FYI 1/27/13

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Organization accepting nominations for Physician of the Year

The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians is seeking nominees for Missouri Family Physician of the Year. Anyone can nominate a doctor who stands out and does extraordinary things. Nomination forms are being accepted through March 1 and are available online at www.mo-afp.org.

Shawnee National Forrest to host free days

Shawnee National Forrest locations Garden of the Gods, Pounds Hollow, Camp Cadiz, Pine Hill and Johnson Creek will offer non-reserved campsites fee-free on the following dates:

* June 7-9

* Sept. 27-29

* Nov. 9-11

For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee.

Discovery Playhouse to hold trivia night

Discovery Playhouse is hosting 70s, 80s and 90s Trivia Night at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 22 at Discovery Playhouse. Cost for a team of eight is $120. There will be a cash bar, 50/50 drawing and complimentary snacks. Participants are encouraged to wear their best 70s, 80s and 90s outfits, and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed by decade. For more information, visit www.discoveryplayhouse.org.

Managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28

The Missouri Department of Conservation announced the managed turkey hunt application deadline is Feb. 28 for the spring season. Hunters may apply individually or in groups of up to three. Participation in managed turkey hunts is free. Managed hunts will take place during the youth turkey season, April 6 and 7, or the regular turkey season, April 15 through May 5. To apply and for more information, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/node/11252.

Relay for Life fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 23

Drury Hotels is hosting a fundraiser dinner, dance and auction for its Relay for Life team at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Bavarian Halle. Tickets are $20 and are available at McGinty's Jewelry, Offices Unlimited and Sweetheart Florist. Midlife Crisis will provide music from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call 573-757-7554.

Safe House for Women to hold quarterly meeting

The Safe House for Women is hosting the domestic violence community response task force quarterly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Eagles Banquet Hall. The topic is teen dating violence and speakers are Millicent Odhiambo, Kyle Riddle and Mary Ann Castilo. The cost is $6 and lunch will be provided by the Eagles. For more information, call 335-7745.

St. Joseph Church to hold breakfast and bake sale

St. Joseph Church of Apple Creek is hosting a breakfast and bake sale from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10. Sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, biscuits and gravy, coffee cake and drinks will be served. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.

CASA receives VISTA Award

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Southeast Missouri, received the AmeriCorps VISTA Award. This award will allow CASA to hire a full-time recruitment, marketing and development coordinator to promote awareness of CASA and issues facing children in foster care. The coordinator will also work with volunteer recruitment, outreach, fundraising and program development. The VISTA program offers education awards or post service stipends, a modest living allowance, health care benefits, child care assistance and student loan deferment during the year of service. For more information about CASA, call 335-1726 or email lnash@capecasa.com.

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