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Local Pesticide Collection Event A Success  7/21 12pm
     The Missouri Pesticide Collection Program was in Chillicothe last weekend and Coordinator CJ Plassmeyer says they had a good turnout.
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     Plassmeyer says the pesticides that are collected are destroyed for disposal.
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     The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has the Pesticide collection events about every 2 years in the various regions of the state.

Trenton Council Meets Monday Night  7/21 12pm
     The Trenton City Council considers amending several city ordinances when they meet Monday night. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm at City Hall. The agenda includes an ordinance to amend the duties of the Parks Director, repealing a park curfew section of the city code, approving an engineering services agreement for water tower and fuel storage tank maintenance, amending the Conceal and Carry ordinance and amending a section of city code for charitable events in the firearms code.
     New business includes an announcement of electric reliability award and an appointment of the City Emergency Management Director.
     There is no executive session planned.

Multi-State Speed Enforcement  7/21 12pm
     Law enforcement in Missouri and five other states are conduction an enforcement crackdown this weekend. Sergeant Jake Angle from the Missouri Highway Patrol says this is to crack down on speeding.
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    Angle says this will be primarily in the interstates, and I-35 in our area. He says the special enforcement period began Friday morning and runs through Sunday.

Chillicothe Road Closure Scheduled  7/21 12pm
     The intersection of Tomahawk Road and Adam Drive in Chillicothe will be closed starting Tuesday. M&M Utilities will be closing the intersection for up to 5 days to remove and replace concrete at the intersection in order to accommodate proper drainage.

Livingston County Fair Shooting Sports Results  7/21 12pm
     Livingston County Fair Shooting Sports results
Archery Results
    Jr. Compound with Release
      1st Bridgett Eller - 276
      2nd Tanner Singer - 272
    Jr. Compound with Fingers
      1st Sarah George - 126
      2nd Ayra Meeker - 103
    Intermediate Compound with Release
      1st Abby Jones - 263
      2nd Lane Nickell - 258
    Int. Compound with Fingers
      1st Bo Meeker - 171
      2nd Corbin Rodenberg - 126
    Int. Recurve
      1st Jackson Reeter - 156
    Sr. Compound with Release
      1st Maddie Eller - 262
      2nd Carter Allen - 254
    Senior Recurve with Fingers
      1st Caroline Warren - 164

      1st Harley Beck - 179
      2nd Jackson Huber - 127
    Jr. 22
      1st Daniel Perry - 157
      2nd Benson Summers - 148
    Int. 22
      1st Abby Jones - 212
      2nd Jesse Huber - 162
    Senior 22
      1st Malloree Summers - 234
      2nd Keagan Valbracht - 233

Western Heritage
    Int 1st Tristen Johnson
    Sr. 1st Keagan Valbracht

    Sr. 1st Keagan Valbracht

Excessive Heat Warning Continues  7/21 6am
     The very hot and humid conditions will continue for the area. National Weather Service Meteorologist Dan Hawblitzel says the Excessive Heat Warning continues through Saturday.
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     Hawblitzel says a cold front will come through Saturday evening.
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     He says they don't expect the extreme heat to return next week, although temperatures could climb back into the lower 90's.

Three Arrests In Chillicothe Police Report  7/21 6am
     Three arrests are in the report from the Chillicothe Police Department.
     Wednesday morning, Officers arrested Matthew W. Corzette on a Chariton County Warrant for alleged failure to appear on a traffic charge. Corzette was processed and released after posting bond.
     Wednesday evening, officers arrested Raven Pittman in the 1000 block of Graves Street on a Livingston County Warrant for two counts of alleged possession of a controlled and a Chillicothe Warrant for alleged failure to obey a Judge's Order on the original charge of Stealing. Pittman was held at the Daviess DeKalb Regional Jail.
     Thursday morning, Officers investigated bad checks passed at two businesses. The incident remains under investigation.
     Thursday afternoon, a traffic stop on US 36 near Route CC led to the arrest of the driver, Julie A. Falls, for alleged speeding, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. Falls was cited and released.

Troopers Arrest Kansas Man  7/21 6am
     A Kansas man was arrested by Troopers in Caldwell County Thursday. Thirty-two year old Kyle Meadows of Shawnee, Kansas was arrested about 7:45 am for alleged speeding, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a McDonald County warrant for alleged littering. He was taken to the Caldwell County Jail pending the posting of bond.

Solar Eclipse Is One Month Away  7/21 6am
     A Total Solar Eclipse will take place across the United States one month from today. Chillicothe is on the path to see the total eclipse and Dr Angela Speck from the University of Missouri explains a total eclipse.
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     Speck says it's been 211 years since a total eclipse happened over Chillicothe.
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     She says viewing a solar eclipse can be done in many ways. She says Solar Eclipse glasses are available and are an easy way to view the eclipse.

Livingston County Fair Beef Show Results  7/21 6am
Rate of Gain
     First Place Emily Miller
     Second Place Kennedie Keiffer
     Third Place Haley Fitzpatrick
Breed                             Champion                Reserve
Angus                            Jenna Reeter            Lily Stedem
Black Hereford                Mattney Waters
Charlois Composite         Chandler Stedem
Chiania                           Abby Burton             Dalton Hoover
Hereford                          Beau Ann Graves     Carman Woodworth
Maine                             Gabryelle Hapes
Maintainer                       Gabryelle Hapes      Haley Fitzpatrick
Red Angus                      Dillon O'Dell            Dillon O'Dell
Shorthorn                        Jaiden Rodenburg    Sean Childs
Shorthorn Plus                Clayton Walker        Aubrie Burton
Simmental Foundation     Clayton Walker        Kaylee Lewis
Crossbred                      Beau Ann Graves      Dillon O'Dell

Supreme Champion Female            Beau Ann Graves
Res. Supreme Champion Female    Beau Ann Graves

Top 5 Females
1 Beau Ann Crossbred
2 Beau Ann Hereford
3 Clayton Walker Simmental
4 Jenna Reeter Angus
5 Dillion O'Dell Red Angus

Angus Kolby Singer
Black Hereford Wyatt Maddux
Maintainer Haley Fitzpatrick

Supreme Champion Bull Kolby Singer
Res. Supreme Champion Bull Haley Fitzpatrick

Cow/Calf Pairs Champion
                      Max Herring

                              Champion                Reserve
Purchased              Seth Reeter             Dalton Hoover
Home Raised          Jenna Reeter           McKenna Campbell

Supreme Champion Overall Steer - Seth Reeter
Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Steer  -Jenna Reeter

Beef Showmanship
Breeding 13& Under Jenna Reeter      14& Over Clayton Walker
Steers 13& Under Ellie Barnett           14& Over Dalton Hoover
Dairy 13& Under Harlee Beck

Dairy Awards
                              Champion                Reserve
Female     Jersey    Harlee Beck             Harlee Beck

Supreme Champion Dairy   Harlee Beck
Res. Supreme Champion Dairy   Harlee Beck
Junior Dairy Showmanship   Harlee Beck

Livingston County Fair Goat & Sheep Show Results  7/21 6am
                              Champion                Reserve
X-bred                     Ayra Meeker
Hampshire              Kyle Hansen
Suffolk                   Seth Hansen
  Supreme Champion Ram  Ayra Meeker
  Res. Supreme Champion Ram  Kyle Hansen

                              Champion                Reserve
Dorset                    Seth Hansen            Bo Meeker
Xbred                     Bo Meeker               Harlee Beck
Speckle Face         Kyle Hansen
Suffolk                   Seth Hansen            Seth Hansen
Hampshire             Kyle Hansen
  Supreme Champion Ewe Seth Hansen
  Res. Supreme Champion Ewe Seth Hansen
  Supreme Champion Breed Flock Seth Hansen

Market Lambs
  Purchased Champion Market Lamb CJ Pfaff
  Purchased Reserve Champion Market Lamb Anna Pfaff
  Home Raised Champion Market Lamb CJ Pfaff
  Home Raised Reserve Champion Market Lamb Anna Pfaff
     Supreme Champion Overall Market Lamb CJ Pfaff
     Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Market Lamb Anna Pfaff

     Champion Pen of 3 Market Lambs Sydney Baxter

Sheep Showmanship
   14& Under Bo Meeker      15& Over Sydney Baxter

     GOAT Awards
Dairy Goats
  Champion Overall Dairy Doe Caroline Warren
  Reserve Champion Overall Dairy Doe Caroline Warren
  Champion Overall Dairy Buck Patrick Warren
  Reserve Champion Overall Dairy Buck Allison Haley
  Jr. Showmanship Patrick Warren
  Sr. Showmanship Madelyn Warren

Boer Meat GOATS
  Grand Champion Doe Kade Plattner
  Reserve Champion Doe Sheridan Guilford

  Grand Champion Buck Montana Plattner
  Reserve Champion Buck Kathryn George

  Grand Champion Market Boer Goat Kade Plattner
  Reserve Grand Champion Market Boer Goat Grant Warren

   Jr. Showmanship Grant Warren
   Sr. Showmanship Kade Plattner

Livingston Co. Fair Wraps Up Friday  7/20 12pm
     The Livingston County Fair will wrap up on Friday. Fair Board President Shane Baxter says there will be a few activities taking place beginning at 7:00 am.
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     The Bucket Calf show is at 9:00 am and the tickets for the Appreciation Dinner are available at the Concession Stand.
     The big attraction on Friday is the Market Animal Sale at 7:00 pm. Baxter says this is a premium sale.
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     Essentially, you are helping to offset the cost of raising the animal in preparation for the fair.
     Last year's sale totaled nearly $128,500.

Stedem Appointed Cultural Corner Director  7/20 12pm
     Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery has a new Director. The board announced Mindy Stedem is their first Director for the Gallery. Stedem says she is excited to begin the position.
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     Stedem says they have a variety of programs in the works and are even planning programs and exhibits around the Eclipse in August.
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     The week of the Eclipse, August 21st to the 26th, they will have a display of the works form those programs. To find out more, call the Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery at 240-5022.

Chillicothe Board of Public Works Meets Tuesday  7/20 12pm
     The Chillicothe Board of Public Works will meet Tuesday at the CMU Office to consider a bid and hear reports. The meeting will start at 7:00 am and includes a bid for a 15 foot rotary cutter for the electric department, reports from each of the department heads and form the CMU General Manager.
     An executive session is planned if it is needed.  Board of Public Works meetings are open to the public.

Dale Whiteside Honored By 4H Foundation Board  7/20 12pm
     Dale Whiteside, a charter member of the Livingston County 4-H Foundation since its inception in 1997, was honored for his 20 years of service at their recent meeting. Whiteside received a framed set of 4-H stamps that had only been issued in 1952 to celebrate 50 years of 4-H in the USA. Whiteside was among those who envisioned the need for a County 4-H Foundation to ensure that the local 4-H youth would always have a qualified assistant to maximize 4-H opportunities for all members in Livingston County.
     In 1997, no other county foundation existed in Missouri. The goal of the Foundation has always been to raise $500,000 to fund a full-time professional to work with the 4-H youth of Livingston County. The foundation reports to date they have raised $333,000.
     Whiteside is one of the foundations most avid supporters because of his history of 4-H experiences himself. Under his leadership the foundation is now celebrating 20 years of existence, supporting a part-time assistant, and the 4-H membership and experiences continue to grow.

School District Receives Surprise STEM Funding  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District received some unsolicited funding for their STEM Program. Dr Barnes says that funding is from a Missouri organization.
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     The Cusick Family Foundation is based in Mexico Missouri.

Change Order For Waterline Error Approved  7/20 6am
    Changes for the new Elementary school were approved Tuesday by the Chillicothe R-II School Board. The change to the alignment of a water line was already completed and was an error on the part of the contractor. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says they will be reimbursed for this change.
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     The School district paid the original bill, and is reimbursed for the difference.

School Board Approves Personal Day Changes  7/20 6am
     The request for additional personal days for the Chillicothe R-II School District was approved. The Salary and Welfare Committee made the request. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there was a long discussion before the board made the decision.
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     Those that have accumulated 50 or more sick days are still allowed to add an additional personal day.

Annual Bids Approved By School Board  7/20 6am
     The Chillicothe R-II School District is required to take bids for several items at the start of the school year, that includes for Bread, Milk, Tires and Fuel. Superintendent Dr Roger Barnes says there were no real changes.
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     Barnes says the bread bid from Hy-Vee is slightly higher.
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     There was also only one bid for Milk, and that was from Prairie Farms.
     MFA Oil will supply fuel for district vehicles with a price break of 5 cents off the pump price
     Tires will follow the State Pricing and will be supplied by Anderson TBA

Pollock Man Faces Several Charges  7/20 6am
     A Pollock man faces numerous charges after he was arrested Wednesday in Sullivan County. State Troopers arrested 60 year old John Summers at about 5:40 pm for alleged no valid license - 2nd offense, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired plates, no insurance and no seatbelt. Summers was taken to the Sullivan County Jail and later released.

Local Students Attending Air Academy  7/20 6am
     Chillicothe EAA Chapter 944 has sent three young adults to attend the Advance Air Academy at Oshkosh, WI. Drew Minnis & Jackson Pauley, Chillicothe High School students and Wesley Sportsman, Marceline High School will become totally immersed in the world of flight. They will return July 25th. Chillicothe EAA Chapter 944 says this is possible through the local support and donations through the annual Fly-In Breakfast. That event will be held on August 26 at the Chillicothe Airport.

Fair Results - Rabbits & Market Hogs  7/20 6am
     Livingston County Fair results fro Wednesday Shows
Best 4 Class - Jaclyn Hines
Best 6 Class - Chloe Clements
Best of Show - Jaclyn Hines
Champion Meat Pen - Sophia Luetticke
Reserve Champion Meat Pen - Keagan Valbracht

Junior - Chloe Clements
Junior Advanced - Abby Jones
Junior Premier Exhibitor - Sophia Luetticke
Senior Premier Exhibitor - Jaclyn Hines
Senior - Jaclyn Hines
Senior Advanced - Chloe Peery

Market Hogs
Breed                  Champion                       Reserve
Berkshire            Remington Isaacs            Jaiden Rodenberg
Chester               Kaylee Lewis                   Rylee Johnson
Duroc                 Garret Donoho                 Seth Summers
Hampshire          Koby Wagers                  Jaycie Stimpson
Hereford             Warren Meservey             Jaiden Rodenberg
Landrace            Jaiden Rodenberg
Poland               Gabby Hapes                  Christian Peniston
Spot                  Kaylee Lewis                   Jaxon Albertson
Yorkshire           Zach Trout                       Lillian Smith
Xbred                 Remington Isaacs            Ryder Ficken

                          Champion                      Reserve
Market Barrow     Remington Isaacs          Ryder Ficken
Market Gilt          Zach Trout                    Jaiden Rodenberg

Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog Remington Isaacs
Reserve Supreme Champion Overall Market Hog - Ryder Ficken

Swine Showmanship
16 & Over   Zach Trout
13 to 15   Gabrielle Hapes
8 to 12   Beau Graves

Funeral Notices

John Sanders
     A Carrollton resident, 43 year old John Sanders died July 19th in Carrollton. Services are Saturday at 10:00 am at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial in Pleasant Park Cemetery in DeWitt. Family visitation is Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

Ruby Lewis
     A Brookfield resident, 79 year old Ruby Lewis died July 19th in Brookfield. Services are Saturday at 11:00am at First Baptist Church in Linneus with burial in Elmwood Cemetery in Linneus. Friends may call Friday from 1:00 to 8:00pm with family visitation from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Wright Baker Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield. Memorials may be made to Grand Oaks Camp.