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MU Systems President To Visit  9/19  12pm
The President of the University of Missouri Systems will be in Chillicothe next week for a presentation at the Middle School.  President Tim Wolfe will make the visit to Chillicothe as part of his Show Me Value Tour, where is explaining the value of higher education to all Missourians. 
     The visit will begin with a breakfast with community leaders at the Chillicothe Country Club, followed by a tour of a local business. 
     At 10:00 am Wolfe will be at the Chillicothe Middle School for a presentation where he will
discuss both the personal and societal benefits of obtaining a college degree.

Fire Hose Testing  9/19  12pm
     The Chillicothe Fire Department is rolling out and testing all of their hoses.  Assistant Fire Chief Eric Reeter says this is a project that is done each year.
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     Reeter says the primary purpose for the testing is Safety.
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     He says if a hose fails the test or is found to be defective that hose is retired.  Testing of the Chillicothe Fire Department hoses takes about one full day, spread across the three shifts.

Duck Unlimited Banquet  9/19  12pm
     The Grand River Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Fall Banquet is October 4th at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge.  The local chapter raises money to support the wetlands and waterfowl.  Chapter member Eric Reeter says the banquet will begin at 5:30 and there are plenty of activities for the kids.
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      Reeter says the evening will include games and auctions.
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     Tickets are $45, including a single membership, $50 for a couple.  If your membership is already paid, it is just $10 per person.  Greenwing or Kids tickets are just $10.  Tickets are available by calling 646-8147 or contacting any DU member.

R-II Facilities Forum  9/19  6am
     About 50 people attended the first of four public forums to discuss the future of the Chillicothe R-II School District facilities.  Hollis and Miller Architects lead the session that began with explaining the 18 month process that will include three more public forums.  The School Board wants the community involved in the process of developing the districts long range facilities plan.  The process will include evaluation of the current buildings and sites, determining the triggers for construction or renovation of facilities and having a vision for how the school district will serve the students, staff and community.
     The meeting on Thursday was just part of the process of gathering information.  Hollis and Miller are also using surveys of various groups, including staff, administration and the public.  The public survey is expected to be available on the Chillicothe R-II School District Website by Friday afternoon.

County Commission Meetings  9/19  6am
     The Livingston County Commissioners will meet in regular session and attend another meeting in Chillicothe next week.  The Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. 
     Tuesday at Noon, they will attend the Livingston County Emergency Planning Commission Meeting at the Livingston County Health Center.
     Those meetings are open to the public.

Board of Public Works  9/19  6am
     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday in regular session.  The meeting begins at Noon at the CMU Office.  The agenda include reports from the department heads and general manager.  An executive session is planned if it is needed.

Fireball Run Coming To Chillicothe  9/19  6am
     It's a road Rally, Trivia Contest, Challenges and Awareness.  Fireball Run will make a stop in Chillicothe October 4th as part of this Adventure Rally.  Amy Supple from the Greater Chillicothe Visitor's Region says Chillicothe is happy to be a part of this great event.
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     Supple says the drivers will begin arriving in Chillicothe October 4th at about 10:30 am for a lunch stop in downtown Chillicothe.
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     One of the main missions of Fireball Run is to bring awareness to missing children.  One of the teams is from Belton Missouri and they will be helping to raise awareness for Kara Kopetsky, a now 24 year old that has been missing since 2007. 
     If you would like to find out more about Fireball Run, check out their website,

Kids Day Parade  9/19  6am
     Chillicothe's Annual Kiwanis Kids Day Parade is Saturday morning.  Kiwanis President Deanna Savage says children from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade are invited to take part.
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     The parade will line up on Webster, on the North Side of the Courthouse.  Because of work at the Courthouse, the registration will be at Silvermoon Plaza this year.  Registration will begin Saturday at 9:30 am.
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     Prizes will be awarded following the Parade and Ice Cream will be available for all those that participate. 
     The Kiwanis Kids Day Parade is Saturday at 9:30 at Silver Moon Plaza.

I Will Donate A Good Winter Coat  9/18  12pm
     As temperatures are dropping, it is time to think about a winter coat.  The Livingston County RSVP is working with several organizations in Chillicothe to provide coats through the "I Will Donate A Good Winter Coat" campaign.  RSVP Director Patty Mefford says they are taking donations now.
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     Mefford says they will accept donations of coats for children and adults.
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     Coats can be dropped off at the RSVP Office at 440 Locust, just south of the Livingston County Library.  Call 646-0010 if you have any questions about the "I Will Donate A Good Winter Coat" campaign.

Chula Street Fair  9/18  12pm
     The Chula Street fair is this Saturday.  The annual event includes breakfast at the community Center at 7:00 am, a baby show, Parade, mud volleyball, mini mud boggers, tournaments, street games, a pedal pull and a pork supper and much more.  The evening wraps up with the band Gold Rush from 8:00 to 11:00.  For more information, contact Pat Smith at 639-2175 or Letha Graves at 247-2490.

Rotary Golf Event  9/18  12pm
     The Chillicothe Rotary Club is participating in a District Rotary Golf event this weekend.  Pars for Polio is a golf challenge that includes three local teams of mainly Rotary members that local Club President Robin Westphal says are accepting pledges to help eradicate Polio.
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     Westphal says the great thing about the pledges received is the matching component.
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     To pledge any of the teams, you can contact Robin Westphal at 707-0055 or checks can also be made out to the Rotary Foundation and dropped off at the Livingston County Library.

Chillicothe Police Report  9/18  6am
     Stealing, Burglary and a couple Domestic Disturbances are in the Chillicothe Police Department report. 
     Chillicothe Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance Monday in the 1200 block of Walnut Street.  The report states the incident involved weapons.  As a result, officers arrested Brandon and Crystal Easley for alleged domestic assault and armed criminal action.  Both have been arraigned and bond has been set at $25,000, with an order to have no contact with the other party.  They remain in custody at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Saturday, officers took a report of stealing that occurred earlier in the month in the 800 block of Jansen.
     Tuesday, burglary was investigated in the 100 block of Conn Street.  That investigation continues. 
     There was also a domestic disturbance Wednesday in the 800 block of Jefferson Street.  That incident was verbal and no arrests were made.

Troopers Arrest Braymer Man  9/18  6am
     A Braymer man was arrested Wednesday in Livingston County.  Sixty-four year old Ronald D Herring was arrested at about 11:00 am on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged failure to appear on an original charge of failing to display plates on a vehicle or trailer.  He was also arrested for alleged failure to display plates on a trailer..  He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

Golf Course Improvements  9/18  6am
     The Green Hills Golf Course is planning a couple improvements that will help with the playability of the course.  Course Superintendent Craig Sager spoke at the Mayors Coffee Wednesday and says one of the areas of improvement is the No-Mow areas.
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     Sager says they have about 20 acres of the tall grass and are seeking some grant funding to make the change over a several year period.  That will allow the course to still look presentable while the changes are taking place.
     Sager says they are also looking are replacing the tee markers.  He says some are incorrect and some do not exist.  In addition, they are looking at Junior Tees to attract younger players.

R-II Facilities Forum Tonight  9/18  6am
    The Chillicothe R-II School District Facilities will be the topic of a public forum this evening.  Hollis and Miller Architects will lead the forum to determine the direction of the School District Long Range Facilities Plan.  This will be the first of several forums.  It will begin at 6:30 at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center.

R-II Special Session Set  9/18  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board set the date for a special meeting to approve a lease purchase agreement.  Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the meeting will be held October 7th at the district office.
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     The work at Dewey School was completed over the summer. 
     The Special Meeting of the Chillicothe R-II School Board will be October 7th at Noon and it is open to the public.

Sam Graves Mobile Office  9/18  6am
     The Sam Graves Mobile Office will be held at several locations around the KCHI Listening area. 
     A member of US Congressman Sam Graves' staff is holding Mobile Office stops to give constituents the opportunity to speak with a staff member.  Congressman Graves says the Mobile Office stops provide regular contact for communities and individuals who have a question or problem with federal government agencies.

     On the schedule beginning late next week are:
Friday, September 26th
At Milan City Hall, beginning at 9:00 am
And at Unionville City Hall starting at 11:00 am

Monday, September 29th
At Brookfield City Hall at 8:00 am
Chariton County Courthouse in Keytesville at 11:00 am
And Carrollton City Hall at 1:30 pm


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Funeral Notices

Helen "Lavon" Kissick
     A Chillicothe resident, 94 year old Helen "Lavon" Kissick died September 17th in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with burial at Avalon Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from Noon to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. There is no family visitation. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.

Carl Fisher
     A Carrollton resident, 93 year old Carl Fisher, died September 16th in Carrollton. Services are Saturday at 10:30 am at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton, with burial at Fairhaven Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church.

Opal Grace Mantzey
     A former Dawn resident, 101 year old Opal Grace Mantzey died July 18th in Chillicothe. The body was cremated. A Memorial Service is Saturday at 11:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with private burial at Collar Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Collar Cemetery or Welsh Cemetery.

Jeffrey Scott
     A Chula resident, 52 year old Jeffrey Scott died September 14th in Chula. Services are Saturday at 1:30 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, with burial at Half Rock Cemetery near Spickard. Family visitation is Friday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Hospice or Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Betty Austin
     A Carrollton resident, 88 year old Betty Austin died September 16th in Carrollton. Graveside services are Saturday at 3:00 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton. Family visitation is Saturday from 2:00 to 2:45 at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association or HELP Services Cancer Fund.

David Watson
     A former Gallatin resident, 81 year old David Watson, died September 17th in Braymer. Services are Sunday at 1:00 pm at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin, with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Gallatin. Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home, there is no family visitaiton. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Roberta Dolan
     A Trenton resident, 87 year-old Roberta Dolan died September 10th in Kansas City. A Celebration of Life service will be Monday at 10:00 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Trenton. The body was cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials may be made to the church.

Ali Kennedy
     A Brookfield resident, 68 year-old Ali Kennedy died September 16th in Columbia. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 am at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, with burial at Bear Branch Cemetery near Purdin. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at the funeral home, with family visitation from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Memorials for Ali Kennedy may be made to the Bear Branch Church, the cemetery, or to the Pershing Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.