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    Public hearing set on proposed CAFO ordinance
    Meeting Venue Changed
    A public hearing has been called by the Hickory County Commission to discuss a proposed ordinance on establishing boundaries, permits, rules, and regulations on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).
    Pittsburg VFD ice cream social
    Pittsburg Volunteer Fire Department will host an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the fire station at the corner of Highway J and Highway J-8 in Pittsburg. The event is open to all dues paying members.
    J&D Galley opens its doors in the Nemo area
    Hickory County recently welcomed several new restaurants into the area, one of which was J&D Galley, a family-run restaurant owned co-owned by father and son duo Bernardo Venancio and Navy Veteran Joseph “Joey” Venancio. The restaurant is located in the Nemo area in the same building that used to house Jake’s CafeŽ, about an eighth of a mile west from the four-way stop.
    County Tax Sale Aug. 26
    The Hickory County Collector’s Office will hold its annual Tax Certificate Sale at the south front door of the Hickory County Courthouse in Hermitage at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26. As of this writing, 20 lots were still available.
    Wheatland School Reunion set for Sept. 7
    The Wheatland Annual School Reunion has officially been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7. This event was originally scheduled for early June, but when severe weather struck the Wheatland area, causing moderate to severe damages to several businesses and residences throughout the town, it was postponed.
    Wheatland Harvest Festival Sept. 7, 8
    On Dec. 27,1869, Frederick Kern and Joseph F. Naffziger plotted a piece of land in Hickory County, outlying rows of streets that established the Village of Wheatland, Missouri. One hundred fifty years later, this event is being recognized with a two-day festival honoring our local roots.
    Mason ice cream social
    Hermitage Masonic Lodge #288 will be holding an ice cream social this Sunday, Aug. 25, at the lodge building on Highway 254.
    Skyline board sets tax rate, approves school protection officers
    Hickory County R-I (Skyline)’s Board of Education held a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 14, followed by its regular meeting. A public hearing was held to set this year’s tax rate, and there was also discussion on protection officers.
    Parade entries, donations, vendors needed for
    Wheatland Harvest Fest
    Organizers with the Wheatland Harvest Festival Committee are seeking the public’s assistance with this year’s event.
    County tax sale August 26
    Residents should be aware the Hickory County Collector’s Office will hold its annual Tax Certificate Sale at the end of August, with a list of available properties in this issue of The Index. Tax certificates are to be offered for sale at the south front door of the Hickory County Courthouse in Hermitage at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. As of this writing, there were still 28 lots available.
    Discover More On 54 100 Mile Yard Sale looking for sellers
    The annual Discover More On Route 54, 100 Mile Yard Sale has been scheduled for Labor Day Weekend Friday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event was created to promote tourism along Highway 54 from Camdenton to Nevada.
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