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Area High School Graduations  4/28 12pm
     High School Graduations will take place over the next couple of weeks. The area schools hold the Graduation Ceremonies between this Sunday and May 21st. The graduation calendar includes:
Tina/Avalon High School                     04/30 2pm
Hale High School                               05/05 7pm
Grundy Co of Galt High School            05/07 2pm
Meadville High School                         05/07 2pm
SW of Ludlow High School                  05/07 2pm
Breckenridge High School                   05/07 3pm
Brookfield High School                        05/11 1pm
Gallatin High School                           05/12 6:30 pm
Tri-County of Jamesport High School    05/12 7pm
Bosworth High School                         05/13 5:30pm
Braymer High School                          05/14 2pm
Trenton High School                            05/14 2pm
Chillicothe High School                       05/14 3pm
Marceline High School                        05/14 3pm
Hamilton High School                         05/14 6pm
Carrollton High School                        05/21 2pm

County Commission Meetings  4/28 12pm
     The Livingston County Commissioners meet in regular session on Tuesday and Thursday next week. The meetings begin at 9:30 am in the commission room. The agendas include county road and bridge matters and administrative and departmental duties. They have no specific items scheduled on the agendas.

Software Bid On Board of Public Works Agenda  4/28 12pm
     Chillicothe's Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday at Noon. The meeting is held at the CMU office and includes reports from the General Manager and Department Heads. The Electric Services Director will present bids for Inventory Management Systems Software. The meeting is open to the public.

Collision Repair Vehicles To Be Sold May 31st  4/28 12pm
     Grand River Technical School will sell the vehicles from their Collision Repair program May 31st at the school. GRTS Director Jayme Caughron say they have six vehicle the students worked on through the school year.
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     Caughron says when the work on the vehicles is complete, they are safe and roadworthy.
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     You are welcome to contact the school to make an appointment to inspect and even test drive the vehicles prior to the auction on May 31st. Call 646-3414.

Chillicothe End Of Year Music Programs  4/28 6am
     The end of the year music programs for the Chillicothe R-II School District will begin next week.
        Tuesday, the Fourth Grade music programs will be held at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center.
        Wednesday, The Chillicothe High School Band will perform. That will also be at the Performing Arts Center.
     Both programs begin at 7:00 pm
     Additional programs are scheduled for the following week for the 2nd grade music program, Middle School Band and the Combined Concert Choir.

Chillicothe Police Report Includes Theft & Arrests  4/28 6am
     Three reports of theft and three arrests are in the Chillicothe Police Department report.
     Sunday, officers began an investigation of theft reported to have taken place Saturday in the 1000 block of Graves Street.
     Two domestic disturbances were investigated Wednesday. One was in the 300 block of JFK and the other in the 1100 block of Calhoun. Both incidents were verbal and no arrests were made.
     Thursday, Theft was reported in the 1200 block of Bryan Street. The victim reported being scammed by phone.
     Jeremy Jennings and Barbara Terrell were arrested Wednesday at the Probation Office on South Washington. The arrests were on probation and parole warrants. Jennings was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail, while Terrell was processed and released with a court date.
     Theft was reported at a business in the 1000 block of Graves. The report stated money was allegedly taken by a former employee. Officers arrested Toni Atwell for alleged theft. She was processed and released.
     Jeneva Chenet was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop in the 400 block of North Washington. She was processed and released with a ticket.

Poppy Days May 4th & 5th  4/28 6am
     American Legion Post 25 and their Auxiliary will celebrate Poppy Days May 4th and 5th. Members will be distributing Poppies at a variety of locations in Livingston County, collecting donations. Those donations are distributed to Livingston County Veterans and their families, as well as residents of Veterans Homes from Livingston County.

Chillicothe Citywide Clean-up - Week 2  4/28 6am
     The second week of Chillicothe's annual Citywide Clean-Up will begin Wednesday. CMU refuse Director Troy Figg says the first week went very well with a steady flow of area residents dropping of items.
     The final two days of the Citywide Clean-up will be Wednesday May 3rd and Saturday the 6th, rain or shine, from 8:00 am to noon, then from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The Citywide Clean-up is held at the old dump site on Mitchell Road. Vehicles may line upon Mitchell Road, but should not block the road or the rail crossing.
     While the Citywide Clean-up is free, they are charging for tires; $2 for passenger tires, $5 for truck tires and $10 for tractor tires.

Trenton City Budgets Still Unapproved  4/27 12pm
    The City of Trenton needs to approve their City and Municipal Utilities Budgets by the start of the fiscal year on May 1st. City Administrator Ron Urton says the council approved the budget Monday, but it was vetoed by the mayor and they did not override the veto.
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     Urton says their next meeting will be early next week, after the new fiscal year begins.
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     He says that means until the budget is approved, there are no raises and no new projects that can start.

Livingston Co. Sheriff's Report  4/27 12pm
     The Livingston County Sheriff's Department made one arrest and reported several investigations.
     Monday, deputies completed an investigation of two people who were disruptive at the courthouse during court day. A report was sent to the prosecuting attorney.
     Last week, a four wheeler and trailer was reported stolen from a property on LIV 430.
     An investigation continues on a report of an attempt to break into a home in Mooresville. Damage to a door jam was reported.
     A domestic disturbance was reported on Wednesday in Utica. The report says there was no physical violence. The report states alcohol and/or illicit drug use was believed to be a significant contributing factor.
     Deputies began an investigation of identity theft in another state.
     The arrest in the report was on Monday. Deputies arrested 43 year old Amy Dawn Brauer of Chillicothe on a Livingston County warrant for alleged Receiving Stolen Property. She was held at the Daviess Dekalb Regional Jail.

Chillicothe High School Art Show Starts Saturday  4/27 12pm
     The Chillicothe R-II school district's High School Art Show begins Saturday at the Gary Dickenson Performing Arts Center. CHS Art Teacher Daniel Riekena says this is an opportunity to see some of the incredible talent possessed by the students in Chillicothe. The students have been working hard all year to create a show you will enjoy.
     The High School student art works will be available for viewing in the PAC Lobby, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and Monday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.

Chillicothe High School Senior Events  4/27 6am
     The end of the School Year is quickly approaching, with a lot of activities planned for the Chillicothe seniors. CHS Principal Brian Sherrow talked about an activity this week.
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     That is just the first of many activities. Sherrow will talk about more activities as we continue towards graduation.

"Event At Locust and Ann" is Saturday  4/27 6am
     The newest event for the Chillicothe Area Arts Council is this Saturday. "Event at Locust and Ann" is a stand alone event at a new venue for them, the Cultural Corner Art Guild and Gallery. Arts Council Director Mary Lou VanDeventer says there will only be 100 seats available for this event.
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     VanDeventer says they have some good entertainment planned for the evening.
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     She says the evening will begin at 6:30 and run to 9:30. Tickets must be purchased in advance, call the Chillicothe Area Arts Council office at 646-1173. Vandeventer says The "Event at Locust and Ann" will include appetizers and there will be a cash bar available.

Bishop Hogan Is "Puttin' On The Glitz"  4/27 6am
     Bishop Hogan School is Puttin' On The Glitz for Catholic Education for their 14th Annual Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction. Principal Pam Brobst says they are almost ready for this Saturday night.
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     Brobst says at 6:30 the dinner is provided by Hy-Vee and the deserts are by Tammi Moore.
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     She says another great item this year is a Garth Brooks Suite for 16 at the Sprint Center, including food and parking.
     Call Bishop Hogan School at 646-0705 for Dinner tickets. Brobst says there is no charge to take part in the silent or live auctions.

Braymer Man Injured And Arrested  4/27 6am
     A Braymer man was arrested following an accident on Route DD in Livingston County Wednesday night. Thirty-six year old Jesse Moore was injured in the accident about 9:45 pm at Route DD and Route C near Dawn. State Troopers report Moore was eastbound on Route DD and failed to stop at the stop sign, crossed the road and hit the ditch. Moore refused treatment of minor injuries. Troopers arrested Moore for alleged Careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident and DWI with drugs.

Funeral Notices

Judy Acton
     A Carrollton resident, 74 year old Judy Acton died April 25th in Carrollton. Services are Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Carroll Memory Gardens in Carrollton. Family visitation is Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Coleen King
     A Chillicothe resident, 86 year old Coleen King died April 25th in Chillicothe. Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Chillicothe with burial in Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe. Friends may call Friday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Family visitation is Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to the church or Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Robert (Bob) Adams
     A Jamesport resident, 86 year old Robert (Bob) Adams died April 26th in Cameron. There was a cremation. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:00pm at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin. Friends may call Sunday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home, Kitchen Fund or Three Rivers Hospice