Documents for January 2011


Day of Heroes

Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross Nomination Form The ninth annual American Red Cross Day of Heroes will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. This year there are 7 categories of heroes. Please fill out this nomination form completely and write a two page description. Then mail, fax, or drop off your nomination to the chapter: Capital Area Chapter American Red Cross 431 East McCarty Jefferson City, MO 65101 Fax: 573-635-8621 Phone: 573-635-1132 E-mail: Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2011 - 4:00p.m. Recipients will be notified April 29th, 2011. Award winners will attend a photo session prior to the Day of Heroes and must be present at the celebration. These recipients will receive two tickets to the luncheon. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased by calling (573) 635-1132. *Nominees need not be associated with the American Red Cross to be considered

Teaching Activities

Companion Teaching Activities to the historical fiction serialized story <a href="">Click here to listen to each chapter </a> Teaching Activities written by JENNIFER HAWKINS St. Clair RXIII, Gifted Education Class 7 MAP Senior Leader Author Kay Hively and Illustrator Nathan McAlister are both from Neosho, MO. Brought to you by the Missouri Press Foundation. Produced by the Missouri Press Foundation, ©2011 Each January, our newspaper publishes an historical fiction serial story in the annual Newspapers In Education project, Reading Across Missouri. The project, inspired by NEA’s Read Across America campaign, engages children inside their community newspaper—learning a little about Missouri history while improving their reading skills and connecting to their communities. This year, well-known Missourians will read aloud each chapter of the story, “Three Generals,” and as the News Tribune will publish the serial, children across the state will be able to access the audio files online at and read along. Among the readers are Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton, U.S. Silver Olympic Medalist Christian Cantwell, former U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton, Missouri National Guard Major General Stephen Danner and story author Kay Hively. The Reading Across Missouri 2011 story, “Three Generals,” introduces young readers to three men, John J. Pershing, Maxwell D. Taylor and Omar N. Bradley, who had significant roles in two world wars and all hailed from Missouri. Inspired by these three famous American generals, the two main characters learn that no matter where they live, boys and girls can achieve great success through hard work and a belief in their own dreams. The story is eight chapters and is provided at no cost. A companion teacher guide, correlated to Missouri’s learning standards, also is available at no charge. Find it at

Armed Robbery

On January 6, 2011 just after 9:00 a.m., the Jefferson City Police Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a victim in the 300 block of Jackson who stated she had just been robbed. The suspect, according to the victim, confronted her and held a knife to her throat, demanding her purse and car keys. The suspect took the victims’ purse and was able to locate and steal her vehicle, a silver Pontiac bearing Missouri license WC6K7D. The victim, a 36 year-old Rocky Mount resident, was unharmed during the robbery. The suspect is described as a heavy set black male, medium height, dressed in all black and armed with a knife. Jefferson City Police Detectives were called to the scene and are currently investigating. Nothing further is available at this time.

Active Times January 3,2011

get INFO Thanks for memories Learning in Retirement to kick off new year with new classes, trips. Story: Page 4 get GOING Nearing retirement The first baby boomers are just starting to turn 65. Story: Page 6 get READY Senior center menu See this month’s food and activities at the senior centers. Story: Page 9