Michele Griswold (left) and Terry Atteberry were not sure what they were getting into when they agreed to manage the Missouri Foundation For Health grants for Mustang Wellness and Capital Region Healthy Communities. They hit the ground running and more than $1 million in grant money, lasting changes to the community have been accomplished. (Photo by Tammy Witherspoon)
I want to start by saying I cherish the local retired teachers. Several are friends and family. As a former school board member and Director of the Missouri School Board Association, I fully understand your retirement and I would do nothing to endanger it.
Rev. Bill Foglesong, pastor of Eldon First Christian Church, points to one of the 22 quadrants that have been assigned to various community groups to paint the city’s 245 fire hydrants starting in early April. The project is being overseen by Serve Eldon. (Photo by Tim Flora)
Serve Eldon leads charge to 'paint the town red'
Serve Eldon and a host of other organizations are looking to “Paint the Town Red” this spring - the city’s 245 fire hydrants that is.
Members of the Tuscumbia School Board agreed to raise the base pay of teachers and also offered teaching contracts for next school year to teachers during their regular monthly meeting Monday, March 19.
The St. Elizabeth Athletic and Band Boosters held a grand opening celebration for the new, enlarged playground at the school Sunday, March 18. Included at the site is a sign honoring all of the donors to the project. A grant from the Miller County Health Department also helped fund the work.
Anthony and Bertha Nolt of Versailles are parents of a daughter, born Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at home. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was 19-1/2 inches long at birth and has been named Anna Beth Nolt.
The annual meeting of the High Point Community Renewal Association was Saturday, March 17, in the High Point school cafeteria, with 60 attending the dinner. “Out on a Limb” provided musical entertainment, with the business meeting at 7 p.m.
TOPS MO 1002 Crocker met Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Pulaski County Health Department, 101 12th St., Crocker, with our Leader Linda. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge was said followed by the KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) Pledge said by Joy, Gladys, Juanita, Nancy and Vernetia.
Mahlon and Ada Mae Nolt of Barnett are parents of a daughter, born Monday, March 5, 2018 at the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and has been named Rose Lorelle Nolt.
I am told that the odds of picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA Basketball Tournament are, at best, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 128 billion. As I write this on Friday, I can say with complete certainty that I will not defy these odds with my bracket. March brings about many exciting events, not the least of which is this tournament, and also marks the midway point of the legislative session.
After viewing the video of Eldon’s superintendent, Matt Davis, presenting to the Eldon Chamber of Commerce on the Advertiser’s website, I just wanted to share with those who may not see his performance on a daily basis, how fortunate Eldon is to have him as their superintendent.
The budget is finally voted out of committee and will be coming to the House floor after Spring break. The final changes in committee took nearly 12 hours, and I left the building at 12:40 a.m. Wednesday. That makes for a very short night because I had to be back in a different committee at 8:30 the next morning. We had very long sessions this week because we are trying to get as much done before Spring break as possible. The debates this week have been on very tough issues and when everyone is tired the passion comes out even more than usual. That is why the break in the middle is a very good idea.
It’s spring and time for the Eldon Parent-Teacher Organization spring carnival.This year’s event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at South Elementary School (outdoors, weather permitting).
Lake area chorale spring concert series begins April 8
“Tunefull Memories” is the theme of the Greater Lake Area Chorale’s spring concert series. The chorale, under the direction of Michael Lindeman, will kick off its spring series Sunday, April 8, including an April 22 concert in Eldon.