Contracts with a technology company and architect were signed, some bids were accepted and the 2018-19 school budget was discussed at a 6 a.m. St. Elizabeth R-IV School Board meeting Friday, May 18. The meeting was set at that hour because of post-season baseball success by the Hornets. The original plan had been to meet Monday night, May 21.
For a century, women in the Barnett area have gathered each year for a banquet. Saturday, May 19 marked the 100th and final event. Above is a group photo from the final gathering at New Life Assembly of God. The event featured a time of worship, a meal, and a presentation on the early history of the Barnett community. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Brooke Struemph (left) was honored as valedictorian and Hailey Chipman as salutatorian during Sunday's graduation ceremony at St. Elizabeth High School. Twenty seniors were graduated that day. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Good Fellaz in Iberia hosted a special event Friday, May 18, when they revealed a Dodge Dart they restored as a surprise for U.S. Navy serviceman Matthew Kuhl. It was Matthew's first car and was restored and customized as a gift from his dad.
The salutatorian of the 2018 graduating class at Iberia High School was Felicite Plemmons, left, and the salutatorian was Erin Newhart. They gave a joint speech to their classmates Saturday night, May 12, at graduation ceremonies. Many more photos from graduation appear in the May 17 issue of The Advertiser.
IHS graduates 56 Saturday night
Fifty-six seniors were graduated Saturday night, May 12, at Iberia High School with a capacity crowd looking on in the school gym.
This story has been updated with extra duty assignments announced after a closed session
No decision was made on Iberia R-V School District salaries for the 2018-19 school year at the monthly meeting of the board last Thursday night, April 26, but the faculty salary committee and Superintendent Lyndel Whittle gave the board information on options.
Galen and Ellen Shirk of Barnett are parents of a daughter, born Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, was 20-1/2 inches long at birth and has been named Melinda Shirk.
Christopher and Heather (McCreery) Conway of Jefferson City are parents of their first child, a son born Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was 21 inches long at birth and has been named Henry Roger Conway.
Matthew and Regina Kilmer of Versailles are parents of a son, born Monday, May 21, 2018 at home, attended by staff from the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, was 22 inches long at birth and has been named Merle David Kilmer.
Jim Clark works to change the closed sign to open Saturday morning at the Miller County Historical Society Museum in Tuscumbia. The county museum is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays through the summer. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Bailey Dunham, daughter of Jay and Stacey Dunham of Eldon, is one of 13 students honored by Central Methodist University’s Division of Business, Accounting and Economics during its annual awards banquet April 26.
Leo Buechter (left) and Roberta Murray were among those honored for their years of service to Lake Regional Hospital at a May 15 luncheon. Buechter, from Brumley, reached 40 years, and Murray, from Iberia, was honored for 30 years with the hospital. (Submitted photos)
Lake Regional honors employees
celebrating service milestones
Two residents from The Advertiser coverage area are among Lake Regional Health System staff who celebrated milestone anniversaries at a May 15 luncheon, one of whom has been with the hospital since it opened in 1978.
St. Anthony Sunshine Gals met Thursday, April 19, in the home of Katie Reenan. Mrs. Reenan and Bea Otto were hostesses at the meeting. Del Dickneite called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. The group recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Mrs. Otto offered a devotional using “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled,” taken from a collection of verses by Helen Steiner Rice.