What a time in our lives!

Kuddos to proud Grandparents, Butch and Judi Shaffer. Their granddaughter Mackenzie Thomas has been selected to be a Rock Chalk Dancer at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Young Mackenzie just graduated from Lawrence Free State High School and will be a freshman this fall at KU. Following her lifelong dreams, as a dancer, Mackenzie will be performing at many school events including basketball, football and other sporting venues—she was selected after over a month of tryouts that were conducted over the internet, with routines and interviews. Her parents are Dianne and Fred Thomas, Lawrence—her sister Cameryn is a sophomore at KU as well. The Shaffer Family has had an impact on the Jayhawk Campus for lots of years.

Another name you will know, Pam Smith, daughter of the late Claude T. Smith. Her daughter Faith Smith, was also chosen as a Rock Chalk Dancer. Thank you Butch for sharing.

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Quite the caravan to greet everyone’s friend Rose Lee Davis, a very Happy Birthday. You have been hearing, seeing and being a part of these fun drive-by greetings recently. This was a good one, a line of cars all the way out West Polk. And there was Rose Lee, Jerry and family in the driveway, it was good. We want to thank the Macoubrie family for the heads up.

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If you are wanting to extend your library, stop by, you will enjoy, Joe Dillard and Crew’s “Blue Mound Chronicles”, here at the C-T office, $17.95.

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Compliments to North Central Missouri College (NCMC), Trenton, students and staff—largest graduating class in school history. Although 2020 will not be on ground commencement ceremonies this year they still have so much to celebrate. As it is, this year marks the 1st time in the schools 93 years not to have commencement on campus, but the very 1st virtual ceremcny in their history. More great news, the largest graduating class ever of 558 degerees. The average student age is 24 years, with the oldest student being 58 and youngest graduate 18.

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If you are eating quality food daily, Thank your farmer friends.

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Chillicothe High excels again, well of course—CHS wins MEC Supremacy Award. Chillicothe High School has won the 2019-2020 Midland Empire Conference Supremacy Award. Points are awarded according to where a school finishes in each Sport in the conference. Without summer sports this year, points were awarded in girls tennis, girls golf, softball, volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys soccer, football, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball and scholar bowl. Points earned by Chillicothe 24.5. second, Savannah; third, Maryville and fourth St. Pius. Yes, we know the Hornets can be Superior-- Supreme and in control.

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Yes, the Chillicothe Farmers Market has opened for the season, on the west side of the Livingston County Court House. Each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and also there will be a Tuesday Market downtown. Was late getting uptown Saturday, missed out on the Wever produce but did chat with the folks from TableTop Farms and picked up some wonderful lettuce and peas for wilted lettuce, so good.

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Birthdays this week include: today, Sherry Savage, Rick Lollar, Stephen Rupp, Judy Englert, Inez Hood, Caleb Christopher Cothern and Candice Warren; Thursday, my Best Friend ever, Billy Jones, Brian Altenderfer, Grayson BeVelle, Teresa Albertson, Jennifer Marriott Sackson, Fran Haas, Ave Hess, Christy Arr and Ann Cothern; Friday, Doug Assel, Brent McCoy, Jerry Cooper, Leroy Olney, Nancy Schroll, Teresa Foli, Andrea Myers, Erin Forsyth, Darrell Allnutt, Dusty Rounkles, Jimmy Rounkles and David Brown; Saturday, Joan Gibson, Sunday, Alijah Hibner, Karen Muck, David March and Tom Oder; Monday, Mary Campbell and JoAnn Henderson; Tuesday, very Special Friend, Doe Sperry, Shirley Pyrtle, Hayden Chapman, Charlie Green, Chloe Epperson, Mack Molloy, Bonnie Collier, John Tipton, Butch Berry, Leon

Burton, Delana Neely, JoEllen Clark and Johny Henderson.

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Wedding anniversaries include: Hubert and Virginia Headrick, Jim and Dian Dilley, Chris and Emily Taylor, Jewell and Donna L. Frizzell, Lyndel and Velda Robertson, Claude and Nadine Eckert #66, Gerry and Pam Gabel, Ray and Marsha Jackson, Ralph and Kathryn Ratliff, Scott and Deborah Lindley and Steve and Judith Shoot.