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Parade Grand Marshals

JR & Betty Bird Grand Marshals 2015 Chautauqua

The Daviess County Arts Council selected J.R. and Betty Bird as the 2015 grand marshals of the 2015 Chautauqua parade. Pictured in the front seat are daughters Sharon (Kenneth) Lockridge and Patricia (Mike) Ehly.






Emery James Lawinger

Emery James Lawinger , four, son of Elizabeth Carpenter Lawinger is pictured at the Touch-A-Truck event held last

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Drift on Over to the Theater During Chautauqua

Cast members pictured, left to right, front row, Glennie Peery, Amy McMahon, Rhonda McCann; back row, Beth Plotner, Chance Smith, Lana Belshe, Matt Pottorff, Mariah Wood, Honi Brown, Jackie Nichols, Doug Nichols and Troy Elbert.

Gallatin Chautauqua is scheduled for Sept. 18-19-20 with theatre performances set for Saturday and Sunday. Rachel Peery and Glennie Peery will be directing this year’s production “The Scheme of the Driftless Shifter.” The comedy is

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Spoken Word Poet with NFL Ties to Perform in Area

web_OddRodNorth Central Missouri College (Residence Life Department) will present a free program by Roderick “Odd?Rod” Borisade, at 9 p.m., on Thursday, September 17th in the Cross Coffee Shop. Odd?Rodd has been touring colleges since 2011, Odd?Rod has covered over 100 college campuses (sometimes twice) and been voted as APCA’s (Association Of Promotional Campus Activities) 2014 Spoken Word Artist of the Year and 2014 Entertainer of the Year. Easily separated from

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Chautauqua Weekend Jam Packed!

Mark calendars for Sept. 17-20, 2015!

Chautauqua weekend is going to be jam packed with exciting events, activities, and musical groups. This year, to coordinate with the theme, reenactments will be presented from the “Back to the Future” movies. Watch for the shootout at high noon, the scene where Marty, in disguise, tells George to ask Lorraine to the dance, and more!

Get your ‘80s on!

It is time to

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Chautauqua Kicks Off on Thursday, Sept. 17

Chautauqua’s opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, on the Gallatin square. The ceremony will begin with an invocation by Pastor Robert Nelson, followed by paying devotion to our country.

Then, our Chautauqua Grand Marshals, J.R. and Betty Bird, will be honored for their many years of great service in the community. A VFW presentation will conclude the ceremony, followed by the Chautauqua Square Dance on

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Women in Ag: Home Grown Event Set for Sept. 24

The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the first annual Women in Ag “Home Grown” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on September 24. Seating is still available; be sure and make reservations.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. for attendees to visit local vendors, followed by a Container Gardening Workshop at

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Chautauqua Organizers Announce Juried Art Show

Dust off your art supplies!

This year’s Chautauqua, which will run from Sept. 17-20, will have a new addition, a juried art show! Located in the beautiful Seasons restaurant right on the Gallatin square, the art show will feature painting, drawing and photography by artists young and old. There are several ways to participate.


Not an artsy type? No problem. Come and admire the efforts of your

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Area Youth Benefit Dinner, Auction, Golf Tournament

Aug. 29 & 31

The 23rd Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) dinner/auction and golf tournament events are quickly approaching. The dinner & auction will be at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 29. A reception will begin that evening at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. A silent auction will be held throughout the reception and the dinner. Just after 7 that

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Touch-A-Truck at This Year’s Chautauqua!

How often have you driven down the road past a construction site or farmer’s field and noticed your child sit up, press their face against the window and stare in awe as you pass by an enormous tractor, bulldozer, or combine? How often does your child sit for hours with toy trucks or construction equipment pretending to haul dirt or dig holes?

2015 Touch a Truck LogoThis year at Chautauqua is every child’s opportunity

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