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    High temperatures likely cause of fish deaths
    A number of citizens expressed concern this week over a large quantity of fish recently found dead near the Pomme de Terre Dam. According to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hickory County Project Office, the cause has been investigated and is likely due to overwhelming heat combined with a lack of rainfall.
    Archeology society- Pomme de Terre Archeology Society met Sunday, June 24, where they watched a video called “Great Indian Nations” as part of their program. The video explored the history of Native American tribes: Iroquois, Seminoles, Shawnee, Navajo, Cheyenne, and the Lakota. These six nations had a powerful impact on the history of the United States. The orginial program was cancelled due to the speaker having a conflict in scheulde. Along with the program, there were also refreshments and door prizes.
    Exploring the history of six great Native American tribes
    Pomme de Terre Archeology Society met Sunday, June 24, where they watched a video titled a “Great Indian Nations” as the program. They originally had a special guest speaker planned, but due to a conflict of schedule she was unable to attend.
    Submissions requested for Index ‘Veteran of the Week’
    The Index staff is asking community members to submit photographs of American veterans for a new feature.
    Lercher performs at Galmey Community Bible Church 118th birthday
    Galmey Community Bible Church celebrated its 118th birthday Sunday, July 8, with a special performance by Gospel music singer Becky Lercher. Lercher has performed many times at the church over the last several years. She brought with her her husband Layne and 10-year old daughter Lauryn. Layne helped with setting up the sound and cueing the music and Lauryn sangs a few songs throughout the show. The family hails from Waynesville, where they are also funeral directors.
    Happy Independence Day- Visitors to the Overlook Park at Pomme de Terre Lake witnessed a fireworks show over the Pomme de Terre Dam Saturday, July 7, a culmination of the day’s Fourth of July activities. Guests gathered at several spots around the lake, including the Overlook Park, Corps Project Office, Harbor Marina, and Outlet Park to watch the show put on by Premier Pyrotechnics. It began at 9:30 p.m. and lasted 15 minutes. It was visible from all sides of the dam. Saturday’s activities began with Ozark Market Day on the Hermitage Square and also included an open house at the Hickory County Museum. Ozark Market Day was sponsored by the Hermitage Lions Club. The fireworks was sponsored by the Pomme de Terre Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the Hickory County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Missouri Department of Conservation.
    HCCWF volunteer recognition dinner July 19
    The annual Hickory County Community Wellness Volunteer Recognition Dinner will be held Thursday, July 19. The organization will recognize four outstanding volunteers within the local community and honor them with a dinner and awards presentation.
    Arrow Rock subject of archaeological meeting
    The Pomme de Terre Archaeological Society will hold its next meeting on Sunday, July 22, at the Hickory County Annex Building in Hermitage.
    Wood family holds reunion
    Family of the late George and Helen Dietz Wood met Sunday, July 8, at the Jane (Wood) Shepherd home in Liberty.
    Church holding donut sale until Labor Day
    Members of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary are selling donuts to raise funds for St. Bernadette Church.
    Local meeting schedule
    Below is an updated meeting schedule of local districts.
    PdT UMC to start Summer Meal Program
    The Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church is hosting its first summer meal program “Welcome to the Table” beginning Saturday, May 26, and continuing every Saturday until August 11. They will be serving a hot meal every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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