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Versailles Mayor Terry Silvey declared Tuesday, April 7 a day of recognition for national service. He presented the declaration to AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteer Blayke Elliott Monday, March 30 at city hall. Present for the presentation were the Rev. John Wagner for Food 4 Morgan County, Elliott representing Food 4 Morgan County, Silvey, and Daphney Partridge, program Director of PAVE AmeriCorps in Eldon. (photo by Robin Fish)
The congregation of Shaped by the Cross Lutheran Church in Laurie surprised their pastor, the Rev. Robin Fish, with a celebration of his 35th anniversary of his ordination following Sunday Service Sunday, March 29 at the Westside Senior Activity Center where they rent space for worship. Fish was ordained on a Palm Sunday all those years ago, March 30, 1980. Pictured are Gary Stauss, front left, Garhon Stauss, Fish, Cheryl Fish, Nancy Ross, Reta Martens; Christal Hill, back left, Peter Hill, John Ross and Roger Martens. (photo by R.D.Fish)
Blowers pleads guilty to Ivy Bend murders
Ronald James Blowers, 27, pled guilty of two counts of second degree murder Friday, March 27 at the Morgan County Justice Center in Versailles.
Presley sentenced to life in prison
Thomas Joseph “T. J.” Presley was sentenced Friday, March 27 to serve two life sentences concurrently for the February 16, 2012 beating death of 3-year-old Blake Litton of Stover.
The special education classes at Morgan County R-II high school and middle school held a special event Friday, March 27 in connection with the Hope Rae Dunklee 5K run which was held the following day. The event was originally planned for the high school track until it got too cold, according to Erin Manuel, not pictured. The event began with a balloon release and then the whole class went inside the middle school to walk 18 laps, approximately a mile. Pictured is the special education class in the gym ready to start. (photo by Robin Fish)
Special education classes participate in Hope Rae Dunklee 5K run
The Morgan County R-II special education class of the middle school and high school took part Friday, March 27 in the Hope Rae Dunkee 5K run in their own way.
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)
The 2015 inductees take the membership pledge Wednesday, March 25 at the Induction ceremonies of the National Honor Society in the Morgan County R-II high school commons in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)
Sunrise Beach P&Z approves fire district rezoning
The Sunrise Beach Planning and Zoning Commission recommended rezoning property owned by the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, located on Porter Mills Springs Road at Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach from park to commercial at a special meeting on Monday, March 23. The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District requested the rezoning for the purpose selling the property.
Sha Leach, left, Nick Wheaten, Thomas Cable, McKayla Hall and Angel Bailey work together Wednesday, March 25 in Debbie Spears’ second hour, eighth grade Family and Consumer Science class at Morgan County R-II middle school in Versailles to produce cheesy potato soup. The class theme is moist heat lab. (submitted photo)
A map outlining the property donated to the city, near the center of the map. (photo by Robin Fish)
Council accepts donation of real estate and money from MFA
The Versailles City Council met in special session Tuesday, March 24 at city hall in Versailles to discuss accepting the donation of two acres of real estate offered to the city by Missouri Farmers’ Association.
Alan Mead
Mead values customers, sells value
“We’re in the business to produce beef,” said Alan Mead in an interview Tuesday, March 24 at the Mead Farms sale headquarters in rural Versailles.
The Quad County Christian Women’s Fellowship held their Spring assembly Wednesday, March 25 at Golden Beach Community Church on Golden Beach Road in rural Barnett. Morgan County Sheriff Lieutenant Mike Nienhuis presented the history and mission of Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition of which he is a board member to the group which helps support MCCKC. The assembly began with coffee and muffins, then moved into the sanctuary for the meeting. (photo by Robin Fish)
Morgan County Sheriff Lieutenant Mike Nienhuis addressed the Spring assembly of the Quad-County Christian Women’s Fellowship Wednesday, March 25 at Golden Beach Community Church on Golden Beach Road in rural Barnett. He presented the history and mission of Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition as a current board member of MCCKC. (photo by Robin Fish)
Absentee ballots available Tuesday
Ballots for Morgan County voters who will be out of town or homebound on election day will be available beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Birth
Allen and Ruth Shirk of Latham are the parents of a son born at 11:58 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Offices closed Good Friday
The following offices will be closed Friday, April 3 in observance of Good Friday: Morgan County Courthouse, Morgan County R-II Schools (also closed Monday, April 6), Morgan County Health Center, and the newspaper offices of The Versailles Leader-Statesman and The Morgan County Press.
Morgan County
Democratic Club
The Morgan County Democratic Club will meet Thursday, April 2 at Pioneer Restaurant in Versailles. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. For more information visit morgancountydemocrats.org.
April clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.
Morgan County
Retired School Personnel
Morgan County Retired School Personnel will meet for lunch at noon Monday, March 30, at Pioneer Restaurant in Versailles.
March clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.