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      United Way hosts golf tournament

      Passing showers didn't stop local golfers from enjoying a game for a good cause Friday afternoon.

      Golfers competed in a two-person scramble tournament at the Kirksville Country Club to help benefit The United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri.A scramble is when teams consist of two players. After each shot, the best of the two shots is selected and both players play from that spot, until the ball is holed. One team score is recorded.Funds raised from the tournament will help a number of community organizations. Some of those organizations include the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, 4-H Council and the YMCA.Organizers of the event say they are thankful for the outpouring of support from members of the Kirksville community.

      "It's a wonderful support to know that we have backing from the community. That's important for everything the United Way does. You know, our goal is to improve the quality of life for everybody in the community," said John Dungan of the United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri.

      The winners of the tournament won a vacation for two.