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Area Contact Information

702 S Woodbine Rd, St Joseph, MO 64507
Phone: 816-233-6232 / Fax: 816-233-0130

Area Staff:
Melody Prawitz, Development Director

Counties served:
Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clark, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Ray, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, Sullivan and Worth

North Area events

2021 Polar Plunge logo with a Jurassic Park theme

St. Joseph Polar Plunge

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

St Joseph Polar Plunge February 27, 2021 Lake Contrary 5220 SW Lakefront Ln St Joseph, MO 64504 Registration starts at 11:00am Plunge starts at 1:00pm Organizer is Melody Prawitz (816)…

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Kirksville Polar Plunge

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
20431 MO-157
Kirksville, MO

Kirksville Polar Plunge Saturday, March 6, 2021 Thousand Hills State Park Beach Area 20431 MO-157, Kirksville, MO 63501 Registration starts at 11:00 Plunging starts at 1:00pm Organizer is Melody Prawitz…

Three athletes break off the starting line during a track and field race

Kirksville Area Track Competition

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
1300 S Cottage Grove Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501 United States

Entries are due to Alyssa by Friday, April 9th.   Questions? Please email Alyssa Cress at

North Area blog posts

Athlete poses with award and smiles at camera

Jared Niemeyer named SOMO Athlete of the Year, other athletes honored

All of the athletes below were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Special Olympics Missouri from their respective areas at the SOMO Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 19 in Columbia. Each year,…

Athlete smiles at camera with a red microphone in front of them

Athlete-Leader guest post: My experience at the United Nations

This blog post was written by athlete-leader and SOMO board of directors member Jared Niemeyer. In June, Niemeyer attended the United Nations 12th Conference of State Parties to the Convention for…

Second Harvest community Food Bank

SOMO participants play part in northwest Missouri flood recovery

During the month of March, mid-western towns along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers battled unseasonably heavy rainfall and rising river levels. One area hit particularly hard by the flooding was…

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