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Townsquare Talk for July 8, 2017 [Listen]

Townsquare Talk is the new public affairs show airing Saturday mornings on News/Talk 1050 KSIS, KIX 105.7 and 92.3 BOB-FM. In this debut edition of the show, we visit with NFL Tim Barnes, who is bringing his annual football camp to Smith-Cotton High School this weekend. We also get information from Staci Harrison with Sedalia-Pettis County United Way about this year’s Day of Caring, and we talk with Jorge Guevara about AFC Urgent Care, a new clinic that recently opened in Sedalia. 

Tim Barnes is a center for the San Francisco 49ers. He previously played with the St. Louis Rams and Missouri Tigers. His football camp is an annual activity that is being held for the second year at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. “We’re really just trying to encourage kids to come out,” said Barnes. “It’s labeled a football camp, obviously we do football drills and that kind of stuff, but it’s also to encourage kids to get out, do something, play, get out of the house and have some fun interaction with other kids.” The camp kicked off on Friday for kids in grades K-6, and the camp on Saturday for grades 7-12 will be 9 a.m. to 11:30. Walk up registration is allowed. The cost is $35. Participants will get a t-shirt.

The Sedalia-Pettis County United Way will sponsor the third annual Day of Caring in late October, but the deadline for teams of volunteers to register, and for project applications, is Monday, July 10. “The Day of Caring is a day where neighbors are helping neighbors with one-day projects. Traditionally we have supported veterans, the elderly, the disabled and very low income families with one-day projects that they can’t do physically or financially on their own,” said Staci Harrison with Sedalia-Pettis County United Way. Last year, 24 projects were completed during the Day of Caring in 2016, and the goal is to do about 30 for the upcoming Day of Caring. Team and project applications can be downloaded online from the Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.

A new urgent care clinic opened on June 26 in Sedalia. “We are a primary care facility that accepts urgent care, people who need care right now,” said Jorge Guevara, owner of AFC Urgent Care Primary Care. “We like to consider ourselves a health care facility on demand. We are here for when you need us and we can provide the right care, right now.” The new clinic at 115 W. Broadway employs four physicians, medical assistants, radiology technician and a medical receptionist. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sedalia, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

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