2018 In The News

Graham Street Fair set to begin tonight

GRAHAM, Mo. — The Graham Street Fair is scheduled to begin tonight with Lawn Mower Drag Races at 6:30 p.m. The beer garden open until 12:30 a.m. Friday’s event’s kick off with a Pedal Pull event at 4:30 p.m., Bingo at 6 p.m.; the Curtis Wayne Stroud & Justified show at 8 p.m. and a working semi light show at 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the craft, flower, agriculture, canned goods and 4-H Club project displays will open for public viewing at 8 a.m. The baby show and children’s pet show are set for 9 a.m. The children’s parade begins at 1:45 p.m. followed by the parade at 2 p.m. and the FCCLA ice cream social. The beer garden will be open from 3:30 p.m. until midnight.

The Lion’s Club pork chop meal starts at 5:30 p.m. The 5 Star Jazz Band will perform at 8 p.m. followed by the Def Jam Dance at 9 p.m. and an acoustic show by Curtis Wayne Stroud. Concluding the street fair, a fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 10:15 p.m.

Benefit dinner to be held Sunday in Hopkins

HOPKINS, Mo. — A benefit dinner will be held for Jody Griffey from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Hopkins Community Building, 123 S. Third Street.

A silent auction will be held at the freewill donation dinner to help raise funds for the final expenses after the loss of Griffey’s daughter.

The smoked pork for the sandwich meal with sides and drinks is donated and smoked by Hoepker’s Bar & Grill.

Items are still being accepted for the auction. Contact Connie Hoepker at 660-562-7695; Terri McKee at 660-853-2030; or Donna Hansen at 712-427-0026.

Elmo to hold street dance, smoked pork dinner

ELMO, Mo. — The city of Elmo is holding a smoked pork dinner and street dance on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Curtis Wayne Stroud & Justified will perform at the dance set to be held in the lot on the north side of Main Street.

The smoked pulled pork dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the community building on Main Street. The menu includes smoked pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy potato, baked beans and cole slaw.

The cost for dinner is $10 per adult; $5 for children 10 years old and younger. The cost of the dance is $10 per adult. The cost is $5 for those age 10 to 18. The cost for dinner and the dance is $15. Children age 10 and younger are free to dance with paid adult.

Nodaway Chorale to begin fall season

MARYVILLE, Mo. — The Nodaway Chorale will begin its fall season rehearsals on Sept. 16.

In preparation for the group’s holiday concert, members will practice weekly from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Main St. in Maryville.

“As the area’s premier community chorus, we’re looking forward to preparing an exciting program of seasonal holiday music,” said Jim Rash, music director. “We invite anybody who loves to sing to join us.”

The holiday concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 15.

Volunteer dentists provide $631,000 worth of free care

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Approximately 500 adults and children received more than $631,000 worth of free dental care last week at the eighth Missouri Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic, according to the Missouri Dental Association and the MDA Foundation.

More than 500 volunteers, including dental health professionals and community volunteers, gathered at Civic Arena in St. Joseph and provided free oral health services, including: 510 cleanings; 734 fillings; 1,228 extractions and 64 root canals.

The MOMOM clinic provides access to dental care for individuals who might not otherwise receive these services. In addition, dental professionals provide all patients with oral health education to help facilitate improved oral health after the event.

For more information, visit www.MOMOM.org.

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