Yes---Blue Bell Ice Cream is back on the shelves in Chillicothe—thank you to the Merchants where we shop.

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She helped bring home the Gold!! Gracie Jane Kelsey, a member of the East Buchannan Basketball Team, Gower, that was on a mission and completed their Season Journey with a trip to Springfield, Mo. For the 1st time in School History, “East Buck” came away as Missouri’s Class 2 State Basketball Champions. They defeated the Tipton Cardinals 62-51. Gracie came away with 26 points in the game. She is such a delight to watch and certainly making her family proud, Mom and Dad, Amy and Kris Kelsey, Grandmother, Pat Smith, Grandparents, David and Sheryl Kelsey, Siblings, Maggie, Allie and Leo, Aunt and Uncles, Abby and Chad Smith and Billy Bob Smith and her cousins. And for a topper, all these accomplishments as a freshman, so she certainly has three more great years to shine.

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A Birthday Card Shower has been requested for Bruce Trussell who will be observing his 80th Birthday Saturday. Notes and cards may be sent to: 24366 Z Highway, Tina, Mo. 64682.

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Compliments to Chillicothe High School Senior Grahm Mayers being presented this year’s Quail Forever Chapter Scholarship—how wonderful for graduating students preparing for college. The presentation was at the chapter’s 12th annual banquet at the Litton Ag Center, drawing its largest crowd ever, more than 200 guests.

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With seasons changing and Spring upon us, lots of things are happening in our World, that is presenting a challenge to us all. We will strive through this process, day to day happenings here in Rural America. Not a lot is normal today, but we must keep the faith.

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Birthdays this week include: today, David Lauhoff, Toy Swartz, Steve McKiddy, Terry Mammen and Rebecca Kirkpatrick; Thursday, Barb Doughty, Jerrod Marshall, Chloe Epperson, John Taylor, David Daniel, Tom Otke, Mike McDonnal, Hesston Campbell and Courtney Diggs; Friday, Brice Walker, Bradley Hayen, Ann Miller, Verna Benning, Wilma Meneely #96, Janet Jackson, Karen Manning, Austin Baker, Sarah Schuler, Danny Hoyt, Vince Tate, Katie Woodworth, Matt Carr, Abby Allnutt and Amber Allnutt; Saturday, Kathryn Ratliff, Beth Diggs, Dolly Boyd, Laura Rupp, Jody Rodenberg, Bill Donoho, Karson Keithley, John Balman, Jennifer Hacker, Lara Hopper, Kodi Parks, Aiden Humphreys and Jacob Howe; Sunday, Marilyn Manning, Connie Cecil, Clovetta Roberts, Gary Smith, Bob Triska and Eric Burns; Monday, Mary Conrad, John Fox, David Coult, Emmy Gates, Jim Staton, Johnny Palmer, Andrew Gannan, Terry Henry, Charlotte Mammen, Stacy Sensenich and Anna Dawson; Tuesday, Liberty Cox, Joe Smith, Alvina Fullerton and Joy Sievering.

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Wedding anniversaries include: Harry and Joyce Hayen, Allen and Laurie Strieff, Gene and Lina Denker, Don and Lois Prewitt, David and Janet Lauhoff, Don and Marcella Murray, Bruce and Susie Lindley, Charles ad Mildred Wilburn, Larry and Fredrica Heisey, Duane and Letha Graves and Tom and Dianna Sticker.