Archives for August 2014

New MO Laws In Effect

Dozens of new Missouri laws are taking effect, including ones that could make it harder for some fired employees to collect unemployment benefits and easier for high rollers to bet big bucks at casinos. Yesterday marked the standard effective date for laws that were passed during annual legislative session. But some of this year’s most high-profile measures contained clauses delaying their effect until future years, including an income tax cut and a rewrite of the state’s criminal laws. The unemployment measure will make it harder for people to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct such as repeated absences. A separate law lets casinos offer lines of credit of $10,000 or more to big bettors who don’t want to carry around wads of cash.

One Hurt In Marion Co Crash

A chain reaction crash of sorts led to one person being injured yesterday afternoon near Palmyra. Troopers say 56-year old Judith Eaton of Canton was northbound on Highway 61 at the river bridge four miles north of Palmyra about 5:45 yesterday afternoon. In front of her Ford pickup was a 2001 Chevy pickup driven by 36-year old Robert Myers of Palmyra. He slowed due to another crash on the highway, and troopers say Eaton rear-ended him. She was taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy with moderate injuries. Myers was unhurt.

No One Injured In Thursday Bus Crash

A mechanical failure is the cause of a school bus accident on Decker Road early yesterday. Officials say the bus driver was driving down a hill on Decker Road, the problem surfaced. Getting the bus stopped required both the regular brakes and the emergency brake. Police say the driver diverted towards the left to avoid hitting the guardrail head on and ended up hitting the rail at an angle at the bottom of Missouri Street. The four students and the driver walked away from the incident with no injuries.

Dispose Of Pesticides In Shelbina

Shelby county farmers and homeowners who have pesticides that need to be correctly gotten rid of have the opportunity to do so in about a month. On Saturday September 27th, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a pesticide collection from 8am to 1pm at the Shelby County fairgrounds. The only requirement to take advantage of the free event is that you be an individual Missouri resident. Pesticides from businesses, pesticide producers, distributors or retailers and the like cannot be accepted. They’ll accept all sorts of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, dewormers and fly tags. Again, it’s Saturday September 27th from 8am to 1pm at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

Library Story Time

The Adair County Public Library will soon offer a variety of Story Time programs for young children and their parents beginning next month.  Jared Cerullo has more…

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(Story Times will share common monthly themes and each program features age appropriate activities, songs and stories.  All daytime programs will begin at 10:30 AM. GlowWorms, a family Story Time, will be held on Tuesdays from 6 – 6:30 PM. This is for families with young children, ages 2-5, whose schedules don’t match the daytime programs. Children are welcome to wear jammies to be comfortable to stretch, relax and reflect through music and stories. GlowWorms begin September 2. Baby Bugs, a bi-weekly infant lapsit program with Kelly Paino, will begin Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30 AM. Moms and Dads with babies, birth to 24 months, can take part at sessions designed to help babies learn to speak and grow. Wiggles and Giggles for children who have had their second birthdays starts Thursday, September 4 at 10:30 AM. Each child must be accompanied by an adult for the entire 30 minute session that features songs, stories and easy art projects.  I’m Jared Cerullo.)

Softball Score?

NOTE***   I had a message from a guy who called in a softball score.  I’m just passing it along.  I have no idea if you use this stuff or not.  He pronounced Bevier as buh-VEER.

Girls softball:
Green City – 12
Bevier – 1

Boys baseball
Green City – 17
Bevier – 4

VA Town Hall

Local veterans can sound-off at a town hall meeting about the care they’re getting at the VA

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The scandal has rocked Washington and millions of Americans.  VA hospitals said to keep secret waiting lists, keeping veterans waiting for months just to see a doctor.  Now, the new veterans secretary has ordered town hall meetings at all VA facilities. The idea to hear from veterans and their families on care they receive and any concerns they have. The town hall for the Truman VA hospital in Columbia is set for next Wednesday from 1:30 to 3. Arrive early, questions have to be submitted on comment cards before the session begins.  Several members of congress will have staff members at the session listening to what veterans have to say.

Garage Totaled By Fire

A north Adair County garage is in a heap of ashes today, after a fire so intense it may be hard to find out what caused it roared through the building yesterday afternoon. The blaze was reported about 2pm yesterday at the Clarence Walker farmstead on Route AA. The flames consumed a 1992 Chevy Silverado, a lawnmower and a lot of tools and saddles. A dollar value for the loss has not been estimated. Fire crews from Queen City, Greentop and Adair County Rural Fire were on scene for a couple of hours.

NCMC To Visit Kirksville

North Central Missouri College is trying to expand into Kirksville, an effort that has the support of some in the business community.  An open house next Thursday will introduce students and the community to the college, which is located in Trenton. It will take place at the Missouri Career Center in Kirksville. The event will feature information on NCMC’s 16-week certificate programs in welding skills, manufacturing skills, or industrial maintenance skills. According to K-REDI Director Carolyn Chrisman the effort by North Central will help bring more industrial jobs and work to northeast Missouri.  Tuition may be available free of charge through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Some School Staff To Get Portable Two-Way Radios

Some Kirksville Schools officials may soon be sporting hand-held radios, similar to those used by police, fire, EMS and other public service workers every day. The Kirksville R-3 School Board is considering getting some of the hand-held radios to help improve communications in emergency situations. In spite of phones throughout the buildings, sometimes a medical or security emergency happens too quickly to get to a phone. The ability to communicate by radio can be the difference between life and death.