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Chillicothe's Simpson Park is full of lighted holiday displays as part of the community's 13th annual Festival of Lights. The park has 65 displays and dozens of decorated trees. The lights of the park are turned on at 4 p.m. daily and remain on until midnight. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park as well as park their vehicles and walk among the displays. The festival will continue until shortly after January 1. The Festival of Lights is recognized as a 501(c)(3) under the Livingston County Educational and Housing Council, and all donations are fully tax deductible. To donate, send donations to the Festival of Lights, P.O. Box 1032, Chillicothe, MO 64601, or leave donations in the box shown here located just down the hill as you come in from Washington Street across from the children's playground.
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The Walmart store in Chillicothe was a busy place this Christmas when 75 children participated in the 17th annual shopping event coordinated by the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club for children in the community whose families could benefit from an extra boost this Christmas. The Shop With a Cop event gives children the opportunity to shop and experience the joy of giving gifts to loved ones. Funds this year were provided by Walmart and through fund-raising efforts by offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center. The children partnered with members of the Chillicothe Police Department, the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and members of the Kiwanis Club and Chillicothe High School's Key Club members. C-T Photos / Dalton Ripley
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The Livingston County Community Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to the Livingston County Humane Society to assist in construction of a new feline sanctuary for the shelter located at 1400 South Mitchell Road. The shelter is bringing in five or six cats per day. The new sanctuary will furnish a pleasant location where potential adopters can visit with the cats without the present noise and commotion as well as free up more of the present facility area for dogs and other animals. The local humane society received a matching grant of $50,000 from the Doctors Morrill Foundation and have until the end of the month to obtain the match. Along with 
other grants the shelter has received, this $10,000 will virtually assure that the matching funds will reach the desired amount and the Morrill funds will be received.
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 Seventh District Missouri Rep. Rusty Black (R-Chillicothe) has filed a bill to designate each July 7th as "Missouri Sliced Bread Day." The legislator pre-filed the state bill in December which now awaits committee assignment for a hearing. The bill language encourages Missourians to participate in appropriate activities and events to commemorate the first sale of sliced bread on July 7, 1928, in Chillicothe, Mo. The building in which the first loaf of commercially-sliced bread was introduced to the world still stands at the corner of First and Elm streets in Chillicothe and is owned by the Sliced Bread Corporation. A Rohwedder bread-slicing machine is on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and is displayed at the Grand River Historical Society Museum. C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley
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Order a full-color brochure from the Greater Chillicothe Visitors Region by calling toll-free 1-877-224-4554 or by Email.

Green Hills Public Golf Course
660-646-6669
Chilli Bay Water Park
660-646-6107
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
660-646-4424
CMU
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
660-646-1664
Chillicothe Fire Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2139
Chillicothe Police Department
Emergency: 9-1-1
660-646-2121
Street Department
660-646-3811
Animal Control
660-646-1006
Chillicothe Chamber
660-646-4050

Monday, January 08, 2018

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