2018 In The News

Punkin Show to offer 2 days of entertainment

SKIDMORE, Mo. — The Skidmore Punkin Show is set to begin Friday, Aug. 2 with a Junior and Little Mr. & Miss Punkin Show. The show begins at 6 p.m. at the old school grounds. Food and business vendors will be set up. A Ring Toss competition will be held Friday and Saturday. The Quilt Show will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newton Hall. Clement Brothers Band will play starting at 8 p.m. 

On Saturday a horseshoe tournament will begin at 9 a.m. with the car, truck and tractor show starting at 10 a.m. The Kiddie Parade starts at 10:45 a.m. followed by the parade at 11 a.m. A smoke off will begin at noon. Other events scheduled include: skillet throw/tire throw, frog jumping contest, farmer relay, dunk tank, cake walk and a free will donation barbecue meal. At 7 p.m. Outlaw Creek Band will perform.

On Sunday a community church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by a softball tournament and potluck dinner.


Hopkins Picnic offers new carnival, but same old fun

HOPKINS, Mo. — Starting Thursday, the 2019 Hopkins Picnic will offer new carnival rides for picnickers along with family fun and entertainment.

Jones Co. & Carnival will offer new rides this year with arm bands available from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Arm bands cost $20 or tickets are $1 each or 32 for $25.

Throughout the picnic, daily events will be held including a quilt show and crafts on display. Food booths, games and raffles will be available along with a silent auction and Bingo stand. 

A pet show will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday followed by the Little Mr. & Miss Hopkins contest at 7 p.m. in the Roxy Center. Michael Goff & Broken Spoke will perform on stage at 8 p.m. Lawn chairs are suggested for those attending stage shows. On Friday, the Gramps & Granny show will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Roxy Center. At 7 p.m. on the main stage, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say will perform followed by the Curtis Wayne Stroud & Justified.

On Saturday, the North Nodaway 5K race/walk starts at 7 a.m. followed by the Mustangs Memorial Ride at 10 a.m. and the kiddie parade at 11 a.m. The antique tractor show starts at noon and will be followed by a cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m. the kids pedal pull begins followed by a male beauty pageant at 6:30 p.m. and the Phil Forney Band at 8 a.m. At 10 p.m. a prize drawing will be held.

At 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, a community church service will be held at Hopkins First Christian Church.


Andrew Co. Health Dept. to hold donor milk drive

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SAVANNAH, Mo. — A human donor milk drive will be held from 10 a.m to 2 p.m on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the Andrew County Health Department, located at 106 N. Fifth St. in Savannah.

Nicole Parsons, breastfeeding peer counselor at the health department and Elizabeth Bunse, a donor will be on hand for interviews.

When it comes to feeding babies, nothing is better than mother’s milk, according to an Andrew County Health Department news release. Premature or sick babies, who benefit most from mother’s milk are often the ones whose mothers need help supplying this milk. Pasteurized human milk is far superior to formula and this is where breastfeeding mothers can help.

For women interested in starting the donor screening process, contact the Heart of America Mother’s Milk Bank via email at kcmilkbank@saint-lukeskc.org. Once a mother has completed the necessary health screening and is approved to donate, she can bring her milk to the drive at the Andrew County Health Department.

For more information contact Parsons, Monday through Wednesday at 816-324-3139 or nicolep@andrewcountyhealth.com.

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