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USDA to partner with rural schools to provide one million meals per week to schools shut by COVID-19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a collaboration with the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, PepsiCo, and others to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in a limited number of rural schools closed due to COVID-19: “Feeding children who are affected by school closures is a top priority […]

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Fundraising nets $59,000 for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund

The twenty-seventh annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in $41,500 raised this year with an additional $7,500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program and $10,000 more donated from area foundations. Monies raised included $5,300 from nearly 900 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in […]

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Area Youth Benefit Fund Dinner-Auction, Golf Tournament slated for August 17 and 19th

The 27th Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) dinner/auction and golf tournament will be held in mid- August. The dinner & auction will be held at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, co-sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center. A reception will begin that evening at 5 p.m. with dinner at […]

Sliced Bread Days Carnival

Additional details released on Sliced Bread Days carnival in Chillicothe

During the upcoming holiday weekend, Chillicothe is going to be the full of activity including a long-awaited family-friendly carnival. The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, with the support of the City of Chillicothe and Chillicothe Parks & Recreation, will be bringing back a carnival to the community. “We’ve been asked for several years to try […]

Christmas Parade

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces Grand Marshal of holiday parade

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Grand Marshal for the 72nd Annual Holiday Parade in Chillicothe. The Holiday Parade Committee selected Kelly Poling and his family to receive the honor. Committee member Ronni Clark says Poling has been a major part in creating the murals in Chillicothe. “The Sounds of Christmas” themed […]

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Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund Dinner, Auction and Golf Tournament raises $45K

More than $45,000 was raised this year at the 26th Annual Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund Dinner-Auction and Golf Tournament. The money raised included $5,00 from nearly 900 coop members who participated in Operation Round Up each month. The main auction raised $11,420. The highest bid item was a seven-day stay at a Florida […]

Missouri State Fair Governor's Ham Breakfast 2018

More than 1000 attend Governor’s Ham Breakfast at Missouri State Fair

Bids were called and money was raised for youth today at the 66th Governor’s Ham Breakfast held in the Director’s Tent on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Missouri Governor Mike Parson addressed the guests, which numbered more than 1,000. Several other distinguished guests attended the Breakfast, including Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, State Fair Director […]

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Farmers’ Electric Coop Area Youth Benefit Fund event to be held in August

The 26th Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund dinner/auction and golf tournament will be held in August. The dinner & auction will be held at the Chillicothe Elks Lodge on Saturday, August 25 and will be co-sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center.  A reception will begin that evening at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow […]