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Firefighters Called to Gas Odor
04/18 12:00pm
Chillicothe Fire Fighters responded to a report of a gaseous odor at a home at 1599 Litton Road. The call came in about 4:40 pm Thursday and the home owner, Steve Kerns, told the fire fighters there was an odor of methane in the home. The odor appeared to be coming from near a gas pipe. The department turned off the propane tank, furnace and water heater and then ventilated the home. They were on the scene for about 40 minutes.

Street Closing Sunday in Chillicothe
04/18 12:00pm
A portion of Locust Street will be closed Sunday Morning. The Chillicothe Police Department approved the closing of the 400 block of Locust from 7:00 am to Noon at the request of Life Point Church, for part of their Easter celebration.

Chillicothe Farmers Market Opens May 3rd
04/18 12:00pm
The Chillicothe Farmers Market will start the 2014 season on May 3rd. Market Master Beth Weidner says Chillicothe Farmers Market is a 28 year tradition.
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     The vendors at the farmers market are members that have paid a fee to be able to sell that day. Weidner says they welcome new vendors.
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     The Chillicothe Farmers Market runs every Saturday, rain or shine, from May 3rd to the end of October. To find out more, call Beth Weidner at 660-622-4289 or stop by the market and she will be happy to talk to you.

Livingston County Commissioners Agendas
04/18 12:00pm
The Livingston County Commissioners meet Tuesday and Thursday of next week in regular session. The meetings begin at 9:30 am. Tuesday, at 10:00 am, they will meet with Steve Shoot and Steve Holt. Thursday at 10:00 they will attend the Work Ready Community Meeting at Chillicothe City Hall.

Carrollton Town Council Agenda
04/18 12:00pm
     The Carrollton Town Board meets Monday with a heavy agenda. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm at Carrollton City Hall. The agenda includes an appointment for the Third Ward Council Seat, approve the election results, have discussions on the airport and discuss a utilities issue for the Beef and Pork building.
     Old business includes discussions on the Emergency Management Position and time clock information. The will be several reports presented and the mayor will make a recommendation for the City Works Board. He will also present information about a milling machine rental, street repairs and about the municipal clerk’s position. An executive session is planned as part of the meeting.

Chillicothe Police Daily Report
04/18 12:00pm
An unattended death and a couple arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department Report for Thursday.
     Officers were called to the 200 block of Business 36 to investigate the unattended death. They were assisted by Emergency Services and the Livingston County Coroner. The investigation continues.
     Lost property was reported in the 600 block of Walnut.
     David Ray Gamble was arrested in the 400 block of Webster for alleged failure to appear on an original charge of alleged tampering with a vehicle.
    Gay Nell Owens was arrested in the 800 block of Easton on a Livingston County Probation and Parole warrant.
     Amanda Dawn Holley was cited for allowing her pit bull dog running at large, owning or possessing a pit bull type dog in the city limits and having a dog without a license.

New Girls Coach, Other School Staff Changes
04/18 6:00am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board approved the hiring for several staff positions. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes made the following announcements of Staff hirings
Megan Claybrook - High School English
Andrea Wentzel and Amy Hoffstetter – Part time Speech Language Pathologist
Darren Smith - Middle School Health, Elementary PE and Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach. When asked why there was a change in the Girls Basketball coaching position, Doctor Roger Barnes said it is a personnel matter and it would be unethical for him to comment.
     KCHI was aware of the coaching changes early in the week, however KCHI was asked to hold the information until Friday. In keeping with media integrity, KCHI honored the school’s request to not publicize the coaching change until today.

Purdin Man Dies in Accident 
04/18 6:00am
     A Purdin man died in an accident Thursday evening in Linn County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 77 year old Jerry Barrows suffered a medical condition at about 5:45 pm on Globe Road near Linneus. The vehicle went off the road and struck a fence. Barrows was wearing a safety belt. His body was taken to Wright-Baker Hill Funeral Home.

Burn Ban Lifted In Livingston County
04/18 6:00am
The Burn Ban in Livingston County was lifted at 6:00 this morning. The Livingston County Commissioners had issued the burn ban due to the high winds on Wednesday and very dry conditions. While the winds have calmed considerably, the area has not received a lot of rain, but area land owners should be able to burn responsibly.
     In Chillicothe, burning of yard waste, vegetation, tree limbs and natural materials is allowed, but the person doing the burning needs to be attending the fire. Burning of garbage is prohibited.
     If you have questions about burning, call the Chillicothe Fire Department at 646-2139

Chillicothe Park Board Meetings
04/18 6:00am
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Board and the Tree Advisory Board are meeting Monday in regular session. The Park Board meets at 5:15 at city hall. The agenda includes continued discussions on a memorial dog park and the department’s long range park plan. New business includes the report from the Parks Director Josh Norris.
     At 6:00, the Tree Advisory Board will meet with two agenda items. The first is a discussion on Tree Carvings at Simpson Park; the other is a discussion on the Memorial Tree Fund.
     Both meetings are open to the public.

Breastfeeding Friendly Locations
04/17 12p
Several Chillicothe businesses have been designated and recognized as Breastfeeding Friendly location. The Livingston County Health Center in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has launched a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite award program. The program goals are to recognize those businesses, increase awareness about the Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for worksite lactation support and provide assistance to employers wanting to their lactation support benefits.
     The health center has identified five area businesses that provide a “Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace. Awards have been presented to Hy-Vee, North Central Missouri College, Grand River Health Care, Livingston County Health Center, and Chillicothe Correctional Center

Chillicothe City Wide Clean Up
04/17 12p
     The second week of Chillicothe's annual city wide cleanup starts next Wednesday. Chillicothe Municipal Utilities Refuse Department Director Troy Figg says the city wide clean-up will be held Wednesday April 23rd and Saturday the 26th.
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      Figg says the hours are from 8:00 am to Noon and 1:00 - 4:00 pm on each of the days. If you have questions about the Chillicothe City Wide Clean-up, call the CMU office at 646-1683.

Board of Public Works Meeting
04/17 12p
The Chillicothe Board of Public Works meets Tuesday morning in regular session. The meeting will start at 7:00 am at the CMU Office. The agenda includes reports from the department heads and general manager. The agenda also includes an executive session if it is needed. The Board of Public Works meetings are open the public.

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Funeral Notices

Lula Stanley

     A Brookfield resident, 81 year old Lula Stanley died April 16th in Brookfield. Services will be Saturday at 11:00am at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield with burial in Laclede Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9;00 to 11:00am with family visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Brookfield Senior Center

Kathleen Hoyt
     A Chillicothe resident, 92 year old, Kathleen Hoyt died April 11th in Chillicothe. Services will be Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe with burial at Avalon Cemetery in Avalon. Friends may call Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Festival of Lights or the Avalon Cemetery.

Derrell Long
     A Carrollton resident, 75 year old Derrell E. Long died April 16th in Liberty. Cremation memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00pm at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Derrell E. Long Memorial Fund.

John Albert Zullig
A former area resident, 84 year old John Albert Zullig died April 16th in Illinois. Graveside services will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Mount Olive Cemetery in Chillicothe. Family visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, Missouri. Memorials may be made to the Benton County Hospice or Belleview Family Hospice.

Shirley Mae Fifer
A Chillicothe resident, 79 year old Shirley Mae Fifer died April 16th in Columbia. Services will be Saturday at 2:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe with burial in May Cemetery in Chula. Family visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to the church.

James Oliver Keeney
     A Chillicothe resident, 85 year old, James Oliver Keeney died April 16th in Chillicothe. Graveside services will be Monday at 11:00am at Lock Springs Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe, with a family visitation on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30am at the funeral home. Memorials for may be made to the Forest O’ Triplett Animal Shelter.

Alice Coram
A Laclede resident, 91 year old Alice Coram died April 17th in Brookfield. Services are Monday at 11:00am at Freedom Baptist Church in Brookfield with burial in Nester Chapel Cemetery near New Boston. Family visitation will be Monday from 10:00 to 11:00am at the church. Memorials may be made to the Cemetery. Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Jo Faubion Heisterberg
      A Chillicothe resident, 64 year old Mary Jo Faubion Heisterberg died April 15th in Chillicothe. Graveside services are Tuesday at 1:00pm at Wheeling cemetery. Family Visitation is Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to St Luke's Hospice or the Christina Mapel Dog Park

Frank Lewis
A former Brunswick and DeWitt resident, 94 year old, Frank A. Lewis, died April 17th in Raymore. Graveside services will be Tuesday at 2:30pm at Evergreen Cemetery in DeWitt. A family visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. Memorials may be made to the DeWitt Christian Church.