The 6th Annual Back to School Bonanza will be on Tuesday, July 29th from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the North Gym of the Grand River YMCA.  The event is designed to combat obesity by empowering parents and kids to learn to make healthy lifestyle choices in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and overall wellness. All Livingston County students entering grades K-5 who register for the event will receive a backpack with free school supplies donated by local business and organizations after visiting all of the booths.  Families must register for the event online (, or submit a paper application, in order to receive the free backpack and school supplies. Application (PDF)

Donations of school supplies or monetary donations to purchase supplies are still being accepted.  Anyone interested in donating may call Jessica Trussell at 646-0811 for more information.

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Private Pesticide Applicators Training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Livingston County University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 1/2 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you must  bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years. To schedule a time to view the video contact the office at 660-646-0811 or