Missouri Veterans Commission Encourages Veterans to Get Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations

Missouri Veterans Commission Veterans Service Officer Bill Gillette is encouraging all Veterans to get recommended screening tests and immunizations to prevent certain illnesses.

“The VA suggests that Veterans get screened for preventive services that depend on the Veterans age, sex, health status, and family history,” said Gillette, “I’m encouraging all Veterans to do so now so any health issues can be caught early.”

The VA recommends in addition to preventative screening that “Regardless of age, gender, health status and family history, most Veterans should be screened for alcohol abuse, depression, high blood pressure, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), military sexual trauma, obesity, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and tobacco use.” Veterans and their family members can learn more at https://www.prevention.va.gov/index.asp

Gillette says in order for Veterans to have access to VA Health Care, they must be enrolled. For assistance with enrolling with VA Health Care or to see if a Veteran or family members are eligible for other benefits, Gillette is encouraging them to bring a copy of their DD214 to his office by calling him at 417-448-1133.

The Missouri Veterans Commission, a division of the Department of Public Safety, operates seven State Veterans Homes, five State Veterans Cemeteries, and the Veterans Services Program. The Commission is committed to honoring and serving Missouri’s Veterans whose dedication and sacrifices have preserved our nation and its freedoms. For more information about the Missouri Veterans Commission programs, call (573) 751-3779, online at www.mvc.dps.mo.gov, or facebook.com/MissouriVeteransCommission.



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Appleton City Alumni Meeting Scheduled

The Appleton City High School Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 with a noon meal/meeting.

Class coordinators of years ending in 3 or 8 are asked to please contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or acmolampkin@yahoo.com, to receive a detailed letter and postcard sample.

Reservations of $12 may be mailed to Denise Heiserman Nitchals ’75, 515 E. Dover ACMO 64724.  Alumni traveling a distances like to make plans early.


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Appleton City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It’s time to think green and start planning for the 8th Annual Wee Bit O’Parade, the only St. Patrick’s Day parade for miles around.

Everyone is welcome to wear a costume, bring a sign or dream up a float or other entry to be in the parade for this family-friendly event, which will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17.

You can also just bring a chair and watch the parade along Main Street.

Other activities include a pet show at noon at the Depot, ACLR’s Baked Potato Bar at the Depot and free root beer floats after the parade.

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Butler Youth Center Closed for the Remainder of the School Year

The Butler Youth Center will be closed for the remainder of this school year.

There are structural issues with the present location. Due to this situation, the Butler Youth Center and all activities

will disband until other arrangements are made. FM-92 will keep you updated on the progress of finding an alternate location for the center.

For now, the Butler Youth Center will not be open .

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