Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
Winter 2017
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Thank You!

We would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who donated, sponsored, participated in, volunteered, or helped in any way at our recent Zombie Run and/or Women's Expo!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of our 2016 Zombie Run!
  • Wright Memorial Hospital
  • Hy-Vee of Trenton
  • Barnes Baker Automotive
  • The Auto Shawp
  • Main Stop of Trenton
  • Quenten Coon Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Shopko
  • Washington Street
  • Cale Gondringer Agency, LLC (Shelter Insurance)
  • Grundy County Lumber
  • PDQ Cleaning Services
  • Trenton Coca-Cola
  • Road ID
  • el Nopal of Trenton
  • Royal Inn Pizza
  • Dino's Diner
  • Pizza Hut of Trenton

We would like to thank the following sponsors of our 2016 Women's Expo!
  • Trenton Chamber of Commerce
  • Wahoo Concrete
  • J&R Properties
  • Batson Excavation & Fencing
  • Green Hills Chiropractic & Acupuncture
  • Chumbley's
  • Farmers Soapery
  • Andereck, Evans, Widger, Johnson & Lewis, LLC
  • Cara McClellan Agency, LLC
  • Chula Farmers Coop
  • DJK Construction LLC
  • Missouri Family Health Council
  • Cenex/Co-op

We would like to thank the following vendors for their support of our 2016 Women's Expo!
  • Tupperware, Brianne Brown
  • Fosters for the Family, Cheri Foster
  • Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging
  • Just Jewelry, Courtney Perkins
  • Thirty-One, Christinia Coffey Spainhour-George
  • Initials, Inc, Kayla Wehar
  • Scentsy, Mona Emrich
  • Perfectly Posh, Audrey McFadden
  • Norwex, Kathleen Kimmel 
  • Damsel in Defense, Glenda Stephens
  • Magnabilities, Mary Houston
  • Pure Romance, Ginger McGuire
  • Regional Arthritis Center
  • Bailey's Studio
  • Farmers Insurance, Sariah Martinko
  • Mary Kay, Shawna Wheeler
  • Usborne Books & More, Danielle Ness
  • Plexus, Elizabeth Anderson
  • Clever Container, Janet O'Neal
  • Senegence, Kaila Combs
  • Young Living Essential Oils, Josh Dudley
  • Paparazzi Jewelry, Katie Lysaught
  • Tastefully Simple, Katie VanderLey 
  • Lularoe, Suzanne Aitchison
  • Pink Zebra, Candy Sisson
  • Vintage Gypsy, Gloria Coffman
  • Plunder Design, Mariah King
  • Jordan Essentials, Theresa Bettels
  • Rodan & Fields, Susan Lange
  • Magnolia & Vine, Joyce Clover
  • Mary and Martha, Tessa Grozinger
  • Pocket Designs, Betsy Friesz
  • Juice Plus+, Susan Maddox
  • Watkins, Marilyn Howard
  • Stanley Home Products, Marilyn Howard
  • Pampered Chef, LaQuita Liebig
  • Mosaic Lifecare
  • Waterfalls Unlimited, Brian Falls
  • Stephanie's Creative Books, Stephanie Eckert
  • Willa, Lori Jacobsen
  • Stella & Dot, Amanda Reger
  • Mary Garcia
  • DoTerra, Jenna Johnson
  • MJ Casady Copper works, Monica Casady
  • Rural, Belinda Clear
  • Shaklee, Heather McGregor
  • It Works!, Sarah Wyatt
  • Relaxation Therapy, Alisha Jincks
  • Crafty Quilter, Deborah Crego

Zombie Run Winners!

Survivors (Runners)
1st - Roberto Garcia (Trenton, MO)
2nd - Kristy Weldon (Trenton, MO)
3rd - Ava Frazier (Trenton, MO)

Infectors (Zombies)
1st - Tessa Schlatter (Trenton, MO)
2nd - Tai Smith (Trenton, MO)
3rd - Chloe Schlatter (Trenton, MO)

Best Costumes
Best Adult Costume - Geoff Christy (Moberly, MO)

Best Youth Costume - Tessa Schlatter (Trenton, MO)
A Second Chance for Success
CAPNCM Offender Empowerment Program helps build foundations for future
For Gene Schelker, the best thing about the Offender Empowerment Program (OEP) is that it exists. As the program case manager for the Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri's (CAPNCM) program. Schelker has seen the great need for offenders to be offered a second chance.

"I don't know how many calls I've received from across the state for other parole and probation officers inquiring if there are programs such as ours in their service area.”

The Offender Empowerment Program’s mission is to assist participants in building a strong foundation as they re-enter their community. CAPNCM helps with obtaining necessary documentation such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, minor medical assistance, minor car or home repairs, rental assistance and utility deposits to get into appropriate housing.

The program is heading into its third year of service. In the beginning, Schelker found that one of the greatest needs was to establish relationships with the probation and parole officers, other service providers such as mental health counselors, “felon friendly” employers, and landlords who would rent to offenders in their service area.

We have learned that we need to pay attention to the need expressed by our clients and be flexible…we keep broadening our scope of what we can assist with.”

When the program started, it was open to all felons regardless of their probation status. CAPNCM then adjusted the program to serve to offenders who were still under supervision, usually recently released from the Department of Corrections, because they found that those populations had the most hurdles standing in their way.

The program’s success includes reducing the recidivism rate with the clients. In 2016, of the program’s 64 clients, only 8 returned to the Department of Corrections, making its success average 81.2 percent. But success is more than just numbers.

Successes for me have been when I see someone able to navigate all the hurdles and obstacles and begin to meet their own needs and become a contributing member to society instead of a statistic. When someone is able to work through all the challenges they face and get off paper, it is fantastic…Having the ability to work with folks that haven’t always made the best choices, and see them turn their lives around is priceless.”

To support the Offender Empowerment Program, Schelker asks community members to get the word out about the program, provide employment and housing opportunities, and provide additional funding. To learn more, visit capncm.org

*This story originally appeared in the MOCAN newsletter.
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Long- time friends of the Housing Development Department say goodbye to move closer to family.  From left to right:  Aaron Franklin, Executive Director, Dale and Helen Neifert, Steven Berry and Ryan Miller, Rental Coordinators.


CAPNCM offers services to individuals to become self-sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources needed to build strong families & communities.


CAPNCM envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to necessary resources and are treated with dignity.

Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 844-503-1872
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director

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