PO Box 1095 Kirksville, MO 63501 Phone: 660-665-1111 Fax: 660-665-1409 HR Fax: 660-665-3417

Previous News & Events

Thanksgiving Community Dinner 11/17/22

Thanksgiving Community Dinner Flyer

Larry Burton Retirement Celebration 10/26/22  

Larry Burton Retirement Celebration Flyer

CVA & CHS Townhall Meetings October 14

Fall Craft Show October 14

Fall 2022 Craft show flyer

DSP Week September 11 – 17 

  • Movie Monday – An outdoor movie day with a projector, bottomless popcorn, and door prizes (movie tickets, etc.)
  • Tie-Dye Tuesday – DSP Week shirts will be white so that they can be dyed! Folks are welcome to bring their own items to dye as well.
  • (Wacky?) Wingsday – BBQ and a day of outdoor games and activities
  • Thrifty Thursday – CARRE Bucks store!
  • Fish Fryday – A fish fry and under-the-sea themed car wash

SB40 DSP Award Banquet Friday September 16

DSP award Banquet invite


Community Thanksgiving Dinner Where: Hamilton St Baptist Church 802 W. Hamilton St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 11am-1pm

Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and fellowship.


CVA’s First Annual Community Showcase Dinner

Where: Catholic Newman Center 709 S Davis St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 5pm-8pm

You are invited to attend CVA’s first annual Community Showcase Dinner! The event will be held at the Newman Center, 709 South Davis, on Friday evening, November 8. The meal will be catered by Colton’s Steakhouse. Tickets are $25 each, and may be purchased by: • Calling Rick Steele, 660-341-1067 or Josh Murphy, 660-665-1111, ext. 230 • Stopping by the CVA Business Office, 1708 E. LaHarpe • Sending an email request to cva@charitonvalley.org Chariton Valley Association has been supporting individuals with developmental disabilities since 1982 and now serves over 100 individuals in Kirksville and the surrounding areas. It is our mission to “empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through high quality and diverse support services,” and we would appreciate the opportunity to showcase to you the different services we offer. Additionally, our friend Jamie Graham will be having a book signing for his new book, Jive Goes for a Walk, at the event. **Please note: This event will be taking the place of our Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction formerly held in the spring.**


Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours with CVA and Craig & Gina Shorten of the DuKum Inn

Where: DuKum Inn 111 S Elson ST Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 5pm-7pm


CVA Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraising event

Where: Catholic Newman Center 709 S Davis St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at our Administration office or by contacting Rick Steele at 660-341-1067 Be sure to mark it on your facebook calendar

Read the KTVO news article


Winter Wonderland Ball

Where: The Crossing 810 E Shepherd Ave

Time: 5:30pm-9pm


Fall/Winter Concert  Program: Rich McKinney (Piano Stylist/Arranger), & Elaine Boda (Cellist)

Where: First Christian Church 100 N High St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 7pm-?


Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Where: Cornerstone Church 1702 N Elson St Kirksville, MO 63501 Time: 6pm-?

SB40 Awards Banquet Flyer

07-06-2018 CVA Sponsored Concert on the Square July 6, 2018

Where: Downtown Kirksville Courthouse Square 106 W Washington St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 7:00 pm to 08:30 pm


CVA Annual State Of The Organization Address

Where: Kirksville Regional Office Multipurpose room 1702 E LaHarpe Kirksville, MO 63501

Times: (Morning Session) 8:15 am, (Afternoon Session) 3:15 pm

We look forward to discussing the new and exciting things that are taking place at CVA and the following topics:

  • Mission and Vision
  • 2018-2019 Budget Plan
  • Program Growth

Missed the State of the Organization? Watch below:


Kirksville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours co-sponsored by CVA and Craig and Gina Shorten May 17, 2018 Where: Dukum Inn 111 S Elson Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Greenwood school 5k benefit – Sponsored by CVA  For more information about the proposed Autism Center, visit https://mff3526.wixsite.com/greenwoodcenter1 Greenwood school 5k benefit flyer

Greenwood 5k Registration form


Tiered Supports Conference

CVA was recognized by the Missouri Department of Mental Health for building successful systems and utilizing universal strategies, preventing crisis, and improving quality of life for all individuals and staff. Professional managers Shawna Small and Mike Hartman also gave a presentation on Reinforcement Systems for staff and individuals. More information about Tiered Supports can be found on the Missouri Department of Mental Health’s Website. Congrats everyone for your hard work! Tiered Support 2018 AwardTiered Support Conference 2018 group photo Tiered Support Conference 2018 Mike & Shawna tiered support conference 04-06-18

CVA Dinner and Silent Auction April 6, 2018

Where: Catholic Newman Center 709 S Davis St Kirksville, MO 63501

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the CVA administration building front office or by contacting Rick Steele at 660-341-1067


Missouri ABLE Program meeting

Where: Kirksville Economic Alliance Building 315 South Franklin St, Kirksville MO 63501

Time: Wednesday, March 28, at 2:00 pm Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt will be joined by Terry Combs, CEO of the Chariton Valley Association, in Kirksville to speak about Missouri ABLE and answer questions about the program. The Missouri ABLE program offers tax-free savings accounts for Missourians with disabilities. The account allows individuals with disabilities the ability to save and invest up to $14,000 per year without losing federal government benefits such as Medicaid or SSI. MO ABLE Information Sheet  MO ABLE Invitation


The Second Annual Winter Wonderland Ball will be held on Friday February 16, 2018. Formal dress is recommended for the evening. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Chariton Valley Association Administration Office front window. Location: 2405 East Illinois Street Kirksville, MO 63501


Chariton Valley will be attending the Kirksville Hiring Event Health & Human Services Thursday January 25, 2018. We encourage applicants to have a completed application and/or resume ready, dressed, and ready for an interview on the spot. We hope to see everyone there!

Picture of the Kirksville Hiring Event Flyer


Come join us December 18, 2017 for All The Songs We Love To Hear At Christmas benefit concert for CVA by Piano Stylist Rich McKinney. Please view the Benefit concert program for a complete list of pieces to be performed. We hope to see you there! Location: First Christian Church 100 N High Street Kirksville, MO 63501 Time: 7:00 P.M.


12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held this year at the Hamilton Street Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a Thanksgiving meal & good fellowship. Meal Items Include: Turkey & Ham Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Dressing & Noodles Green Beans & Rolls Pumpkin Pie & Assortment of desserts Special thanks to Chariton Valley Association, SB40, Colton’s, Hope’s Kitchen, Hy-Vee

Community Thanksgiving gives thanks and gives back


12th Annual Colton’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser. Help support the Community Thanksgiving Dinner by dining at Colton’s Steakhouse on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Location: Colton’s Steak House 1116 County Club Drive Kirksville, MO 63501 Time: 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.


Photo of CEO Terry Combs   

CVA CEO Terry Combs will be speaking on KMEM Radio 100.5 this morning at 8:30am. You can also listen online at http://www.kmemfm.com/


On the Road with Mitzi! Photo of Mitzi Smoot

While visiting Tan-Tar-A Resort, Mitzi took this beautiful, panoramic photograph of the Lake. Mitzi S Thousand Hills photo Mitzi’s photo was submitted to MMHF’s 2017 Director’s Creativity Showcase and has been selected for the Traveling Showcase. Mitzi’s photo along with other selected artwork will be available for public viewing in a number of locations across Missouri. The artwork  and information about this event may be viewed at www.missourimhf.org/?page_id=3351 Congratulations Mitzi!!


Chariton Valley Celebrates its 35th Anniversary. http://ktvo.com/news/local/organization-celebrating-35-years-of-service-to-community

Rep. Redmon, CEO Terry Combs, & Rep. Walker with house resolution in honor of CVA's 35 Anniversary

Rep. Redmon, CEO Terry Combs, & Rep. Walker with house resolution in honor of CVA’s 35 Anniversary.

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