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Back to the Future is Chautauqua Theme

The Daviess County Arts Council is excited to announce the theme for Daviess County’s 30th Annual Chautauqua: “Blast Back to the Future celebrating 30 Years of Chautauqua.” The festival is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 on the Gallatin square.

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Thirty years ago the first Chautauqua was held. That same year, Universal Studio’s blockbuster hit Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox was released on the big screen. In the second

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Jesse James Days Riding into Town

Jesse James and the gang will ride again as Winston holds Jesse James Days July 10 and 11.

Friday night, July 10: homemade ice cream social and gospel sing; food shack opens at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.; bag toss tournament at 7 p.m. (registration and practice between 6-6:50).

Saturday, July 11: 7 a.m.: biscuits and gravy breakfast; 9:30 a.m.: baby show (please register by 9); the raising of

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Little Mermaid Audition

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre original adaptation of The Little Mermaid on Monday, July 6, at the Courter Theater in Gallatin from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Those auditioning should plan to stay for the full two hours, 10-noon. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition.

Approximately 50-60 roles

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Free Concert June 13

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra are pleased to present a stirring collection of summer favorites you won’t want to miss. This free concert will be held Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2421 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton. Doors open at 6:30. Audience members are invited to contribute canned food items to benefit the Grundy County Food Pantry.

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ZTR Speedway Will Be Going Full Tilt… Soon

It’s been a bumpy start for ZTR Speedway, as the opening night has been canceled several times due to rain. ZTR Speedway Kart Racing, owned by Jake and Tiffany Cameron of Winston, began preparing the track in late 2014.

“We were supposed to open May 2,” said Mr. Cameron. “But the weather has been messing with us.”

Some first racers cruise around the curve at ZTR Speedway. [photo credit Kerra

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Vaughn Walters Will Sell at Hunting and Fishing Show

Among those with decoys and antiques set up at the North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectible Show in Chillicothe on June 5 and 6 will be Vaughn Walters, a familiar face from this area.

Mr. Walters was assigned in December 1975, as Missouri Department of Conservation Agent in Daviess County. He served in that role for 27 years, retiring in 2002. He and his wife Roxanna then moved to

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Second Annual Hunting, Fishing Collectibles Show

The second annual North Central Missouri Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show will be held June 5 and 6 at the Litton Ag Campus, Jenkins Expo Center in Chillicothe. The show will take place from 1-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Attendees are invited to buy, sell or trade at the show. The show features historic and collectible firearms (pre ’64), duck decoys, fishing

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Big BAM Miles Across the State

Big BAM is a party on wheels—bicycle wheels, that is. Big BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) is a cross-state bicycle ride and music festival, from the Missouri to the Mississippi River, which covers 300 miles and includes more than two dozen bands at different stops during the five-day ride. About 1,000 riders have already signed up.

big bam map day oneThe ride begins at Rock Port on June 21 and ends at Canton on

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Resound Fest Returns to Miracle Hills Ranch

On June 12-13, the Resound Fest, produced by LifeLight, will return to Miracle Hills Ranch in Bethany for its sixth year. The free Christian music festival promises a weekend full of uplifting music and dynamic speakers for all who attend.

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Music at the festival kicks off on Friday, June 12, at 4 p.m., and wraps up after the community worship service at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. On-site camping

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