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    Egg Hunt in Cross Timbers April 20
    Cross Timbers Community Lighting Committee will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. on Cross Timbers city square.
    Nursing and Rehab Center egg hunt Friday, April 19
    Hermitage Nursing and Rehab will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance.
    Elkton Baptist Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 20
    Elkton Baptist church will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. This will be for children up to 12 years of age.
    Citywide Clean Ups on April 27
    The Cities of Hermitage and Wheatland will hold their residential Spring Clean-Ups on Saturday, April 27.
    CTRFD bake sale April 20
    The Cross Timbers Rural Fire Department announced that they will be hosting a bake sale on Saturday, April 20, at the Preston Bullseye from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or until sold out. This bake sale is a fundraiser for the fire department.
    GVFD Ham and Bean dinner April 27
    The Galmey Volunteer Fire Department announced that on Saturday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., they will be hosting their annual ham and bean lunch. This lunch will be purchased by donations, with all funds going toward fire department’s general funds.
    This Saturday is 80s Night at McCarty Senior Center
    Celebrate the spirit of the 1980s’s and support this year’s Wheatland Harvest Festival.
    Shrine and KoC steak dinner this Saturday
    Knights of Columbus and the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club announced their next co-op steak dinner will be this Saturday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the shrine club. Tickets are still on sale at the Shrine Club, St.Bernadette Catholic Church, and The Index Newspaper. Tickets can be bought early at a reduced price, but prices will be higher at the door.
    Master Gardeners holding Spring plant sale
    The Hickory County Master Gardeners will be hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale. The first day will be Tuesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next day will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland.
    April 24 date of second economic development meeting
    A second meeting to help prosper economic development in Hickory County has been scheduled for next week.
    Rendezvous set for May 4-5
    The 33rd annual Pomme de Terre Rendezvous is just around the corner, scheduled for Saturday, May 4, and Sunday May 5, at Outlet Park below the dam. The gate will open at 8 a.m. both mornings, closing at 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. The annual kids day event will be Friday, May 3.
    Pirate’s Life For Me- The narrator sets the scene as Captain Bill Bones (William Blankenship) is accosted by a band of his fellow pirates during the Skyline Performing Arts Department’s production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in the Skyline Performing Arts Room. This two-act play told a tale of buried treasure, pirate gold, deception and betrayal, and thrills and chills on the high seas. It also featured authentic songs and costumes, as well as interactive sections with members of the audience.
    Audiences captivated by Skyline’s production of classic Treasure Island
    A tale of pirates, buried treasure, and adventure on the high seas was told at Skyline R-I last week, with the Performing Arts Department’s production of Treasure Island. The showcase was presented to an eager public on both Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, in the Performing Arts Room on Highway 65.
    Spring Branch kid’s Easter basket giveaway
    Spring Branch Church of the Brethren, located in Avery, will be giving away Easter baskets for every child that attends their church service on Easter Morning Sunday, April 21. Services begin at 11 a.m.
    Skyline FFA Greenhouse Sale
    Skyline FFA will hold its annual Greenhouse Sale this Saturday, April 20, at the school.
    Farmers Market Expo next Friday
    The Hickory County Farmers Market will kick of its fifth season with the fourth annual Farm and Garden Expo Friday, April 26, from 3-6 p.m. at the Farmers Market, located behind the new Hickory County Health Department on Highway 254.
    PdT Community Choir seeks past members to come celebrate 35th anniversary
    Pomme de Terre Community Choir will be celebrating its 35th anniversary on June 2, at Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church in Carsons Corner. The celebration will take place between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and the theme will be “Music and Memories.”
    City of Urbana egg hunt this Saturday
    The City of Urbana will host an Easter Egg hunt Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. in the Urbana city Park.
    CT Bible Baptist Egg Hunt Saturday
    Cross Timbers Bible Baptist Church will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, for children ages 0-12.
    Prairie Chapel Easter event Sunday
    Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church will host a breakfast Easter Sunday, April 21, followed by a children’s egg hunt.
    Civil War battle subject of archaeology meeting
    Due to Easter falling on the third Sunday this month, the Pomme de Terre Archaeological Society’s April program is being moved to the fourth Sunday, April 28.
    Weaubleau Drama presents “Murder At The Orietnt Express” Sat. April 20
    Weaubleau R-III Drama Department will present “Murder At The Orient Express,” on Saturday, April 20. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Weaubleau Performance gym. There is a fee for students and adults to attend. Senior Citizens can enter for free.
    Spring Concerts
    The Hickory County Schools have released schedules for their spring concerts.
    “My Faith Holds Still”- The Pomme de Terre Community Choir, as part of the Easter Cantata performances, were at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church Tuesday, April 9, where they performed in front of a crowd of approximately 50 people. The theme for this years Cantata was “My Faith Still Holds,” written by Mosie Lister and directed by Carolyn Russell. They also performed at the Preston Bible Baptist Church, Galmey Community Bible Church, and Hermitage Nursing and Rahab Center. The cantata included nine songs and lasted about an hour.
    PdT Community Choir performs four shows for Easter Cantata
    The Pomme de Terre Community Choir performed its annual Easter Cantata at four separate locations this year. The first was at Preston Bible Baptist Church on Friday, April 5. The second was held Tuesday, April 9, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. The third was Friday, April 12, at Galmey Community Bible Church, and the last was Sunday, April 14, at the Hermitage Nursing and Rehab Center.
    Cornerstone- Kaylee Lower of Weaubleau and Braden Whitney of Skyline were the winner’s of this year’s Cornerstone Heifer Project, courtesy of the Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association. They were presented with pictures of their animals Thursday, April 11, and will soon take possession. Their job will be to spend the next year raising and grooming these cows, and hopefully get them to breed calves. They are pictured with fellow nominees Skylar Garrison, Natali Hodges, Emily Christian, and Kelly McCarty. Donating the heifers are Rains Farms, represented by Austin, Leah, and Eli Rains; and Pitts Angus Farms, represented by State Director Robb Pitts, his daughters Shiloh and Whitley, and parents Maurice Lee and Jan Pitts.
    County Cattlemen Celebrate Third Year
    Hickory County Cattlemen Association celebrated the start of their third year Thursday, April 11, with a steak dinner and business exposition.
    Weather spotters class helps first responders prepare for emergencies
    Hickory County Emergency Management officials and first responders attended a Tactical Weather Spotters class.
    Hermitage Christian Church Son-rise service on the river
    Hermitage Christian Church will be hosting several special events this weekend, with the first being their monthly third Thursday Gospel sing Thursday, April 18, in the church’s fellowship hall at 7 p.m.
    GCBC Son-rise Service at Corps of Engineers Pavilion
    Galmey Community Bible Church will host an Easter Son-rise Service Sunday, April 21, at 6:30 a.m. at the Corps of Engineers Pavilion, located by the Corps office at the dam. If the weather is rainy, the service will be moved to the church. Coffee and donuts will be served.
    Hermitage First Baptist Good Friday Luncheon
    As in past years, Hermitage First Baptist Church will host a community Good Friday luncheon and service Friday, April 19, from 12 p.m. to 1p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall on the northwest corner of Hermitage square.
    Hermitage City Council reorganizes
    Hermitage City Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 8, beginning with reorganization. Following this, they moved into regular business to include an update on increases to trash service, additional road work on city streets, and an adjustment to personal property taxes.
    Dorman Bridge passes inspection, but county plans to move ahead with redesign
    Discussion during the Hickory County Board of Commissioners meeting this week mostly centered around reconstruction efforts at the County Annex building and Blackwell Property, with some news also revealed about Dorman Bridge.
    Carver’s Jesup Wagon part of latest horticultural presentation
    By Stacy Coulsell
    Hot fresh chicken- Pictured above is Mack Snyder, left, helping a couple of customers fill to-go boxes at the annual Masonic Lodge chicken dinner Saturday, April 13. It was an all you can eat meal served from 4 p.m. until gone.
    All-you-can-eat fried chicken served at Masonic Lodge
    Hermitage Masonic Lodge #288 hosted its annual fried chicken dinner Saturday, April 13, from 4 p.m. until gone, or 6 p.m., whichever came first. A fee was charged to take part in the meal, but once paid it was “all you can eat.”
    80s Night planned to support Harvest Festival
    Celebrate the spirit of the 1980s’s and support this year’s Wheatland Harvest Festival.
    Hermitage third graders- Hermitage R-IV held its annual spring concert Thursday, April 4, in the High School Gymnasium. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth performed two songs each. Then the high school singers got their chance to shine, as they came together to sing two songs as well. Accompanying all performances were the High School instrumentalists. The theme for the night was “Here Comes The Fun.” It was directed by Jack Bowden.
    Hermitage kicks off spring with “Here comes the Fun!” concert
    Hermitage R-IV hosted its annual spring concert Thursday, April 4, in the high school gymnasium. The theme for the this year was “Here Comes The Fun,” and it was directed by music teacher Jack Bowden. The evening began at 7 p.m. and wrapped up a little after 8 p.m. It included performances by students in kindergarten through sixth grade, then high school singers. Accompanying all performances were the high school instrumentalists.
    I’ve got the joy, joy, joy- Sons of the Silver Dollar, a musical group from Branson, performed at the Hermitage Christian Church Sunday, April 7, as part of the worship services. They performed for between a half hour and 45 minutes. After the show, the church invited everyone to stay for Sunday dinner consisting of fried chicken.
    Sons of the Silver Dollar perform at Hermitage Christian Church
    Hermitage Christian Church had a special Sunday service this past week when they welcomed the singing group Sons of Silver Dollar, from Branson, into their worship hall Sunday, April 7. Following Sunday school was the worship service which began at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Daniel welcomed everyone and gave a few short announcements.
    Soil Nutrients- Around 20 Hickory County citizens gathered in the Hickory County Library Thursday, March 28, to listen to Brad Driskill, an agriculture instructor at State Fair Community College, discuss the best methods to grow fertile crops. The focus of his presentation was on the properties of soil, its nutrients, and how to maintain a strong pH balance when cultivating fruits and vegetables. Instruction lasted for approximately an hour, and was followed by a lecture on greenhouses and high tunnels, as well as commercial production from resident Bill McBrayer. There were also refreshments and a raffle drawing for various gardening books and tools. This was all done during the most recent part of an ongoing horticultural education series being held at the library.
    Soil Nutrients: Advice given on maintaining proper pH balance
    Hickory County’s continuing horticultural series added another chapter Thursday, March 28, with a two-hour session on soil acidity.
    Spring Branch kid’s Easter basket give-away
    Spring Branch Church of the Brethren, located in Avery, will be giving away Easter baskets for every child who attends their church service on Easter Morning Sunday, April 21. Services begin at 11 a.m.
    Egg Hunt in Cross Timbers April 20
    Cross Timbers’ Community Lighting Committee will host an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 20. The event will begin at 2 p.m. on the Cross Timbers city square.
    Nursing and Rehab Center egg hunt Friday, April 19
    Hermitage Nursing and Rehab will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt Friday, April 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. In addition to the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance.
    Date set for MG plant sale
    The Hickory County Master Gardeners will be hosting its annual Spring Plant Sale. The first day will be Tuesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next day will be Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland.
    Sunday dinners at McCarty- The McCarty Senior Center hosted a special Sunday dinner Sunday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise funds for the Home Delivered Meals Program. They cooked up fried chicken, steamship round roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, grean beans, corns, rolls, and a variety of salads.
    Sunday dinner raises funs for Home Delivered Meals Program
    The McCarty Senior Center hosted a special Sunday dinner Sunday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Home Delivered Meals Program.
    Voters approve storm shelter, select school board members
    Hickory County residents cast ballots in a Municipal Election Tuesday, April 2, with 10.1 percent turnout from five voting precincts. Ballots within the boundaries of the Skyline and Wheatland School Districts, as well as the City of Wheatland, resulted in the passage of two school bond issues, and the election of one new mayor, eight new school board members, and two aldermen.
    Shrine and KoC steak dinner tickets now on sale
    Knights of Columbus and the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club announced the date for their next co-op steak dinner as Saturday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shrine club. Tickets are now on sale at the Shrine Club, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, and The Index Newspaper. Tickets can be bought early at a reduced price, but prices will be higher at the door.
    Spring Concerts
    The Hickory County Schools have released schedules for their spring concerts.
    80s Night planned to support Harvest Festival
    Celebrate the spirit of the 1980s’s and support this year’s Wheatland Harvest Festival.
    Shrine and KoC steak dinner tickets now on sale
    Knights of Columbus and the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club announced the date for their next co-op steak dinner as Saturday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shrine club. Tickets are now on sale at the Shrine Club, St. Bernadette Catholic Church, and The Index Newspaper. Tickets can be bought early at a reduced price, but prices will be higher at the door.
    Local meeting schedule
    Below is an updated meeting schedule of local districts.
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