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Livingston County Tax Payment Deadline is December 31st  11/30 12pm
     You have one month to pay your County Personal Property and Real Estate Taxes. Taxes are due December 31st and there are penalties assessed if your payment is late. The tax statements were mailed to the property owners in October and Collector / Treasurer Paula McCoy says there are several ways to pay your taxes.
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     McCoy says the tax statements came with a small slip of paper providing instructions for online payment.
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     If you are paying on-line or in the office using a credit or debit card, McCoy says there is a fee of 2.5%, but if you have a VISA Debit Card, there is a flat fee of $3.00.
     If you have questions, call the County Collector/Treasurers office at 646-8000 x7.

Gingerbread Man's Christmas Puppet Show  11/30 12pm
     The Livingston County Library Children's Department will have a puppet show Tuesday as part of their 12 days of Christmas. Parasol puppets' The Gingerbread Man's Christmas will be performed in the 2nd floor program room at the Livingston County Library. Parasol Puppets have added a holiday twist to a classic tale to be performed. Children's Department Director Candy Warren says this exciting and festive hand puppet show will be performed on Tuesday 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
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     Warren says there will even be a special appearance by the Christmas Duck, who will teach everyone his Christmas theme song!
     For more information about this program and upcoming events in the Children's Department, call them at 646-0563.

Kids Christmas In Downtown Chillicothe is December 7th  11/30 6am
     Kids Christmas is the next big event in downtown Chillicothe. Main Street Director Micah Landes says Kids Christmas is December 7th.
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     Landes says at 5:30, Mayor Chuck Haney will be at Silver Moon Plaza to make announcements. He will be joined by this year's Christmas Spirit Student, Tara Webb, a Third Grader at Field School.
     The Chillicothe Stingers will also be singing that evening at Silver Moon Plaza. And Santa will be making an appearance and there will be sleigh rides available in the downtown area for $1.
     Call the Main Street office at 646-4071 for more information.

Two Investigations In Chillicothe Police Report  11/30 6am
     Two investigations are in Tuesday's report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
     The investigation of a report of alcohol related offenses taken November 19th is complete. Suspects are identified and charges are pending. The report was taken at a business in the 600 block of Webster Street.
     Tuesday, at about 9:45 am, officers began an investigation of possible child abuse and neglect at a location in the 1300 block of Walnut Street. Officers were assisted by the Linn County Children's Division. That investigation continues.

Troopers Arrest Three In Area Counties  11/30 6am
     State Troopers made three arrests in the local counties Tuesday.
     In Caldwell County at about 11:30 am, 23 year old Marquis Brown of Kansas City was arrested for alleged failure to register a vehicle and on a Andrew County warrant for alleged speeding and improper registration. He was held at the Caldwell County Jail pending the posting of bond.
     In Sullivan County at about 6:15 pm, 34 year old Brandon Morgan of Livonia was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and no seatbelt. He was processed at the Sullivan County Jail and later released.
     In Daviess County at about 10:10 pm, 37 year old Jamie Toney of Jamesport was arrested for alleged no seatbelt, no insurance, driving while revoked and on a Daviess County warrant for alleged failure to appear on a charge of animal abuse. He was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail pending the posting of bond.

Funds From Pink-Out Distributed  11/30 6am
     Seventy-one hundred dollars was raised in this year's Pink Out, put on by the Chillicothe Fire Department and Hedrick Medical Center Emergency Department. The event is meant to bring awareness and raise funds in the fight against breast cancer and all cancers. That money was awarded to three organizations. They include: $5,100 to the Hedrick Medical Center Oncology Nurse Navigator program, $1,000 to Hope Lodge of Kansas City and $1,000 to Mrs Shira's 4th Grade class for make port covers and blankets for cancer patients.

FSA Election Deadline Extended  11/30 6am
     The election deadline for the Farm Service Agency County Committees is extended. Land owners in about one-third of Livingston County have received a ballot in the mail for the Farm Service Agency Elections. Ballots were mailed November 7th and originally needed to be returned by December 5th.
     Rod Bain from the USDA national office says the deadline is extended nationwide to December 13th.
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     Curtis Crawford, the Livingston and Grundy County FSA Director says Livingston County is split into three "Local Administrative Areas" or LAA's. and one LAA has an election each year.
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     Crawford says each committee member is elected to a three year term. Ben Beetsma has served three terms on the committee and is term limited out. There is only one name on this year's ballot; and that is Tyler Jones.
     The winner of the election will take their place on the committee January 1st. County committee members apply their knowledge and judgment to help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity and disaster programs, and emergency programs and eligibility.

Prison Demolition Nearly Complete - On Budget  11/29 12pm
     The old prison site on Third Street is almost unrecognizable from even this spring. City Administrator Ike Holland says the work on the sight is nearly complete.
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     Holland talked about the buildings that remain on the sight, including what was the kitchen.
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     He says the immediate plans for the property include expanding the biking and hiking trails.
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     Holland says he and the project engineer will do their final inspection next week. The project, apart from the unexpected asbestos abatement, came in on budget, at or near the bid of $370,000.

Grain Belt Express Public Hearings  11/29 12pm
     The Missouri Public Service Commission conducts public hearings in early December to discuss the Grain Belt Express high voltage DC transmission line.
     Clean Line Energy says the approximately 780-mile overhead, direct current transmission line will deliver wind energy from western Kansas to utilities and customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and neighboring states.
     Opponents say they need to protect their property rights, the state of Missouri does not need it and will not benefit from it and the lines create a serious health and safety risk.

     Public hearings scheduled in the area include:
            December 8, - Marceline at the Walsworth Community Center, at Noon.
            December 13, - Cameron at the Cameron Community Center, at Noon.
            December 14, - Polo at the Community Center at Noon.
            December 14, - Carrollton at the Rupe Community Center at 6:00 pm.

Bid For Hanger Awarded - Mayor Breaks Tie  11/29 6am
     The vote to award the bid to construct the hanger for Lifeflight Eagle at the Chillicothe Airport is awarded to Burman Construction of Ozark, Missouri for a total of $1,103,800. The council voted 2-2 on the ordinance, as 2nd Ward Councilman Wayne Cunningham left the council chamber because he works for Irvinbilt, a company that also submitted a bid. With the 2-2 tie, for the first time in years, Mayor Chuck Haney cast the deciding vote, approving the ordinance.
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     The issue that caused the tie in the vote by the council was a missing document as part of the bid packet. City Attorney Robert Cowherd told the council they could face a legal challenge if the bid by Burman is rejected over a missing "Allowance Form."
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     The vote by the council was Davide Moore and Paul Howard - Yes, and Tom Douglas and Reed Dupy - No.

City Will Self-Finance Hanger Construction  11/29 6am
     The City of Chillicothe will self-finance the construction of the new hanger at the airport. The Chillicothe City Council approved using Capital Improvement Funds for the construction. The total cost is expected at just over $1.1 million dollars. Funds in that account are not readily available, so the council also approved inter fund loans from other departments to help with the funding. That would include a total of $900,000 borrowed from the Fire Tax Fund, Permanent Street Fund and others. The money would be paid back over a five year period and would include 2% interest.

City Health Insurance Bids and Deductible Lower  11/29 6am
     The Group Health Insurance for Chillicothe City Employees is awarded to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Auditor Teresa Kelly told the council in the workshop session the bids for insurance came in lower and with a deductible that dropped from $5,000 to $4,000 beginning in 2017. The Council approved the bid by Hutchinson and Company for that insurance package. In addition, they continued the Bridge Health Insurance coverage that helps to cover the expenses not covered in the insurance plan. They also approved remaining at $500 provided by the city for the employee Flex Account.

Two Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  11/29 6am
     Chillicothe Police report two arrests.
     On Thursday, Tanner Young Thompson was arrested in the 2800 block of Grand Drive and charged with alleged property damage and stealing. The alleged incident took place November 19th in the 600 block of Webster Street. He was released pending a court appearance.
     Monday, Mary Alice Elliott was arrested on a Linn County warrant for alleged passing bad checks. The arrest took place in the 10 block of South Washington. She posted the required $44.50 bond and was released.

Troopers Report Milan Man Injured In Accident  11/29 6am
     A Milan man had minor injuries in an accident Monday afternoon in Sullivan County. State Troopers report 45 year old Patrick Swan was taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that happened when he was southbound on Route Z, south of Reger and drove off the right side of the road, overcorrected and crossed the road and his vehicle overturned. He was wearing a safety belt.

Pay Increases Considered For City Elected Offices  11/29 6am
     The Chillicothe City Council spent considerable time Monday discussing pay for the elected officials. Recommendations were presented to increase pay for the Clerk and Auditor from $50,232 to $52,773. This includes cost of living increases provided to city employees in 2015 and 2016.
     The proposal for the Mayors salary is to increase from $15,834 to 16,635, also including the cost of living increases.
     The Councilman at large would no longer be paid $75 per finance committee meeting, as those meetings no longer take place.
     The pay for Council members has been proposed to increase from $75 per meeting to $85 per meeting. The first increase in several years.
     The ordinance to approve the increases will be presented at an upcoming council meeting. Filing for City Offices will begin December 13th. All City Elected office will be up for election in April.

December School Programs Begin Thursday  11/29 6am
     The month of December is full of band and choral concerts for the area schools. A full list of the programs can be found in the KCHI Christmas Wishbook. There are two concerts this week; Thursday is the Brookfield High School Band and Vocal Concert, beginning at 6:30 pm. Friday is the Trenton Middle School Winter Band Concert at 7:00 pm.
     To find the full calendar of Christmas programs in the local area, check the KCHI Christmas Wishbook. You will also find coupons and specials from the featured sponsors and an opportunity to enter the 21st annual Christmas Wishbook give away. Go to KCHI.COM to find out where you can pick up your KCHI Christmas Wishbook.

Deer Hunting - Late Youth Season Numbers  11/28 12pm
     Young hunters harvested nearly 3000 deer in the late portion of the Missouri Deer Hunting Youth Season, November 25th to the 27th. The top harvest counties for the Late Youth Portion are Pike with 70, Howell with 55, and Lincoln and Osage with 52 each.
     The local numbers were pretty good as well, with a total of 146 deer taken. That includes: Linn County with the highest local total of 36. Daviess County with 23, Carroll and Sullivan Counties with 22 each, Livingston County 18 deer, Chariton with 13 and Caldwell County with 12.
     The Deer Season continues; the Archery season resumed as the firearm season ended - it will continue through January 15th. The Antlerless Season is December 2nd to the 4th; and the firearms alternative methods portion is December 24th to January 3rd.

Livingston Co. Library - Winter Story Time  11/28 12pm
     The Winter Story Time series at the Livingston County Library children's department, begins Tuesday, December 6th. Director Candy Warren talked about the theme.
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     Warren says they will feature a variety of stories from the Brothers Grimm and even some newer fairytales. There is no need to register, and the story time programs are free.

Chillicothe Teen Injured In Single Vehicle Accident 11/28 6am
     A Chillicothe Teen was injured when she swerved to miss an animal in the road Saturday night near Ludlow. Seventeen year old Mary Rounkles was taken to Hedrick Medical Center following the accident at about 7:50 pm. State Troopers report Rounkles was northbound on Route D when she swerved to miss the animal in the road. Rounkles first went off the left side of the road, corrected and crossed the road, hitting an embankment and her car spun around and went back to the road before stopping. She was wearing a safety belt.

Report Of Smoke Summons Fire Fighters 11/28 6am
     A report of smoke in a home at 423 Cherry Street summoned Chillicothe Fire Department at about 11:30 pm Saturday. When they arrived, the fire crew found smoke coming from the roof line of the home. In the kitchen, they found the ceiling was burned and dripping with water. Fire fighters used about 200 gallons of water to put out the fire that was smoldering in the insulation in the ceiling of the kitchen, and causing the smoke.
     The renter of the home owned by Jeff Foley stated they had added a space heater in a bedroom about 5:00 pm and a fuse blew, they replaced the fuse but did not notice the smoke until just before 11:30 when they called 911.
     The report states there was moderate damage to the kitchen and hall way. They were on the scene for about an hour.

Chillicothe City Council To Hold Workshop And Regular Meeting 11/28 6am
     The Chillicothe City Council has a Finance Workshop and regular Council Meeting this evening. The meetings begin with the workshop at 5:30 pm in the conference room at city hall. That agenda includes discussions on a Health Insurance Bridge Plan proposal and a discussion on the flex spending amount for the full-time employees in 2017.
     At 6:30 is the Regular Session for the City Council, in Council Chambers. The agenda begins with the finance portion of the meeting. It will include bids for employee health insurance, a health insurance bridge plan, bids for the Life Flight Eagle hanger at the Chillicothe airport and the use of the Capital Improvement Tax Funds for the construction of the hanger.
     Under appearances, City Administrator Ike Holland will lead a discussion on setting salaries for elected officials.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.

Chillicothe Police Were Busy Over The holiday 11/28 6am
     Chillicothe Police report a busy Thanksgiving Holiday period.
     On Thursday, at about 1:45 am, a disturbance was reported in the 2800 block of Grand Dr. Officers arrested Tanner Young Thompson and Nicholas Robert Plummer for alleged resisting / interfering with an arrest. They were processed and released.
     On Saturday, at about 10:30 am, property damage was reported in the 1900 block of N. Washington St. At the same time, there was another report of property damage, in the 100 block of N. Herriford St. The investigations continue.
     On Saturday, at approximately 8:25 am, a disturbance in the 1800 block of Fairchild Dr. resulted in the arrest of Suzanne Marie Shirley for alleged disorderly conduct. She was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail.
     Saturday, at about 4:00 pm, a disturbance in the 400 block of Webster St. resulted in the arrest of Elsa Lorine Morris for alleged disorderly conduct. She was released pending a court appearance.
     Saturday, just before 10:00 pm, a domestic disturbance was reported in the 900 block of Dickinson. Officers arrested Eric Douglas Harter for alleged domestic assault, felonious restraint and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer. Harter is held at the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.
     At about 2:00 am Monday, Officers were called to a fight in progress in the 300 block of Jackson St. Officers arrested Sean Allen Bergstedt and Neal James Miller for alleged domestic assault. They were held at the Daviess-DeKalb County Regional Jail pending the filing of formal charges.

State Troopers Arrest Six In The Area For The Weekend 11/28 6am
     State Troopers report several arrests over the weekend.
     39 year old Antonia Embrey of Kearney was arrested at about 12:10 pm in Caldwell County on a St. Joseph warrant for alleged failure to appear. She posted bond and was released.
     29 year old Leroy Tolston of Kirksville was arrested at about 6:20 pm in Linn County on a Caldwell County warrant for alleged domestic assault. He was held at the Linn County Jail.
     Two Illinois residents were arrested in Daviess County at about 2:50 am. 20 year old Mark Tudor of Huntley, IL was arrested for alleged speeding and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 49 year old Diane Lechner of Vernon Hills, IL was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. They were both taken to the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.
     30 year old Aric Hoffman of Weatherby, MO was arrested about 11:15 am in Caldwell County for alleged speeding and driving while suspended. He was held at the Caldwell County Detention Center.
     38 year old Bradley Lundy of Osborn, MO was arrested about 2:45 pm in Caldwell County on a Cameron warrant for alleged failure to appear. He was taken to the Cameron police Department.

Livingston County Nursing Home Board Meeting 11/28 6am
     The Livingston County Nursing Home Board of Directors will meet Tuesday. The meeting begins at Noon in the conference room at 1700 Morningside Drive. The meetings are open to the public.

RSVP Joy Toy Project Accepting Donations 11/26 6am
     The RSVP Joy Toy project is in full swing and they are still accepting donations of good clean used toys to be given away in the Christmas season. The RSVP has been doing the Joy Toy Program for many years to make Christmas a joyous time for children as they are able to celebrate Christmas with a special toy. Patty Mefford says are accepting donations.
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     Mefford says if you are in need of a toy for your child, you need to sign up.
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     If you have donations to drop off or need to sign up, call the RSVP office at 646-0010.

Troopers Arrest One In Caldwell County 11/26 6am
     A Nebraska man was arrested Friday in Caldwell County. Thirty-one year old Hugo Otero Martinez was arrested at about 7:30 pm for alleged excessive speed and no valid drivers license. He is held at the Caldwell County Detention Center on a 24 hour hold.

Teacher of the Year and Beacon Awards 11/26 6am
     The nominees for Chillicothe's Teacher of the Year and Beacon awards will be recognized this Friday with a progarm at the Gary Dickenson Performing Art Center. The announcement of the nominees took place at the School Board meeting November 15th. Each of the school buildings selects a teacher and a member of their support staff to be honored in December. This year's nominees for Teacher of the Year include:
     For Garrison/TLC - Diana Holcer
     For Dewey School - Ellen Hansen
     At Field - Katie Maples
     At Central - Donna Good
     For the Middle School - Shaylee Rademacher
     For the High School - Lisa Rule
     And at Grand River Tech - Pam Miller
For the Beacon Award:
     For Garrison/TLC - Sara Eller
     For Dewey School - Marcella Murray
     At Field - Melody Munson
     At Central - Kathy Midgyett
     For the Middle School - Cheri Waggoner
     For the High School - Pat Ewing
     And at Grand River Tech - Mandy James

12 Days of Christmas At Children's Library 11/26 6am
     The Livingston County Library Children's Department celebrates 12 days of Christmas beginning December 1st. Children's Department Director Candy Warren says they have a wide variety of activities planned.
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     Warren says the program includes a variety of activities for all ages.
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     Just a few of the other programs include card making, ornament decorating, Christmas candy science, ugly sweaters and a Grinch party. Of course, they will wrap up on December 16th with a visit from Santa.
     The 12 Days of Christmas programs will include two specific programs which require registration by December 2nd. They are the Cookie Decorating for children 7 and under on December 8th and the Gingerbread House Event for ages 8 to 12 on December 7th. To sign up, call 646-0563.

Cultural Luncheon To "Celebrate Christmas" 11/26 6am
     The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents Celebrate Christmas, a cultural luncheon on December 1st at the First Christian Church. Arts Council Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says the program will begin at 12:20 pm.
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     A Box lunch is offered at a cost of $7. If you are interested in the box lunch, you need to call in your order no later than November 30th at 11:30 am. Call The arts Council office at 646-1173 to place your order.
     If you would like to attend and want to bring your own lunch, there is no cost for the event.

Library Offers Victorian Tea 11/26 6am
     The Livingston County Library will host a Victorian Tea December 4th. Library Director Robin Westphal says this is the fourth year they have done a Tea.
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     Westphal says they will have a special guest for the Tea.
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     There is a $10 cost to attend, and they do ask that you pre-register as soon as possible as space is limited. To register call the library at 646-0547.

Trenton City Council Meets Monday 11/26 6am
     The Trenton City Council will start their meeting Monday evening with a closed executive session to handle a personnel matter. The Trenton City Council meets at 7:00 pm at City Hall. On the agenda for the open meeting; unfinished business includes a discussion on the sludge truck for the wastewater plant.
     New business includes discussions on the repairs to the pick-up for the electric distribution department and the finance committee will lead a discussion on the overtime rule slated to go into effect December 1st.

MoDOT road Work For 11/28 to 12/2 11/26 6am
     The Missouri Department of Transportation will end the month of November and begin December with continued preparations for the Winter season. That include pothole patching, crack sealing and other work that needs to be done before the snow flies. The Scheduled projects in the local counties include:
Caldwell County
     Route P - Culvert replacement, Monday, will CLOSE the intersection of Route P and Old Highway 36
Chariton County
     Route 139 - Shoulder work Tuesday from the Chariton County line to the Sumner city limits
     Route KK - Culvert replacement Tuesday, CLOSED from US 24 to Route V V.
     Route F - Culvert replacement Wednesday, CLOSED from US 24 to Ordway Road.
Grundy County
     Route 190 - Shoulder work Tuesday and Wednesday, from Route 146 to the Daviess County line
Linn County
     Route 139 - Shoulder work Monday from US 36 to the Chariton County line
     US 36 - Pavement repair, Monday and Tuesday, westbound from Route 130 to Higgins Ditch Bridge
     Route EE - Pothole patching, Monday and Tuesday
     Route W - Pothole patching, Wednesday
     US 36 - Pavement repair, Wednesday to Friday, westbound from Route 5 to Route F
Livingston County
     Route D - Pothole patching,Thursday and Friday

Chillicothe City Council Meets Twice Monday 11/25 6am
     The Chillicothe City Council will have a Finance Workshop and regular Council Meeting Monday evening. The meetings begin with the workshop at 5:30 pm in the conference room at city hall. That agenda includes discussions on a Health Insurance Bridge Plan proposal and a discussion on the flex spending amount for the full time employees in 2017.
     At 6:30 is the Regular Session for the City Council, in Council Chambers. The agenda begins with the finance portion of the meeting. It will include bids for employee health insurance, a health insurance bridge plan, bids for the Life Flight Eagle hanger at the Chillicothe airport and the use of the Capital Improvement Tax Funds for the construction of the hanger.
     Under appearances, City Administrator Ike Holland will lead a discussion on setting salaries for elected officials.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.

Livingston County Commission Meetings  11/25 6am
     The Livingston County Commissioners will meet in regular session next week. The meetings are Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the commission room of the courthouse. The agendas include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties. The county commission meetings are open to the public.

Troopers Arrest One Locally On Thanksgiving 11/25 6am
     A St. Joseph man was arrested in Grundy County Thursday. State Troopers arrested 30 year old Jesse S Youngs at about 6:20 pm for alleged DWI, speeding - 90 in a 60 zone, and no proof of insurance. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Jail on a 12 hour hould.

No Garbage Pick-Up Today In Chillicothe  11/25 6am
     There is no trash pick-up today for Chillicothe Municipal Utilities customers with a Friday Route. CMU Refuse Department Director Troy Figg says your route will be picked up early next week.
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     You may want to keep that trash in the garage or in a trash can with a secure lid to keep the animals out of the trash until it is picked up Monday, so you don't have extra clean-up.

Chillicothe Planning & Zoning to Consider RePlat For New School  11/25 6am
     The Chillicothe Planning and Zoning Commission will hear the request to replat the property for the new Chillicothe Elementary School when they meet December 5th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm at City Hall.
     The replat is for the property north of the high school, between Hornet Drive and US 65.
     In addition, the commission will review the request to amend a section of city code for the definitions of communication towers and communication antennae and for setting an effective date for the revisions.
     The recommendations from the Commission on both topics will be forwarded to the Chillicothe City Council for final approval at a future meeting.

Thanksgiving Left Over Ideas  11/25 6am
     The Thanksgiving meal is complete; desert is all gone and your guests even helped with the clean-up. Now the question is what are you going to do with the leftovers? Of course, there are the late night fridge raids, but that only takes care of a small part of the food.
     A few suggestions are maybe a nice turkey casserole, use some of that extra dressing for some stuffed pork chops or chicken breasts. How about a home made pot pie. The vegetables, turkey and gravy in side and the potatoes mixed with a little egg make a nice topping.
     What ever you will not use in a couple days, you need to get it into the freezer.

Arts Council & CHS Players Present "A Christmas Carol"  11/25 6am
     The Chillicothe High School's CHS Players and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council present "A Christmas Carol" on the stage of the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center, December 8th, 10th, and 11th. Former YMCA Director Dave Rogers is working with the students as he has taken the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
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     Rogers says Lisa Rule, the Director of the play and Drama Department, has taken a little license in the production.
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     Rogers says the cast and crew will be busy through the entire play as the scenes change so quickly.
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     "A Christmas Carol" is December 8th and 10th in the evening and on Sunday the 11th, there will be a matinee performance. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the High School. If you are a season ticket holder for the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, you will be admitted with your season pass.