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The Daviess County Collector of Revenue announces properties for sale due to unpaid taxes.

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Hamilton Native and Athlete Withdraws from NCAA Event

After an injury during the long jump portion of her NCAA hepthathlon last Friday, University of Kansas junior Lindsay Vollmer—a native of Hamilton and Penney High graduate—had to withdraw from the Eugene, Ore., event. This left her two events short of the seven total, relinquishing any chance of back-to-back titles. Last year Vollmer had made history by becoming the first individual outdoor champion in all of KU women’s track program.

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Smoke in the Park Promises Something for Everyone

Make plans to attend this year’s Smoke in the Park to be held June 20-21 in Gallatin. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, for teams to begin setting up their spots. Cooks’ meeting will be at 7:30 Friday night.

The four categories will be chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket. Main judging starts at noon Saturday.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be serving a pulled

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North Central Missouri Mental Health Center Celebrates

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Celebrate 40 years of service in the Green Hills area with the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center on Monday, June 16, 1-3 p.m. at 401 Youssef Drive. The reception will include refreshments and a free blood pressure clinic. Call 660-646-6872 for more information.

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Annual Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival

CHILLICOTHE, MO — It’s time for the second annual bluegrass festival, which this year will feature six bands and open up camping grounds for the first time. Performers for the weekend of June 14 include The Boxcars, Lowell Appling & Rural Roots, Hootin’ Annies, Lonesome Road Bluegrass Band, Possum Trot Band, and The Treblemakers. Some seating will be provided, but you may bring your own, and Friday night camping sites—with

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MoDOT Open House Scheduled

BETHANY, MO — On June 19 the Bethany Community Center will host a Missouri Department of Transportation open house, during which the public is invited to discuss proposed transportation projects with MoDOT representatives and regional planners. Among topics to discuss is the proposal of a ten-year 3/4-cent state sales tax increase—up for vote on August 5—which would go toward transportation improvements. This event is scheduled from 4-6 p.m., and the

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Smoke in the Park Heats Up

The 2014 Smoke in the Park will be held June 20-21 at Dockery Park in Gallatin.

Main judging is at 12 noon Saturday. People’s choice judging will follow the main judging. There are four categories for barbecue: chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket.

This is a non-sanctioned event and KCBS rules and regulations will apply.

All proceeds go to VFW Post 2172.

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Religious Freedom Presentation by Hobby Lobby Attorney

Missouri State Representative Mike Lair (R), Chillicothe, will host a presentation at North Central Missouri College in Trenton by Attorney Josh Hawley regarding religious freedoms. The event will be held in Cross Hall on the college campus at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 13. Hawley, founder of the Missouri Liberty Project, is a law professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prof. Hawley is an attorney for Hobby Lobby and participated

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Piggly Wiggly Will Close for Renovations

CHILLICOTHE, MO — Because of major remodeling and changes planned for the grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly on Hwy 65/S. Washington will temporarily close its doors after business on June 21. The store’s current style and layout, carried over from its 1987 introduction in the Chillicothe area, isn’t conducive to today’s market demands and public needs. Most of the fixtures and equipment will be sold and replaced by those trendier

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Simpson Park Location for Relay for Life

CHILLICOTHE, MO — It’s time once again for the Relay for Life annual fundraiser, from 5-11 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at Simpson Park. The Survivor’s Lap will take place at 6 p.m., followed by the Luminaries Ceremony at 9. The many booths on site will include baked goods and ice cream, walking tacos and enchiladas, hot dogs, BBQ, and games. This year’s goal is $10,000, and the public is

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