 2014. PNPs that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

According to Webster, eligible

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Deer Totals up for State, Down for County

Building on a strong opening weekend harvest during the firearms deer season held Nov. 15 to 25, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,110, an increase of 9,852 from last year, according to Daviess County Conservation Agent Alan Bradford. The record was set in 2006 with 235,409.

High counties across the state were Howell with 3,418; Franklin with 3,337; and Texas with 3,170.

Northwest Region total deer

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Holiday High Tea with St. Joe Symphony

Join the St. Joseph Symphony on Dec. 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Shakespeare Chateau Inn (809 Hall Street) for Holiday High Tea with food and a performance. Tickets are $35 per person, and seats are limited. RSVP no later than Dec. 3 by calling 816-233-7701. For more information, visit http://saintjosephsymphony.org/index.cfm/pageid/89.

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Winter Meetings and Master Gardener Classes

by Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist

University of Missouri Extension offers a variety of programs each winter for livestock producers, row crop farmers, and horticultural crop growers. These meetings are designed to help farmers become better producers, and deal with problems that undoubtedly will arise each year.

A series of meetings on the new Farm Bill are currently being conducted in Missouri, in cooperation with the USDA Farm Service Agency and

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Holiday Enforcement Operations Scheduled for Troop H

MSHP Troop H — Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, and Worth Counties — will  be participating in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend enforcement operations. These operations’ objective is to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop H and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). In addition to

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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report


8:15 am – Jessica Baines, 28, Spearman, TX, was transferred to DDCRJ from Ochiltree Co., Texas. Baines was arrested in Texas on Daviess County warrant for FTA for class D felony DWI, persistent offender. Bond is set at $10,000 cash only.


8:55 am – Well-being check requested.

10:50 am – Cameron PD advising they have arrested Jarom Williams, 39, Cameron, on Daviess County warrant for probation violations, original

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Here a Chick, There a Chick…

Everywhere a chick chick

Will organic egg farming in Jamesport give the town something to crow about, or will issues with odor and water use cause it to lay an egg?

To help answer that question, two Amish farmers got together with members of the Jamesport community to discuss their organic egg operations during a meeting at the A.V. Spillman Event Center on Nov. 19.

Ivan Kauffman and Ivan Schrock

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Jamesport Man Arrested After Police Pursuit

Jamesport man arrestWhen a Livingston County deputy attempted to stop a driver near Chillicothe on Nov. 19, the vehicle fled, resulting in a short chase by law enforcement. Soon after, Kristopher K. Simpson, 33, of Jamesport, was arrested for a variety of traffic violations and for running from the police.

Simpson was charged by the Livingston County Associate Court with alleged class D felony resisting arrest by flight, creating a substantial risk

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Get Thee to The Gettin Place

The Gettin Place in Breckenridge opened Nov. 15 with a hunter’s breakfast and a good turn out from the community who support the young couple who have opened the business.

“Breckenridge is 12 to 15 miles away from anything,” said owner Matt Gardner. “We want our business to be successful, but we also want it to be a place the whole town will appreciate, be proud of, and get stuff.”

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