Archives for March 2014

Truman State Hunger

College kids love to eat — but some Truman State students will skip some meals — for a good cause.

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On April 4th and 5th — members of the Lutheran Student Fellowship at Truman State will go without food for 30 hours.  They’ll do it to learn what so many millions face around the world each day — but it’s also a fundraiser.  Money raised will go to World Vision — a Christian charity that helps feed children in nearly 100 countries.  They’re calling it a 30-hour famine — and you can contribute by clicking onto


Politics: Some republicans in the state house are trying to have Governor Nixon removed from office. they’ve introduced three articles of impeachment.  One of them involves same sex marriage. Nixon ordered the state to recognize same sex marriages from other states. The impeachment bill says Nixon did not have the authority to do that.  The articles of impeachment have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Green Castle Fireman’s Breakfast

The tradition of the fireman’s breakfast…just hearing it almost makes you hungry, doesn’t it? Yesterday residents of Green Castle supported their fire department by enjoying the annual Fireman’s Breakfast.  The menu included biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and scrambled eggs. The event raises money in support of the Green Castle Community fire department. About 60 people attended.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Is Saturday

The Adair County Health Department and Adair County Veterinary Clinic are teaming up to run an Animal Vaccination Clinic for Rabies this Saturday. Dogs, cats and ferrets can be brought to the Novinger Fire Department Saturday afternoon from 1 until 2:30. It costs $8 per shot. Other vaccines and services will also be available on request, according to officials.

ATSU Announces Commencement Speaker

A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine has chosen Dr. Tarah L. Castleberry as keynote speaker for the 178th commencement. Dr. Castleberry served on the 2012-13 Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association Board of Directors. Dr. Castleberry currently serves in several capacities at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Aerospace Medicine Division, including assistant professor, family medicine/preventative medicine, & community health, aerospace medicine residency program director, and general preventative medicine residency program director. She is board certified in family medicine and aerospace medicine and was active in the U.S. Naval Service from 2000-07. In addition to her teaching career, Dr. Castleberry worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration serving as flight surgeon and aerospace medicine specialist, deputy crew surgeon and physician support of U.S. and international partner astronaut training activities in Russia. Commencement will be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 18, 2014, at Baldwin Hall on the Truman State University campus.

Moberly Jail Drugs

Two women have been arrested for trying to bring pot into the Moberly prison. 

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The women were visiting a guy locked up at the Moberly Correctional facility. They were identified as 29 year old Christi Bass from Arkansas and 22 year old Jaimie Parramore of Springfield, Mo.   Two kids with the women were taken into protective custody.  Not sure what connection the two women had to the prisoner they were visiting.  But as it turns out, he didn’t a get visit — and he didn’t get any weed. 

Kirksville Candidate’s Signs Vandalized

One of Kirksville’s sitting city council members, Jerry Mills, found out yesterday morning someone had vandalized some of his re-election campaign signs. Mills says he received a few phone calls from people who found the damaged signs around town. Ten or so signs were defaced with swastikas and a derogatory phrase. Police are investigating the situation to see what information they can find about the vandalized signs.

Water Main Work To Start

City of Kirksville crews will start work today on the existing water main on S. Halliburton Street from Franklin Street to LaHarpe Street. Work on the main will take three to foru weeks, according to a city press release, and is dependent on the weather. Halliburton street will be closed to through traffic and no parking will be allowed in the construction zone.

Macon County Drug Arrest

A drug arrest yesterday in Macon County. Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker says deputies arrested 59 year old Rick Ratliff of Brookfield for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. The arrest was a result of a suspicious vehicle reported to be parked at the school in New Cambria. Ratliff was alone in the car, and deputies report he tried to hide a small bag of suspected methamphetamine. As they arrested him, deputies say they found paraphernalia. Ratliff was booked into the Macon County Jail without incident.

April Showers Event

Girl Scouts are holding their annual April Showers Showering the Community personal care drive at Wal Mart next Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items collected will be donated to the Salvation Army, the Christian Community Food Depot, Victim’s Support Services, Lifeline Pregnancy, Genesis House, and the I Think I can Foundation.