Love watching the flowers in bloom!

Talk about a community that gives back—The Chillicothe High School Senior Awards is sure proof that Chillicothe is that type of village. Awards and scholarships again surpass $1 million dollars going to some very accomplished students. Along with many other loyal participants, Chillicothe Newspapers was very honored to present the Bill Plummer Memorial Scholarship to Kiley Kirkpatrick, who is enrolled at Missouri State University, studying photography and the Bob Carter Memorial Scholarship went to Jordan Hibner who will attend North Central Missouri College and play basketball, wouldn’t Bobby love that.

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Accomplishing her Goal at the age of 80---Bowling a 300 Game. Judy Strukel of Hamilton did just that at Monday League night at Fast Lanes in Chillicothe. She stated she had been bowling for 67 years, picking up her first bowling ball at 13 years old. Compliments to Judy, proof you are never too old to succeed in great things in life.

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Grass clippings do not belong in the street. When mowing your lawn, don’t blow the grass clippings into the street. The grass can cause problems, they do not look good in the street, they can be a safety hazard for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists and when it rains, they can clog storm drains. Take heed with your mowing, keep your grass in your yard not out in the street. There are lots of folks walking here in our town, a person could slip on their walk if it has rained, the grass gets wet on the street, I’m one of those walkers.

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CHS at State—The Chillicothe Chapter of Future Business Leaders of Amer/ FBLA, at Grand River Tech School has announced great news from the FBLA Missouri State Leadership Conference. Chillicothe High School sophomore Amanda Brade won first place in introduction to Public Speaking and will compete nationally this summer, virtually; Senior William Kieffer was awarded 5 th place in the Who’s Who in FBLA and Senior Drew Minnis won 7th place in Hospitality Management. Jenny Hughes, Susan Mayers and Sondra Sturguess are FBLA advisors at GRTS. Kuddos to you all!!

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Compliments to Jayne Meservey, North Central Missouri College, outstanding employee of the month. Jayne has been tutoring center coordinator for NCMC for five and a half years and has been a key contributor in the library layout and design during the Geyer Hall renovation. Jayne and husband, Jimmy and children, Sam and Audrey, both Chillicothe High School Seniors this year, reside on a farm near Chula. Jaynes comment “My favorite thing about NCMC is meeting new people and I would like to visit with everyone student each semester that’s my goal.”

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Schreiner Farms honored for high soybean production. Anthony and Leda Schreiner, Chillicothe farmers, were recently honored among the nation’s highest-producing soybean farmers of the region in the 2019 Asgrow National Yield Contest, with a yield of 73.90 bushel per acre. The Schreiner’s were recognized at the Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Compliments to this Farming Family.

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Birthdays this week include: today, Marilyn Brodmerkle, Larry VanHorne, Jeremy Rinehart, Rick

Hammond, James Durham, Vicki Stone, Joyce Scott, Kent Spainhour, Duane Bruce and Caroline Christopher; Thursday, Ruby Goddard, Betty McNally, Ryan Barclay, Maxine Christopher, Larry Brockhaus, Jerry Brockhaus, Dusty Jordon, Mary Triplett, Gary Cooper and Remembering Our Amazing Uncle Bob Smith; Friday, Barbara French and Kerby Vulgamott; Saturday, Joan Holcer and Cathy Ripley; Sunday, Kelsey Neal Lee; Monday, Marlys Hagen, Leman Marlay, David Martin and Jane Jones; Tuesday, Teddy Tucker, Aaron Smith, Junior Gardner and Mary Plowman.

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