Publication: Mexico Ledger

First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

One suspect arrested in burglary incident

At approximately 12:38 a.m., Oct. 15, Mexico Public Safety took a report of two males entering a home in the 1000 block of Fieldcrest, threatening the resident with a gun, and taking a purse and some medication. Investigation led to the identification ... [Published Mexico Ledger - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Tommy Eugene Ingram, 61, dies

Tommy Eugene Ingram, 61, of Center, died at 9:02 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at the University Hospital, Columbia. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, rural Center. No visitation is planned. Services are ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 18 2014]
Entities: Baptist Church
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

A Special Dog

Milo, Mexico's only Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certified therapy dog has already made 35 visits to institutions such as  the Rusk Rehabilitation Center, MU Children's Hospital, Macon Care Center and Reading With Rover at the Daniel Boone Regional ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Bulldog softball sectionals

-Videos - The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO - Mexico, MOAnnouncing the team lineups of the sectional softball game, which pit the Mexico Bulldogs against the Warrenton Warriors. The game was played in Mexico on the evening of Oct. 15. Mexico would go on ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 17 2014]
Entities: Mexico
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Bertha G. Tate, 106, dies

Bertha G. Tate, 106, of Mineola, MO., died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Katy Manor Care Center in Pilot Grove, MO.   Mrs. Tate was born August 28, 1908, south of New Florence, MO, daughter of Clinton and Elsie (Bryant) Brower.  She was married in 1935 ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Patricia Ann Piper, 81, dies

Patricia Ann Piper, 81, of Mexico, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Brendan Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Porterfield officiating.  Visitation is Friday evening from 4-6 ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Mary Kathleen Molner Pine, 88, dies

Mary Kathleen Molner Pine, 88, of Mexico died Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 at the Golden Living Center-Pin Oaks. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mary was born on Oct. 2, 1926 in New Florence, the daughter of Harvey P. and Bessie (Brower) Fry. ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Entities: Mary Kathleen, Mexico
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrain

-Videos - The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO - Mexico, MOPresident of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrain, Brent Vanconia, offers the opening reflection at the hospital name changing ceremony Oct. 14.»  More VideosPOPULAREMAILEDCOMMENTED ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Entities: Mexico
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Harvest Time

An area ergonomist is advising farmers to be patient as they wait for fields to dry during an October that has already produced nearly 6 inches of rain, in the area. This amount is almost twice the monthly average. According to the National Weather Service, ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Melissa “Missi” Williamson, 40, dies

Melissa “Missi” Williamson, 40, of Centralia,  died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at her home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Centralia under the direction of Oliver Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Patricia “Pat” Piper, 81, dies

Patricia “Pat” Piper, 81, of Mexico, died today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at her home. Funeral services are pending at Arnold Funeral Home. ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Entities: Mexico
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Juvenile arrested for child pornography possession

A 16-year-old Laddonia juvenile was arrested Tuesday for possession of child pornography, second offense. According to the probable cause statement, on April 7, 2014, the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force received a Cyber-Tip from ... [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]

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...trunks or truck beds so the kids get a chance to interact and have some fun," said event organizer Chris Creech, a worship and children's pastor. "The event provides a safe environment for the kids. It's easier than picking three neighborhoods or churches and driving around between them. Families can come to one location, get candy, popcorn and hotdogs, have fun and then head home. "This year it is going to be on the VillageVillage Square. Previously, some of the churches that are participating have been doing it individually and this year we were able to join up and do it allall together." Creech said in the past he and his wife have put together a trunk game which looked like a spider web with pie pans hung from the web and spiders painted on them. The kids shot NERF guns and tried to stick the spiders. He said another participant put a basketball hoop in the back of his truck. Creech anticipates approximately 1,000 participants, 100-150 volunteers and 60 trunks with games and treats. The event was organized by church employee Creech of First Baptist Church, Elizabeth Hoover, a member of Mexico United Methodist Church, and Charles Legg, pastor of First Church of the Nazarene. Other participating churches include Kentucky Road Christian, First Assembly of God, Friendship Baptist Church and Lockewood Park Baptist. KXEO radio station personnel will be participating as the master of ceremonies."
...4 election ballot. "Amendment Three is not a good thing for public education" Freeman said. He said he has not heard of anyone in the Mexico School District supporting the amendment...
...The Coats for Warmth program was founded 21 years ago by Chuck Rentschler, president of Show Me Credit Union. "I read an article more than 20 years ago in a publication about credit unions and there was a credit union in Iowa doing a program called Coats for Kids. I thought that sounded like a good program, so we started Coats for Warmth. We didn't want to name it 'kids,' because we felt that adults need coats too. "We've been able to have the radio station be a sponsor for 21 years now and our board at the Credit Union thought it was a great idea to help others in the community. That's what this is all about. "We get jackets and coats of all sizes, but there are more adults than kids coats. I've been to all the schools with a flier in regards to the coat drive to pass it along to the teachers, so they know if a kid comes into the classroom without a coat, they know where to tell the parents they can go get one." Nutone Cleaners volunteers clean the coats, after they are dropped off at the collections sites. Rentschler said Nutone Cleaners takes great care of the coats, before taking them to The Help Center for distribution. The coats are then placed on a rack outside of The Help Center during distribution hours and those in need can take coats without coming inside. Those who would like a coat outside of distribution hours can come in during regular hours of operation and ask if any are available. The Help Center usually sells coats for a dollar, but Director Gary Jones said no one in need of a coat will be turned away. "It's a good thing for our community and most people who get coats through the program are very appreciative, but there is a need for children's coats that is very crucial," Jones said. "I've had several people call me already, wondering when we are going to start giving out coats. They look forward to it as a good way to secure something to wear during the winter, because coats can be expensive." Rentschler said approximately 60 coats have been collected at Show Me Credit Union thus far this year. He said approximately 8,364 coats have been distributed in Mexico since the program began. Page 2 of 2 - Jones said approximately 500 coats were distributed last year, 283 of which came from the Show Me Credit Union collection site. The most coats distributed in a year has been 644, during the year of 2005. "The amount we collect goes up and down, because people don't get rid of jackets every year," Rentschler said. "If we don't get as many one year, the next year there will be a little bit more. Most adults can wear a coat more than one year and a lot of kids will wear a jacket two years.""
Bright Futures of Mexico Coordinator Jo Ann Diffenderfer said, "I think we had a great turn out of business, community and religious groups here tonight and lots of people who care about seeing the kids of Mexico succeed. "The way the program works is someone discovers a need somehow and when they discover that need they take it to someone at a key role in a site council and they will get that need met," Diffenderfer said. "If they can't meet the need, they will contact me and I'll put it on the Bright Futures of Mexico Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ brightfuturesmexico/timeline)." Speakers included Rev. Terry Kukuk of First Presbyterian Church, Diane Thornburg of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Missouri, First Deputy Kerri Ferrari of the 12th Circuit Children's Division, Dana Keller of the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce and community resident and vice president of Mexico Heating Dudley Miller. Superintendent Kevin Freeman served as host. "If your electricity isn't on at home, it's hard to do homework," Ferrari said, who also spoke of her experience with Mexico children in need of running water and a girl without shoes. "These are basic needs that we all take for granted, but if you're not getting your basic needs met, it's hard to be successful." After the speakers, those in attendance entered into table discussions of ways Bright Futures could work to improve the lives of Mexico students in need. Site council will be formed at each elementary school, the middle school and high school. Those in attendance were asked to consider becoming members of a council. The councils could be made up of members of the PTO, principals, counselors or other individuals in the schools who would like to see needs met that exist within the community. An interview process with members of the school faculty will be required, in order for each member of a site council to determine what the current needs of students in each school may be. The program refers to these as "now needs." The site council will report to a Mexico Bright Futures advisory council, which will oversee the program's activities. Page 2 of 2 - "The site council's role is to be a liaison to Bright Futures and the advisory council. There will be some decisions that can happen at the school district level with the site council and others that will have to be run through the advisory council or the Facebook page. We'd love to have your involvement in any way possible," Freeman said to those in attendance. "There is a power of one, the power of one person to make a difference in the life of a child," Freeman said. "If we can multiply that by all the people in this room and the amount of people in Mexico, what an impact we can make." Freeman said that though some things are considered to be the parents job to provide, it is not the children's fault if these needs are not met. "There is a place for us as a community to step in and help and support to weave the fabric of Mexico in such a fashion that our children become adults and better citizens to make Mexico a wonderful place to be.""

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One suspect arrested in burglary incident [Published Mexico Ledger - 4 hours ago]
Tommy Eugene Ingram, 61, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 18 2014]
A Special Dog [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 17 2014]
Bulldog softball sectionals [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 17 2014]
Mary Kathleen Molner Pine, 88, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Patricia Ann Piper, 81, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Bertha G. Tate, 106, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrain [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Harvest Time [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 16 2014]
Patricia “Pat” Piper, 81, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Melissa “Missi” Williamson, 40, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Juvenile arrested for child pornography possession [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Halloween event [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Pedestrian struck by pickup [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Burglary suspects sought by police [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Chris Alan Stuckenschneider, 42, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Perry Eugene Test, 53, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 15 2014]
Two people arrested for breaking into vacant home [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 14 2014]
Carnival fun and games [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 14 2014]
Voice of the Past [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 14 2014]
Mary Louise Brashears, 92, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 13 2014]
Willie Lee Bruner, 95, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 13 2014]
Ruth E. Grossman, 95, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 13 2014]
Perry Test, 53, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 13 2014]
Jane Alice (Ragland) Enlow dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 13 2014]
Fire Prevention Week [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 10 2014]
Rebecca Lee Gish, 56, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 10 2014]
Verle E. Brooks, 92, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 10 2014]
Cleo B. Sims, 92, dies [Published Mexico Ledger - Oct 09 2014]
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