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KCHI NEWS Archive
Stories from the past seven days



Chillicothe Chamber Banquet
 01-23   6am
     The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce has a new President. Outgoing President Danette Rardon opened their annual awards banquet Thursday evening as one of her final duties in the office. Rardon says they had a very good 2014.
<Audio: Rardon 1>
     Rardon introduced her successor, Julie Nibarger as the new Chamber President. Nibarger says she is excited to take on the new position.
<Audio: Nibarger 2>
     The chamber banquet is also when the annual awards are presented. Nibarger has the list of winners.
<Audio: Nibarger 3>
     In addition, awards were presented for the Ambassador program. The winners include Ambassador Team to Chasity's Champions and Ambassador of the year to Kent Peterson.


Chillicothe R-II Executive Session
 01-23   6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School Board executive session included the Superintendent's Evaluation and three resignations.  Following the evaluation of the Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes, the board approved another one year extension to his three year contract. The salary will be determined at a later date.
     Other actions taken by the board included accepting the resignation of High School Art Teacher, Susan Elson and Title One Reading Instructor at Field School, Mary Turner, with regret.
     They also accepted the resignation of Julie Chastain, a Paraprofessional at Dewey School. This allows her to begin her Student Teaching, which will also be at Dewey.


Jameson Man Arrested
 01-23   6am
     A Jameson man was arrested by state troopers Thursday evening. Seventy-one year old Eldon L England was arrested at about 10:20 pm for alleged DWI - 1st offense and excessive speed. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 12 hour hold.


KCP&L Electric Rate Adjustment
 01-23   6am
     Kansas City Power and Light electric customers could see a slight decrease in their electric bill. The Missouri Public Service Commission approved the request filed by KCP&L to reduce the Demand Side Investment Mechanism charge on the bills of residential customers. The charge allows the utility to recover energy efficiency programs costs and incentives. Under the plan, the charge would drop by 11.6%, effective February 1st. What that means for the average electric customer with usage of 1000 kWh a month is their bill would drop by about 46 cents. The local counties that have customers on KCP&L include portions of Carroll, Chariton and Livingston Counties.


IRS Scam Reported In Livingston Co.
 01-22   12pm
     Area residents have contacted the Livingston County Sheriff's Department about receiving e-mails claiming to be from the IRS that require money be sent or information need. The e-mails have a ZIP file attached that if opened can allow you data to be at risk. This is a scam! And the e-mails should be closed and ignored or deleted. Michael Devine from the IRS says the number of scams picks up at this time of year.
<Audio: Devine 1>
     Devine says they also will not demand immediate payment for a bill.
<Audio: Devine 2>
     If you have questions about any contact from the IRS, call the IRS Tax Help Line at (800) 829-1040.


Sixteen Headed to Prison
 01-22   12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is transporting 16 people to prison or institutional treatment following appearances in Livingston County Circuit Court. They include:
32 year old Nathan Teeple of Ethel on Parole warrant
39 year old Brandi Peniston of Kansas City - 5 years for Forgery
27 year old McKalla Stevens of Chillicothe - Institutional Drug Treatment Program for Distribution of Controlled Substance
28 year old Gregory W. Atwood of Chillicothe - Institutional Drug Treatment Program for Distribution of Controlled Substance
27 year old Alisha Frazier of Chillicothe - 10 year for Distribution Controlled Substance
36 year old Kristofer D. Anderson of Chillicothe - 2 years for Possession of a Controlled Substance
49 year old Jerald Jay Barrer of Chillicothe - 10 years for Distribution of a Controlled Substance
28 year old Michelle Booth of Chillicothe - 5 years for Conspiracy/Distribution Controlled Substance
44 year old Phillip Molden of Chillicothe - 11 years for Distribution of a Controlled Substance
18 year old Andrew S. Robinson of Gallatin - 2 years for Burglary
22 year old Bradley D. Taylor of Liberty - 2 years for Possession of a Controlled Substance
21 year old Timothy W. Newton of Hale - 3 years for Burglary and 3 years for Stealing
18 year old David Gamble of Chillicothe - 3 years for Tampering
41 year old Scott M. White of Chillicothe 5 years for Possession of a Controlled Substance
28 year old Scott Shannon of Chillicothe 7 years for Stealing and an Institutional Treatment Program
27 year old Nola Glasgow of Brookfield - 6 years for Assault


Fire Department End of Year Report
 01-22   12pm
     The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to 2380 calls in 2014, putting nearly 175,000 miles on their equipment. Fire Chief Darrell Wright says the large percentage of the calls, 1919, were for EMS. Some of the other numbers in the report include 184 calls for inspections, 25 structure fires, 41 grass fires, 28 alarm malfunctions, 7 automotive fires and 6 extrications from vehicles or rescues.
     Chief Wright says there were no major fires and no major events. He says there were several things accomplished. They include:
Completed specifications and ordered new 4 wheel drive ambulance through the ambulance district
Added new cardiac monitor with transmission capabilities
Hosted several fire and EMS classes.
Took delivery of new state of the art rescue truck.
Completed the fire training center in November.
     He says there are several goals for 2015, including the specialized training for the new Training Center.
<Audio: Wright 1>
     The department will be hosting a Spotter Training class again this year. The date has be set for February 19th. More information will be coming soon.


Deed and Assessment Scam
 01-22   6am
     Livingston County property owners and those around the area may have received a letter offering a copy of their grant deed and property assessment profile for $83.00 or more. The Livingston County Assessor and Recorder of Deeds offices say this is a scam. Recorder of Deeds Kelly Christopher says the California based company has mailed the offer to residents of Livingston County, but you can get these documents for a fraction of that cost.
     If you would like your Property Assessment Profile, it is available at the Assessors office at a cost of 25₵ per copy. Christopher says most property owners obtain their original property deed when their property is purchased. Additional copies may be obtained directly from the County. County fees are $1 per page; most property deeds are no more than one or two pages long.
     If you are interested in a copy of the documents, you can call the Recorderís Office at 646-8000 extension 6 or the Assessorís Office at 646-8000 extension 2. You can also stop by the courthouse.


Sexual Assault Investigation
 01-22   6am
     Chillicothe Police reported 59 calls for service on Wednesday.
     The police officers completed an investigation of a sexual assault reported Monday in the 400 block of North Washington Street. The report states the incident was determined to be unfounded.


Troopers Report Two Arrests
 01-22   6am
     State Troopers reported two arrests in the local counties.
     In Livingston County, at about 9:30 Wednesday evening, Troopers arrested 28 year old Adam D Caudill of Wheeling for alleged DWI - First offense and Speeding - 102 in a 65 zone. Caudill was processed and released to a sober driver.
     In Caldwell County at about 12:30 this morning, Troopers arrested 21 year old Katherine E Garrett of Polo for alleged DWI and failing to drive on the right half of the roadway. Garrett was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.


Incident at Women's Prison
 01-22   6am
     A woman held at the Chillicothe Woman's Prison faces new charges following a recent incident. Felicia Hobbs is serving a sentence for domestic assault and armed criminal action. The report states Hobbs allegedly attacked several officers and two nurses at the facility. During the incident, one nurse was allegedly kicked in the thigh and officers were kicked in the face and shin. Hobbs also allegedly spat at another nurse, hitting her on the shoulder. Hobbs is charged with alleged committing violence against employees of the Department of Corrections.


Scam Warning in Trenton
 01-22   6am
     The Trenton Police are warning area residents of a Mystery Shopper scam. Area residents have told the Trenton Police Department they have received mail that appears to come from a national retailer, asking them to become a Mystery Shopper, where they would be paid to shop, then report on the experience. The major retailer noted in the letter says they DO NOT utilize the Mystery Shopper.
     The offers have been sent by mail, text and e-mail that try to persuade unsuspecting consumers into sending money to fraudsters who are often located outside of the US.
     Trenton Police Sergeant Jeb Walker reminds area residents that if it sounds too good to be true it's probably a scam.


Filing Complete For April 4th Election
 01-21  12pm
     Filing for the April 4th elections is complete.
     Chillicothe School Board will have no election as they had two filing for two positions. Both incumbents, Brent Turner and Paul Thomas will serve another term.
     For Southwest of Ludlow, they will have no election as they also had two filing for two positions. Incumbent Laura Warren will serve another term and Orland Oesch will be a new face on that board.
     Chula School District will have an election. They had three filings for two positions. Incumbents Anne Hamilton and Steven Case are joined by Jacob Hibner.
     For the Ambulance District, there will be no election as two filing for two positions. They are Howard Marshal and Ron Garber.
     And for the Health Center Board, they also had two filing for two positions. They are Harry Lockridge and Alvina Benskin.
     For the City of Chillicothe, All the incumbents filed for another term. They are all running unopposed, but the city will have an election. Those that filed include: Mayor Chuck Haney, Councilman At Large David Moore, 1st Ward Reed Dupy, 2nd Ward Wayne Cunningham, 3rd Ward Tom Douglas, 4th Ward Paul Howard, Clerk Roze Frampton, Auditor Theresa Kelly and Constable Rick Knouse. There were no filings for Treasurer or Attorney.


Art Guild Offers Membership And Sponsorship
 01-21  12pm
     Cultural Corner - Art Guild & Gallery is conducting their first-ever membership drive. The Art Guild & Gallery was formed in the spring of 2014, and purchased the former Oddfellows building at 424 Locust in Chillicothe. Frances Crouch and Margaret Vance are serving as membership co-chairs for the new organization and say while renovations haven't yet begun, they have already started offering several classes.
     The Membership Levels include: Student - $25; Participating Artist - $50; Family of Four - $80 (each additional member add $10); Friend of the Guild - $60; and Senior Citizen - $55.
     There are also Business sponsorship levels. They are: Corporate Impressionist - $200; O'Keefe Associates - $250; Benton Circle - $350; Renaissance Patrons - $500; DaVinci Donors - $1,000; and, Michelangelo Masters - $1,000.
     For more information on the memberships and sponsorships, call Frances Crouch at 646-6898 or Margaret Vance at 646-5160.


NCMC Board Of Trustees
 01-21  12pm
     The NCMC Board of Trustees meet Thursday evening at the Frey Administrative Center. The meeting starts at 5:30 and includes a visit from the Regional Head Start Office, reports on the Audit, NCMC Foundation and a report from the President.
     New Business includes several personnel items, including resignations, employment and a new position.
     An executive session is planned.


School Funding Discussed At School Board
 01-21  6am
     School funding was a topic presented by Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes at Tuesday's School Board meeting. Barnes says Legislation from last year could effect the funding for the upcoming school year.
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     Barnes says the current legislature is expected to revisit the bills passed late in last year's session, so there could be changes. The states annual education legislative day is coming up in February and that could be a topic during those visits.


Middle School May Offer More Electives
 01-21  6am
     An expansion of course offerings at the Chillicothe Middle School was presented by Principal Steve Haley at Tuesday's School Board meeting. Haley says the idea is to offer more options as electives for grades 7 and 8. Under the plan, he says they will provide access to additional programs that include Family Consumer Services, Industrial Tech, Computers and expanded Choir.
     Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the changes were made a few years ago when budgets were tighter and teachers were not replaced when they resigned or retired. Barnes says they have an opportunity now to bring some courses back with the current staff.
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     Barnes says the changes could begin starting this spring as they begin the schedules for the 2015/16 school year. For some courses, they will need to purchase equipment, but there may be grants available to cover all or part of the cost.


Police Report
 01-21  6am
     Chillicothe Police investigated three accidents and several other crimes this week.
Sunday, officers took a report of stolen property.
Monday an assault was reported in the 700 block of Williams.
Tuesday, officers took a report of fraudulent use of a credit device and there was a report of property damage in the 100 block of Herriford.
     There were three non injury accidents, including:
Friday in the 600 block of Jackson, and Tuesday at Lambert and Clay and another at Washington and Ryan Lane.


Livingston County Budget Set
 01-20 12pm
     The Livingston County Budget for 2015 includes total expenditures of $5.83 million dollars. County Commission held the first of two public hearings this (Tuesday) morning. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says the budget process was his introduction to the office and it went pretty well.
<Audio: Douglas 1>
     Douglas says the budget includes a wage increase for county employees and elected officials and the purchase of new election equipment.
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     The budget now needs to sit for 10 days to allow the public to come to the Clerks office and examine the budget document. A second hearing will be held on January 30th.


Lair on 911 Funding and Other Hot Topics
 01-20 12pm
     The State of Missouri is the only state to NOT collect a fee on Cell Phones to pay for 911 service. The fee is collected on land lines but the number of land lines continues to drop as cell phone and other options become available. Representative Mike Lair says he expects legislation for a cell phone 911 fee will be introduced again this year.
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     Lair says one form of the bill would require the voters in the local counties to approve the fee to cover their counties expenses.
     Lair says there is also one hot topic he has heard from many of his constituents recently.
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     The 98th Legislative Session for the state of Missouri needs to be complete by mid May.


Don't Guess At Tax Time
 01-20 12pm
     When you are working to fill out your tax forms and there is one piece of information missing, donít guess. Michael Devine from the IRS says at this time of year, some may still be waiting for a W2 forms from their employers.
<Audio: Devine 1>
     If you have questions about preparing your taxes, Devine says start with checking their website.
<Audio: Devine 2>
     You can also call the IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals at (800) 829-1040. This is for general questions, not specifics about your return.


Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Now In Custody
 01-20 16am
    
The man wanted for alleged attempted murder in Iowa is in custody. Sheriff Steve Cox says Robert E Graham was taken into custody Monday after a stand-off near Panther's Den at The Poosey Conservation Area. Graham was wanted for alleged attempted murder in Chariton Iowa on Friday. Around noon Monday, Graham was seen near Pikes Lake and officers from several agencies, including the NITRO ATF Unit, Department of Conservation, Highway Patrol and an Investigator from Iowa were called to the area.
     Cox talked with Graham on his cell phone but could not convince him to surrender and the Missouri Highway Patrol Special Response Unit, their Armored Personnel Vehicle and a helicopter were used to help locate the suspect. When the unit approached Graham, they were able to get him to surrender.
     Graham was held at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department; he and any evidence collected at the location where he was arrested will be turned over to the Iowa officials.


School District Facilities
 01-20 6am
     Patrons of the Chillicothe R-II School District heard the results of surveys taken of the school district's facilities in a forum held Monday at the Performing Arts Center. John Brown from Hollis-Miller Architects says there were about 300 that took the public survey and nearly as many from the school district staff that responded.
     Brown says there are areas of concern that were important to both groups.
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     Brown says their organization also did an assessment of the buildings. Those results were also presented and he says there were areas to the assessment and the surveys showed similar important issues.
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     The building assessments were done on a 1000 point scale and the buildings were then graded from excellent to poor. Garrison School rated poor. CACE, Central, Field and Dewey are rated borderline and Grand River Tech, The Middle School and District office were satisfactory. The only school building to rate excellent was the High School with a 92 percent rating.
     Brown says from here they will work with the district and the community groups to begin forming the criteria that will be used to develop the districts long range facility plan.


Police Report
 01-20 6am
     An accident and a domestic disturbance are in the Chillicothe Police Department report for Monday.
     Officers responded to a disturbance in the 400 block of Polk St. The incident involved a juvenile, so it will be forwarded to the Livingston County Juvenile Office.
     Officers responded to a two vehicle non-injury accident in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Minor damage was reported.


Highway Patrol Accident and Arrest
 01-20 6am
     A Breckenridge woman is one of two injured in an accident Monday at about 6:00 pm on Interstate 35 in Clay County. The Highway Patrol reports 54 year old Rhonda J Sanson of Breckenridge was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 61 year old Karen Kennedy or Turney; they both received moderate injuries when they were northbound and ran into the back of another vehicle that had slowed for an emergency vehicle. Sanson and Kennedy were both taken to Liberty Hospital for treatment. The other driver was not injured. All three were wearing safety belts.
     Early this morning, State Troopers arrested an Iowa man, 44 year old Reginald F Douglas for alleged DWI- Prior offender, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident and no valid license. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.


Attempted Murder Suspect May Still Be In The Area
 01-19  1:30pm
    
A man wanted for alleged attempted Murder in Iowa, with ties to Trenton may still be in the area. Sheriff Steve Cox says law enforcement are looking for 44 year old Robert Eugene Graham following a shooting in Chariton Iowa Friday. Graham's vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Corolla, Grey in color, Illinois Plate V872014 was spotted at about noon today near Pike's Lake at Poosey Conservation Area.
     Cox says Graham should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information, call 911.


Chillicothe R-II School Board Meeting - Location Change
 01-19 2:00
     Several informational items are on the agenda for the Chillicothe R-II School Board Tuesday, but the location of the meeting has changed. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the Chillicothe High School, in the Library. The meeting begins with recognition of students from Dewey, Garrison and the Pink House. There will also be School Board recognition
     Reports to the board include for Federal Programs, Food Service, The A+ Program and the Budget Report.
     New Business includes the Architect Report, Finance Report and information on the expansion of Middle School course offerings.
     An executive session is planned. The meeting of the Chillicothe R-II School Board is open to the public. It is Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the High School Library.


Livingston Co Budget Hearing
 01-19  12pm
     The first public hearing for the Livingston County Budget is Tuesday at 9:30 am. The hearing will be held as part of the Livingston County Commission Meeting. The budget covers all budgets for Livingston County departments and offices. A second public hearing will be held on January 30th following a 10 day period to allow the public to review the budget document.
     Also on the agenda for the Commissioners Tuesday, they will meet at 10:00 am with a representative from Loud and Clear Communications. They will also handle county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties.


Chillicothe Police Report
 01-19  12pm
     Theft, a stolen vehicle and one arrestÖ Those are just a few of the items in the Chillicothe Police Department report for the weekend.
     Friday, officers took a report of a vehicle stolen in the 500 block of West Business 36. That investigation continues.
     No-one was injured in a single vehicle accident in the 1600 block of Fair Street on Friday.
     Officers were also called Friday for a report of theft that occurred in the 1000 block of Graves Street on January 8th. Suspects were identified and charges are pending.
     Saturday, officers took a report of theft in the 1000 block of South Washington Street.
     Sunday, officers arrested Rita Minnis for alleged failure to appear on a speeding charge. She posted bond and was given a court date.


Tax Filing - Software
  01-19  12pm
     The 2015 Tax Filing season is here and Michael Devine from the IRS says doing your taxes yourself is the fastest growing segment of the tax industry.
<Audio: Devine 1>
     Devine says this is the same software you could buy, but it is free for those with qualifying income.
     He says most even offer to file your state return.
<Audio: Devine 2>
     Devine says donít guess or estimate when preparing your taxes. Make sure you have all the forms you need. He will talk more about that on Tuesday.


Facilities Forum Tonight
 01-19  6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District is hosting the second Facilities Forum this evening at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says the forum begins at 6:30 and will be lead by John Brown from Hollis-Miller Architects.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 1>
     This is the second step in the process that Barnes says is to keep the community informed and involved in the school district's long range facilities plan.
<Audio: Dr Barnes 2>
     The Community Forum is today at 6:30 pm at the PAC. It is expected to last about one hour and no more then 90 minutes.


Troopers Arrest Four In Local Counties
 01-19  6am
     State Troopers reported four arrests in the local counties over the weekend, two each on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday:
     In Livingston County at 8:00 am, 31 year old Nathan J Mix of Wheeling was arrested for alleged leaving the scene of an accident and driving while revoked. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail on a 24 hour hold.
     In Carroll County at about 10:30 am, 34 year old Tammy L Rayburn of Carrollton was arrested for alleged DWI-Prior Offender, failure to register and no insurance. She was processed at the Lawson Police Department and released.

Sunday:
     In Daviess County at about 12:10 pm, 23 year old Emanuel Hernandez of Texas was arrested for alleged no drivers license, speeding (85 in a 70) and no insurance. He was taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Sullivan County at about 12:40 pm, 26 year old Joel Perlata of Milan was arrested for alleged no drivers license, speeding, no insurance and no seatbelt. He was taken to the Sullivan County jail on a 24 hour hold.


Sheriff's Report
 01-19  6am
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department reported three arrest last week.
     On the 12th, 28 year old Scott Alan Shannon was arrested for an alleged bond violation and on a Johnson County warrant for alleged possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
     On the 13th, 44 year old Michael James Thorne of Chula was arrested for alleged 3 counts of Statutory Rape. He surrendered himself for the sheriff's office and later posted bond.
     Also on the 13th, a woman was arrested following a disturbance where a man said she allegedly threatened to burn his house down. Deputies attempted to give the woman a ride into town, but he woman allegedly began to yell and then disrobe, exposing herself. The woman, 46 year old Kimberly S Brandes of Chula was arrested for alleged sexual misconduct and bond was set at $1,000.
     Deputies also investigated a scam where someone tried to get a senior citizen to send money for a package that was to be delivered. The area resident was wise to the tactics and refused.


Lair On Legislation
 01-19  6am
     Chillicothe's Representative in Jefferson City, Mike Lair, will return to the State Capitol this week as the legislature continues work on the state budget, education and many other issues. Lair says education will remain one of his focuses, and the School Transfer legislation is still a hot topic
<Audio: Rep Lair 1>
     Lair says he has already re-filed two other pieces of legislation that failed in previous sessions.
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     911 funding is an issue that is of major concern to many counties and communities because Missouri is the only state that doesnít fund 911 through cell phones. Lair will comment on that Tuesday.


Man Sought For Attempted Murder
 01-17
     A man with ties to Trenton is wanted for alleged attempted Murder in Iowa. Police are looking for 44 year old Robert Eugene Graham following a shooting in Chariton Iowa. Graham has family in Trenton and it is unknown if he is heading in this direction. Graham was last seen driving a 2015 Toyota Corolla, Grey in color, Illinois Plate V872014.
     He should be considered armed and dangerous.  If you have any information, call 911.


Serious Injury Accident
 01-17
     A Milan man has serious injuries after he was hit by a pick-up near Milan. Thirty-six year old Cedrick D Wyant of Milan was flown to Northeast Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries from the accident that happened at about 5:45 Thursday evening. The accident happened on Daisy Drive, northwest of Milan, when 59 year old Patrick Mosley of Browning was backing up and hit Wyant, pinning him to a parked vehicle.


Chillicothe R-II School Board Agenda
 01-17
     Several informational items are on the agenda for the Chillicothe R-II School Board Tuesday, but the location of the meeting has changed. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm at the Chillicothe High School, in the Library. The meeting begins with recognition of students from Dewey, Garrison and the Pink House. There will also be School Board recognition
     Reports to the board include for Federal Programs, Food Service, The A+ Program and the Budget Report.
     New Business includes the Architect Report, Finance Report and information on the expansion of Middle School course offerings.
     An executive session is planned. The meeting of the Chillicothe R-II School Board is open to the public. It is Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the High School Library.


"Jungle Book" Today At PAC
 01-17
     Two performances of "The Jungle Book," featuring 63 local students will be on the stage of the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center today. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Director Julie Ashbrook says there will be two performances, at 3:00 and 5:30
     The students have worked hard with the group from Missoula Children's Theater since the auditions on Monday and are ready to perform later today. Ashbrook says the program is part of the Arts Council season ticket package and tickets will also be available at the door. Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $3. Children not yet in kindergarten will be admitted for free.
     The Missoula Children's Theater production is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council through funding from the Roger A. Browning Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.


Lair On Legislative Committee Assignments
 01-17
     The first full week of the 98th Missouri Legislative Session is complete and Representative Mike Lair says he is working to get back into the swing of things in Jefferson City. Lair says he has a new committee assignment for education.
<Audio: Rep Lair 1>
     Lair says he also has several other committee assignments.
<Audio: Rep Lair 2>
     Lair says he has already filed a couple pieces of legislation and he will talk more about those on Monday.


Get Organized For Tax Filing
 01-17
     The Tax Season has begun and the Internal Revenue Service is ready to accept and process returns. IRS Spokesman Michael Devine says before you start to fill out your return, you need to start gathering your information in one place.
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     Devine says you also need to gather information to document your deductions.
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     Devine says electronic filing is the best way to file your own taxes and will talk more about that on Monday.