Archives for October 2018

DEA Sponsored Rx Med Collection Event Numbers Released

The Adair County Sheriff’s Office collected 8 boxes totaling 231 pounds of unused unwanted medication during this reporting period. The Adair County Sheriff’s Office collects unused/unwanted medication 8am to 5pm Monday/Friday, excluding Holidays. This process has been in effect at the Adair County Sheriff’s Office since about 2010. To date, the Sheriff’s Office has collected over 4,300 lbs. Sheriff Hardwick, believes it’s in the best interest of the community to keep these unused/unwanted medications out of the hands of individuals who may abuse them. These medications will be turned over and destroyed by the Federal Drug Enforcement agency. If you have any questions regarding the collection process, please contact the Sheriff’s office at 665.4644.

Driver Charged with DUI After Crash in Schuyler County

An accident in Schuyler County left one person injured. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Collin M. Williams, of Livonia was eastbound on Highway J, three miles east of Green Top around 5:10 yesterday morning, when the truck he was driving ran off the left side of the roadway and rolled onto its top. Williams sustained moderate injuries and was taken to Northeast Regional Hospital. He was arrested a short time later for the preliminary charge of driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident.

MoDOT to Conduct Statewide Snow Drill

A statewide drill for the upcoming winter season is scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Motorists may notice increased numbers of MoDOT vehicles on state routes during the drill. In rural areas, crews will deploy after 8 a.m. In urban areas, the drill will not begin until after 9 a.m. The exercise should be completed by 3 p.m. “The annual drill helps to make sure we all know our roles during a winter storm so we can do our jobs successfully,” says State Maintenance Engineer Becky Allmeroth. “More than 3,500 MoDOT employees are involved in ensuring we clear roads and bridges as quickly as possible when winter weather hits.” During the drill, MoDOT employees will react to a simulated forecast of significant snow for the entire state. The department’s emergency operations centers will activate and maintenance employees will be deployed to their trucks. Emergency communications systems will also be tested. Allmeroth says one of the most valuable parts of the drill is that it allows MoDOT’s newest employees the opportunity to drive a snowplow over their designated routes so they are aware of obstacles and obstructions, such as curbs and raised islands, that might be hidden in snow or ice.

Halloween Fun in Kirksville

There’s plenty of Halloween fun for all the little ghosts and goblins tonight.

MACC Kirksville on Normal Street will have treats, candy, and activities for the kids from 5-6:30PM.

Kids can trick or treat at Truman State University tonight. The Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary will sponsor trick-or-treating in the residence halls from 6-8 p.m. Residents will have a door tag to indicate participation in the event. Centennial Hall residents will have allergen-free candy options.

The Kirksville Fire Department is hosting the Nightmare on Franklin Street starting at 6PMM wiht candy for young kids at the door, and if you dare, a haunted house! Free for older children and young adults.

State Issues Warning About Medicare Fraud

The Missouri Senior Medicare Patrol is reminding seniors to be alert to potential scams since Medicare Open Enrollment is underway know through Dec. 7, a time when beneficiaries can compare plans and decide whether to switch to a new Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plan, switch to original Medicare from Medicare Advantage or stay in in their current plan. If you are already enrolled in Medicare and a Medicare Part D plan, you don’t have to do anything. But it is wise to check into the choices you have for next year, according to Rona McNally, director of the statewide Missouri SMP. She says identity thieves can take advantage of open enrollment to attempt to get people’s Medicare numbers. The SMP is advising seniors to beware of salespeople who knock on the door or call uninvited.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrant flushing will begin today in Kirksville. According to a press release from the city, the Utility Maintenance Division of the City of Kirksville’s Public Works Department will begin flushing those fire hydrants located on dead-end water mains. The project is expected to take one week, dependent upon the weather. This work is being done to ensure both the water mains and fire hydrants are functioning properly.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience! For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 660.627.1291.

2 From Iowa Arrested in Northeast Mo for Drug Possession

Two Iowa residents were arrested for drug possession in Northeast Missouri. According to an arrest report from Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 60-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, both of Minden, Iowa were transported to Clark County Jail Sunday morning. Preliminary charges for both were for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Future charges and court dates are currently pending.

Ribbon Cutting for New Archery Range in Northeast Missouri

A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new archery range in Northeast Missouri will happen tomorrow in Scotland County. The new range is the result of a partnership between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Memphis. It’s located at the Old City Lake in Memphis, just south of the Scotland County Fairgrounds. The new archery range offers static targets at several distances, with concrete paths, a parking lot, and a shelter. The range will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week, except when reserved by MDC or other nonprofit organizations for programs and events.During the ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow at 2PM, attendees can bring their bows and try out the new targets at the conclusion of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.

Truman Guest Speaker to Discuss at Land and Food Issues

Truman State University will host a Mixteca farmer from Mexico, to present on land and food sovereignty at 7 p.m. tonight in the Student Union Building Georgian Room A. As part of the Global Issues Colloquium, the guest speaker will discuss experiences of soil conservation, reforestation of native trees, rainwater recollection, conservation of native seeds and food production. She will also be promoting the importance of conserving local food culture that includes products grown in the milpa system. The presenter has been part of the technical team of the Center for Integrated Small Farmer Development (CEDICAM) for more than 14 years. The Global Issues Colloquium and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are cohosting this event.

State Health Department Reports Security Breach

According to a recent release from the Health and Senior Services Department, the breach includes names, dates of birth and in some cases social security numbers. The department also says it mailed more than 10,400 letters to notify people. According to the agency, department officials have no reason to believe the personal information was viewed or used by anyone intending harm. Department Director Randall Williams says that a former state contractor might have illegally retained that information. He says the agency referred the matter to the “appropriate law enforcement authority.” Department spokeswoman Megan Hopkins declined to comment further because she says the contract is under investigation. Hopkins referred questions to an Administration Office spokeswoman, who didn’t immediately respond.