St. Patrick’s Day!!

To my Family and many Friends—Thank You for remembering me on my birthday. The wonderful surprise family gathering on Sunday, the lovely gifts, flowers, messages and so much more. Something about those birthdays. You were all so very kind. I Thank You!!!

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Word has it the Baby Chicks have arrived at our Orscheln Farm and Home. What a tradition, I so remember Harlie, Hallie and friends going each year to look them over, touch them, hold them, what a good time, and we were certainly making memories.

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Yes, what an honor it was—attending the Chillicothe National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Welcomed by President, Isaak Rasche and his introduction of guest speaker, Reid Stephens, a former CHS student, himself, and what a presentation Reid gave “What’s Your Why?”—everyone in the county should have heard it. Thank you Reid Stephens for your inspiration. To Hallie Rae along with 35 of her classmates, you are to be so proud.

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A birthday card shower has been requested for Grace Smith who will observe her 97th birthday

Saturday. Cards and notes may be sent to: Morningside Center, 1700 Morningside Drive, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.

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This evening, Steve Kinder will present the program, “Birds, Bugs and Blooms 2019 Version”, for the Grand River Audubon Society. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Mildred Litton Community Building. Social time with refreshments at 6:30. Everyone interested in nature is welcome to come and enjoy the presentation.

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Compliments to Chillicothe High School Player Westley Brandsgaard, the amazing Basketball Hornet. The 6’3” Senior surpassed the 1,500 career scoring mark and joins an elite group as the 5th Hornet Boys Basketball player to score 1,500 points in his high school basketball career. The other four CHS players include Westley’s Uncle Justin Bland, Eric Hemmer and son and father, Mitch Parrish and Jerry Parrish.

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$14.95---Blue Mound Chronicles—a Book for keeps and to pass on down in your family, orchestrated by good buddy Joe Dillard and crew, you can pick it up here at the Newspaper Office. We thank you.

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Chillicothe Lions Pancake and Sausage Day, Saturday, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s. Proceeds will go to Lions Sight Programs, to purchase eyeglasses for area resident and Kids Sight Screenings.

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Two Chillicothe Basketball school sports records were set recently by Lady Hornet Senior Guard Jordan Hibner hitting three 3-point shots in her final game to put her name on top of the Career Three-Point Shots record. Jordan stands at 186 treys made in her high school career, topping the former record of 132 set by Hannah Jones, Katelyn Parkey is now 3rd all-timer with 107, Katie Stephens 4th with 106 and Jordan’s classmate Hunter Keithley 5th with 102. Some very talented Lady’s wouldn’t you say. In addition, Jordan broke her own season record for 3-pointers, set last year, by making 73 this season.

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And now for some Corned Beef and Cabbage!!

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Birthdays this week include: today, Debby Baker, Shannon Baker, Buel Applebury, Scott Englert, Mary Dunn, Bobby Hecker, Doris Breeden, Brenda Jones, Jeff Whiteside, Lori Horton and Keith Dennis; Thursday, Zach Quinn and Nathan Scott; Friday, Travis Keith, Jerry Harris, Adam Callahan, Tyler Mapel, Sadie Beetsma, Ryan Riggs, Larry Shively, Richard Dixon, Sandy Boyd, Trixie Leppin, Melissa Williams and Mary Vulgamott; Saturday, Grace Smith #97, Juanita Rounkles, Reed Dupy, Shirley Anderson and Michael Lowe; Sunday, Connie Greever, Lana Boswell, Jerry Surber, Daniel Cordray, Mary Catherine Hart, Misty Walker, Melinda Thorne, Phyllis Reith, George Laurence and Hamilton Trinidad; Monday, Carroll Surber, Robert Stewart, Mike Boon, Derek Thorne, Maxine Warren, Ian Diegelman, Rena Perkins and Jim McIntyre; Tuesday, Carole Myers, Chris Cothern, Renee Robertson, Linda Forck, Willy Walker,

Matt Triska, Mark Schuler, Jim Alford, Tom Schnittker, Art Haynes, Susan Skipper and Lesa Neal.

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Wedding anniversaries include: Donnie and Mary Davis #53, Bruce and Susie Lindley, Matt and Sue Hopper, Randy and Keri Dennis, Ronnie and Vonnie Narr, Tom and Theresa Triplett, Larry and Jodi Stanfield, Bill and Ronda Hapes.