The display, located on the first floor of the Pettis County Courthouse, features paper hearts with personalized messages from donors. Ackerman said people often use the hearts to remember a lost loved one or dedicate them in honor of friends or family members. Although the Helping Hearts campaign runs through the month of February, Ackerman will accept donations any time of the year. To donate, visit Ackerman’s office or mail
contributions in care of the Public Administrator’s office to Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio Ave., Suite 104.