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The Ozarks Master Gardener Club busily prepares Friday, April 24 for the plant sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Lackey Building on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)
Morgan County R-II high school students took a trip Thursday, April 23 to State Fair Community College in Sedalia for their annual Art Symposium. The students viewed and participated in various art demonstrations, such as charcoal drawing, clay building and cyanotype printmaking. Shelbi Warren, left, Jacob Vogt, Sam Dornan and Dane Phillips are working here on clay building. (submitted photo)
The work begins
Ron Williams, also known as “Sarge” on the worksite cuts boards to length Wednesday, April 22 at the site of New Hope Community Home. Williams is the site manager for Jack Ballard Church Builders Inc. doing the prep work for the builders to follow. His crew comes from nine different states, and this is building 101 for Jack Ballard Church Builders, a non-profit volunteer group that travels to help churches and other Christian organizations build. They have built in 25 states, and this is their second project in Missouri. They expect to have the building up, with siding on and a roof by May 8. (photo by Robin Fish)
Administrative Assistants' Day
Dorothy Anderson, not pictured, of Vernon Publishing delivers flowers Wednesday, April 22 to the office staff of the Morgan County Assessor’s office in the courthouse in Versailles for Administrative Assistant Day. The flowers were ordered and paid for by their boss. Each bouquet included a rose, ribbons, baby’s breath, greens and candy. Receiving hers in the picture is Colleen Richey of the assessor’s office. Anderson delivered flowers to many offices around Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)
Buck Donald
Versailles WWII vet aboard first Central Missouri honor flight of year
Howard “Buck” Donald, 88, of rural Versailles was among 72 area veterans who flew out of Columbia in the wee hours of Monday, April 20 for a tour of war mermorials and monuments in Washington D.C.
Members of the Morgan County R-I and R-II chapters of Future Farmers of America were among 441 students who participated in the 21st annual Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day Thursday, April 9 at the state capitol in Jefferson City. Representing Versailles High School were Chuck Wilbers, left, Autumn Wood, second from left, and Alainya Schuster, fourth from left. Joining them from Stover High School were Ethan Schwartz, third from left, Aaron Seaton, third from right, and Garrett Louiselle, second from right. At the far right is chaperone Brian Lehman, Morgan County Farm Bureau board president. (submitted photo)
Local youth leaders go to capitol
Members of the Stover and Versailles chapters of Future Farmers of America attended the 21st annual Missouri Farm bureau Youth Leadership Day Thursday, April 9 at the state capitol in Jefferson City.
Prosecuting Attorney’s Report
Charges filed
The Bird's Eye View
I am back from vacation, and from what I have been told it was a busy week here in Versailles. I am sorry I missed it.
Versailles FFA receives BOAC grant
Versailles FFA Chapter member Lyubov Sheremeta accepts the chapter’s Building Our American Communities Grant at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention Friday, April 17 in Columbia. The Missouri Department of Agriculture sponsors the award. (submitted photo)
It was dirt day for Shila Barker’s pre-kindergarten class Friday, April 17 at Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles. This was also a parent involvement activity with the class as they potted flowers and planted grass seed. (photo by R. D. Fish)
The Master Gardeners Club had a work day Thursday, March 26 at the Morgan County R-II high school greenhouse in Versailles. They were transplanting vegetables into large pots and flower seedling into small post to prepare for the plant sale Saturday April 25. This work team was Carol Jones, Earlene Britton and Joanne Billington working on transplanting flowers. (photo by Robin Fish)
Neal and Louella Zimmerman of Versailles are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Golden Beach Community News
Everything was peaceful on the home front Wednesday, April 15, but not so much on Tuesday, April 14. We had some coyotes outside. Our dogs, Bijou and Jacob were going nuts, so we let them out and they took off after them. I am glad our dogs are big and not afraid of them. I just don’t want our dogs hurt. Anyway it then became peaceful again. They came home unhurt and very tired. They slept really well that night and so did we.
Little Rascals Clover Kids
The Little Rascals held a prank April meeting, with a reverse agenda, at the Good Shepherd classroom.
LeeRoy and Rose Mary Kilmer of Versailles, are the parents of a son born Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Devon and Janette Martin of Versailles are the parents of a daughter born at 7:59 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Gospel music planned
A gospel sing is scheduled 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25, at Lakeside Community Church in Gravois Mills. Refreshments will be served. All players and singers are welcome. The event is free and open to the public.
Morgan County
Retired School Personnel
Morgan County Retired School Personnel will meet for lunch at noon Monday, April 27, at Pioneer Restaurant in Versailles. The meeting is open to all retired school personnel. For more information, contact Brenda Lapp at 573-392-5680.
Library Bookworm
The Morgan County Library now has a link to our Facebook page added to our website ( as another media source. General library news and updates are posted daily.
April clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.