Cooling centers established

With an excessive heat warning in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday, shelter is being offered to those who need to get out of the heat. If you do not have access to air conditioning, you are encouraged to take advantage of cooling center sites. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is listing cooling center sites throughout Missouri. Local cooling center sites:

Fjeld Arms Senior Center 2016 Florence Place Kirksville (660) 665-0590LaPlata Nursing Home 100 Old Stagecoach Rd. LaPlata (660) 332-4315Putnam County Senior Center 116 S. 17th St. Unionville (660) 947-3643Village 76 Senior Center 100 Valley Forge Dr. Kirksville (660) 665-9163

Find another location in Missouri In Ottumwa, people may cool off at the Salvation Army, 505 W. Main St. It is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.For other locations in southeast Iowa contact Seneca Area Agency on Aging at (641) 682-2270 or (800) 642-6522.