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      The Moose Lodge helps the underprivileged this holiday season

      The Adopt a Child Benefit kicked off with an auction at the Loyal Order Moose Saturday evening in Kirksville. The Kirksville Fire Department and Moose Lodge teamed up to collect items for underprivileged children in the community. Among things donated were clothing, toys and food. There was also a door prize sponsored by John Deere. All proceeds go to adoptive parents for the support of their children.

      â??John Deere donates the door prize every year and they said as long as we want to do it and they have a door prize to donate, they want to be in on the thing. Weâ??ll raise quite a bit of money from the door prize,â?? says volunteer Dick Hughes.

      All items collected tonight will be given to the Kirksville Fire Department for distribution.