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 In a room full of more than a hundred of his closest supporters, friends, family, city and state officials Chillicothe's Fire Chief Darrell V. Wright signed off from service for the last time after 43 years as a firefighter. City Administrator Darrin Chappell presented Wright with a Proclamation from the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate. Among Wright's many accomplishments, he oversaw the remodel and updating of the Chillicothe Fire Department and state-of-the-art training facility; updating and acquisition of new, top of the line equipment. Jayme Caughron, director of Grand River Technical School, thanked Wright for his dedication to students and the school, where he began teaching EMT classes in 1992 and later taught paramedic classes.
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Despite the fact that Christmas is still a month away, volunteers at 55 & GO JOY TOYS Project have been hard at work all year. During the last few weeks of the year, the number of volunteers and the number of hours worked increases as they prepare for the group's annual Christmas giveaway of toys, games and books to parents and grandparents from across the area. Volunteers are still accepting donated toys that are in good condition. Anyone in need of gifts for their children or grandchildren this holiday season can call 660-646-0010 or stop by the 55 & GO office at 440 Locust Street to register. New or good condition toys, bikes, trikes, puzzles, games and books can be dropped off between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday-Friday or 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Simpson Park in Chillicothe. Community members are invited to see the dazzling display as the lights and decorations are turned on for the first time this season at 5:30 p.m. on November 23 at Simpson Park. Santa is scheduled to be the guest of honor and will have plenty of time to visit with each child. Horse-drawn sleigh rides will run throughout the evening. The park will be closed to traffic from 5-7 p.m. to allow families to walk through the park to view the lights. Festival of Lights is made possible each year through the donations of Chillicothe and area individuals, businesses, and foundations. Donations may be dropped in the Festival of Lights donation box at Simpson Park or mailed to Festival of Lights, P.O. Box 1032, Chillicothe, MO.
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Main Street Chillicothe will be hosting the Memorial Tree lighting and dedication on November 21 in Silver Moon Plaza. Ornaments for the tree are now available for purchase at the Main Street Chillicothe office for $10 each or three for $25. When the ornament is purchased, the person's name that being memorialized will be put inside the ornament, and these ornaments will be placed on the Memory Tree and remain through the holidays and can be picked up the week of Jan. 10, 2020. Purchase may be made by calling the office, 660-646-4071, or by coming to the Main Street Office on the second floor of the Chamber building, 514 Washington Street. Ornaments may also be purchased on the group's website.
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Green Hills Public Golf Course
Chilli Bay Water Park
Chillicothe Parks & Recreation
Chillicothe Municipal Utilities
Chillicothe Fire Department
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Chillicothe Police Department
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Street Department
Animal Control
Chillicothe Chamber

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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