Category: Community

Accessible ramp installed in Community Center pool

The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department recently installed a new portable accessible ramp in the indoor pool at the Community Center. Installation of the ADA-approved ramp means better and improved handicap and wheelchair accessibility to the pool, according to a news release. Aquatic instructor Teena Simon worked with the parks department maintenance staff on the… Read more »

Off-campus safety advisory clarification on gunshots

A mass email was sent to all University of Central Missouri students, faculty and staff by the UCM News Bureau Tuesday morning at 11:22 a.m., alerting them to be cautious in the 300 block area of South Street due to two gun discharging incidents. The email aroused some confusion by noting UCM “has been made… Read more »

Cops meet community for coffee

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Johnson County law enforcement agencies recently hosted their second annual Coffee with a Cop event, offering citizens an opportunity to meet local officers and discuss community issues. People began to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event Wednesday, Oct. 4, waiting inside the local McDonald’s. More than… Read more »

Community emergency response team to have classes

Classes for the Community Emergency Response Team begin November 7th. The training is provided at no cost to the participants. The classes teach how to safely respond to manmade and natural hazards, help organize basic disaster response and promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events, according to a news release sent by Johnson Co Emergency… Read more »

Pertle Springs receives $1 million in upgrades

(WARRENSBURG, Mo). – New docks, indoor bathrooms, a newly paved roadway, solar security lighting, sidewalks, an outdoor classroom, trails, bridges and lake cleanings are the scheduled upgrades hitting Pertle Springs in the 2017-2018 school year. With a starting budget of $2 million, the final plans come in at about $1 million and is funded by… Read more »

Care Connection for Aging Services offers help with Medicare Open Enrollment

Care Connection for Aging Services has scheduled enrollment assistance sessions for individuals who have Medicare Part D prescription and Advantage plans in its 13-county service area. Open enrollment runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 for people with Medicare who want to make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for next year. Trained staff members will… Read more »

Missouri SMP gives tips about soon to come Medicare cards

All Medicare beneficiaries will receive new Medicare identification cards beginning in April 2018, prompting the Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) to warn people about potential scammers. New and existing Medicare beneficiaries will receive a new Medicare card between April 2018 and April 2019. Medicare will remove the Social Security numbers from Medicare cards and mail… Read more »

Healthy Sexuality and Relationship Fair draws about 200 participants

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Sex is a highly stigmatized activity, and that stigma can further, or even create, issues for people. To counter that stigma, several groups recently worked together to create an interactive and informative event. The first Healthy Sexuality and Relationship Fair took place Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union. April Roller, victim advocate with… Read more »