Love those summer nights!!

Here’s wishing our Mother, June Sowder, a very Happy Birthday #95, on Friday. We love you Mother, you are the very best. What a role model you have been throughout our lives. June, we love you and know you are very comfortable in your senior years at Morningside Center. If you would like to drop her a note or card, address—1700 Morningside Drive, Chillicothe, Mo. 64601.

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Chillicothe R-II District office building plans are out for bid. Such wonderful progress and news for our community. The design for the new district office nearly complete, Strata Architecture + Preservation, like in Claire Ashbrook, Chillicothe High School graduate and daughter of Tom and Julie Ashbrook. The building will be located to the west of Jerry Litton Stadium, once the contract is awarded, construction will begin mid-July and be complete mid- December and will be in house by end of the year. Another great statement, the complex is being built using insurance money from the flooding of the former district building, with no funds taken from the district budget.

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All in the fun of summer sports-- our compliments to Jim Valbracht and Phil Burgess on their golfing skills. A Hole in One is monumental in a round of golf and these guys did just that during the month of May out at Green Hills Golf Course. I am sure their names are added to the Wall at Green Hills- congratulations, lots to talk about. Again so great for Jim, our neighbor and retired Judge and to Phil who I just met, what a swell guy.

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So proud for her—Harlie Jones completed her recent college year like so many students throughout the area, at home, online and she certainly finished strong a 4.0, at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. So great for this young lady and now spending the summer hard at work.

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Compliments to Michaela Koon, Chillicothe, as nurse manager of Life Options Green Hills

Pregnancy+Health Center, Trenton. Michaela, a Chillicothe High School grad, received her registered nursing degree from North Central Missouri College, will oversee the medical services of Life Operations as well as prenatal and parenting education program. She is a nurse at Hedrick Medical Center as well.

She and husband Dustin reside on a farm near Chillicothe. Parents of Michaela, Shawn and Kelli Simmer.

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Birthdays this week include: today, Pat Scott, Ron Rader, John Saccaro, Jim Saccaro, Joe Hussey and Kathy Greenslate; Thursday, Bob Hibler, Kiera Holcer, Alton Keller, Jamie Baker Backhaus and Ron Searcy; Friday, our Dear Mother, June Sowder #95, Hillary Beemer, Doris Parkey, Mark Simmer, J. B, Thistlethwaite and Ed Robertson; Saturday, Brenda Wright, Truman Wheeler, Margie Sensenich, Andrew Meek, Corine Ross, Luke Case, Tommy Riggins and Charles Washburn; Sunday, Larry Hess, Ed Tucker, Joyce Sanson, Shawn Tate, Sherry Stotts, Brett Hecker and Kyle Paulus; Monday, Lois Ewing #99, Sandi Walker, Delores Shaffer, Jeff Parkey, Randy Horton, Lois Niehaus, Jackie Baskett, Stephanie Englert, Melvalene Evans, Mike Lewis, Stoney Plummer, Carrie Smashey and Gary Bannan; Tuesday, Peggy Switzer, Sally Raney Fraik, Karen Satterlee, Jennifer Searcy, Stacy Muck and Drew Ward.

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Wedding anniversaries include: Ronald and Shirley Yardley #63, Jack and Sharon Sykes #53, Doug and Dianna Roberts, Fred and Jean Simmer, Bruce and Erica Whiteside, John and Kim Valbracht, Everett and Darlene Wilson #45, Don and Teresa Dennis, Ron and Marion Hapes, Ben and Michal Koehly, Mike and Jena Pyrtle, John and Brenda Gatson, Darrin and Jackie Smith, Larry and Joan Williams, Tom and Rhonda Riggins, Earle and Renetta Teegarden, Ron and Jenny Hughes, Jerry and Nellie Jo Gaston, Ralph and Sarah Meservey, Gary and Sharon Arr, Darrell and Brenda L. Cooper, Sean and Megan Sensenich and Dean and Jane Brown.