Old phones needed to help troops

A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and the non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are teaming up to help soldiers call home. They’re asking Northeast Missouri residents to donate gently-used cell phones. Residents can donate their phones next week at a variety of locations in Kirksville, including Hy-Vee, Northeast Regional Medical Center cafeteria, and Mary Immaculate Parish. Donated phones are sent to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide 2 1/2 hours of free talk time to deployed troops.