Xi Eta Epsilon to host annual Purse-A-Palooza fundraiser
The Xi Eta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual Purse-A-Palooza Purse Auction Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Sweet Springs American Legion Hall, located at 903 N. Miller St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for social time, snacks and purse previews. A live auction will begin at 7 p.m., with Saline County's Southern District Commissioner Monte Fenner serving as auctioneer...
Sunday program to support those caring for someone with memory loss
As a way to reach out to those caring for someone with memory loss, several speakers will be at Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. "Memory Loss: Caring for Them -- Caring for You" is sponsored by Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation and hosted by Crossroads Hospice. ...
Arrow Rock to host 'Night Walk' Fridays through October
See the historic village of Arrow Rock in a whole new light by exploring it in the dark! A guide will lead patrons on a 90-minute walk around the village, recounting spine-tingling tales of daring adventures and dastardly deeds from days gone by. You'll walk in the footsteps of great American painter George Caleb Bingham, "Quinine Doctor" John Sappington, rowdy river men, weary pioneers, slaves, merchants and tradesmen who lived and died (and some say linger still) in the village. ...
ORLC to host drive-thru BBQ fundraiser
Our Redeemer Lutheran Women's Missionary League will host a drive-thru barbecue fundraiser at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4-6:30 p.m. A supper of a half-pound hickory smoked pulled pork sandwich, chips, pickle and cookie will be available for a nominal fee. One-pound containers of hickory smoked pulled pork will also be available for purchase...
Missouri State Parks invites guests to experience fall fun in state parks
As the weather cools and leaves begin to turn, Missouri State Parks is inviting guests to plan a trip to experience fall fun in the outdoors. The park system includes 88 state parks and historic sites that are offering free public events and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures...
Marshall Elementary Schools Monday -- B: Pancakes; sausage biscuit; Cereal or Oatmeal bar with yogurt, fresh melon and fruit juice. L: Chicken nuggets; Beef noodles, salad, corn, applesauce, fresh fruit, italian bread; or Mandarin orange chicken salad, corn, applesauce, fresh fruit, italian bread...
Marshall DAR holds regular meeting
The Marshall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution met for its regular meeting at The Terraces in Columbia. Regent Raylene Cornine open the meeting, thanked the hostesses, Dorothy and Jeanne LaRue, and welcomed special guest Katrina Everhart. Then the ritual and salute to the flag were said...
Slater Schools approve budget amendments, payroll and payables, bus route
The Slater School Board approved 2016-2017 budget amendments during a school board meeting Thursday evening, Oct. 20. "The governor has put some cutbacks into our budget," Superintendent Debbie Gonzalez reported. "We funded everything again . . . but we've taken a very conservative approach."...
The Mid-Day Optimist Club hosts annual coat drive event
The Mid-Day Optimist Annual Coat Drive is now accepting new or gently used modern-style coats, hats or gloves to help Saline County children. The coat drive will continue through Friday, Nov. 18. Donation drop-off locations are at Community Bank on the Marshall Square, Ashford Agency Inc., located at 452 W. Arrow St., or the Wood & Huston Bank inside Walmart. For more information, contact Christy Varner at 660-886-9188 or 660-229-0227...
Food pantry flies flag thanks to Knights of Columbus contribution
Old Glory waves above Community Food Pantry after the flag pole was installed approximately one month ago.
Apartment tenants not asked to move if state-funded renovations take place
Potential ownership changes at a low-income apartment community, in Marshall, had some residents worried about finding a new place to live Friday, Oct. 14. But after a meeting with a third-party contractor, some of the rumors surrounding the concerns were put to rest...
County jail to install new software, absentee votes continue to pour in
Saline County Sheriff Cindi Mullins announced the jail will receive new software during a regular Saline County Commission meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20. New software, called JailTracker, will be installed at the facility starting Monday, Oct. 24, and will go live on Thursday, Oct. 27...
1953--The Amish Come to Missouri
Fresh in my mind are the memories of a period in 1953 when a few Mennonite families bought farms and started a settlement in Daviess County near the towns of Jamesport and Lock Springs, Missouri. Though they are termed "Mennonite," they are a branch of the church known as "Old Order Amish," who live a simple life without the use of cars, tractors, and electricity. They live and farm much like the early settlers of the 1800s...
Meter reader system completion, pipe repair, in line for city of Slater
Assistant City Administrator Gene Griffith announced that the meter reading project is finally coming to a close during a regular Slater City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Griffith reported the project is 90 percent complete, with the final 10 percent to be finished by the end of the week. The project's finalization was postponed due to ordering more meters...
Need to dispose of unused meds? Prescription collection scheduled Saturday
On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Marshall Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, will be collecting unused or expired medications for safe disposal. The Marshall Police Department Detective Unit will be collecting the medications. The drop off point will be the Marshall Municipal Court Building located at 5 E. Eastwood St...
McDonald's to pay $56,500 to settle EEOC disability discrimination suit
ST. LOUIS -- McDonald's Corporation and McDonald's Restaurants of Missouri will pay $56,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination suit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today. EEOC had charged that McDonald's refused to interview a job applicant at its Belton, Mo., restaurant because of his deafness. ...
Miami R1 PTo to host chili supper
Miami R-1 PTO will host a chili supper Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4-8 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Activities will include, games, bingo and a silent auction. A dinner will be served for a nominal fee including: chili, vegetable soup, potato soup, hot dog, dessert and drinks. For more information visit www.facebook.com/miamimor1pto...
Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 10 years of service
Air Evac Lifeteam's Sedalia base will celebrate its 10-year anniversary of serving Central Missouri this Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2-4 p.m. at the Sedalia Airport. Patrons will be able to meet the helicopter crew, tour the aircraft, sign up for membership and enjoy refreshments in the Phillips 66 Hangar...
Saline County Commission continues research on new health insurance options
With the rise in health insurance prices, the Saline County Commission has been looking into other health insurance options for their county employees. Commissioners Kile Guthrey and Monte Fenner along with County Clerk Debbie Russell reported their research progress during the regular Saline County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18...
Fire due to exhaust fan damages home
A home located at the 500 block of Redwood Circle was partially damaged late Monday night, Oct. 17. Marshall Fire Department Battalion Chief Jesse Coslet said the Marshall Fire Department received an alarm call of a fire in the bathroom ceiling of the home at approximately 11:24 p.m. Firefighters arrived on scene and located the fire in the ceiling area where the bathroom exhaust fan was. Residents told them they had trouble with the exhaust fan before...
New exhibit has Morris Gallery looking blue
A color that perhaps many of our ancestors couldn't perceive, blue features prominently in the works of artist Thomas Legaspi. A showing of Legaspi's works, entitled "Shades of Blue," opened at Missouri Valley College's Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art Monday, Oct. 17. Each of Legaspi's oil paintings on display feature the color blue in a dominant role, investigating the many facets of the color and effecting the atmosphere and mood of each piece...
Marshall to schedule public hearing on potential CDBG funding for Hab Center
While not setting a date Monday, Oct. 17, the Marshall City Council discussed plans for a public hearing sometime in the week of Oct. 24 to allow for comment concerning potential funding for projects at the former Marshall Habilitation Center through a Community Development Block Grant...
Newscope: Moving Marshall Forward plans town hall meeting
There will be a town hall meeting at the Martin Community Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6:45 p.m. The meeting is sponsored by the "Marshall Moving Forward" group and is a follow-up to the campaign promise of keeping the line of communication going between the community and city government...