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Couple Sentenced for $4-Million Theft, More

On charges involving the embezzlement of nearly $4 million from her employer, and falsely filed income tax returns, Donna M. Preszler, 61, and her husband Terrance W. Preszler, 64, former Chillicothe, Mo., residents, were sentenced in federal court today (Sept. 15, 2014) by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan. Donna was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole; Terrance Preszler was sentenced to three years

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Upward Bound Program Accepting Applications

The Upward Bound (U.B.) program is now accepting applications from interested students in the Trenton R-9, Chillicothe R-2, Gallatin R-5, Penney R-2, Tri-County R-7 and Grundy R-5 school districts. U.B. assists high school students in preparation for successful college entrance through academic year advising, tutoring, and a culturally rewarding summer component. It is hosted locally by North Central Missouri College in Trenton.

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Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Closed Due to Flooding

SUMNER, MO — Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will be closing until further notice due to recent flooding. The heavy rains that hit northern Missouri on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 9 & 10) have caused the Grand River and Yellow Creek to flood. The river is expected to crest at 37.6 feet by Friday (today) afternoon, which will leave most of the refuge’s interior under water for several days. Once

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Fall Music Fest, Back Porch Jam

KEARNEY, MO — The 14th Annual Watkins Mill Music Fest and Back Porch Jam has been set for Sept. 27 at the Watkins Mill State Park and Historic Site. Performances will be at the Watkins Family Home. The event will feature songwriters and musicians performing original and traditional songs on the front porch of the home—with an open jam on the back porch. Featured performers include: 12:00 – 12:30:

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‘Museum Day’ 2014 — Get in for Free!

ST. JOSEPH, MO — On Saturday, Sept. 27, the whole family can join the Museum Association of St. Joseph for the national, annual Museum Day, and celebrate America’s dynamic heritage and cultural life. Each participant in the Museum Association of St. Joseph features exhibits and programs on different topics, and the hours that they will be open are as follows: Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick, 10 a.m. to

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KC Job Fair for Veterans

KANSAS CITY, MO — A special hiring event — especially for veterans and military spouses — will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arrowhead Stadium. Many local and national companies will be on-hand for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Jill at 513-677-7035 or [email protected] This event is sponsored by RecruitMilitary in partnership with the DAV.

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Rains Mess with HDC Tournament Schedule

The softball fields in Bethany absorbed heavy rains Tuesday night and so the opening rounds of the HDC Softball Tournament have been moved to sites at North Harrison and Pattonsburg schools, provided no more rain falls today (Wednesday) or Thursday.

Following is the revised first round schedule, according to tournament director Eric Lewis. The tournament will return to Bethany, as scheduled, on Saturday.

Wednesday games at North Harrison: 4:30 –

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Troop H Efforts During Flash Flooding in Holt County

On Sept. 9, 2014, at approximately 11:20 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop H Headquarters, began receiving reports of water over Interstate 29 between the 86- and 88-mile markers. Shortly after the initial reports, Troop H began receiving reports of individuals trapped on top of their vehicles due to rising flash flood waters. Troop H officers, along with MoDOT, MDC, Holt County Sheriff’s Department, Andrew County Sheriff’s Department, and

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GHCAA Women’s Clinic

Green Hills Community Action Agency Women’s Health will be having a clinic in Hamilton on October 21, at the Hamilton Methodist Church in the fellowship hall located at 104 Samuel. Clinic is from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. For an appointment, please call toll free at 1-877-611-7600.

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