Community

Commission Minutes
The Hickory County Board of Commissioners held a series of regular meetings Thursday, Oct. 16, focused on filing monthly reports and the bridge project.


Hickory County School District Personnel and Staff
The Hickory County school districts have released their annual list of personnel and staff members. These are printed below, by school.


Halloween on the Square
The 3rd annual Halloween on the square is set for Friday, Oct. 31, in Hermitage.


Weaubleau receives
positive audit report
The Weaubleau City Council held a brief board meeting Tuesday Oct. 21, focused on the annual audit report.


Hermitage R-IV
School Board Meeting
The Hermitage R-IV Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the board room. Principal Krissy Friedman discussed enrollment in vocational programs offered at Hermitage and at the Dallas County Career Center. She also discussed at-risk programs and a Laptop Handbook that has been developed for students and parents. Lead teachers Shemay Kobe and Sara Pratt talked about how Chromebooks and IPADS have been implemented in elementary classrooms. Mrs. Friedman, Mrs. Pratt and Mrs. Kobe also discussed school activities. Superintendent Ed Vest gave an update on Pickering Park and mentioned that the Building Project committee had its last meeting. Vest told the board that the electrical and lighting drawings as well as the artwork for the entrance of the new facility should be available by the end of the week and that architect drawings for the board's approval would be available at the next board meeting. Mr. Vest and Mrs. Friedman also discussed SACC and Department of Health and Senior Services grants that the district recently learned they would receive.


Village of Preston
holds board meeting
The Village of Preston met Tuesday, Oct. 7, to discuss water and sewage. Following a discussion with Pat O'Bryant about the water tower, motion was made that Simmons Engineering send the village an interim engineering proposal.


Hermitage Honor Roll
Hermitage R-IV administrators released the names of their middle and high school honor roll recipients for the first quarter of the school year. Students are divided by grades and by “A,” “B” and “C” honor rolls.



Donated Items
Various items from the Harryman-Morton families were donated Wednesday, Oct. 22, to the Hickory County Historical Society. On the left, Paula Koch and Lauralee West show a framed lace coat, front clothing, hand made bed spread, and wedding clothes belonging to the Harryman-Morton families.



WB Sixth Grade A's/B's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. The sixth grader who received all A's was Dalen Munro (back, right). Sixth graders who received all A's and B's are pictured: front: Alyssa Cooper and Ryan Melvin; back: Jenna Daggett, Celena Lambeth and Kaiden Gannaway.



WB Fifth Grade A's/B's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Fifth graders who received all A's and B's are pictured, front: Ashlynn Dorris, Kayla Caufield, Melaina Freeman and Brynn Mitchell; back: Jadyn Lower, Chandler Welch, Colton Beals, Miranda Flagg and Emma Breshears.



WB Fifth Grade A's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Fifth graders who received all A's are pictured, front: Emma Case, Kainen Baker and Natali Collins; back: Aiden Limiac, Ethan Foster and Gage Culbertson.



WB Fourth Grade A's/B's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Fourth graders who received all A's and B's are pictured, front: Owen Kenig and Wyatt Morrow; middle: Miller Hoelscher, Sydney Paxman, Ben Srch, Rosa Cisneros and Meraiah Fowler; back: Madison Hensley, Hannah Melvin, Michael Butcher, Chris Srch and Julia Weaver. Not pictured is Bodee Fielder.



WB Fourth Grade A's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Fourth graders who received all A's are pictured: Elyse Lambeth, Madalynn Hackleman and Cooper Wilken.



WB Third Grade A's/B's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Third graders who received all A's and B's are pictured, front: Grace Martin and Sutton Mitchell; back: Trenton Cameron, Araka Breshears and Dawson Stewart.



WB Third Grade A's
Weaubleau Elementary School recently recognized its first quarter honor roll recipients. Third graders who received all A's are pictured, front: Mariah Ball, Landon Chaney, Carter Case and Tayler Ashlock; back: Chloe Beals, Jalynn Rogers, Zachary Brown, Nicole Carney and Gage Johnson.



FBLA Winners
Hermitage eighth graders Abby Irek and Emily Christian were the top scorers in the FBLA Middle Level Division at the Show-Me Leadership Conference Saturday, Oct. 18, In St. Charles Irek won first and Christian won second in the open testing session.



Show-Me Leadership Conference
Six members of the Hermitage Middle Level FBLA chapter attended the second annual Show-Me Leadership Conference Saturday, Oct. 18, with adviser Jill Salmon. The group traveled to St. Louis Friday, Oct. 17, to tour local attractions, including Ballpark Village, the Gateway Arch, and The Hill. At the conference, held on the campus of St. Charles Community College, the members attended workshops on leadership, service and communications, and participated in an open testing session. Pictured, in no particular order, are: Ashley Bechtel, Emily Christian, Anna Ginnings, Lindsey Smith, Abby Irek and Abigail Borland.



Corn Maze
Students in Melissa Chaney's 3rd grade class at Weaubleau Elementary visited the Fun Time Farms Corn Maze in Lowry City. They had to read and pass several Reading Counts books in order to attend the field trip.



True Tigers-
Two Skyline students from each grade, K-8, were honored this month with the distinction of “True Tiger.” These were given a pizza party Tuesday, Oct. 14, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mark Beem. These students were selected by the teachers of each grade level, based on acts of good character with staff members and/or other students. Middle school True Tigers are pictured, front: Ashlynn Eidson, Dillon McCowan, Ella Dougherty and Sabrina Turnbow; back: Cody Pippins, Ty Pinon, Dawson Payne, and Beem.





True Tigers
Two Skyline students from each grade, K-8, were honored this month with the distinction of “True Tiger.” These were given a pizza party Tuesday, Oct. 14, hosted by Superintendent Dr. Mark Beem. These students were selected by the teachers of each grade level, based on acts of good character with staff members and/or other students. Elementary school True Tigers are pictured, front: Landen Hodges, Tymber Pinon, Makenna Shockley,Melanie Tweety and Aiden Gill; back: Morgan Turner, Ashton Cooley, Zack Kelley, Hunter Nelson and Beem.


Saddle Club
Fun Show Nov. 1
The Urbana Saddle Club will hold its Halloween Costume Fun show at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.


Pittsburg Hayride
The Pittsburg Community Center is hosting its annual Halloween Hayride, across from Alp's at the Pittsburg Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.


Upcoming Crop
Reporting dates
The Hickory County United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA) Farm Service Agency, (FSA) Executive Director, (CED) Rick Lightfoot reminds producers that all 2015 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by Nov. 15 and fall seeded small grains by Dec. 15.



FBLA in Branson
Fifteen members of the Hermitage FBLA chapter traveled with their advisor, Jill Salmon, and the Skyline and Wheatland FBLA chapters to Branson last week for the annual American Enterprise luncheon. This year's event was held on the Showboat Branson Belle. Students toured the boat and then participated in a question/answer period with professionals in marketing, entertainment, and human resources. Members also enjoyed a three-course luncheon cruise and variety show. Those who attended are pictured, front: Nikki Bell, Jewel Frame, Tyler Vignoe, Taylor Scott, Sadi Hostettler, Jay Salmon and Bobbi Long; back: Alex Aubuchon, Easton Sabala, Jeff Salmon, Kasie Grunow, Cory Nicholson, Jodee Heckadon, Austin Hostettler and Brent Aubuchon.



FBLA Career Day
Students in Jill Salmon's Business Technology I class at Hermitage R-IV and the high school FBLA chapter hosted the sixth annual Career Day at Hermitage High School Thursday, Oct. 16. Speakers included salesperson and pharmacy intern Blaine Carter, Ray Aubuchon, paralegal Jodi Bowman-Childress, youth pastor Ryan Campos, auctioneer Chase Crawford, psychologist Dr. Kathryn Findley, attorney Allison Greenwade, cosmetology school director Rebecca King, graphic designer Evan Lampe, Springfield Cardinals community relations coordinator Niki Lodholz, registered nurse Devin Rogers, and staff Accountant Terry Smith. High school students listened to four different career speakers during the event. Sophomore Mackenzie Goodman, who served as a student facilitator, is pictured introducing Carter to the group.


Wheatland
Veterans Day
Wheatland R-2 School is hosting a Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. All area Veterans, their family members, and any other community members who would like to attend are invited. The program will be in Wheatland's gymnasium and will be followed by a reception for the Veterans and their families.


Turkey Creek will
celebrate 125 years
The Turkey Creek Church of the Brethren will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 9, in Fristoe.


Skyline Performing Arts
Night at Buffalo Pizza Hut
The Skyline Performing Arts Department will be holding Performing Arts Night Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Buffalo Pizza Hut. Visitors will receive discounts with a voucher presented at the time of purchase. Vouchers may be picked up from the Buffalo Wood's Supermarket, any Skyline performing arts student, Skyline High School or on Facebook.


Pesticide training course
Local pesticide users may participate in a private training course, starting in November.



Box/Morgan
Ryan Box and Amanda Morgan exchanged vows Saturday, Oct. 4, in Columbia. Morgan is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Morgan of Falcon, Colo, and is a registered nurse at St. John's Hospital and Medical Clinic in Detroit. Box is the son of Gary and JoAnn Box of Wheatland. He is an associate engineer at General Motors Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. The couple will reside in Sterling Heights, Mich.



Johnson/Baker
Brittany Dawn Johnson and Micheal Paul Baker announce their engagement to be married Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Johnson of Appleton City, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Driskill of Cross Timbers. She is currently in her 11th year of teaching high school English. Baker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Baker of Diagonal, Iowa, and helps to operate the family farm. The couple plans to reside in Kellerton, Iowa.



Celebrating 50
Ginny and Rick Johnston will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on November 21st. They were married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kansas City where they lived until 1998 when they moved to Pomme de Terra lake. They will be celebrating in Cancun with their three kids and family.


Ladies Auxiliary
Annual Turkey Dinner
The Galmey VFW Post 9638 Ladies Auxiliary to will hold its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9.


Hickory County
Pommenaders
This month the Missouri State Dance was held Friday, Oct. 17-19, in Lebanon. Attendees from the Pommenaders were Barb and Gene Holtgrew; Deena, Hanna, and Wayne Parsons; Scott Richardson; Terri, Emanuel, Bob, and Wilma Hodges; Shorty Dean; and Ike and Linda Clay. The 2015 State conference will again be held in Lebanon.


Arnett Family Holds Reunion
Descendants of John D and Abegail Walters Arnett, gathered for the 44th Annual Arnett Reunion at the Warsaw Community Building, Sunday Oct. 12. They had a noon lunch, with the blessing said by Josh Mitchell.


It is flu shot season
Care Connection for Aging Services, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the National Council on Aging are reminding the public that it is the time of year for flu shots.


Skyline hosting
Senior Citizen Day
The Hickory County R-1 School District will hold its 35th Annual Senior Citizens Day Friday, Oct. 31.







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