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    Helping Hands first prime rib dinner deemed a success by voluneers
    Helping Hands Abuse and Crisis Center of Hickory County had its first official fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 10, at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. Volunteers organized a prime rib dinner, door prizes, silent auction, and a live auction scheduled to take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. They prepared and printed 200 tickets, pre-selling 130 of those tickets and a few more at the door. It is unknown exactly how many people attended the event.
    Meeting the governor- Hickory County Commissioners, as well as commissioners from St. Clair and Benton County, met with Governor Mike Parson and several MoDOT employees Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Hogles Creek Bridge on Highway 82, to learn about the scheduled repairs. Hogles Creek is one of many bridges in the state of Missouri that will be undergoing repairs this coming spring.
    Governor Parson tours Hogles Creek Bridge, repairs scheduled for Spring of 2020
    Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited Hickory County Wednesday, Nov. 6, while he was touring a bridge project scheduled to have repair work done in early 2020. The bridge in question is on Highway 82, crossing over Hogles Creek in the northwestern part of the county near the border line with St.Clair and Benton Counties.
    Commission plans Grader Games
    Hickory County Commission met Thursday, Oct. 7, where they met with Chris Young with Murphy Tractor to discuss the current lease on four of the county’s graders. The discussion centered around the availability and cost of service plans for these machines so as they can be kept in the best possible condition.
    God and Country- Major Carl Bailey salutes the American flag, carried by members of Cub Scouts Pack 204, while the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church congregation joins in singing The National Anthem. This was just the start of the church’s annual Veterans Day God and Country ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 10. The morning worship service was a mixture of spirit and patriotism, reminding everyone how to love and worship God and love and support the country, as well as the men and women who have sacrificed everything to keep us free.
    Spirit and patriotism mix for God and Country ceremony
    The third annual Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church Veterans’ Day ceremony was Sunday, Nov. 10, honoring both God and Country.
    Gift of appreciation- Hermitage middle school students presented thank you cards to the veterans who attended the Hermitage R-IV annual Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, in the high school gymnasium.
    Hermitage holds special assembly honoring Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11
    Hermitage R-IV hosted its annual Veterans Day Assembly Monday, Nov. 11, presented by the middle school. The assembly kicked off at 9 a.m. with the Color Guard from the Galmey VFW Post 9638 presenting the colors. Following was the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the National Anthem, both led by the Hermitage kindergarten class.
    Presentation of the colors- The Galmey VFW Color Guard is pictured presenting the colors at the annual Wheatland Veterans Day Assembly Monday, Nov. 11, in the high school gymnasium. The assembly lasted about 45 minutes, featuring singing by the elementary students, student speakers, and a special guest speaker. After the assembly, all veterans were invited to stay for refreshments in the lobby.
    Wheatland R-II says “Thank You” to all veterans
    Wheatland R-II hosted it annual Veterans Day Assembly Monday, Nov. 11, in the high school gymnasium. The assembly got started at 1 p.m. in the afternoon with Coach Chandler Saultz welcoming everyone and thanking the veterans for their service and sacrifice.
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