The Christmas Store is in need of contributions. The program is in its 39th year and has provided local needy families with a special holiday meal. Last year it served 411 families (1,112 individuals) and expects more this year. For information on what you, your business or group can donate to the program, contact Mary Ann Simmons at 660-422-1999 or Pat Martinez at 660-864-7400. Cash donations, in the form of checks, should be written to “Christmas Store, 2012,” and can be mailed to Christmas Store c/o Joy Stevenson: 91 Grandview Drive; Warrensburg, MO 64093.