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Daviess County Sheriff Activity Report

DAVIESS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INCIDENT SUMMARY

On October 2, Rolla Sweiger, 30, Pattonsburg, was stopped in Pattonsburg by Cpl. J. Cross for not displaying any registration. According to the probable cause report, Sweiger performed poorly on several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. During a search, the trooper also located three marijuana pipes.

After Sweiger was secured in handcuffs in the front seat of

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Letters to Ladies, October 2014

How can you support a friend or family member that may be in an abusive relationship?

Acknowledge that they are in a very difficult and scary situation. Be supportive and listen.

Be non-judgmental.

Encourage them to participate in activities outside of the relationship with friends and family.

Help them to develop a safety plan.

Encourage them to talk to people who can provide help and guidance.

Remember that you cannot

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Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Raises over $5,000

For gas cards

The Gallatin United Methodist Men’s Prayer Group raised nearly $5,000 from free-will donations during the Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness event held Saturday, Oct. 4, in front of the Gallatin Methodist Church. The $5,000 was raised at the barbecue and went toward the purchase of gas cards.

Any cancer patient from Daviess County who has to travel to treatment can pick up a $25 gas card or certificate

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MDC and CFM Encourage Deer Hunters to Share the Harvest

Help feed hungry Missourians by sharing your harvest. Funds are available to help cover processing costs. Local processors for Daviess County include: Brown Custom Meats of Pattonsburg, 660-663-5010; Flowers Processing LLC of Brimson, 660-789-3600; and Stoney Ridge Custom Processing of Jamesport, 660-684-6850.

Many Missourians need help with putting meat on the dinner table. Deer hunters can help by sharing their harvests through Missouri’s Share the Harvest program. Share the Harvest

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‘Judging the Judges’ Brochure Available at Courthouse

Copies of “Judging the Judges,” a brochure provided by the Missouri Bar, is now available for voters at the office of Circuit Clerk Pam Howard. The brochure is provided as a public service, to strengthen the state’s judicial system by providing voters with useful information about judges’ performance on the bench.

The brochure lists appellate non-partisan judges who will be on the ballot this November, along with the recommendation of

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Poker Run Proceeds for Special Olympics Over $6,000

It was a beautiful day for the Second Annual Off-Road Poker Run held Sept. 28, 2014, sponsored by Special Olympics, Rob’s Cycle and the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

The event drew a large crowd of various sizes and makes of ATVs and UTVs. The gates opened at noon and the run started at 2 p.m. Over 250 poker hands were sold, with the winning hand awarded $320.

There was a

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Health Departments Experience Funding Cuts, Scary Timing

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has some area residents concerned, and Cheryl Alexander, administrator at the Daviess County Health Department, said now is not the time for the state to be cutting funding.

“Maybe I’m overreacting,” she said, “but with the first case of Ebola in the US, the threat of the Enterovirus D68, and a Hepatitis A exposure at a restaurant in Springfield, it seems

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Access II Benefit Specialist Helps with Medicare Claims

Access II Independent Living Center—which services Caldwell, Carroll, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, and Ray Counties—staffs a certified benefit specialist, Marina Beebe, who can assist you with applying and receiving Medicare Cost Savings Programs. Contact her at 1-888-663-2423 EXT 229.

Do you receive Medicare? If you answered yes, do you have a difficult time paying for your Part B premiums? If Medicare premiums are difficult to afford, you may be

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National 4-H Week Kicks Off Celebration

National 4-H Week is celebrated across the country during the first week of October. Research Shows 4-H helps young people excel beyond their peers. Did you know that 4-H kids are nearly:

• Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);

• Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);

• Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);

• Two times

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