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    City of Hermitage Residential Clean Up this Thursday
    City of Hermitage’s residential Spring Clean Up will be this Thursday, Oct. 24. All customers must be located inside the city limits of Hermitage and abide by the guidelines below. All items must be set at the curb by 5 a.m. Thursday.
    Hermitage R-IV hosts career day
    Hermitage students received some advice for the future Thursday, Oct. 17, through a day of career seminars hosted by local business persons.
    Supporting the fire department- Multiple community residents arrived at the Galmey Fire Station Saturday, Oct. 18, to support the fire department and take part in their annual BBQ fundraiser. The department was able to serve 83 people before running out of food. All proceeds from the event goes into the general fund.
    Galmey Fire serves 83 people at annual BBQ
    Galmey Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual BBQ dinner fundraiser Saturday, Oct.19, at the Galmey fire station. Activities kicked off at 11 a.m. and were scheduled to run until 1 p.m. This is the second fundraiser of the year held by the Galmey Volunteer Fire Department, with the first being in their annual Ham and Bean dinner held in April.
    Commission talks Veteran Memorial expansion, and public meetings to discuss potential April ballot issue
    Hickory County Commission gathered Thursday, Oct. 17, where they met with Charles Guthrie about how to raise money for expanding the Veterans Memorial in the courtyard. Guthrie shared the idea of selling bricks that could be inscribed with a veterans’ service information, and then laid out in a walking path around the memorial. The commission expressed a lot of interest in the idea, with eastern-district commissioner Chase Crawford openly favorable.
    Skyline approves district goals for 2020
    Skyline’s Board of Education met Wednesday, Oct. 16, for its monthly session. Among the items discussed were district goals for 2020. The board approved these goals, with the list available in the superintendent’s office for public viewing.
    Sonshine Fall Festival Friday at Hermitage First Baptist Church
    Hermitage First Baptist Church announced that its annual Sonshine Kids Fall Festival will be this Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church’s north side educational building, Kids Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and their families are invited to attend.
    County declares Nov. 3 ‘Mark Swigert Day’
    Party planned for 2 p.m.
    It was announced last week that a card shower/retirement party is being planned for local man Mark Swigert in honor of his more than 20 years serving the community. The event has recently gotten bigger with the news that the Hickory County Board of Commissioners have dedicated Sunday, Nov. 3, as “Mark Swigert Day” in Hickory County.
    Spaghetti being served for Scouting
    The public is invited to a by donation spaghetti dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Cross Timbers.
    Two-thirds of the winners- Seth Elliott, left, and Jeannine Hayes were two of three winners at the fourth annual Hickory County Farmers Market Chili Cook-Off Friday, Oct. 18. Elliott won the hot category, while Hayes took the prize in the other category with her vegan chili. Jeff Owens was the final winner, taking home the prize for the best mild chili. They each received $10 gift certificates to the farmers market as their prizes.
    Elliott, Hayes, and Owen win Farmers Market Chili Cook-off
    Hickory County Farmers Market is wrapping up its 2019 season this Friday, Oct. 25. This will also be the last Friday for the Kids Eat Free program. The market will be open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Jerry Barlow Concert Nov. 2
    Proceeds benefit Friends of the Library
    Hickory County Library will welcome acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow as a special guest for their Fall fundraiser. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. Activities will kick off at 11 a.m. with a fried chicken buffet being served to all in attendance. Barlow’s concert will begin at 1 p.m.
    Governor to attend ceremony honoring Skyline
    For the third year in a row, Skyline Elementary is being presented the Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence. Students, teachers, and staff will celebrate this achievement in a special assembly Friday, Oct. 25, in the high school gymnasium.
    City of Hermitage Residential Clean Up scheduled for Oct. 24
    City of Hermitage will host a residential Spring Clean Up Thursday, Oct. 24. All customers must be located inside the city limits of Hermitage and abide by the guidelines below. All items must be set at the curb by 5 a.m. Thursday.
    Candy Donations sought for Halloween event
    Hickory County Traditions Committee is seeking candy donations for the annual Halloween at Pickering Park. This event was formerly known as Halloween On The Square, but was moved this year from the Hermitage square to Pickering Park. It will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and is completely free for both trick or treaters and those wishing to pass out candy.
    Running River 5K Pre-registration now open
    The 8th annual Hickory County Community Wellness Foundation Running River 5K Race will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m.
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