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Chillicothe Board of Public Works Special Session  9/26 12pm
     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet in special session this evening. The meeting begins at 6:00 pm at the CMU Office. The agenda includes:
     Employee Health Insurance
     A Salary Study
     A Long Range Planning Discussion

Livingston Co. Commission Meetings  9/26 12pm
     The Livingston County commissioners meet in regular session both Tuesday and Thursday. The meetings begin at 9:30 am in the commission room.
     Tuesdays agenda includes, at 11:00 am, Tracy Bradley from the Chillicothe Fire Department at the courthouse to provide AED training and demonstration. At Noon, the commissioners will meet with a representative from Cintas about courthouse services.
     Both commission meetings include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.

Tria Sorosis Chili Supper  9/26 12pm
     The annual Tria Sorosis chili supper is Friday, before the Chillicothe Hornet Homecoming game. Chili and dessert will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 pm in the Chillicothe High School Commons. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Tria member for $5 or at the door for $6.
     Proceeds from the chili supper go to the Student Benefit Fund., which provides a wide variety of support for area students. This includes financial assistance for things such as winter coats and mittens, basic clothing needs, author visits to the schools, individual field trip expenses, cultural activities, and a multitude of other requests as they arise.
     To purchase your tickets, call Mary Lou Wilhoit at 646-5794 or Janet Barnhart at 646-6537.

CMU Hydrant Flushing This Week  9/26 12pm
     Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Water Department is testing and flushing fire hydrants this week. Randy Hamilton from the CMU Water Department explains why they do the flushing and testing.
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     Hamilton says if you find you have cloudy or colored water, you should turn on your faucets and flush your system. If the problem persists or you have any questions call the Water Treatment Plant at 646-0562.

Brookfield City Council Meeting Tuesday  9/26 12pm
     The Brookfield City Council will meet Tuesday to handle budget and water and sewer rates. The meeting begins Tuesday at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Ordinances on the agenda include:
For the 2016/17 budget, Setting the City's Sewer and Water Rates, an accounting agreement and bank bids.
     The Council will consider a proclamation for National Manufacturing Day.
     They will also have a closed session.

Chillicothe City Council Workshop Includes County  9/26 6am
     A Workshop session for the Chillicothe City Council will include a discussion on County finances. The workshop session is tonight at 5:30, prior to the city council meeting. The workshop session will begin with the Livingston County Commissioners on hand to discuss the County's financial needs.
     The workshop will also include the city's audit presentation.

Chillicothe City Council Meet Monday Night  9/26 6am
     The Chillicothe City Council will meet in regular session this evening. The agenda includes a barbeque contest, board appointments and changes to a Sidewalk grant. The Chillicothe City Council meeting begins at 6:30 pm at City Hall. The meeting starts with salaries and invoices. City Administrator Ike Holland will lead a discussion on the proposed 911 system contract.
     An ordinance will be presented for the bid received by CMU for the Turbine Technology controls.
     Carl McBee will request permission for a sanction barbeque contest at Simpson Park
     Mayor Chuck Haney will present his recommendations for appointments to the Hospital Board. He will also present a declaration as the First Week of October as Public Power Week.
     Holland will also lead a discussion on changing the funding on the Sidewalk Grant.
     An executive Session is planned following the regular meeting.

Police Report Includes Two Arrests and Two Accidents  9/26 6am
     Chillicothe Police report two arrests and a couple of accidents over the weekend.
     Officers arrested Kevin Zorn Saturday morning on a probation violation warrant. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Sunday, a traffic stop in the 300 block of South Washington street led to the arrest of Justin Andrew Almond for alleged DWI, resisting arrest, failure to drive in a single lane and speeding. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     Theft of a bicycle was investigated in the 100 block of East Jackson Street. The bike had been stolen sometime Friday night.
     Officers took a report of rented or leased property that was not returned to the business in the 600 block of Locust Street. A report was sent to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges.
     No injuries were reported in an accident Friday at US 65 and Business 36. The accident happened as a driver slowed near the intersection and was run into from behind by a vehicle driven by Trent Bailey.
     Saturday an accident happened at US 65 and US 36, when a southbound driver, Clarence Korfe changed lanes and hit another southbound vehicle resulting in extensive damage.

Chillicothe Teen Injured In Rollover Accident  9/26 6am
     A Chillicothe teen had minor injuries in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning, west of Chillicothe. Sixteen year old Paul W Chapman was taken to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries following the accident about 10:30 am Saturday. According to the report, Chapman was westbound on Business 36 and turned north onto LIV 235, when he skidded off the road, the vehicle went into the ditch and overturned, ending up on its top. Chapman was wearing a safety belt.

Troopers Arrest Two Locally  9/26 6am
     State Troopers report two arrests in the local counties Sunday.
     At about 2:45 am in Caldwell County, 27 year old Christine Blakely of Hamilton was arrested following a traffic stop. The arrest was for alleged DWI and failing to stop at a stop sign. She was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.
     At about 9:50 pm, 24 year old Marquan Norwood of Ankeny, Iowa was arrested for alleged speeding, driving while suspended and failure to properly restrain a child under the age of 8. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.

Trenton Council Meets Monday Night  9/26 6am
     Tonight's meeting of the Trenton City Council includes one ordinance and board appointments. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm at City Hall.
     The ordinance will be presented for the repairs to the runway at the Trenton Airport.
     The council will discuss three appointments for the Trenton Park Board. There will be discussions on the care and upkeep of the right of ways and designation of an authorized company representative on certifications of participation.
     The final item on the agenda prior to the executive session is liability training.

Two Flown To Hospitals After Seperate Accidents  9/24 6am
     Two Chillicothe residents were injured in separate accidents.
     Early this (Saturday) morning, 54 year old Paul Weese had serious injuries in an ATV Accident on the Grand River Levee near LIV 259, southeast of Chillicothe. The report states the accident happened about 1:30 am when Weese was westbound and traveled into a wooded area and was ejected. He was flown to Liberty hospital for treatment. The was not wearing a helmet.
     Friday at about 11:30 am in Carroll County, 19 year old Amanda Osbon of Chillicothe had moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident on Carroll County Road 130. The Highway Patrol reports Osbon was westbound, went off the road and struck a tree and overturned, coming to rest on its top. She was not wearing a safety belt and was flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

Chillicothe Hornet Homecoming Week Activities  9/24 6am
     After spoiling Lafayette's homecoming on Friday, The Chillicothe Hornet's are ready to celebrate their homecoming. The 2016 Homecoming Spirit Week begins Monday as they prepare for the Savanah Savages. Lillian Stover from the Chillicothe High School Leadership class says the overall theme for this year's Homecoming is "Hornets Take The Gold." Stover says there are activities all week, starting with the Spirit days.
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     She says they will have penny wars all week, with the money raised going to help the students at Verelle Penniston State School. Voting for Homecoming King and Queen will be Tuesday and Friday is a Pep Rally.
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     Friday is the Homecoming Parade. It will line up behind the Middle School and follow the traditional route.

Chillicothe FFA Barnwarming Begins  9/24 6am
     King and Queen candidates for the Chillicothe FFA 2016 Barnwarming were selected by the classes. Barnwarming is an annual fundraiser for the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, where the students do your odd jobs around the house and farm. The class that raises the most money through the odd jobs has their candidates crowned King and Queen on November 5th at the Barnwarming Dance.
     The candidates this year are:
Seniors, Kristina Hamilton and Brady Bothwell;
Juniors, Marley Anderson and Adler Marshall;
Sophomores, Carleigh Crawford and Garrett Cramer;
Freshmen, Lainie Cowan and Brock Gott
     If you have any type of job, please give an FFA member a call or call the Litton Agriculture Campus at 646-3131. The chapter has set a goal to raise $25,000 this year for chapter operations.

Livingston County Library Presents "Synchronized Shelving"  9/24 6am
     The Livingston County Library released a NEW video Friday, claiming they are anything but boring. Library Director Robin Westphal says their Synchronized Shelving video is the result of a video from a New Zeeland library.
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     Westphal says the video stars mostly their staff and was videoed with the help of Mark Warren and was released on their facebook page Friday afternoon.
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Westphal says the video clearly shows, at the Livingston County Library, they go beyond the research and assistance most people expect of a librarian and they have a lot of fun at their job.

Use Caution While Traveling To Enjoy Fall Colors  9/24 6am
     Autumn is the season of the fall colors and an opportunity to take that drive through the country and enjoy all the splendor of the season. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri Highway Patrol says donít let those fall colors become a distraction to the job of driving.
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     Angle says fall is also a time when the deer become more active.
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     In wooded areas and along rivers and streams, maybe slow down a little and watch for the deer. Remember, if you see one, there are probable more.

Harvest Safety Reminder - Look UP  9/24 6am
     As Harvest Season is upon us, Farm Safety is an important issues. Farmers Electric reminds all farmers to Look UP and see where those power lines are located. Weather on the farm or in the fields, Power Lines are dangerous. Chasity Anderson from Farmers Electric says you need to be aware of the overhead lines and keep the equipment away from those lines.
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     Anderson says Farmers Electric offers some tips for the farmers.
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     Never attempt to raise or move a power line to clear a path. If power lines near your property have sagged over time, contact your utility to have them raised or moved. This is also important if you have new equipment that is bigger and it no-longer fits under the lines.

MoDOT Roadwork Scheuled In Local Counties  9/24 6am
     The Fall roadwork season is here and the Missouri Department of Transportation is preparing the roads for the winter. The includes a variety of maintenance projects around the region. In the local Counties, the work scheduled includes:
Livingston County
     Pavement repair on US 65 - From LIV 226 to the Grundy County line all week
     Pothole patching on US 36 - From US 65 to Route 139 in Linn County all week
Caldwell County
     Route 13 Ė CLOSED at the Log Creek Bridge near Kingston for a bridge deck replacement.
     Pothole patching Route 13 - From Route U to Route 116 Tuesday and Wednesday
     Pothole patching Route 116 - From Route D to Braymer Wednesday and Thursday
Carroll County
     Pothole patching - Route UU Monday, Route OO Tuesday and Route EE Wednesday and Thursday
Daviess County
     Drainage work on US 69 from just north of Cameron to the Winston exit Tuesday to Friday
Grundy County
     Pothole patching Route J & Z - Wednesday and Thursday
Linn County
     Drainage work Route TT From Iguana Road to Grand Road Monday
     Drainage work Route C From Route M to Highway 11 Tuesday and Wednesday
     Drainage work Route U At Kayak Road Thursday
     Pothole patching on US 36 from Route 139 to the Macon County line Thursday and Friday


Funeral Notices

Robert "Bob" Laverne Weihe
     A former Chillicothe resident, 92 year old Robert "Bob" Laverne Weihe died September 19th in Winter Park, Florida. Services are Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Monday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Chillicothe.

Frances Lavone Avery
     A Carrollton resident, 92 year old Frances Lavone Avery died September 23rd in Olathe, Kansas. There will be a private family graveside service. Visitation is Tuesday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to Carrollton Methodist Church or Avalon Cemetery.

Franklin Delano Thompson
     A Breckenridge resident, 71 year old Franklin Delano Thompson died September 24th in Kansas City. Services are Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Lindley Pitts Funeral home in Breckenridge with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Breckenridge. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to North Care Hospice House of Kansas City.

Marjorie Kleeman
     A Chillicothe resident, 91 year old Marjorie Kleeman, died September 20th in Chillicothe. A graveside memorial service is October 3rd at Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Morningside Center in Chillicothe. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.

Kenneth D Cravens
     A Lenexa, KS resident, formerly of Bosworth, 72 year old Kenneth D Cravens, died August 22nd in Lenexa. Graveside memorial services are October 8th at Evergreen Cemetery in Dewitt. Memorials may be made to Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Michael Wayne Betz
     A Laredo resident, 63 year old Michael Wayne Betz died September 8th in Laredo. The body was cremated. A Celebration of Life is October 1st at Crowder State Park west of Trenton. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you plant a memorial tree. Arrangements under the direction of A Simplified Funeral Solution.