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Krystle Bennett

All in the day of a case manager

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:10 am

“Hello, this is Tom,” answers Tom Wehmeyer cheerfully. Tom Wehmeyer always answers the phone with a smile in his voice. Tom is a case manager at Community Opportunities. The caller was one of his customers who routinely calls him every day at the same time to tell him about his day and get his help with problem-solving daily issues that arise. Despite all of the other people who also need

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  • Child seat technician class being offered

    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Northeast Missouri is in need of certified child passenger safety technicians – individuals and organizations who are certified to properly install car seats. There are very few of these valued resources in our region, which is why the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is offering a CPS Tech Training Class in April free to those interested in helping them continue to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads. According to the National

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  • Monarch Firefighters Discuss Burn Prevention

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:08 am

    More than 500,000 Americans every year experience serious burn injuries. For many of those people, their lives change forever. Monarch firefighters and paramedics respond to about 6,600 emergency calls a year. Fighting fires, saving lives and protecting property is our number one priority. Half of all deaths and two-thirds of all child deaths or injuries in residential fires occur in homes where there is no working smoke alarm. Install smoke

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  • Local author releases new book

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning.

    Moscow Mills resident, Starr Himmel, has written an inspirational book called Songs in the Morning. The book is A Daily Devotional inspired by a variety of songs, Biblical scriptures, and real life stories. Starr Himmel is married to Steve Himmel. Steve grew up in Moscow Mills. They returned to build a home there in 2004. Their two sons are Sean and Ryan. They have been a part of Church On

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  • Poetry champ to move on to state

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Kara Wolf

    Kara Wolf, a sophomore at Troy-Buchanan High School, was named the 2015 Northeast Missouri Poetry Out Loud Regional Champion at the regional finals held February 10 at the Hannibal Arts Council. Wolf recited “Thoughtless Cruelty” by Charles Lamb, “Piano” by D.H. Lawrence and “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski. The runner-up was Elva Moreno of Milan High School. Students participating were Houston Bichsel (North Shelby), Kara Wolf

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  • New Hope for Families: Free Educational Seminars in Wentzville

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 8:06 am

    New Hope for Families – Free Educational Seminars in Wentzville New Hope Counseling Services is offering a series of free educational seminars on Sunday evenings in Wentzville. A panel of counselors and educators will also be present during these sessions to answer questions from participants and share their experiences as both parents and professionals. The first session, on March 22 at 4:30-6 p.m., will focus on stress, anxiety and depression

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  • State seeking organizations to serve meals to children during summer

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 8:51 am

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children who are at risk of not having enough to eat. The program is one way Missouri is working to fight

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