Harrisonville Wall of Fame

Foundation inducts three into Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation, in partnership with the Harrisonville School District, inducted Harrisonville High School alumni Dr. Lynthia Andrews Bowman, Scott A. Mathes, and Lieutenant Colonel Jared Britz into the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame on February 10.

Dr. Andrews Bowman graduated from HHS in 1968 and was honored as a leader in the field of hospital and prehospital emergency medicine.

1981 HHS graduate Scott Mathes was recognized for his work in emergency services and volunteer efforts in the community.

Finally, Lt. Col. Jared Britz, class of 1999, was honored for his service to our country and leadership in the United States Army.

They were inducted between Courtwarming basketball games and honored during a reception in the high school library which was open to the public.

Harrisonville Courtwarming King and Queen

Martone, Turrentine crowned Courtwarming King, Queen

Congratulations to the 2023 Courtwarming King & Queen – Conner Martone & Iasiah Turrentine! Runners-up were Alex Bullock and Aubrey Hall! They were crowned at the HHS pep rally on Friday morning. You can view the entire pep rally here – https://youtu.be/Hh2WMV2dsdE

Also at the pep rally, the winners of the hall dec and shopping cart parade were announced. Bringing home the honors for hall decs was the sophomore class, followed by the junior class. In the shopping cart parade, the winners were 1st place-girl’s basketball, 2nd place-drama club/theatre, and 3rd place-National Art Honor Society.

Courtwarming also included spirit days, the candidate bus tour to district schools, and a dance. The theme for the event was Under the Stars.

The HHS Student Council planned all the events.

Pictures are posted on the district Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HarrisonvilleSchools and the HHS Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HarrisonvilleHighSchool

Appleton City News

                                                                                              February 15, 2023

The Parents & Friends of the Appleton City FFA would like to invite you to their Annual Labor Auction on February 19 in the high school gym.  The evening will begin with a buyers dinner at 5:00 p.m. served by Kickin’ Chicken. The live auction starts at 6:00 p.m.  They will also have a Savage 17HMR Rifle for raffle and a silent auction which will be setup along the south wall of the high school gym from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. that night.

NO Carnival NO AC Fair in Appleton City this year.  The carnival last year decided to not come this far west.  Other carnivals expect 3-4 times the income that AC has generated for a carnival. There will be a meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 at the Forest Park Building.  Ideas accompanied by how idea presenter can implement an event for the town will be solicited.  Ideas are easy. It’s up to the staff to make it happen.

Immaculate Conception Church Lenten Fish Fry Dinners will be served February 24, March 10 and March 24 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall, Montrose. They plan to serve dine-in and carry out. The menu is fried fish, Suzy Q’s, cole saw, corn bread, cookies and a drink. Adults eat for $12, children under 10 for $6. They are serving the best fish around!

KC Wolf will be at Hudson R-IX on Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. to “Edutain”. Everyone is invited.

Ash Wednesday services are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose and 5:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Butler.

Golden Apples is an over 50 social club that promotes the well-being of senior citizens in the cities of Appleton City, Montrose and Rockville, Missouri. Golden Apples was formed to address the issues of isolation and food security in this underserved rural area. You are invited to join them Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. for dinner and bingo (with lots of prizes). February 15 they will meet at the Christian Church and have breakfast for dinner.

Rockville Lions Club pancakes and sausage breakfast will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Rockville City Hall. A free will donation will be accepted. They are also having a 50/50 cash raffle.

Grace Christian Academy will have their 3rd annual hog roast dinner with silent and live auctions fundraiser Saturday, March 11 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lowry City Civic Center, 4th & Cleveland in Lowry City.  The hog roast dinner for $10 includes meat, sides, dessert and drink. Children 4-12 years eat for $6, 3 and under are free.  Carry out is available.  Silent auction from 4:00 – 6:30 and live auction starts at 7:00 p.m.

St. Clair Co Emergency Management is hosting a series of Community Awareness seminars to assist the residents of the area to know what to do in an emergency situation. The program will present simple skills that can help you save you and your family in case of emergency. The first seminar will be 7:00 p.m. March 24 at Appleton City Forrest Park Community Building. Other seminars are being scheduled for more communities as well.

The After Prom Committee will be taking preorders for “Rockville” Rueben sandwiches from now until March 8. Pickup will be March 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 in the circle drive of AC school. You can pay then. These Ruebens will be uncooked so all you have to do is take them home and cook them at your convenience! Ruebens are $6. Just text 660-464-0235 with your order, or leave a voicemail.  They will call or text a confirmation.

The ACHS Alumni Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023 with a noon meal/meeting. Class coordinators of years ending in 3 or 8 are asked to please contact Linda Lampkin at 660-476-5857 or acmolampkin@yahoo.com to receive a detailed letter and postcard sample. Reservations of $14 may be mailed to Patti Purvis Young, 101 E. 3rd St., ACMO 64724.  Alumni traveling a distances like to make plans early.

The 2023 Prom is April 15.  In previous years, the AC Junior Class parents have provided an alcohol-free and drug-free all night celebration and fellowship for the junior and senior class students and their guests.  This special celebration sends a clear message to every student that we care about their safety and future.  They are asking for your sponsorship to continue this FREE after prom celebration. They not only are asking for cash donations but also sponsorships, items for prizes, etc. Your donation is tax deductible and will be recognized as such. If you would like to donate to the Prom All Nighter please leave your donation in the High School office, mail to Appleton City After-Prom Celebration, 408 W. 4th St. Appleton City, MO 64724 or arrange to be picked up at your location.  They ask that all donations are made by Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  This has been an extremely successful safe project for the ACHS prom goers.  On behalf of the students, parents, and staff of ACHS, thank you for supporting this safe, drug and alcohol free alternative. For any questions, please contact the school at 660-476-2118.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for February and March, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments. Feb. 15 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb.16 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Feb. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar. 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis, Mar. 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Mar. 6 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar. 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar. 10 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Mar. 15 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Mar.16 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Mar. 20 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Mar. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Mar. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray     


Feb 19    Parents & Friends of the Appleton City Annual Labor Auction 5:00 p.m. in the high school gym

Feb 23    KC Wolf at Hudson R-IX 6:30 p.m. to “Edutain”

Feb 22    Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

Feb 24    Immaculate Conception Church Fish Fry Dinners 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s School Hall

Montrose VFW Post 8820 is sponsoring their 7th Annual Montrose VFW Post 8820 Coyote Tournament March 3-5, 2023. Registration is 6:00 p.m. March 3, 2023. Check-in is March 5 at 3:00 p.m. sharp at the Montrose VFW Hall. Entry fee is $100.00 per team and there will be a $5 side pot for mangiest dog. There is a maximum of three people on a team. Coyotes may be taken by all legal methods as defined by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. There is a cash payout for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and the biggest dog.  All participants will be entered to win door prizes and a Heritage Barkeep 22LR Revolver. Sponsors include Ryan Kalwei Trucking and Rhodes Exterminating. For questions call Colby Bourland at 660-492-5206

The AC Spring City Wide Garage Sale dates will be April 28 and 29. Information regarding permits will be posted at a later date.

The ACHS Senior class panels for 2023 special reunion years are displayed at the Farm House Restaurant.  Those on display currently are the 50 year class of 1973, 55 year class of 1968, 60 year class of 1963 and the 65 year class of 1958.  The Appleton City Museum wishes to thank the restaurant for displaying the photo panels

The ACHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc. will award six $3,000 scholarships, at least one each to a traditional college and one to a vocational/trade school. There are no grade point requirements. A short paragraph is required.  The DEADLINE is March 8.  Please see the High School Counselor for more information.

Three of the ACHS cheerleaders were chosen for a Cheer USA camp in Hawaii. This camp is open to all 50 states and each cheerleader must be nominated by their coach. Cheerleaders are then selected by a committee according to their leadership qualities, cheer skills, positive attitudes, ability to work well with others, academics and coach’s recommendations. Congratulations to Kaydance Litton, Peyton Long, and Damara Hood. If you would like to assist in helping with costs of this camp, please reach out to Hanna Heiserman at hheiserman@appletoncity.k12.mo.us

Funds are needed for the “Backpack Program”.  The backpacks have kid friendly food that goes home with 25 needy school kids weekly.  Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City houses this project, which is funded by community donations.  At this time, with the increase in cost of groceries, they are reaching out for your help. Donations are accepted at the church. For more information, call 660-492-7591

Appleton City Schools have a few open positions for the 2023-2024 school year. Come join a great school district and a great team. They offer competitive salaries, a 4 day school week, and a supportive group of staff, parents, and community. For details and current openings, please visit https://www.appletoncity.k12.mo.us/…/employment. To inquire about a position, please contact Sarah Miller, Superintendent, by email at smiller@appletoncity.k12.mo.us or by phone at 660-476-2161. Current openings at this time include Secretary to the Superintendent, Middle School ELA, Middle School Math, High School Math, Special Education Teacher, and Paraprofessional.

The Truman Lake Community Foundation (TLCF) will distribute more than $70,000 in grants this year, $35,000 this spring, and your organization has an opportunity to receive some of the funds. If your school, 501c3 not-for-profit organization, church, or governmental entity is seeking money for a project, then the TLCF might be able to help. The 2023 TLCF grant making cycle will run until 5:00 pm March 10, 2023. Grant applications must be completed online at https://tinyurl.com/2awtmwj6. There are various foundations on the website, so be sure to look for the Truman Lake Community Foundation Grantmaking Program Spring 2023. Awarded grants will be distributed in April 2023. From the generosity of various organizations and community members, the Truman Lake Community Foundation has ballooned to manage more than twelve million dollars in assets. Generally, TLCF uses interest earnings on some of their funds to facilitate the grants and give back to the community. Since TLCF’s founding, it has given out 384 grants totaling nearly $600,000. For any questions, contact Bryan Himes at bryan.himes@sherwoodk12.net or call 660-499-2239.

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should

tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds.  You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will accept email submissions at joyce@dbarjquilts.com. Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours.  The drawing will be on April 2 so they must have your entry by March 31, 2021.

Drought has affected the forage base and cattle operations in Southwest Missouri and cattle producers will benefit from management strategies as they rebuild their farming operations.  Therefore, the SW MO MU Extension Beef Cattle Conference will be held 4:00 p. m. March 14 at the SW MU Research Extension and Education Center, 14548 Highway H, Mount Vernon, MO 65712. This year’s conference will have MU Extension state and field specialist in the forage and beef cattle area discussing management strategies to rebuild the forage base and beef cattle herd following a drought. the list of presenters and topics include: Dr. Harley Naumann, MU Associate Teaching Professor in Plant Science and Technology, will be discussing warm season grasses, Dr. Sarah Kenyon, MU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist will be discussing what cattle producers can do in the short term to deal with thin pasture stands, Dr. Jordan Thomas, Assistant Professor/State Cow-Calf Extension Specialist, will be discussing rebuilding the cow herd after a drought. Agriculture businesses that sponsor the event will have booths set up.  Attendees can visit and learn how their products can help improve their beef cattle operation.  For more info or to register to be a booth sponsor, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313.  Deadline to register to be a booth sponsor and pay fee is March 1. The evening will include a catered meal with your registration. To attend the event, registration and $25 payment is required by March 7.  Registration can be done online at https://extension.missouri.edu/events/sw-mo-mu-extension-beef-cattle-conference or you may mail your registration and payment to the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 113 South Street, Stockton, MO 65785, by the deadline. No refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.  No walk-in registration allowed. For all other questions related to the conference contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or Davis by email at davismp@missouri.edu.    

Osage Valley Electric Cooperative Broadband Update

Update requested by 92.1 News

Connect Powered by Osage Valley went live one year ago and what a year it has been!  In just twelve short months crews have completed construction of approximately 1350 miles of fiber line and connected over 2400 customers to fiber to the home, high speed internet.

Despite the supply chain constraints and workforce challenges, the project is running ahead of the initial 5-year completion schedule. Currently, there are crews working on some phase of the project in all seven of the counties within our service area.  

We understand that our members are eager for the project to reach them sooner than later. All areas of our service territory have little or no options for quality internet. We stand by our promise to make fiber to the home available to every member on our entire system. If it isn’t ready to connect in your area yet, please be patient and it will be available soon!

If you haven’t already, please go to conexonconnect.com/osagevalley to sign up and receive updates about when the project is ready in your area.  You can also go to our Connect Powered by Osage Valley Facebook page or call 844-542-6663 for more information.