Carnival Coming to Downtown Kirksville

The City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department along with the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Evans United Shows, a carnival ride company from Plattsburg, MO, in Downtown Kirksville, MO, on August 16th, 17th and 18th.  Officials from Evans United Shows say they will bring around a dozen rides as well as games to the Downtown square of Kirksville.

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STEWART, PORTER, WALKER, SCHROEDER AND RACHELS TAKES MOUNTAIN-DEW BLOOMFIELD CHECKERS

Racing action at the Mountain-Dew Bloomfield Speedway was as hot as the temps for the second straight week in August. Sponsored by Slayton Polaris of Downing, Mo. and kids getting a chance at winning some cool prizes from R L Promotions on back to school night. The Casey’s General Stores USRA Weekly Racing Series always thrills the crowd with two and three wide racing at the semi-banked 3/8 mile speedway. The first feature of the night was the USRA hobby stock division with Jim Walker of Mystic holding off Jason McDaniel of Eldon who tried several times to take the top spot but settled for the runner-up spot with Walker adding to his point lead. Mike Shelton of Ottumwa and Don Nunnikhoven of Sully battled for third with Shelton taking third and Nunnikhoven taking the fourth spot. After the feature Shannon Sample of Milton claimed the carburetor from Nunnikhoven and he did sell.

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Lady Eagle Softball 2007 Season Preview

Knox County will continue their high school softball rebuilding process with five returning starters from their four win 2006 varsity campaign. Stephanie Crawford was promoted to the head varsity coaching position from her assistant coaching job. Crawford replaces Kenny Jett, who resigned after one year at Knox County. Jett is currently the head girls’ basketball coach at Madison, Mo.

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LAVERNE M. ROSS

Laverne Martin Ross, age 84, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 9, 2007, in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital.

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