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    Upcoming Easter events
    Below is a list of Easter events times, dates, and locations that have been reported to The Index.
    Charlton benefit this Saturday, March 24
    A benefit is being held for the family of Jason Charlton, who passed away on March 8, this Saturday, March 24, in the Skyline Elementary Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Meyer Benefit March 24
    A benefit for local man Glenn Meyer will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club. Meyer was grievously injured on his Pittsburg property when a tree he and his son were cutting down fell on top him. The accident left him with serious injuries that required him to be life flighted to a Springfield Hospital.
    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.
    Just having fun- Debby Miller, left, Karla Dye, and Andrea Graham are shown having fun and dancing to the music of the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department second annual Sockhop Saturday, March 17, at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. Miller and Dye are both volunteers with the department, and Graham is the wife of assistant chief Jordan Graham. Deejaying for the night was Curtis Brier. Sweet treats and snack foods were available as refreshments, and there was a silent auction. The evening was by donation, except for the auction and purchase of sodas.
    Second annual sockhop raise over $500 for Wheatland Fire Department
    The Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department held its second annual Sockhop Saturday, March 17, at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. The evening began at 6 p.m. and ran until 11 p.m., and featured classic music from the 1950’s such as “Sixteen Candles,” by The Crests, “All Shook Up” by Elvis, tracks by Hank Williams and George Jones, and “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis.
    Civil War in Pomme de Terre report given to Historical Society
    Missouri’s role in the Civil War was the topic Tuesday, March 13, during the most recent meeting of the Hickory County Historical Society.
    The Friends of the Hickory County Library will be hosting a fundraiser dinner Sunday, March 25, at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with proceeds helping to pay for insurance at the Hickory County Library in Hermitage.
    VFW celebrates St. Patrick’s Day- Galmey VFW celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by hosting a community party from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. A band called Roadside Attraction kept the crowd entertained and dancing to a variety of music from rock to county. Finger foods and snacks were set up on a table as refreshments. Cliff and Sandy Tarr were also celebrating their birthdays, and hired the band. “Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and hope everyone remains safe,” said VFW Commander Dale Buck.
    DocuDrama planned at Wheatland for Safe and Sober Day, March 29
    Wheatland High School will be participating in Safe and Sober Day Thursday, March 29. It is a day set aside during the school year that is focused on the importance of not drinking and driving, and the consequences of the choice to drink and drive.
    Health Department Building Almost Open
    Hickory County Health Department officials have announced that construction on the new building, located south of Hermitage on Highway 254, is making significant progress. As such, the health department office in Hermitage will officially close the week of Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 4, so staff can make the transfer. Services are scheduled to reopen in the new building on Monday, May 7.
    Wheatland Kindergarten Screening April 6
    Wheatland R-II School District will hold a kindergarten screening on Friday, April 6.
    Hermitage woman celebrates 94 years
    Lois Woodhall of Hermitage celebrated her 94th birthday recently, with a week long welcoming of guests to her home.
    Circuit court staff being presented award
    The staff of the 30th Judicial Circuit Court is being recognized for its clearance rate.
    Municipal Election Tuesday, April 3
    Tax extensions, school boards on ballots
    Voters are reminded that Hickory County’s Municipal Election will take place in two weeks, on Tuesday, April 3, with a number of school board contests on the ballot, as well as two tax extension propositions. Detailed ballots are featured in this issue of The Index.
    Updated candidate filing:
    Listed below is an updated of candidates who have filed for the Aug. 7, primary election. Candidates are broken down by what position they are running for and their parties. New files that were not listed in last week’s issue of The Index will be indicated with a * next to their names, and include all those who were filed by Monday, March 19. Incumbents will be indicated by a ^. As a reminder, filing for the election ends on Tuesday, March 27, for both county, state, and national positions.
    Agriculture Conference March 23 in Wheatland
    The annual Hickory County Agriculture Conference will be this Friday, March 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland.
    Hickory County Ag Conf. will be March 23
    The annual Hickory County Agriculture Conference will be held Friday, March 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the McCarty Senior Center in Wheatland. Seating is limited, so they are currently in the process of accepting pre-registrations at the Hickory County MU Extension Office in Hermitage. To reserve a seat contact 417-745-6767. The meal will be served by the staff and volunteers of the McCarty Senior Center.
    Shriners and KofC to host third steak dinner April 14
    The Pomme de Terre Shrine Club and the St. Bernadettes Catholic Church Knights of Columbus are partnering together to host their third steak dinner Saturday, April 14, at the Pomme de Terre Shrine Club, located south of Hermitage on Highway 254. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Urbana RFD schedules meeting for March 26
    A meeting for the Board of Directors Urbana Rural Fire Department is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Urbana Fire Station Number One.
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