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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Sedalia, Missouri Improves sports in Issue 255, volume 147breaking news at saturday sunday september 12-13,2015 a $1 juvenile drug court proves successful in second year by Nicole Cooke its been almost two years since the juvenile drug court program was started in Pettis county and it continues to be successful in helping Young people turn their lives around. Twenty three people have participated in the program since it began in january 2014. Eleven have graduated three came into Foster care four aged out a once they turn 17 they have to leave the program a one moved and one had to be dismissed because of too Many mental health issues. Right now six Are participating in the drug court with one of them graduating in about a week. From struggles to Success a the kids initially struggle with the program because its so much a they meet with the group once a week and with their juvenile officer once a week but typically if they re 16 aril in drug court they All manage to get jobs juggle drug court school All that stuff a said chief juvenile officer Erica Cox. A it starts out a Little Rocky but once they figure it out and get the self esteem that they need they really figure out that i can work i can go to school i can get Good grades and i can still do drug unfortunately three out of the 23 have been sent to the division of youth services. A those Are the ones who succeed in drug court Quot Cox said. A they just do it so we had to do the next step which is the division of youth services Cox said. A they just do it so we had to do the next step which is the division of youth a few changes have been made since starting the program such As improving communication and offering additional counselling services if the participant needs it. Sanctions have also been implemented for when someone skips class or group meeting or does no to pass a drug screen. Depending on what happened the student May be required to Wear an ankle Monitor or do Community service. A we really try to make it equal for everybody so if someone has a bad screen they know have to do something extra a Cox said. A a. Between our office and the judge we try to really make sure its not ignored that they did something. We want the whole team to know if you done to do this this is what a going to on the flip Side the kids Are rewarded from time to time for doing Well As a group such As getting gift cards or going on group outings to the movies or royals games. A a it a a Good program a said Deputy juvenile officer Tim Carr. A a it a beneficial for me because i worked on the other Side with adults doing narcotics investigations so ironically in the five years in be been Here in be seen see court 12a a news lottery obituaries 2a midday drawing opinion 4a pick 3 9,7.4. Weather 5a pick 4 Evening drawing b sports pick 3 5.8.8. To listing 2b pick 4 4,9,4,1. C classifieds show me Cash 15.18. 27.30.33. D life comics 3d join the n conversation what a your take on today a news go to Sedalia Khi Huihui 11 no and in i Lull visit us on Facebook to i he Holli share your thoughts. 81838 "50002 a Wolf in chiefs Dot iring Hope Leech Democrat Dan meets strikes a playful pose As the students at Heber Hunt get ready to enter the gym for their Assembly thursday afternoon. Meers credits part of his Success in delivering his message to the pc Wolf costume. A the costume gets their immediate meets Saki. A the secret is to hold it and Nudie it fun while they Dan Meers delivers message about bullying to Heber Hunt students by Hope Lect ii for 26 years Dan Meers has entertained and delighted audiences As pc Wolf but there is nothing entertaining or delightful about bullying. That was the message that Meers gave the students at Heber Hunt elementary on thursday afternoon As he spoke to the students at an All school Assembly. A i have such a tremendous platform to make an Impact on these kids and their lives a Meers said after the Assembly. A was pc Wolf i have their immediate attention but the secret is to hold it and let them hear the message. A the thing i always try to do is entertain but see pc Wolf 13a want to own a restaurant w rite an essay Democrat file photos Der Essen Plata at 8 bridal Cave re. In Camdenton serves american French and German cuisine with imported Beer and wine. The dining rooms offer panoramic views of the big Niangua River Arm on the Lake of the ozarks. Owner Novite Ark. Is retiring and in a unique slant she has decided to offer the restaurant to the Winner of an essay contest. The contest that includes an entry fee begins sept is. By Faith Bemiss Bemiss Civita Smedia com dreaming of owning a Topnotch restaurant with a View look no More Noelle Ark owner and chef of Der Essen Piatz in Camdenton is offering her place with a unique slant. Instead of placing the Well known restaurant up for Sale Ark and her husband Daniel Holton have decided to offer it to the Winner of an essay contest. They have operated Der Essen Platz in Camdenton for nine years and previously operated the business in Cole Camp for Over three years. Holten arks business manager said they have set up a website with the rules and conditions of the contest that begins sept. 15 and runs through Jan. 15,2016. Those interested must pay a $225 entry fee and write a 300-word essay explaining Why they would be qualified to win the restaurant. The couple stated that entry fees will be placed in escrow and returned to contest participants if there Arentt enough submissions. Essay entries will be judged by local members of the Camdenton area Community. A a we re getting ready to do a nationwide press release Quot see essay 13a county resident Dies from w est Nile virus by Democrat Stafft the Pettis county health Center reported Friday that a Pettis county resident has died of West Nile virus disease. West Nile virus disease is a viral illness that is spread primarily by the bite of a Mosquito. The victim has not been identified by county officials. Eliminating Mosquito bites is the most important Way to prevent developing West Nile virus disease. Approximately 80 percent of people who become infected with the disease will not experience any symptoms of infection and less than i percent will develop the More serious Neur invasive form of the disease according to the Pettis county health Center. The Center warned that serious illness can occur in people of any age. However people Over 60 Are at the greatest risk for severe disease. People with certain medical conditions such As cancer diabetes hypertension kidney disease and people who have received Organ transplants Are also at greater risk for serious illness. Anyone who develops a sudden Onset of fever with severe headache or muscle pain particularly if there is a history of chronic illness should seek medical attention. See West Nile 13a

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