Community


Bell Ringing
Bob Dickenson of Hermitage rings the Salvation Army bell at Five Star Supermarket. Dickenson has been volunteering as a bell ringer for thirty-one years.

Salvation Army
bell ringers needed
The Salvation Army is needing volunteers as “Bell Ringers” for the following locations; Five Star, ALPS, Hobo's, Trading Post in Carson's Corner, Bullseye in Pittsburg and Preston. Bell ringing started Saturday, Nov. 15. As a bell ringer you are collecting money for those in need in Hickory County.



Missouri Blue Book
The official Missouri Blue Book, was donated by The Index, to the Wheatland school library. Pictured above is Wheatland librarian Stephanie Burke. The Index has donated the Missouri Blue Book to all the Hickory County school libraries.



Missouri Blue Book
The official Missouri Blue Book, was donated by The Index, to the Skyline school library. Pictured above is Skyline elementary librarian Kathy Wilken, The Index has donated the Missouri Blue Book to all the Hickory County school libraries.



Missouri Blue Book
The official Missouri Blue Book, was donated by The Index, to Weaubleau school libraries. Pictured above is Weaubleau Library and Media Specialist Jeri Hubbert. The Index has donated the Missouri Blue Book to all the Hickory County school libraries.


Stories sought for community features
Do you have someone in your life whom you think is an outstanding member of the community? The Index is looking for people to feature in future papers.



Missouri Blue Book
The official Missouri Blue Book, was donated by The Index, to the Hermitage school library. Above are high school librarian Jackie Liberty, and head librarian Lana Griffin. The Index is currently in the process of donating the books to all the Hickory County libraries.





Reading is Fundamental
Skyline elementary held the Reading is Fundamental program Monday, Nov. 10. This program is sponsored by the Skyline PTO, and provides books for pre-school thru 4th grades for free. The program is held three times a year and provides close to three hundred books for children. Above children have just received their books from the program.


Remote Health
Fair set for Nov. 19
The Hickory County Cares food pantry will host a Remote Health Fair Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


CMH to host insurance
open enrollment blitz
Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) is hosting an Insurance Open Enrollment Blitz on Saturday, Dec. 6 starting at 8 a.m. at 2001 W. Broadway, Suite B, Bolivar. For uninsured families and adults, the deadline to sign up for health insurance is Feb. 15, 2015. Through a federal grant, CMH provides a counseling service to assist those in navigating the health insurance marketplace. CMH certified application counselors Kathie Thompson, Jessica Johnson and Donna Bond will see interested individuals by appointment only.


Hickory County School District Personnel and Staff
The Hickory County school districts have released their annual list of personnel and staff members. These are printed below, by school.


It is flu shot season
Care Connection for Aging Services, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the National Council on Aging are reminding the public that it is the time of year for flu shots.








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