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Grand River Halloween 5k

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Dress in your best Halloween costume and show up for a contest at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 25, then join the Grand River Heart Restart for its 5k run/walk at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by GRHR, an organization which focuses on heart health in the community. Registration is $20. Get your entry form at Hedrick Medical Center or the Chillicothe Fire Department, which is where

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Northern MO Disaster Declaration Requested

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has requested a federal disaster declaration for 20 northern Missouri counties, due to road and infrastructure damage from flooding and straight line winds Sept. 9-10. The request is for federal public assistance for Grundy, Mercer, Livingston, Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Harrison, and Daviess Counties in the Green Hills area, as well as Adair, Macon, Gentry, Worth, and Nodaway, Andrew, Atchison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Ralls, and Shelby. Public

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Conservation Commission Takes Action to Protect Deer in MO

The Conservation Commission unanimously voted to approve proposed amendments to regulations regarding the operation of hunting preserves and wildlife breeding facilities that hold white-tailed deer, mule deer, their hybrids, and other members of the deer family, known as cervids, to prevent the spread of diseases, including chronic wasting disease, to the state’s deer herd.

Actions by the commission include:

Banning the importation of live white-tailed deer, mule deer, and their

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Local Students Inducted into Honor Society

Twelve students at North Central Missouri College in Trenton were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held at NCMC recently. Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society for students at two-year colleges, is the largest honor society in higher education. Ronna Owens (Laredo), president of the local chapter known as Etu Mu, presided over the ceremony with the assistance of Sara Miles (Leonard), Vice President of Leadership and Service,

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Patrol Invites Public to Provide Feedback

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol invites the public to take part in a public opinion survey regarding safety and security, officers’ attitudes and competency, overall agency performance, and concerns regarding crime and social issues. The 2014 Public Opinion Survey can be found on the patrol’s website, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov. Click on the link at the top left of the home page to initiate the survey.

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Grief Support Group Begins

CHILLICOTHE, MO — A 13-week recovery and support group called Grief Share will begin meeting on Tuesday 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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2014 Sugarplum Festival

SAINT JOSEPH, MO — Mark your calendars for this year’s Sugarplum Festival, Nov. 6-8, at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum. Local and regional vendors will transform the space into a holiday wonderland and gift gallery. The event begins with a preview party Thursday evening, will be open Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and concludes Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8. Call  816-233-7003 for more information.

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