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North Missouri Sportsman Alliance Fun Day  
08/27  12pm
     The 2nd annual North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance Family Fun Day will be September 12th at the Livingston County Fairgrounds. President Steve Shoot says the day provides a variety of FREE activities.
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     The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance was formed to help provide outdoor educational programs and Shoot says they support the Share the Harvest Program.
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     The North Missouri Sportsman's Alliance Family Fun Day is September 12th, the same day as Chautauqua. Shoot says Mom can have her day with the crafts and entertainment while dad and the kids have their fun. Programs through the day will include duck calling, catfishing, training hunting dogs, handgun safety, wild turkey tips, trapping and cooking wild game.

Not To Early To Prepare For Labor Day Travel 
08/27  12pm
     The Labor Day weekend is one of the biggest travel holidays of the year, and while we are still a couple weeks away, this is a good time to think about you plans. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri Highway Patrol says check out your route, check out your car and be prepared.
     Angle says when you are ready to go, make sure someone knows what your travel plans are.
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     When you are traveling, be it on the Labor Day Holiday or any time of year, if you see problems or have an emergency, the Highway Patrol is there to help.
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     That number to call again is *55 on your cell phone.

Farm Income Affects Rural Economies  
08/27  6am
     Weather related crop reductions, lower crop prices and other factors may mean the nations farmers will defer some bigger purchases this year, The USDA says that could have an effect on the rural economy. Agriculture Department Senior Economist Warren Preston says projections show a decline this year.
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     Even those farm families that have off farm income are expected to see their income decline and that will trickle down into the communities across the country.

Chillicothe Police Report  
08/27  6am
     Assault and a couple of accidents are in the Chillicothe Police Department's report.
     Tuesday, officers responded to a report of an assault in the 1700 block of Maple Street. The investigation led to the arrest of Nancy Pearl Robb for alleged assault. She was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     There were no injuries in an accident Saturday, at South Washington and Ryan Lane. Vehicles driven by Mark Kincel and Misty Worman collided, resulting in minor damage to the Kincel vehicle.
     Wednesday, an accident at Polk and Edgewood happened when Michael Mast swerved to avoid another vehicle that had swerved to avoid a collision. Mast's vehicle struck a utility pole, resulting in minor damage.

Troopers Arrest One In Livingston Co.  
08/27  6am
     An Overland Park, Kansas resident was arrested Wednesday in Livingston County. Twenty-one year old Tamboura Watson was arrested on a Platte County warrant for alleged unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended and speeding - 99 in a 65 zone. Watson is held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

Burglary Investigation Nets 5 In Carrollton  
08/27  6am
     An investigation into a burglary of a business resulted in five arrests on a variety of charges. Wednesday, Carrollton Officers arrested two suspects that allegedly burglarized at least two businesses in Carrollton. During the investigation they found they may be involved with a stolen vehicle and trailer from the same area as the businesses. The vehicle, trailer and other items were recovered.
     During the investigation, the officers discovered and obtained a search warrant for narcotics and additional stolen property. Three others were arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. All five suspects are held pending the filing of formal charges.
     The Carrollton Police Department was assisted by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Local Farmer Wins National Contest  
08/27  6am
     A local farmer was the winner in a national contest sponsored by Caterpillar Equipment, based in Illinois. David Beck, from rural Chillicothe was awarded free fluids and filters for a year. The fluids and filters will be used on the Caterpillar compact track loader used on Beck's 1500 acre livestock and crop farm. The presentation took place earlier this month at the Beck Farm, with representatives from Foley Equipment.

Feedback Sought on Peace Officer Training Standards 
08/26  12pm
     The Missouri Department of Public Safety is seeking input from the public on law enforcement officer training standards. The Peace Officer Standards and Training or POST Commission will hold public hearings around the state to gather suggestions for changes to the required training. The hope is to gather input from Missourians, including law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and other stakeholders.
     The meetings will begin in Springfield at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, September 1st at 1 pm. Additional public hearings will be held in Jefferson City, September 17th; St. Louis, on the 23rd; Sikeston September 29th, Kansas City October 7th and Kirksville October 14th.
     The Governor directed the POST Commission and DPS to develop new rules by December 1st, to improve access to effective and ongoing training in the key areas of tactical training, fair and impartial policing, and the health and well-being of officers.

Truck Driver Injured in Roll-Over Accident  
08/26  12pm
     The driver of a grain truck was injured when he swerved to avoid hitting a school bus. The accident happened on Missouri Highway 11 near Rothville at 7:35 am (Wednesday), when 55 year old James E Klein of Laclede was southbound. He told state troopers the bus had come to an abrupt stop in front of him and he swerved off the right side of the road. His grain truck hit a sign and overturned, coming to rest on the driver's side. Klein sought his own treatment for minor injuries.

Trenton Approves Tax Rate  
08/26  12pm
     The Trenton Tax Rate was approved and the Council said no to boats on the reservoir. The Council met Tuesday night for a public hearing before their council meeting. They approved the rate of 1.0883 per hundred dollar valuation, with no comments from the public. The rate is the same as last year.
     The mayor led the discussion on a request to allow boats, but not motors on the big reservoir. The council hard and approved a motion to NOT allow boats on the reservoir. Fishing will still be allowed on the city reservoirs.
     Bids were awarded to AECI for power poles for the city utility. They purchased a total of 38 poles of various sizes for a total of $10,428. That's an average price per pole of nearly $275.
     The contract for the hanger lease with Life Flight Eagle was also renewed.

NCMC Tax Rate Set  
08/26  12pm
     The tax rate for North Central Missouri College was set by the NCMC Board of Trustee's Tuesday. The rate approved was .3949 per hundred dollar valuation, which at 100% collection would generate revenues of nearly $349,000 for the college.

Old Time Harvest Days  
08/26  6am
     The Livingston County Steam and Gas association met recently. Their 29th annual Old Time Harvest Days will be September 25th and 26th at the Livingston County Fair Grounds. This year's featured tractor is the Massey Harris/ Massey Ferguson.
     The annual event will include an Apron Show, Pedal Pull for all ages, Quilt Show, Parade of Power, Tractor Rodeo, Square Dance and a Draft Horse Pull.
     In addition there will be displays and demonstrations for threshing, rope making, cider making, weaving, arts and crafts, sawmill, corn shelling and grinding and so much more.
     Camping is available on the grounds. The admission is $5 for a two day pass and 12 and under are admitted free with an adult.
     Friday September 25th will be kids day and traditionally there are several schools that will bring students to this event.

Chillicothe Police Report Four Arrests  
08/26  6am
     Chillicothe Police Officers report four arrests.
     Monday, a domestic disturbance in the 1100 block of Clay Street resulted in the arrest of Wendy Lee Pryor for alleged domestic assault. She was processed and released.
     Tuesday, Abigail Deneece Ashbrook was arrested in the 10 block of South Washington on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged burglary, trespassing and property damage. She was processed and released to Caldwell County.
     Officers arrested Jonathan Patrick Patterson and Trevor James Petree for alleged Shoplifting at the 1000 block of Graves Street. They were processed and released.
     A domestic disturbance was reported in the 1300 block of Jackson Street. Officers found the incident was verbal. The couple was separated and no arrests were made.

Nominations Open for Appellate Court Judge  
08/26  6am
     Missouri's Appellate Judicial Commission is seeking applications and nominations to fill an opening on the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. The opening is the result of the retirement of Judge Clifford H Ahrens after nearly 25 years.
     Citizens are encouraged to nominate well-qualified candidates for the commissionís consideration. The Missouri Constitution requires a judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals be at least 30 years old, licensed to practice law in Missouri, a United States citizen for at least 15 years and a qualified Missouri voter for at least nine years preceding selection.
     Nominations should be sent to or mailed to: Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District Judge Vacancy, PO Box 150, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Nomination forms are available here.

Gallatin Tax Rate Set  
08/26  6am
     The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a tax rate of .8697 per hundred dollar valuation Monday evening. The Board members held a tax rate hearing prior to the regular meeting. The rate includes: .6267 for the general fund, .2230 for the Park Fund and .0200 for the Band Fund.
     As part of the regular meeting, an ordinance was approved for a contract with the Daviess County Arts Council. The amended contract includes an amount of $2,000 for services.
     The Gallatin City Administrator is beginning the work on the 2016 city budget. Requests can be presented through the council members.
     An archery ordinance for the City of Gallatin was discussed. The mayor wants to hear from the Park Board before they move forward.



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Funeral Notices

Dorothy Kemp
     A Hale resident, 98 year old Dorothy Kemp died August 22nd in Carrollton. Services are Thursday at 11:00 am at Hale United Methodist Church with burial in Hale Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Hale with family visitation Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorials may be made to the church.

Melvin "Mel" Dean Brown
     A Chillicothe resident, 59 year old Melvin "Mel" Dean Brown died August 24th in Chillicothe. A Celebration of Life is Thursday at 2:00 pm at Chillicothe Country Club. Friends may call Wednesday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Junior Golf Camp.

Dorothy Ruth Bingham
     An Avalon resident, 99 year old Dorothy Ruth Bingham died January 22nd in Carrollton. A graveside memorial service is Saturday at 11:30 am at Avalon Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, the American Lung Association, or PBS KCPT in Kansas City.

Mina Rose Bosley
     A Chillicothe resident, 95 year old Mina Rose Bosley died August 25th in Chillicothe. Funeral services are Saturday at 2:00 pm at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton. Friends may call beginning Friday morning at the mortuary. Memorials may be made to The Baptist Home in Chillicothe and Laredo Christian Church.

Erma Mae May
     A Trenton resident, 80 year old Erma Mae May died August 25th in Trenton. Services are Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Trenton. Family visitation is Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the cemetery.