BCCHF Health Care Scholarship

Bates County Memorial Hospital offer scholarships to Bates County Resident interested in pursuing a career in health care.

The BCCHF Health Care Scholarship is a one-year, $1,000 scholarship, for residents of Bates County who have already been accepted into a chosen health care field. The scholarship applicant must have a GPA of 3.0.

For the link to download the application from the Bates County Memorial Hospital website visit 921news.com or Bates County Memorial Hospitals Facebook page. https://bit.ly/3LJyPEO

Collier Caffeine Cart Fundraised

Adrian High School organizations have teamed up to raise money for the Collier Family.

Collier Caffeine Cart will be available from now until April 29th at the Adrian School.  During second hour at the Adrian High school will have classroom deliveries and Collier Caffeine Cart will also be available during the Adrian Middle school and High school lunches in the Union.

Items are the cart for sale include:

Cans of soda for $1.00, candy bars $1.50, Ring pops two for $1.50 and bottled coffee drinks for $3.00.

All proceed will benefit the Collier Family, Kirsten Gutshall Collier, a beloved Adrian teacher and her kids, both AHS alum, need support after the loss of their dad/husband. Anyone can donate! You can give your donation to any middle or high school student or staff member to contribute on your behalf.

NSPRA Announces 2022 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award Recipient

NSPRA is pleased to announce Jill Filer, director of communications and community relations for Harrisonville (Mo.) Schools, as the recipient of the 2022 Barry Gaskins Mentor Legacy Award. She will be honored at the NSPRA 2022 National Seminar during the General Session on Tuesday, July 19, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel.

The annual award, named for NSPRA past-president Barry Gaskins, APR, recognizes a practicing school public relations professional for outstanding efforts in mentoring colleagues new to school public relations; providing counsel and advice on job success; and assisting colleagues in their professional development by creating or providing programs and activities designed to improve PR skills and knowledge.

“Jill’s ongoing commitment to mentoring professionals new to school public relations is inspiring,” said NSPRA Executive Director Barbara M. Hunter, APR. “Her guidance and counsel have been invaluable to so many during a time of continued change, and her actions will be felt for years to come.” 

Over the course of her more than 20 years in school communications, Filer’s dedication to school PR, the professional development of colleagues and to serving others has been a hallmark of her career. 

“Jill’s method for mentoring is simple: She makes herself available,” said David Luther, executive director of the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA), a chapter of NSPRA. “See a problem? Address it. Find a gap? Fill it. Recognize that a colleague is struggling? Lift them up. That’s what Jill has been doing for the past 20 years.”

Filer spearheaded the creation of MOSPRA’s “Colleague Connections” mentorship program as well as organized sub-regional meetings for the chapter, which provide opportunities for members to come together at nearby locations to share best practices in school communications. Her “ready-to-serve” demeanor has made her a go-to advisor for school PR colleagues across the nation. 

“It’s hard to find those colleagues whom you know you can trust for professional and personal advice,” said Lana Snodgras, director of communications and community relations for the West Plains (Mo.) School District. “Jill listens, then questions, and instead of telling you what to do, helps you determine what is best for the situation.”

Filer previously served as the MOSPRA president in 2010-2011 and was honored as an NSPRA Front-Runner in 2011.

The Musick House

For those coming into the Butler area for class reunions, family reunions, weddings, graduations, or any reason and are looking for a place to stay that not a motel, consider the Musick House, located just outside of Passaic on Northeast State Route D highway.

This home has 4 bedrooms and space to sleep 8 people plus easy access to I49 for travel to Kansas City.

The Musick House set outside of Butler, so it makes for a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

The Musick House rents for $125.00 for 2 people and an additional $25.00 per person after that, per night. There is also a $50.00 cleaning fee.

If you are interest in reservations at the Musick House contact Melissa Musick by private message on Facebook.