Archives for January 2013
Peace is a two-year old after-school program that involves volunteers going to the Devlin Place housing complex to mentor neighborhood children. While about 20 children attend regular sessions, the program saw more than 100 different children over the course of the last year. Kirksville’s Peace program was established in 2010 and modeled after a similar program in Columbia. Peace volunteers provide children with homework help, healthy snacks and fun activities. Peace is unlike many other after-school programs in that it is provided at no cost to the children or their parents, and the volunteers go to the students’ neighborhood for all activities.
People who have dependents and work but don’t meet a certain income threshold can qualify to get a tax credit from the Internal Revenue Service. Kate Lett-Deathe is with the IRS in Kansas City. She says last year, the earned income tax credit was worth more than $1.16 billion to more than 500,000 Missouri workers, an average credit of $2,260. The cut-off this year for married couples with three children is just over $50,000 a year for those filing jointly with three or more dependents. One out of every five eligible Missourians overlooks the EITC each year.
They’ll do it by reducing local deer numbers. The targeted reduction effort will focus on a core area around northwest Macon County where the disease has been found in six free-ranging deer since early 2012. This core area is comprised of a 29-square-mile block along the northern part of the Linn- and Macon-county border and comprises about 2% of the counties’ total area. The effort will involve MDC staff working with cooperating landowners to shoot deer on their properties beginning in mid-January and ending by mid-March.
Troopers say 17-year old Cameron Hackley was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the intersection of Route B and Highway 63. Hackley was riding in a 2002 Jeep driven by a 15-year old Macon boy which lost control about 8pm Sunday. Troopers say the driver was southbound when he lost control, flipping the Jeep several times as it went through the median before coming to rest on its top. The driver and two other teens riding in the Jeep were taken to area hospitals by ambulance, their injuries listed as minor. Hackley is the first person to die on northeast Missouri roads this year.
· Photo ID
· Proof of Adair County Residency
· Social Security Cards for each family member
· Box, bags, basket, etc. to take home food.