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    Chili Saturday- Pomme de Terre Shrine Club hosted a chili supper Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. They served around 40 people until about 7 p.m. Pictured above is a group filling their bowls and plates. Everything was purchased by donation.
    Chili Supper held at Shrine Club
    A chili supper was held at the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club Saturday, Feb. 9. This event was originally scheduled for January 12, but due to a blast of winter weather leading to slick road conditions, it had to be rescheduled.
    Annual Beekeepers Workshop Feb. 16
    Pomme de Terre Beekeepers announced the date for their annual Beginners Beekeeper Workshop as Saturday, Feb. 16. It will be in the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab community room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Rotate the ball- Mary Sebade , left, is shown leading her Tai Chi class in a stretch meant for the spine. The idea was to pretend one was holding a ball out in front and twist at the waist. As the person twisted, they “rotated” their ball. The full name of the class is “Tai Chi For Arthritis” and is held every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. until March 28, at the Hickory County Health Department. This past Thursday’s class was canceled due to weather. Pictured above is a scene from Wednesday, Feb. 6.
    Tai Chi Classes begin at Health Department
    MU Extension Center’s County Engagement and Health and Nutrition Specialist Mary Sebade hosted a Tai Chi For Arthritis Class at the Hickory County Health Department Wednesday, Feb. 6. Fifteen people attended this first class, which started at 9:30 a.m. This is an eight week course, which will be taking place every Wednesday and Thursday until March 28.
    Matter of Balance class being offered in Wheatland
    Seniors will be able to add a little balance to their lives and diminish their fear of falling during a four-week course.
    Hermitage Christian Church welcomes Pastor Jack Daniel
    The Hermitage Christian Church welcomed Jack Daniel as their new pastor at the start of this year. As he lives in El Dorado Springs and is semi-retired, he is only at the church on Sundays and Wednesday afternoons. His self-proclaimed goals are to help the church grow both spiritually and numerically. Since starting at the church, they have added five new members. The Sunday morning service starts with a young disciple message, and afterward the children are taken away for Children’s Church. There is also an adult Sunday school class.
    Raffles- Department of Conservation Agent Matt Bryant sells a strip of tickets to a guest at the National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet Saturday, Feb. 6. The customer was buying a chance to participate in the “Stab a Pig” raffle, with the hopes of winning a Weatherby bolt action rifle. Guests could either buy one ticket for $20 or 10 for $50, then wait to see who drew the winning knife. This was just one of many raffles that took place during the McCarty Senior Center held banquet, an annual fundraiser for the Hickory County Jakes and Jennies chapter. Bryant is a chapter committee member.
    Jakes and Jennies hold annual banquet
    Area hunting enthusiasts gathered in the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland Saturday, Feb. 9, for the 9th annual National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Banquet. Each year, the Hickory County Jakes and Jennies Chapter of the NWTF puts on their Hunting Heritage Banquet as the singular fundraiser to help generate money and support for sportsman activities and youth awareness. This year’s event began with a social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and a live auction. More than 100 guests attended.
    Health Department complex to be tobacco free
    Hickory County Health Department officials are taking steps in helping to secure the continued health of their employees and visitors by implementing a tobacco free policy on the Hickory County health campus.
    Mushroom class Thursday
    A long awaited class on mushrooms, sponsored by the Hickory County Library, had to be postponed this past Thursday, Feb. 7, due to adverse weather conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Hermitage School Cafeteria. The Feb. 14 session was supposed to be the second of two, and the reshuffling means the original second session will be held at a still to be announced later date.
    Observe Roman life Sunday
    The February program of the Pomme de Terre Archaeological Society is scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 17, in the community room of Hermitage Nursing and Rehab.
    Death being investigated in Wheatland area
    Hickory County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched Saturday, Feb. 9, to a residence in the Wheatland area for a deceased person with an apparent gunshot wound.
    FFA Section coming up
    Notice to all readers: The Index Newspaper wishes to inform you that our annual FFA Special Section will be published in the Wednesday, Feb. 27, issue of The Index.
    Annual Beekeepers Workshop Feb. 16
    Pomme de Terre Beekeepers announced the date for their annual Beginners Beekeeper Workshop as Saturday, Feb. 16. It will be in the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab community room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Local meeting schedule
    Below is an updated meeting schedule of local districts.
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