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    Ready to Race- The eleven participants in this year’s Pomme de Toure Bike Race gathered at the starting line at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, ready to take on an “endurance grinder race.” They left from the Outlet Park and covered 108 miles of Hickory County. Four ended up challenging the 108 miles, while the other seven settled for the 65-mile half course. Three local citizens participated, including Teresa Smith, Gary Edwards, and Tim Corbin. The final racer arrived back at the dam at around 6:20 p.m.
    Visitors express delight at course, appreciation for the help of volunteers
    The first ever Pomme de Toure Bike Race went off without a hitch this past weekend, as local bicyclists, and several from Mid-Missouri, arrived to take on a 108-mile course.
    Bi-Annual Mt. Oyster Dinner- Galmey VFW hosted its second of two Mt. Oyster dinners this year Saturday, Oct. 13. This bi-annual event has been a staple of the VFW for many years, and this year they served an estimated 70 people. After the meal, the guests were invited to stay and participate in karoke by Julie Rogers.
    VFW hosts Bi-Annual Mt. Oyster dinner
    Among the multiple events held in Hickory County this past weekend was the bi-annual Galmey VFW Mountain Oyster Dinner Saturday, Oct. 13. This popular event has been a staple of the VFW for many years, with one being held every fall and another being every spring.
    Commission and KBRPC discuss grants, Hazard Mitigation
    The Hickory County Board of Commissioners held a standard meeting Thursday, Oct. 11, with one guest. It began at 10 a.m. in the courthouse.
    Despite cold, several attend Prairie Chapel UMC Fall Bash
    Cold and damp weather led the annual Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church Fall Bash to becoming a more low key affair this year, at the church on Highway 65. It was a true church effort, with the events put together by church members and volunteers.
    Skyline hosts FCA Fields of Faith
    Hickory County R-I (Skyline) High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, organization hosted a Fields of Faith event Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the football field. Approximately 180 people attended, including students from multiple schools, home school, and regular community members. The most represented schools were Skyline and Buffalo, with students from each speaking at the event. Before things got started, donuts, hot chocolate, and water were served.
    Friday Fishermen- T.J. Sawyer and Gary Pearson were the first place winning team Friday, Oct. 5, during the 44th annual Fall Muskie Team Tournament. Pearson also caught the day’s big fish, a 36 inch muskie.
    Muskies caught on Lake Pomme de Terre
    Winners were announced in the 44th annual Fall Muskie Team Tournament, held Oct. 5- 7, on Lake Pomme de Terre.
    Historical Society meeting features Bicentennial talk and a program on veterans
    Hickory County Historical Society members gathered for their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Hickory County Library. Due to the annual book sale, the group was moved out of the Community Room and into the front foyer, which provided ample space for the 30 or so in attendance.
    Hermitage First Baptist Sonshine Fest. Oct. 27
    Hermitage First Baptist Church will host the Sonshine Kids Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. This event is for children ages zero to fifth grade, and will be held at the church.
    Library gets new staff member
    The Hickory County Library Board met Monday, Oct. 15, in the library’s community room. There were five people present. It was announced that the library had a new staff member named Trina Sanning.
    PDT UMC Spooktacular Saturday, Oct. 27
    Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church has scheduled a Spooktacular event for Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the church, located in the Carson’s Corner area.
    Local meeting schedule
    Below is an updated meeting schedule of local districts.
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