Archives for May 2014

Support Staff At R-3 To Get Pay Raise, Too

The new salary schedule for the Kirksville R-3 School support staff, which includes positions like janitors, secretaries and kitchen workers, includes a 25-cent per hour increase across the board and an additional base salary increase of between $1 and 9.15 an hour. In all, the district spends about $4.1 million on its support staff in salary and benefits. The bump in pay and focus on providing annual raises will cost the district about $75,000 this year. The district typically increases its support staff budget by about $55,000 annually.

Kirksville Municipal Court Rated “Good” By State Auditor

Kirksville City Council members will receive some good news at their next study session. The latest routine audio of Kirksville Municipal Court found only one issue, which was essentially a data entry error concerning some tickets processed by the court staff. The State Auditor’s Office routinely audits state agencies, boards and commissions, the circuit court system, the counties in Missouri that do not have a county auditor, and other political subdivisions upon petition by the voters. Kirksville’s Municipal Court is part of the Second Judicial Circuit Court and is periodically audited by this office. After evaluating the Municipal Court operations over a two-week period, the State auditor identified only the one issue, and it has already been corrected according to briefing material prepared for the council ahead of the study session, which is MOnday afternoon at 4:30 ahead of the council meeting in the evening.

Health Help Kirksville

If you’re struggling with a chronic disease such as diabetes or arthritis…some special classes coming to Kirksville this summer may help.

The classes are called “Live Like Your Life Depends On It.”  Starting June 3rd — once a week for six weeks — the classes will offer practical advice on how you can deal with daily problems, help with support groups that may help and plenty of information on how to develop a healthier lifestyle which can lessen the discomfort of various ailments.  They’ll offer help on all sorts of conditions from kidney stones and irritable bowel syndrome to dementia. The classes will be at the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network building in Kirksville. You can pre-register or just show up.

Kirksville Crash

A chain reaction pile-up yesterday in Kirksville. Four trucks slammed into each other about 5:30 near Lincoln Square shopping center.  It started when a truck driver by Melissa Miller of Kirksville — hit the truck in front of her and that truck hit another, and so on.  Four vehicles involved altogether, all trucks.  Miller was flown to the hospital in Columbia, she’s in critical condition.  None of the other truck drivers were hurt.

Auditions

Got a little music and acting in your blood? Well, now you have a chance to give show-biz a try.

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Audition for the musical Honk! are this Sunday at the Amphiteatre in Rotary Park at 6pm. So, if you’re 14 and up, have the urge — give it a try. You will need to have a song, ready to sing. You can bring a CD or sing it acapello. And, they will give you some lines to read — cold — with no practice. The play is alot of fun, if you get the part it runs July 10, 11th and 12th. And, as they say in show biz…break a leg.

Another Boil Order

Another neighborhood in Kirksville needs to boil the water before using it because of a water line break.  For the next 48 hours, boil the water if you live on Cedar Lane, on Fairview from Cedar Lane to Cherry Lane —- on East St. from Route P to Fairview and on Poplar Lane. Any questions, contact Public Works .

Pickup Stolen, Set Ablaze Near Kirksville

A stolen pickup was found set on fire yesterday afternoon near Kirksville. Authorities say the pickup was stolen from a driveway in Queen City yesterday while the owners were at work. It’s unclear exactly when — the owners left for work at 5:30am. and the pickup was found on fire in the mid-afternoon hours. The thief had backed the pickup into a clearing in a wooded area along New Hope Way before setting it ablaze. So far, authorities don’t know who the thief is — they ask anyone who miught have seen something out of place nearby let them know, bu calling either the Adair or Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.

Adair Co Public Library Program Announced

Missouri Department of Conservationist Karen Armstrong will present GOBBLE HOOT, & HOWL: How Animals Communicate to jump start the Adair County Public Library scientific summer reading program, FIZZ! BOOM! READ! The program will be Tuesday, June 2nd , at 10:30 and is open to children, ages 2-12, and their families. Craft Stations to make hummingbird feeders and a sensory table for toddlers and preschoolers will be open from 9AM-5PM at the library.

Wed Circle Story

Today — a party to celebrate Senior Circle in Kirksville — the group turns 13.

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Happy Birthday to the Northeast Missouri Chapter of Senior Circle. To celebrate there’s a free event at the Kirksville Moose lodge from 10 -2 — all invited. Senior Circle is a national group that promotes healthy living for adults 50 and up. At this week’s event, you can learn about services at Northeast Regional Medical for that age group and have a healthy, but tasty lunch. For more info call 785-1153.

Senior Circle

This Wednesday — a party to celebrate Senior Circle in Kirksville — the group turns 13.

Happy Birthday to the Northeast Missouri Chapter of Senior Circle. To celebrate there’s a  free event at the Kirksville Moose lodge from 10 -2 — all invited. Senior Circle is a national group that promotes healthy living for adults 50 and up.  At this week’s event, you can learn about services at Northeast Regional Medical for that age group and have a healthy, but tasty lunch.  For more info call 785-1153.