The former Pamida store at 1901 Court Ave in Chariton is now a Shopko store. On the morning of January 10, 2013, several people spoke to the large crowd that had gathered to wait the opening and receive free $10 gift cards, hoping they were in the first 100 to enter the store. The Chariton Ambassadors were present for the official ribbon cutting, which took place out in front of the store. Also, Shopko presented a check for $2,500 to the Chariton Schools to be used for document cameras for each of the schools. Chariton Schools Superintendent, Paula Wright was present for the check donation. Shantel Dow, Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street Executive Director congratulated Manager Rania Snider and her crew for a job well done.
The ribbon cutting was held and Smider cut the ribbon with her assistant manager, Judy Fitzgerald, standing next to her and Meves holding the bow on the ribbon. Ambassadors Mary Stierwalt and Linda Baynes held both ends of the ribbon.
Brian Meves, on the left, the regional manager with Shopko Hometown Stores, speaks at the Chariton Shopko Grand Opening along with Shantel Dow on the right.