Today in Chillicothe — Feb. 6 weekend edition

Marianne Gillespie
Today in Chillicothe

Need something to do this weekend? Check out these events ...

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 9 is hosting River City Reunion tonight at the post. Serving River City tenderloins, chips and cole slaw for $7 from 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Call 274-3255 for carryouts. Karaoke by Bedrock is 8 p.m.-midnight. 

VFW POST 4999 is serving fried chicken from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the post home. $8 per dinner, carryouts available. Call 274-4999.

“FIREPROOF — NEVER LEAVE YOUR PARTNER BEHIND” to be shown at Chillicothe Christian Church, located at 510 W. Frances St., at 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Saturday free of charge. The blockbuster movie from the creators of “Facing the Giants” is with Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea. At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never Leave your Partner Behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb must  face his toughest job ever… rescuing his wife’s heart.  Complimentary childcare available at both showings.  For more information call 274-4419 or visit

GIRL SCOUT TROOPS 4028 and 4138 are spon. a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday at St. Edward Parish Hall. Cost of tickets is $7/adult, $5/child and free/children 5 and younger for pancakes, biscuits/gravy, fruit, homemade breads, pastries, etc.

PEORIA HUMANE SOCIETY is bringing Paws to Read to the Chillicothe Public Library Saturday. Children 8 years and older are invited to sign up to read a book of their choice to a registered therapy dog. The children have fun with a furry friend and improve their reading skills. Children must be registered in advance for this special program. Call the Humane Society at 494-8171.

VALENTINES! workshop is 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the library. Children of all ages welcome. If coming to Paws to Read, patrons may join workshop before or after the reading time.

CHOCOLATE OLYMPICS are 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the library for teens. Compete with friends to be crowned Chocolate Champion.


Coming up:

Don't forget to sign up your team for Relay For Life of Chillicothe/Princeville.

The event needs volunteers for various committees. Kick-off meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at IVC High School. Learn more about volunteering or signing up a team.

Visit or contact Megan Hicklin at


Ward 4 candidate Jeff Rushin filed a withdrawal of candidacy notice Wednesday, according to Chillicothe City Clerk Sharon Crabel.

Rushin will not be listed on the ballot, which leaves incumbent Judy Cantwell running uncontested.

Running as a write-in candidate is Danny Colwell for Ward 2 alderman.

He joins newcomers Jettia Draper and Alex Block. The trio is running for Troy Childers Sr.'s seat, who is facing Gary Fyke for the mayor's seat.


Speaking of candidates, what questions would you like answered to help you make an informed vote? We are currently putting together our election questionnaires. E-mail us a question.