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The City of Kirksville and the surrounding area is filled with hardworking people who take pride in their work. But the proven work ethic of those who live in and around our community is only part of the story.

Our families, friends and faith are just as important to those who live here……..

Agriculture has been a pillar of the Kirksville community since 1841. Kirksville is located in Adair County and is 567 sq. miles. The majority of farms in Adair County are family owned. Below are facts about the agriculture in Adair County:

· Average size of farms: 294 acres
· Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,150
· Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $108.97
· The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.62%
· The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.28%
· Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,546
· Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.73%
· Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,127

The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.55%

· Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
· Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.91
· Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.58%
· Corn for grain: 11394 harvested acres
· All wheat for grain: 3223 harvested acres
· Soybeans for beans: 35097 harvested acres
· Vegetables: 6 harvested acres
· Land in orchards: 5 acres

Other Industries which fall under our Agriculture Pillar are located in the City of Kirksville’s Industrial Park. This park was recently named a certified AT&T Fiber Park in May 2012.

The other industries in our agriculture pillar include:
Adair Foods—a subsidiary of Kraft Foods
2504 Industrial Road
Kirksville, MO

The Kirksville facility is housed on 28 acres. The facility manufactures and distributes Oscar Mayer Retail and Food Service Bacon and Oscar Mayer Square cold Cuts (ham). Raw material meats (bellies and hams) are procured within a 250 miles radius of the facility. Consumers can find the locally manufactured meat products in the grocery stores and can enjoy the food service products in chain restaurants such as Cracker Barrel, Bob Evans, Country Kitchen and Chili’s.

They currently employ 500 people, and give back to the community in several charitable ways.

Hartzell Hardwoods
3310 N. Industrial Road
Kirksville, MO

Hartzell Hardwoods is new to Kirksville after purchasing Reliant Hardwoods, a subsidiary of Renneberg Hardwoods, in August 2012. Hartzell Hardwoods is proud to be known throughout the world as a leading producer of fine walnut lumber as well as top quality thick red and white oak lumber. Hartzell Hardwoods produces 17 million board feet of lumber annually, of which 11-13 million board feet is exported each year to customers throughout Europe, Mexico, the Far East and the Middle East.

Cenveo:
3010 Industrial Road
Kirksville, MO

The Kirksville facility is one of 83 US owned envelope producing plants. The current location is owned by the city of Kirksville and leased to Cenveo. Their main production is returnable envelopes for companies such as Capital One, Verizon, and more. They currently employ more than 50 people.

Education is important to the continued growth of any community, however in Kirksville, Missouri, education is a way of life. Kirksville boasts that a child can go from Pre-Kindergarten through a Doctorate degree without ever leaving town! Our educational institutions include:

A.T. Still University
800 W. Jefferson
Kirksville, MO
www.atsu.edu

A.T. Still University was founded in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD and is the founding school of osteopathic medicine in the world. Osteopathic physicians are devoted to a holistic philosophy of medicine and are educated, tested and licensed almost identically to those earning M.D.s, however they take an additional 200 hours in osteopathic manipulative medicine. ATSU is one university with six schools on two campuses with a total enrollment of over 3,200 students:
· Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
· School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
· Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
· School of Health Management (SHM)
· Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
· Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH)

Architectual Drawing of Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine
The architectural drawings for the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine boasts a 97% graduation rate. And the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health will have its first class in the Fall 2013 with 40 dental students. MOSDOH will only be the second dental school in the state of Missouri and will use a hybrid curriculum similar to the Arizona school.

Truman State Campus

Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO
www.truman.edu

Truman State University was founded in 1867 in Kirksville, Missouri. And while it has undergone various name changes over its 145 year history, the quality of the education has remained. In 1985, the Missouri Legislature gave Truman a statewide liberal arts and sciences mission, and became Missouri’s only highly selective public university. Enrollment for the university is approximately 6,100 students.
· According the Missouri Department of Higher Education, Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri’s public colleges and universities.
· The student to faculty ratio is 16:1.
· Students have the opportunity to get involved with research and undergraduates.
· Approximately 20% of Truman students have been awarded Missouri Bright Flight; and the average freshman ACT is a 27.
· Truman was ranked #1 among the Top 50 Values for Public Colleges and Universities in 2011 by Consumer Digest.
· Degrees granted in 2012 include:
o BA—484
o BFA—32
o BM—4
o BS—624
o BSN—44
o Total—1,188
o Total Graduate degrees—208
· Most popular majors include:
o Biology
o English
o Communications
o Psychology
o Accounting
o Business Administration
o Exercise Science

Moberly Area Community College
2105 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO
www.macc.edu

The MACC – Kirksville Higher Education Center is a 28,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that provides a modern educational facility for the College’s programs in northeast Missouri. The building houses various classrooms, computer labs, and science labs as well as, the Missouri Career Center-Kirksville. MACC is committed to providing accessible educational opportunities in northeast Missouri. The Missouri A+ program is accepted by MACC.

MACC offers the following degree and certificate programs at the Kirksville site:
Degree Programs
Associate of Arts – Transfer Degree
Associate of Arts in Teaching
Associate of Applied Science – Drafting Design Technology
Associate of Applied Science – Computer Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood
Associate of Applied Science – Graphic Arts
Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing

The average Kirksville enrollment is approximately 300 students.

Moberly Area Community College - Kirksville

Kirksville R-III School District
1901 E. Hamilton St.
Kirksville, MO
www.kirksville.k12.mo.us

The entire school district sits on one campus comprising approximately 105 acres, and educates approximately 2,650 students a year Pre-K through 12th grade. The school district has been accredited with Distinction by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for more than 10 years! The district’s annual budget is more than $25 million. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. Select schools within the district include:

Early Childhood Learning Center: The District’s Early Childhood Learning Center serves children from 6 weeks to Kindergarten eligibility in a licensed and accredited facility on the Kirksville Schools campus (and is one of the few in the state of Missouri). Children are served in one or more of the following programs: Missouri Preschool Project, Early Head Start, Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start, Half Day Preschool and/or Full Day Preschool. In addition to child care and preschool programming, the Early Childhood Learning Center provides extended care for working families, develop-mental screenings, personalized home visits, parent education and a network of community resources.

Primary and Elementary School: Both schools together serve Kindergarten through 5th grade. Gifted classes as well as special education classes are offered to give an individualized experience to students as well as a classroom learning environment. Curriculum can be found online at the school’s website and many teachers keep a classroom website as well. Choir is offered for students as an extracurricular activity and 5th graders play parent-sponsored sports.

Middle School: The middle school serves students in grades 6th-8th grade. Gifted classes and special education classes exist here as well. Band is offered for the first time where students learn how to play and march. Elective classes students can take include: family and consumer science, art, agriculture, current events, and more. School sponsored athletics also begin at this level and include softball, football, volleyball, track and cheerleading.

High School: The Kirksville High School serves students in grades 9-12 and was recognized as one of “America’s Best High Schools” by US News and World Report magazine. It also participates in the Missouri A+ program. Multiple electives, extracurricular activities, clubs and sports exist at the high school. The graduation rate for 2011 was 88%, while the drop-out rate was 1.9%. Kirksville graduates who enter a four year college/university is 33.5%; enter a two year college is 36%; and entering a technical school is 1%. The composite score of all students taking the ACT is 22.7.

Kirksville Area Technical Center: The following programs are offered at the Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC): Administrative Office Assistant, Computer Applications, Digital Design & Graphics, Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Construction Trades, Early Childhood Careers, Medical Administrative Assistant, Health Services Assistant, Agriculture, Emergency Medical Technician, and Academic Credit Recovery. The Practical Nursing and Paramedic programs are available to high school graduates. In addition to the instructional programs listed, KATC offers career assessment and regional coordination of support services for non-traditional students. Federally approved financial aid programs are available to adult students who qualify and placement services are provided to all individuals completing programs.

Private Primary and Secondary Schools

Faith Lutheran Church School:
1820 S. Baltimore St.
Kirksville, MO
www.faithlutherankv.org

The Faith Lutheran School began as a private religious school in 1972 and currently offers services to
· First year Preschool – 3 yr. olds (Full and Part Time)
· Second year Preschool – 4 yr. olds (Full and Part Time)
· Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (Before and after school care available)
· Summer Enrichment Program – 3 yr. olds through Fifth grade

Mary Immaculate Catholic School:
716 E. Washington
Kirksville, MO
www.miparish.org

Mary Immaculate Catholic school began as a private religious school in the 1950s and currently serves approximately 70 students in grades K-8th. Some sports and extracurricular activities are available.

Life Church School:
112 W. Potter Ave
Kirksville, MO
www.lifechurchkv.org

Life Church School was founded in the early 1990s as a private religious school. It has a Fun Factory Preschool and Daycare which serves approximately 20 children ages two-five. The school has students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Adair County Schools

Adair County R-1:
600 Rombauer Ave
Novinger, MO
www.novinger.k12.mo.us

The Novinger school district is located ten miles west of Kirksville and educates approximately 275 rural students K-12th grade. They offer a quality education with small class sizes, including a variety of extra-curricular activities. The school offers fall/spring baseball, softball, basketball and track. A strong FFA chapter also exists.

In 2012, Adair County R-1 graduates made the following career choices:
Technical School- 1
College- 16
Military- 0
Workforce- 1

With A.T. Still University and the New Dental School, Kirksville is a Healthcare Stronghold.

Healthcare has been a pillar of the Kirksville community since 1892 when the school for osteopathic medicine was started. Since that time it has continued to progress in the community. Our healthcare institutions include:

Northeast Regional Medical Center
315 S. Osteopathy
Kirksville, MO
www.nermc.com

Northeast Regional Medical Center is the regional hospital for Kirksville and the surrounding nine counties. It is a Level III Trauma and Chest Pain Center. Northeast Regional has won several national awards for quality healthcare and is a Thomson Top 100® Hospital!

The medical center offers several programs for continuing care of patients, such as Healthy Woman, Senior Circle, and Home Health Services. Hospital services for patients include:
· Cardiac
· Critical Care
· Diagnostic Imaging
· Emergency
· Health and Fitness
· Laboratory
· OB/Nursery
· Orthopedic
· Pain Clinic
· Pediatrics
· Physical Therapy
· Sleep Lab
· Surgery
· Anesthesiology
· Bariatric
· Cardiac
· Colonoscopy
· Dental
· Ear, nose, throat
· Endoscopic
· Eye
· Gynecological
· General
· Laparoscopic
· Lung
· Obstetrics
· Podiatry
· Thoracic
· Urology
· Wound Clinic
· Specialty
· Cardiologist
· Family Practitioners
· Internists
· Urology

More than 550 people in the community work at the medical center, and the growing medical staff now stands at more than 200 physicians and healthcare providers. Northeast Regional Medical Center is a forward-looking progressive hospital. They continue to update facilities such as the OB/Nursery area, a new patient tower, a renovated ER/Critical Care unit, the new Heart Center, and the 30 minute or less wait time at the ER guarantee. Finally, because the hospital is adjacent to A.T. Still University, the hospital is also a teaching hospital, insuring a next generation of quality physicians.

Preferred Family Healthcare
900 E. LaHarpe
Kirksville, MO
www.pfh.org

Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) is a comprehensive behavioral health non-profit organization established in 1979. PFH provides substance abuse treatment/prevention and mental health services throughout Missouri. PFH’s mission is to continually strive to be a dynamic, caring organization united to assist others in achieving their potential. Services offered by Preferred Family Healthcare include:
· Adolescence Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
· Adult Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
· Assisted Living
· Behavioral Health Sciences
· Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
· Intensives In-home Services
· Judicial Support Services
· Prevention Services
· Portal DWI

Facilities for the company are located throughout the state of Missouri and neighboring states and include: Kirksville, Brookfield, Chillicothe, Creve Coeur, Edina, Hannibal, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kahoka, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Moberly, St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Joseph, Trenton, Troy, Union, Wentzville, Iola (KS), Chanute (KS), Wichita (KS), Winfield (KS), and Ottumwa (IA).

Preferred Family Healthcare employs 199 (FTEs and PTEs) in the Kirksville area, which is the headquarters for the company.

Northeast Missouri Health Council
1416 Crown Dr.
Kirksville, MO
www.nmhcinc.org

The Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation and federally qualified health center that provides healthcare to anyone. They strive to meet the primary and preventive health care needs of the residents of Adair, Knox, Scotland Schuyler, Putnam, Lewis, Mercer, Clark and Sullivan counties in Missouri.

The Council has several facilities meeting the needs of children, women, veterans and families. Their facilities include:
· Northeast Family Health
· OB/GYN Specialty Group
· Northeast Missouri Pediatrics
· Northeast Missouri Dental Clinic
· Behavioral Health Science
· Kirksville Veterans Clinic

They are able to offer a variety of services through the multiple clinics and physicians due to using the latest technology of Electronic Medical Records. Currently they have physician teams practicing in:
· Family Practice—8 physicians
· Dentistry—7 physicians
· OB/GYN—4 physicians
· Pediatrics—3 physicians
· Social Work—2 people
· Gerontology—1 person

Services from the Council include wellness, prescription assistance and chronic disease care. Patients have a sliding fee scale. The entire staff of the Northeast Missouri Health Council is 104 (FTEs).

A.T. Still University
800 W. Jefferson
Kirksville, MO
www.atsu.edu

A.T. Still University was founded in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD and is the founding school of osteopathic medicine in the world. Osteopathic physicians are devoted to a holistic philosophy of medicine and are educated, tested and licensed almost identically to those earning M.D.s, however they take an additional 200 hours in osteopathic manipulative medicine. ATSU is one university with six schools on two campuses with a total enrollment of over 3,200 students:
· Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
· School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
· Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
· School of Health Management (SHM)
· Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
· Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH)

The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine boasts a 97% graduation rate. And the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health will have its first class in the Fall 2013 with 40 dental students. MOSDOH will only be the second dental school in the state of Missouri and will use a hybrid curriculum similar to the Arizona school.

The architectural drawings for the Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.