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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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‘Tis the Season

by Freida Marie Crump

PooseyDigest_WPGreetings from Poosey.

It seems a shame. Right here in the most beautiful of seasons we’re annually slapped in the face with ugliness. There’s surely no season in the Midwest that rivals autumn for its cornucopia of colors, flavors, fun, and festivals. Springtime is often touted as the most glorious of seasons but when you live in Tornado Alley or your April ritual consists of sandbagging

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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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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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Dream Factory Holds Sports Memorabilia Auction

The Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri will be holding a Sports Memorabilia Auction on Friday, Oct. 17, at the First Christian Church at 1700 Princeton Road in Trenton. A full listing of auction items is available at gpcink.com.

Silent auction is from 4-6:30; tailgate party at 5 with food and drink; live auction starts at 6:30. At 5:30 Dennis Leonard and Brian McRae, former KC Royals, will be signing autographs.

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Viewing Political Corruption More Broadly

by Lee H. Hamilton

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59% in 2006 to 79% in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

Given the blanket coverage devoted to

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Annual Missouri Days Festival Approaches

TRENTON, MO — It’s here! The annual festival is Oct. 17-19, with its huge parade, more than 150 vendors, foods, games, marching bands, and more. For more information, call 660-359-4324, or visit trentonmochamber.com.

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Volunteer for Election Day

If interested in being a poll worker, call 800-669-8683, or visit sos.mo.gov/pollworker for more information.

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Turkey Trot for Soldiers

CHILLICOTHE, MO — It’s the Comfort Inn & Suites’ 5th Annual Turkey Trot for Soldiers, Saturday, Nov. 1. Registration begins at 7 a.m., race at 8. (If pre-registered by Oct. 24, 5 p.m., entrant is ensured a participation t-shirt.) For more information, call 660-646-9900 or email [email protected] All proceeds will benefit the 1/129th Battery B Family Readiness Group in Chillicothe.

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