December 5
4:00-7:00 p.m.

December 6
8:00 a.m.-Noon

Both days in the Centennial Commons

The Show/Boutique is a great place to purchase holiday gifts for family and friends.   Food and beverages will be available for sale.

If interested in having a table at the Show and selling products, please email

5:30 p.m.
Centennial Commons

Purpose of Banquet is to raise awareness of those living in poverty and with hunger in our own community and across the globe.

To bring this point home, the event will begin 24 hours prior with a food fast.  If you choose to join the fast, please begin at 5:30 p.m. on December 3 and continue to until the start of the Banquet on the 4th.

Sign up at:



First Baptist Church-Kirksville presents…

Christmas on the Air

A Living Christmas Tree Production

The Living Christmas Tree is a major/musical dramatic production.  The tree itself is a 8,000 pound structure that takes approximately two weeks to construct.  The tree comes to life with a 60+ member choir comprised of vocalists from 10 or more area churches with special guest performers from the Dance Studio-Kirksville.

Attend one of the two performances on December 13, 2014 at 7pm or December 14, 2014 at 6pm.  Admission is FREE.

On November 19th, at 5:00pm in Mehegan, SNMA will be presenting the first annual campus-wide multicultural show: CULTURAL DIFFUSION. This show will have everything: bagpipes, water balancing, dancing, singing and fashion. Appearances will be made by ATSU students, faculty and staff, including family members. Several student groups from Truman will also guest star to perform acts representing cultures from all over the world. Not to overstate this, but it will be awesome.

To add to the awesome, catered dinner will be provided.

To top it all of, Cultural Diffusion is free. Yes, $0.00 to enjoy food and be edutained (educated while being entertained). Bring someone special and make it the best date ever. Bring your spouse and make it a decent date to add to your list (y’all should definitely have enjoyed something fancier than Mehegan before this point). Bring your kids too! (Kids optional, but will be appreciated for adorableness.) 

The officers of SNMA are aware of how hectic the week before Thanksgiving Break will be for everyone on campus. Hopefully, we can all come together on Wednesday evening to admire the hard work and talents of our fellow classmates and the cultural traditions that make our world so great. This really doesn’t have much to do with our medical or dental curricula, but we can guarantee it will be fun.

Sign up below.

Hope to see you there!
~SNMA Officers~

The 2014 Christmas Parade will be on December 6th, 2014 at 5:00 PM.  Staging will begin any time after 4:00 PM on Franklin Street facing south between Illinois and Missouri Streets.  The parade will head south on North Franklin until it reaches Jefferson Street.  Parade participants will disperse once they have reached Jefferson Street.

The purpose of the Christmas Parade is to celebrate the Christmas season, collect winter clothing for the children that do not have protection for the cold winter months, and to give back to the community.  The entrance requirement to be in the parade is a donation of children’s Winter Gloves, Mittens, Hats, & Scarves.  Groups and individuals are invited and brightly lighted floats are encouraged.  There will be Awards and Prizes for the best three floats. Floats will be judged for Brightest and Most Colorful, and Most Original Christmas Theme.

2014 Christmas Parade Flier

Thursday – Saturday, November 20-23 @ 7 p.m. and Sunday @ 2 p.m.
Matthew Middle School Auditorium
Tickets on sale starting Wednesday, November 13 $5
KHS office, Edna Campbell’s, beards and at the door!

Five-time Grammy nominee Rhonda Vincent will perform in Baldwin Auditorium Nov. 14.

Since releasing her first solo album in 1988, Vincent has gone on to produce more than 15 others. Additionally, she has collaborated on several projects with industry heavyweights such as Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Faith Hill and Willie Nelson.

Since performing with her parents’ band at the age of three, Vincent has crafted a distinguished career and earned the unofficial title of Queen of Bluegrass.”

An acclaimed vocalist, she also plays the mandolin, fiddle and guitar. Vincent has been selected as the Female Vocalist of the Year seven times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, which also named her Entertainer of the Year in 2001. The Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America inducted her into its Hall of Fame in 2014. Vincent and her band have received multiple awards from the SPBGMA over the years, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Bluegrass Band of the Year, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year, which Vincent has earned 15 times.

Ticket Information

General admission tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased approximately one week before the presentation at Edna Campbells, the Truman State University cashier window in McClain Hall or online at Events start at 7:30 p.m. in Baldwin Auditorium. For more information call 660.785.4016

Pumpkin contest categories are:  Most “anatomically” correct, Scariest and Creative.  $5/Group, $3/Person, $2/Pumpkin

Back lot at the TCC on Halloween at 4 pm

Awards to the Best Pumpkins and Costumes!

SAA halloween Contest

Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center – Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring

1)     Mentoring: (

This is a great opportunity to serve as a role model and spend time with youth(s). Click on the “mentoring” link above to see the full description of the mentor program on their website.

Application Process:

  • Contact the Bruce Normile Juvenile Justice Center at (660) 665-4224 and ask for Ms. Garla Mills at extension 28. Her contact information is at the bottom of this page. Schedule a time to meet with her to discuss the mentor program, the current needs for the position, and to request an application. You can also submit an application and meet with her at a different time.


  • If you would like to become acquainted with the center, there are opportunities to become a tutor (see below). This allows you to meet the students and staff and to familiarize yourself with the potential opportunity and need for mentors.

Time Commitment:

  • The time commitment is very flexible and to be determined based on your role as a mentor, availability, and needs of the position.


2)     Tutoring:

Spend at least one hour per week with students to assist with homework assignments in subjects such as math, science and history.

Application Process:

  • There is no formal application process, but you will need to provide your social security number and birthdate before you can begin tutoring. Contact the center to express your interest to serve as a tutor.  Also, you are absolutely welcome to begin tutoring with the biomedical science students. We typically tutor on Tuesday evenings. We are happy to carpool or facilitate your introduction to the center for tutoring or mentoring!

Time Commitment:

  • Tutoring is scheduled from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays – Fridays. You can tutor as often as you would like during these days and times.


Please see the contact information for Ms. Garla Mills below. You are welcome to contact me anytime at for general questions about our volunteer experiences. Thank you for your interest! Sincerely, Nicole Lighthouse

Garla L. Mills
Juvenile Officer V
Director of Residential Services
Normile Family Center
660-665-4224 ext. 28


Halloween (Costume) Dodgeball is happening this Friday in the TCC, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cost is $25 per person (to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project) but you will get a sweet t-shirt and we have tons of great prizes including a $75 gift card to Wal-Mart, a power drill, $25 gift card to KCOM bookstore, among many others that will be raffled off. Prizes also given to dodgeball winning team and team in the best costumes.
So grab your friends (or spouses) and come out to play! Teams may register at the door starting at 6:15. Don’t forget that the first 5 teams to register get a draw string backpack so it pays to get there early! Cash or checks (to KCOM PMR club) accepted.
See you on Friday!
Kyle Johnson
PM&R Club President

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