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Lions Club & FFA Alumni sponsor Spring Trap Shoot
April 12, 2014 at the Heritage Park, the Lions Club & FFA Alumni will sponsor a Trap Shoot, with prizes and fun for all age groups.

Bringing back an annual event, formerly named “Turkey Shoot” the groups hope to raise funds for both organizations and create a fun day for the citizens of Gower.

FFA Trap Shooting has become a popular sport for the youth, with strong support of the men of the community..

Get that shotgun out and cleaned, plenty of clay pigeons for the event.


GCC Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party
The festive atmosphere created by the staff and the Gower Christian Church Ladies, who host the event every year is always a good time for the residents. They enjoy the music and the visitors, along with the snacks the Ladies bring. It was a day of “wearing the green” as each resident had hats and green beads to wear, with shamrocks galore!


Perry to retire from the USPS after 30 years
Editors Note: When we first heard of Sandy’s retirement, I emailed her with several questions. She responded with such a wonderful accounting of her years with the USPS and her life in Gower, that I decided to keep it in her words, to share with all our readers. She begins with her first day...NW

I will never forget my first day out on the route. After three days of training I was on my own. The route was over 100 miles a day with maybe 515 boxes to serve. I am embarrassed to tell you that I ended up lost out there and pretty soon Ernie Lorenson, the Postmaster, came looking for me. He didn’t help me so I guess he was just checking to see if I was still alive!

I went home that night and told my husband I would never learn that job. He encouraged me and told me I would be doing it in my sleep before long. Sure enough, he was right. I would dream, or should I say, have nightmares about the mail route. It seemed as though I carried the mail all night long and I woke up so tired.


Surprise 30th Birthday celebration for Jarod Week
30 years ago we were given a very special young man-Jarod Scott Week. Born January 28, 1984 at Scott AFB Illinois weighing in at 7lbs 5oz. Jarod was born with a cleft of the soft palate. He was sent to a neonatal unit at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis for about 2 weeks. Due to the cleft of the soft palate, he was unable to suck out of a bottle, they told us we would have to learn to gavage(tube) feed him before he could go home. So….the journey began.

Jarod had palate repair, eye surgery, ear tubes, duodenal web repair, fundoplication, palate lengthened, elbow surgery-twice I think, foot surgery-several times, hand surgery all before he was 16. Jarod was 15 or 16 when they also discovered he had acoustic tumors growing in his ears, and that he had a deletion in his 22nd chromosome, which would account for all of his former maladies!! It also included NF2, which is where the tumors come from. They call them neurofibromas. They grow on nerves and are non-cancerous, but still cause problems. They continue to grow in various parts of Jarod’s body. I think it was in 2006 when they took out the last ear tumor which left Jarod deaf.


Easton Man received serious injuries on US 36
According to the MSHP on Friday, January 17, 2014, 6:45pm, in Buchanan County on US 36, 6 miles west of Stewartsville, drivers Donald Lawrence, 31 of St. Joseph and Virgil Archdekin, 65 of Agency were both eastbound on US 36 in the passing lane. Mr. Archdekin’s 2005 Dodge Caravan was slowing to make a left hand turn at a cross over and was struck in the rear by Mr. Lawrence’s 2005 Chevrolet 1500. The Dodge Caravan slid sideways, coming to rest in the crossover, facing north on it’s wheels. Mr. Lawrence’s Chevrolet drove through the median and across both westbound lanes of US 36, then traveled over an embankment, coming to rest on it’s wheels facing north.


City and School Board Filings as of January 21, 2014
The Municipal Election for the City of Gower will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014, for the purpose of electing the following officials:
Alderman Ward I - Two year term
Alderman Ward II - Two year term
City Alderman Filing
Two Open Seats
John Brushwood - incumbent
Steve Veraguth - incumbent
East Buchanan C-1 School Board Filings
Three Open Seats
Gail Orstad - incumbent
Rodney Kenagy
Rick Johnson - incumbent

As there are only candidates filings for Open Seats, the questions raised, if there will be a Municipal Election for Gower this election season?

Stay tuned.


Gower Fire Protection District Assists Collision on 169
According to a post on the Gower Fire Protection District Facebook Page, between 12-12:30 PM on Monday Jan. 20 GFPD was paged out to a MVA on 169 Hwy; North of 31 Hwy Buchanan County. Crews arrived to find a trash truck and semi truck with 70 head of cattle involved in a MVA.


Council approves computer upgrade for GPD
The January 13, 2014 Gower City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnhill at 7:00 pm with Aldermen Jameson, Veraguth and Krueger present. City employees Gwen Ballou, Carroll Fisher, Chief Wellington and City Attorney Hubbard present.

After approval of the previous monthly meeting minutes, with no visitors, new business or old business to discuss the Department reports were presented.

Carroll Fisher reported on the status of the Water Plant now having a spare motor and that all the tires from the Tire Roundup had been cleaned up and removed.


City and School Board Filings as of January 7, 2014 2:30pm
The Municipal Election for the City of Gower will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014, for the purpose of electing the following officials:
Alderman Ward I - Two year term
Alderman Ward II - Two year term

Qualified candidates may file with the City Clerk at 97 North 4th Street during regular business hours beginning December 17, 2013 through January 21, 2014.
City Alderman Filing
John Brushwood - incumbent
School Board Filings
Gail Orstad - incumbent
Rodney Kenagy

School Board Filings may be made during business hours at the Central Office, by January 21, 2014


History Channel’s ‘Gator Queen Liz’ at Sport Show
The St. Joe Sport & Gun Show returns to the Civic Arena for a three-day event Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19, 2014. Along with booths full of everything for the outdoor enthusiast including hunting and fishing exhibits, this year’s event will feature the newest models of Premier pontoon boats, Monterey Wakeboard boats, and Skeeter fishing boats from 154 Marine from Perry, MO. Guests can also shop from outfitters, ATVs, gun dealers and more. The event will include a special appearance by Gator Queen Liz with the History Channel’s hit TV show “Swamp People” on Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Come early to get in line for the autograph and photograph session.

The 2014 Sport & Gun Show, presented in part by OpenSeason Gun Shop in Mound City, MO, is bigger than ever and there is something for the entire family to enjoy:
• Seminars with Cat Daddy and Sid’s Canadian Bear Hunts
• National Wild Turkey Federation Kids BB Gun Shooting Range
• Ron Browning’s Missouri Mystery 210” typical shed, the World’s Largest 10 point. Browning’s ever changing displays are always a hunter’s delight. .
• On Saturday, the public can meet the Women of KU Calendar Girls from noon-3pm, purchase a 2014 calendar and have it autographed by the girls
• Guess the number of “Bobbers in a Boat”, contest sponsored by QCountry 92.7FM – the person with the closest guess will win a guided fishing trip to Branson, MO

Show dates, times, and ticket prices are as follows:
Friday, January 17– 4pm to 8pm
Saturday, January 18 – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, January 19 – 11am to 4pm

Download a discount admission coupon at: www.StJoeSportShow.com.

For more information, call Show Manager Jamie Cornelius at 816-676-1200.


Christmas Light Displays open until December 31st
By Chelsie Kormeier

This year we are off to a wonderful start with the Christmas season. It has snowed beautifully, Christmas lights have been strung up around town, and shopping is well under way for most us. But we can’t forget to stop and have some family fun along the way with the business of the season! With the temperatures absolutely freezing out it makes it hard to enjoy staying outside to long. A fun family activity that everyone can participate in is admiring the Christmas light displays all across St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri. Here is a list of just a few wonderful displays for you and your family to consider this Christmas season.


Christmas Cheer at Gower Convalescent Center
Mrs. Claus and the jolly elf, Santa, made their appearance this past Friday, December 20th at the Gower Convalescent Center. Much to the delight of the residents, Santa & Mrs. Claus distributed gifts to each and every resident of the Center, with special hugs and best wishes.


A Community Christmas
By Chelsie Kormeier
Friday, December 13th, was another big day in our community. Hy-Klas grocery store donated a gracious amount of food to contribute to the Christmas Dinner Baskets to help families in need during such a special time of year. This included: 10 hams, 10 bags of potatoes, 10 packages of rolls, 10 boxes of stuffing, and 20 cans of green beans and corn. East Buchanan National Honor Society and the East Buchanan Middle School donated canned food items for the Christmas Dinner Basket project as well as the Gower Food Pantry.

All the food items were taken to First Baptist Church Gower where pastor Kyle Kormeier and FBC member Jana McDonald worked quickly to assemble the 28 baskets. Snow was falling and rain was freezing on Friday, so families came to pick up their baskets as soon as they could between the hours of 12-4p.m.


Randy’s Repair receives prestigious American Towman Commendation for Courageous
Randy Barton of Randy’s Repair from Gower, MO has received the American Towman Commendation for having professionalism shown on the job, under fire, when a human life hung in the balance.


Karate for Kids - Gower Medalists
Plattsburg Karate for Kids class after a tournament at the Lake of the Ozarks with all their medals. From left to right Ben Baldwin, Will Mathews, Andrew Collard, Lola Hofmann and instructor Mr. Suchora. Submitted photo and info.


Council amends City Liquor Ordinance Carnival contracted for 2014 Festival
During the December 9th, 2013 regular meeting of the City Council, the first order of business was to address the request for a Liquor License for the new Barn Restaurant. Attorney Hubbard had prepared an amendment to the City Ordinance, and was approved by the Board.
Bill 1312 Ord. 389 An Ordinance Adding Section 13, To Title V, Chapter 3 Relating To Intoxicating Liquor And Beer Licenses

Be It Ordained By The Board Of Aldermen Of The City Of Gower, Missouri, As Follows:

Section 1: Section 13 is added to Title V, Chapter 3 to read as follows:
SECTION 13

Restaurants in portions of the City of Gower which are zoned C-1 are authorized to sell malt liquor containing alcohol not in excess of five percent by weight and light wines containing not in excess of fourteen percent of alcohol by weight, may not include a cocktail lounge or tavern, and may not serve the same between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Violations of this provision may result in the loss of license as provided by City Ordinance.


49th Annual Lions Club Senior Holiday Dinner
The Annual (49th) Lions Club Senior Holiday Dinner, held this past Saturday, December 7th in the EBES little gym, brought out over 120 community seniors to enjoy the special event. The Elementary 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade Carol Choir entertained the group with various Christmas songs. Their appearance was greatly enjoyed by the Club and the Seniors with the Club members appreciation to the parents’ help in serving the VIP Seniors. The Roger Mead family was there in full force, with both daughters & Andrew, along with grandson Brody.


Gower Community Food Pantry
By Chelsie Kormeier
Cold temperatures are approaching fast, and before we know it winter will have made its debut.

According to www.usa.com the East Buchanan School District has a total of 4,354 people living within it’s limits.

Often times families may struggle on a regular basis, but when seasons change it is particularly important to make sure families needs are met in the cold winter months.

Gower is among one of the many smaller towns in Missouri, but what makes it so unique is the constant outpour of community service. Gower has had its very own community food pantry for several years now, located at First Baptist Church.


Pancake Supper to benefit Karli Miller & Family
A Free Will Donation Pancake Supper on Sun. Dec 15th in the EB Cafeteria from 4pm to 7pm, with the proceeds going towards purchasing a new wheelchair for Kari. Any additional funds raised will be used for a walker, ramp for front porch, and/or a system to allow transportation of wheelchair.


Gower Area Blood Drive to Benefit Local Patients
Kansas City, Mo.--Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary supplier of provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Kansas City region. CBC will conduct a life-saving blood drive on Monday, December 2, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

“When individuals normally think of essential community services, they think about the fire and police departments.” said Jay Menitove, M.D., President/CEO and Medical Director with Community Blood Center. “Community Blood Center and its donors are very similar to police officers and fire fighters. We make up a life-saving team that is here to meet the needs of local patients. Our volunteer donors to roll up their sleeves and do so without hesitation.”

Gower individuals can help by donating blood at this Community Blood Center blood drive on Monday, December 2, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The drive will be held at 203 South 3rd , Located in the Antioch Fellowship Center.

To make an appointment online, visit savealifenow.org, click the “Schedule an Appointment” icon and enter Sponsor Code GOWERAREA. For additional details, contact Cori Elms at 816.424.6460.


Gower Hy-Klas gives back to the Community
On Thursday, November 21 Gower First Baptist Youth/Worship Pastor, Kyle Kormeier and Gower Christian Church Pastor, Bill Coburn went to the local store to collect the items Hy-Klass generously donated once again. When I ask how long they have been donating these items both employee’s quickly answered as long as we’ve been a store! The store owner has made it a high priority to give back to the community and help out when they can. 10 turkey’s were donated along with corn, green beans, stuffing, rolls, and potatoes.


Photos are the way we remember - EBHS Alumni takes her photographic skills to pr
by Chelsie Kormeier

When visiting someone’s house for the first thing I always scope out is their photos, because it captures the essence of who they are and what they value most. Normally photos will flood walls, end tables, and book shelves. When going to work, mom and dads take photos of their children and loved ones and put them on their desk so they have sweet faces and sweet memories to capture their heart for the 8 hours they are at work. Pictures are very important to us. I don’t know where I’d be without all of my photos! We don’t always get to see those we love everyday, and some friends and loved ones have passed on. So we treasure them in our heart but we remember them in the photos we have.

Recently, my family was over-do for family photos. Photos are precious to me and I wanted to make sure I could find a photographer that could capture each individual in my family, and so I began my search and quickly heard of CW PHOTOGRAPHY. CW PHOTOGRAPHY is a local business by Carrie Watson.


Dynamites 4-H Meeting
The Gower Dynamites 4-H meeting was called to order on November 10th, 2013 by President Taylor Orton. Haleigh Karl and Ella Mathews gave reports on the projects they have started on.

Our club has been invited to help with the Christmas Bizarre and to plan the crafts. The craft committee gave a report about their ideas. Our club annually has a toy drive for Children’s Mercy during Christmas. This year we have decided to donate board games and hope to have a chance to play the games with the children there.


Operation Christmas Child: The Story Of Giving A Simple Gift
By Chelsie Kormeier
The most wonderful time of year has arrived! With nearly two weeks left until Thanksgiving, the Black Friday adds are starting to come out, turkeys are being bought, and if we aren’t careful we might just miss Thanksgiving with all the excitement Christmas is already bringing!

This truly is the best time of the year; the beautiful fall leaves begin to fall to the ground and the crisp cold air hits your face as soon as you walk out in the morning. Perhaps not everyone will view crisp cold air as wonderful, but I personally can’t wait for the snow! Besides Thanksgiving and the wonderful feasts we all will enjoy and even Christmas and all the wonderful gifts we will enjoy, one of the most best things we can do at this time of year is help one another.


GPD discusses Computer Upgrade for Department - Liquor license request
The November 11, 2013 Gower City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnhill at 7pm with a complete roster of Aldermen present and City personnel, Attorney Mark Hubbard, Carroll Fisher, Gwen Ballou and Chief Wellington.

After approving the previous meeting minutes, no visitors present and no old or new business to discuss the meeting went straight to Department Reports.

Carroll Fisher reported on a water leak of the previous week, stating the street had to be excavated to repair, all equipment had been winterized, and six more trailer loads of tires to be removed. A water pipeline and box on Frederick Dr. was near completion, and stated the box had to be replace, due to the original having no outlet. Fisher also reported a transducer had gone out at the plant and was able to be replaced the same day.


GCC Halloween Party - Staff Costume Contest
The Gower Convalescent Center held their annual Halloween Party Wednesday, October 31, with lots of goodies, fun and a few visitors. This year the Staff dressed in costumes and the residents voted on their favorite. A few of the young visitors dressed up also.


Post Prom Trunk & Treat

Raggedy Ann enjoyed Michelle Frazier’s Truck & Treat


First Baptist Harvest Festival
by Chesie Kormeier
Wednesday, October 30th FBC had their Annual Harvest Festival...and what a success it was! Over 200 people came out to enjoy the time of fellowship.

Approximately six different soups were served and there were a lot of different games for the kids to play! Many fun costumes were worn by the the children and even a few adults! If you missed out this year you will have to check it out next year!


New Business coming Soon! 95 N. 3rd - Artist Studio
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Color has the ability to completely transform a room even if all the other variables remain the same. As the former owner of William Ashner Painting, Inc. for 20+ years, I saw this principle displayed literally hundreds of times. Pictured above is one of the many galleries we painted at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. If it is interior painting you need, I provide that also. Sometimes the simple solutions are all that is needed.
~ William Christopher Ashner


Gower 4-H Dynamite Member - Taylor Orton earns 4-H Interstate Girl of Year Award
By Julie Schmidt, Buch. Co. 4-H Youth Specialist

4-H youth in the Buchanan County and the Northwest Region of Missouri celebrated National 4-H Week with the 4-H Interstate Show in St. Joseph on October 7th through 12th at the East Hill Shopping Center. Posters of 4-H projects were displayed. These 4-H projects showcased the project work completed this past year by individual 4-H members. The Interstate Show was sponsored by St. Joseph Tractor Supply Company through there Paper Clover Campaign.

Saturday, October 12th , 4-H contests were showcased in the area of public speaking, demonstrations, working demonstrations, fashion revue and talent at the East Hill Mall. Youth participated from Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, Daviess, Mercer and Grundy counties. Participating in public speaking were Emily Barclay, Clinton County ; Kate Wright, Clinton County; Marissa Herring, Buchanan County; Braelyn Cowan, Gentry County; Ben Baldwin, Clinton County. Kate Wright went home with Best of Show.

In the area of demonstrations. Latorrie Johnson, Grundy County; Anna Hines, Grundy County; and Erin Cox Buchanan County presented working demonstrations and Madelyn Derks, Gentry County; Samuel Derks, Gentry County, Libby Endicott, Daviess County; Lana Raymo, Mercer County presented regular demonstrations/Illustrated Talks. Erin Cox went home with Best of Show.


Ten Point Pitch Tournaments hosted by Easton Park Board
The Easton Park Board will be hosting 10 pt. Pitch Tournaments this fall/winter at Easton Catholic Hall, 107 North Short Ridge, Easton, MO.

Confirmed dates so far: November 9th, December 7th, and January 11th. Bring a snack to share.

For more information contact Jennifer O’Brien 816-473-2302

All money will go to the upkeep of the park


Girl’s Purity Banquet
by Chelsie Kormeier
Gower First Baptist held their annual Purity Banquet on Sunday October 20th. This year there were 20 girls who made a serious commitment towards purity, and 19 of them were able to attend the banquet.

It was our goal to make these girls feel like princesses, and for them to understand the value that they hold. Each young lady was escorted in and served with respect.

There was a wonderful chocolate fountain that they were also able to indulge in. The teenagers heard from married woman who have already gone down the road of waiting, and what their journey looked like.

The woman who shared from their hearts were Vicki McCoy (EB school nurse), Jana McDonald (valued youth worker), Hillary Dietz (youth pastor’s wife at King Hill Baptist), and Chelsie Kormeier (youth pastor’s wife Gower Baptist).


Region D’s Gower City Maintenance Barn Tire Dump Roundup - Huge Success!
121 participants from 8 am – 1 pm. The great crew Carroll Fisher assembled unloaded approximately 3,900 tires. There were several tires unloaded before the event started and I expect the number of tires to be around 10,000.~Brenda Kennedy, Region D District Manager~. Helpers in the October 12th Roundup: left to right: Ely Auxier, Johnny Matthews, Jessica Brinton, Emily Auxier, Jacob Womack and Daniel Sweet. Ely and Emily are twins, juniors at EBHS. (Thanks Gwen Ballou, City Clerk for helping identifying the helpers)


Goodtimers Annual Chicken Dinner
by Chelsie Kormeier
Without a doubt it was the best food anyone was eating in Gower Saturday night. They served fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, variety salads, rolls and homemade pies. Sounds like we need to have a GoodTimers chicken dinner more often as good as they feed the town of Gower!

The dinner was all donation based and went back to the GoodTimer fund so they can continue to help those in need.

Throughout the night, 28 musicians were able to perform either instrumentally or vocally. The GoodTimers very own Mary Lou Snyder was ask to sing the song, “In Times Like These”, and so she did beautifully. Mary Lou loves gospel music and sings almost every Friday night.

It’s always a good night when the town gets out and comes together for some great food, good music, and wonderful fellowship.


American Legion Sponsors Missouri Girls State
by Chelsie Kormeier

On Tuesday October 15th, the American Legion welcomed the young ladies from Gower Missouri Girls State for dinner.

The girls shared about the wonderful trip they were able to take due to the sponsorship of the American Legion. Bethany Christian Church and Gower Bank were also a part of sponsoring these four girls: Jessica Crouse, Morgan Walkup, Kelcie Sutton, and Brett Cornelius.

Missouri Girls State is an interactive program for the highest quality young women in the state! This is a very well organized and administrated department which is all sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri.

The girls were able to go for a week long event that took place on the campus of UCM, University of Central Missouri. All four of the girls came back with reports saying they had a wonderful time and were thankful for the opportunity.


City Council October 14th Meeting
With a full Board in attendance, the October 14th, meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnhill at 7pm.

No visitors, No new business, No old business, the meeting went directly to Department Reports.

Carroll Fisher reported one water leak that was repaired and the chip & seal was completed. Comments from the Board, was favorable, and highly pleased with the product, Hy-dite that was used this year.

Chief Wellington reported that the department wrote a lot of reports last month, but all was quiet.


Gower resident inducted into William Jewell Athletic Hall of Fame
On September 28, 2013, Tracy Forsyth-Thomas was inducted into the William Jewell College Athletic Hall of Fame, along with other members of the Women’s 1986 Track Team. The Women’s Track Team of 1986 had a phenomenal year, this twelve member squad won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Indoor meet with 196 points. Their nearest competitor, Tarkio, had only 58 points. They were undefeated in the indoor season, defeating 17 opponents in the process.

They also won the HAAC Outdoor meet with 227 points, their nearest competitor, Mid America Nazarene, had only 60. The Lady Cardinals were also champions of the Central Methodist, Park and West Minister Relays. A quote from Dr. Norris A. Patterson’s book, “A Century of Cardinal Sports” sums up this squad as follows: “This is truly Jewell’s greatest women’s track team.”


Gower Goodtimers Annual Chicken Dinner Fund-raiser
The Gower Goodtimer have been having good gospel, country and Bluegrass music every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Goodtimers Hall. Pot Luck starts at 6:00 p.m.

Come join us with your talent for good clean fun - no smoking or drinking.

The Annual Chicken Dinner fund raiser will be Saturday, October 19th, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with All Gospel Music. We would love to see you there. Donations accepted for the food and music.

Mark your calendar for October 19th, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Bring a friend.


FFA Hog Roast & Member Auction Tonight Thursday, October 3rd
Come on down to the East Buchanan FFA Chapter’s annual Hog Roast on Thursday, October 3rd at the East Buchanan Vocational Building. Dinner will be served from 5:30 until 7:15.

We will be serving Pork Loins and Ribs along with a variety of sides or desserts. Adult tickets are on sale, also children kindergarten-12 years old, and preschool and younger are free. You can purchase tickets in advance from any FFA member or at the door of the event.

At 7:30 the member auction will start. Don’t miss your chance to purchase the FFA officer, member, or adviser of your choice for a day of labor.


Tire Dump Round Up
The City of Gower has teamed up with Region D Recycling & Waste Management District to participate in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Tire Dump Roundup Collection, collecting scrap tires for recycling.

The Tire Dump Roundup is funded from the state’s 50 cent per tire scrap tire fee collected by retailers with every new tire purchased in Missouri.

When scrap tires are not recycled or disposed of properly they pose serious threats to human health and the environment. Insects and rodents grow and breed in these dumps, can transmit diseases, such as the West Nile Virus.

When Missourians recycle scrap tires properly they can provide several beneficial uses, including an alternate source of fuel for power plants, rubberized asphalt, playgrounds, running tracks, walking trails and other recycled rubber products.


Women On Mission Celebrate 125 Years
by Chelsie Kormeier, Rural Reporter
The Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) was started in 1888 when women realized they wanted to be a part of something greater. They formed and started their own mission union. Churches all over America have women involved in the Women’s Missionary Union.

Gower Baptist has their own women’s group that has been faithfully meeting since 1959. I had the privilege of meeting with Jane Schuster, the President and Facilitator of their Women on Missions group, and personally got to engage in and hear her heart for why this organization has been so dear to her.

The Women on Mission meet the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the library of the Gower Baptist Church. At each meeting, the group of ladies teaches on missions, has a time of prayer, giving, and a business meeting discussing future mission projects. These groups of ladies are serious about their missions. It is their goal to not just talk about missions…but to do missions.

In each meeting a portion of their time is devoted to ‘Mission Action.’ This is a time the group decides how they will impact the community or surrounding areas in the coming month.


City Approves Zoning Change in Special Meeting Aug. 26
After the Gower City Tax Levy Hearing, August 26, 2013, called to order at 7:00pm and adjourned by 7:02pm, the council in a special meeting called to order at 7:03pm, reviewed the minutes from the Zoning Board Hearing held August 19, regarding the rezoning of 407A & 407B North US Hwy 169 from Agricultural to Commerical C-1.

Daniel Naas, property owner suggested a six foot privacy fence along the north side of the parking lot of the previous Pups & Paws Preschool, from the front of the building out, to block headlights. Mr. Naas stated that he is willing to do what needs to be done.


Three separate accidents in Buchanan Co. send three locals to hospital & a St. Joe man by LifeNet
According to MSHP on August 21, 2013 at 9:56pm, on Rt. H, three mles west of Gower, Driver Shania McNeely, 17, Trimble, MO in a 2002 Chevrolet pickup, was eastbound on Rt. H and went off the south side of the roadway, overcorrecting the vehicle returned to the roadway when the driver lost control and ran off the south side a second time. The vehicle struck a mail box and began to overturn, the vehicle then struck a tree before it came to rest on it’s driver side, off the south side of the roadway, facing southwest.

Ms. McNeely received moderate injuries, and occupant, Collin McNeely (brother of driver), 15, received minor injuries. Both were transported to Heartland Regional Medical Center by Heartland Ambulance service. Both were wearing their safety devices.


Randy’s Repair celebrates 25 years of business - With all the Trimmings
Randy's Repair in Gower celebrated 25 years in business on Saturday, Aug. 24 with a bang! With over 200 guests in attendance, each enjoyed a good old-fashioned fish fry or pulled pork dinner and then sat down to enjoy some live music!


Move That Bus - All the way to the “DR”
By Chelsie Kormeier, Rural Reporter
In the summer of 2012, Hal and Angie Myers took their family on their first mission trip to the Dominican Republic, more commonly referred to as the “DR.”

When I first asked Hal about his initial excitement about the DR mission trip, he said, “The only reason I went to the DR is because Angie wanted me to do it as a family.” Hal went on to say he had been on vacations in what he thought would be similar situations; but not until he went on his mission trip did he fully realize how radically different it would be.

Hal and his family came back after that first trip with a huge burden on their hearts for the people of the DR. Hal says, “They have a love for God that is just overwhelming”, and he wants to have a love for God that overwhelms his own heart. So when he came home from his mission, he had a burden to do something big there.


Zoning Board approves C-I Commercial Zoning for 407B & 407A on US 169
The Board approved unanimously to approve the C-I change for the old Pups & Paws and Fire Station property, from agriculture to commercial. A previous application for C-2 commercial zoning was denied in June. Daniel Naas (present) is the owner of the property, Livingston whose plans are to operate a family style restaurant at the location of the old Pups & Paws Preschool, needed approval of the zoning changes to go forward. Close to 50 people filled the City Hall, with the vast majority in support of the zoning change. Two to three residents with adjoining property lines were opposed and asked that if approved, the City Board would consider a “buffer” zone between properties with their approval. Zoning Board member, Jeff Gray moved to accept the change, with recommendations to the City Board to create some kind of “buffer” zone, to maintain neighbors’ privacy. Mr. D.M. Dobbins’, 503 Rosebryer Rd., back yard is approximately 30 feet from the back of the building in question and supplied aerial photographs to support his opposition. Ms. Livingston stated after the meeting, “I’m relieved, now we just have to wait for approval from the City.”


Local Author featured at East Hills Library
Local Gower author Rosalie Ingle will be talking at the “Local Author Brown Bag Lunch” at the East Hills Library Theatre on Wednesday, August 21 at noon.

She will talk about her book, The Stage is Coming--Hallie’s Stage Stop Journey, and also share information about the process of writing a book. She will bring along historical items that are featured in the book’s illustrations. All ages are welcome.

The East Hills Library is located at 502 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph.


City of Gower drops chicken ordinance
The August 12, 2013 monthly meeting of the Gower City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnhill at 7:00 p.m.

A full board was present, consisting of Aldermen Krueger, Jameson, Veraguth and Brushwood. City personnel attending were Chief Wellington, Carroll Fisher, Attorney Hubbard, Clerk Gwen Ballou, and Zoning Administrator Monte Yager. Guests in attendance were: Linda Auxier, Charles Auxier, Mike Kellam, Brian Parks, Jim Ingle, Mike Jessen and Norma Ward.

After approval of previous meeting minutes, Mayor Barnhill called for guests to address the board. Resident Jim Ingle approached the Board with questions concerning Somerset Edition and the need for a new man hole with expansion of water and sewer lines. Mr. Ingle explained he wasn’t wanting to expand the subdivision, but had a purchaser for property at the end of the existing lines. Asking the Board if the project could go forward without DNR approval. Mr. Ingle has easements for the water/sewer lines and would need to extend the street. The City agreed to the project and Mr. Ingle would have engineers work up the blue prints.


Buchanan County Pony Express Shootout
Buchanan County Pony Express Shootout was held August 3rd at Pigeon Hill Range. Thirty 4-H youth from the Northwest Missouri participated in the competition that included: Archery, trap, BB/ air pistol, Shotgun and Rifle. The event was open to all 4-H members, ages 8 – 18 and hosted by Buchanan county Shooting Sports Committee.

4-H members placing in the top three divisions of each discipline and age division received medals. Age divisions are Junior, 8 – 10; Intermediate, 11 – 13 and Senior, 14 – 18 year olds.

The results were as follows:
BB-1st place Alex Smith, 2nd place Trey Smith, 3rd place Allyah Smith
Pellet-1st place Morgan Heckman, 2nd place Trey Smith, 3rd Allyah Smith
Rifle - Junior-1st place Landon Morris, 2nd place Gage Stiles, 3rd Alex Smith
Rifle - Intermediate-1st place Malloree Summers, 2nd place Keagan Madison, 3rd Austin Rollett
Rifle - Senior-1st place Keegan Budine, 2nd Emma Stonum
Archery - Compound release
Junior: 1st place Zachary Moore, 2nd place Landan Morris, 3rd place Sam Coleman
Intermediate: 1st place Nathan Moore, 2nd place Ethan Coleman, 3rd place Adrianne Fordyce
Senior: 1st place Drake Fordyce Compound Finger
Junior: 1st place Dakota Allen, 2nd place Seth Hansen Intermediate: 1st place Ashley Thompson, 2nd place Luke Ritzer
Senior: 1st place Madison Thompson, 2nd place Adriana Budine
Shotgun – Trap
Intermediate: 1st place Riley Merrow, 2nd place Garret Donoho, 3rd place Clayton Walker
Senior: 1st place Keegan Budine


Buchanan County 4-H 2013 Achievement Days
The annual 4-H Achievement Days were held July 26th and 27th in conjunction with the Agency Community Picnic. Friday, July 26th thirty eight 4-H youth from around the county brought in 232 4-H projects to Agency Community Center to be judged by volunteers from the area. These projects represent learning experiences the youth have had over the past year. They are judged through an interview process were the youth has an opportunity to tell the judge what they accomplished and what they learned by completing their project. Ribbons were awarded based on project area competency and individual learning. Each youth may display two blue ribbon projects at the Missouri State Fair from August 8th through 18th .

Best of Class designation was selected at the discretion of the judges in the following categories: Cake decorating, Breanne Burks; Food preservation, Breanne Burks; Buying Clothes, Erin Cox; Knitting, Logan Cusick; Photography, Logan Cusick; Self-determined, Logan Cusick; Entrepeneurship, Marissa Herring; Wildlife, Mason Merrow; Microwave, Riley Merrow; Poultry, Trevor Simmons; Breads, Trevor Simmons; Gardening, Trevor Simmons; Woodworking, Alex Hall; Crochet, Chance Reynolds; Welding, Rockie Reynolds; Shooting sports, Luke Ritzer; Visual Arts, Luke Ritzer; Advanced Visual arts, April Hawkins; Home Environment, April Hawkins.

Saturday, during the Agency Community Picnic, 4-H youth competed in Fashion Revue and Demonstrations.
Fashion Revue consists of 4-H member’s sewing or fashion consumerism projects were judged as they are being modeled. The clothing projects that were selected for participation in the State 4-H Fashion Revue Contest in September and Interstate Show in October were
In the Clothes you Make category: Logan Cusick, Trevor Simmons.
In the Clothes you Buy category: Erin Cox, Kristen Cox

4-H Demonstration, both regular and working, were judged Saturday afternoon. In a regular demonstration the youth have a prepared speech that goes along with a visual presentation. Marissa Herring, Logan Cusick and Clover Kid – William Hickman participated. The 4-H member that were selected to showcase their demonstration at the Missouri State Fair and St. Joseph Interstate Show: Logan Cusick of Number Five 4-H Club and Marissa Herring of Number Five 4-H club.

Working Demonstrations are a half hour presentation where the youth show how to do something and respond to questions from the audience on their particular presentation. Those participating were Erin Cox of Number Five 4-H Club and Logan Cusick of Number Five 4-H Club. Both youth were selected to showcases their working demonstration at the Missouri State Fair and St. Joseph Interstate Show. Four 4-H members were selected to showcase at the State Fair: Best of Show went to Logan Cusick of Number Five 4-H Club.

New addition to the youth activity this year was Super Teen Contest, sponsored by St. Joseph Agri Services. Two teams competed in a circuit of “farm” obstacles. The winning intermediate division team consisting of Luke Ritzer, Austin Rolette, Cara Velazquez and Julie Hanway. The winning Senior Division Team consisting of Marissa Herring, Brianna Cox, Trevor Simmons and Bronson Kidwell.

4-H is a youth organization of young men and women age 5 to 18 that are gaining life skills, leadership ability and citizenship while interacting with peers and adult volunteers. The 4-H motto is “Making the Best Better:” this was exemplified at the Buchanan County Achievement Days and the entire 4-H year. Membership enrollment begins in September, more information may be obtained by going to the Buchanan County web page: http://extension.missouri.edu/buchanan or calling the Buchanan County Extension office at 816-279-1691.


Gower - Missouri State Fair Results
Clinton Co Posse
Horse Shows / 4-H & FFA Horsemanship
7/25/2013: Pole Bending, 13 & 14(Horses Over 56”) 1st - Dark Blue Rosette, Small Plaque -- I’m A Graceful Bodacious Booty, Provin, Nichole Cameron Mo
Barrels, 13 & 14 (Horses Over 56”) 5th - Pink Rosette - I’m A Graceful Bodacious Booty, Provin, Nichole Cameron Mo
7/26/2013: Showmanship, 13 & 14(Quarter Type) 3rd - Yellow Rosette- Heir To Dream

Triple P Ranch / Price, Chelsea
St. Joseph Mo Clinton
Ranch Riding Pleasure, 15&over 7/26/2013- 5th - Pink Rosette -- Dont Scratch My Hot Rod -Glidewell, Maggie Lathrop Mo
Hunt Seat Equitation, 15&over (Over 56”) 7/28/2013 - 1st - Dark Blue Rosette, Small Plaque -- Rock N Four Approval Heath, Jacqueline Gower Mo

Beef Cattle / Angus Show
4th - Money -- SLF Forever Lady 72 Springlake Farm / Rhode, Isaac, Gower Mo
Clinton CO.4-H Beef/Angus
8/08/2013 -1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Rhode, Isaac, Gower, Mo, Breed: Angus 4-H
Breed: Hereford 4-H
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Rhode, Isaac, Gower, Mo,
Swine/Berkshire
Breed: 4-H Berkshire, 2nd - Money, Silver Ribbon, Mitchell, Owen, Gower, Mo,
Sheep/Wether Dam
Ewe Lambs - 8/09/2013, 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon- Campbell, Alexa, Gower, Mo, Clinton
Suffolk - Market Lamb
8/08/2013 - 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Campbell, Alexa, Gower, Mo, Breed: Suffolk

Buchanan CO. 4-H
Beef/Hereford
Hereford Senior Yearling Heifer
8/10/2013 - 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Henry, Cameron, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Hereford 4-H
Swine/Berkshire
Berkshire On-foot Barrows
8/09/2013, 2nd - Money, Silver Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: 4-H Berkshire
2nd - Money, Silver Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: 4-h Berkshire
Duroc On-foot Barrows
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon
Kellam, Grady, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: 4-H Duroc
Hampshire On-foot Barrows
8/09/2013, 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Young, Delaney G
Agency, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Hampshire
Crossbred On-foot 4-H Barrows
8/09/2013, 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Young, Delaney G
Agency, Mo, Buchanan
Yorkshire On-foot Barrows
8/09/2013, 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: 4-H Yorkshire
2nd - Money, Silver Ribbon
Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: 4-h Yorkshire
Sheep/Wether Dam
8/09, 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Suffolk - Market Lamb
8/08/ 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon
Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Suffolk
Natural Colored - Market Lamb
8/08/ 1st - Money, Gold Ribbon
Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan,
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Meleah, Gower, Mo, Buchanan Crossbred - Market Lamb
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Crossbred
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Madison. Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Crossbred
2nd - Money, Silver Ribbon
Walkup, Meleah, Gower, Mo, Buchanan, Breed: Crossbred


Matt Snook Teams Up with Cars 4 Heroes, Jay Wolfe Automotive to give away another Car
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (August 6th, 2013) - It was another day on the job Monday, August 5th for country recording artist Matt Snook. A long-time partner with organization Cars 4 Heroes, Snook’s performances have set the tone for seven Cars 4 Heroes events this year alone. But for Senior Airman Denise Padilla of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, it was a day that will always be remembered. With the help of Kansas City’s Jay Wolfe Automotive, Padilla, a single mother to two daughters, was presented with a blue minivan.

The donation provided some much-needed relief to Padilla, who’d been struggling to get to work and make ends meet.

“I was trying to get to work every day. I was borrowing my mom’s car and my friends’ cars,” Padilla explained. “I’m just speechless. I can do so much more. Make it to work. Go back to school. Everywhere I go, I have that uniform on and I definitely feel all the love and support from strangers, family, and friends. It’s a good feeling. It’s a rewarding feeling.”

While Snook’s music has christened the donation of dozens of cars over the years, it’s a sight he claims never gets old.


Walkin’ on the Wildside exotic animals of Maysville visits the residents of GCC
The Gower Convalescent Center was packed Tuesday, July 16th, as Walkin’ on the Wildside’s exotic animals of Maysville, came to visit the residents, family, friends and children. Bridget Fridley (above with Rufus) and Daisy Emrich brought a 20 month old Spider Monkey, named Rufus, a 9 month old kangaroo named Mohabi, a 2yr. old Chinchilla named Harvey and a 4 yrs. old Sugar Glider named Sadie, for the residents to meet, cuddle, stroke and thoroughly enjoy the touch of these warm, sweet creatures.


Rufus, the 20 month old Spider Monkey with handler Bridget Fridley enjoyed his day with the residents. He wasn’t all cuddly and interested in the residents, but he liked being the center of attention. He lives with Bridget in Maysville and is being trained by her...Needless to say, babysitting is out of the question, he’s a 24/7 responsibility.


Snook Supports The Troops, Performs At “Fore The Soldiers” Golf Tournament
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 13th, 2013) - A long-time supporter of U.S. troops, country recording artist Matt Snook performed as a show of that support on Friday, July 12th at the “Fore the Soldiers” Golf Tournament at Tiffany Greens golf course. The event - held to benefit the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction’s (ReCHAI) Veterans and Shelter Dogs Initiative - kicked-off with Snook’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner and, later, a performance of God Bless America as Tiffany Greens General Manager Mike Zadalis presented veterans with a commemorative souvenir for the occasion.

“It was great being back on my home golf course Tiffany Greens for such an incredible event,” said Snook. “The pairing of homeless dogs with veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder that ReCHAI has commissioned is nothing short of honorable and a cause I was thrilled to be a part of.”

Snook is currently working on material for his new, yet-to-be-titled album - a follow up to his EP’s Hero’s Hwy, Perfect Sense, and Forget - all of which can be found on iTunes. He can next be seen live at downtown Platte City’s Summer Outdoor Concert & Movie on Saturday, July 13th from 7-9pm on the courthouse lawn.


Board approves Planning Commission’s denial of Zoning change
Mayor Barnhill called the July 8th, 2013 City Council meeting to order at 7:00p.m. with Aldermen Krueger, Jameson, and Veraguth present. Alderman Brushwood was absent due to recently injuries incurred. City employees Gwen Ballou, Chief Joe Wellington, Carroll Fisher and Mark Hubbard were also present.

After approval of June’s Council minutes, Mayor Barnhill asked for visitor to approach. Mr. Clark was in the audience in concerns with request of chickens within the city limits. City Attorney Mark Hubbard addressed the ordinances in place, but had concerns about subdivision rulings that may affect the decisions. Chief Wellington had concerns with issues of complaints with an odor problem, stating it’d take anywhere from 2 to 5 months for an issued complaint ticket to be heard in City Court, and who’d determine what range of odor could be considered a (smell) ordinance violation.

Mayor Barnhill commented about his concerns, stating, “You’re the only one in town who wants chickens, and to draw up a new ordinance would cost the tax payers of the city between $1500 to $2000, we need more input from the public to be able to determine the need for a new ordinance.” The council decided to ask the public their thoughts through the city’s website, tabling the subject until the next council meeting on August 12.

In regards to the Park Land policy discussed in June’s meeting, (a very small section of land left to the city, located off Frederick Ave. by the pond) that the city has maintained since the bequeath, to which the city would like to be relieved of responsibility. Attorney Hubbard advised the city to vacate the property with adjoining property owners taking over ownership, explaining it would be the simplest plan of action.


Gower woman walks away from a head-on collision
On June 29th, 2013, 7:56 pm, according to the MSHP, an accident occurred on Route U, 2 miles southeast of Gower as driver John Huffman, 51, of Plattsburg, MO in a 2007 Saturn, westbound on Rt. U as driver Rhonda Perks of Gower, in a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer was eastbound. Mr. Hoffman lost control on a curve, crossed the center line and struck Ms. Perks head-on. The Saturn came to rest off the north side of Rt. U, and the Trailblazer came to rest in the eastbound lane of Rt. U.

Mr. Huffman and occupant Kathleen Huffman, 49 were transported to Heartland Regional Medical Center by Tri-County Ambulance with moderate injuries. Both drivers and occupant were wearing their safety devices.

The 2007 Saturn was totalled in the incident, the Trailblazer receive extensive damages, both vehicles were towed by Randy’s Repair of Gower.

Investigated by Tpr. D.A. Landi, assisted by Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.


32nd Gower Festival Grand Marshall
Rev. Bob Elliott, 2013 Gower Festival Grand Marshall with grandsons, Averey Jackson Anderson and Landon Elliott, rode in style with Mike Frazier and his 1960 Chevy Convertible Impala.


2013 Festival Little Miss & Mr. Gower
On Friday night, June 28th, at the conclusion of the Festival Baby Show, 4 year old Kourtney Keling, daughter of Scott & Nikki Keling of Gower was crowned Little Miss Gower, and 5 year old Beck Bodenhausen, son of Brent & Trish Bodenhausen of Gower, was crowned Little Mr. Gower.


2013 Lions Club Car Show


2013 Gower Festival Baby Show Contestants & Winners

0-6 month Girls - Tanner Grier Harper Mumford Emma O'Brien & Emery Reynolds


The 2013 Gower Festival Parade - Saturday, June 28th

1st place in the parade - the Lawson Chair Dancers of Gower Christian Church


AC Unit installed at Heritage Park Concession Facility
Friday, June 14th, Dave Sharp and Josh Steltenpohl of Sharp’s Heating & Cooling, Agency, MO installed the air conditioning unit on the east side of the Concession Stand building.. The volunteers in the concessions now may work in a much cooler environment, AND visitors to the park can cool off as they visit the restrooms.

Josh Steltenpohl puts the finishing touches on the unit as the games started, Friday, June 14th, 2013


Local Musican shares talent with Camp Quality
STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. (June 12th, 2013) - Fresh off of a performance for the Cars 4 Heroes event in Lenexa, Kansas on Saturday, Missouri native and country recording artist Matt Snook performed again on Sunday, June 9th - this time catering to a slightly younger crowd at Camp Quality Northwest Missouri’s annual camp for children with cancer. Performing a mix of original tunes and covers, Snook kept the scene interactive, inviting several children up to sing along.

“The energy in the room was incredible,” said Snook. “One’s outlook on any given situation is so important. We addressed the confrontation of fear and how living outside your comfort zone can lead to incredible opportunities - then we sang. It was such a positive atmosphere.”

Just after their conversation on fear, two camp-goers got up on stage to perform with Snook.

“Their peers erupted in applause and standing ovations after their performance. It was so fun to watch.”

Snook now heads to Philadelphia to perform at the 2013 U.S. Open.

About Camp Quality Northwest Missouri:
Established in 1986, Camp Quality Northwest Missouri (NWMO) provides year round support for children with cancer and their families. Each June a week long camp is held at Camp Farwesta near Stewartsville, Missouri. Originally hosting 40 campers and 40 companions, the camp now hosts an average of 105 campers and 105 companions each year. To learn more about Camp Quality NWMO, visit www.campqualityusa.org.

About Matt Snook:
An Edgerton, Missouri-native, Matt Snook tapped into his musical talents at a young age, winning his first talent competition at age six. His childhood consisted of trips across the United States to perform at Oprys and country theaters. As an adult, he performed regularly in several bands in the Kansas City area before relocating with his wife Stephanie and two sons to Nashville. Despite a rigorous tour schedule, Snook spends much of his time working with Feherty’s Troops First Foundation - participating in five over seas tours over the past five years. With these platforms and a heart to serve, Snook continues his plight as a recording artist with the hopes of shining light on those that serve our country. To learn more about Matt Snook, visit www.mattsnookmusic.com.


More costly repair at Sewer Plant and drainage problems on Frederick Dr.
The June 10th, 2013 Gower City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnhill at 7 p.m. Aldermen Brushwood, Veraguth, Jameson and Krueger were present, along with City employees: City Clerk Gwen Ballou, City Attorney Mark Hubbard, Carroll Fisher and Gower Police Officer Adam Hill.

After approval of previous April meeting minutes, Mayor Barnhill called for visitors to address the council.

Resident Catherine Clark addressed the board with questions concerning chickens within the city limits and ordinances in place. City Attorney Mark Hubbard will check into the matter and relay the information to the board at the next monthly meeting.

Chip & Seal Bid specs were discussed, Carroll reported 42,035 square yards was to be put out for bid.

Under New Business Aldermen Veraguth asked about donated land at the edge of one of the park area that the city kept mowed and cleaned, whether it could be given back. Attorney Hubbard said it was more complicated than just giving it back. He’d check into it and see what could be done.


City Hall Reminder
Gower City Business Licenses expire June 30, 2013. Licenses may be renewed at City Hall - $15 fee.
City Clerk Gwen Ballou


Isaac Dale Rhode Enters Cattle At 2013 National Jr. Angus Show July 5-11 In Kansas City, Mo.
Isaac Dale Rhode, Gower, Missouri, will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show at the American Royal Complex, Kansas City, Mo., July 5-11, reports Robin Ruff, director of junior activities for the American Angus Association®.

Isaac, a junior member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 741 young Angus breeders from 33 states who have entered a total of 1,599 head in the show.

Jonathan Perry, Fayetteville, Tenn., will judge the bred-and-owned cattle and cow-calf pairs. Chris Mullinix, El Dorado, Kan., will evaluate the owned heifers. Ryan Rathmann, Lubbock, Texas, will judge the steers.

In addition to the traditional cattle show, this year’s event will include a beef cook-off; team sales competition; and public speaking, photography, graphic design, writing, poster and other contests.

The National Junior Angus Show is sponsored by the American Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) and hosted by the Missouri Angus and junior Angus associations this year. The NJAA serves a membership of over 5,000 junior Angus breeders in the United States and Canada. For more information, go to www.angus.org/njaa.


2013 Gower Festival - June 28th, 29th, & 30th
The 50’s - “Oh Happy Days”
Festival Schedule

Friday - 4:30 pm Booths/Vendors Open
5:00 pm - Dinner in the Park - By the Gower Fire Dept.
6:00 pm - National Anthem - Lauren Beattie, Scouts CG
6:00 pm - Little Mr. & Miss Gower Contest & Baby Show
7:00pm - Cake Walk - Catholic Church
7:30pm - Gower Goodtimers performing in the Park

Saturday - 9:00am - Booths/Vendors Open
10:00 am - Festival Parade - Terry Poindexter contact
11:00-12:00 - Children’s Games
11:00 - 1:00 - Cake Walk
11:00-7pm - American Legion Fish & Chicken Dinner
12:00pm - Little Mr. & Miss Farmer Contest

1:00 pm - Fire Department Extrication Demonstration
2:00 pm - Bingo
3:00 pm - J-Boyz
4:00 pm - Hoola Hoop Contest
5:00 pm - Children’s Games
5:00 pm - High School Choir
7:00 pm - Karaoke Contest
9:00 pm - Live Music on Main Street - Missouri Rebels
10:00 pm - Fireworks Display

Sunday - 10:30 am - Booths/Vendors Open
10:30 am - Lions’ Club Annual Car Show
11:00 am - Lions’ Club Tenderlion Sandwich booth opens


22nd Annual City Wide Garage Sale This weekend
The City Wide Garage Sale is slated for this weekend, Saturday June 8th, some will begin on Friday.

The proceeds of participates fees will be donated to EBHS Post Prom and to send a child or two to church camp.

Maps will be furnished at site of sales. Contact Crickett O’Day for further information, 424-3504.


Heritage Park’s New Concessions & Facilities greet visitors to Gower
The brick facade finishes the exterior of the new concessions at the Heritage Park.

Recess lighting on the patio above the concession window is a sure fire improvement and convenience.

The freshly appointed interior is a pleasure for working volunteers, the total appearance gives way to larger crowds and happy fans.

With bright clean bath rooms, fans, both home fans and visitors appreciate the efforts of so many who donated their time and skills to upgrade an old and crumbling facility that lived out it’s duty.

“It’s such a beautiful park, and now it has a beautiful facility for all to enjoy.” An out of town fan.


Accident south of Gower sends five to hospital
According to the MSHP on May 21, 2013, at 4:05pm, one mile south of Gower on 169 Hwy, driver Ben Frazier, 18 of Gower in a 1969 Mercury Cougar, traveling southbound, struck a 2005 Chrysler, also southbound, driven by Paula Daniel, 46, of Gower, in the back of the vehicle. Ms. Daniel was stopped in traffic due to bridge repairs at Castille Creek. Mrs. Daniel vehicle travelled off the west side of roadway into a field, the Cougar came to rest on the roadway.

Ben Frazier and occupant, Patrick Frazier, 14, were both transported to Heartland Regional Medical Center by ambulance with moderate injuries, neither were wearing their safety devices. Three occupants of Mrs. Daniel’s vehicle, Tamra Daniel, 21, Vanessa Daniel, 9, (the only passenger wearing a safety device) and Christopher Walden, 22, were also transported by ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Both vehicles were towed by Randy’s Repair of Gower, the 1969 Cougar was totaled, and the 2005 Chrysler received moderate damages.

Investigated by Tpr. D.A. Landi, assisted by Clinton County Sheriff’s Dept., Gower Police Dept., Gower Fire Dept., and the Missouri Department of Transportation.


Easton Park Board announces 1st Annual SwapnShop Market
The Easton Park Board is hosting the 1st annual SwapnShop/Flea Market in the Easton City Park, June 8th starting at 9:00am. The concession stand will be opened. Still looking for vendors .

All types of merchandise is welcome. No livestock. Would like more flea market/garage sale/estate sale/automotive items.

For more information contact Joan Burton 473-2302 or Jennifer O’Brien 473-2302.


Convalescent Center’s Annual Volunteer’s Luncheon
Those that attended this year: Lee Allen, LJ & Liz Atkison, Howard & Helen Engelbrecht, Roy Sanderson, Jim & Mary Lou Snyder, Jim Davidson, Abe & Claris Reddeekopp, Lee Ann Cline, Barbara Johnson, Jane Schuster, Roberta Thomas, Larry Summers, Marion Harmer, Nina Sanders, Karen Casey, Janet Lyle, Marsha Colwell, Jan Pottier, Nancy Leightor and Norma Ward

Bobbi Noe, Activity Director Assistant, welcomed the group and thanked them for their service by stating, “Thank you never seems to convey all the appreciation that we feel. While GCC has been here to serve this community for close to 45 years.. several people in this community have served the residents of this Center for over 25 years. No one seems to remember when it all started, but it probably started with one friend calling another and a generous community reaching out to answer that call.

Jim & Mary Lou Snyder have been involved in a variety of programs for about 30 years! That’s close to how long they’ve been having a Sunday school service once a month. A little over 20 years ago, they brought us the Goodtimers. Mary Lou also helps organize a tea party twice a month with Lee Allen for approximately 7 years.

George & Rose Watts and their church have been involved in volunteering for almost as long. They provide our Monday morning Bible Study every week, and bring all the snacks and carolers for the resident Christmas Party.

Bob Elliott has been providing music for special events for 25-30 years as well. He now comes to play for and sing with the residents about once a month. His church provides the snacks and music for our St. Patrick’s Day party.

We’ve lost a few friends, as God has called His angels home, and we’ve made a few more. We hope to have a wonderfully long relationship with you as well. Everything you do means so much more that a thank-you can convey. It has been my sincere pleasure working with you, God Bless you all!

I would also like to thank all of the staff who have organized this celebration in honor of you, Teresa Mears, Dianne Dow, Jan Moore, Liz McMillian, Amber Parsons and Jean Shuster.” Then introduced the new Activity Director, Amber Parsons.


43rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Rescheduled because of the rain of March 31, the Hunt went on as planned April 6th, much to the delight of the children looking for more EASTER GOODIES!


The Leader of the Pack in the 1st & 2nd Grade division finds the egg that hides the prize, it was among all the wrapped candy that filled the Park last Saturday.


Heritage Park NEW Concession Stand welcomes visitors
It may take a week or two for the Park Board volunteers get everything finished, but it was up and running for East Buchanan’s Home Opener vs. the Plattsburg Tigers this past Thursday, March 28th. Quite an accomplishment for the group of men & women that volunteered their time and efforts to this project. Hats off to Matt Schilling, President of the Park Board, who brought this project to completion.


The Bulldog “Gold” building greeted visitors last Thursday with the Home Opener for the Dawgs


Success Prompts Second CD Release Party From Local Country Artist
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (March 26th, 2013) - Due to the success of his initial CD release party for album Forget in Blue Springs earlier this month, country recording artist and Missouri native Matt Snook has scheduled a second CD release party to be held Friday, April 5th at No Place in St. Joseph beginning at 6pm.

Snook held his initial CD release show at the Skylight Bar and Grill on March 9th with an overwhelming turnout of 325 people - putting the venue at capacity - despite performances by Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert just a few miles away.

“To see the turnout we did with Dierks and Miranda both being in town was incredible,” said Snook. “I want to make sure everyone north of the river has the opportunity to join in the fun and I’m looking forward to doing it all over again on the 5th.”

Forget was produced by Josh Mendez at Nashville’s Studio Red and is already available on iTunes.

Doors open at 6pm and admission to the event is $5, with the first 50 attendees receiving a signed CD with the price of admission. CD’s will also be available for purchase, as well as other merchandise. For more information regarding this event or No Place, please visit www.noplacestjoe.com.


Gower Festival dates announced
The Gower Festival will be held on June 28, 29, & 30th. Mark your calendar for a fun filled weekend full of activities, crafts and food booths.

The Fireworks Display will be held on Saturday night this year, during intermission of the Missouri Rebel band playing on Main Street.

Events held at the Gower City Park with the exception of fireworks, which will be held at Heritage Park that can be seem parking at the school or elsewhere in town.

The Festival Parade will start at the Football Practice Field on County Line Road (entries are asked to arrive at 9am) at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 29th. The parade is being sponsored by the Gower Festival Committee with 1st ($100), 2nd ($75) & 3rd ($50) place winners being chosen.

Entry forms are available, with fees and entries to be mailed to Terry Poindexter, no later than June 15th, at 434 Frederick Dr., Gower, MO.

The theme for this year’s Festival “Happy Days - the 50’s”. Get those “Fonzie’s” slicked back hair styles & Poodle skirts ready!


Gower Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sisters in Service will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Gower City Park on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Sharp!

This is a fun event for children ages 1 yr. old to 5th grade. There will be lots of candy to find and gifts to give away.

The Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance for this special event.

Your will need to bring an Easter basket and a smile.

The rain date is scheduled for the following Saturday, same time, same place.


Gower City Alderman Ward II Candidate Questionnaire - Randy Jameson
My name is Randy Jameson. I am a candidate for Alderman of Ward II for the City of Gower.
Family Information: My wife Patty and I have lived in Gower for nearly thirty years. Our five children attended East Buchanan schools. Our oldest son Chris still resides in Gower with his wife Beth Clark Jameson and their three sons.

Do you feel the city is generally going in the right direction for the future? I feel that the city is generally going in the right direction. Being a small town with limited revenue, the city has to make improvements slowly as they become affordable.

What do you feel makes a good elected official? I feel that a good elected official is someone who listens to the concerns of all resident and acts for the good of all. I believe that a good elected official is one that can work with others and respects their points of view.

What do you believe you can bring to this office? I believe that I bring leadership and an ability to work well with everyone to this office. I also bring experience and the desire to work for the good of the city.

What do you see as the city’s strengths? I believe that Gower is a great place to live and raise a family. I feel that with strong leadership, the city will continue to improve and be a wonderful place to live.


St. Patrick’s Day Party @ Gower Convalescent Center

Leperchaun Marlys O’Snyder brought her accordion to the party, playing tunes and keeping the residents entertained through-out the afternoon on Friday, March 15th.


The Ladies of the Gower Christian Church provided all the goodies for the St. Patrick’s Day Party.


Amber Parson, the new Activities Director for the Center, did all the organization and brought together all the residents to enjoy another St. Patrick Day Party.


Residents of the Gower Convalescent Center, all with their St. Patrick’s Day hats and beads enjoy music by Marlys O’Snyder


New Pastor of Gower’s Cornerstone Church of God
Rev. Nelson and his lovely wife, Mary Eader arrived in Gower the 20th of January, 2013, to pastor the Cornerstone Church of God. Originally from Long Island, New York, Rev. Eader graduated from the New York Bible College in 1977, going on to earn his Doctorate in Theology in 1983.

Rev. Eader has been in the ministry for 40 years, pastoring nine churches and ministering in 42 states, including Hawaii and 10 countries. His last parsonage was in Independence, MO for the past 2 1/2 years.

Pastor Eader said, “We love helping people. I’d like to see this church become a mighty force for our Lord Jesus.”

Pastor Eader has seen a lot of God’s miracles happen in his ministry; healings, spiritual blessings, financial blessings, and seeing their love grow for each other and those around them.

They began a food pantry in Leachville Church of God, feeding 60 families per month. This is one of Sister Eader’s favorite projects.

Pastor Eader is also a building contractor. Building churches and parsonages from the ground up, doing repairs and has built three steeples.

The couple has been married 46 years and have six grown children, who are spread across the country. While here in Gower, they plan to do whatever God requires of them. They want to serve people in whatever way they can.

You are invited to join Rev. & Mrs. Eader this Sunday at the Cornerstone Church of God, 98 North 3rd St. for his 11 am Worship Service.


No to Solar energy - Too Cost prohibitive, new patrol vehicle ordered
The March 11, 2013 was called to order by Mayor Klein at 7:12pm, with Alderman Taber, Brushwood, Veraguth and Barnhill present. City Employees present: Clerk Gwen Ballou, Carroll Fisher, Chief Wellington, Attorney Mark Hubbard.

The first order of business, approving the previous meeting’s minutes, Barnhill moved to approve, seconded and passed unanimously.

Visitors were then called upon, with Norma Ward of the Rural Reporter asking to approach the board. Reminding the Board of the launch of the Clinton County website (www.clintoncomo.org) the previous week, with county courthouse information and separate community web pages, the townships may request updates and calendar events be posted by the webmaster, Blair Shock of the Clinton County Health Department.

Under Old Business: Discussion pertaining the Allegiance Cable removal of equipment on the old water tower, needing a deadline. Carroll Fisher will contact them about a removal date, if there is no compliance, Attorney Hubbard will follow suit with a legal notice.

Larry Reynolds, Reynolds Electric, gave the board the run-down of cost and projective savings, of solar panels at the WWTP stating, “The numbers just don’t work,” with the project being cost prohibitive at this time. The Board thanked him for his projections and time.

New Business: The Board has a new Ordinance (#386) Bill #1303 to adopt. The new Ordinance pertains to the City of Gower, reaffirming the gross receipts tax to be imposed upon electric corporations conducting business within the city and matters related thereto. Read twice, approved twice, the ordinance was adopted unanimously.

At this time Attorney Hubbard recommended the Board move to approve joining the Municipal League in a state wide suit vs. phone service taxes, rather than filing suit alone. Alderman Barnhill so moved, approved unanimously.

Dept. Reports: Carroll Fisher reported on the “filling of pot holes,” now that the snow had dissipated. Alderman Veraguth discussed with Carroll the water run off at Heritage Park and solutions to the problem.


Rev. Bob Elliott of the Gower Christian Church retires after 38 years March 3, 2013 reception @ church
The committee of the Gower Christian Church set out in June of 1975 to Phillipsburg, Kansas to interview a young minister fresh out of the Phillips University seminary school (Enid, OK April 27, 1975 with a Masters degree), Robert Elliott. And soon convinced him to become a Missourian, and the pastor at the Gower Christian Church to begin July 1,1975. Bob, as we all know him, began his ministerial career in Gower and will complete that career March 3, 2013 with a reception at the Antioch Fellowship Hall. Beginning with his last sermon at 10:00 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner, 12:00 p.m., ending with a cake & punch reception at 2:00 p.m.
A career spanning 38 years, all with the Gower Christian Church. During those years Bob has married 239 couples, baptized over 218 babies, with three more scheduled for his last Sunday, and officiated at 480 funerals for his congregation.


City Council considering Solar energy for Waste Water Plant - Approves new SUV patrol vehicle
Alderman Barnhill called the February 11, 2013 meeting to order in the absent of Mayor Klein at 7 p.m. with all aldermen present.
With approval of the previous meeting minutes, Alderman Barnhill called for visitors. First to approach the board was Christine Wade, a student of MO West asking permission to sit in on the meeting for her Communication Studies. She was invited to sit at the table with the aldermen and take notes.
Resident Tom Rhoad, 207 Kennedy, was the second visitor to approach the board, requesting knowledge of financial responsibility for repairs to sewer line problem at a 6”x 8” Y junction. The Board discussed the location and agreed to split the cost of repairs, approximately $400.
Larry Reynolds, of Reynolds Electric, presented to the Board a cost effective solar panels plan for the waste water plant. Mr. Reynolds was adamant about using US made products and assured the board that significant savings would be seen. He also stated that KCP&L offered up to a $50,000 rebate with installation. Alderman Barnhill expressed interest in pursuing further information. Mr. Reynolds would work up a cost sheet, with pricing at $5 per watt on 25,000 watt or with a larger savings on a 50,000 watt design.


Valentine Day Dance at Gower Convalsecent

King Don Pulliam escorted by Natalie Stumpner


Ben Frazier escorts Lady Bonnie Davis


City hears update of Heritage Concession and GPD Year Recap
Mayor Klein called the January 14 meeting to order at 7:00pm with a full board present.
After approval of previous month meeting minutes, under Old Business Alderman Veraguth gave the board an update of the progress of the new concession stand at Heritage Park. With volunteer crews working weekends and some evenings, the roof and roll-up doors will be installed this coming weekend. Closing it off to the elements. Attorney Hubbard, on a legal note, stated that volunteers hours were not deductible, only mileage to pickup supplies and materials.


Candidate filings April 2nd Municipal Election; Gower City Filings for April 2, 2013 Municipal Election
As of January 15th, 2013 candidates that have filed for open seats of the City were :
Mayor - Harold Barnhill
Ward II - Randy Jameson
Ward II - Maria Klein
Ward I - John Brendle
Ward I - Mike Krueger
Gower City Officials positions are:
Mayor - Two year term
Ward I - Two year term
Ward II - Two year term


Members of the School Board up for re-elections are:
Nancy Roth and Cindy Crouse.
As of January 15 Two filings - Todd McPike
Cindy Crouse
No election will be held due to two open seats and two candidates filing.

Gower Fire District - Director 6 year term - Jan. 15, 2013
William Ace Webb
No election will be held due to one open seat and one filing


International Gower Artist has sculpture installed at Missouri Western State University - “Music of the Spheres”
Friday, January 11th, Brent Collins’s “Music of the Spheres” was installed at Remington Hall Science building at the front entrance of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. The bronze, 7-foot diameter sculpture weighs in at 2,000 lbs. and is described by the artist as a creative, geometric, high-cohesive design, incorporating science and mathematics. His works of art in terms of geometric rationing is mathematics in 3-dimensions; a visual mathematic and science art form.

Widely known and respected in the world of science, Mr. Collins has worked in Europe and China. He has another work of art displayed in Kansas City at the main entrance of H&R Block, a large bronze sculpture titled “Pax Mundi” (Peaceful World). This piece of art inspired a Kansas City composer with the KC Philharmonic Symphony, commissioned by the symphony, to compose music inspired by Kansas City art.

And Mr. Collins’ art appears in Washington D.C. at the National Headquarters of the American Association of the Advancement of Science titled “Icon DNA Molecule” to which MWSU has commissioned the 56” piece for their campus, not yet displayed.

MWSU has also commissioned yet another large sculpture to be installed in the following six weeks. This sculpture will hang from the ceiling of Remington Hall, titled “Evolving Trefoil” considerably larger but lighter than the “Music of Spheres”.

The foundry that casts Mr. Collins’ sculptures is in Eugene, Oregon, and Foundry Master, Steve Reinnuth has worked with Brent for years and is considered a close friend to the Gower resident.

Brent moved to Gower in the early 1990’s from Illinois and began his sculpture art in 1968 with portrait busts of his grandparents. The artist married a Gower resident, thus his transition to Missouri, and now calls Gower home.


Candidate filings due January 15th for April 2nd Municipal Election
Gower City Filings for April 2, 2013 Municipal Election
As of January 8th, 2013 candidates that have filed for open seats of the City were :
Mayor - Harold Barnhill
Ward II - Randy Jameson
Ward I - John Brendle
Ward I - Mike Krueger
Gower City Officials positions are:
Mayor - Two year term
Ward I - Two year term
Ward II - Two year term

Filings will be accepted through January 15 at the respective official offices.
Members of the School Board up for re-elections are:
Nancy Roth and Cindy Crouse.
As of January 8th One filing - Todd McPike

Gower Fire District - Director 6 year term - No filings as of January 8, 2013


Volunteer labor helps Park Board with new project at Heritage Park
Getting a tour of the building last Saturday, Matt Schilling excitement and knowledge was impressive. An exposed front patio, 3 stall women’s bathroom and men’s bathroom, spacious concession stand and storage rooms will be greatly appreciated by visitors and workers.
Matt stated that the building must be completed by the spring ball season and currently behind schedule. The project is in need of further funds, $8,000 to $10,000 for exterior brick facade and equipment. But work continues, even in the cold months of winter, by Gower volunteers.


Candidate filings underway
Gower City Filings for April 2, 2013 Municipal Election
As of December 21, 2012 candidates that have filed for open seats of the City were (due to school closings, filings for School Board were unattainable):
Mayor - Harold Barnhill
Ward II - Randy Jameson
Ward I - John Brendle
Ward I - Mike Krueger
Filings will be accepted through January 15 at the respective official offices.
Members of the School Board up for re-elections are:
Nancy Roth and Cindy Crouse.
Gower City Officials positions are:
Mayor - Two year term
Ward I - Two year term
Ward II - Two year term

Gower Fire District - Director 6 year term - No filings as of January 1, 2013


Blizzard like conditions on December 20th closes schools , businesses , I-29. I-35 and I-70 - Students get two more days for Christmas Break
The first snow fall of the 2012-13 winter season began as rain/thunder on Wednesday night (12/19), turning to snow and high winds by 4:45 a.m. on Thursday (12/20). 40-45 mph winds quickly turned into blizzard like conditions with extremely limited vision. Power outages throughout Clinton County, lasting from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (at home in Lathrop).
A year (2012) of two first recorded snow falls (Feb. 2011-12 & Dec. 20th, 2012), created havoc on the roadways, numerous slide-off and accidents were recorded.


Gower receives Recycling Community of the Year from Region D Recycling & Waste Management District

Presented to Carroll Fisher, Gower City representative, at the December 13, 2012 meeting of the Region D Recycling Waste Management District, The Recycling Community of the Year 2012 award.
With an increase of 22.68 tonnage from Nov./Dec. 2011 to Jan./Oct. 2012, Gower had a 92.4% increase of recyclable materials. Currently the community has recycled 47.22 tons in the past fiscal year.
Carroll Fisher credited both Bright Disposal and the community’s efforts in the recycling of waste materials.


Region D Recycling & Waste Management District each year recognizes individuals who take the extra step to assure recycling works. The following participants were recognized.

Larry Atkins and Julia Elder received the Perfect Attendance Award, attending all executive council and Region D Council meetings. Larry serves on the Executive Board and is the Presiding Commissioner. Larry and the Andrew County Commission are great supporters of recycling. Julia Elder is the clerk for the Village of Country Club. Julia and the Village of Country Club play a significant role in shaping the future of recycling within the district.
Buchanan County Commissioner Ron Hook received recognition for his support. Ron assisted with household hazardous waste and electronic collections held throughout the district. Ron secured volunteers for events held in Andrew and Buchanan County.
The City of Gower was the recipient of the Recycling Community of the Year award. Each year a recycling program with the largest percentage of increase is recognized. The City of Gower Recycling Program recorded an impressive 92.4% more recyclables collected in 2012. The increase resulted in 47.22 tons of materials being made into a new product, saving precious landfill space and our natural resources. Region D Recycling & Waste Management District through efforts of the residents of the district and the support of the council recorded 1,082.32 tons of materials collected for recycling. Clinco Recycling Program listed an increase of 89.2% over last year’s collected weights.
For recycling information contact the District Office at 816-393-5250 or via e-mail at regiond@stjoewireless.com. Additional information is also available via the website www.regiondrecycling.com


GCC Christmas Party hosted by Frazier Baptist Church

Gower Convalescent Santa & Mrs. Claus


Main Dining Room full of residents


Purcell of Easton appointed to MWSU Board of Governors
Jefferson CiTY – Gov. Jay Nixon announced his appointments of two new members of the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors. The appointees will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate. The appointees, along with their boards and hometowns, are: in Missouri Western State University Board of Governors (Gregory D. Mason – Lee’s Summit; and Alfred Purcell – Easton).
The Governor has appointed Gregory D. Mason (D), of Lee’s Summit, and Alfred Purcell (R), of Easton, to the Missouri Western State University Board of Governors. The Missouri Western State University Board of Governors establishes policies, by-laws, rules and regulations for its own government and for control and government of the University; to select, appoint, and remove a president of the university; to set admission standards; and to make decisions on financial matters.
Currently the president of Purcell Consulting, Al Purcell spent more than 40 years in executive positions with Xerox Corporation, holding many key service and sales management positions with the company. He currently serves as the chair of the Heartland Health Board of Trustees, and is a past chair of the Missouri Western State University Foundation. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Oct. 29, 2018.


Area Accidents send two to hospital
According to the MSHP on December 12, 2012. 5:22pm at US 169 at Rt. Z in Clinton County, Driver Deborah Barnhill, 51 of Gower in a 2006 Pontiac was traveling northbound behind Driver Vicki Cfee, 57 of Edgerton in a 1990 Plymouth Horizon,.
The accident occurred as Ms. Cfee stopped on US 169 to make a left turn onto Route Z. Ms. Barnhill struck the rear of the Cfee’s vehicle.
Ms. Cfee was transported to North Kansas City Hospital by Tri-County Ambulance with moderate injuries. Ms. Barnhill refused treatment at the scene of minor injuries. Both driver were wearing their safety devices. Ms. Cfee’s vehicle was totaled, and towed by Express Tow and Recovery. Ms. Barnhill’s vehicle received moderate damages and was driven from the scene.
Investigated by Tpr. S.S. Gates and assisted by Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and Edgerton Fire Department.
On December 15, 2012 the MSHP reported that at 4:15am, on US 169, .2 miles south of Grayson, Driver Jacob Hogle, 18 of Trimble, MO was traveling southbound on US 169 in a 2004 Ford F-150. The accident occurred when Mr. Hogle fell asleep and the Ford travelled off the east side of the roadway, striking an embankment and overturning twice. The vehicle came to rest off the east side of the roadway, facing east, on its wheels.
Mr. Hogle was taken by ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries. The 2004 Ford F-150 was totaled and towed by Randy’s of Gower.
Investigated by Cpl. M.S. Belshe, assisted by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and Plattsburg Fire.


Local Churches offers Christmas Eve services & community support

24 familes received food from Baptist Food Pantry collected by the entire community


a few of the gifts for the 111 adopted individuals at Christian Church


Decorated Baptist Chruch rectory


Decorated Rectory at Christian Church


Lovely Xmas tree greets at Christian Church


Rectory at FrazierBapt


The Nativity displayed at Christian Church


City approves purchase of new Scag mower
One of the main points of business at the December 10th regular meeting of Aldermen was to approve the trade-purchase of a new city mower. The trade in value of the 2009 Scag mower was $4,100 cutting the cost of the new 29hp Kawasaki fuel-injected, liquid cooled engine with suspension seat to $6,100. "This has been a money saving program for us," Alderman Barnhill stated, trading the city’s old mower at the end of it’s warranty back to Scott’s Tractor in Smithville.
Alderman Veraguth reported on the progress of the concession/bathroom construction at Heritage Park. Concrete has been laid, with plumbing to be installed this coming week. Carroll Fisher reported on the progress of the Park gate, stating, "It’s just about built, needs paint and signage." With workers coming at odd hours to work on the new construction, Fisher recommended to wait to install until after construction is completed.
Chief Wellington reported that Officer Josh Hamner during a call to investigate a burglary discovered 97 stolen items in an adjoining residence garage. Resulting in two arrests.
No further business, Alderman Brushwood moved to adjourn at 7:21pm.


Brendle’s Butcher Block to open in January
The newest Gower business, Brendle’s Butcher Block hopes to open its door by mid to late January of 2013. Located on N. 4th Street, just south of Railroad Ave. Joe and son, Tyler Brendle, who are no strangers to butchering, are expanding their 14 year farm business to a 4,000 sq. foot building in downtown Gower. The plant will house holding pens, coolers and freezer with basic processing equipment, and will offer customers a complete line of butchery for livestock and game. They will also be offering their customers cured & smoked hams and pork sausage with their hog orders. "It’s no retail business yet, we’re just butchers for hire and will process meat from animals brought in," Joe Brendle said.
A crew of Amish from Jamesport framed out the building, but Joe and Tyler poured the cement and will be active in the final completion of the plant. "We’ll continue to do processing at the farm as needed," Joe commented, but expects the new building to house the future business of Brendle & Brendle.


Three separate accidents send four Stewartsville residents to hospital on the same day
According to the MSHP three separate accidents occurred on December 8th, 2012 that sent four Stewartsville residents to hospital with moderate to serious injuries.
At 12:01 a.m., 12/8/12, Driver Meranda Gann, 19, of Stewartsville, driving eastbound on Rt. NN, eight miles south of Stewartsville, crossed the center of the roadway in her 2010 Chevrolet, going off the north side of the road. The vehicle then struck a farm field entrance and overturned onto its top.
Ms. Gann was taken to Heartland Hospital by Tri-County Ambulance with moderate injuries. The 2010 Chevrolet was totaled and towed by Randy’s of Gower.
Investigated by Cpl. M.K. Allen, assisted by Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and Gower Fire Department.
At 6:10 p.m., 12/8/12, Driver Kacy Teeter, 24, of Stewartsville, traveling eastbound on US 36, 1.5 miles west of Cameron, in a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 4DR, swerved off the south side of roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle struck a ditch and rolled twice, going through a fence and coming to rest on its wheels in a farm field facing south.
Ms. Teeter and occupant, Jacob Bennett, 26, of Stewartsville were both taken to Heartland Regional Medical by Cameron EMS with serious injuries. The 2007 Chevrolet was totaled and towed by Scotty’s Tow of Cameron.
Investigated by Cpl. P. M. Kimball, assisted by Cameron Fire Department.
At 9:50 p.m., 12/8/12, on Keller Rd., three miles southwest of Stewartsville, Driver Heath R. Sherer, 40 of Stewartsville, in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup, travelling southbound, the vehicle travelled off the west side of Keller Rd. into a ditch and overturned one-half time, coming to rest on its top facing south in the ditch.
Mr. Sherer was taken by private vehicle to Heartland Regional Medical Center several hours after the accident occurred, with serious injuries. The 1999 pickup was totaled and towed by Talon Tow of Amity, MO.
Investigated by Cpl. L. M. Newman, assisted by the DeKalb County Sheriff Department and Stewartsville Fire Department.
It was unknown if Ms. Gann was wearing a seatbelt at the time of her accident, the rest of the injured were not wearing their safety devices.


Enrollment down at High School last year, expected to be the highest next year - December Board meeting schedule change
Board Summary
November 19, 2012
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012. Six members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president.
The first report on the agenda was the MSBA report. In the video report the Reverend Stan Archie, newly elected State Board President, addressed the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). 45 states have adopted the CCSS, and Missouri has adopted the Smarter Balanced Assessment along with 30 other states to measure the Standards. Reverend Archie stated that Missouri will now be able to compare itself to other states’ students based on equal standards. Also in the MSBA report, the comment period for the Missouri School Improvement Plan version 5 (MSIP5) is now open. The research standards for MSIP5 were adopted by the State Board in September, they are seeking input from the public on these standards, however school accreditation will be based more upon student achievement than on the research standards.
The second item on the agenda was Mrs. Nelson’s reading of an original story from 4th grade student Kiersten Grier, entitled "The Bullying Rule". The Board enjoyed Kiersten’s message and hard work!


Gower Lions Club Annual Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner

On the first Saturday of December, the Gower Lions Club hosts the Senior Citizens Holiday Dinner, serving over 125 meals of Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salads and rainbow sherbert and short cake cookies, no one went home hungry. The lunch room at the Elementary sets the scene for good food, fellowship, laughs and great memories. The room was full and buzzing with lots of visiting. Providing entertainment was the EBES 4th & 5th grade choir.


The Gower Lions Club members: Jim Cox, Shirley Cox, Erin Cox, Sondra Brinton, Orval Jensen, Zelma Jensen, Roger Mead, Joyce Pike, June Shipps, Shelley Keller, Leigh Lewandowski, Boley Harmer, Bob Eckert, Paul Harmer, Eldon Shipps, Andy Mathews, those in front Wardie Hines, Beth Mead and Terry Poindexter.


December 1, 2012, Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual appearance at the Lions Club Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner. Santa was sporting a new hat, with lights and bells, the tip of the hat danced from side to side and created much fun for both Santa & the Seniors.


Providing entertainment was the EBES 4th & 5th grade choir.


Gower hunters bag Wild Boars
Submitted by Darrel House
We left Gower for Smithville, Oklahoma at 3:30 AM on November 23rd and arrived at Wild Boar Ridge at Smithville, OK around 10:45AM.
After lunch we started hunting. Andy Phipps and Dale House both killed hogs around 3PM. Andy’s was a large trophy boar (not as big as Jakes) and Dale killed a meat hog (small hog without tusks).
Around 3:30 I killed a large trophy boar (not as big as Jakes) and around 4:15PM Jacob killed his very large trophy boar.
Dale killed another meat hog on Saturday.
We came home on Sunday November 25th with lots of meat to be processed by Brendle’s Butcher Block in Gower.


Easton man receives moderate injuries vs. deer
According to the MSHP on November 20th at 5:00 a.m., 5 miles southeast of Cosby, MO on Rt. Z, driver Lon Kingsley, 59, of Easton, in a 2007 Dodge truck, was travelling southbound on Rt. Z when he swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. The vehicle went off the east side of the roadway, struck a culvert and began to over turn, coming to rest on its nose, facing west.
Mr. Kingsley was transported by Andrew Co. Ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.
The 2007 Dodge received extensive damage and towed by Blue Knight Towing.
Investigated by Sgt, Richardson, assisted by Andrew Co. Sheriff’s Department and the Cosby Fire Department.


Community efforts make for a Happy Thanksgiving - EBHS NHS collects food items for local Food Pantry
Gower First Baptist Youth Minister Kyle Kormeier, Gower Christian Pastor Bob Elliott and grandson Averey Jackson Anderson and Britain Gilgour, Gower Hy-Klas manager with Hy-Klas Annual Ten Turkey Dinner Donations to the local Food Pantry this past Monday.

The East Buchanan National Honor Society recently completed their annual food drive for the 2012-2013 school year.

Our students worked together to collect cans and boxes that will be donated to our local food pantry. The donated items given by East Buchanan students reflects the giving nature of our community. Because of their generosity many families in our community will be given food for the holidays.

The elementary (Kindergarten: Davidson 29, Doss 17, Plackemeier 21.
1st Grade: Matthews 8, LaFave 11, Conard 7 Bryan 15.
2nd Grade: Busby 18, McMillan 15, Auxier 50.
3rd Grade: Parkhurst 40, Johnson 28, Handke 12.
4th Grade: Anderson 88, Walkup 98.
5th Grade: Musser 130, Cornelius 122.) collected 709 food items and the High School collected 684 items
(Freshman = 244
Sophomore = 48
Junior = 145
SENIORS = 247).
The grand total of donated items is 1,393.

Becky Schilling, NHS Advisor, would personally like to thank the teachers, families, and students in our community for the continues support.

During this holiday season we all should be thankful for our community.


City Council approves gate at Heritage Park; Police Radio antenna finds new home
The November 12 meeting of the Gower Aldermen was called to order by Mayor Klein at 6:58pm with Alderman Taber and Clerk Gwen Ballou absent.
Under new business the Missouri DNR WWTP Inspection Report, came back with “no discrepancies” and was commended by Mayor Klein as a “good job”.
Alderman Brushwood moved to approve Dollar General’s Liquor license, approved unanimously.


Gower War Memorial to be re-built
A committee has been formed to Re-build the Veterans memorial in the Gower City Park. We will be selling more bricks for us to add to the ones already there. These new bricks will have the Rank, Name, and time served on them, There will be an option that a person can add the branch of service as well.
Orders will Begin December 1st and will continue thru March 1st. The price for a brick will be $50-$60. We hope to increase the amount of bricks that are already there and paying a much needed tribute to our veterans that have served or are currently serving our Country.
The committe consists of Howard Engelbrecht (539-2646) Crickett O’Day (424-3504) Jeff Bradford and Weldon Allen. WATCH for flyers and call for information and order forms.
Remember to support our Veterans, these will make a great gift for your loved one and honoring them at the same time
Submitted by Crickett O’Day


Youth Hunters have success in 1st outing - Colby Roe
Colby Roe, 6 year old, Kindergartener at East Buchanan, first time hunting during Youth Hunt, brought down this Button Buck while hunting with his grandpa, Chuck Adkins. Colby used a 243 cal. rifle.


Youth Hunters have success in 1st outing - Beau Blanton
Beau Blanton, 6 years old, with his 5 point buck. This was his first year of deer hunting. Beau is Angie Myers nephew, and shot his very first deer on the very first day of the Youth Hunt.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Nov. 9
Bulldog Awards for 11/9/12: Winners for showing Creativity: Maddux Thomas--Kindergarten, Maverick Mumford--Kindergarten, Madisyn Miller--Kindergarten, Alexis Golden--1st Grade, Aaron Jackson--1st Grade, Maya Watkins--2nd Grade, Kaylynn Perks--2nd Grade, Ella Mathews--2nd Grade, Carson Thompson--3rd Grade, Autumn Bradford--3rd Grade, Cameron Hall--4th Grade, Kole Paxton--4th Grade


Bulldog Awards for November: CREATIVITY means to use your imagination to develop new ideas. Your imagination is powerful and can be used in many ways. Albert Einstein was a brilliant man who used his intelligence and creativity to develop many important theories in month, science, and philosophy. He believed that the ability to imagine was the key to creating things in the future. He said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Use your creativity to make it a magnificent day!


H.O.P.I.N. - Helping Other People In Need
Three elementary 5th/6th grade girls have organized a committee to help people in need.
On the Community Calendar is several activities that they’re sponsoring to help raise funds, winter coats/blankets in their quest to help others.
Raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Abuse Funds, Natural Disasters and so much more.
Show your support by attending this functions: Bash-A-Car on Halloween night and the Winter Coat/Blanket Drive at the First Baptist Church of Gower on November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Paige, Allison & Lorena are to be commended for their desire to held others.


Mayor’s request for gate closure discussed at Board Meeting
Board Summary
October 15, 2012
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012. All seven members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president, at 7:30 p.m.
Following the approval of the agenda, Mrs. Roth read thank-you correspondence from the families of Jack Horn and Amy Elifrits. The Board and guests next viewed the monthly Missouri School Boards’ Association report.
In the consent portion of the agenda, the Board approved the minutes of the September 17, 2012 regular session, payment of monthly bills, and additions to the substitute teacher list.
In items for information the enrollment report reflected an increase in district enrollment. Other reports included the monthly financial report, TABS meeting report, and building Principals’ reports.


An A-MAZING 3-D Maze
The Gower Christian Church on Oct. 26, 27 and 31st from 6-10 pm. They are building an a-MAZING 3-D Maze in the gym. They did this last year... and it is even better this year.
Getting through this maze is definitely a challenge. Along with the maze there will be food and carnival games. And on Halloween nite we will have “Trunk or Treat” in our back parking lot from 6-8:30.
Proceeds from the maze and food booth will go toward a mission trip the youth are planning with the youth from West Des Moines Christian Church for next summer.


Gower native elected President of KC Birth Network
Gower native Cheryl Smith Gates has been elected President of the KC Birth Network. Cheryl is an accredited, experienced, licensed mid-wife who recently moved back to Gower with her family.


Gower Boil Advisory
Outlying areas west of Gower to E & H Highways, are under a Boil Advisory as of 12.30 pm Monday, October 15th, due to a line leak, until further notice.
If you have any questions concerning this, Please contact Gower city hall at (816) 424-6617.
The order for the City of Gower was LIFTED FOR THE CITY AT 3:00PM, Monday, October 15th.
Tests should be received by Wednesday afternoon to determine if a Boil Order will be put into effect.


EB FFA Hog Roast Huge Success

Crowds filled the Ag garage as over 1300 meals were devoured.


Council discuss the locking of gates at Heritage Park - Concession/Bathrooms at Heritage Park needs further donations - demolition planned
The October 8th, 2012 City Council meeting may just go down in history as the shortest council meeting in the history of Gower. Called to order at 7:00pm by Mayor Klein, with Aldermen Taber, Brushwood, Veraguth and Barnhill in attendance and city employees Fisher, Ballou, Hubbard and Wellington also present.
The minutes of the previous meeting were approved, no visitors in the audience and no old business, Mayor Klein called for new business to be presented. Alderman Veraguth reported on the amount of funds raised for the construction of the new concession/bathrooms at Heritage Park, $38,000. More donation are needed to complete the plan, but tear down is being planned in the next two and a half weeks.
Department Reports: Water/Sewer - Carroll Fisher reported that both water towers had been cleaned out, smoke test of the sewer lines were completed, with only one small leak showing up, one area that needed roots cut out again and Carroll recommended a camera go through the lines to be sure there weren’t other obstructions.
It was at this time that Mayor Klein stated to Carroll that she no longer needed the city crew time sheets “things” that was required earlier in her administration, stating it wasn’t anything important to her anymore. “Do what ever that works for you, don’t waste anymore time,” she said.


City of Gower NOTICE!
City of Gower will be flushing the water system starting the week of October 8th.


EBHS 2012 Homecoming Queen Maddie Rhoads
Senior Maddie Rhoads, daughter of Gary Rhoads & Senior Dyson Reno, son of Lisa Parkhurst were crown 2012 Homecoming Queen & King last Friday, September 21, 2012 during half time of the EBHS Football game vs. Mid Buchanan. Maddie plays Volleyball for EB and Dyson is EBHS Wide Receiver/Lineman


Former EBMS Teacher Brenda Bromley Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal
EBMS Physical Education, Health, Science teacher and Coach retired after 31 years of teaching and coaching multiple sports at EBMS, Brenda retired at the end of the 2011 school year. She coached both girls & boys sports: football, boys & girls basketball, boys & girls track as a head coach and assistant. Becoming most of East Buchanan’s students first formal coach, and helping build the tradition of EB winning teams.


Board approves $10,000 donation to Heritage Concession/Bathroom construction
Board Summary
September 17, 2012
Paul Mensching, Superintendent

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. All seven members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president, at 7:30 p.m..

Following the approval of the agenda, thank you notes were read from the families of Lucy Schifflett and Bill Smith as well as from Cindy Crouse. Mr Poindexter then introduced his new staff to the Board; Kailey Bryan, Amy Adams, and Kasey Schmoe. The Board then viewed the Missouri School Boards’ Association report which presented the positive revenue effects of Proposition B for Missouri Schools from an increase in the tobacco tax. The MSBA report also discussed the negative effects of the large tax credits Missouri offers for historic preservation and low income housing.


Agency Ford Museum Open September. 29th
Submitted by Joyce Ridge

The Agency Ford Museum will be open Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 AM – 2 PM joining some 1400 museums across the country who are commemorating National Smithsonian Museum Day. The admission to the Agency Ford Museum is always free.

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D. C., where admission is free every day, other participating museums will be admission free on September 29th. This is the 8th year for Smithsonian Museum Day which began as an opportunity to encourage life long learning and spread knowledge.

The Agency Ford Museum was established 12 years ago. It is located on the 2nd floor of the Agency Community Center. The building is 80 years old this year having been constructed as a high school in 1932. The Agency Ford Museum contains relics and photos of early Agency and local rural life. There is memorabilia and student photos from the time when the building was a school. Most of the displays and items were donated by local residents and persons who have had some past connections with the town or the school.

You may visit the Agency Ford Museum at other times of the year by appointment. Please call (816) 253-9301 or (816) 253-9369 to make arrangements.


Gower Street Signs gets face lift
Have you noticed the bright, freshly painted street signs? The signs are close to 40 years old and showing every indication of their age.

Gower Lions Club is re-conditioning the street signs that they put up in the 1970’s.

The signs were taken down, disassembled, sand blasted, powder coated, re-painted and lettered, re-assembled, and put back up.

Just a little Community Beautification from your local Lions Club.


EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the 2012 Northwest All-District Choir: Lauren Beattie, Nick Gardner, Dakota Livingston, Collin Noland, and Garrett Minson!! Mr. McKinney is very proud of all of the students who auditioned!!


EBHS FFA Hog Roast & Member Auction
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual Hog Roast and member auction on Thursday October 4th, 2012 in Gower at the agriculture building.
The meal is prepared by Terry Hixson and consists of pork loin and ribs and begins at 5:30 p.m. There will be a take-out line for those that can’t stay, but are interested in a great meal.
The food is amazing, but the member auction is always the highlight of the night. Each member of the FFA chapter will be auctioned off to the public.

For a chance to purchase your very own member, be there at 7:30. Your member can help with anything from cleaning to hauling hay, from farm work to yard work, and everything in between.


We encourage businesses and farmers to participate in the auction.

All proceeds support leadership activities participated by members throughout the year.

If you have not purchased tickets from a member, you can still purchase them at the door.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Gower Annual Old Timer’s 34th Ballgame
The Annual Old Timer’s ballgame will be held at the Gower Heritage Park on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Start time is at 6:00 pm. Warm up for the players at 5:30 pm. Jeff Gray will be the commentator.
The special induction into the Old Timer’s Hall of Fame will be held at half time.
This is for men 60 and over, if you would like to play and haven’t done so before, please call Sondra Brinton at 424-3266 and she will provide you with a hat and welcome you aboard.
This is a fun and special time for the players and a lot of fun to watch. Come out and have a good time and support a great group of older athletes that make up the East vs. West teams.
There will be a concession stand, so come hungry.


Council hears Great Northwest Day Presentation - Bright Disposal raises rates by 3%
Gower City Aldermen held their regular monthly meeting September 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Klien, Aldermen Taber, Barnhill, Veraguth present, as Alderman Brushwood was absent. City Employees, Chief Wellington, Carroll Fisher, Mark Hubbard and Gwen Ballou present.
The first order of business was approval of the previous meeting minutes, held in July. The only meeting held August was on the 27th, the Tax Rate
Visitors were call upon, with Pauli Clariday speaking first with her presentation for the Great Northwest Days at the State Capitol. Ms. Clariday, Chairperson of Clinton County Great Northwest Day, appealed to the group for Gower to have a representative (delegate) for the upcoming February 5th & 6th meeting of the Missouri State Legislators and the delegates of Northwest Missouri, in Jefferson City.


District receives Distinction in Performance 7th year - Parks Board raises over $26,000 for Ball Park Concessions, Board to consider assistance
Board Summary
August 20, 2012
Paul Mensching, Superintendent

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held its annual tax rate hearing on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room of the Central Office. Six members were present along with a few guests.

As the existing tax rate is at the tax rate ceiling established by voters, the tax rate will remain at 5.30 per $100 of assessed valuation with $4.50 placed in Fund 1(Operating), and $.80 placed in Fund 4(Capital Projects). The special meeting was adjourned at 7:33.


Clinton County Century Farms announced during MU Extension Annual Picnic
Groebe Century Farm Family and McWilliams & Millard Century Farm Family


News from up North
Tiffanie & Chris Ward recently moved from Churchill, Manitoba Canada to Sioux Lookout, Ontario Canada, during their Blueberry Festival they took a little waterplane (above taken in the cabin) tour of the area..Lush green and lots of water! Chris & Tiffanie love the out of doors, hiking, camping and lots of fishing, Sioux Lookout is perfect for them..Tiffanie has only ran into a black bear once while hiking, and moose tracks keep her alert. But no Polar bears!


Local Ribbon Winners @ MO State Fair
Class 11 - Showmanship,15 & Over(Quarter Type) 7/27/2012)
5th - Pink Rosette -- Rock N Four Approval
Heath, Jacqueline, Gower Mo
Class 21 - Western Pleasure, All Ages(Ponies 56”&un 7/27/2012
4th - White Rosette -- Zippity-doo-dah
Perkins, Faith Gower Mo
Class 27 - Open Costume 7/27/2012
1st - Dark Blue Rosette, Small Plaque -- Rock N Four Approval
Heath, Jacqueline Gower Mo
Class 43 - Trail Class, 15 & Over 7/28/2012
2nd - Red Rosette -- Rock N Four Approval
Heath, Jacqueline, Gower Mo

Class 55 - Pony Equitation Class, All Ages (56”&und 7/29/2012
2nd - Red Rosette -- Zippity-doo-dah
Perkins, Faith Gower Mo
Class 57 - Hunter Under Saddle, 15 & Over (Quarter 7/29/2012
2nd - Red Rosette -- Rock N Four Approval
Heath, Jacqueline Gower Mo
Class 58 - Hunt Seat Equitation, 15 & Over(Over 56” 7/29/2012
3rd - Yellow Rosette -- Rock N Four Approval
Heath, Jacqueline, Gower Mo Class 304 - Upha 3 Year Old Fine Harness Classic 8/03/2012
1st - Dark Blue Rosette -- Make Me
Tucker, Jim/Carol, Gower Mo Class 328 - Fine Harness, Ladies 8/03/2012
2nd - Money -- Uncommon Joy
Tucker, Jim/Carol Gower Mo
Swine / Open On-foot Barrow Show
120D - Duroc On-foot Barrow
8/11/2012
4th - Money -- Duroc Barrow
Mitchell, Olivia
Gower Mo


While I wasn’t lookin’
Bob’s cutline: A picture of Norma doing what she does best....and why the Rural Reporter is such an awesome paoer. Thank you, Norma, for all you do for the Gower community.....and for all the pictures you take and put in the paper!!!! Bob Elliott
Can I tell you about my chili dog experience during the Mushball Tournament? Well, Gene Synder was manning the concession stand, and suggested I have a discounted chili hotdog..Great, but there weren’t any forks or even apoons, Gene didn’t think that was a problem at all...Just eat it.. I did, and wound up with chili dripped all over the front of my shirt! Actually, I don’t need an excuse to have that happen, but when I went to wash off the chili, leaving a huge wet spot on my shirt...Gene declared it a Wet T-Shirt contest, and I won!


Agency Picnic draws big crowd
By Joyce Ridge
The planners were somewhat pessimistic about this year’s three day Agency Picnic festivities in view of the hot weather. Much to everyone’s surprise the Agency Tractor Pull on Friday night drew an unprecedented over 2,000 attendees. There were 121 tractor pull participants who began at 6:30 PM and held the crowd until its finish past 2 AM. Parking spots were at a premium in Agency and cars lined roads for some distance from the pull area.


Gower Post Master retires after 30 years with USPS
Tom George, Gower Post Master retired on July 31, 2012 after serving Gower for the past ten years.


Local efforts to improve Gower Soccer fields gets KQ 2 attention
Soccer enthusiasts, Shawn Daugherty and Ivan Herpel of Gower, both Gower Soccer Board members, appeared on KQ2TV, this past week, in a effort to bring attention to the grant offered by the U.S. Soccer Foundation, that Shawn brought to the table.
Shawn’s involvement in the Great Plains Soccer program with national and international ties, got the ball rolling with the “Field of Dreams” grant offer. Posting Gower’s Soccer Complex picture on the Foundation’s website, then rallying people to vote, through messaging on facebook, twitter, etc., put Gower in contention to win the $8,000 grant.
The votes haven’t all been tallied, at one time Gower was in second place, among cities in New York, Oregon, Texas, all across the country. The final count will come some time this week.
What $8,000 would mean to the Gower Soccer Complex? Plumbing is just one item, but nets, lights and fencing are needed as well.
A “Field of Dreams”, right here in Gower, MO, well I’ve known for a while now that it’s Shawn’s dream too!


Buchanan County 4-H Delegate at Citizen Washington D. C. Focus
Twenty-seven Missouri 4-H teen delegates learned about government processes during week of July 1-6 in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high-school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.


Test Run of Accu-Vote Tabulation Machine to be held
A test run of the Accu-Vote tabulating machine with sample ballots for the upcoming August 7, 2012 Primary Election will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012 in the office of Mary Blanton, Clinton County Clerk.
Any person wishing to attend will be welcome.


Gower Dollar General stocked and ready to open
Monday evening, July 16th, the store was stocked and ready to go. Numerous phone calls to Dollar General resulted in no personal contact with anyone who could give us information on their opening. Dollar General personnel in Plattsburg had heard it may open Wednesday evening, July 18th, or Thursday, July 19th.


City Council approved 5% water increase and increased water meter installation
A special meeting of the council called, June 25, 2012, in response to the mayor’s termination of Gerry May. A motion was made to terminate Gerry May but it died due to lack of a second. No comments from either Gerry “Queenie” May or Mayor Klein.


Gower resident injured in early morning roll-over
According to the MSHP on July 4, 2012, 5:30 a.m. in Clinton County on NW 269th Street, .2 miles west of NW Country Line Rd, 1.5 miles north of Plattsburg, driver Shannon M. Johnson, 42, of Gower in a 1999 GMC Suburban, was eastbound on NW 269th St. when Ms. Johnson failed to negotiate a curve. The Suburban traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its top in the roadway.

Occupant, Kenna R. Hudson, 20 of Gower, received moderate injuries and was transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. It is unknown if both the driver and occupant were wearing their seat belts.

The 1999 GMC Suburban was totaled and towed by Randy’s Repair of Gower.

Investigated by Tpr. D. A. Landi, assisted by Tpr. J.D. Peabody, Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Tri-County Ambulance and Plattsburg Fire Department.


Sertoma Club of St. Joseph, MO sponsors Camp near Gower
(Gower, MO) On Sunday, July 8th, Sertomans of St. Joseph welcomed 60 children with speech and hearing disabilities to Camp Marvin Hillyard for a 5 day camping experience they will never forget.

As the children arrive at Camp Marvin Hillyard near Gower, MO on 7/8/12 around 4 pm, they registered, and then prepare for swimming and the Wings of Love bird show – a show that involves a variety of large birds that play basketball, dance, and overall entertain the crowd.

On Tuesday, the children were transported to the St. Joseph Aquatic Park and the Sertomans will host a “tail gate” party in the parking lot at 2:30 to give the children a snack and drink.

On Wednesday evening, a Luau Dinner was served by Sertomans, followed by dance entertainment at 6 pm. At 7 pm, the children attending the camp will perform skits for Sertoma members. The children prepare these skits as their way of saying thank you to Sertoma for hosting this event.

Sertoma is a service organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support. There are over 70 members currently in the St. Joseph area.

Sertoma – connecting those who are called to serve – with those who can’t hear the call.


Gower’s Second Saturday Stitchers’ Festival Quilt Show Winners
View all of the images of the beautiful quilts from the 2012 Gower Festival. Photos by Norma Ward.


More Gower Hometown Hoedown Activities
View more images from the Gower Hometown Hoedown Activities


2012 Little Mr. & Miss Gower
Little Miss Layla Watkins, daughter of Jayson & Mary Watkins, and Little Mr. Raife Farrell, son of Hannah Farrell were crowned Friday, June 27th as Gower’s Little Mr. & Miss during the Gower HomeTown Hoedown Festival. Both are in the 4-5 year age bracket, and completed the Gower Festival Baby Show. Photos by Norma Ward


2012 Annual Lions Club Car Show
Division Winners of Gower Lions Club Annual Car Show
Stock Cars
1954 & Earlier - Willy McGaugby - ‘53 Chevy Bel-Air
1955-64 - Mike Frazier - ‘57 Ford Fairlane
1965-79 - Ron Jackson - ‘72 Olds Cutlass 442
1980-Later - Gary O’Dell - ‘08 Mustang Shelby SS
Modified Cars
1954 - Earlier - Terry Imlay - ‘34 Model A Coupe
1955-64 - Ron Grant - ‘62 Chevy Nova
1965-79 - Brad Maulin - ‘69 Chevy Chevelle
1980 & Later - Randy Barton - ‘80 Chevy Corvette
Stock Trucks
1969 & Earlier - Dave Walters - ‘23 Ford Model T Truck
1970 & Later - David Bishop - ‘78 Chevy El Camino
Modified Trucks
1969 & Earlier - Amber Parsons - ‘52 Chevy Pickup
1970 & Later - Bryan Swan - ‘78 Chevy Pickup
Special Interest
Ron Jackson - ‘55 Pedal Car
Motorcycle
Jack Chew - ‘10 Harley Davidson
Best of Show
Mike Frazier - ‘57 Ford Fairlane


2012 Gower Festival


Lions Club sponsored Festival Parade


Gower 2012 Festival Baby Show Contestants & Winners
The Baby Show & Little Mr. & Miss Gower contests were sponsored by the EBMS Booster club- Judges for the event were: Leanne Orton, Monica Mink and Regina Keller.


Gower Dollar General on schedule
With the placement of the pole for the Dollar General sign and soon landscaping the store’s construction will be ready to turn over to the corporate and stocking the store. Supervisor Dan Goll and crews should only be a week away from turning the keys over to the main office and after stocking - shopping can begin!


Another successful City-Wide Garage Sale
Thank-you to the 45 participates of the 21st Annual Gower City Wide. We had great weather and a good turnout of shoppers. A big Thank-you to The Gower Sorority Sisters and Jeff Bradford for helping with the delivery and pick-up of the signs. We will be helping send a child to camp again this year as well as a donation to a scholarship for a graduating senior of 2013.
Again thanks to all who has allowed me to keep this City Wide Garage sale weekend in June to continue.
MARK your Calenders for the 2nd Saturday of June 2013 for another Successful garage Sale in Gower!!
Submitted by Crickett O’Day


FESTIVAL QUILT SHOW BY SECOND SATURDAY STITCHERS
The Second Saturday Stitchers will sponsor a quilt show in conjunction with the Gower Festival.
The show will be Saturday, June 30th, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gower Christian Church Antioch Fellowship Center.
A prize will be awarded for the “Best of Show” quilt.
If you have a quilt you would like to enter, contact Marge Bodenhausen 424 3310, Liz Porter 424-6631 or Hazel Meade 297-5053 for details.
We invite everyone to come see the lovely art of quilt making. No admission or entry fees.


Gower American Legion to feed hungry Festival goers
The Gower American Legion will be serving their Fish & Chicken Dinners to hungry Gower Festival goers at the American Legion Hall on Saturday, June 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 pm.
Sondra Brinton, Festival coordinator, apologizes for the omission on the Festival Schedule.
Come hungry and the members of the Legion will be sure and send you back to the Festival full and satified. The Auxiliary ladies will have a full table of pies and desserts to go with the fabulous Fish & Chicken dinners.


Survival of the Fittest Gower Festival Update
This is simply a fun relay game event for adults. The event will be held on the North side in the City Park at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th.

Success or failure is all in your team work, it will require three men and three women. A fee will be charged to each team and the winning team will be awarded a monetary prize.

Don’t miss out on having a little bit of “let your hair down” type of fun.

Please call Sondra Brinton at 424-3266 to enter your team and make registration fee payment.


Gower Lions Club Annual Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show - Sunday, July 1st
The Gower Lions Club 5th Annual Classic Car Show will be the final event of the Gower Festival this year, held at the Gower City Park on Sunday, July 1st.


Gower Festival Schedule
HomeTown Hoedown @ The Gower City Park
June 29 thru July 1st

Friday June 29th
4:30 pm - Booths Open - 55 Craft Boothes; 9 Food Boothes
5:00 pm - Gower Fire Department - Spaghetti Dinner in the Park
6:00 pm - Little Mr. & Miss Gower Contest & Baby Show
7:30 pm - Gower GoodTimers Perform
9:00 pm - Fireworks Display

Saturday, June 30th
10:00 am - Parade - Contact Terry Poindexter (816)424-3530
10:00 am - Quilt Show - Gower Christian Church
Contact Marge Bodenhausen 424-3310, Liz Porter 424-6631 or Hazel Meade 297-5053 for details.
11:00 am - Volleyball Tournament - Contact Tabatha Phipps (816)509-8193 to register
11:00am - 1:00pm - Cake Walk
12:00 pm - Peddle Tractor Pull
12:00 pm - Horse Shoe Tournament - Contact Matt Schilling (816)424-6160 to register
1:00 pm - Gower Fire Department Extrication Demonstration
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Children Games - Dunk Booth Contact Amanda Davis (816)273-3436 to participate
3:00 pm - Survival of the Fittest - For Adults (3 men-3 women team)
Contact Sondra Brinton (816)424-3266
4:00 pm - Square Dance - Main St.
5:00 pm - Parent Child Look Alike Contest - Contact Maria Klein (816)424-6635
7:00 pm - Karaoke - Main St. - Contact Robert Young (816)387-8000 to participate
9:00 pm - Live Band - Missouri Rebels - Main St.

Sunday, July 1st
10:30 am - Gower’s Lions Club Anuual Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show - Contact Eldon Shipps/Terry Poindexter (816)424-3530 to register by June 26
11:00 am - Lions’ Club “famous” Tenderloins Food Booth

A weekend full of activities and fun for all ages. Games- children & adult, Peddle Tractor Pull, Cake Walk, Karaoke contest, Quilt Show, Live Music, FIREWORKS, Bounce House, Volleyball & Horse Shoe Tournament.


2012 Budget Approved, MoPed Ordinance repealed
Before opening the June 11th, regular meeting of the board of aldermen, Mayor Klein asked for motion to approve the 2012 Budget, Alderman Barnhill moved to approve the budget with an unanimous approval of the board.


Gower Dollar General progress in a week’s time
The progress of the construction of the new Dollar General Store in Gower.


U.S. Hwy 36 Road Work Scheduled
ST. JOSEPH - In addition to the information below, it has been determined that during the period between June 14 and completion of the project, all traffic on this five mile portion of U.S. Hwy 36 will be head-to-head traffic, and all crossing driveways, streets, routes and highways will be designated as “right turn only.” No left turns onto or off of U.S. Hwy 36 will be permitted from Route 31 in Buchanan County to S.W. Taylor Road in DeKalb County during the duration of the project.


Five sent to hospital with moderate to serious injuries
According to the MSHP on May 31, 2012, 6:15 p.m. in Clinton County on MO 116 highway, 5 miles south of Gower, MO, a 2008 GMC Acadia driven by Jayne Iske, 34 of Edgerton, MO was westbound on MO 116 as driver, Jacob Stephenson, 16 of Gower was northbound on County Line Rd. in a 1996 GMC Sierra pickup, when Mr. Stephenson pulled into the path of Ms. Iske’s vehicle, striking the right front corner of the Acadia. Both vehicles traveled off the northwest corner of the roadway and came to rest upright in the ditch.
Sgt. Jeffrey Thompson, Clinton County Sheriff Department and Gower Fire Department.


Opening Day for the Gower Swim Pool - Memorial Day 2012
Opening Day at the Gower Swim Pool Club, Memorial Day, May 28, 2012.


City Wide Garage Sale Sign-ups
The 21st Annual Gower City Wide Garage Sale will be on Saturday June 9th 8:00-????

Crickett O’Day with the assistance of her sorority (Gower Sorority Sisters) will be in charge of getting everyone signed up and on the maps, as well as doing all your advertising for you the week of the sales.

The fee is $5.00 and the proceeds from the sign-ups will help pay a child’s way to a church camp, make a donation to the Boy Scouts, sponsor Post Prom in the Spring as well as donate an amount to a local senior at Graduation!!

Please sign up and help support the youth in YOUR community, We will as always bring the laminated sign to you (as well as picking it back up).

Contact Crickett O’Day at (816) 424-3504 to sign up and for any information.

DEADLINE to be on map is MONDAY JUNE 4th


Gower City - Wide Clean Up Day
Bright Disposal will be hosting a City-Wide Clean up on Friday, June 1st.

A reasonable quantity of discarded items will be picked up by Bright Disposal at your residence, including small furniture. Large (requiring 2 people to lift) items must be discarded at the City Barn lot where the dumpster will be available from 7am to 7pm.

No microwaves, paint, concrete, tires or yard waste will be accepted at residences or at dumpsters.


Swim Lessons At The Gower Pool
June 11th through 22nd on Monday & Thursdays mornings and evenings (depending on demand).

Sign up at the pool starting May 26th between 12 - noon & 8pm. Nannette Wolford is back teaching the lessons! For more information and cost of lessons please call: Nannette at 424-3074

If you haven’t joined the Pool ~ It’s not too late!


Council to address Code change for 50 CC motorized Ordinance at June meeting
Alderman Barnhill, at the close of the May 14, 2012 meeting, during Misc. Items, read from the City Code Book, Title VII - Chapter 4 (Mini-Bikes) Section 1. : It shall be unlawful, within this city, for any person to operate a mini-bike, go carts, or any other motorize vehicle, which cannot legally be licensed in accordance with State regulations, on any public highway, street, alley, or park within the corporate limits of this city, or on private property upon the complaint of the owner or occupier of the property.” Barnhill recommended to eliminate the paragraph and become inline with the State regulations, for motorize vehicles under 50CC.


Gower Dollar General breaks ground May 2nd
According to the General Contractor, Rodney Parrott with the Overland Properties Grp., construction of the new Dollar General Store in Gower will be completed by the first part of July. At that time the keys will be handed over to Dollar General, and within 30 days, the store should be stocked and open for business.


East Buchanan Agriculture Department Greenhouse Sale
Over the past three months, East Buchanan agriculture students that are enrolled in the greenhouse operation and management class have been working diligently to produce a healthy crop of plants.


East Buchanan FFA Blood Drive to Benefit Local Patients
Last year, 28,000 individuals in our area needed a blood transfusion. This year, the local needs for blood are expected to rise. Community Blood Center, the provider of blood services to local hospitals, will be conducting a blood drive on Thursday, May 10 in Gower at the Antioch Fellowship Center to help the local hospital patients in our area that depend on life saving blood donations.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Christine McCoy
Name: Christine McCoy Nickname: Chris


Cotillion for Achievement Honors Local Youth at Ball
The Cotillion for Achievement honored 20 high school seniors from Andrew and Buchanan Counties at the Cotillion for Achievement Ball, which was held March 24 at the Country Club in St. Joseph


Sisters in Service 42nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt


City Clerk administers Oath of Office to new Alderman
The City of Gower newly elected Alderman, John Brushwood took the oath of office from City Clerk Gwen Ballou after the adjournment of the old board, April 9, 2012.


Unofficial Results of the April 3 Municipal Election
Clinton County Unofficial Votes
East Buchanan C-1 School Board
McPike - 91
Archdekin - 48
Walkup - 170
Plackemeier - 99


St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Gower Convalescent Center Mar. 16, 2012


Meet the Candidate - EB School Board Candidate
Each election year the Rural Reporter asks your local candidates to answer a questionnaire for voters’ knowledge of the Candidate, then publishes them for our readers. Questionnaires were mailed to each city/school board candidate. Their answers will appear each week before the April 2 Municipal Election, as they arrive.

School Board Candidate - Fredy Plackemeier


Pups & Paws Preschool taking applications
East Buchanan Pups and Paws Preschool is now taking applications for the 2012–2013 school year through the month of March at the Elementary Office until 3:00 p.m.


City Board approves zoning change to commercial; Dates for Festival announced
The March 12th regular meeting of the Gower City Council was called to order by Mayor Klein at 7:00 p.m.


City of Stewartsville prepares survey for distribution
(Stewartsville, MO) The City of Stewartsville will be distributing surveys in preparation for an application to the State of Missouri’s Community Development Block Grant program.


EB Dawgs and Lady Dawgs end season in 2nd Round of Districts


EB Dawgs Men’s KCI All Conference Basketball Selections Announced!


EBHS Academic Bowl Season Starter


EBHS Kudos
Five EBHS Artists’ works on display @ Albercht Kemper Exhibit
Congratulations to our East Buchanan artist with work on display at the Albrecht Kemper Regional HS exhibition! The show opened March 5th, and will be open until April 6th.


EBES Gifted students get a lesson in Missouri history
By Jennifer Archdekin
ngmo.pao@us.army.mil
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - About 25 East Buchanan students spent a day in Jefferson City as part of the 2012 Gifted Education Day on Feb. 21 at the state capitol. The second through eighth grade students are in the Students Advanced In Learning class, or SAIL.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Taylor Adkins
Name: Taylor Adkins
Parents: Charles & Stacy Adkins


Sophomore Team takes prize in Lions Club Pancake Eat Off
The Sophomore Team of Cody Herpel and Michael Kerns won the Pancake Eat Off this past Saturday, March 3, (Yes it was Saturday, regardless of the “Monday” notification in the Rural Reporter), by eating 10 pancakes, per team in two minutes.


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Members of the club enjoyed a dutch treat luncheon at the J.C. Wyatt House in St. Joseph hosted by Judy Jones on February 23rd. Judy treated with dessert which included mini versions of chocolate truffle, New York cheesecake and strawberry shortcake.

At roll call guests were asked to give their favorite... president, month, movie, movie actor, holiday, etc. What a lot of surprising answers!

Enjoying the day were Jane Clark, Linda Frazier, Irma Dean Rowland, Beverly Bowers, Madeline Adam, Linda Stevens, Noni Lorenson, Joyce Wilkerson, Jane Schuster, Wilma Schneider, and the hostess.

Linda Stevens received the hostess gift. Irma Dean will be the March hostess.


Local Company Wins National Equipment Color And Design Contest
Waste Age magazine named Bright Disposal Services, LLC, a locally owned and operated waste and recycling company, based in St. Joseph, MO, a first-place winner of the 2012 Waste Age Equipment Color and Design Contest.


EB Dawgs take 1st Round of MO Class 3 District 16
EB Ladies vs. Maryville 40-25 Dawgs vs. Trenton 55-41


Bears For A Cause is HUGE Success!
I want to thank the community, school and church family at Frazier Baptist for the support you gave me for my Bears For A Cause Drive. With your help I raised 123 bears and still coming. You generously donated teddy bears that will be in the arms of foster care children.


EBES 3rd Gr. Basketball Team places 3rd in Tournament
The East Buchanan 3rd grade boys basketball team recently competed and placed 3rd in the Platte County Youth League Tournament. Pictured are: (front row) Ethan Brushwood, Mason Davidson, Logan Taylor, Cameron Henry (back row) Coach Paul Mensching, Coach Scott Antle, Blake Antle, Kyle Mensching, Isaac Rhode, Tomas Wade, Drew Thompson, and Coach Brian Thompson. Great job boys!


EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Teresa Phillips

Parents: Eva Phillips

Town: Easton

# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13

Favorite class: English 110

Favorite extra curricular: National Honor Society/FBLA

Favorite Sport: I love watching football

Most memorable moment in high school: When out of nowhere my long time bff Lucas Winder asked me to walk with him at graduation. I almost cried.
Most embarrassing moment in high school: When I fell down the muddy hill going in between classes.

Favorite high school memory: On11/11/11 at 11:11, my best freinds and I snuck down to the football field and made a wish on the 50 yard line.

Best part about being a senior: The freedom of hanging out with friends and preparing for college!

If you could have done anything in high school different, what would it have been: I would have liked to have more time to spend with family and friends and not on homework!

Future plans: Become a great surgeon.

Goal in life: To make all my dreams come true, and defeat all the odds against me.

What advice would you give to the underclassmen: Always work hard!

Who has been your biggest influence and why: My mom, because whe has always helped me overcome stress and pushed me to do my best.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your parents: I love you very much and thank you for these past 18 yrs! I will make you proud.


Parents, students, teachers, and coaches
East Buchanan will be hosting a basketball tournament during the week of March 5th-11th, 2012. Money earned from the tournament will be added to a fund that has been established to help pay for improvements to our high school weight room. In order to make the event as $$profitable$$ as possible, we need volunteers to help with the admissions tables and concession stands.


Medicare Boot Camp Workshop in Gower
The Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging will be presenting a workshop on Medicare on March 19th at 7p.m., Gower Christian Church.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Feb. 24
February is “Responsibility” month. Responsibility means being accountable for one’s actions and fulfilling one’s duties. There are lots of different ways to be responsible, such as following through on all your tasks and taking the blame for your own mistakes. Responsible students complete their work on time and do good work. Responsible teachers come to class prepared to teach you every day. Bus drivers show up every morning and every afternoon to get you to and from school safely. Look around you today and see how many people you can catch being responsible. Point them out to a teacher for a Bulldog coupon.


EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the following FBLA District Contest Winners: McKenzie Crouse, Jared Roth, & Melissa Stallbaumer 1st Place in Management Decision Making AND qualified for State, Ben Frazier 2nd Place Cyber Security, 3rd Place Business Calculations, & 3rd Place Technology Concepts AND qualified for State, Brandon McNeely 3rd Place Accounting II, Kendal Foley, Jared Roth, & Melissa Stallbaumer 3rd Place Marketing, Jacqueline Heath & McKenna Holdsworth 10th Place Business Presentation, McKenzie Crouse & Melissa Stallbaumer 4th Place Desktop Publishing, McKenzie Crouse 3rd Place Personal Finance, Jackson Smith 4th Place Accounting I & 8th Place Business Calculations, Jacob Wallingford 5th Place Business Procedures, 12th Place Computer Problem Solving & 14th Place Sports Management, Austin Burnham 7th Place Intro to Technology Concepts, Chris Mummert 7th Place Business Procedures, Teresa Phillips 8th Place Help Desk, Eli Dodge 9th Place Sports Management, Ryan Burres 12th Place Intro to Business, Nathan West 12th Place Business Law & 13th Place Sports Management, Jared Roth 14th Place Hospitality Management, and Colten Ishmael 15th Place Business Law! GREAT JOB to ALL!!


Western Announces Fall 2011 President’s List
St. Joseph, Mo. — Feb. 15, 2012— Missouri Western State University announced the names of the 361 students selected to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester 2011. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the honor.


Western Announces Fall 2011 Dean’s List
St. Joseph, Mo. — Feb. 15, 2012— Missouri Western State University announced the names of the 541 students selected to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester 2011. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better qualify for the honor.


2012-13 School Calendar set, Weight Room and parking lot expenditure approved
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
February 22, 2012

The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Six members were present, along with a few guests.


Benefit Dinner for accident victim
Nancy Springs (sister of Gower resident, Deb Treat) of Dearborn, Missouri was critically injured February 16 in a head on collision.


12th Annual Indian Artifact Show Saturday, March 3, 2012   10 AM – 4 PM Agency Community Center, Agency, MO CONTACT PERSONS:  Keith and Sharon Rumpf       (816) 253-9301 & sharonrumpf@yahoo.com
It started when a few men gathered on a wintery day to look at and talk about the Indian relics they found mostly around the river bottom and creek bed areas of Agency, MO.  Their “finds” usually occurred during to course of tilling the soil for farming or hunting for wild game.  This friendly show and tell evolved to an annual event now in its 12th year. The show consisting of at least 30 exhibit tables is open to the public.  Local collectors continue to be the core exhibitors with others bringing their artifact displays from elsewhere in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. 


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Lathrop 66, East Buch 55
@ Lathrop, Mo. 2/10/12
East Buch 15 10 12 18 - 55
Lathrop 10 18 21 17 - 66
East Buchanan


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
East Buch 63, Lathrop 31
@ Lathrop, Mo. 2/10/12
East Buch 23 18 16 6 - 63
Lathrop 9 6 14 2 - 31
East Buchanan


Dawgs 63-31 - Lady Dawgs 55-66
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EB Dawgs split a pair with the Lathrop Mules
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EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the following FFA Proficiency Winners: 1st Place WINNERS: Jared Roth in Swine Production Entrepreneurship, Nathaniel Gann in Beef Production, & Chris Mummert in Ag Mechanics Energy Systems! 2nd Place WINNERS: Kadi Baker in Ag Sales Placement & Kacie Smith in Swine Production Placement! 5th Place WINNERS: Fletcher Smith in Sheep Production Placement & Kadi Baker in Grain Production Placement!! GREAT JOB TO ALL!!

Congratulations goes out to Lucas Winder who recently passed the Hillyards HVAC Program Excellence Electrical Employee Ready Exam!! This exam covers the Basic Installation, Safety and Workings of Electrical Components!! Way to go Lucas!!


EBMS students spend day on the slope @ Snow Creek
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EBMS Academic Team Unbeaten Again; Streak Continues
2012 proved to be another successful season for the East Buchanan Middle School Academic Team. The fifteen-member squad completed their third consecutive unbeaten season by finishing with a 5-0-1 record. The season was highlighted with a 6-0 triumph over West Platte. EBMS also recorded 5-1 victories over Plattsburg, Lathrop, North Platte and Mid-Buchanan, with the tie coming to Lawson (3-3). By not losing a match, EBMS now has a 20-match unbeaten streak that dates back to the 2009 season.


Correction in Cotillion for Achievement Finalists
Correction! Last week we recognized the wrong Crouse as a Finalist. Our apologizes, these wicked little fingers didn’t listen to the brain!

Finalists: (Row 1 from left) Jessica Ball, Morgan Brand, McKenzie Crouse, Holly Dinkel, Kelsey Gardner, Blayre Helm, Katherine Nelson, Emily Stolfus, Logan Taylor, Kaitlin Bunse (not pictured). (Row 2 from left) Joseph Voltmer, Bradly Thornton, Philip Overly, Ethan Nichols, Benjamin Lotito, Adam Kisling, Matthew Kanke, Michael Gunter, Tyler Davison, David Catherall


FFA Week Announced
February 19-25 is National FFA Week and is one of the favorites for FFA members.
East Buchanan FFA Chapter activities will start on Sunday, February 19th, the chapter will attend church services at the Easton Catholic Church. We ask all members to wear their official dress that day.
On Monday, February 20th, the chapter will be hosting their Farmers/Businessmen Appreciation Dinner at the Antioch Fellowship Center, Gower Christian Church. The dinner will be from 6-7 p.m.


EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Dannette Fortner
Parents: Devin Fortner and the late Dena Fortner
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 12
Favorite class: Psychology
Favorite extra curricular: FCCLA
Favorite Sport: Track
Most memorable moment in high school: When I won 1st place on the painting of my Mom.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Feb. 10
February is “Responsibility” month. Responsibility means being accountable for one’s actions and fulfilling one’s duties. There are lots of different ways to be responsible, such as following through on all your tasks and taking the blame for your own mistakes. Responsible students complete their work on time and do good work. Responsible teachers come to class prepared to teach you every day. Bus drivers show up every morning and every afternoon to get you to and from school safely. Look around you today and see how many people you can catch being responsible. Point them out to a teacher for a Bulldog coupon.


Smith’s Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary
Rex and Sophie Smith of Gower will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on February 22, 1962 in Kansas City and moved to the area in 1964.
Their children are Lorriane (Gene), Phillip (Tammy), Matthew (Dovie), Paul, Carl (Karen) and Jennifer.
They are also blessed with several step & grandchildren and step & great-grandchildren.
The celebration will be February 18 at the Gower American Legion Hall. No gifts, please, but cards are welcomed and may be sent to: 3315 NW Poage Rd., Gower.


Gower Convalescent Center’s Valentine Day Queen & King
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EB Seniors Spotlight - Brandon Escobedo
Parents: Patricia Johnson
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 4
If transfer, from where: Red Cloud Jr. Sr. High School
Favorite class: Band
Favorite extra curricular: Academic Team


EB Seniors Spotlight - Danielle Pike
Name: Danielle Pike
Parents: Ken & Shannon Pike
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Band
Favorite extra curricular: Band


EB Seniors Spotlight - Benjamin Clark
Name: Benjamin Clark
Parents: Floyd & Catherine Clark
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 8
If transfer, from where: Smithville
Favorite class: Jazz Band


EB Seniors Spotlight - Kevin Bledsoe
Name: Kevin Scott Bledsoe
Parents: Les & Amy Bledsoe
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 9
If transfer, from where: Benton Highschool
Favorite class: Ag Conservation


EB Seniors Spotlight - Jessica Noland
Name: Jessica L. Noland
Parents: Harvey E. Noland
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 6
If transfer, from where: Schumacher Elementary
Favorite class: Cadet


EBMS STUCO holds Blood Drive
The Service Committee of the East Buchanan Middle School STUCO sponsored a Blood Drive in the school gym on January 23.
They collected sixteen pints of blood for the Community Blood Center in St. Joseph, MO.


Taco Supper offered at February 14th basketball game
“Parents for Kids” who provide safe post prom activities for East Buchanan students is sponsoring a fund raising Taco Supper during the basket ball games Tuesday, February 14th. The games feature East Buchanan against Plattsburg.
The Taco Supper being held in the commons area of the high school begins at 5 pm and will continue through half time of the boy’s game. A minimal fee for Taco Salad and homemade dessert will be charged.
Come support the basket ball teams and the students of East Buchanan by helping in this worthy cause. You may want to stay for the post game light show making it a full evening of fun.


School Counselors Celebrate
February marks American School Counselor Association’s declaration of School Counselor Week February 6-10th.
Gone are the days of school counselors simply being known for handing out college applications, making schedule changes for students who want to drop a class, or meeting with the school troublemakers.
Today’s professional school counselors play an important role with the education team.


The Cotillion for Achievement Finalists EBHS McKenzie Crouse among finalists
The Cotillion for Achievement board hosted a reception for the 20 Cotillion finalists and their parents at the St. Joseph Pony Express Museum on January 9.
The 20 young ladies and men are seniors selected from Buchanan and Andrew County high schools.
The students will be completing activities and vying for the Award of Distinction which will be announced in March.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Feb. 3
February is “Responsibility” month. Responsibility means being accountable for one’s actions and fulfilling one’s duties. There are lots of different ways to be responsible, such as following through on all your tasks and taking the blame for your own mistakes. Responsible students complete their work on time and do good work. Responsible teachers come to class prepared to teach you every day. Bus drivers show up every morning and every afternoon to get you to and from school safely. Look around you today and see how many people you can catch being responsible. Point them out to a teacher for a Bulldog coupon.


Livingstons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Livingston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
They were married on February 16th, 1952 at the Gower Baptist Church by Rev. J. V. Crenshaw.


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Members of the Chat ‘N Nibble Club met at the home of Beverly Bowers on Thursday, January 26. A delicious angel cake dessert served with lots of nibbles on a beautiful table of red decor was enjoyed by eleven members.


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
East Buch 74 Mid-Buch 53
@ Gower, Mo. 1/20/12
Mid-Buch 8 13 20 12 - 53
East Buch 12 22 17 23 - 74
Mid-Buchanan
(9-5, 2-1 KCI)


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Savannah 44 East Buch 30
@ Gower, Mo. 1/17/12
Savannah 10 9 7 18 - 44
East Buch 9 5 4 12 - 30


EBES 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
Gold Honor Roll
3rd Grade: Lindsey Bethmann, Erin McPike, Shelby Pendleton, Gavin Ray, Isaac Rhode, Drew Thompson, Ethan Brushwood, Averi Dittmar, Tallea Eldredge, Lexy Krueger, Kyle Mensching, Kloe Miller, Meleah Walkup, Kaden Woodside, Cameron Henry, Lilly Schilling, Logan Taylor


EBMS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll
6th Grade: Gold Honor Roll
Lauren Adams, Jesse Boyer, Alexis Hassler, Hayden Jameson, Elaina Jones, Madison McCreary, Bryce Mensching, Anna Musser, Samantha O’Day, Kathryn Ottinger, Kelsey Ray, Jaycee Roe, Alexa Rogero, Ryan-Patrick Shewey, Samantha White, Kora Williams
Blue Honor


EBHS 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
HONOR ROLL
The following students qualify for the second semester honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.
Seniors-


JV Boys take 1st - Girls place 2nd in N. Platte JV Tournament
Front Row (L to R): Ryan Kilgore, Austin Burnham, Riley Cobb, Chase Rowland, AJ Gosney & Carson Myers. Back Row: Grant Minson, Tony Justus, Alex Archdekin, Alex Ray, Artie Garza, Elliott Fortney & James Taylor.


Dawgs Sweet Redemption vs. the Mid Buc Dragon Clean Sweep for Courtwarming!
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Jan. 20
January Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Patience.” This month we are focusing on the principle of PATIENCE. Patience is the ability to wait calmly without complaining, even when something takes a long time. No one likes to wait, but there are things you can do to make it more enjoyable. People say that: “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Although time doesn’t really go any faster than normal, it SEEMS to go more quickly if you are having fun. When you have to wait, use your imagination and entertain yourself by reading, singing, drawing, making up stories, or playing a game. Time will seem to fly by more quickly.


EBHS FCCLA holds fundraiser for Childhood Cancer
The East Buchanan High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has teamed up with McAlister’s Deli of Saint Joseph to join the fight against childhood cancer.
Join us for dinner on Tuesday, January 24 from 4-10pm; all submitted receipts during the dinner shift will earn 10% back, which will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (benefiting childhood cancer).
Submitted by Kayla Lang-
FCCLA reporter


July 26, 2010 Marijuana growers near Gower sentenced
Serafin Rodriguez Gonzalez, 25, will serve seven years and three months in federal prison without parole. Mr. Gonzalez pleaded guilty last June to conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 plants of marijuana and two counts of aiding and abetting the manufacture of marijuana.
4,000 plants in Buchanan County and one site with 3,000 plants in Clinton County, were confiscated. According to court records, the plants were equal to 400 to 700 pounds of marijuana.


EBHS 2012 Courtwarming Queens Queen Genifer & Queen Claire
Genifer Burns, daughter of Greg & Paula Burns and Claire Current, daughter of Jim & Gail Current, were crowned this past Friday, January 20th as EBHS 2012 Courtwarming Queens, with Cory Bower, son of Jody & Debbie Bower as the 2012 Courtwarming King.


EB Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
East Buch 43 Maryville 39
@ Maryville, Mo, 1/26/12
East Buch 9 2 15 17 - 43
Maryville 3 10 14 12 - 39
East Buchanan (11-6)


Treys, Treys and more Treys - 10 total vs. Van Horn results in big victory 67-40
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Senior Spotlight Forms available
EBHS Seniors be sure and pickup a Senior Spotlight form at the high school office, there’s only a few more editions (14) to get your senior spotlight published. Don’t let a tradition of the EBHS & the Rural Reporter go unanswered.
We’ve enjoyed having Senior pictures to publish, but if your’s haven’t come in yet, we’ll be glad to photograph you ourselves.


2012 Jr. Dance Camp Participants for January 31st Basketball performance
Pre-K (1) Livia Langer Kindergarten (13) KDa-Ashlyn Williams & Emrey Taylor KDo- Kelsey Herpel & Jenna Sondreggar KP-Kori Talley, Alexis Golden, Skylar Violett, Abigail Archdekin KS- Katie Crawford, Caroline Claycomb-Young, Ella Fairley, Teddi Dixon Anna Kenagy (homeschooled) 1st Grade (10) 1C- Ashley Baxter, Kinzie Woodside, Kaylnn Perks, Julina Williams 1L- Brooklynn Adams, Ella Mathews, Gracie Kelsey, Taran Sherwood 1M- Melody Bottorff & Carly Livingston 2nd grade (7) 2A-Alexis Helsel, Ashley Snyder 2B- Gracie Mink 2M-Dani Crawford, Mercedes Bottorff, Autumn Bradford, David Barton 3rd Grade (4) 3A-Laura Dixon, Shelby Pendleton, Erin McPike 3P-Lisa Dixon 4th Grade (3) 4A-Kenadi Whitaker & Hannah Mortimore 4W-Hannah Church 5th Grade (7) 5C-Kameryn Roland, Logan Cusick, Faith Perkins 5H-Kylee Maudlin & Julia Billings 5M- Lucy Wright & Riley Bailey Total Participants: 45


EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the EBHS Barking Bulldogs Forensics Squad! They traveled to Savannah and won 2 first place ribbons in Original Poetry and 2 second place ribbons in Dramatic Interpretation. Special Congratulations to Varsity Squad member Lisa Lowe and Junior Varsity squad member Collin Noland for their breaks into Semi-finals and Finals in Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, and Original Poetry! Way to represent, Barking Bulldogs!!


Rutherford Wolf Cast & Crew announced for EBHS One Act Play
This One Act play by Thomas Hischak is a satiric adventure about the gentle vegetarian Rutherford, a wolf, who leaves the woods to escape his allergies and finds many adventures on his way to the big city. The Big, Bad (vegetarian) Wolf who gets lost in the forest as he is trying to get to the city and away from the pollen that is driving his allergies crazy. Rutherford meets Little Red Riding Hood, Peter, and the three little pigs in the forest, but no one will help him find his way out. Rutherford Wolf by Thomas Hischak: approximate running time is 30 minutes.


Students & Staff help Mr. P celebrate his 60th birthday
Mr. P (Mr. Poindexter, EBES principal) was surprised Wednesday, January 25th, as Students, faculty and staff dressed in camo in a surprise assembly for him in the gym. Each grade level made a big banner for him with ten reasons why they love Mr.P, which will be displayed in the hallway. The teachers from each grade level read “why they love Mr. P” at the assembly. Each child also given a cookie. It was a lot of fun, and he was truly surpised!!


Beattie places 1st in divison at Lathrop Youth Wrestling Tournament
Harper Beattie placed 1st in the 10U 80lb weight class, January 22, 2012.He went undefeated for the day pinning all 4 opponents. Harper is 10 years old and is in the 4th grade at EB Elementary. He started wrestling last year. He wrestles for St. Joe Metro. They can be found on Facebook under Metro Kids Wrestling. Harper is the son of Bert and Johna Beattie of Gower.


EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Kendal Foley
Parents: Molly & Jeff Kellam and Dalas Foley
Town: Grayson
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 5
If transfer, from where: Park Hill
Favorite class: English 110 or Art.It is a close one.
Favorite extra curricular: Cheerleading


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Jan. 27
January Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Patience.” This month we are focusing on the principle of PATIENCE. Patience is the ability to wait calmly without complaining, even when something takes a long time. No one likes to wait, but there are things you can do to make it more enjoyable. People say that: “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Although time doesn’t really go any faster than normal, it SEEMS to go more quickly if you are having fun. When you have to wait, use your imagination and entertain yourself by reading, singing, drawing, making up stories, or playing a game. Time will seem to fly by more quickly.


Northwest announces fall 2011 graduates
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Office of the Registrar and the Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville have released the names of students who completed requirements for degrees at the conclusion of the 2011 fall trimester.
Degree recipients include: bachelor of science (B.S.), bachelor of science in education (B.S. Ed.), bachelor of technology (B.T.), bachelor of arts (B.A.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of science (M.S.), bachelor of science in medical technology (B.S. MT), master of arts (M.A.), master of business administration (M.B.A.), master of science in education (M.S. Ed.), and education specialist (Ed. Spec.)


Save the Date!
Monday, March 12, 2012 6 to 8 p.m.
PTO invites you to Family Fun Night in the East Buchanan Elementary Gym. Food, Games, and Prizes! More information to come!


Cory Bower’s 1000th Point
It was just recently announced (during Courtwarming) that Cory Bower had reached his 1000th point during the January 6th game vs. the Lawson Cardinals. After conferring with Coach Jermain and pin pointing the actual shot made that was Cory’s 1000th point, we had it on file. (Above) 2:30 3rd quarter, 31-35. Congratualtions Cory on joining the East Buchanan 1000th point Club!


Due to lack of funding - Preschool fees to rise
Board Summary – January 24, 2012
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. All Board members were present along with a handful of guests. CTA presented posters made by the elementary students for Board appreciation week. The CTA also provided food for the Board before the meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President at 7:30 p.m.

Following the approval of the agenda, correspondence with the Board was read. Thank you cards were received from the families of Bob Smith and Dave Elms.


Dawgs Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
East Buch 66 St. Mary’s 54
@ Lathrop BBC 1/11/12
East Buch 11 16 9 20 - 66
St. Mary’s 16 5 21 12 - 54


2012 Dawgs 4-Repeat Winners of Lathrop BBC Tournament
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
East Buc 49 St. Mary’s 38
@ Lathrop BBC 1/12/12
Semi-final Consolation Game
St. Mary’s 10 12 4 12 - 38
East Buch 14 13 5 17 - 49


Gower Ladies take Lathrop BBC Consolation Trophy vs. Orrick 57-41
Sidney Plackemeier and McKenna Holdsworth were on fire during the game vs. Orrick. Sidney with put back rebounds and shooting from the field, McKenna also shooting more. But her actions on the court, stealing, was an added advantage for the team’s success. I had hoped to have the impressive stats to offer to the readers, but to no avail.

There are separate photo albums for boys and girls for each game - make sure you check them all out!


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Jan. 13
January Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Patience.” This month we are focusing on the principle of PATIENCE. Patience is the ability to wait calmly without complaining, even when something takes a long time. No one likes to wait, but there are things you can do to make it more enjoyable. People say that: “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Although time doesn’t really go any faster than normal, it SEEMS to go more quickly if you are having fun. When you have to wait, use your imagination and entertain yourself by reading, singing, drawing, making up stories, or playing a game. Time will seem to fly by more quickly.


Kayla Lang, FCCLA Region II 2nd Vice President
East Buchanan Kayla Lang was voted as Region II 2nd Vice President Tuesday, January 10 in Chillicothe, after taking the Knowledge Test, preparing a Speech and anwering questions based on fact and situations. Kayla will represent the EB FCCLA at Regional FCCLA meetings throughout the year.


2012 EBHS Courtwarming Candidates
Friday, January 20th, 2012: COURTWARMING!!! Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball @ HOME against Mid-Buchanan start time 6:00!
Courtwarming 2012 theme is “Jurassic Park”!!!
Courtwarming is this week and here are your SPIRIT DAYS:
Wednesday—Prehistoric Day– dress like an old person, Thursday—DINO-namic Duo Day– dress like your favorite famous pair, and Friday—Jungle Safari Day– dress in camouflage! SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT.
The Courtwarming Dance following the games Friday night in the OLD high school gym.
Courtwarming Coronation will take place at half-time of the Varsity Boys Game.


Filings for Municipal April Election for Gower
Gower City Alderman
Ward II
Steve Veraguth(incumbent)
Ward I


Gower FCCLA Food Drive
FCCLA will be collecting canned/boxed goods at all HOME Basketball Games for the remainder of the season!! Canned/boxed goods are being donated to all local churches as part of the Share Our Strength: NO KIDS HUNGRY FOUNDATION. This is working to stop childhood hunger by 2015.
Thank you, Cydney Andrews


Special Thank you from the Gower Food Pantry
A special thanks to the local organizations and businesses for their support of the Gower Food Pantry.
With the supplies provided, we were able to fill the requested 24 families with food baskets at Christmas time.
It will also help with the ongoing demand in the months ahead.
Thanks again, The Food Pantry at First Baptist Church of Gower serving this community.


Bears for a Cause - Teddy Bear Drive
Kelcie Sutton, a sophomore at EBHS, daughter of Kellie Sutton of Gower, is sponsoring a Teddy Drive for foster kids of the Clinton County Division of Family Services. Kelcie has chosen this plan of action as her FCCLA Stars project.

The Teddy Bears will be available to Social workers to be given to a new child as they are introduced into the system, that way they will have a special friend to go with them to their new home.


EB JV finishes 1st Round of Lathrop Bill Burns’ Classic with Orrick
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EB Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
Lafayette 52, East Buch 28
@ Gower, Mo. 1/3/12
Lafayette 19 14 5 14 - 52
East Buch 8 7 10 3 - 28

East Buchanan (6-5)
Schultz 2, McNeely 5, Johnson 3, Stallard 3, Cory Bower 11, Kilgore 3, Zeit 1.
Totals: 9 7-10 28.
3-point field goals: 3, (McNeely, Stallard, Kilgore). Fouled out: none.

Lawson 54, East Buch 48
@ Gower, Mo. 1/6/12
Lawson 16 14 5 19 - 54
East Buch 10 13 10 5 - 48

Lawson (7-2, 1-1 KCI)
Simmons 2, Green 9, Spencer Wood 10, Blake Edwards 14, Shobe 4, Taylor Damaron 15. Totals: 18 15-23 54.
3-point field goals: 3, (Green, Wood 2). Fouled out: none.

East Buchanan (6-6, 1-1 KCI) McNeely 5, Johnson 2, Ryan Stallard 13, Cory Bower 21, Kilgore 7.
Totals: 16 11-16 48.
3-point field goals: 5, (McNeely, Stallard 3, Bower).
Fouled out: none.

East Buch 69, Orrick 21
@ Lathrop BB Classic 1/9/12
1st Round

Orrick 7 2 7 5 - 21
East Buch 15 25 23 6 - 69
East Buchanan
Schultz 5, McDowell 2, Brandon McNeely 14, Cory Bower 25, Kilgore 3, Zeit 8, Purldhurst 2, Archdehm 8, Licchti 2.
Totals: 24 6-11 69.
3-point field goals: 5, (McNeely 2, Bower 2, Kilgore).
Fouled out: none.
Change to Tournament Schedule - EB Dawgs play Wed. 1/11 @ 9pm vs. St. Mary’s!


Dawgs goes 6-6 with loses to Lafayette & Lawson Ready for Lathrop BB Classic this week
Lawson’s tight defense under the basket, with a height advantage, kept the Dawgs on the defensive most of the night, Friday, January 6th. Down by seven at the half, the Dawgs fought back, holding the Cardinals to only 5 points in the 3rd quarter, pulling to within 2 points at the end of the 3rd, Maintaining a 2 point disadvantage, the Dawgs held on until the final seconds of the 4th as Lawson pulled away shooting from the FT line.


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Lawson 53, East Buch 41
@ Gower, Mo. 1/6/12
Lawson 15 11 14 13 - 53
East Buch 5 10 11 15 - 41

Lawson
Jessica Korb 10, Kayla Glenn 11, Kerstin Huffman 10, Rickwa 4, Kassanavoid 2, Mackenzie McNeely 14, Johnson 2.
Totals: 18 13-23 53.


Lady Dawgs battles the Ladies from Lawson Friday night - Cardinals come out on top 41-53
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Northwest announces fall 2011 trimester honor rolls
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2011 fall trimester.
To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.

Agency
Academic-Hannah J Adkins
President-Megan L Hurst


January Bulldog Award
January Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Patience.” This month we are focusing on the principle of PATIENCE. Patience is the ability to wait calmly without complaining, even when something takes a long time. No one likes to wait, but there are things you can do to make it more enjoyable. People say that: “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Although time doesn’t really go any faster than normal, it SEEMS to go more quickly if you are having fun. When you have to wait, use your imagination and entertain yourself by reading, singing, drawing, making up stories, or playing a game. Time will seem to fly by more quickly.


The University of Missouri Fall Semester 2011 dean’s lists
Agency
Blair Lynn Ussary, Freshman, Arts & Science
Easton
Summer Grace Bridges, Sophomore, Business
Cody David Cornelius, Sophomore, Agr-Food & Nat Resources
Hemple
Johnna Renae Garrett, Senior, Agr-Food & Nat Resources


Copper Wire Discovered
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year outside of New York City, New York scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a Los Angeles , California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Oceanside.


Christmas Joy Welcome Baby Hank Elijah
Paul & Christy Whitsell of Blue Springs, Mo had a precious little boy born on 12-25-11 Christmas night.
He was named Hank Elijah Whitsell and weighed 7lbs 14 oz at 20” long.
His proud grandparents are Donnie & Connie Whitsell of Easton, Mo.


Gower PD Yearly recap - City surveys reviewed
Mayor Klein opened the January 9th regular meeting of the Gower Alderman at 7:00 p.m., with Aldermen Taber, Barnhill, Brendle and Veraguth present. City employees present were: Attorney Mark Hubbard, Carroll Fisher, Officer Adam Hill and City Clerk Gwen Ballou.

First order of business was the approval of the previous meeting minutes, Alderman Barnhill moved to approve, seconded and approved unanimously.

Mayor Klein asked for Visitors to approach, resident Steve Brack, 105 N. Hwy 169, requested approval of lambs on his property, only one or two, considered pets.


EB 5th Grade Dawgs take 1st in Diamond Dawgs Basketball Tournament
The EB 5th grade Dawgs come back to win in double OT over St James to take first place in the 6th grade boys division of the Diamond Dawgs basketball tournament Dec 16-18th.

The Dawgs won their first two pool games by defeating the Cyclones 26-21 and the Diamond Dawgs 27-25.

“I believe we were behind at half and in the second half of all three of our games until the end”, said coach Chad Orstad, “I can’t say we played bad, we were playing good teams.”


EB Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
E. Buch 59 Chillicothe 57
@ LeBlond Holiday 12/28/11
Chillicothe 9 13 13 22 - 57
East Buch 11 15 11 22 - 59

Chillicothe (6-3)


Foul ridden game goes to Mid Buch in Holiday Tournament for 3rd place
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Maryville 45 East Buch 30
@ LeBlond Holiday 12/28/11
East Buch 10 3 6 11 - 30
Maryville 18 8 2 17 - 45


Ladies take Consolation @ LeBlond Holiday Tournament vs. Fall City 51-46
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Manns to celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary
Bill and Wanda (Randol) Mann will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary January 5th. They were married on that date in Bedford Iowa in 1952.
Bill retired from Everett Quarries in 1998, then drove a grain truck for Roger Jackson for 3 years. He served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Wanda retired from the Gower Convalescent Center in 2009, where she was an LPN.
Bill and Wanda raised 4 children, Randy (Leta) Mann, Nashville TN, Roger (Ronda) Mann, Paul (Shelia) Mann, and Robin (Rick) Stapleton, all of Gower Mo. They have 9 grandchildren, Jesse, Lauren (Colin), Josh (Melanie), Clancy, Rachel (Derek), Ian, Jordan, Clarissa, and Randol. They have 1 great-grandchild due the end of January.
The children will be hosting an open house later in the year. Cards may be sent to the couple at 12640 SE Mt Moriah Rd, Gower MO 64454.


District projects $260,000 cuts from funding + $10,000 cuts in Pre-school funding & declining enrollment = Cuts
Board Summary
December 19, 2011
Paul Mensching, Superintendent

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. All members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president.

Under Communication/Reports/ Recognition Mrs. Roth read thank you cards from Mrs. Cindy Crouse, Mrs. Nancy Cornelius, Frazier Baptist Church, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plackemeier.


2011 - The Year in Review (Gower)
1/6/2011 On January 3, 2011 newly elected Clinton County officials, Prosecuting Attorney Bill Burris; County Clerk Mary Blanton; Treasurer Leann Gump; Collector Sharon K. Cockrum; Circuit Clerk/Recorder of Deeds Molly Livingston and Presiding Commissioner Wade Wilken, Jr. of Clinton County were sworn in at the Courthouse.
• Missouri 2010 Sports Writers
All State Receiver -1st Team
Caleb Mitchell
1/20/2011 Hannah O’Donnell hits career 1000th pts. at Lathrop Bill Burns Classic Tournament


EBES 1st Grade Letters to Santa
Mrs. Conard’s 1st Grade Class

Dear Santa, How is your elfs? If I have been good can you plees bring me a laptop and a Rudolph stuffed animal and a huge stuffed animal horse make sure that your elfs do not get sick and make sure that your wife does not get sick. Have a safe trip. from Dylan Ellis

Dear Santa, How are you? Can I please have Harry Potter Legos, and a shark tooth necklace and a 3.D.S a Mario Kart 7. thank you, Love, Jeffery

Dear Santa, How are you?


EBES 4-State Honor Choir to perform NWMSU January 21, 2012
The students will perform in a 120 plus voice choir on January 21, 2012 at NWMSU. Under the Direction of Dustin McKinney, members include: Front Row (L to R) Collin Noland, Jessica Noland, Amanda Smith, Jacob Freidel, Malynda O’Day, Morgan Walkup, Brett Cornelius, Lauren Beattie, April Hawkins, Ashley Rhoads. Back Row: Ben Clark, AJ Gosney, Chase Rowland, Eliott Fortney, Tim Shanks, Eli Auxier, Eddie Kilgore, Garrett Minson, Carson Myers, James Taylor.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Dec. 16
December’s Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Kindness.” KINDNESS means to be gentle and generous toward others. A kind person is understanding and tries to help others find happiness. One way to show kindness is to say thoughtful things. Words are very powerful!! Mother Teresa said, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” That means that good feelings from even simple comments like “Hello” and “Thank You” keep spreading and bringing joy for a long time. Look for chances to share your smile and kind words today, and listen for the echoes of your kindness.


EBMS 7th & 8th Grade Girls wins W. Platte Tournament December 14th
7th grade: Front row from left to right: Josie Fortney, Amanda Steinman, Jamie McPike, Ally Liday, Maddy Walkup, and Avery Clemmsen, Middlle Row: Abby Mensching, Liday Boatright, Alyssa Raby, Bailey Harrison, Cheyenne Mitchell, Maddi Urban, Kami Sutton. Back row: Coach Tabatha Phipps, Coach Natalie Mummert, and Manager Amberly Gandy.


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FCCLA Food Drive
East Buchanan FCCLA needs our community’s help. We will be holding a food drive at all East Buchanan home basketball games, December 20 and January 6th.
There will be a cart in the commons area where you can place your cans.


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Linda Stevens was hostess for the Chat ‘N Nibble Club Christmas luncheon in her home on Wednesday, December 7. The beautifully decorated table and other Christmas decorations created a festive atmosphere for the lunch. All members were present to enjoy the delicious lunch and an afternoon of visiting.


The Gingerbread House - Church built by 1st grader Quincy Meyers
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Municipal, school filings began December 13th thru January 17th
Buchanan C-1 Board has set Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 8:00 a.m. thru Tuesday, January 17, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. as filing dates for the Board of Education. Between those dates, filing will take place during the district’s business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The Central Office will close for Christmas Break on December 22, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. and not reopen until January 3, 2012.


Dawgs 2011 Football 14 game Stats




Dawgs 2011 Football
14 game Stats
Rushing (Top 4)
Bower - 231/1537 yds., 27 TD, 4 PAT, 180 pts.
Kilgore - 136/761 yds., 7 TD, 5 PAT, 68 pts.
Rowland - 35/216yds., 1 TD, 2 PAT, 10 pts.
Wallingford - 27/204 yds., 3 TD, 18 pts.


Ginger Bread House construction by EBES 1st Graders (and parent)
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EB Dawgs Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
E. Buch 48 Mid-Buch 38
@ Faucett, Mo. 12/6/11
2nd Rd KCI Tourn.
East Buch 10 13 10 15 - 48
Mid-Buch 9 11 11 7 - 38


EB Dawgs take 2nd place in KCI Conference Tournament
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Lathrop 61, East Buch 36
@ Faucett, Mo. 12/8/11
3rd Place KCI Game
E. Buch 11 9 6 10 - 36
Lathrop 11 13 17 20 - 61


EB Football Banquet
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Ladies lose 3rd Place to the Lady Mules in KCI Tournament - Breeze past Rock Port 61-15
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Dec. 9
December’s Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Kindness.” KINDNESS means to be gentle and generous toward others. A kind person is understanding and tries to help others find happiness. One way to show kindness is to say thoughtful things. Words are very powerful!! Mother Teresa said, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” That means that good feelings from even simple comments like “Hello” and “Thank You” keep spreading and bringing joy for a long time. Look for chances to share your smile and kind words today, and listen for the echoes of your kindness.


MO State S S Association All-State Football Teams
Class 1 First Team Offense
QB — Michael Wehner, Sr., Valle Catholic.
All-purpose — Cory Bower, Sr., East Buchanan.


Parker Ray Miller’s 1st Christmas
Parker Ray Miller is ready for Santa, all dressed up in his Santa hat and red, white & green striped outfit. Parker’s sock monkey is ready too.
Parker is the son of Kory Barnhill and Jessie Miller, born July 27th, 2011.
The proud maternal grandparents are Harold & Debbie Barnhill of Gower, and paternal grandparents Mark & Dovie Smith.


City Survey results ready within the week
The Gower City Council meeting of December 12, 2011 was called to order by Mayor Klein at 7 p.m., absent Alderwoman, Kim Taber, due to illness.

The minutes of the previous meeting were approved unanimously. As there were no visitors or old business to discuss, new business was addressed.

City employee and volunteer holiday gift certificates were discussed, Alderman Barnhill explained the previous procedure, $25 Hy-Klas certificate for employees of the City and $15 Hy-Klas certificate for volunteers (Park Board, etc.), so moved by Barnhill and approved unanimously.


St. Joe News-Press Offensive Football Player of the Year Cory Bower
Coach Kevin Bryan announced this past Sunday evening during EB Football Banquet that Senior Cory Bower was elected as St. Joe News-Press Football Player of the Year. Bower racked up 1,537 yards rushing (27 TD) and 2,922 yards passing (28 TD) in 14 games (reg. season & post season games). Also receiving KCI All Conference 1st Team Quarterback & Cornerback; All Northwest District Quarterback; KKWK All Star Football Team Quarterback/Cornerback; All State (MO Coaches) Defensive Back & All State Academic Football.


Dawgs hit the court - on fire - flaming past 1st two opponents
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos. There are two photo albums for the Ladies and two for the Dawgs this week - make sure you check them all out!


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2011- 12
Basketball
East Buch 91, Orrick 24
@ Gower, Mo. 12/1/11
Orrick 5 7 8 4 - 24
E. Buch 28 21 24 18 - 91
Orrick (0-2)


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011-12 Basketball
Orrick 54, East Buch 29
@ Gower, Mo. 12/1/11
Orrick 11 14 20 9 - 54
East Buch 6 4 9 10 - 29
Orrick (2-0)
Madison Winters 16, McKenna Wright 12, Williams 8, Flute 2, McGloghin 2, Amy Isenhour 14.
Totals: 20 12-19 54.


Ladies head into the 3rd Round of KCI Conference Tourny 1-1
The Lady Dawgs, with only a hand full of Varsity players returning this year, Chelsea Dewey, Sidney Plackemeier, Makayla Aebersold, with the most court time, and Jr. Kiera Benz, Sr. Claire Current, and Jr. Hayley Myers, seeing action last year, leaves Coach Elms with a young team, with little experience. Sr. Abby Farmer, Soph. Kristin King, Soph. Lauren McDonald and young freshman McKenna Holdsworth look to be able to add greatly to the team’s efforts.


East Buchanan All-State Football Players
Cory Bower - 10 games, Regular Season Stats 36 tkls. (17 unasst.), 1 FumRec, 2 Int. (71yds) (Above) Bower sticks S. Shelby #7 with a loss

Brandon McNeely - 10 games Regular Season Stats, 64/907yds., 88 pts., 11 TD, 11 PAT - Total Off. Yds. 1152
(Above) McNeely out leaps S. Shelby for the reception.

Jace Zeit - 10 games Regular Season Stats - 128 tkls. (75 unasst), 1 blk.pt., 3 FumRec., 1 TD (Above) Zeit comes off the line, after the hike, looking to throw a block!

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East Buchanan FFA Adopts a Family
This year, the East Buchanan FFA Chapter adopted a family of six through the Adopt-A-Family program with local churches. Students from all Ag classes, FFA members, and FFA Alumni donated approximately $400 throughout a week.
The chapter voted and decided to match it, increasing our total to $800.
We were able to purchase items to give this family a great Christmas.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Dec. 2
December’s Bulldog Award will be given for showing “Kindness.” KINDNESS means to be gentle and generous toward others. A kind person is understanding and tries to help others find happiness. One way to show kindness is to say thoughtful things. Words are very powerful!! Mother Teresa said, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” That means that good feelings from even simple comments like “Hello” and “Thank You” keep spreading and bringing joy for a long time. Look for chances to share your smile and kind words today, and listen for the echoes of your kindness.


Gower Goodtimers News
The Gower Goodtimers meets each Friday night with snacks and food at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.
The Goodtimers Hall is on the east side of the Gower City Park and invites everyone to come and play and sing Gospel music, Old Country and Bluegrass. There is no electric instruments and no smoking or drinking.


Gower Senior Center News
The Gower Senior Center met on Wednesday, November 2nd with sixteen members present. Everyone enjoyed a delicious carry-in dinner at noon, followed by visiting and playing Bingo.
The group meets the first Wednesday of the month and invites all Seniors in the Gower area to join us. Our next meeting wll be Wednesday, December 7th at 12:30 p.m.


Nelson & Robertson announce engagement
Hannah Nelson of Gower, MO and Chris Robertson of Belmond, IA are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Hannah is the daughter of Mike and Jody Nelson of Gower, MO.


Area Athlete Named to National All-Star Bowl
Myrtle Beach, SC – Ben Frazier, 17, of Gower, MO, has been named to the 3rd Annual Offense-Defense Junior All-American Bowl.
Ben, a defensive end/offensive lineman for East Buchanan, will join dozens of peers in his age group nationwide in an East meets West clash that is part of a week long series of events leading up to the nationally- televised, 6th annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.


Gower Lions Club 47th Annual Seniors Holiday Dinner
Members of the Gower Lions Club and helpers, prepared and served their annual Holiday Feast to over 120 seniors this past Saturday, December 3rd at the EBES little gym. One of the largest turn-outs the Club has seen in several years, the chilling rain didn’t stop Gower Seniors from gathering for the annual event, a time for sharing and caring! Entertained by the 5th grade choir, singing a medely of Christmas carols, the little gym was filled with the holiday spirit as old friends greeted each other and had the opportunity to visit. Lions Club members and helpers present were: Orval & Zelma Jensen, Roger & Beth Mead, Eldon & June Shipps, Bob Eckert, Boley & Paul Harmer, Terry Poindexter, Joyce Pike, Andy Matthews, Jim Cox, Wardie Hines and Alice Divelbiss.

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East Buchanan FFA Alumni Toy Show
The East Buchanan FFA Alumni will hold their 3rd annual toy show on Sunday, December 11th at the old high school gym in Gower. The show runs from 9AM to 3PM.
Dealers from four states will feature farm toys, trucks, pedal tractors, construction toys and parts for sale or trade.
Admission fee for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.
This is a great opportunity for Christmas shopping for kids of all ages! Door prize drawings will be held as well.


EBHS 2011-2012 Varsity Boys Basketball Team
EBHS 2011-2012 Boys Varsity Team - Front Row (L to R) Eddie Kilgore, Dillon Liechti, Riley Parkhurst, Colten Ishmael, Ethan Redding. Back Row: William McDowell, Cazes Johnson, Brandon McNeely, Cory Bower, Ryan Stallard, Brent Schultz, Jace Zeit. The EB Dawgs are coached by Kevin Jermain. 2010-11 Record 19-7 losing 8 seniors, the Dawgs retains 4 Varsity Lettermen.


EBHS 2011-2012 Girls Basketball Teams - As One!
EBHS 2011-2012 Girls Basketball Teams - Front Row (L to R) Alexis McDonald - Manager, Baylee Thompson, Makayla Aebersold, Genifer Burns - Manager, Chelsea Dewey, Abby Farmer & Kiera Benz. Back Row: Lauren McDonald, Claire Current, Kelcie Sutton, Shania McNeely, Cheyenne Miller, Taylor Sutton, Kristin King, Ally Hanks, McKenna Holdsworth, Caitlin Current, Hayley Myers, Sidney Plackemeier, April Hawkins & Jessica Crouse. EBHS Girls Basketball coached by Head Coach Cori Elms. The Lady Dawgs lost 5 seniors to graduation last year, retaining 4 Varsity Lettermen.


2011 EBMS FOOTBALL – Offensive Stats – 7th Grade (FINAL)
Passing
NAME COMP. ATT. PERCENT YARDS TD INT.
Garrett Brendle 26 35 74% 400 12 0
Austin Potter 1 2 50% 43 0 0
TOTAL: 27 37 73% 443 12 0


Turkey Bowl held At EBMS
The day before Thanksgiving, the students and faculty of East Buchanan Middle School had the opportunity to participate in the annual Turkey Bowl. To take part in the tournament, a student had to bring four cans of food to help stock the shelves at the local Food Pantry. Instead of a bowling ball, a frozen turkey was used to knock down the pins. After an exciting tournament, Triston Bottorff, was declared the winner and received a prize of twenty dollars. Shown in the picture is the faculty putting on a bowling demonstration.


PTO Fall Fundraiser results in students earning a Limo Ride & lunch with Mr. P
The East Buchanan Elementary PTO recently held their Fall Fundraiser and offered the students a chance to earn a free limo ride and surprise. All they had to do was sell 25 items. We ended up having 25 students earn this awesome ride! The limo took the students for a ride to Breadeaux Pizza Monday, Nov. 14th, where they each enjoyed pizza and a snack.
This year, the PTO Fall Fundraiser topped any other previous fundraisers by earning the Parent Teacher Organization about $10,800..... a huge success!


4-H Corner - Gower Dynamites
On Monday, November 14, representatives of the Gower Fire Department volunteered their time to teach the members of the Gower Dynamites 4-H Club about fire safety. They also gave them a hands-on tour of the fire station.
Jamie McPike - Gower
Dynamites Reporter

FACTS
• One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.
• Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they have a higher chance to be deadly.
• A heat source too close to the tree causes one in every five of the fires.or outdoor use.


MO Sportscasters & Sportswriters NW All District 2011 Selections

OFFENSE
QB — Cory Bower, East Buchanan, 6’2”, 165, sr.; Dylan Heitz, South Harrison, 6’3”, 189, so.
RB — Dylan Guthrie, West Platte, 5’11”, 190, jr.; Zac Freeman, Polo, 5’9”, 168, jr.; Trey Thompson, King City, 5’9”, 165, jr.; Treyton Lewis, Rock Port, 6’2”, 195, sr.


Welcome Baby Anna Joy
Grandparents Ray & Jan Schwarz and Great-Grandparents Kenton & Ann Schwarz are delighted to announce the birth of Anna Joy Hennigan at 12:30pm on November 18, 2011 at Sabetha Community Hospital to parents Travis & Lynn Hennigan of Sabetha, KS. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and is 20.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Glenn & Linda Hennigan of Sabetha, KS.


Santa’s Secret Shop
Dec. 5th-8th 7:30 am- 4:00 pm & Dec. 9th 7:30 am-1:00 pm


Santa’s Secret Shop is a PTO sponsored program that enables children to select Christmas gifts by themselves for their family and friends. Gifts will range anywhere from .50 to $20.00. On an attached envelope, please write down who your child may shop for and how much is budgeted for each person. If you wish to let your child buy an item for him/her you must write this on the envelope.


EBMS to meet National Standard in Technology- Health Ins. vendor decided in Nov. 30th Sp. Mtg.
Board Summary
November 14, 2011
Paul Mensching, Superintendent

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, November 14, 2011. Six members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president.


2011 Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-Northwest District Class 1 Coach of the Year EBHS Kevin Bryan
(Above) East Buchanan Head Football Coach, Kevin Bryan, walks the sidelines early in the semi-final game vs South Shelby. The soft spoken gentleman (well I’ve heard him raise his voice once or twice) coach, was named All Northwest District Coach of the Year this week by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters. His respect for his players and the respect they have for him has been a factor in the success of the team and acknowledged by his peers and those who cover the games.
Players selected to the Northwest All District Class 1 Team are: Quarterback Cory Bower, Wide Receiver/Tight End Brandon McNeely, Offensive Line Jace Zeit, and Defensive Line Jacob Wallingford.
Congratulations to all and Thanks again Coach and Team for a great season!


EBES Kindergarten Turkey Talk
Prepared by Mrs. Christin Musser’s 5th grade class.
Myles
Who is coming to eat with you for Thanksgiving dinner? Mom
What will you serve at Thanksgiving dinner? Corn
How do you fix the turkey?


The Madrigal Feaste - Two Sold Out Performances
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Nov. 18
November Bulldog Awards will be given for showing “Equality”. President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech, known as The Gettysburg Address, that was only 10 sentences long and lasted about three minutes. It was a powerful message of EQUALITY. He said that America was “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Equality means that all people have equal value, no matter their race, their nationality, or the language they speak. Recognize and find value in each person you meet.


First Baptist Preschool of Gower Relives the Life of the Indian
Preschoolers at the First Baptist Learning Center in Gower, MO had a fun and hands on experience of learning the letter “I”.
In honor of Thanksgiving, they learned what it would be like if they would have lived in America before and after the Pilgrims arrived.
Their biggest challenge was deciding what their Indian names would have been; there was a lot of Big Chiefs and Princesses!


Jadyn’s Jewels collect $285 for Downs Syndrome Guild of Kansas City
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Gower Letter to the Editor
Rural Reporters,
Thanks for all your outstanding coverage of East Buchanan’s activities and our wonderful community.
I look forward to reading the Rural Reporter each week.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication.
Mrs. Therese Connett
Gower, MO

Thank you, Mrs. Connett, always glad to receive praise on something we love to do. NW


Hy-Klas assures a Thankful Thanksgiving for 10 local families
The ten turkey dinners with all the fixin’ are collected by the local churches, Gower Christian, Gower First Baptist and Cornerstone, then distributed to families in the area, helping to make Thanksgiving a time of thankfulness.(Above) Elysia Dunning, Assistance Store Manager, Pastor Bob Elliott, Youth Worship Leader for the First Baptist Church, Kyle Kormeier and Seara Dunning, Meat Dept. Manager. “This generous donation by Hy-Klas brightens ten families’ holiday. Giving families a reason to truly be thankful at this holiday season.” Kyle Kormeier.


The Agony of Defeat
#52 Fr. DE Trevor Johnson, kneels in despair as the clock ran out declaring the South Shelby Cardinals winners in the MO State Play-off Semi-Final game this past Saturday in Shelbina, MO. Coach’s Stats available: Rushing - Cory Bower 20/127 yds., 3 TD; Eddie Kilgore 10/46 yds.; Passing - Bower 14/32/260yds., 1 TD, 1 Int.; Receiving - Brandon McNeely 12/252 yds. 1 TD, Defensive Report - Jace Zeit - 18 tkls.; Jake Wallingford - 13 tkls.; Brandon McNeely - 11 tkls. Game ending scores EB 26 - S. Shelby 38.
Coach’s Comments: “I thought this team had a lot of heart this season and great chemistry.


EBHS Ag Department Poinsettia Sale
The East Buchanan Agriculture Greenhouse Class is holding their annual Poinsettia Sale on Thursday December 1st and Friday December 2nd, in the school Greenhouse from 3:15-6:00 p.m. The students in the Greenhouse class are Cian Martin, Erin Liday, Collin Gandy, Hayley Myers, Eli Dodge, Brycen Conroy, and Brock Garrett. These students raise the poinsettias as an educational experience. While raising the poinsettias students learn how to water them correctly, learn the different diseases and insects that effect their growth, and learn how to pinch their leaves at an early stage to make the plant grow properly.


EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
E. Buch 36- WN 29
@ Wellington, MO
12-1 Win Record
EB 14 8 0 14 - 36
WN 7 14 8 0 - 29
First Quarter


Madrigal Players - Sold Out Performance
Under the direction of Ms. Kathryn Brady
King Paul Mensching, Queen Rachel Mensching, Dukes-Dylan Shepard and Collin Noland, Dutchesses-Lindsey Branstuder and Billie Belt, Lord High Steward-Ben Clark, Lady High Chancellor- Ashley Rhoads, Fools-Dylan Shepard and Collin Noland, Village Idiots- Tonya Kowalczyk and James Taylor, Wenches-Morgan Walkup and Lauren Beattie Hags-Amanda Smith and McKenna Holdsworth, Maiden Hortense…Taryn Traub and Morgan Fisher, Belvedere, the Rusty Knight…Logan Goacher and Dallas Thomas


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2011-2012 East Buchanan Academic Teams:

VARSITY– McKenzie Crouse, Eli Dodge, Kendall Foley, Ben Frazier, Eddie Hagan, Kayla Lang, Melissa Stallbaumer, & Morgan Walkup,
JUNIOR VARSITY– Cory Bower, Brianna Cox, Aaron Dodge, Brandon Escobedo, Morgan Fisher, April Hawkins, Cazes Johnson, Ryan Kilgore, Brandon McNeely, Grant Minson, Mitchell Montaleone, Collin Noland, Carson Myers, Malynda O’Day, Ashley Rhoads, Maddie Rhoads, Chase Rowland, Jackson Smith, Mitchell Smith, Ryan Stallard, Carrie Wallingford, & Nathan West!!


EBES Dawgs win St. James Tournament
EBES Dawgs win first tournament of the year. The EBES Dawgs went 4-0 last weekend taking first place at the St James Tournament in the 5th grade boys division. Listed in the picture left to right, top row; Assistant Coach Ryan Harper, Tucker White, Caleb Orstad, Dalton Wright, Coach Chad Orstad, front row; Tristin Smith, Remle Johnson, Tyler Schottel and Caleb Kirschner. Submitted photo


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Nov. 11
November Bulldog Awards will be given for showing “Equality”. President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech, known as The Gettysburg Address, that was only 10 sentences long and lasted about three minutes. It was a powerful message of EQUALITY. He said that America was “dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Equality means that all people have equal value, no matter their race, their nationality, or the language they speak. Recognize and find value in each person you meet.


4-H Hall of Fame - Phyliss Fisher
Phyllis Fisher of Agency, MO was inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on August 14, 2011 at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO.
Phyllis has been a 4-H club leader for over 25 years in the #5 club in Buchanan County. She joined the Stamper 4-H club at the age of 10, where her mother Hermione Shipps was the club leader at that time.


Buchanan Co. #5 4-H Club News
Twenty eight 4-H members plus six clover kids were recognized at the 2011 recognition dinner on October 2nd.
Noted 22 volunteers from #5 Club, special recognition going to Phyllis Fisher for 25 years. Susan Barton for 26 years and Ruth Logan for 31 of volunteer service to 4-H.
Keegan Budine, Danielle Pike, Taylor Faucett and Katelin Hecker were recognized as junior leaders for the club.


EBHS STUCO Veterans Day Program
Weldon Allen, Gower; Dennis Russell, St. Joseph; Tony Kauzlarich, Gower; Howard Engelbrecht, Gower; Flora Hoysrandt, Gower; Derek Ott, Gower; Paula & Tamra Daniel, Gower; Charlie Saint, Gower; Donald Kellam,Gower; Lloyd Mueller, St. Joseph, Leigh Boyer, Gower; Rodd Boyer, Gower; Elaine Davis & Ed Davis, Kingston; Merwyn Grace, Gower; Thomas Allison, Gower; Ronald Snyder, Gower; Marlin Schuster, Gower; Jerri Vernetti, Gower; Rosemary Ingle, Gower; Rudy Wolford, Gower; Hugh Painter, Chillicothe; Bill Rhoad, Agency; Letitia Whitaker, Gower; William Russell, Stewartsville; Bill Hall, Gower; Carroll Fisher, Gower; Scott Paxton, Gower; Keith Bodenhausen, Gower; Shirley Thomas, Gower; Bill & Wanda Mann, Gower; Robert L. Johnson, Gower; Ron McCoy, Gower; Steve White, Easton; William Ace Webb, Gower; & Sergeant 1st Class Charles Wood.


Quarterfinal Redemption
EBHS Quarterback, Cory Bower and Cazes Johnson celebrate the victory on the field, as the final eight seconds run out! 34-29. The Victory Saturday, November 12th, sends the Dawgs to SHELBINA, MO to play the South Shelby (9-4) Cardinals in a Semi-Final MO State Play-off, this coming Saturday, November 19th at 1:30 p.m. The winner of this matchup gets a ticket to the “Dome” in St. Louis for the MO State Class 1 title.


Council approves Ordinance for Series 2011 Certificates (Bill 379) Approves Amendment to Conditional Use Permits (Bill 380)
The November 14th regular meeting of the City Council, with all Aldermen and Employees present, was dispatched in under 30 minutes. Approval of the September 12th minutes was put in motion by Alderman Barnhill, as the previous month’s meeting (October) was cancelled due to the absent of a quorum.

First order of business was approving Ordinance 1111 - Bill 379, allowing the City to enter into a lease pruchase transaction, the proceeds of which will be used to (a) prepay the City’s outstanding Certificates of Participation, series 2003, and (b) refund the City’s Combined Waterworks and Sewerage System Revenue Bonds, Series 1982; and (c) pay certain costs related thereto. Ordinance on file at the City Office.


Young deer hunters have a good weekend
JEFFERSON CITY– Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 16,392 deer during the first weekend of Missouri’s youth deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6, a 13-percent increase from last year’s figure.
Top harvest counties for the early portion of the youth hunt were Osage with 369 deer checked, Franklin with 331 and Howell with 316.

Resource Scientist Jason Sumners with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) said the main reason for the harvest increase was the fact that the early youth season occurred a week later than usual.


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Colorful trees, mums, and pumpkins were the perfect setting for a fall afternoon of chatting and nibbliig at the home of Linda Frazier on October 27. Everyone enjoyed the delicious apple pie a la mode and lots ofnibbles.
Roll call of “a favorite fall activity” was answered by Madeline Adam, Beverly Bowers, Irma Dean Rowland, Jane Schuster, Linda Stevens, Joyce Wilkerson, Marge Bodenhausen, Jane Clark, Noni Lorenson, Deana Anderson and the hostess.


Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buchanan Bulldog Year End Stats 8/26/11- 10/27/11
9-1 Win Record
Rushing
Bower - 10 games, 158/1062 yds., 110 pts. 16 TD, 2 PAT
Kilgore - 10 games, 89/481 yds, 56 pts., 6 TD, 3 PAT
Rowland - 8 games, 28/200 yds., 10 pts., 1 TD, 2 PAT


Regional Victory for Dawgs vs. Albany 48-8
The Dawgs played W. Platte November 8th @ MO West Griffon Stadium due to postponement of Nov. 7th game.
Dawgs take W. Platte in Sectional play with a victory of 34-14 and will take the road to Wellington-Napoleon on Satruday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m.


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to Fletcher Smith and Nick Reiley for placing in the Area FFA Trapshoot last night at Smithville. Fletcher placed 3rd in the A Division and Nick placed 3rd in the B Division! Good Job Guys!—Mr. Holcumbrink & Mr. Wilson


EBHS 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
HONOR ROLL
The following students qualified for the first quarter honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors:


EBMS 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
GOLD HONOR ROLL

8th Grade
Alisha Hassler, Makenzie Helsel, Emily McCray, Andrew Pike, Bubba Miller, Colby Rapp, Julie Stallbaumer, Sarah Walley, Kaitlyn Wolfe

7th Grade
Jamie McPike, Abby Mensching, Jacob Parkhurst, Austin Porter, Alyssa Rabby, Jolie Welch, Dylan Wright


EBES 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
Gold Honor Roll:

3rd Grade: Lindsey Bethmann, Laura Dixon, Erin McPike, Shelby Pendleton, Gavin Ray, Isaac Rhode, Drew Thompson, Ethan Brushwood, Averi Dittmar, Kyle Mensching, Kloe Miller, Meleah Walkup, Kaden Woodside, Cameron Henry, Logan Taylor, Dylan Mahurin, Lilly Schilling, Mason Davidson, Matthew Liechti


EBHS 2011 Barnwarming Royal Court
EBHS FFA Barnwarming Royalty: Front Row (L to R) Queen candidate Senior Kacie Smith escorted by Fletcher Smith, 2010 Queen’s escort Alex LaFave with Queen Allie Hansbrough and 2010 Princess Sophomore Alyssa Wilson escorted by Mackenzie McClelland. Middle row: Queen candidates Senior Kadi Baker escorted by Jared Roth, 2011 Princess Sophomore Olivia Mitchell escorted by Collin Mier, 2011 Queen Senior Abby Farmer escorted by Chris Mummert and Princess candidate Junior Hayley Myers escorted by Collin Gandy. Back Row: Princess candidate Freshman Shania McNeely escorted by Riley Seek and Princess candidate Freshman Allyson Hanks escorted by Tommy Mummert.


Gower Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor.
I have enclosed a check for one year subscription to Gower/Easton edition of the paper.
I get this paper because I have a grandchild at E. B. schools.


EBHS 2011 FFA Barnwarming Queen Abby Farmer
Senior Abby Farmer, the daughter of Mark & Gina Farmer, was crowned this past Saturday night during the EB FFA Chapter Barnwarming festivities. Submitted photo by Angie Myers. More coverage on pg. 8


Madrigal Feast
Kick off your holiday season with The Feast and start a new tradition. The Madrigal Feast will be presented November 17 and 18 at 6 PM at First Baptist Church in Gower
Performed by the EBHS Chamber Choir, Drama and Choir students.


A taste of Gower’s Halloween!
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Senior Night Victory - 13 All Conference Selections
The high scoring W. Platte game for the District title had both the Offense and Defense working hard. Jace Zeit, Ben Frazier, Jake Wallingford, Eddie Kilgore, Alex Ray, Aaron Brown, Cory Bower, Brandon McNeely, Caze Johnson and Kevin Robbins, play both sides of the ball. The defense kept the Jays to only one TD in the second half, giving the offense the opportunity to go ahead of the W. Platte Jays. Outstanding defense by Zeit, regardless of where the ball travels, Zeit is there with 10 tkls. last Thursday night, Frazier as a defensive tackle, with 2 sacks, kept QB Wetzel on his toes, forcing an intercepted pass late in the game that set up the Dawgs final TD (above). Hard hitting Wallingford had 8 unassist tkls. with a total of 11 for the evening. All these young men stepped up their game, not by a notch, but several notches, giving the Jays a hard night.

Good Luck Seniors - Best Wishes


Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
E. Buch 44 West Platte 36
@ Gower, Mo. 10/27/11
W Platte 14 16 0 6—36
East Buch 16 6 16 6—44
First Quarter
WP — Dylan Guthrie 2 run (Guthrie run)
EB — Ryan Stallard 13yd pass from Cory Bower (Stallard pass from Bower)


Gower Coach’s Comments (Football)
We have done a great job of never getting to high or too low. We tell the kids that sometime during the game, there will be some adversity and they just have to stick together and persevere through it. I would like to think we would have played that well on the road, but it was nice to have such a great crowd and to be very comfortable on your home field.
We did not prepare anything special, we just tried to execute our offense and defense the best we could. Our basic offense and defense has been good enough all year and we just stuck with what got us there.
Yes, I really did expect a high scoring game. Both offenses are very good and all the other games we have had with them have been high scoring, so we expected the same. I am so proud of all the boys and how hard the team and my assistant coaches have worked this year. This group is a very special group. - EB Coach Kevin Bryan


EBMS Football Concludes Successful Season; 7th Grade Goes Undefeated
By: Coach Jeff Harlin
It was definitely a great football season for the East Buchanan Middle School (EBMS) Bulldogs. The seventh and eighth grade squads combined for a 10-2 overall record and outscored their KCI Conference opponents 385-66 behind 3,310 total yards of offense. The teams also combined for eight collective shutouts during the 12 game season. So whether it was the offense, or the defense, both sides of the ball were up to the challenge this season.

Our seventh grade squad had a fantastic season as they finished with a flawless 6-0 record and only allowed six points the entire season (during the first quarter of the first game).


8th Grade Football Stats
7th Grade
36-6 (W) vs. Lawson
14-0 (W) at Lathrop
56-0 (W) vs. West Platte
32-0 (W) at North Platte
46-0 (W) vs. Mid-Buchanan
26-0 (W) at Plattsburg


All Conference/All District Volleyball
CONGRATULATIONS to Dominika Dubacova for being selected All-District 2nd Team and receiving All-Conference Honorable Mention. !! Way to go!! We are so proud of you!!—Coach Phipps & Coach Cornelius


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Oct. 28
October Bulldog Awards will be given for showing “Enthusiasm”. ENTHUSIASM means being excited, interested, and eager about something. The more you practice enthusiasm, the more it will improve. A successful writer named Dale Carnegie said, “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” Start by identifying things you enjoy. Choose something you are excited about such as: people, food, nature, music, math, or any other subject that interests you. Be energetic, happy, and eager to learn and you will feel your enthusiasm grow.


FCCLA & EBES to host Food Drive
The elementary is going to be holding a food drive hosted by FCCLA the week of November 7-11.
We are going to be collecting canned foods and UPC codes from ConAgra branded items (Ex: Banquet, Chef Boyardee, David Seeds, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s, Kid Cuisine, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Reddi-Wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack, Wesson, and more that you can find on the ConAgra website).


EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL 2nd Quarter HONOR ROLLS
HONOR ROLL
The following students qualified for the first quarter honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.


Class I Sectional Play-off- East Buchanan Bulldogs are Regional Champs!
The East Buchanan Bulldogs wins Regionals vs. the Albany Warriors in a “walk away” 48-8 victory on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011.
Sectionals will be played Monday, November 7th, with yet another home field advantage against KCI rival, the West Platte Jays. Kick-off at 7:00 p.m.
West Platte’s win vs. King City, also on Wednesday, slated the two teams 8th match up since 2008, with the Bulldogs taking the last two games, earning the District title for 2011 and a Co-KCI Conference title with Lawson and West Platte.


Dynamite 4-H Club Corner
The End of the 4-H Year
Plattsburg, MO -- National 4-H Week, October 2-8, was concluded by honoring Clinton County 4-H Clover Kids, members, volunteers and leaders for 2011 achievements at the annual recognition event on Sunday, October 9 at the Clinton County Youth Building, Plattsburg.


East Buchanan Fans on their feet in final minutes of District Championship game
Soph. James Taylor, from the sideline this past Thursday, encouraged the fans to take to their feet and cheer on the Dawgs as the minutes ticked down in the 4th quarter.
The fans responded to both James and the EBHS Cheerleaders, who gave their all also!
The crowds were roaring, the cheerleaders were cheering, and James was doing what James does best, encouraging his team. I remember when James was the EB Water Boy. Can’t wait to see him on the field, and doing his thing, as a EB Dawg!


Area Churches offer Fall Dinners
The Gower Christian Church, 203 S Third in Gower Mo will host its annual Fall Dinner with turkey and smoked pork from 4:30-7:30pm on Sat. November 12th. Tickets will be available at the door and free for children under 3. Carry out dinners are available. There will also be a country store with baked goods and other items for sale.


EBHS Veteran’s Day Program
East Buchanan invites you to the Veterans Day assembly to honor the men and women who served, and are serving, in the United States armed services. A program by high school and elementary students will be held in the NEW East Buchanan High School gymnasium on November 11th, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. before the assembly begins we will be serving coffee, punch, and cookies as refreshments in the commons area. We are planning for you to park either directly in front of the new high school or directly behind the new school in the large parking lot.


EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 56, Mid-Buch 28
@ Faucett 10/21/11

EB 16 8 16 16 - 56
MB 0 6 8 14- 28
First Quarter
EB - Bower to Stallard (PAT to Stallard
EB - Kilgore 25yd, druve (PAT to Stallard.
2nd Quarter


Dawgs fly past the Dragons of Mid Buch 56-28
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Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
Lawson 2, East Buchanan 0
@ Lawson, Mo. 10/18/11
Game Scores — 25-20, 25-12

E. Buch 1, Plattsburg 2
@ Plattsburg 10/24/11
1st Round District
Game Scores - 25-27, 25-17, 14-25


Ladies battles Plattsburg, forcing 3 sets
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EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the Bulldog Marching Band!! They took 2nd place in Class 3A at the NWMSU Homecoming Parade!! They scored perfect or near perfect in several captions!! AMAZING JOB!!—Mrs. Stevens
Congratulations to all 7 seniors of the Bulldog Marching Band:


Sparky visits the EBES Classes for Fire Safety Week
Fire Safety Checklist:
Install and maintain a working smoke alarm outside of every sleep area and remember to change the battery at least once a year.
Designate two escape routes from each bedroom and practice them regularly.
Teach everyone the “Stop, Drop, and Roll” technique in case clothing catches on fire.


EB students attend My Success Event
As part of their career education, forty-six East Buchanan sophomores joined 2,500 other Northwest Missouri sophomores at the My Success Event held at the Civic Arena on Oct. 13th.Employers from Northwest Missouri shared how important finishing high school and continuing their education is to being prepared for the future job market.
Students interviewed employers to learn more about their jobs/career paths.


Hillyard Technical Center chooses Ambassadors
HTC Ambassadors are current students who apply to assist with student tours, greet guests, and represent Hillyard Technical Center in St. Joseph. Students must be responsible, carry at least a ‘C’ average, have a strong attendance pattern, must follow all Hillyards policies, be able to communicate positively and clearly and represent HTC in a positive way.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Oct. 21
October Bulldog Awards will be given for showing “Enthusiasm”. ENTHUSIASM means being excited, interested, and eager about something. The more you practice enthusiasm, the more it will improve. A successful writer named Dale Carnegie said, “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” Start by identifying things you enjoy. Choose something you are excited about such as: people, food, nature, music, math, or any other subject that interests you. Be energetic, happy, and eager to learn and you will feel your enthusiasm grow.


Pumpkin Extranganza - Lots of Fun
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of the fun event. More photos in the Lathrop album.


The elected EBMS STUCO Officers for 2011-2012

R to L: Sponsor Nancy Bullimore, Secretary Bubba Miller, President Zac Johnson, Vice-President Dillon Livingston


District experiences declining enrollment - concerns on Fair Tax change to sales tax passage
Board Summary
October 17, 2011
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011. All seven members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president, at 7:30 p.m.

Following the approval of the agenda, Mrs. Roth read correspondence and appreciation notes from; Angie Thompson, the family of Ros Kenyon, the Elementary school staff, Jan Schwarz, Tom and Martha Trail, and the Missouri School Boards’ Association.


EB Youth Football Division 3rd/4th Grade Champs
3rd & 4th grade team: # 24 Conner Musser, #22 Luke Webb, #6 Brennen Miller, #66 Trevor Rush, #83 Mason Davidson, #88 Jakeson Malotte, #76 Logan Taylor, #80 Joey Crumb, #12 Gavin Ray, #62 Cameron Hall, #64 Kaden Woodside, #72 Kolbin Paxton, #52 Anthony Caribardi, #82 Heath Walley, #42 Zachary Caylor, #54 Robby Hoffecker, #20 Tucker White, #1 Ben Baldwin, #40 Ethan Kilgore, #34 Owen Fortney, #50 Harper Beattie, #56 Cole Welch, #4 Jackson Meyer, #59 Owen Mitchell. Head Coach Sim White, Asst. Coaches Austin Miller, Chris Musser, Eric Rush and Kelly Woodside. The team sports an undefeated season in their conference. They played Platte City on Saturday, October 22nd for a 41 to 30 victory to win their division. The Team plays in the Midland Empire Youth Football League out of St. Joseph, Missouri. Photo courtsey of Kristin Meyers.


Free Smoke Detectors available
October is fire prevention month. Our local fire department, Gower Fire Protection District, has free smoke detectors.
If your home does not have a working smoke detector, please contact Mrs. Nelson at nelson@ebs.k12.mo.us by October 31st. The smoke detectors will be delivered at Parent/Teacher Conferences.


Indoor Soccer offered to Gower’s Club
The Gower Soccer Club is excited to announce that we have been invited to play in the St Joseph Youth Soccer Association’s winter indoor soccer league. This is an exciting opportunity for our current players and anyone new who would like to play the wonderful game of soccer. The games will be played on the campus of Missouri Western at the indoor practice facility. This is the same world class arena the Kansas City Chiefs practice in!


News from up North
As most of you know by now, my trip to Churchill, MB Canada, to visit my son Chris and his wife, Tiffanie, at the end of September was an excellent opportunity to take pictures of Polar Bears. Big Daddy, (above) put on a spectacular display of posing for us, this was one of the best shots I got. I missed a shot of an arctic fox, couldn’t move fast enough with the camera, same thing with an arctic rabbit, they’re fast also and don’t wait around posing for the camera. The 15 hours trip by car to Winnipeg wasn’t fun, North & South Dakota didn’t have much to view on the way up or back to Missouri. The weather up there had already turned cold, just above freezing, with only a few snow showers while there. But it’s the wind.... coming off Hudson Bay that gets ya! There was too much cloud coverage, making the aurora borealis impossible to view.


EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 28 N. Platte 20
@ Dearborn, Mo. 10/14/11

East Buch 6 6 8 8—28
N Platte 7 0 7 6—20

First Quarter


Dawgs take Panthers in 4th quarter with block field goal & TD 28-20
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Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
Plattsburg 2, East Buch 1
@ Gower, Mo. 10/11/11
Game Scores — 22-25, 26-24, 25-14
Stat Leaders
Kills — Plattsburg: Stevens 7. East Buchanan: Kristin King 5. Blocks — Plattsburg: Dickerson 2, Troutman 2. East Buchanan: none.


EBHS Senior Volleyball Night October 13 - Farewell Seniors You will be Missed!
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4-H Corner - Gower Dynamites
Members of the Gower Dynamites joined other Clinton County 4-H members at the newly renovated Clinton County Youth Building on October 9 to recognize their accomplishments for the year.
Some of the top honors received by members of the Gower Dynamites were as follows:
Best of Show Division Award Winners:
Sydney Orton – Quilting and Entomology
Taylor Orton- Arts & Crafts
Best Club Treasurer :


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Oct. 14
October Bulldog Awards will be given for showing “Enthusiasm”. ENTHUSIASM means being excited, interested, and eager about something. The more you practice enthusiasm, the more it will improve. A successful writer named Dale Carnegie said, “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” Start by identifying things you enjoy. Choose something you are excited about such as: people, food, nature, music, math, or any other subject that interests you. Be energetic, happy, and eager to learn and you will feel your enthusiasm grow.


4-H Project - Big Business for local member
Andrew Mink has had a record breaking year for at least this area in collection of walnuts. It has turned into a huge business for a 13 year old, he is also doing it as a 4-H project.


“Magic of Hypnotism” Show set for October 28 in Gower
Tickets are on sale now for “The Magic of Hypnotism,” an exciting and fun event coming to Gower, Mo., on Friday, October 28. Attendees will watch as professional hypnotist “Tony Z” casts a hypnotic spell on local celebrities and volunteers, thrilling the audience with hilarious and amazing feats for your entertainment.

The show is at 7 p.m. in the East Buchanan High School Gymnasium in Gower, Mo.


EBES PTO Breadeaux Night Friday, October 28 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Our elementary PTO is holding a Pizza Night at Breadeaux Pizza on Friday, October 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please plan to order dinner by dining at Breadeaux Pizza or carrying your dinner back home.
When PTO hosts a Pizza Night at Breadeaux we receive a portion of the proceeds, which we use to fund ongoing projects we have scheduled.


EB Lady Dawgs Softball 2nd round of Districts
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Gower Youth Football Champs & Saturday Action
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EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
E. Buch 56 East (KC) 20
@ Gower, Mo. 10/7/11
East KC 0 6 6 8—20
East Buch 24 30 0 2—56
First Quarter
EB — Cory Bower 1 run (Brandon McNeely from Bower)
EB — McNeely 88 pass from Bower (McNeely from Bower)
EB — Zac Potter 46 fumble return (Bower run)


Pre-game entertainment - Youth Cheerleaders & Youth Football Players
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EB Lady Dawgs Softball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011
Softball
DeKalb 7, East Buch 4
@ Gower, Mo. 10/4/11
DeKalb 005 002 0 -7 12 0
E.Buch 200 101 0 -4 6 4 DeKalb: Crouse and Jones.
East Buchanan: McCoy and Farmer.
WP — Crouse.
LP — McCoy.
Leading hitters


EB Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
Cameron 2, East Buchanan 0
@ Gower, Mo. 10/4/11
Game Scores — 25-14, 25-9
Stat Leaders
Kills — Cameron: Emily Carr 9, Kelsey Appling 7. East Buchanan: Maddie Rhoads 3.
Blocks — Cameron: Skylar Miller 3. East Buchanan: Sidney Plackemeier.
Assists — Cameron: Megan Ensign 19. East Buchanan: Randol Batts 5.
Digs — Cameron: Carr 15. East Buchanan: Kristine King 5. Records — Cameron 19-2, East Buchanan 5-12-1

North Platte 2 East Buch 1


Cotillion for Achievement Offers Scholarships
To Class of 2012
The Cotillion for Achievement is once again recruiting the best and the brightest students from Andrew and Buchanan County schools for our annual adventure that includes recognition, enrichment and scholarships.

Scholarship applications are being distributed to all Andrew and Buchanan public and private schools and are available to seniors graduating in 2012.


Careers Class offered at EBMS for 12 weeks
Seventh graders at EBMS have the opportunity to take a twelve week class on Careers during the 2011-2012 school year. The class is being taught by Counselor Sandy Adams.
The goal is to provide an opportunity for students to hear, first hand, about various occupations. They will learn what skills are needed, what education is required and about job availability To aid in this, community members are visiting the class to explain their particular jobs. Shown in the pictures are Jamie Panza - Paramedic and Jeannie Raby - Surgical Tech.


EBHS 2011 All Conference - District Softball
Click thumbnail and scroll to view 2011 EB Softball post season selections.


EBES 4th graders & family enjoy Lathrop’s Living History Festival Oct. 7th, 2011
Nathan Schmoe, Shiela McMillen, Lori Amos, Robby Hoffecker, Brooklyn Schmoe and Makayln McMillen visited with Colonel Bomb before his presentation on WWII at the Living History’s Church. A young EB student experiences the corn sheller, one of the most popluar hands on devices at the Festival.


Welcome Baby Wren Alexandria Lewis
Baby Wren, with the EBHS Cheerleaders during the game vs. Plattsburg, gets her first Cheerleader gig with the high school ladies, all dressed up in her EB Cheerleader uniform. Just exactly what you’d expect from the cheerleading sponsor mom! Wren Alexandria Lewis was born June 22, 2011. Her parents are Adam and Jade Lewis of Gower. Grandparents are Beverly Bryant of Hamilton and Elda and Kim Lewis of Windsor.


4-H Corner - Gower Dynamites
More than 800 children and teens from 73 Missouri counties came out to Prairie Grove Shotgun Sports east of Columbia Missouri at the end of September to participate in the annual 4-H Shooting Sports Match. Four members of the Gower Dynamites were on hand to represent their club.

Taylor Orton shot in the Senior Compound Release 262 w/15x and Senior Compound FITA 559 division.


3-D aMAZE(ing) Fun at Gower Christian Church
For a fun evening come by the Gower Christian Church from 6-10 pm October 29 thru 31st.
See if you can get through or end up lost in a 3D MAZE. There is a an entry fee for the Maze.
Also, there will be games set up, food available, and classic scary movies to watch.


Gower Class of 1966 holds reunion
Submitted by Nancy Assel
The Gower High School graduating class of 1966 held their 45th reunion on September 17, 2011 at the country home of Church and Sharon Beery, starting at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Forty-two were in attendance with twenty graduates and the rest being spouses, friends and one teacher. John Brooks of Cameron was their eighth grade through high school science teacher and the Senior Class sponsor.


EBES Grandparents Night - September 25th
We are reprinting some of the pictures from last week, that Terry Pointdexter sent over, my colleagues didn’t find the photo identification file in the folder.. Didn’t want any of the grandparents and grandchildren to go unidentified. NW


EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
Lawson 42, East Buchanan 14
@ Gower, Mo. 9/30/11
Lawson 7 21 14 0—42
East Buch 6 0 0 8—14
First Quarter
L — Benton Maddux 11 run (Garrison Green kick)
E — Dyson Reno 7 pass from Cory Bower (run failed)
Second Quarter


Fishing is a sport that knows no age limit - Gower Christian Church’s Fishing Tournament at Frazier’s Lake
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Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
East Buchanan 2, Trenton 0
@Gower, Mo. 9/27/11
Game Scores — 25-19, 25-19
Kills
East Buchanan: Sidney Plackemeier 3.


Lady Dawgs Softball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011
Softball
Mid-Buch 6 East Buch 3
@Gower, Mo. 9/29/11
Mid-Buch 100 110 3- 6 7 0
East Buch 020 100 0- 3 8 3 MB: Walker, Chamberlain (4) and Logsdon.
EB: McDonald and Farmer.
WP — Chamberlain.


Lady Dawgs Softball vs. Mid Buchanan
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2011 Senior Softball Night - Farewell Seniors You will be missed!
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Sept. 29
August/September Bulldog Coupons/Awards will be given for show of Acceptance.
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Some people are afraid to get to know others who dress, speak, or look different. This is too bad, because everyone has something good to share. Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone looked, acted, and thought exactly the same way! If you take time to get to know people who are different, you may be surprised to find that you have many common interests. Be accepting and kind to others who are different than you--and you might make a special new friend!


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Members of the club enjoyed a delicious salad luncheon at the home of Wilma Schneider on Thursday, September 22. Lots of nibbles were available as the group enjoyed visiting. Present were Beverly Bowers, Linda Frazier, Judy Jones, Irma Dean Rowland, Jane Schuster, Linda Stevens, Joyce Wilkerson and the hostess.


District to consider adding Cross Country - Golf sports
Board Summary
September 19, 2011
Paul Mensching, Superintendent

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. All seven members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president, at 7:30 p.m. following a brief reception for new staff members to the district.


Water systems to be flushed
City of Gower will be flushing the water system beginning Monday,October 10, 2011.
This process will be completed within a few days.

Carroll Fisher,
Gower City Corrdinator


EBHS 2011 Homecoming Parade
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EBHS Homecoming Float placements
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Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 34 Plattsburg 22
@ Plattsburg, Mo. 9/23/11
East Buch 14 8 6 6—34
Plattsburg 6 8 8 0—22
First Quarter
E — Cory Bower 46 run (McNeely pass from Bower)
P — CJ Graham 4 run (run failed)


Lady Dawgs Softball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011
Softball
East Buch 8 , Lathrop 1
@ Gower, Mo. 9/20/11
Lathrop 000 000 1- 1 1 2
E.Buch 400 022 x- 8 4 1
Lathrop: Campbell and Jennings.


Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
EB 0- Mid Buch 2
@Gower 9/22/11

EB - 15 MB - 25
EB - 19 MB - 25

Aces - Sidney Plackemeier - 2


Lady Dawgs fought to the finish vs. the Lady Dragons
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Sept. 16 & 23
August/September Bulldog Coupons/Awards will be given for show of
Acceptance.
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Some people are afraid to get to know others who dress, speak, or look different. This is too bad, because everyone has something good to share. Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone looked, acted, and thought exactly the same way! If you take time to get to know people who are different, you may be surprised to find that you have many common interests. Be accepting and kind to others who are different than you--and you might make a special new friend!


Grandparents Night at EBES
Grandparents Night was held on Tues., Sept. 20th for grades K-3. There were over 300 participants. Grandparents and grandchildren listened to a story “You With Me” followed by a cookies and punch reception. Children and grandparents graphed how they went to school such as by bus, car, walking, or riding a bike. One grandparent even drew a horse. It was interesting to see how times have changed. Grandparents met their grandchild’s teacher and saw favorite parts of the classroom. It was a great evening!


Area resident injured in accident
According to the MSHP, on September 21, 2011 at 5:55 p.m., 1 mile west of Plattsburg, on MO 116 Hwy. Driver Jessica Knight, 23, Gower, MO was eastbound, while driver Libby Brockman, 36, Plattsburg was westbound.
Ms. Knight attempted a left turn onto NW Vanderau Ln., and travelled into the path of Ms. Brockman’s 1998 Lincoln, Ms. Knight’s 2006 Chevrolet was struck in the front, coming to rest in the westbound lane of MO 116.


Notes of Whatever
Hey, Everybody! By the time you read this, I’ll be in Churchill, Manitoba, way way up north, visiting with son, Chris and his wife, Tiffanie.

Yes, I hope to see some Polar Bears in person, there may be a few stragglers in Churchill. They haven’t come back off the Hudson Bay, and won’t until it freezes, which I hope it doesn’t.


Gower Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
We would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to the East Buchanan School District for the Homecoming Festivities they recently sponsored.

The parade is always a good event, but the elementary classes and floats seemed especially good this year. Being retired educators we know full well that this takes a lot of cooperation and participation from all the staff.


East meets West in Gower Old Timers Ball Game
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Tribute to Jack Klein and Gower’s Old Timers Ballgame
By Sondra Brinton, Coordinator
Jack Klein originated the game some 35 years ago for the first Gower Festival, held in the summer month of June, 1976, or maybe it was 1977. He set the rules and personally contacted all the players. The rules stated you had to be 60 or older and the men had to walk not run. They sent around the Fire Truck with their loud speaker blaring to all through all the streets in Gower. It was a huge success! Jack had this amazing “gift of gab”, of course he was the commentator! Jack has this ability to become friends with any and all he meets.


Fine Food served up this past weekend
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Donna Rouff’s Memorial 5K Walk/Run draws several hundred participates
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EBHS 2011 Homecoming Royalty
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EB Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buchanan 48, Lathrop 37
@ Gower, Mo. 9/16/11
Lathrop 7 9 14 7—37
E. Buch 16 6 14 12—48
First Quarter
E — Cory Bower 4 run (Bower from Eddie Kilgore)
L — Josh Hartzell 2 run (Tyler Berg kick)
E — Jace Zeit 31 fumble return (Dyson Reno from Kilgore)
Second Quarter


Lady Dawgs Softball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011
Softball
East Buch 10 Plattsburg 0
@ Gower, Mo. 9/15/11
Plattsburg 000 000- 0 1 1
E. Buch 110 116 - 10 14 0
Plattsburg: Stephens and Williams.
East Buchanan: McDonald and Farmer.
WP — McDonald. LP — Stephens.


Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
Rock Port 2, East Buch 1
@ Rock Port, Mo. 9/13/11
Game Scores — 25-9, 25-12
Stat Leaders
Kills - Rock Port: Crow 5.
East Buchanan: none.
Blocks- Rock Port: Lewis 1.
East Buchanan: none.
Assists -Rock Port: Garst 8.


East Buchanan FFA Hog Roast Coming Soon!
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter will be hosting their annual Hog Roast and Member auction on Thursday September 29, 2011 at the agriculture building.
The meal, prepared by Terry Hixson, consists of Pork Loin and Ribs and will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a take-out line for those interested in an amazing meal, but can’t stay.


7th Grade Rolls; 8th Grade Competitive in Openers
With the chill of fall in the air, the East Buchanan Middle School (EBMS) football teams kicked off the 2011 season in Gower September, 15. The seventh and eighth grade squads squared off against Lawson in the home opener.

The seventh grade Bulldogs opened the scoring against the Cardinals and took an early 6-0 lead on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Garrett Brendle to Austin Potter. The Cardinals rallied with a score of their own and knotted the game 6-6. EBMS then reeled off 22 second quarter points to seize control of the game.


Lathrop Volleyball Tournament Consolation Winners
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Festival Pet Parade/Contest Winners
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Gower Coming Home Festival Baby Show Winners
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Coming Home Festival's Little Mr. & Miss Gower
2010 Little Mr. & Miss Gower - Mr. Mason Brown & Miss Julie Perks as they participate in the parade.

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EBHS 2011 Parade Grand Marshals
Retired “Voice of the Bulldogs” Gene Snyder and retired EBHS teacher, Cheryl Wood was honored this past Friday, September 16th as the 2011 EBHS Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. More parade pictures in next week’s edition of the Rural Reporter.


EBHS 2011 Homecoming Queen Christine
Senior Christine McCoy was crowned 2011 EBHS Homeoming Queen last Friday evening, September 16th during the half time festivities of the Bulldog vs. Lathrop football game. Christine is the daughter of Ron & Vicky McCoy. The EB Cheerleader Captain, also an ace pitcher for the Lady Dawgs took centerstage in a blue sequinned, off the shoulder gown.


Gower Annual Old Timer’s Ballgame This is #33
by Sondra Brinton
The Annual Old Timer’s ballgame will be held at the Gower Hertiage Park on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Start time is at 6:00 p.m. Warm up for players at 5:30 p.m.
Jeff Gray will be the commentator. The special induction into the Old Timers Hall of Fame will be held at half time.
This is for men 60 years and over.


Youth Football moves to Heritage Park - City Park Fun Day October 1st!
Gower City Council meeting of September 12th, saw over 18 visitors in attendance, with a full board present, minutes of the previous meeting were approved unanimously.

Mr. Steve Goehl, Municipal Bond Advisor with D. A. Davidson & Co. was the first visitor to address the board. Recommending review of the Revenue Bond he assisted with during the building of the new water tower.


Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 28, Van Horn 6
@ Gower, Mo. 9/9/11
Van Horn 6 0 0 0—6
E. Buch 0 14 6 8—28
First Quarter
V — Jayvon James 1 run (kick failed)
Second Quarter


Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats
Lady Dawgs Volleyball 2011
West Platte 2 East Buch 0
@ Gower, Mo. 9/8/11
Game Scores — 25-8, 25-9
Stat Leaders
Kills — East Buchanan: Sidney Plackemeier 2.
Assists — East Buchanan: Kiera Benz 4.
Digs — East Buchanan: Randol Batts 2.
Records — East Buch 1-2

KCI Volleyball tournament


Lady Dawgs Softball Stats
Lady Dawgs 2011
Softball
E. Buch 6 Lawson 2,
8 innings
@ Lawson, Mo. 9/8/11
E. Buch.000 000 15 -6 6 2
Lawson 000 000 11 - 2 7 3
East Buchanan: McCoy and Farmer.
Lawson: Cox and Mathews.
WP — McCoy. LP — Cox.


Dawgs clip Falcon’s wings 28-6
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Lady Dawgs take 2 of last 6 games
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Ladies take Consolation in KCI Tournament - 5 of 7 sets
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Sept. 2
August/September Bulldog Coupons/Awards will be given for show of Acceptance.
Acceptance means respecting the differences among people. Some people are afraid to get to know others who dress, speak, or look different. This is too bad, because everyone has something good to share. Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone looked, acted, and thought exactly the same way! If you take time to get to know people who are different, you may be surprised to find that you have many common interests. Be accepting and kind to others who are different than you--and you might make a special new friend!


Gower Homecoming candidates 2011
2011 EBHS Homecoming Candidates (L to R) Christine McCoy and Jacob Wallingford, Melissa Stallbaumer and Ryan Stallard, Cory Bower and Genifer Burns, Tehyah Moore and Nathan West, Randol Batts and Cazes Johnson.

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3rd Annual Community Picnic @ City Park
Doug Wilson, Jeff Gray, Warren Karrasch and Joe Brendle took control of the cooker for the smoked pork that was served at the Annual Picnic this past Saturday, September 10th. What started out as a Customer Appreciation Picnic by Doug Wilson, Barber Shop/Stylist, turned into so much fun that he’s sponsored the picnic for the past three years, much to the delight of the residents of Gower. The intermittent showers didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd gathered.


School to School: Bulldogs Care!
East Buchanan’s Community Teachers Association (CTA) sponsored a school supply drive in early August to help Joplin students and teachers who were affected by the EF-5 tornado on May 22, 2011.
Teachers from more than 260 classrooms needed to start from scratch to restock their classrooms with items not covered by insurance.
New or gently-used items such as children’s books, classroom decorations, backpacks, crayons, markers, toys, and games were donated by EB community members and teachers.


Corrections/Changes of Locations for “Coming Home Festival”
The start of Donna Ruoff 5K Walk/Run Benefit will be at the EBHS Ag Building at the same time, 8 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17th.
The Festival Volleyball Tournament starts at 8 a.m. on the 17th.
The Baby Show, sponsored by the Middle School Booster Club will begin at 10:30 a.m., with registration at 10:00 a.m., The Little Mr. & Miss Gower contest will follow immediately afterwards.


EB Friday Night Football honors Bob Everett of 37 years of being on The Chain Gang!
Bob Everett was recognized for his 37 years as a member of the East Buchanan High School Football “Chain Gang” this past Friday night, September 9, 2011.
Bob was presented with a plaque and balloons from his family, his son, Gary, and grandsons, Ryan Everett, Jordan Roth and Garrett Everett.


Dawgs Football Stats




Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 40 King City 27
@ King City, Mo. 9/1/11
E. Buch 14 14 0 12—40
King City 7 14 0 6—27
First Quarter


Lady Dawgs Softball Stats






Lady Dawgs Softball 2011
West Platte 2 East Buch 1
8 innings
@ Weston, Mo. 9/1/11
E, Buch 100 000 00-1 2 0


Coach’s Comments (Volleyball)
Asked to comment on the Home
Opening game vs. Hamilton, Coach
Phipps said, “ It feels great! The
girls played really well, and played
as a team.


Clean Sweep for EB Volleyball Program vs. Hamilton
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Church Mushball Tournament Champions - Gower First Christian Church Team - 3 for 3
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Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Joyce Wilkerson was hostess to the Chat ‘N Nibble Club at her home on Thursday, August 25.
Enjoying an afternoon of chatting followed by homemade ice cream, delicious bundt cake, and lots of nibbles were Madeline Adam, Beverly Bowers, Linda Frazier, Judy Jones, Irma Dean Rowland, Wilma Schneider, Jane Schuster, Linda Stevens, Patty West and the hostess.


Thank you Gower Police Department
Left to right: Seth McCray (one month in Gower, 4th year in service), Joshua Hamner ( 3 1/2 years in Gower, 5 years in service), Chief Joe Wellington (6 years in Gower, 33 years in law enforcement)


Thank you Gower Fire District
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Gower’s Coming Home Festival September 16th, 17th, & 18th
The Gower Fire Protection District is once again sponsoring a “Coming Home Festival” in conjunction with the East Buchanan’s Football Homecoming, beginning on the 16th of September.

The Festival begins with the East Buchanan Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 16th at 2 p.m. with the American Legion’s Annual Fish/Chicken Fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall.


Resident injured in motorcycle accident
On Saturday, August 27 at 7:05 p.m., on US 169 at Rt. VV, 1 mile north of Gower, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver Monte Yager, 59 of Gower, was travelling north on US 169 on a 1998 Harley Davidson. Driver Skyler R. Trail, 16 of Faucett, MO was southbound in a 1994 Honda Civic. Mr. Trail attempted to make a left turn onto a county road and turned into the path of Mr. Yager.


Dawgs roll over Rock Port’s Blue Jays 54-22
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Coach’s Comments
(When Coach Bryan was asked about Nathan West, who was injuried in the 1st quarter, a possible ACL reoccurring injury, Coach responded)
“Nathan will have an MRI today (Monday, August 29th) and hopefully we will get the results by tomorrow.


Dawgs Football Stats
Dawgs 2011 Football
East Buch 54 Rock Port 22
@ Gower, Mo. 8/26/11
Rock Port 0 0 0 22 — 22
East Buch 8 24 14 8—54
First Quarter
E — Eddie Kilgore 10 run (Cory Bower from Kilgore)
Second Quarter
E — Brandon McNeely 11 pass from Bower (Bower from Kilgore)
E — McNeely 51 punt return (Kilgore run)


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2011 Homecoming Candidates: King Candidates-Cory Bower, Cazes Johnson, Ryan Stallard, Jake Wallingford, and Nathan West, Queen Candidates-Genifer Burns, Christine McCoy, Melissa Stallbaumer, Randol Batts, and Tehyah Moore!! CONGRATS!!


Lady Dawgs struggle in season opening tournament, going 1 -3 at North Platte Tournament
With several veteran players, four seniors, four juniors, six sophomores and three freshmen, only four are returning varsity players. The team needs time to gel, it may be a building year for the Lady Dawgs.
Multiple errors plagued the Ladies this weekend, fielding, throwing, and the bats were pretty silent. All in all the Ladies need to regroup and practice, practice, practice. I’m sure Coach Lewis has them doing just that.
No stats available, but we hope to be able to in the future.
The Ladies lost the final game vs. N. Platte 2-11.
They won on the road vs. Stanberry, on Monday but wasn’t able to get any scores.


The Roubidioux Ladies Revue
They perform with the South Buch Renegades in doing civil war, old west, and historical reenactments. They have performed in such festivals as Trails West, Parkville Days, Pumpkin Fest, King City Sequential and Pony Express Days. The group led by Val Jones is made up of locals who enjoy singing and the fun of performing.
Their last performance was during Trails West, where this picture was taken.They performed each hour from 12 to 6 on Saturday and Sunday.


Donna Ruoff 5K Walk/Run For Life
The first annual Donna J Ruoff 5k Walk/Run For Life will take place on Saturday, September 17, 2011. This event will benefit the Donna J Ruoff Memorial Scholarship, which was established in Donna’s name by her family to provide scholarships for those going into the teaching profession.


EB Dawgs look good from the ground & air - W. Platte Jamboree
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Coach’s Comments (Football)
“I thought the jamboree went well. We saw some things we needed to work on and we got nobody hurt. We are running the same offense as last year and we hope to just get better at it. We hope to be pretty balanced this year between the run and pass but we will just have to see how the games go.


Coach’s Comments (Volleyball)

“This year’s team has been a real cohesive group of girls. They support each other in everything they do on and off the court. There are no lines drawn between classes they are teammates and that is all they see themselves as.
We have 5 returning seniors Randol Batts, Kendall Foley, Melissa Stallbaumer, Mckenzie Crouse and Claire Current, each with their own unique role.


Introducing EBHS 2011 Fall Sports Teams - Go Dawgs!
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Buchanan County Livestock Champions
Angus Senior Yearling Heifer
8/11/2011
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon
Kretzer, Kelsey, Gower, Mo, Buchanan - Breed: Angus 4-H
Swine/Duroc - 8/12/2011
Duroc On-foot Barrows
1st - Money, Gold Ribbon, Walkup, Madison, Gower, Mo, Buchanan
Breed: Duroc
Other Purebreds Gilt - 8/15/2011


Missouri State Fair Champions from Gower, Easton & Agency
Swine Placement @ Fair
Swine / Open On-foot Barrow Show -100B - Berkshire On-foot Barrow 8/13/2011
3rd - Money -- Berkshire Barrow - Kacie Smith, Easton Mo
130H - Hampshire On-foot Barrow 8/13/2011
4th - Hampshire Barrow
Kadi Baker, Gower Mo
Swine / Open Breed Classes
241B - Berkshire Gilt 8/16/2011


O’Brien takes KC Jr. Golf Championship
In the Players 16 & Over Division, James O’Brien of Easton, Missouri, came from behind to get back in the winner’s circle after firing a 2-over-par 74. He made two birdies in his first four holes to grab a lead he would not relinquish. Zayne Williams of Kansas City, Missouri, finished in 2nd Place with a tournament total of 153. In 3rd Place, were Matt Barry of Parkville, Missouri and Declan Fogarty of Overland Park, Kan., who both recorded tournament totals of 154.
The 2 day tournament was played at Meadowbrook in Praire Village KS, August 10 and 11.


Tax rate to remain same, enrollment numbers are in for EBES - 331
Board Summary
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
August 15, 2011
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held its annual tax rate hearing on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room of the Central Office. Six members were present along with a few guests.

As the existing tax rate is at the tax rate ceiling established by voters, the tax rate will remain at 5.30 per $100 of assessed valuation with $4.50 placed in Fund 1(Operating), and $.80 placed in Fund 4(Capital Projects).


Gower Church Mushball League Action Sunday, August 14th
The Frazier Baptist Team played, but had to forfeit due to the lack of ladies that weren’t there. Gower Baptist won their first match with Easton, 4-3. In the second game of the evening, Gower Christian team vs. Easton, took the game in the last inning, even through David Euler of the Easton team made 2 spectular catches in left field, Andy Lewis scored with 2 outs, tying the game 4-4. The winning run was scored on a walk to Tyler Barnett, 5-4. Molly Brendle scored on a hit by Amanda Benz, 6-4. August 28th, the Round Robin Tournament and Ice Cream Social, starts at 4:30 with awards and ICE CREAM! Play continues on the 21st of August.


James O’Brien, EBHS 2011 graduate, takes 2nd at City Junior Golf Tournament
Just one stroke down, O’Brien, Missouri Western University signee, in the final round of the tournament, loses the championship to the all-state golfer, Rohlfsen from Tarkio, MO, in the 16-18 age division.
O’Brien led in the 2nd round at the St. Joseph Country Club, by 4 strokes on Wednesday over Rohlfsen. Shooting a 7 over 78.


Chat ‘N Nibble Club
Members of the club met at the home of Patty West in Tonganoxie, Kansas on Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Answering roll call to “a favorite quote” were Linda Stevens, Linda Frazier, Joyce Wilkerson, Beverly Bowers and the hostess.
Everyone enjoyed the afternoon visiting and solving the world problems over key lime pie and lots of nibbles.
Plans were made for the school supply project. Joyce will be the August hostess.


EBHS Class of 2024 - 2011 Kindergarten Orientation
EBES Kindergarten Orientation and Registration was held Monday, August 15th. Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos.


The public invited to Pastor Martin’s Retirement reception
The First Baptist Church of Gower invites the public to a retirement reception for Eric and Tracey Martin.
The cake reception will be held in the church fellowship hall on Saturday, August 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The church is located at 102 South 2nd Street, Gower, MO 64454.
For more information, call the church at 816-424-6488, Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Gower Soccer Club - Register now!
Monday, August 22, 2011- 6:00 p.m.-7:30 pm @ Elementary Gym
Online registration now available -www.gotsoccer.com .
No sign-ups will be allowed after August 26th. We also will be assessing a $10 late fee for any players that sign up from August 23 - August 26th.
Late fees will be assessed after August 23!
All players must be 4 years old before August 1, 2011, no exceptions.


St. Joseph Parish’s 2nd Annual Country Picnic
The St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish will be holding their 2nd Annual Country Picnic on Saturday, August 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the parish hall in Easton, MO.
The picnic will include grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, or brats and baked beans/green beans and slaw with lemonade, iced tea or water.


Clinton County 4-H Horse Show - featuring Gower members
Jake and Maggie Glidewell, Lathrop and members of the Clinton County 4-H Posse, presented the American and 4-H flag in opening ceremonies for the Clinton County 4-H Horse Show at the Plattsburg Saddle Club grounds Saturday morning, August 6.

Over 30 4-H exhibitors from NW Missouri and NE Kansas spent the day demonstrating their horsemanship skills in showmanship, Western and English riding events including over the fences, and fun game classes.


LOCAL ALLSTARS
Christine McCoy and Lauren McDonald recently participated in the USSSA 16A and 18A Softball World Series All Star Game in Overland Park KS.
The Allstar game was held Tuesday July 26th at the Blue Valley Complex Center starting the week of World Series Play.


WESTERN ANNOUNCES SPRING 2011 GRADUATES
St. Joseph, Mo. — August 9, 2011— Missouri Western State University has announced the names of students who completed the degree requirements during the 2011 spring semester. A total of 418 students received degrees. Graduates include:

Agency, Mo.


Buchanan County youth participate in Garden N Grow Program
Garden N Grow is a youth gardening project through the University of Missouri Extension. The youth range in age from eight to thirteen. Participating this year were: Jessica Aldredge, John Michael Hriso, Hunter Madison, Charles, Katherine and Hossana Moore, Luke Ritzer and Daniel Swindler.

Each gardener teamed up with another to plant a theme garden like salsa, weird or sunshine gardens.


Trojanette’s 16 Under Team
The team finished the season with a record of 38 wins and 10 losses. They won first place in the Tanel Series Tournament, Charlie Brown Tournament, Memorial Day Tournament and the OGSA 16/18B Tournament.
They also finished third in the Easter Special Tournament and the USSSA State Tournament. At one point, they had a 28 game winning streak.
Congrats to Trojanette’s.


Plackemeier & Archer announce wedding
St. Paul Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, was the setting of the May 21st afternoon wedding ceremony of Sarah Anne Plackemeier and Eric Adam Archer.

Reverend Terry Weinhold, life-long pastor of the bride and Reverend David Moore officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, escorted by her father, entered the church to trumpeters playing “Trumpet Voluntary”.


Buchanan County 4-H 2011 Achievement Days
The annual 4-H Achievement Days were held July 29 and 30th in conjunction with the Agency Community Picnic. Friday, July 29th fifty four 4-H youth from around the county brought over 300 4-H projects to Agency Community Center to be judged by volunteers from the area. These projects represent learning experiences the youth have had over the past year. They are judged through an interview process were the youth has an opportunity to tell the judge what they accomplished and what they learned by completing their project.


Gower hires new officer; resident voices displeasure with cable company
The August 8th regular meeting of the Gower Board of Aldermen was called to order by Mayor Klein at 7 p.m., with a full house in the audience.

After unanimously approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, Mayor Klein asked for visitors to address the board.

Norma Strombom, Gower resident, addressed the board with concerns of the local cable company, Allegiance Cable, stating “the cable hasn’t worked properly for months.”


Local Student Represents Missouri At National FBLA Conference
Tori Cantrell, East Buchanan senior 2011, represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, in Orlando, Florida, June 28 – July 1. Competing in the National FBLA-PBL Awards Program, Tori vied for top honors against representatives across the United States, Puerto Rica, Guam, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, and the Department of Defense schools worldwide.


EB Football Fans - Are ya ready for some Football?
In 2 weeks, August 19, the EB Dawgs will be at W. Platte for the Football Jamboree!

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2011 4-H Fair Royalty

“What did you like best about constructing your project?” “What did you learn from your experience? “What would you do differently if you had the opportunity?”

Clinton County 4-H members were answering these and similar questions asked by judges during Clinton County Achievement Day on Friday, June 19. The judges determined a Blue, Red or White Ribbon for each project based on two major considerations as they visited with each 4-H member: the quality and workmanship of the project and the lessons learned. The blue ribbon winners were eligible to be selected for State Fair, Interstate and County Champions awards.


Baptist Church VBS “Crazy Cab”
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Hemple resident receives serious injuries in one vehicle accident
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, on July 30th at 12:30 p.m., in Buchanan County, on Rt. N, 1 mile east of Easton, MO, driver Crolley E. Weatherd, 55, of Hemple, was driving a 2000 Chevy s-10 westbound on Rt. N, traveled across a portion of the roadway where there was loose gravel due to a culvert that had recently been installed. Mr. Weatherd lost control at that location and travelled off the south side of the road, overcorrecting, the vehicle travelled of the north side and struck an embankment.


School Board addresses Smith St. issue
Board Summary
July 18, 2011
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Central Office. Seven members were present along with a few guests.

Following the approval of the agenda, the Missouri School Boards’ Association monthly update was viewed. In the update concerns were expressed over the vital role of early childhood education in Missouri and over the proposed MSIP 5 changes.


Summer League Champions - Liday’s 12U Softball & Gaona’s 14U Baseball
Tournament Scores:
Gower Liday 13 Smithville Simpson 5
Gower Liday 11 Plattsburg Grayson 10
Gower Liday 11 Kearney Williams 10
Gower Liday 14 Kearney Williams 13

Avery Clemmensen, Maddy Walkup, and Ally Liday pitched with Avery picking up 3 of the wins. 1 as the Starting Pitcher and 2 in releif.


New EBHS Volleyball Coach Tabatha Phipps conducts Volleyball Camp
Tabatha Phipps, EBHS Alumni and new Head Coach for the EBHS Volleyball squad, conducted Volleyball Camp this past week. She and Assistant Coach Nancy Cornelius drilled the girls on conditioning and ball handling.
Excited about her new position, Coach Phipps is eager to get the season underway, stating, “We’re going to take some teams by surprise this year. With five returning seniors, there’s a good team cohesion between classes. The players coming up shows good building potential. The EB volleyball program will only get stronger each year.”


EAST BUCHANAN C-1 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2011-2012
KINDERGARTEN
1 backpack (bring daily)
2 boxes of 24 skinny crayons (1 for Art)
2 boxes of 8 basic color markers
2 doz. pencils (1 doz. for Art)
2 regular size (8x5) school boxes(1 for Art)
1 pair of Fiskar scissors


East Buchanan Elementary 2011-2012 Calendar
Aug. 15 Kindergarten Orientation at 6:00 p.m.

Aug. 16 Preschool Parent Orientation at 7:00 p.m.

Aug. 18 1st Grade Fun Night 6:30 p.m. at the Park


Notes of Whatever
By Norma Ward
Whew, what do you folks think of this weather? Someone really turned up the furnance. I couldn’t help but remember the days of old, when I played softball with a Smithville adult fast pitch team, we played in 100° temperatures, it seems, all the time. But these young ladies of Mike & Ivan’s handled it pretty darn well. I didn’t, I was soaked through in less than 10 minutes. Guess I just can’t stand the heat anymore, couldn’t be age could it?

These young ladies played back to back games to win the league championship, which is impressive, and they done it in 100°+ temperatures.


Honor Flight recipients of July 13th trip to Washington D.C.
These are the 27 other World War II veterans who travelled with Retired Maj. E. M. Grace on the Honor Flight Network trip to Washington D. C. on July 13th. Solely paid for by donations and manned by volunteers, the origanization goal is to honor World War II veterans, giving them the opportunity to view the new WW II Monument, reflect and visit with comrades.


Old Fashioned Agency Picnic -July 29, 30, & 31
Submitted by Joyce Ridge
The annual Old Fashioned Agency Picnic is a three day event held in Agency, MO, located 11 miles west of Gower on Route H. The Agency Picnic has been in existence since 1867 when it started as a political rally. Today, the picnic is sponsored by the Agency Community Center.

On Friday, July 29th the Agency Tractor Pull starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is charged for persons over the age of 10. Food and drink will be available for purchase.


Boil Order lifted Tuesday, July 26 3:15pm p.m.
On July, 22, 2011 1:40 p.m. - The City of Gower issued a boil order until further notice.
There was a leak somewhere in the water district which caused periods of low pressure or complete lack of water. Arrangements were made for drinking water, potable water, and toilets.
The leak causing all the problems was located Saturday morning, July 23 near Rt. VV and Lakeview subdivision in Buchanan County, and repaired that evening.


Rylee Hill of Gower entered in Lathrop Friendship Festival Baby Show
Rylee Hill (far left #1 contestant), 4 month old daughter of Adam and Shantell Hill of Gower was entered in the Lathrop Friendship Festival Baby Show on Saturday, July 23rd. The other contestants were: (left to right) Lindsey Phillips, 4 month old daughter of Shadow and Kaitlyn Phillips of Lathrop; Dixie Newell, 6 month old daughter of Kevin Newell and Shaytay MacKeon of Lathrop; Sophia Huey, 5 month old daughter of Derek and Sara Huey of Lathrop - Sophia took the crown.


East Buchanan Youth Football 2011 Camp
Football’s right around the corner football fans! Getting ready for some FOOTBALL!

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Brown’s 10U Softball ends season Tuesday evening in League Tournament @ Lathrop
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Paula Chambers’ T-Ball Team
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Summer Ball League Schedule Tournament Locations Update
All 8U teams will play in Kearney

10U Baseball will play in Smithville

10U Softball will play in Lathrop


Heat index in triple digits - EBMS Students enjoy Middle School Party at the Gower Pool
Saturday evening, July 16th, the Gower Pool held their annual Middle School Swim Party, from 8 pm to 10 p.m. By 8:15 over 30 students were gathered to enjoy the cool pool!

With the summer heat and heat advisories for the area until next week, the temperatures will be well into the triple digits, the only relief is WATER!


Letters to the Editor - Gower
“Problems on Smith St.” draws several comments

An annoymous letter received at the office, also commenting on the Problems on Smith St., addressed in the July 14th edition of the Rural Reporter, was signed “Concerned Citizen of Gower”. It is our policy to publish only letters signed by the author, and not publish annoymous letters without knowing who the author is. The letter also questioned Mr. Main’s complaint.

To the Editor


Honor Flight Network Of Kansas City
The Honor Flight Network of Kansas City is funded through donations and volunteers, a non-profit organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – WW II survivors along with those other veterans that may be terminally ill.

The Kansas City Hub serve veterans in the region and seek donations from individuals, businesses, and foundations to cover the costs for the veterans.


East Buchanan Volleyball Camps starts Monday, July 25
East Buchanan will be hosting volleyball camps for both middle school and high school players on Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28.
Middle school camp will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and high school camp will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Both camps are being held at the EBHS gym.


Future Meeting dates for the C-1 School Board
• August 15, 2011 - Tax Rate Hearing 7:30 p.m. - Central Office
• August 15, 2011 - Regular Mtg. (Immed. following Tax Rate Hearing)
• August 22, 2011 - Teacher Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
• August 24, 2011 - First Day of School
On July 18th agenda: Propane Bids; MSBA monthly report; CTA report; Discussion of Student Driving concerns - Mr. & Mrs. Main/City Council; Discussion/Approval of Professional Development Stipend


Musser's 12U Softball Team vs. Smithville, July 8th
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Liday’s 12U Softball Team takes the win over the Kearney girls Friday, July 8
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Summer Ball League Schedule
June 9 - June 17
Field 1
July 15, 6 pm - Gower 14U Boys (McPike) vs. Smville
• 7:45 Gower MP Boys (Musser) vs. Kearney

Field 2


The University of Missouri 2011 Spring Semester Graduation List

St. Joseph
Angela Cristina Myers
Bachelor of Arts, Communication-BA With Honors


Gower
Wesley D. Delaney
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics-BS


Christian Church 1-2-3-Go Campers @ Camp Crowder, Trenton, MO
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Street & Solid Waste bids approved, problems continue on Smith St.
A full board was present for the July 11th City Council meeting, with Mayor Klein calling the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.

After approving the previous meeting minutes, Mayor Klein went straight to the review of bids for streets and solid waste removal.


Sam Church’s 10U Girls Softball vs. Plattsburg
With only 6 girls to field the game, Gower was at a disadvantage this past Tuesday against Plattsburg, but the young team didn’t give up, playing right to the end.
We’ll catch them in the Tournament at Lathrop later this month.


Jameson’s 12U Boys lose by 1 to Plattsburg 7-8
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Dustin Doss’ Rookie Team
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Watkins’ Rookie Team vs. Doss’ Rookie Team
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Summer Ball League Schedule June 9 - June 17
Field 1
July 7, 6pm - Gower (Caylor) 10U Boys vs. Kearney
July 8, 6pm - Gower (Brushwood) 8U MP vs. Ex. Spring


Chat 'N Nibble Club
Members of the club gathered at the home of Madeline Adam on Thursday, June 23, for one o’clock dessert. Following roll call of “favorite song, musical or hym,” each enjoyed an extended chatting session with delicious pineapple upside down cake and a wide assortment of nibbles.
Attending were: Beverly Bowers, Linda Frazier, Judy Jones, Irma Dean Rowland, Wilma Schneider, Jane Schuster, Linda Stevens and the hostess. Beverly won the hostess gift.


July 4th weekend FUN at the Gower Pool - K-2nd grade Swim Party
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Gower First Baptist Church Annual Picnic
Pastor Eric Martin told us that the church plans it’s annual picnic for the first Sunday of July each year. This is the eleventh year for Pastor Eric.
The day was perfect for a picnic at the park, starting out with rain showers, that normally turns a July day into a sweltering hot muggy mess. Not so on this evening, the cool breeze under the shade of the park’s trees kept all comfortable.
Even with the rain early Sunday morning, Pastor Eric wasn’t concerned, he knew God would take care of his congregation and provide that perfect day for their gathering.
“You just got to leave it in God’s hands,” he said.


Boys Head Track Coach resigns, new kindergarten teacher hired
Board Summary, by Paul Mensching, Superintendent
June 23, 2011
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 23rd, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Six members but one was present with a handful of guests.

Following approval of the agenda, Mrs. Roth read thank-you cards from the Elementary PTO, Amy and Chris Kelsey, and Cheryl Wood. The Board then listened to the monthly Missouri School Boards’ Update which focused on the recent tragedy in Joplin and the difficult times faced by the members of that school and community. Mr. Poindexter then commented on the written Summer School that was presented.


East Buchanan Youth Football Sign Up Schedule
Grades 2nd thru 6th, sign ups at Breadeaux Pizza, July 13th from 6 pm to 8 pm.
First night of football camp on County Line Rd., July 18th sign-ups and camp, 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
For further information, fees and cost, contact Jamie Karl at 816-510-0957.


Gower T-Ball Teams
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The season is about over, and I’ve got two of the Rookie Teams to publish next week, with all the rain-outs we may not be able to get all the teams published this year, but check out the website for T-Ball action pics.


Summer Ball League Schedule

June 9 - June 17
Field 1
July 1, 6pm - Gower (Jameson) 8U vs. Plattsburg
•7:45 - Gower (Jameson) 12U Boys vs. Ex. Spring
July 5, 6pm - Gower (Jameson) 12U Boys vs. Plattsburg


Gower Dynamite 4-H Club Missouri Stream Team
Gower Dynamites 4-H club is now a Missouri Stream Team. They have chosen Castile Creek as their stream to monitor. On June 18, 2011 they did water quality sampling and found the creek to be healthy. They collected bugs and did other scientific research to determine water quality.


Lemonade Stand for Joplin Relief Fund
Two little country girls, Ella Mathews and Gracie Mink, 7 years old, students at the East Buchanan Elementary, wanted to help tornado victims of Joplin. They wanted to sponsor a Lemonade Stand, but being in the country, they had no sidewalk or drive way to put their stand in front of people passing by, so they decided to try selling lemonade on a major highway.


Phyllis Fisher to be inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame
Phyllis Fisher, graduate of the Gower High School, before it was renamed East Buchanan, has been a member, project leader and club leader for #5 Buchanan County 4-H Club starting at the age of 10 years old.

The mother of James, Linda Guy and Carroll, she shared her 4-H interests with all three children, and now encourages her three granddaughters in their 4-H endeavors.


Gower, Agency, Easton & Hemple exhibitors at Lathrop 33rd Annual Car, Tractor & Engine Show
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East Buchanan Elementary Summer School Daily Dawg Press
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Brown’s 10U Girls vs. Lathrop’s Crawford 10U Team
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Smith’s 10U Boys goes 7-0 with win over Lathrop
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Summer Ball League Schedule
Summer Ball League Schedule
June 9 - June 17
Field 1
June 23, 6 pm 10U Boys(Caylor) vs Smith (Gower)
June 24, 6 pm - 12U Boys (Jameson) vs. Ex. Springs


WESTERN ANNOUNCES SPRING 2011 DEAN’S LIST
St. Joseph, Mo. —June 20, 2011— Missouri Western State University announced the names of the 529 students selected to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the spring semester 2011. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better qualify for the honor.
The Western students selected are: Agency, Mo.


WESTERN ANNOUNCES SPRING 2011 PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL
St. Joseph, Mo. —June 20, 2011— Missouri Western State University announced the names of 343 students selected to the President’s Honor Roll for the spring semester 2011. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the honor.

Agency, Mo


2nd Annual East Buchanan Golf Tournament

June 18, 2011
Winners
Flight A
1st Place Mike and Jordan Roth
2nd Roger Mann & Rick Stapleton


Summer Library News

The Elementary Library will be open on MONDAYS from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 6 through July 25.
There will be drawings and Special Guest Star Readers every night.
Students who take and pass Reading Counts tests earn a free ticket into the drawing. Younger students (grades PK-2) will make a reading log of 10 books for their free ticket into the drawings.
There will be treats on the final evening, July 25th. ( The Library will be closed July 4th).
Entrance to the Summer Library at the Northwest door.


East Buchanan Elementary Summer School Daily Dawg Press
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Gaona’s 14U Team takes Plattsburg 9-6
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Musser’s Machine Pitch Team - 2nd & 3rd Graders
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Summer Ball League Schedule
Summer Ball League Schedule
June 9 - June 17
Field 1
June 17 - 14U Boys (Gaona) vs. Lathrop


The University of Missouri Spring Semester 2011 Dean’s List
Each school and college determines which students are named tothe dean’s list based on unique criteria. If a student’s name does not appear on this list, questions should be directed to the appropriate school or college. These contacts and phone numbers can be found on our website at http://munews.missouri.edu/student-honors/index.php.
Easton
Summer Grace Bridges, Freshman, Business


Another successful City Wide Garage Sale
This year’s 20th Annual City Wide Garage Sales were held on June 11th The weather was perfect and the crowd was also good. We had 52 participates with about 10 that were not on the maps. I want to thank all who did participate and donated $5.00 as it has been put to good use.

After expenses of advertising in the 3 local papers, Craigs List, on Fox 4 Garage Sale site and a few signs around town.


East Buchanan Elementary Restroom Scheduled for a Makeover
Submitted by Erica Brown
The East Buchanan Elementary boys and girls restrooms will receive a head to toe makeover from new ceiling tiles to epoxy floor coating. In addition, new automatic sinks will be installed, with new bulldog blue partitions, and toilets with automatic flush. It has been nearly ten years since updating has been done on the bathrooms. The work is scheduled to be completed between June 13 and August 1.

PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) was able to raise close to $14,000 for the project through various fundraising opportunities.


EBHS FCCLA presents Alex’s Lemonade Stand
By Malynda O’Day
On Saturday, June 11th during the Gower City-Wide Garage Sales, East Buchanan High School’s FCCLA hosted a lemonade stand fundraiser for charity.

The members of FCCLA discovered the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer in a seminar at FCCLA’s state convention in Columbia, Missouri.


City puts out bids for streets, trash and seeks new officer, approves Park Board Concession Stand project
The June 13th, 2011 City Council meeting, attended by a full board, and a full house began at 7:00 p.m. after the board approved the 2011 budget.

Terry Peterson of Redgate Disposal presented the board with a perspective of his local business and services. The business located in Edgerton, hires local employees and takes into consideration the city streets while using single axle, lighter trucks. Mr. Peterson was asked by a member of the audience if Redgate could or would charge by number of containers (bags) or a straight fee.


The Gower Swim Club is sponsoring Pool Parties for the Elementary and Middle School & Guest Cards
The Gower Swim Club is offering, to members only, a punch card that will allow purchasing members to bring a local guest any day they wish.
Each card costs 25.00 and is good for 5 uses.


Summer Ball League Schedule
June 9 - June 17
Field 1
June 9, 6 pm - 10U Boys
7:45 - MP Boys
June 10, 7:45 - MP Boys
June 13, 6pm - MP Boys
• 7:45 - 14U Boys vs. Gower 1


Gower Spring 2011 Soccer Teams
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Chat 'N Nibble Club
Jane Schuster was hostess to the Chat ‘N Nibble Club in her home on Thursday, May 26.
In honor of Memorial Day, the roll call was “a special memory.”
The business meeting followed the 1:30 p.m. dessert.


Adam celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
Andy and Madeline (Rice) Adam will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10.
They were married on that date in 1961 inthe First Presbyterian Church, Plattsburg, MO. Both are 1957 graduates of Plattsburg High School.


EBES Representives at the 38th Annual Hospital Hill Run
Teachers at East Buchanan Elementary; Jodie Parkhurst-3rd Grade, Deanna Mathews-1st Grade, Marsha LaFave-1st Grade, brought home “finisher medals” from the Hospital Hill Run.


Summer Library @ EBES
Summer Library will be held on Mondays only beginning June 6th and running through July 25th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Story times will be at 5 pm and 6 pm.
The library will be closed July 4th.
Be sure to keep your Monday afternoons and evening open for Summer Library reading and Story Hour.


Gower Firefighter/Paramedic Benefit
Saturday, June 11, the Gower Fire Protection District is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner by donation fundraiser for one of their own, Jamie Pansza.
The Silent Auction, Raffle and Spaghetti Dinner starts at 5 p.m. in the Elementary Gym.


EB Youth Football Camp
Camp is scheduled for July 18th through the 21st, to be held at the County Line Soccer Fields, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Children in grades 2nd - 6th, during the 2011-2012 school year are eligible to play.


Class 2 District 16 All District Baseball Selections
Class 2 District 16
First Team
First Base -- Todd Brown,


EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
FOURTH QUARTER
HONOR ROLL

The following students qualified for the fourth quarter honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors-


EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
SECOND SEMESTER
HONOR ROLL
The following students qualify for the second semester honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors-


EBES Blue & Gold Honor Rolls
FOURTH QUARTER

Gold Honor Roll

3rd Grade:


Zelma Jensen formal press release for Friend of School Library Award Including the hours volunteered!
Jefferson City, MO, May 31, 2011 – Zelma Jensen received awards from the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) during the MASL Spring Conference April 17-19, 2011.

Jensen received the Friend of School Libraries Award, granted to individuals or agencies that have provided sustained or exemplary service to library media services in Missouri.


Summer Ball League Schedule June 2 - June 10
Field 1
June 2, 6 pm - Gower 10U Boys
7:45 - Gower 10U Boys


Smokey the Bear & Young Firefighter @ Gower Fire Protection District Open House - May 21st
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Memorial Day at the Gower Pool
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Dawgs Baseball Stats




Dawgs 2011 Baseball

With a 5-15/3-9 KCI Record this year, the Dawgs building year has come to a close. Four freshmen, three sophomores, three juniors and one senior made up the eleven letters earned this season. Junior Varsity letters were earned by Seth Carleton, AJ Gosney and Tony Justus.
Team Awards were handed out this last Tuesday, May 17th at the EBHS Spring Sports Banquet, including:


EBHS Baseball Team Awards for 2011 Season
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16 and Under Trojanettes take 3rd place at Adair
Starting off the season on a cold windy April 22 and 23rd weekend found the 16 and Under Lady Trojanettes playing some very competitive softball for their first time out.

In first pool game the Southside Vipers handled the Trojanettes 2-1 in a tight game that went down to the wire. Samantha Carroll of Platte City pitched an excellent game striking out 6 batters and allowed 3 hits but took the loss.


EAST BUCHANAN ELEMENTARY PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
Seventy-four students from first grade through fifth grade received a Presidential Physical Fitness Award this year based on their fitness scores.
The scores were collected in the areas of: abdominal strength, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, speed and agility and flexibility.


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2011-2012 Cheerleaders:
Randol Batts, Kendall Foley, Christine McCoy, Tehyah Moore, Melissa Stallbaumer, Makayla Aebersold, Kayla Lang, Kelsey Phinney, Sidney Plackemeier, Natalie Stumpner, Mariah Urban, and Lauren Beattie!


Northwest announces spring 2011 trimester honor rolls
MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2011 spring trimester.
To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale.


EBMS 2011 8th Grade Graduates
EBMS 8th Grade Graduates: Row 1: Jocelyn Cook, Taylor Rozzel, Terry Woosley Row2: Kelley Shepard, Billie Belt, Emma Boyer, Malynda O’Day, Rachel Sweet, Collin Noland, Trenton Kerns, Austin Sloan, Alexis McDonald Row 3: Ryan Kilgore, Chase Rowland, Shelby Fultz, Kelsey Kretzer, Erickah Allen, Andrew Atkins, Jacob Hensley, Wyatt Butterworth, Logan Smith Row 4: Cheyane Dana, Gabrielle Moravec, McKenns Holdsworth, Taylor Sutton, Cheyanne Miller, Gabrielle Gandy, Jacqueline Heath, Shania McNeely, Jesse Hensley, Tommy Mummert, Dalton Sloan Row 5: Mitchell Smith, Tommy Johnson, Grant Minson, Elliot Fortney, Carson Myers, Colton Kenagy, Allison Hanks, J.T. Rush, Noah Flach, Ely Auxier, Noe Fee, Nathan Ballou Row: 6 Aaron Dodge, Zane Bembrick, Alex Archdekin, Jonathan Gibbens, Jacob Womack, Kirstan Bottorff, Trevor McCartney, Jasmine Mumford, Emily Auxier, Jacey Reddding Morgan Fisher, Carrie Wallingford


Dr. Patrick Harris (spouse of Gower’s Jean West Harris) honored at LHS Alumni Hall of Fame Banquet
Patrick Donald Harris, PH.D graduated from Lathrop High School in 1958 as Valedictorian of his class. He was a mainstay on the football, basketball and track teams and was integral in LHS winning championships in both basketball and track. In his era at LHS he was an inspiration to all who knew him.

After obtaining two engineering degrees from Missouri University, Pat obtained his doctorate degree from Northwestern University in Chicago in Basic Medical Sciences.


Gower Fire Protection District Open House Fire Fighter-Paramedic Benefit Supper - June 11th
The Gower Fire Protection District Open House, held on May 21, drew between 50 to 75 children.

Smokey the Bear was there to greet the children, and giving everyone an opportunity to take pictures with Smokey.

Children were able to try on the fire fighter gear, dressing up as a fireman, and given the chance to full fill a dream of being a fireman, if only for a few minutes.


EBHS Class of 2011 Scholarships & Awards
Commencement Addresses: Mrs.Dorita “Annie”Hartley and Tori Cantrell
Salutatorian Trophy: Megan Allen
Valedictorian Trophy: Tori Cantrell

These students represent the top 10% of their class. They have received the following recognition:
Tori Cantrell-


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
Lathrop 13, East Buch 3, 6 innings @ Gower, Mo. 5/3/11
Lathrop 244 003 -- 13 8 0
East Buch 010 020 -- 3 5 5
Lathrop: Allen Sparling and Austin Yeomans.
East Buchanan: Austin Burnham, Justin McCrary (3) and Brandon Harrison.


Dawgs fall to Jays Sr. Night, Finish KCI season with Win vs. Plattsburg 7-6
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EBHS KCI Scholar Athletes
During the 11th annual KCI Conference Scholar Athlete Banquet, Sunday, May 1, 2011 held at Plattsburg High School, EBHS students were four of only 23 individual student athletes recognized for outstanding academics as well as athletic accomplishments to be recognized out of over 900 individuals in the KCI conference. (LtoR) Paul Mensching, EB Superintendent, with those receiving the awards, Senior Caleb Mitchell, Senior Zac Hawkins, Senior Tori Cantrell, Junior Randol Batts, and Scott Antle, EBHS principal. The criteria for the Scholar Athlete are:1) Must be a junior or senior 2) Must have participated in at least two sports, one being a KCI sport 3) 4.00 or 3.75 gpa with a min. of a 25 ACT


EB Seniors Spotlight - Samantha Deets
Parents: Shannon Johnson
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13 years (K-12)
Favorite class: Applied Bio-Chemistry
Favorite extra curricular: FCCLA
Favorite Sport: Softball
Most memorable moment in high school: Being w/ my best friends, Hannah, Lindsey, Shelly and Sasha.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Hannah Stumpner
Parents: Tammie Stumpner Scott Stumpner
Town: Edgerton
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 7
If transfer, from where: Fairmount Elementary
Favorite class: Art
Most memorable moment in high school: First day of bomb threats Freshman year


EBES PTO raises 50% of bathroom renovation costs
Board Summary
May 16, 2011
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 16, 2011 . The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President at 7:30 p.m. in the Board room of the Central Office. All members were present along with several guests.

Following the approval of the agenda, the Mrs. Roth read thank you cards presented to the Board from the Josh Barker family, and for from Mrs. Jodie Parkhurst.


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to Caleb Mitchell for placing 9th in Dual Credit Chemistry at Chemathon, Eddie Hagan for placing 4th in General Chemistry, and Melissa Stallbaumer for placing 3rd in General Chemistry!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the newly elected NHS Officers for the 2011-2012 school year: President-Christine McCoy, Vice President-McKenzie Crouse, Treasurer-Eli Dodge, and Secretary-Teresa Phillips!


Coach’s Comments
“Will McDowell finished 7th in the long jump at the sectional meet. I know Will wanted to advance but he had a wonderful year. He has developed some speed and I think next year will be the year he breaks past sectionals and goes to state.
Cory Bower will be competing in the long jump and the high jump at the state meet. Cory tried to give his coach a heart attack on Saturday. He did not jump very well and was in a 3 person jump off for 2 spots. He was able to clear 5-9 to advance to the state meet. Although he didn’t jump well he stayed calm and did what he had to do. At this point it is survive and advance and we don’t receive style points. In the long jump he had a solid round of jumps. He was relaxed since he had already qualified and continued his development of being consistant. This is the first year Cory has long jumped but just like his first year at quarterback he was very successful. Cory has had an amazing sports season and we hope to cap it off with a state medal.” _Head Boys Track Coach Josh Barker


Bower advances to State Track
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Art Show results, 5th Annual K-12 and Community Art show
East Buchanan, May 6, 2011, with approximately 470 elementary pieces, 90 MS pieces, and 315 HS pieces in the show, sponsored by Kristin Meyer, EB Art Teacher.

Rosettes: (best of show at each grade level)
Kindergarten: Jack Archdekin, Self Portrait drawing


Karl OPAA Food Service Manager of the Year
Jamie Karl and her food service crew at EB C-1. Jamie is the food service manager at East Buchanan and works for OPAA food service company. She was awarded Manager of the Year for all of the Northwest region schools. Jamie was honored last week in the halls of the Elementary, with the “walk of honor” amid student’s applauds and hugs.


Gower Pool Opens May 28th
10 years ago The Gower Swim Club replaced the old pool and built a new pool with a baby pool for the little ones.

The pool is a members only pool only because the community couldn’t afford to make it a public pool. As a community they work very hard to keep the dues down so everyone can be a member.


EBHS Baseball Senior Night
Senior Ryan Johnson played his last home game, on the Bulldog Diamond, Monday, May 9, 2011.
The son of Rick and Kristy Johnson of Agency, the thirteen year senior of EBHS is an avid baseball fan and player.
A consistent hitter for the Dawgs, Ryan’s on base average runs between 1000 and 2000,
His senior leadership has been a stable influence on the young team this year, not only with the bat, but with the glove at 2nd base.
Good luck Ryan, we wish you well, always with a smile, you will be missed in the hall of East Buchanan.


Sectional Track Qualifiers
4x200 — 4. East Buchanan (Batts, Bower, Cantrell, Dewey) 1:52.3.
High jump — 2. Cory Bower (EB) 6-2,
Long jump — 2. Cory Bower (EB) 20-4, 4. William McDowell (EB) 19-5.25.
Coach Comments
“I was very pleased with how the district track meet played out. We were able to send two individuals on to next weeks sectional track meet. We had many 5th place finishes and lots of season bests.


EBHS 2011 Graduates
Congratulations to the Class of 2011!


O’Brien signs Letter of Intent with MWSU for Golf
Sr. James O’Brien, son of Terry & Jennifer O’Brien, KCI 2nd Team Running Back, Basketball & Track athlete, signed this past Friday, May 6th with MWSU to play golf for the Griffons.
The talented athlete for EB started playing golf as youngster, practicing in the backyard until he got to go with his Dad and friends, then became “better than all of us,” his Dad said.


EB Special Olympians & Buddies
Special Olympics were held Friday, May 6th at the Plattsburg Field & Track. Medals were won and worn as some very special athletes competed for their place in the spotlight. STUCO members buddies: 1st Grade Jadyn Knight buddies Hannah Adkins & Chelsea Andrews; 2nd Grade Karlie Miller buddies Tori Cantrell & Hannah O’Donnell; 2nd Grade Brandon Webb buddy Garrett Everett; 4th Grade Nick Ashton-Gross buddy Drew Parks; 6th Grade Mackenzie Hileman buddies Randol Batts & Christine McCoy; 7th Grade Noah Webb buddy Jared Roth; Freshman Lacie Riley buddies Leslie Grier & Jordyn Connell; Senior Brock Garrett buddy Dillon Pasley; Senior Ricky Dome buddy Tanner Kerns.STUCO sponsor Blake Holloway and Linda Taylor, EBHS Sp. ED teacher and several paras were there to help with the event.


Phipps graduates from Tabor College
Tabatha Phipps, daughter of Andy & Stephanie Phipps, graduates May 21, 2011 from Tabor College with a BA in Mathematics, a Minor in Communications and a Minor in Coaching.


Chat 'N Nibble Club
Members of the Chat ‘N Nibble Club met on Thursday, April 28, at the home of Wilma Schneider for 1 p.m. dessert and lots of chatting and nibbling. The biggest decision of the day was to have turtle pie or white cake with strawberry ice cream (or both).


Cantrell selected for State Academic Honor
High school senior, Tori Cantrell of East Buchanan High School has been selected an “Honorable Mention” student in the 2011 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2011. The announcement was made by Scott Antle, principal of East Buchanan High School, Gower, MO.


EB Seniors Spotlight
Parents: Andy & Stephanie Phipps
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Ag
Favorite extra curricular: Trapshooting
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Most memorable moment in high school: Being called as the Champion Team at the State FFA Trapshoot.


Mother’s Day celebrated at the Gower Convalescent Center
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Newly elected Mayor conducts first meeting
A full house was in attendance for Mayor Klein’s first official meeting, May 9, 2011. With a full agenda, Mayor Klein opened the meeting at 7 p.m.

After approval of previous meeting minutes, Mayor Klein went directly to visitors; Floyd Clark was on the agenda, but not present; Delbert Main asked to approach the board in concerns of the end of Smith St. becoming a race track, explaining the school’s access to property at the end of Smith created problems.


Roger Jackson shares unique F.O.C.U.S. with East Buchanan
Roger Jackson recently provided a gift to his local community in an effort to give back.

East Buchanan FFA Research Farm is one of 53 organizations being presented with a grant from Fontanelle Hybrids Stalkholder Dealers including Jackson. The focus of these special grants is to fund projects and programs that will benefit entire communities.


Brenda Bromley retirement reception- May 22nd
EBMS Physical Education, Health, Science teacher and Coach will retire this year after 31 years of teaching and coaching multiple sports at EBMS.
The reception is scheduled to be held at Easton, EBMS on May 22, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Brenda, a EBHS graduate, received her Bacholor Degree from Missouri Western, while participating in all three women’s sports.


KCI Conference Track Action
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Lady Dawgs Track Stats
Lady Dawgs Track 2011
KCI Conference
@ North Platte 4/30/11
Girls Team standings
1. Lathrop (Lp) 218, 2. Lawson (Ln) 193.5, 3. Plattsburg (P) 86.5, 4. East Buchanan (E) 69.5, 5. West Platte (W) 53.5, 6. North Platte (N) 45, 7. Mid-Buchanan 22.


Dawgs Track Stats
Dawgs Track 2011
KCI Conference
@ North Platte 4/30/11

Boys Team standings
1. Lawson (Ln) 205, 2. Lathrop (Lp) 132, 3. West Platte (W) 96, 4. Plattsburg (P) 89, 5. East Buchanan (E) 73, 6. North Platte (N) 47.5, 7. Mid-Buchanan (M) 36.5.
Field events


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
Lawson 23, East Buch 1
@ Gower, Mo. 4/28/11
Lawson 582 16 -- 23 13 0
East Buch 000 10 -- 1 2 8
Lawson: Wood, Turentine (2), Hill (3), Petty (4), K. Sellers (5), and McGaugh.
East Buchanan: Norton, Schultz (2), Deets (3), Cobb (4), McCrary (5) and Harrison.


Coach’s Comments
“Overall kind of a tough week. We competed hard and had some success but overall as a team not as strong of a week as the previous one.
Some of the standouts this week included Dillon Pasley at Leblond. Dillon got a great start in the 100m and turned in a season best time for himself.
William McDowell had a nice KCI meet scoring points in the 4x200 relay and also placing 2nd in the long jump and 4th in the 300 hurdles.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Sierra Sherwood
Parents: Travis & Renee Sherwood and Suzanne Spease
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 3
If transfer, from where: Cameron High School
Favorite class: Greenhouse 2
Favorite extra curricular: FFA


EB Seniors Spotlight - April Clements
Parents: Jeanne Drake
Town: Stewartsville
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 6 1/4
If transfer, from where: Homeschooled, Coleman Elentary, Truman Middle
Favorite class: Study Hall


Special Olympics this Friday, May 6th @ Plattsburg Track & Field
EBHS Special Olympics Buddies: Hannah Adkins, Tori Cantrell, Drew Parks, Leslie Grier, Chelsea Andrews, Jordyn Connell, Zac Hawkins, Dillon Pasley, Randol Batts, Claire Current, Tehyah Moore, Melissa Stallbaumer, Makayla Aebersold, Tanner Kerns, Hayley Myers, Natalie Stumpner, Lauren Beattie, Lauren Beattie, Lauren McDonald, Brent Schultz, Hannah O’Donnell, Garrett Everett, Christine McCoy, Jared Roth, Cydney Andrews, Sidney Plackemeier, Kelcie Sutton, & Jessica Crouse!

Special Olympics Participates & Buddies


EBHS FFA Banquet
Submitted by Christine Wade, FFA Reporter
The FFA held a Blood Drive at the Gower Christian Church Antioch Fellowship Center on Wednesday, April 28th. The Blood Drive had a great turn out from both community members and students. The Chapter would like to thank all those who donated blood during the drive.

The East Buchanan FFA Chapter will be holding their annual Chapter Banquet on Wednesday, May 4th.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
Gower American Legion and Auxiliary met April 19, 2011. We enjoyed the left-overs from our fish fry April 16th.
We thank all those that came to eat the 16th, we also thank the workers that helped prepare and work the following day at the fish fry.
Due to President Jeanette Griggs absent, June Russell filled in as President. Chaplain Mary Lou Snyder gave the opening and closing prayer.


K-12 and Community Art Show May 6th
Once again the art projects of East Buchanan C-1 and Gower Community will be on display at the K-12 and Community Art Show May 6th, between 4 & 8 p.m. this coming Friday in the old H.S. gym.
Seven high school art project, that have just recently been displayed at the Annual Lawson Jured Art Show will be on exhibit, those include: Holly Grier’s sculpture called “Memory Box” receiving a 2nd place rosette for sculpture. Dannette Fortner’s painting entitled “My Mom”, and her lino print of two kittens called “Play time.” Her print received a 2nd place rosette for printmaking category.


EBMS Honor Choir Students to perform in Jefferson City for the Missouri Choral Director’s Association
The MCDA (Missouri Choral Director’s Association) State honor choirs are auditioned ensembles that meet in Jefferson City for the MCDA Summer Convention.
These students (above) recorded their auditions and sent them in to be judged among some of the best singers in the state.
There are 3 divisions: Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, and Grades 9-10.


Phipps named new EBHS Volleyball Coach
Tabatha Phipps, 2007 EBHS graduate, All-Conference & All District (repeats) in both Volleyball & Basketball has signed on to the Head Coach position for EBHS Volleyball in the upcoming season, 2011-2012.


GOWER/EAST BUCHANAN ALUMNI BANQUET
The Banquet will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the East Buchanan High School, Gower, MO. Registration 6:00 p.m./Dinner 7:00 p.m.. For reservations call Joyce Hunt (816)253-9762, Evelyn Spiers (816)539-2501 or Jan Pottier (816)424-3633 by Saturday, May 21, 2011. Spouses/Significant others are welcome.


Gower Goodtimers’ Chicken Supper - May 14th
The Gower Goodtimers continue to meet each Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Goodtimers Hall in Gower.
Saturday, May 14th will be the annual Chicken Supper and Gospel Music. The Supper is by donatoin and consists of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, salad, pie, tea, coffee.


EBHS Booster Club 2 Man Scramble Golf Tournament June 18th at the Plattsburg Country Club
The event is held as a fundraiser for our school. It’s a fun way to get together, enjoy the day, share food and good times and at the same time raise money.
There is a limit of 36 teams. Be sure to sign up early if you want to play. There are contest holes for men and women.
The Booster Club supports our students throughout the year. We will provide a meal for the players after the tournament. Side dishes, cookies and desserts will be needed.


East Buchanan Greenhouse Sale, Full of Color
Over the past three months, East Buchanan agriculture students that are enrolled in the greenhouse operation and management class have been working diligently to produce a healthy crop of plants. Planting, fertilizing, pruning, and watering have been just a few things the students have participated in, to learn the basics of operating a greenhouse.


EB FBLA raises $421.31 in March of Dimes & attend State Leadership Conference
Submitted by Melissa Stallbumer, Chapter Reporter
The East Buchanan FBLA Chapter had a very busy weekend. It began with participation in the annual March of Dimes walk on the 16th.
The FBLA raised and donated $421.31 to the March of Dimes Foundation, a foundation that supports research and financial aide to premature babies.
There members participated in workshops and attended statewide meetings.
Also, congratulations to Tori Cantrell for placing third in Business Procedures on the state level.


The Dawgs takes 1 of 2 games this past week N. Platte 8-7; Mid Buc 4-17
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Lady Dawgs Track Stats
Lady Dawgs Track 2011
Cameron Invitational @ Cameron, Mo. 4/19/11
Girls Team standings 1. Trenton (T) 112; 2. Lathrop (L) 102; 3. Chillicothe (C) 97.5; 4. Hamilton (H) 65; 5. Brookfield (B) 55; 6. Putnam County (PC) 42; 7. Knob Noster (K) 38; 8. Renaissance Academy (R) 34; 9. Bishop LeBlond (BL) 33; 10. Savannah (S) 31; 11. Cameron (CM) 26; 12. Polo (P) 23.5; 13. Plattsburg (PB) 22; 14. East Buchanan (E) 20.
Field events
Discus - 6th Leslie Grier 96’11” 3 pts.


Dawgs Track Stats
Dawgs Track 2011
Cameron Invitational @ Cameron, Mo. 4/19/11
Boys Team standings 1. Chillicothe (C) 123; 2. Hamilton (H) 94; 3. Trenton (T) 84; 4. Savannah (S) 78; 5. Brookfield (B) 69.5; 6. Cameron (CM) 49.5; 7. Lathrop (L) 48; 8. Plattsburg (PB) 46; 9. Putman County (PC) 34; 10. Knob Noster (K) 28; 11. East Buchanan (E) 20; 12. Polo (P) 16; 13. Bishop LeBlond (BL) 6; 14. Renaissance Academy (R) 3.
Field events


Coach’s Comments
“I am extremely proud of our track team. For the first time in at least 4 years we will leave a track meet as champions. It was awesome to see the kids hard work pay off with a championship. We knew going in that we had an opportunity to bring home a trophy and we were able to do it. We had guys add events they had never done just for an opportunity to pick up team points to help the cause. As a coach I feel that is the ultimate team sacrifice.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Drew Parks
Parents: Chuck & Shelly Parks
Town:Stewartsville
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Spanish
Favorite extra curricular: STUCO
Favorite Sport: Football
Most memorable moment in high school: The 2-point conversion we did to beat West Platte 42-41 in the state playoffs.


EB Seniors Spotlight - Leslie Lynn Grier
Parents: Ron & Vicky Grier Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: English 110
Favorite extra curricular: STUCO
Favorite Sport: Softball
Most memorable moment in high school: Storming the field when we came back to win the West Platte game!!!
Most embarrassing moment in high school: When a couple of guys stole my P.E. clothes and put them on...including my sports bra!


Generations come together at Gower Convalescent Center for Easter Holiday Fun
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Mrs. Zelma Jensen honored at EBES for 15 yrs. of Library Volunteer Services
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Thank ya Easter Bunny
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EBHS FFA Blood Drive
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter is sponsoring a blood drive at the Gower Christian Church in the Antioch Fellowship Center on Wednesday, April 27th. It will take place between 2pm and 7 pm on Thursday. Anyone who would like to donate may make an appointment or walk-in.


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
East Buch 9, NE Nodaway 0
@ Gower, Mo. 4/12/11
N.E.N. 000 000 0 -- R 2 0
East Buch 013 023 0 -- 9 6 0
Northeast Nodaway: Hunter, Wiederholt (4) and Burns.


The young Dawgs face a seasoned Mules team - losing 2-6
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Dawgs Track Stats
Dawgs Track 2011
Hwy. 92 Meet
@Ex. Springs 4/14/11
Men’s Ranking: 1. Smithville (167pts) 2. Excelsior Springs (136pts) 3. Penney (90pts) 4. East Buchanan (59.5pts) 5. Cameron (55pts) 6. Lathrop 37.5

Field & Track Events
Discus - 5th Michael Burton 114’8” (2pts); 16th Ben Frazier 88’5”; 19th Zac Hawkins 85’0”


Coach’s Comments
West Platte Women’s Invite
“We had a very good evening at West Platte by finishing second overall. The only team that beat us was Lathrop, they are loaded again this season and I fully expect them to win the KCI Conference. We only had two first place finishes (4x200 relay, Randol Batts in the 800) but managed to score points in most of the events.


Hwy. 92 Meet - Excelsior Springs Action
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EBHS FFA State Results
Submited by Christina Wade, FFA Reporter
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter participated in the Missouri State FFA Convention April 14th through the 15th in Columbia, MO.
The CDE teams that qualified for State competed in the State competition. Soils placed 8th with Mariah Urban as high individual. Meats placed 9th with Jacob Phipps as high individual.


Walkup places second in the Missouri FFA Division I prepared public speaking contest
COLUMBIA , Mo., April 14, 2011- The Missouri FFA Association awarded Morgan Walkup of the East Buchanan FFA Chapter second place in the Missouri FFA Division I Prepared Public Speaking contest at the 83rd Missouri FFA Convention.

Walkup’s advisors are Chase Holcumbrink and Chuck Wilson.

Sixteen students competed at the state level.

Division I Prepared Public Speakers deliver a three- to four-minute speech based on an agriculture topic they have selected and researched.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of April 15
April Character Theme for Bulldog Awards - Honor
Showing strong moral character or strength. Being known for good things. Having a good reputation. As Mr. P had teachers read to the students: This month’s bulldog awards are awarded for showing Honor. Honor is respect and admiration shown to something or someone. Who do you look up to and admire? You might think about a celebrity, or an athlete, or a friend. I hope you thought of your parents first. It is important to respect your parents. You honor them by listening and doing what they ask you to do. Choosing the right thing to do is another way to honor them. Speak respectfully and show gratitude and appreciation for all they do to help you. Think of other ways to show your parents your admiration and respect. Honor them!!!


Gower American Legion Post 393 Annual Spring Fried Fish/Chicken Event
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Convalescent Center’s Annual Volunteer Luncheon
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Jensen receives MO Assisociation Librarian Volunteer of the Year, Board Officers elected
Board Summary
April 18, 2011
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 18, 2011 . The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President at 7:30 p.m. in the Board room of the Central Office. Six members were present along with a several guests.

Following the approval of the agenda, the Board of education was dissolved and the oath of office was recited by Rick Johnson, Sandy Perry, and the newest member…Gail Orstad.


Maundy Thursday Service
April 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Gower Christian Church
203 S. 3rd Gower MO
When we think of the Last Supper, we often call to mind the great painting by that name, the master-work of Leonardo Da Vinci.


EB FFA State Degree recipients
K.C. Smith, FFA Reporter
Receiving your State FFA Degree is a great challenge to FFA members. It is something that is always strived for.

This year we have six members of the East Buchanan FFA chapter receiving their State Degrees. Seniors Allie Hansbrough, Jacob Phipps, Nathaniel Gann, McKaley Taylor, and Garrett Everett. Plus the only Junior Jared Roth.


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
Lawson 12, East Buchanan 1
@ Lawson, Mo. 4/5/11
East Buchanan 100 00 -- 1 0 5
Lawson 901 0x -- 12 8 2
East Buchanan: Deets, Schlute (4), and Harrison.


Dawgs shut out the Blue Jays of NE Nodaway 9-0
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Dawgs Track Stats
Dawgs Track 2011
Panther invitational
@ Dearborn, Mo. 4/6/11
Girls Team standings
1. East Buchanan (EB) 12, t2. North Platte (NP) 97, t2. St. Joseph Christian (SJC) 97, 4. West Platte (WP) 94, 5. DeKalb (D) 82, 6. King City (KC) 72, 7. Mid-Buchanan (MB) 55, 8. Osborn (O) 20, 9. North Platte JV (NPJ) 2, t10. Brookside Frontier (BF) 0, t10. Kansas City Lutheran (KCL) 0.


EBHS Kudos

CONGRATULATIONS to Tori Cantrell for making 1st Team All-Conference UNANIMOUS Academic Team for the 3rd year in a row!!

CONGRATULATIONS to your 2011-2012 STUCO Officers: President- Randol Batts,


East Buchanan hosts District Academic Bowl
Tori Cantrell & Drew Parks All District Scholars
(Academic) Team Honors

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Ladies take 1st and Dawgs take 2nd at North Platte Invitational Track Meet
Coaches’ Comments

“It was a beautiful afternoon for a track meet. We had one of the best meets that we have had in over four years.
We were able to claim four North Platte Invitational Champions (4x800- James OBrien, Jesse Hessenflow, Garrett Minson, Kevin Robbins), Caleb Mitchell (200m), Garrett Minson (400m) and Cory Bower (HJ).


Bulldog Award winners for the week of April 1 & 8
April Character Theme for Bulldog Awards - Honor
Showing strong moral character or strength. Being known for good things. Having a good reputation.

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EBES Jump Rope for Heart raises $2,911.10
EBES Jump Rope for Heart event was held April 7th, 2011 after school. Billy Wallingford was their highest donation collector with $200.10. His group collected the most donations with $437.10, the group consist of : Elaina Jones, Sydnie Caribardi, Alexis Hassler, Rylee Gaylord and Billy Wallingford.
62 total participants raised $2,911.10. High individual were: Cameron Henry-$175, Alexis Livingston-$130, RyAnn Gaylord-$117, Ellie Kline-$115, RyLee Gaylord and Kylee Maudlin $112 each, Kiley Roe and Morgan Spencer-$100 each
EBES Physical Education Teacher, Sherri Claypoole said, “ It was definitely another successful year for these participants!!!”


Council installs new City officers
Mayor Harold Barnhill opened the April 11, 2011 meeting, at 7:00 p.m., approving the minutes of the previous meeting and bills, the old board then approved the Official Election results as: Maria Klein - 122 votes, Kim Taber, Ward I - 43 votes, Harold Barnhill Ward II - 99 votes. Barnhill then asked for a motion to adjourn the old board, stating, “We’ve got quite a bit accomplished during this term,” and thanked the board for their support.


Smithville man injured north of Gower
According to the MSHP, on April 9, 2011, 12:30 p.m., on US 169 north of Gower, Driver Donette L. Mullen, 44, of Smithville, MO was driving northbound on 169 Hwy., in a 2002 Honda, when he travelled off the right side of the roadway, lost control and impacted a ditch.


Gower Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sisters In Service, formerly Lambda Mu Sorority, will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Gower City Park on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. SHARP!
This is a fun event for children ages 1 yr. old to 5th grade.


EAST BUCHANAN KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION
On April 14th East Buchanan will hold kindergarten pre-registration in the Elementary gym from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. At this time you will fill out enrollment forms, get bus information and set up a date and time for testing, which will be held May 3rd, 4th, and 5th.


North Platte High School Reunion
You are invited to the 2011 High School Reunion, which will be held May 28th at North Platte High School. Starting at 11:00 a.m. with lunch at noon.
Visitors may tour the school, meet old friends with the Honored Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951 and 1961.
Please RSVP no later than May 13th, reservation fees may be sent to:


Smithville Invitational Track Action Shots
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Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
M-Buch 10 East Buch 1
@ Faucett, Mo. 3/29/11
E. Buch 000 001 0 -- 1 3 3
M-Buch 110 611 x -- 10 14 1
East Buchanan: Austin Norton, Brent Schultz (4), Matt Deets (4), and Brandon Harrison .
Mid-Buchanan: Dylan Bullimore, Nick Andriano (7), and Clay Atteberry.
WP -- Bullimore.


Dawgs couldn't overcome 2nd inning errors allowing 9 runs vs. Plattsburg 10-11
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Dawgs Track Stats
Dawgs Track 2011
Smithville Invitational 4/1/11
Boys Standings
East Buchanan - 15th - 8 pts
Discus - 17th - Michael Burton, 100’4” - 19th - Zac Hawkins, 96’1”
Shot Put - 18th - Ben Frazier, 37’4.5” - 24th - Aaron Brown, 36’8.5”
Triple Jump - 9th - Michael Burton, 38’7” - 14th - James O’Brien, 37’5”
High Jump - 5th - Cory Bower, 5’10” - 9th-Dillon Pasley, 5’4”


EB Dawgs Relay Teams
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EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Ryan Johnson
Parents: Rick & Kristy Johson Town: Agency
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: K-12
Favorite class: History
Favorite extra curricular: Academic Team
Favorite Sport: Baseball
Most memorable moment in high school: The ComeBack (West Platte)


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the Choir Students who received a 1 Honor rating on Friday at District Solo and Small Ensemble Contest: April Clements, Caitlin Flach, Lauren Beattie, and AJ Gosney! With a 1 rating these students have qualified to compete at the State Contest in Columbia on April 19!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Royal! He received a Division I SUPERIOR rating on his snare drum solo. He qualifies for the State Competition in April!


Bulldog Award winners for the week of March 25
March Characer Education Theme is Gratitude


Republicans Honor Local Workers
At their recent Lincoln Day celebration Clinton County Republicans honored three long-time volunteers. Yvonne Stracke of Gower, David Holloway, also of Gower, and Jean Webb of Plattsburg were recognized for their many years of service to the Republican Party and conservative causes. Each had spent many years serving on the party’s Central Committee and had recently retired.


Gower Senior Center News
The Gower Senior Center met on March 2 with twelve members present. A delicious pot lunch dinner was enjoyed at 12:30 p.m. with an enjoyable afternoon of playing bingo.
Our next meeting will be April 6th at 12:30 p.m. with lunch and bingo.


Gower Goodtimers News
The Gower Goodtimers continue to meet every Friday night for music in the Goodtimer’s Hall. Musicians from the area of St. Joseph and Kansas City come for Country, Gospel and Bluegrass at 7 p.m. and a pot luck at 6 p.m.
The Goodtimers have been in the Hall at Gower over 20 years and continue to have good music and a good time. No smoking or drinking is allowed, a donation box is at the door and anyone is welcomed to come and play, or sing or listen.


Chat 'N Nibble Club
Six members of the club enjoyed a dutch treat lunch at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum on Thursday, March 24, with Irma Dean Rowland as hostess for dessert.
The club was observing their 62nd anniversary and roll call was “remembering the past 744 months.”


Clinton County 4-H Corner
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andy Mink, of the Dynamites 4-H Club, Gower, Mo., was among the 253 delegates attending the annual State 4-H Teen Conference, April 2-3, at the University of Missouri, Columbia. The 11-13 yr old delegates trained in healthy food choices, leadership skills, international 4-H opportunities and service learning.


Gower Convalescent Center’s Golden Age Games Champs
Missouri Health Care Association District II holds Golden Age Games

ST. JOESPH – Missouri HealthCare Association (MHCA) District II held their annual Golden Age Games competition for local long term care residents on April 1, 2011 at Missouri Western State University (MWSU). Nearly 200 residents, representing 23 facilities, participated in a multitude of activities ranging from ring toss to bowling.

“This is my first time coming and I am so excited to be here. I love it!” said Ms. Joyce Phelps, a resident at Saxton Woods Care Center.


Gower elects Lady Mayor & Lady Alderwoman

Gower Municpal Election Judges Rosalee Thomas, Marge Bodenhausen, Crickett O’Day and Rev. Bob Elliott saw only 163 ballots cast by 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5th.


EBHS 2011 Prom King & Queen
EBHS 2011 King Jacob Phipps and Queen Tori Cantrell were crowned April 2nd at the EBHS Prom. Jacob is the son of Andy and Stephanie Phipps, Tori is the daughter of Keith and Brenda Cantrell.


Dawgs Track Stats

Dawgs Track 2011
They didn’t keep points or pass out medals last Tuesday in Lawson, March 22, 2011
“First and foremost, I thought we competed pretty well. As expected, our seniors (Leslie Grier, Kelsey Bower, Tori Cantrell, Chelsea Andrews and Jordyn Connell) led the way against some tough competition in Lawson and Trenton. These squads are two of the best in all of Class 2 and we competed favorably.”


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011
E. Buch 14 N. Platte 13
@ Gower, Mo. 3/24/11
N. Platte 005 004 4 -- 13 10 6
E. Buch 140 243 X -- 14 13 6
North Platte: Chad Powling, Evan Hill (2), Wyatt Mullendore (5), Cody Lee (7) and Tanner Homan.


EBHS Spring Sports Teams
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EBMS Blue & Gold 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls
Gold Honor Roll
6th Grade: Seth Adams, Lydia Boatwright, Avery Clemensen, Josphine Fortney, Jamie McPike, Abby Mensching, Drew Pansza, Jacob Parkhurst, Austin Potter, Alyssa Raby, Maddisyn Urban, Jolie Welch, Alden West, and Dylan Wright.
7th Grade: Emily McCrary, Drew McPike, Bubba Miller, McKinna Reiley, Sarah Walley, and Kaitlyn Wolfe.


East Buchanan Third Quarter Honor Roll
HONOR ROLL

The following students qualified for the third quarter honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors- Autumn Barnett, Molley Brendle, Richard Dome, Garrett Everett, Christina Farr, Derrick Fultz, Nathanial Gann, Leslie Grier, Alisha Griffin, Bridgette Hassler, Ryan Johnson, Bailey Livingston, Sean Rowland, Alex Royal, Sierra Sherwood, Daniel Sweet


Winter Sports Awards & Stats
EB Boys Bkt Team Awards
Assists (119)& Steals (56) Award - Caleb Mitchell
Field Goals % (54.5; 77/146) - Michael Burton
Free Throws % (81% 116/142) - Cory Bower
Defensive Award - Dakota Miller
MIP (Most Improved Player) - Dillon Pasley
Hustle Award - Michael Burton


EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Molley Jean Ann Brendle Nickname: Smalls
Parents: John & Wendy Brendle
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Medical Transription & Coding @ Hillyard
Favorite extra curricular: Softball
Favorite Sport: Softball


Bulldog Award winners for the week of March 18
March Characer Education Theme is Gratitude


Girl’s State Students from East Buchanan
These young ladies were selected to attend the Missouri Girl’s State this summer. Junior girls are chosen by the American Legion Auxiliary are given the opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens by informing them about the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
Gower American Legion & Auxiliary met March 15, 2011, Helen Engelbrecht served as hostess, serving roast beef sandwiches with buttered potatoes. Others members brought the remainder. Jeanette Griggs, Auxiliary president opened the meeting with Chaplain Mary Lou Snyder having the opening prayer. Joyce Adams read the February minutes, Helen gave the Treasury report.


Elementary 3rd Quarter Honor Rolls
Gold Honor Roll
3rd Grade: Hannah Mortimore, Spencer Carr, Ethan Kilgore, Emma Halstead, Robby Hoffecker, Paige Pendleton, Harper Beattie, Maggie Church, Zachary Phillips, Jessica Scearce, Delaney Young


Mark Twain Reading Awards @ EBES
Submitted by Pat Williams
Library Media Specialist
The awards for the Mark Twain Reading Award were announced Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the East Buchanan Elementary Music Program. Students participating this year in 4th Grade were: Megan Busby, Morgan Brown, Mallory Chambers, Trinity Heavin and Katelinn Lowe. 5th Grade participants were: Amberlee Gandy, Alexis Hassler, Ryan Shewey, Hayden Jameson, Riley Merrow, Kelsey Ray, Samantha White, Lauren Adams, and Bryce Mensching.


Parents As Teachers Program
Screening is a wonderful opportunity to see how well your child is doing in the areas of language, motor, concept learning, and social skills. Informal vision and hearing testing also provided with the health assessment portion of the screening.


EBHS offers Summer School
Summer School—-May 31 thru June 10 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM!
Students who need to make-up 1/2 credit in one of the following classes must complete a registration form found in the High School Office and return it no later than May 27!


Dawgs Baseball Stats
Dawgs Baseball 2011

EB vs. Savannah
@ Gower 3/21
5 Innings

East Buch 0 0 0 0 0 - 0
Savannah 2 5 8 3 0 - 18

Individual Stats


Hard hitting Savannah shuts out Dawgs in Home Opener 0-18
Click and scroll to view photos from the opening EB baseball game.


EBHS Academic Team Senior Night
Losing both matches, JV 70 to 180 and Varsity 160 to 190, the EB teams will be on the road for their next two matches, 23rd vs. W. Platte, 28th vs. N. Platte before heading to KCI conference on April 4th.
Round 1 EB 40 MB 30


Trenton FFA CDE Contest results

The East Buchanan FFA Chapter CDE teams competed in Trenton at NCMC on Thursday, March 17th. The Dairy Foods placed 11th with Brandon Collins as high individual. Farm Management placed 19th overall with Christina Farr as high individual. Floriculture placed 11th overall with Kacie Smith as high individual.


Junior Leadership Academy
Juniors from Northwest Missouri were invited to Missouri Western State University for the annual High School Junior Leadership Academy sponsored in conjunction with the Pony Express Council’s Learning for Life Program.


EB Seniors Spotlight
Parents: Shannon & Shelly McCutchen
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Being Jermain’s Cadet
Favorite extra curricular: STUCO
Favorite Sport: Basketball


EBHS Kudos
The KCI Conference Forensics Coaches met Saturday to decide on the Conference Teams. CONGRATULATIONS to the EB Forensic Team Members: Lisa Lowe, 1st Team Poetry & 2nd Team Prose; Amanda Smith, 1st Team Prose & 2nd Team Storytelling; and Brianna Cox, 3rd Team Poetry! Not only have these ladies been selected for Conference Honors, they have also lettered and earned National Forensic League membership, all in their first year of competition. Ms. Wood is very proud of each of them.
Congratulations again!!!


Clinton County 4-H Contest Day 2011
Seventy Clinton County 4-H members gathered Saturday, March 12th at the Plattsburg Middle School for their annual Contest Day event. Participating 4-H-ers displayed their skills in a variety of venues including Regular and Working Demonstrations competing to determine who will go on to the 2011 State Fair in August; as well as, Public Speaking, Extemporaneous and Technology Assisted Presentations to determine who will go on to compete at the State Public Speaking Contest in September 2011. Designated horse related presentations will be able to compete in the State Horse Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest held in September each year.


Clinton County 4-H Horsemanship
On March 19, 2011 the Clinton Co Posse horse judging teams traveled to Columbia, MO to participate in the MO State 4-H Horse Judging Competition. It was a long, intense day as teams were required to judge a total of nine classes, consisting of confirmation classes varying from ponies to draft horses as well as, performance classes of both stock and saddletype horses.


St. Patrick’s Day Annual Party at GCC
The Ladies of the Gower Christian Church set up a wonderful serving table, with green punch and St. Patrick’s Day cookies.

Everyone at the Center gets in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, with green hats and green shamrock necklaces. Lots of Irish tunes are enjoyed, played by Bro. Bob O’Elliott, to the delight of the residents.


Meet your City Candidates
My name is Randy Jameson. I am a candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Gower. Thank you for your questionnaire.
I work as an accounts rep in Kansas City.
My wife Patty and I have resided in Gower for nearly 26 years. We have five children and 7 grandchildren.

Do you feel the city is generally going in the right direction for the future?


Volleyball Coaches resign, Wood retires, estimated $90,000 budget loss anticipated
Board Summary
March 17, 2011
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 17, 2011 . The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President at 7:30 p.m. in the Board room of the Central Office. All members were present along with a several guests.

Following the approval of the agenda, communication to the Board was read by Mrs. Roth.


KCI All Conference Basketball Selections
Class 3, District 16
All-Tournament Team
Mitch Hatten, Sr., Cameron; Trace Naylor, Sr., Cameron; Billy Wendt, Sr., South Harrison; Tyler Peve, Sr., Maryville; Cory Bower, Jr., East Buchanan; Nick Andriano, Sr., Mid-Buchanan; Brandon Wyatt, Sr., Mid-Buchanan;
Coach of the Year: Bryce Kemper, Mid-Buchanan

Boys Basketball KCI
All-Conference Team


FFA Brunswick CDE Contest
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter CDE teams competed in a practice contest in Brunswick on Friday, March 11th.
Meats placed 9th overall with Nathaniel Gann as high individual.
Knowledge placed 29th overall with Morgan Walkup as high individual.


Plattsburg Academic Team squeaks past EB 230-220
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EB Seniors Spotlight
Parents: Jody & Debbie Bower
Town: Stewartsville
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 12
If Transfer, from where? St. Paul Lutheran
Favorite class: Spanish 101
Favorite extra curricular: FCCLA
Favorite Sport: Track & Field
Most memorable moment in high school: Storming the field after the football boys beat West Platte in Sectionals!


The East Buchanan K-12 and Community art show is coming up fast!
If you have artwork that you would like to display, please contact Kristin Meyer at Meyer@ebs.k12.mo.us so that space can be reserved for your work.
Anyone can participate in the community section, from preschool to adults.
In the past, there have been paintings, metal work, quilts, wood projects, drawings, to name a few.
The art show will be Friday, May 6 from 4-8 in the elementary gym. Work would need to be delivered to the art room in the elementary building May 2 to May 5.


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to EB Students who placed at the Skills USA District Contest—Sean Rowland earned 2 Silver Medals for Technical Spelling & Action Skills, Nathaniel Gann earned 2 Silver Meals in Carpentry Competition, Alisha Griffin 1st Place in Architectural Drafting, and Jonathan Mathews 3rd Place in Precision Machinery! CONGRATS to ALL!!


Bulldog Award winners for the week of March 11
3.11 Bulldog Award - Dylan Ellis, Ethan Auxier, Taylor Dimmick, Julia Collins, John Robinson, Kaden Woodside, Spencer Carr, Jessica Scearce, Caitlynn Clark, Kylee Maudlin


Bulldog Award winners for the week of March 3
3.3 Bulldog Awards - Ryan Christiansen, Carson White, Michael Collard, Kloe Miller, Cameron Henry, Damion Mujica, Josh Parker, Brookelyn Schmoe, Justin Thatcher, Jacob Clark and Grady Kellam

March Character Education Theme - Gratitude


EBES Student initiates Fundraiser for Japan
Erin Cox, a 5th grade student at E.B. Elementary has come up with a great idea for a community project.
After watching the news of the crisis in Japan, Erin has asked that we collect pocket change for the victims of the Tsunami. Funds will be donated to the American Red Cross. Please send your loose change to school during the week of March 21st-25th.

Thank you for your contributions.


More EBHS Art exhibited at Albrecht Kemper Art Museum in St. Joseph
Regional High School Art Exhibition: Holly Grier for her sculptured entitled “Memory Box”, Autumn Barnett for her duct tape dress and accessories; Hannah Stumptner for her latch hook pants,; Natasha Shanks for her drawing “Unmade Bed,’ and Dannette Fortner for her painting “My Mom”.
Their work will be on display until April 7th, go support EBHS talented art students!


City Council members treated to Ag Issues presentation
The Gower Board of Aldermen were pleased to welcome the EBHS FFA Ag Issues team of April Clements, McKaley Taylor and Allie Hansbrough as they gave a their presentation and debated the ‘issues of Elk Restoration”. The 2nd year FFA contest, Ag Issues, will see the EBHS FFA team competing at FFA Districts contest on May 30th for the first time. The team needs to make five presentations before the District contest, with the Council being their 2nd presentation.

The Power Point and Debate presentation consisted of visual and oral debate with April being the moderator, Allie presenting the MO Conservation viewpoint, and McKaley presenting the MO Farm Bureau’s viewpoint of the restoration of Elk in Missouri.


Meet Your City Candidates - John Brushwood
Gower City Board of
Alderman Candidate - Ward I
John Brushwood
Occupation: Retired
Family: Wife, Robin; 5 EBHS graduates - Steven, Johnathon; Patrick; Rebecca; Jason; grandfather of 17

Do you feel the city is generally going in the right direction for the future? Explain: Yes, the city has completed an addition to the school, made improvements to the park and ball field and has a respectable police department.

What do you believe you can bring to this office?


Meet your City Candidates - Maria Klein
City Board Candidate Office of Mayor
Name: Maria Michelle Klein
Occupation: Owen - Lovely’s Care
Family Information: Husband, Patrick Klein, married 6 years; two children, Crystal & Austin, 1 grandson, Dylen, 2 months old

Do you feel the city is generally going in the right direction for the future? Explain: I feel they are trying to go forward, however our town just doesn’t have the funds needed to do that. Example: Our town needs to bring more revenue, it can be done by more community events.
What do you believe you can bring to this office? I feel I have some fresh new ideas to build our community to a new development that suits all of our community. I have a very positive attitude and a very strong will. I would do everything possible to find out what the people of our town would like to see happen in our town.


Meet your City Candidates - Kim Tabor
City Board Candidate
Candidate for Ward I
Name: Kim Lynette Taber
Occupation: Paraprofessional for East Buchanan School District for 8 years.
Family Information: Married to Steve Taber for 25 years, 2 sons - Jarret & Jordan, a daughter-in-law, Brooke, and a new granddaughter Eliza.


State of the City Address
City of Gower, Missouri
Despite the state of the US economy, the City of Gower had a solid financial year. Although income is limited and investments struggling, by cautious budgeting and scrutinizing expenses the General Fund, Water Fund and Police Fund have remained strong financially. All City employees have sacrificed pay raises for the last two years. Our maintenance team responds to emergencies (frozen pipes, dangerous road conditions, sewer treatment plant shut downs) regardless of the hour, even though the budget does not allow overtime. They take pride in their work and their hometown.

The City has taken courageous steps with our Street Fund, in an attempt to improve the quality of life in Gower, by paving one of our worst high traffic streets, Whitney Avenue.


Dawgs season comes to an end vs. Mid Buch in 2nd Round of District
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos from the EB Dawgs 2nd round game vs. Mid Buchanan.


Coach's Comments
“I was really proud of the way our guys competed. There were several times during the game where it seemed like it was getting away from us, but every time we responded and got ourselves back in the game. Unfortunately we just weren’t able to break that 3-4 point mark.
We also did a great job of responding to Burton’s foul trouble in the 2nd quarter and when Mitchell fouled out 30 seconds into the 4th.


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
East Buch 76 Leblond 46
@ Gower 3/1/11
LeBlond 7 9 12 18 - 46
East Buch 7 19 24 26 - 76
East Buchanan
Cory Bower 19pts, 3/4 FT, 10 RB, 4 steals, 3 blks.
James O’Brien 21pts, 5 treys, 4/4 FT, 1 RB, 1 steal, 4 assists.


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

East Buch 71 Mid-Buch 61
@ Gower, Mo. 2/26/11
1st Rd District
Mid-Buch 10 16 18 17 - 61
East Buch 12 34 16 9 - 71


Rescheduled EBES Events
PTO Breadeaux Night will be held on Fri., March 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Reading Adventures will be held on Tues., March 15th for grades 1-3 at 7:00 p.m. If you registered before, you will need to register again. The theme will be “Oceans”. Please enter at the South Doors by 1st Grade and bring a beach towel.

The PTO Skating Party for Pre-K through 5 will be held on Thurs., March 17th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Be sure to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day!


EB FFA Members compete at Hamilton CDE contests
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter CDE teams competed in a practice contest in Hamilton on Friday, March 5. Soils placed 13th overall with Jackson Smith as high individual. Floriculture placed 13th with Harley Landis as high individual. Livestock placed 15th with Nick Reiley as high individual. Knowledge placed 3rd with Morgan Walkup as high individual. Congratulations to all those who participated.


EB Seniors Spotlight
Name: Hannah Adkins
Parents: Jody & Deron Adkins
Town: Agency
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Office Aide
Favorite extra curricular: Cheerleading
Favorite Sport: Softball
Most memorable moment in high school: Rushing the field at the Weston game with all my friends.


WESTERN ANNOUNCES FALL 2010 PRESIDENT’S HONOR ROLL
St. Joseph, Mo. —Feb. 26, 2011— Missouri Western State University announced the names of 341 students selected to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall semester 2010. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 4.0 qualify for the honor.

Easton, Mo.


EBHS Academic Teams blasts past Lathrop in 1st meet
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Lions Club Annual Pancake & Sausage Dinner
The Gower Lions Club sponsors two scholarships for local students, the Senior Holiday Dinner, local athletes that participates in the State Lion’s Football and Basketball games, besides being a part of the National Lions Club Sight Conservation and Work with the Blind, Diabetes Awareness, Hearing Conservation and Work with the Deaf, Enviornmental Services, Youth Exchange and Youth Outreach.


EBHS Art Students exhibit at Albrecht Kemper Art Museum & Alliance for Young Artists & Writers
Congratulations to East Buchanan seniors Holly Grier, Hannah Stumpner, and Autumn Barnett for receiving honorable mention awards from the regional level of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Artwork for these students were submitted for the contest in the midwest region, and competed against students from Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky.


Lady Dawgs final appearance on Home Court - 2011 season
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Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
East Buch 81 Gallatin 36
@ Gallatin, Mo. 2/22/11

East Buch 18 29 28 6 - 81
Gallatin 9 9 10 8 - 36

East Buchanan


Dawgs cruise past Bishop LeBlond in 1st Round 76-46
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

East Buch 44 Gallatin 12
@Gallatin, Mo. 2/22/11
East Buch 10 10 11 13 - 44
Gallatin 0 4 4 4 - 12


Lady Dawgs takes 1st Round of District vs. Mid Buch 71-61
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EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the following FBLA Members for their accomplishments in Thursday, Feb. 24th at Districts: Tori Cantrell, 1st Place Business Procedures, 4th Place Personal Finance, & 5th Place Business Communications; Melissa Stallbaumer, 2nd Place Hospitality Management,


FFA National Week Activities
The FFA officers participated in Fooad for America on Wednesday as a part of National FFA Week. Using pizza, the officers educated the elementary students about where their food comes from. Wednesday was also official dress day.
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter hosted its annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, February 24.


Sen. Brad Lager Visits with State FFA Officers from Northwest MO
Jefferson City – 12th District State Sen. Brad Lager visited with the Missouri State FFA officers during legislative session this week in recognition of National FFA Week. State FFA President Jon Black of Chillicothe and State Vice President Colton Lee of East Buchanan traveled to the Capitol and visited with Sen. Lager to discuss issues facing the agriculture industry and their experience as leaders of the Missouri State FFA.

“Agriculture is the most important industry in our state and I am proud that young people like Jon and Colton are making a commitment to continuing their agriculture education and joining Missouri’s most important industry,” said Sen. Lager.


Allens celebrate 60th Anniversary
Weldon and Lee Allen will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2011. They were married on March 10, 1951 in Southard, Oklahoma.
Both Weldon and Lee retired from the education profession in southwestern Kansas in 1991, moving to Oklahoma to care for family. They moved to Gower, Missouri in 1997.


WESTERN ANNOUNCES FALL 2010 DEAN’S LIST
t. Joseph, Mo.—Feb. 26, 2010—Missouri Western State University announced students selected to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall semester 2011. Students who have carried 12 hours or more for graded credit and have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better qualify for the honor.
Agency, Mo.


EBMS Academic Team – KCI Champs
The East Buchanan Middle School academic team recently wrapped up its 2010-2011 season with a flawless 6-0 record earning the title of KCI Conference Champions. The team swept through the KCI Conference with a 5-4 win over Plattsburg, a 4-2 victory over Mid-Buchanan, an 8-1 triumph over Lathrop, a 7-2 win over Lawson and 6-3 victories over West Platte and North Platte.

“I thought all of the KCI schools were very competitive this season,” said EBMS coach Jeff Harlin.


Northwest Missouri’s last surviving World War I veteran passes at 110
Frank Woodruff Buckles, formerly of Bethany, MO, who was the last surviving WWI veteran.


Mic O Say Dancers to Perform at Agency Artifact Show
The Boy Scout Mic O Say Indian Dancers will perform this Saturday at 1 PM at the Indian Artifact Show. This is the 11th year for the artifact show at the Agency Community Center, Agency, MO.
The show runs from 10 AM to 4 PM and usually attracts several hundred visitors. Admission to the artifact show is free as well as admittance to the Agency Ford Museum on the 2nd floor of the building.


EBHS NHS sponsoring paper recycling bins
The EBHS NHS students and sponsor, Beck Schilling, announces a fundraising opportunity for High School general funds.
Mrs. Shilling, NHS sponsor, has been working for approximately two years with Abitibi recycling to have paper recycling bins place in the community. The bins are now located in the old high school parking lot. The bins are for both the School and community use.


Pups & Paws Pre-School Registration
Registration will be held March 7, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the EB Elementary lunch room.
Children must be 3 or 4 by August 1st of this year, and must be completely potty trained.
For those who are unable to attend March 7th, forms may be attained at the Elementary office from March 8th through the 11th by 3 p.m.
Students currently enrolled in Pre-school, need not register on March 7th.


Dawgs Basketball Stats






Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
East Buch 71 Plattsburg 23
@ Plattsburg, Mo. 2/15/11
East Buch 22 23 20 6 - 71
Plattsburg 5 7 7 4 - 23
East Buchanan


Lady Dawg Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

Plattsburg 53 East Buch 41
@ Plattsburg, Mo. 2/15/11
East Buch 7 20 2 12 - 41
Pburg 8 14 17 14 - 53
East Buch (9-12, 1-5 KCI)


Dawgs victorious in Battle of the Bulldogs 76-56
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Ladies lose battle of the Bulldogs by 10 points
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EB Senior Spotlight
Parents: Brad & Shawna Connell
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Freshman year Spanish Class
Favorite extra curricular: Student Council
Favorite Sport: Softball


Bulldog Award winners for Feb. 11 & 18
February Bulldog Character Traiits: GOOD MANNERS are polite ways of behaving or acting by showing consideration for others. There are many ways to be considerate. You can hold the door open for people, help carry their belongings when their arms are full, or help them pick up things that they have dropped. Polite words such as please, thank you, I’m sorry, and excuse me, make the world a happier place. Make a habit of using good manners – they will serve you well for the rest of your life. Treat everyone you meet with consideration.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
Gower American Legion and Auxiliary met February 15, 2011 with Mary Lou Snyder as hostess serving ham and biscuits. With other members bringing the remainders.
Jeanette Griggs, President, opened the meeting with Mary Lou as chaplain have the opening prayer.


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to 3 of our art students for receiving an Honorable Mention for Scholastic Art and Writing awards! This is a contest that has been in existence for 87 years, and those who win at the national level can win scholarships in the amount of $10,000.

CONGRATULATIONS to Holly Grier on her sculpture entitled “Memory Box”, Autumn Barnett for her pink and black duct tape dress, and former student, Hannah Stumpner for her latch hook pants. You represented East Buchanan WELL!!!


National FFA Week continues for EBHS FFA Chapter
By Kacie Smith
FFA week is a time of year looked forward to every year by the FFA students. It is a time that we can celebrate being a part of FFA. This year FFA week is February 20th through the 25th.

Sunday we attended Frazier Baptist Church and had a good turn out this year.


FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day at EBHS
On Monday, February 21, 2011 EBHS FFA members were encourage to drive their tractors to school. Above a sampling of tractors that made it to school, parked in the Ag parking lot.. Gathered are: Jace Ziet, Fletcher Smith, Kadi Baker, Sierra Gallagher, Corey Rapp, Aaron Ostrander, Collin Mier. Picture submitted by Kacie Smith, photographer Mariah Urban.


EBHS FFA Chapter’s National FFA Week activities
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EBHS 2011 Sweetheart Queen & Escort Megan Allen & Jake Wallingford
The Queen Megan Allen and 1st Princess & 2nd Princess were crowned during the FCCLA Sweetheart Dance Saturday, February 19th.

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EBHS Senior Night - Farewell Senior & Good Luck, You will be missed!
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Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
East Buch 63, Plattsburg 30
@ Gower, Mo. 2/8/11
Plattsburg
McFarland 6, Ward 1, Healy 8, Hogle 8, Lanham 4, Dickerson 3. Totals: 10 4-11 30. 3-point field goals: 2, (Healy). Fouled out: none.
East Buchanan (13-6)
Bower 17pts., 9/10 FT, 8 RB, 2 steals, 1 asst., 1 blk.
O’Brien 13pts., 3 treys, 2/2 FT, 3 RB, 1 steal, 1 asst.
Burton 9pts., 4 RB, 1 steal, 3 asst., 1 blk.
Norton 3pts., 1 trey, 2 RB, 1 asst.


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

Plattsburg - 44 E. Buch- 47
@ Gower 2/8/11
Plattsburg (10-9, 3-0 KCI)
Jackie Graham 10, DJ Ward 10, Vanderheidan 5, Hall 7, McDowell 1, G. Hannah 2, T. Hannah 9. Totals: 14 15-26 44. 3-point field goals: 1, (T. Hannah). Fouled out: Hall.
East Buch (9-10, 2-2 KCI)
O’Donnell 15pts., 7 RB, 3 asst., 3/7 FT, 3 treys
Dewey 13pts., 5 RB, 3 asst., 5/6 FT,


Dawgs Basketball photos
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EB Dawgs take 1 of 2 Varsity games for Senior Night vs LHS Mules
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East Buchanan 38th Annual Science Fair
Winners of the 1st place Elementary Exhibit - Ketchup Clean Up, Grayson Noll and Molly Perkins were not present during the presentation, at the half time of the Boys Basketball game last Friday night, February 11th. 1st place exhibits were published this week.

The 38th Annual East Buchanan C-1 Science Fair on February 11th, drew 53 exhibits from the high school, and 30 exhibits from the Elementary. Ranging from “Piglets” to “How Does Music Affect the Brain” to “Hair Dye Effects” from the Senior Division and “Bottle Balloon”,”Volcanic Eruption” to “Fizz Fizz, Fizzle”


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Lowe who won 5th place in Original Poetry at the Savannah Tournament! Congrats Lisa in winning your trophy!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for being accepted to the KCI Conference Band:
Ashley Rhoads, Christine McCoy, Lauren Beattie, Danielle Pike, Kacie Smith, Chris Buchanan, Mandy Smith, Maddie Rhoads, Ben Clark, Garrett Minson, Dylan Shepard, Jake Freidel, Alex Royal, and Tyler Herman! GREAT JOB TO ALL!!!


Pee Wee Final Three
The Final Three Teams of the Pee Wee Basketball League that played this winter at the Gower Christian Church’s new Antioch Fellowhip Center. Bro. Bob finally got his problematic computer to send over these remaining team pictures. Truely Future EB Dawgs!


Chat 'N Nibble Club
Judy Hessenflow-Jones was hostess for the January meeting of the Chat ‘N Nibble Club at her home on January 27. Nine members were present for roll call of a “snow memory”. Answers varied from sledding as a youngster to getting stranded as an adult. Several remembered the blizzard of 1961 just before Christmas when they were trying to get home for the holidays. Oddly enough no one mentioned the snow storm on Christmas Eve 2009.
Judy served a delicious chocolate cake and lots of nibbles to Madeline Adam, Beverly Bower, Irma Dean Rowland, Wilma Schneider, Jane Schuster, Linda Stevens, Patty West and Joyce Wilkerson.
Linda Frazier was elected president for 2011 and dues were collected.
Jane will be the February hostess.


Gower Convalescent Center’s Annual Valentine Dance with EBHS National Honor Society senior students
Residents enjoyed the companionship of the students, and their entertainment of dancing, and visiting. Simply taking the time to say “hello” and “how are you today” means a great deal to the senior citizens of the center.
There were smiles all around, from both sets of seniors!


Council appoints new Alderman, NarrowBand ruling costly
by Norma Ward
Shortly after opening the February 14th meeting of the Gower Board of Aldermen, Mayor Barnhill announced the recommendation of Steve Veraguth to fill the empty seat left by Monte Yager, who resigned last month for personal reasons. With unanimous approval of the board, Steve Veraguth was sworn in by City Clerk Gwen Ballou.

Under Old Business, Carroll Fisher reported on applications taken for the current part-time job opening of Zoning Administrator/Maintenance personnel.


EBHS National FFA Week
February 21 through February 25 is National FFA Week. FFA Chapter all over the country will celebrate all week by holding special events and giving each day a designated theme. Member will be awarded points each day they participate. The East Buchanan FFA Chapter FFA Week days are as followed:
Monday: Tractor/Boot Day and the Businessmen’s Dinner at the Gower Christian Church
Tuesday: Brand Day
Wednesday: Official Dress Day and Food for America
Thursday: Dress Like Your Advisor Day, Teacher Appreciation Lunch, and the chapter will go to the movies
Friday: FFA T-Shirt Day and the American Royal Farm Show


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
East Buch 61, W. Platte 36
@ Gower, Mo. 2/4/11
W. Platte 7 9 13 7 - 36
E. Buch 17 16 24 4 - 61
West Platte
Wilson 6, Faris 4, Searcy 2, Moose 3, Guthrie 2, Shipman 2, Ad. Roe 5, Al. Roe 2, Nathan Coulson 10. Totals: 15 6-8 36. 3-point field goals: none. Fouled out: none.


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

East Buch 48, W. Platte 17
@ Gower, Mo. 2/4/11
W. Platte 2 5 4 6 - 17
E Buch 15 15 12 6 - 48
West Platte (2-15, 0-5 KCI)
Rhoades 2, Forceman 2, T. Comer 4, Faris 3, Bilek 3, Miller 2. Totals: 7 3-8 17. 3-point field goals: 0. Fouled out: none.
E. Buch (8-10, 2-2 KCI)


Lady Dawgs basketball photos
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The Dawgs following the Yellow Brick Road to a VICTORIOUS Courtwarming
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EBMS MathCounts qualifies for State Competition
MathCounts is a national math competition for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, sponsored by such notables as Raytheon Company, Texas Instruments, and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
East Buchanan took a team of eighth graders, consisting of Morgan Fisher, Grant Minson, Carson Myers, and Mitchell Smith.
Also competing as individuals were 7th graders Zac Johnson, Drew McPike, Zoe Rhoads, and Sarah Walley.


65th Anniversary Celebration
Willard and Irma Dean (Gartin) Rowland of Gower will observe their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, February 10, 2011.
They were married February 10, 1946 in the Gower Baptist Church, the Dr. Laurence Cleland officiating.
There are two children, Ken (Susan) Rowland and Beth (Jerry) Selk; six grandchildren, Brad, David, Jennifer, Rachel, Adam, and Mark.
Willard retired in 1987 after 41 years at Mead Corp. Irma Dean retired in 1985 from the Farmers Bank of Gower, Missouri.


The Gower Pee Wee Basketball League - Future EB Dawgs!
The Gower Christian Church’s Antioch Fellowship Center has played host to the Pee-Wee Basketball League for the month of January in 2011.
The inaugural year for the Pee-Wee League was a major success with all involved having a great time and all players showing tremendous improvement.
The league consisted of over 50 players--4 teams in the preschool-kindergarten division and 4 teams in the first-second grade division.


Sledding!
On Thursday, February 3rd, snow remains on EB Ag parking lots, school closed for four days during Feb. 1st Blizzard


Queen Kelsey - EBHS Courtwarming Queen
Senior Kelsey Bower, daughter of Jody & Debbie Bower was crowned EBHS 2011 Courtwarming Queen February 4, 2011 in a satin “Bulldog Blue” gown.
It was a Wizard of OZ - "Bringing Down the House" Courtwarming With Ruby Red Shoes (Coach "Dorothy" Elms) leading the Ladies down the Yellow Brick Road to VICTORY
The Mighty Dawgs followed suit!
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of the event!


Welcome Home Cpl. Katie Martin
Missouri National Guard unit welcomed home from Afghanistan
By Master Sgt. Mary L. Williams ngmo.pao@us.army.mil

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard welcomed home the 135th Military History Detachment Friday at a ceremony at Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.

The four Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard 135th Military History Detachment, commanded by Maj. Donald Loethen, were stationed at Bagram Airfield in the Parwan province of Afghanistan. There, they embedded with units to analyze activities, collect data, and preserve historical information and accomplishments.


Dawgs Basketball Stats






Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball

E. Buch 73, Mound City 42
@ Gower, Mo. 1/25/11

Mound City 10 18 9 5 - 42
East Buch 29 19 18 7 - 73


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

E. Buch 55, Mound City 41
@ Gower, Mo. 1/25/11

Mound City 14 8 13 6 - 41


Jr. Dance Camp Participates
Preschool: Kelsey Herpel, Laci Wharton, Ella Brown, Maely McCoy, Addisyn Musser, Abigail Archdekin, Ashlyn Williams,

Kindergarten Smith - Myles Kline, Taran Sherwood, Julina Williams,


First three Snow Make-up Days already scheduled
As of January 25th...we have 3 days to make-up.
Those three days are as follows...May 18, 19, and 20. The next day would be April 21. Thank you, Mr. Mensching

Since this announcement, East Buchanan C-1 School District has cancelled two more days of school, January 31 & February 1st. Word was received Tuesday, Feb. 1, that EB would be closed Wednesday, Feb. 2nd.


EBHS NHS Students to participate in Gower Convalescent Valentine’s Dance February 11th
The following Senior NHS Members will be participating in the Valentine’s Dance at the Convalescent Center on Friday, Feb. 11 from 2:00 to 2:45: Megan Allen, April Clements, Hannah Adkins, Leslie Grier, Chelsea Andrews, Allie Hansbrough, Christina Wade, Jordyn Connell, Dakota Miller, Hannah O’Donnell, Tori Cantrell, Kelsey Bower, Caleb Mitchell, James O’Brien, Jacob Phipps, Zac Hawkins, Michael Burton, Drew Parks, Ryan Johnson, Autumn Barnett, & Christina Farr!


EBHS 2010-2011 Class Officers
Class Officers are:
SENIORS– Zac Hawkins, Michael Burton, Samantha Deets, and James O’Brien,
JUNIORS– Jared Roth, Aaron Ostrander, Aaron Brown, and Jake Wallingford,
SOPHOMORES– Hayley Myers, Sidney Plackemeier, Maddie Rhoads, and Jace Zeit,
FRESHMAN– Morgan Walkup, Emily Land, Seth Carleton, and Mackenzie McClelland!


EB Senior Spotlight - Alisha V. Griffin
Parents: Michael Collins, Christena Griffin
Town: Easton
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 10 years
If transfer, from where: Christian Ott Elementary
Favorite class: Computer Aided Draft and Design


EB Senior Spotlight - Tori Cantrell
Parents: Keith & Brenda Cantrell
Town: Easton
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Spanish
Favorite extra curricular:Academic Team
Favorite Sport: Volleyball


Northwest announces fall 2010 trimester honor rolls
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville announces the names of students who were named to the Academic or President’s Honor Roll at the end of the 2010 fall trimester.
To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President’s Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.
Listed by hometown, Northwest’s fall 2010 trimester honor roll from Missouri include:


Lady Dawgs heating up the court!
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EB Dawgs & Mound City Panther Action
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

Savannah 54, East Buch 24
@ Savannah, Mo. 1/18/11

East Buchanan 10 10 2 2 - 24
Savannah 22 12 14 6 - 54


Dawgs Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball

Mid-Buch 52, East Buch 39
@ Faucett, Mo. 1/21/11

East Buch 10 9 11 9 - 39
Mid-Buch 15 6 13 18 - 52


Gower Snow Drifts
The tri-fecta of snow storms left another 12’-14” - closed school another 2 days this past week!


EB Senior Spotlight
Name: Allie Hansbrough
Parents: John & Julie Hansbrough
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13


EBES 2nd Quarter Blue & Gold Honor Roll
Blue is a combination of A’s & B’s - Gold is all A’s.

Click thumbnail and scroll to view students on each honor roll.


EAST BUCHANAN MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS

2ND QUARTER GOLD HONOR ROLL
The following students qualified for the second quarter Gold Honor Roll. All students had to receive grades of A- or higher.
8th Grade: Ely Auxier, Morgan Fisher, Jacqueline Heath, McKenna Holdsworth, Colton Kenagy, Grant Minson, Gabrielle Moravec, Carson Myers, Malynda O’Day, Chase Rowland, Mitchell Smith and Carrie Wallingford.
7th Grade: Alisha Hassler, Zac Johnson, Emily McCrary, Drew Pike, Bubba Miller, Sarah Walley, and Kaitlyn Wolfe.


Park University Announces Fall 2010 Dean’s List Students
Parkville, Mo.—Jan. 24, 2011 — Park University is pleased to announce those students named to the Fall 2010 Dean’s List.
To qualify for the list, students must be degree-seeking; have completed 12 or more graded hours at Park University, either in one 16-week term or in two consecutive accelerated terms (Fall I/Fall II); earned a semester grade point average of 3.600 or better; and received no incomplete grade(s) for the semester or terms.

Gower, Mo.


Three empty seats on Board, filled No Board Election this April
Board Summary – January 17, 2011 - Paul Mensching, Super.
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011. All Board members were present along with a handful of guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President at 7:32 p.m.

Following the approval of the agenda, correspondence with the Board was read.


EBHS 2011 Courtwarming Candidates
EBHS 2011 Courtwarming Candidates (L to R): King Candidates - Front Row: Michael Burton, Caleb Mitchell, Linny Wilkinson, James O’Brien, Dakota Miller. Queen Candidates (L to R) Back Row: Chelsea Andrews, Genifer Burns, Tori Cantrell, Hannah Adkins, Kelsey Bower. Cornation of the Courtwarming King & Queen will be held at the half time break of the Boys Varsity game vs. West Platte Bluejays on February 4, 2011. Games start at 5:00 p.m. with the Junior Varsity Boys match up with the Jays, the Girls Varsity game follows. At the conculsion of the Girls game, the Dawgs will take the court, all hoping to “Bring the House Down on the Jays”.


Community Pep Rally, Feb. 2, 2011
EBHS Booster Club announces a Community Pep Rally scheduled for February 2, 2011 at 7 p.m. in the High School Gym.
Schneider the Bulldog mascot will be attending, with introduction of all Boys/Girls basketball players.
EBHS Courtwarming Candidates for King & Queen will be introduced also: Queen Candidates–


EBHS Post Prom Fundraiser
Post Prom will be having a Schwan’s Truckload Sale this Saturday in the old High School parking lot from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Money raised will go toward providing a safe & fun filled event for the East Buchanan 2011 Prom attendees, immediately following prom .
Prizes, food & entertainment in a safe environment!


Dawgs Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball

East Buch 64 Orrick 44
@ Lathrop BBC 1/12/11
East Buchanan
Mitchell 17 pts., 1 RB, 1 steal, 3 assists, 3 treys 2/3 FT
Bower 13 pts., 7 RB, 5 steals, 4 assists, 1/1 FT
Burton 11 pts., 7 RB, 1 steal, 3 assists, 1/2 FT


3-peat winners of the Lathrop BBC - EB Dawgs vs. Polo Championship game 68-43
The Dawgs dominated their opponents during the Tournament this past weekend, coming out strong and staying strong.
Friday night’s game is at Mid Buch, and the Dawgs are ready to play a little more
BASKETBALL!!!

Click thumbnail and scroll to view game photos from the tournament. There are separate albums for each game, so be sure to check them all out!


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

East Buch 48 Maysville 51
@ Lathrop BBC 1/12/11

E. Buch 9 13 10 16 - 48
Maysville 8 21 7 12 - 51


Ladies take 1 out of 3 games at Lathrop BBC
Click thumbnail and scroll to view game photos. There are separate albums for each game, so be sure to check them all out!


Courtwarming Candidates Announced
Congratulations to the 2011 Courtwarming Candidates:

Queen Candidates– Hannah Adkins, Chelsea Andrews, Kelsey Bower, Tori Cantrell, and Genifer Burns,

King Candidates– Michael Burton, Dakota Miller, Caleb Mitchell, James O’Brien, and Linny Wilkinson!

Courtwarming will be Friday, Febuary 4th!
The theme for Courtwarming is: Wizard of OZ “Bringing Down the House on the Bluejays”!


EB Senior Spotlight
Name: Megan Allen
Parents: Mike & Colleen AllenTown: Easton
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: Yearboook
Favorite extra curricular: Dance Team
Most embarrassing moment in high school: Falling sophomore year at the Homecoming Bonfire
Best part about being a senior: Being looked up to and asked for advice.


EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
2ND QUARTER
HONOR ROLL
The following students qualify for the second semester honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors-


Filings for April 2011 closed Tuesday January 18th

This list was last updated January 18, 2011. Filing Deadline is Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

Gower City Council


O’Donnell hits career 1000th pts. at Lathrop Bill Burns Classic Tournament
Senior Hannah O’Donnell hit her 1000th pt. in the final game of the Bill Burns Classic Basketball Tournament this past Saturday, January 15, 2011. Joining the ranks of female EB athletes: Kalah Humphrey (1997), Becky Wheeler (1669), Leigh Mead (1574), RaChelle Gaylord (1225), Tabatha Phipps (1185), Beth Wheeler (1079), Leslie Lober (1062), Ronda Grier (976), Janelle Johnson (934) and LaCole Wilkinson (825). By the end of the season Hannah should be ranked 5th or 6th. She made her 1000th pt. on her second trey of the game, early in the 2nd quarter vs. N. Platte (16-19), tying on her 3rd trey (19-19). The season is far from being over, with plenty of opportunities for Hannah to go down in EB basketball history.


Council approves amending Water Rates, Audit Report and Open Seat announced
Mayor Barnhill called the January 17, 2011 meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with Aldermen Kellam, Krueger, Yager and Brendle present.

Kevin Hudson, presented the Audit Report, stating that he has given the City his highest quality opinion in regards of operation, “It was a good operating year, and you guys do an excellent job.” A “solid” gain of $80,000 in the general revenue fund, special revenue funds: Street Funds - negative $3,000; Park Fund - gain of $1,679; Sewer/Water Funds - Water, net $75,332 gain, Sewer - $69,649 deficit with a loss of $13,000 to $14,000. Commending the Council for raising sewer rates to offset deficit. Hudson assured the council that all reports were in compliance with State and Federal laws. Hudson then commended Clerk Ballou with a difficult job “very, very well done.”


Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball
Lawson 51, East Buch 38
@ Lawson, Mo. 1/7/11
East Buch 7 14 12 5 - 38
Lawson 15 7 13 16 - 51
East Buchanan (4-6, 0-2 KCI) Hannah O’Donnell 14pts


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball
Lawson 51, East Buch 38
@ Lawson, Mo. 1/7/11
East Buch 7 14 12 5 - 38
Lawson 15 7 13 16 - 51
East Buchanan (4-6, 0-2 KCI) Hannah O’Donnell 14pts


Missouri University 2010 Fall Deans List
Easton

* Alexander Scott Bridges, Junior, Arts & Science


Missouri State announces Fall 2010 dean’s list
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the dean’s list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the fall semester and at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.00 scale).


Academic All State Football Players
In Class 1, East Buchanan had four honorees – Junior Cory Bower, Senior Zac Hawkins, Senior Drew Parks and Senior Caleb Mitchell.


Girls High School Basketball Stats Leaders - St. Joseph News-Press
POINTS
1.Sierra Michaelis Mercer 31.3
2.Lindsay Vollmer Hamilton 21.9
3.Megan Rosenbohm Nodaway-Holt 21.0
4.Tara Collins Newtown-Harris 20.0
5.Emilee Buckler North Platte 19.7
6.Janelle Saling Lathrop 17.7
7.Jackie Ziesel LeBlond 16.1
8.Blair Schmitz Northeast Nodaway 16.0


Boys High School Basketball Stats Leaders - St. Joseph News-Press
POINTS
1.Dillon Deck Smithville 23.4
2.Kevin Luke Stanberry 20.7
3.Colton Hartley Mercer 20.7
4.Dalton Mills Polo 19.0
5.Blane Wilson Elwood 18.6
6.Caleb Wyatt Princeton 18.1
7.Forrest Hicks Christian 18.0
8.Cody Edwards, Jr. North Andrew 17.6
9.Jaylund Powell Hamilton 17.0
10.Bryson Wilson Elwood 16.4
11.Todd Hardling Worth County 16.2


EB Senior Spotlight Michael Burton
Name: Michael Burton Nickname: Mike
Parents: Joan & Mark
Town: Easton
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: P.E.
Favorite extra curricular: Basketball


EB Senior Spotlight Garrett Everett
Name: Garrett Everett Nickname: Slim
Parents: Gary & Cathy Everett Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 13
Favorite class: PE
Favorite extra curricular: Football


Freidel earns Eagle Scout Rank
Jacob Austin Freidel received his Eagle on June 19, 2010. With his busy schedule he was not presented with his Eagle award until December 14, 2010. Jacob is a Junior at East Buchanan High school. He is involved in band, chamber choir, concert choir, and was involved in several plays at the school.


First snowstorm in Gower
First snowstorm dumped 6” to 8” of snow closing schools, postponing meetings, etc.


Gower City Council Meeting January 17, 2011 7:00 p.m. Agenda
I. Call to Order

II. Aproval of Minutes

III. Visitors
Maurice Tommey - Dog Ordinance
Bright Disposal - Gordon Ide


Gower City Council meeting rescheduled due to inclement weather
The first big snowstorm of 2011 began Sunday (1/9/11) evening with a light dusting of snow, but continued until Tuesday (1/11/11) with a final accumlation of 6” to 8” of snow, causing the cancellation of school districts in the Clinton County area, for Monday and Tuesday of this week. Along with those closings, Gower City Council and the Bill Burn’s Classic Basketball was rescheduled; Gower City Council will meet on Monday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.
The Bill Burn’s Tournament has been rescheduled, with bracket play beginning on Wednesday, January 12th. Below is the agenda of the council meeting & the revised Tournament Brackets.


EBHS Kudos
Congrats to Cory Bower for making 1st Team St. Joseph News Press Football
All Purpose Player,
Caleb Mitchell 2nd Team
St. Joseph News Press
Wide Receiver
and
Zac Hawkins 3rd Team
St. Joseph News Press
Linebacker!


Dawgs Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball

Lin. Prep 56, East Buch 38
@ Grace Gymn 12/28/10
2nd Rd. Holiday
Tournament

Lin. Prep 17 8 13 14 - 56
East Buch 10 11 5 12 - 38




Dawgs take 2 out of 3 games at Holiday Tournament for 3rd Place win over Fall City 57-40
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats




Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball
LeBlond 60, East Buch 29
@ Grace Gymn 12/28/10
2nd Rd Holiday
Tournament
E. Buchanan 4 12 5 8 - 29
LeBlond 18 16 10 16 - 58


Ladies unable to take Fall City in 3rd Place game 43-47
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EB Senior Spotlight Holly Grier
Parents: Darby & Arthur Grier Town: Stewartsville
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 12
Favorite class: American Government or Art
Favorite extra curricular: All School Play
Most memorable moment in high school: When I became mascot my freshman year.


EB Senior Spotlight Hannah O'Donnell
Parents: Danny and SandeeTown: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: K-12
Favorite class: Cadet for Buhman
Favorite extra curricular: Student Council
Favorite Sport: basketball
Most memorable moment in high school: Watching the football boys beat West Platte for Sectional Champs


EB Senior Spotlight Bridget Marie Hassler
Parents: Casey Hassler & Betsy Flint
Town: Gower
# Yrs. attended East Buchanan: 12
Favorite class: American History 101
Favorite extra curricular: FFA


Headline News 2010
Jan. 14, 2010 - VanDyke Preliminary Hearing Scheduled - Clinton County Planning & Zoning Administrator’s motion for bond reduction request.

•City continues to deal with SNOW, approves bi-monthly Court Sessions

Jan. 21, 2010 _ De’ja vu without the quad overtime Lathrop Bill Burns Classic Tournament Champs
The 2010 EBHS Bulldogs


Local Filings for Gower
Candidate filings for April 2011 election as of January 6th, 2011- Filings close on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Gower City Council
Mariah Klein - Mayor


Missouri 2010 Sports Writers All State Receiver - 1st Team Caleb Mitchell
Missouri 2010 Sports Writers All State Receiver - 1st Team Caleb Mitchell


Dawgs Basketball Stats
Dawgs Basketball

E. Buch 48, LeBlond 44 OT
@ Bishop Holiday Tourn. 12/27/10
1st Round


Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats
Lady Dawgs
Basketball

E. Buch 48 Tarkio 39
@ LeBlond Holiday Tourn.
12/27/10 1st Round
Tarkio Half time 27 5 7 - 39
East Buchanan 39 6 3 - 48


Dawgs take victory over the Eagles in OT, 48-44 in 1st Round of Holiday Tournament
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of Dawgs basketball game.


Ladies & the Dawgs take 1st Round of Bishop LeBlond Holiday Tournament
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EBES Gingerbread House Night
Mothers and Fathers attended the Gingerbread House Night with their 1st graders earlier this month, the results were wonderful and creative. All the smiling faces prove the event was a big success.

Pauli, my daughter and publisher of the Rural Reporter, decided to start a new family tradition this year on Christmas Eve, a Gingerbread House Contest between family members (normally she’s still wrapping presents until the wee hours of Christmas morning).


East Buchanan 1st Grade Letters to Santa
Mrs. LaFave 1st Grade Class

Dear Santa,
I would love to meet Mrs. Clause. I am going to leave you cookies and milk. I wish you would bring me a vanity, a pillow pet, a car, a doll house and clothes. I would also love for your to write me a note and hang it on my door.
Kayleigh

Dear Santa,
How are you DSanta? How is Mrs. Claus and Rudolph? Is his nose red? How are your elves Santa? I’ve been good. I know that I’ve been a little bad.


EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to the following students for being accepted into the NWMSU 4-State Honor Band: Ashley Rhoads, Christine McCoy, Ben Clark and Alex Ray. Congrats on this grat honor!


Dawgs Basketball




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball

Hamilton 74, East Buch 38
@ Gower, Mo. 12/14/10
Hamilton 21 21 19 13 - 74
East Buchanan 7 8 13 10 - 38

Hamilton (6-0)


Lady Dawgs Basketball





Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

Hamilton 66, East Buch 27
@ Gower, Mo. 12/14/10

Hamilton 17 27 16 6 - 66


Chat 'N Nibble Club
The Chat ‘N Nibble Club celebrated Christmas with a luncheon at the home of Linda Stevens on Thursday, December 9.
A beautifully decorated table was the perfect setting for the delicious lunch Linda provided. Enjoying the day were Madeline Adam, Beverly Bowers, Luray House, Judy Jones, Irma Dean Rowland, Wilma Schneider, Jane Schuster, Patty West and the hostess.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of December 16
December Charactder Education Theme - Courtesy - Polite and courteous behavior toward others in words and action. Politeness


The Rural Reporter’s Clinton CO. Wars Ron Musser Travelling Trophy
The East Buchanan Bulldogs Football Team was presented with the Rural Reporter’s Ron Musser Travelling Trophy during their fall sports banquet, December 1, 2010, by editor Norma Ward.

Dominating the Clinton Counties’ gridiron this fall with wins over the Lathrop Mules at Lathrop, September 17, 56-8, and the Plattsburg Tigers at home on September 24, 41-3, brought back home the trophy to be displayed in the high school trophy case for the second year in a row.


More cuts expected in school funding by State, positive reports of Sportsmanship of coaches & players
December 20, 2010
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, December 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Six members were present, along with several guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president.

Under Communication/Reports/ Recognition Mrs. Roth read a thank you from Rev. Robert Elliot in memory of his sister Norma Jean Bell.


Local Churches distribute Holiday Hams from Hy-Klas
Chris Skinner, Hy-Klas Meat Dept. Manager, Britain Gilgour, Hy-Klas Store Manager, presented Rev. Travis Darnell of Cornerstone Church of God, and Pastor Eric Martin of First Baptist Church of Gower, ten Christmas Hams with all the trimmings for ten families in the Gower area whose Christmas was made much brighter by the thoughtfulness of the local store. “God has truly blessed our community this year, with many people to take up the needs of the families who are struggling in our community. And Hy-Klas has been in the forefront of providing for those needs with food baskets. The Community is thankful.” Pastor Eric Martin. More than 23 families received Christmas presents and food boxes this year, through the organized efforts of the community churches. Rev. Bob Elliott of the Gower Christian Church was not present due to pastoral duties.


Dawgs Basketball stats




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
KCI Conference Tournament
Dawgs
KCI Tournament
Championship Game

Mid-Buch 57 East Buch 52
@ Plattsburg, Mo. 12/10/10


Dawgs take 2nd in KCI Tournament, winning 2 of their first 3 games of the season, EB 52 - Mid Buch 57
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Lady Dawgs Basketball Stats





Lady Dawgs
2010-11 Basketball

N.Platte 52 E. Buch 44
@ Plattsburg 12/4/10
1st Round KCI Tournament
EB Leaders


Ladies come out strong with 2 wins in 3 games - Taking KCI Consolation Plaque with 52-33 win over Mid Buch
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FFA Officer Q & A
Name: Jacob Phipps
Grade: Senior
Parents: Andrew & Stephanie Phipps
Office: President


Gower Scouts honored at Award Ceremony
The Gower Scouts held their Honor Court this past Wednesday, December 8th at the Gower American Legion Hall.

Forty-two badges were awarded to six scouts, those included:


Bulldog Award winners for the week of December 3
December Charactder Education Theme - Courtesy - Polite and courteous behavior toward others in words and action. Politeness


Bulldog Award winners for the week of November 18th
November, we are focusing on the theme of:
COOPERATION.
Cooperation means getting along with each other and working together to accomplish a common goal. When people cooperate, they can accomplish things they could never do all by themselves. In P.E. when you spread out and wave a parachute, it takes a group of people to hold different sections of the fabric. Have you ever tried to throw and catch your own football pass? What about pitching and hitting a baseball all by yourself? By working together, you can accomplish many things. Make it a magnificent day!—Mr. P.


Letters to the Editor
Correction to Gower American Legion & Auxiliary Christmas Party
Dear Editor,
I’m sorry I wrote the wrong date for Gower American Legion & Auxiliary Christmas Party - should be December 18th, 2010 at San Jose, St. Joseph. (Everyone should be aware of the date and that it’s on a Saturday instead of Monday, but thought I’d better try and make it right.)
Sure enjoyed the pictures of the Polar Bears and article. Will send that portion to my grandchildren.


Learning Tree Daycare & Gower Fire Protection District Christmas Parties
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Gower Fire Protection District newest Truck
Arriving just in time for Christmas, the Gower Fire Protection District Board of Directors; Veron Ottinger, Mike Roady and Randy Barton, through thrifty spending, and stock piling money for several years, made the purchase of the FL80 1996 Freightliner possible.

Delivered December 9, 2010 from the Brindlee Mountain, Alabama Fire Appr., the 1250 GPM pump with a 1,000 gallon capiticy, Top Mount five man cab will be an added plus to the department.


Council approves new Alderman - John Brendle
The December 13th meeting of the Board of Aldermen of Gower took only 21 minutes to complete all business of the city.

Mayor Barnhill recommended John Brendle to fill the empty seat on the board, left by Jeff Kellam when he moved outside of the city.


EB Basketball Stats




Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball
KCI Conference Tournament

Lady Dawgs

N Platte 52, East Buch 44
@ Plattsburg, Mo. 12/4/10


Lady Dawgs vs. W. Platte
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Lady Dawgs vs. N. Platte
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Dawgs advance to Championship Round in KCI Conference Tournament - Wins over N. & W. Platte
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Year-end Stats
Individual Year-end Football Stats
Rushing
Bower - 203 carries, 1003 yds, 15 TD, 96 pts.
O’Brien - 102 carries, 515 yds., 8 TD, 72 pts.
Mitchell - 57 carries, 336 yds., 5 TD, 2 PAT, 136 pts.
Kilgore - 46 carries, 259 yds., 3 TD, 1 PAT, 26 pts.


Missouri Coaches All-State Football Selections
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of the two All-State selections.


EBHS Fall Sports Banquet - Team Awards & Recognitions
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of award recipients.


Clifford The Big Red Dog makes a surprise visit to EB Elementary School
Mrs. Cornelius 5th grade class caught up with Clifford as he walked from the Elementary parking lot this past Tuesday, Clifford (i.e. Tiona Rogers, EBHS student) strolled into the elementary office surprising the office staff. Just a surprise visit, making sure the Elementary students were continuing to read their favorite books......


Elementary News
There will be a “Gingerbread House Night” on Thurs., 12-9-10 for 1st Grade in the lunchroom from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The “PTO Santa Shop” will be open Mon., 12-13-10 through Fri., 12-17-10 during the school day. It will be housed in the School Board Room.


EBHS Kudos
Congratulations to Lisa Lowe who earned National Forensic League membership Friday at Kearney Forensic Tournament.


FFA Officer Q & A
Name: Christina Wade
Parents: Randy and Holly Wade
Grade: Senior
Current Office: Reporter


EAST BUCHANAN FFA CHAPTER News
Mariah Urban, Chapter Reporter
The East Buchanan FFA Chapter is having a very busy couple of weeks.

The Greenhouse class has worked to grow and maintain beautiful poinsettias to sell at the annual Poinsettia Sale this week.


Santa & Mrs. Claus attend Lions Club Holiday Dinner
Click thumbnail and scroll to view additional Lion's Club Christmas dinner photos.


Tour of Churches in Plattsburg this weekend
Historic Plattsburg, Missouri will host its annual Tour of Churches this Saturday, December 11 beginning at 1 p.m. The tour will start at the Broadway United Methodist Church at 301 Broadway. A musical concert will be performed followed by refreshments.


Coach Jermain's Q&A
1. How many years have you been coaching these seniors?
4 years

2. Any changes to your program, defense or offense?
Same philosophy different stuff to go along with it though

3. What and/or Who will be your biggest hurdle this year?


Dawgs 2010 -11 Basketball 2009-10 Stats for Returning Players
Girls
Hannah O’Donnell - 293 pts., 29 treys, 44% FT, 22 steals, 5 blks., 8
Asts., 113 RB
Chelsea Dewey - 135 pts., 3 treys, 33% FT, 70 steals, 1 blk., 42 Asts., 98 RB
Kelsey Bower - 88 pts., 54% FT, 20 steals, 35 blks., 10 Asts., 67 RB
Sidney Placekemier - 71 pts., 37% FT, 70 steals, 1 blk., 42 Asts., 98 RB


EBHS 2010-2011 Basketball Teams - Let the show begin!!
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of EB's varsity girls basketball team; junior varsity and varsity boys.


2010 Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association All-Northwest District Teams - Class 1
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of EB selections.


High & Middle School Book Fair Offered
The FIRST EVER high school/middle school book fair will be held in the Bulldog Book Room (High School Library) all next week, December 6-10, during school hours. Come check out the great adult and teen books by your favorite authors!

Tuesday, December 7, is Family Night at the Book Fair.


EBHS 2010-2011 Cheerleaders place 4th in State
The East Buchanan cheerleaders received 4th place at the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association’s state championships on November 20 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The squad qualified in July by placing second in the 3A small division at the Kansas City regional competition and competed against 20 other squads at the state level.


Coach Elms’ Q & A
Have you been able to determine the teams you expect to have the most problems with this season?
We are more concerned with addressing areas that we want to improve on at this time. We know our conference schedule is very competitive.

How do you expect the team to do this year?


Coach of the Year
Coach Kevin Bryan, before the November 13th Quarter-Final game against Wellington-Napoleon, steps aside as the team gathers for prayer, and bows his head in silent prayer, also.


FFA Officer Q & A
Name: Kacie Smith
Grade: Junior
Parents: Rhonda Myers & Carl Smith
Office: Historian

Kacie Smith is a very active FFA Member and has achieved many awards such as Star Greenhand and Outstanding Chapter Degree Recipient.


EBHS Students Adopt-a-Family programs
The FFA is hosting Adopt-A-Family for this Christmas. Donations are open to the entire high school. Donations of cash or change can be given to Mr. Wilson, Mr. Holcumbrink, or the office by December 2!

FBLA has adopted a family for Christmas. All students and staff are welcome to help out! If you would like to select an item to donate, see the “wish list” outside the Business Lab to sign up. If you would like to donate $$ please see Mrs. Boydston-Gardner. Donations are requested by Nov. 29, please.


Cornerstone Church of God new pastor Travis Darnell and Family
Travis and Crystal Darnell moved to the Gower area this past September. They have 2 children: Kayliegh who is 7 and MaKayla who is 3.

Cornerstone Church of God is their first church as Pastor. Travis has sang professionally for two years with a southern gospel group called Heritage. He traveled the evangelistic field for two years where he played drums and preached.


EBHS Drama Students to perform “Christmas Letters from the Military”, Readers Theater in St. Joseph
Drama students from East Buchanan under the direction of Ms. Cheryl Wood will perform a Readers Theater, “Christmas Letters from the Military,” at the 3rd Annual Christmas Concert to Prevent Child Abuse on December 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Clair United Methodist Church, 2 S.E. 68th Road, in St. Joseph, MO. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Northwest Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center located in St. Joseph.

In addition to the readers theatre, over a dozen local and area performers will donate their time and talent, while two performers from St. Louis will also participate. This is the second year Ms. Wood and her students will perform. To end the afternoon concert, Santa Claus will be available for pictures with children. The cost is Adults $5, children 12 and under free with an adult.

For more information visit www.nwmocac.org or call 816-233-1744.


Service of Remembrance For those we miss at Christmas
The Gower Christian Church will conduct a special service on Sunday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. for those persons who are not with us because of death, separted by miles, or other reasons.

In this time of worship there will be singing, giving of thanks, the lighting of candles, and remembering those loved ones.
This service will be opened to the entire community.


Gower Blood Drive
December 6th - 2-6pm
Gower Christian Antioch Fellowship Center
Marva Maurakski contact # 816-424-3363 for appointments
Photo ID & 16 years and older


EBES Kindergarten Turkey Talk
Mrs.Plackemeier’s
Kindergarten Class
Each child was asked 5 questions concerning the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Here are their answers.

Brooklyn Adams will invite her grandma and grandpa to Thanksgiving dinner. She will serve turkey and mashed potatoes. She will cook the turkey at nine degrees. After dinner, she and her family will play games.

Laynie Davidson will invite her cousins and grandma and grandpa to her Thanksgiving dinner. She will serve turkey and vegetables - probably broccoli. She will buy the turkey at the store and cook it on a warm oven. After dinner, they will play hide and seek.


East Buchanan PostProm 2011

Our first fund-raiser will be Sunday November 28th @ 4pm at the HighSchool Commons.
We will be hosting a Kitchen Show with Pampered Chef and Tupperware.
Come and bring relative, neighbor, guest... see their products in action.
You will also be able to take books and turn in orders later.
Orders will be delivered before Christmas, what a great way to shop-after the fights of Black Friday!!
More info hansbrough@centurytel.net or call Julie at 424-3658


East Buchanan Ag Department Poinsettia Sale
Since school began, the East Buchanan agriculture students that are enrolled in the greenhouse operation and management class have been working diligently to produce a healthy crop of poinsettias.

Planting, fertilizing, checking for plant health, and watering have been just a few things the students have participated in, to learn the basics of operating a greenhouse.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
The Gower American Legion & Auxiliary met November 16 for their regular monthly meeting.
Abe Webb served as hostess, serving beef brisket and pork loin. Other members supplied the remainder.
Jeanette Griggs opened the meeting with six members present.
It was good to see Sue Kauzlarich back with us after having major surgery.
December 14, 2010 will be the date to go to Cameron and wrap gifts for the Veterans.
December 20, 2010 will be our Christmas party, tweleve noon at San Jose Steakhouse in St. Joseph.
We wish for nice weather and our members that are our our sick list a speedy recovery.
No meeting in December.


News from up North
Chris and Tiffanie enjoy Polar Bear watching, and enjoy sharing the experience with others. On this particular trip, Chris and Tiffanie met a group of visitors from Rankin, Canada. The majority of the group had arrived earlier and taken the tundra express to see the Polar bears, but a couple of the ladies were held up in Rankin and arrived too late to take the trip with the rest of their colleagues.

So, Chris and Tiffanie loaded the two Doctors in the old F250 and went Polar Bear exploring.

Coming back with these wonderful pictures of Churchill’s Polar Bears.


EBHS 2010 All School Musical - “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos from East Buchanan's All-School play - "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown".


First Baptist Church of Gower to celebrate 125th year
First Baptist Church in Gower, MO will celebrate their 125th Anniversary on Sunday, December 5, 2010. A celebration service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a catered dinner following the ceremony. All are invited to attend.
The Missionary Baptist Church (now known as First Baptist, Gower) was organized on December 6, 1885 by three men and 10 women.


Final production for Ms. Cheryl Wood
Director’s Notes
I began teaching in 1973 at Wathena High School, Wathena Kansas. During my second year there, the vocal/instrumental music teacher and I decided that Wathena High should produce a Broadway musical, and so we plunged right in and directed You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.


Gower First Baptist to host Revival
The First Gower Baptist Church of Gower would like to invite the community and area churches to their upcoming Revival. The Revival will be held Sunday, November 28-Wednesday, December 1, beginning at 7 p.m.
Chadd Pendergraft of Crescent Valley Church in Oklahoma will be leading us in worship. Jason Perry, member of Frazier Baptist Church will be leading the music.
Sunday evening hear testimonies of thankfulness, Monday bring a friend and pack a pew. Tuesday join us after revival for a time of fellowship for punch and desserts, Wednesday evening we will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. before the service.
Childcare will be provided each evening. First Baptist Church is located at 102 South Street. We would love to see you at the revival services.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
W-Napoleon 54, E Buch 26
@ Gower, Mo. 11/13/10
Wellington 14 14 13 13—54
East Buchanan 0 0 14 12—26
First Quarter
W — Christian Bryant 4 run (Taylor Bryant kick)
W — T. Bryant 44 pass from Beckemeyer (T. Bryant kick)


W-N Tigers ends the Dawgs quest for a championship - Thanks Dawgs for a great season!
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos from Gower vs. Wellington Napoleon


Local farmer injured in rearend collision
At 11:25 a.m. on November 11, 2010, westbound on 116 Hwy. 3 miles west of Plattsburg, according to the MSHP, Philip R. Klegseth, 25, of Plattsburg, MO in a 1999 Ford Taurus was traveling westbound on 116 Hwy., following a 1972 John Deere tractor driven by E. Kenton Schwarz, 75, of Gower, when he failed to realize the slow speed of the tractor.


FFA Officer Q & A
Name: McKaley Taylor
Parents: Roger & Leslie Taylor
Grade: Senior
Current Office: Vice President
McKaley Taylor has shown success in the FFA. She has been to State Convention to compete in Creed Speaking and Extemporaneous Public Speaking.
She placed 3rd in the state in Fall Public Speaking over Soil and Water. She was the 12th High Individual at State Horse Judging.


David Gibson Turns 90
On December 9th, 2010 David Gibson will celebrate his 90th birthday.


98% attendance for Parent/Teacher Conferences - Concerns with 5th cycle MSIP Program
Board Summary
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
November 15, 2010

The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, November 15, 2010. Five members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president.


EBHS STUCO Veterans Day Assembly - Presentation of Missouri War Medallions
The new gym filled fast as area residents, students & facility arrived for the EBHS STUCO annual Veterans Day program. All organized by the students, with a little help from Shelly Parks, H.S. Secretary, and greatly anticipated by the residents. As I heard several exclaim about the Swing Dance routine by the cheerleaders as something they enjoy every year, it’s a very popular part of the program.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
East Buch 28, Rock Port 20
@ Rock Port, Mo. 11/3/10
East Buchanan 0 7 21 0—28
Rock Port 0 6 14 0—20
Second Quarter
EB — Caleb Mitchell 21 pass from Cory Bower (James O’Brien kick)


EB gets a little redemption vs. the Redemption Team in a full blown all out game 42-41
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of EB's incredible game vs. Rock Port


Red Ribbon Week at EBES
Students at E.B. Elementary made hand prints that represented a pledge to say no to drugs. This was our big project for Red Ribbon Week. The students loved making their own hand prints and decorating them. Our banner will be up for a while. The students love looking for their hand print and explaining to parents just what the poster stands for. It was a fun activity. EBES Counselor, Jody Nelson


Bulldogs vs. Wellington Napoleon Football
Sat. Nov. 13th @ EB Kick-off @ 1:30!
Gates Will Open At 11:00!
Please remember: Absolutely no noise makers or posters in the stands this will only result in a penalty for our boys and we do not want that!!
Good sportsmanship but a lot of yelling going on!!


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2010-2011 East Buchanan Academic Team: JV Team—Lauren Beattie, Mariah Urban, Jackson Smith, Brandon Edwards, Morgan Walkup, Kendall Foley, Maddie Rhoads, Brent Schultz, Ashley Rhoads, Eddie Hagan, and Kayla Lang and now for your VARSITY Team— Tori Cantrell, Drew Parks, Ryan Johnson, Megan Allen, McKenzie Crouse, Melissa Stallbaumer, Ben Frazier, and Eli Dodge!!
A special CONGRATS to Tori Cantrell for scoring a 90 on the test...amazing! GREAT JOB TO ALL!!!!—Mr. Painter


East Buchanan All-School Play "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

On November 19 and 20 East Buchanan High School Drama Department will present You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on Charles Schultz’s Peanuts characters. Charlie Brown (Tanner Kerns), his little sister Sally (Tonya Kowalczyk), crabby Lucy (Morgan Walkup) and her blanket-carrying brother Linus (James Taylor) join Patty (Amanda Smith), the little red-haired girl (Kristen Lewis) and music-loving Schroeder (Logan Goacher) to share their thoughts on homework, kites, happiness, and all the other thoughts of five-year-olds.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Nov. 4th
November, we are focusing on the theme of:
COOPERATION.
Cooperation means getting along with each other and working together to accomplish a common goal. When people cooperate, they can accomplish things they could never do all by themselves. In P.E. when you spread out and wave a parachute, it takes a group of people to hold different sections of the fabric. Have you ever tried to throw and catch your own football pass? What about pitching and hitting a baseball all by yourself? By working together, you can accomplish many things. Make it a magnificent day!—Mr. P.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of October 29th
October is the month of Compassion
for E.B. Elementary Bulldog Awards.
Treating others with respect and kindness shows COMPASSION. There are many ways you can show that you care about others. For example, you can visit a lonely neighbor or comfort a child who is crying on the playground. You can donate groceries to a food bank or feed the birds in your backyard. You can stand up for someone who is being teased or take special care of your family pet. Look for opportunities around you to serve others and choose to act with compassion!


Chat 'N Nibble Club
All the signs of fall greeted her guests on a beautiful fall day as Linda Frazier hosted the club at her home on October 28th.
Roll call was “my favorite Halloween treat” and would you believe that popcorn balls topped the list. The hostess served a delicious peach desset accompanied by lots of nibbles.


EBHS Class of 1970 - 40 year Reunion
The East Buchanan Class of 1970 met Sept. 4th at the Harvest Moon Café, Bar and Grill in Gower for their 40 year class reunion.
Enthusiastic greetings, hugs and laughter created a happy hubbub at the reunion. The café was decorated in school colors of blue and gold, 4 x 6 photos of each one’s graduation picture, distributed nametags, which included each attendee’s senior photo, and “The Bulldog” tradition. A “Reunion Memory Book” was handed out that was full of information about the class past and present biographies.
The Harvest Moon served a delicious meal of beef brisket, port tenderloin, baked potato, grilled vegetables, salad and raspberry cheesecake.
Everyone had a wonderful time rekindling old friendships and reminiscing with classmates.


2010 Barnwarming Queen Allie Hansbrough
Saturday, November 7, was Barnwarming 2010 for the East Buchanan FFA Chapter.
The dance was a hit! The DJ’s had a screen that played music videos and they did sketches of students when the cameras froze on someone.
Barnwarming Princess Candidates were Erin Liday escorted by Collin Gandy and Abby Farmer escorted by Brycen Conroy. Congratulations to Alyssa Wilson who is our 2010 Barnwarming Princess!
Barnwarming Queen candidates were McKaley Taylor escorted by Brock Garrett, Christina Farr escorted by Garrett Everett, Christina Wade escorted by Nathaniel Gann, and Autumn Barnett escorted by Christopher Mummert.
Congratulations to Allie Hansbrough who is our 2010 Barnwarming Queen!
Submitted by Mariah Urban, FFA Chapter Reporter


Dawgs’ District title spoiled by W. Platte’s win 20-41
Click thumbnail and scroll to view game photos from EB vs. W Platte, 10/28/10


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
W. Platte 41, East Buch 20
At Weston, Mo. 10/28/10

East Buchanan 14 0 6 0—20
West Platte 6 22 13 0—41
First Quarter
EB — Cory Bower 1 run (James O’Brien kick)


EBHS All Conference Football Selection
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of EBHS All Conference selectees.


All Conference & District Volleyball Awards
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of the All Conference & All District volleyball players.


EBMS Blue & Gold Honor Rolls
1st Quarter Honor Roll

Gold Honor Roll

6th Grade:


EAST BUCHANAN HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLLS
HONOR ROLL

The following students qualified for the first quarter honor roll. All students had to receive grades of B- or higher. Weighted classes were taken into consideration.

Seniors:


EBES Blue & Gold Honor Rolls
Click and scroll to view photos.

Blue & Gold Honor Roll students received Certificates at an assembly for 1st Quarter grades on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blue Honor Roll are a combination of A’s and B’s
Gold honor roll are all A’s


EBES Halloween Parade - Mr. P gets water ballooned!
As all the EBES Trick or Treaters lined up on the play ground, students treated Mr. P with water balloons, much to the delight of the students and staff. Mr. P is such a good sport, he even dressed for the event!


EB All Regional Softball Team Selection
Click and scroll to view photos of the two EB Ladies who achieved a spot on the All Regional Softball Team. Both EB Ladies will be playing this coming Saturday, November 6, 2010 in Moberly for the All Regional Tournament, both on the Orange Team. The Ladies will take the field at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


EB students attend My Success Event
As part of their career education, twenty six East Buchanan sophomores joined 1,800 other Northwest Missouri sophomores at the My Success Event held at the Civic Arena on Oct. 6th.
Employers from Northwest Missouri shared how important finishing high school and continuing their education is to being prepared for the future job market.


Gower Convalsecent Center’s Trick or Treaters
The little ones were having a wonderful time, some were trick or treating for the first time. For the 2, 3, & 4 year olds, they were old veterans of Halloween, oming with their bags to be filled with candy.
The residents were having fun also, as they filled bags full of goodies and admiring the costumes. And having these precious youngsters in their mist.
But, I really believe the most fun was had by the staff, as they got into the moments of costumes and characters.


Gower Christian Church Fall Dinner
Gower Christian Church, 203. S. Third in Gower MO, will host a turkey and smoked pork loin dinner from 4:30 to 7:30pm on Saturday, Nov. 13th. Carry out dinners are available. There will also be a Country Store with baked goods for sale. For more information, please call the church office at 816-424-3525.


Heavy voting at the Polls, November 2nd, 2010
Click thumbnail and scroll to view Gower Election Day photos.


Chief Wellington & Sgt. Spicer arrest suspects in rural robberies

Monday, October 1, 2010 Gower Police Chief Joe Wellington and Sgt. Spicer, Clinton County Sheriff Dept. were instrumental in the apprehension of suspects believed involved in numerous daytime burglaries.

The suspects were north bound on 169, on the southern edge of Trimble, where Chief Wellington was waiting for Sgt. Spicer, a vehicle went pass Wellington as Sgt. Spicer was arriving. Chief Wellington pointed out the suspects vehicle to Sgt.


Honoring All Who Served
The Agenda :
Welcome/Introduction - Tori Cantrell
Recognition of Official Party - Tori Cantrell
Post Colors - National Guard
Band - “Armed Forces on Parade
Brock Garrett/Bridget Hassler - Star Spangled Banner
High School Choir - “America, the Dream Goes On”


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
East Buch 54, Mid-Buch 18
@Gower, Mo. 10/22/10
Mid-Buchanan 6 6 6 0—18
East Buchanan 0 34 7 13—54
First Quarter
MB — Christian Robbins 72 pass from Nick Andriano (kick failed)
Second Quarter


Senior Night @ East Buchanan celebrated with a BIG WIN vs. Mid Buch 54-18
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of seniors and parents and game photos.


A bitter loss for a #3 team that came so far - 1st Round District vs. #6 seeded Trenton 24-26 & 22-25
Sr. Hannah O’Donnell with a slamming return for the kill, tying the score at 22 all, in the 2nd set.
Not that I’m an expert on Volleyball, I just love the sport, yet several calls from the umpires confused me along with several in the audience. A huge jumping corner shot of O’Donnell that scored a point, was called back, her foot was apparently under the net, several net calls went againt the Lady Dawgs, apparently also into or over the net - these are decision we must leave to the umpires and line judges. Yet, confusion and frustration leads to mental errors.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
The Gower American Legion and Gower American Legion Auxiliary met for their regular monthly meeting October 19, 2010. Jeanette Griggs served as hostess for the evening serving beef burgers with other members supplying the remainder.


Sparky the Fire Dog visits EB Elementary
Sparky the Fire Dog visited Grades K-2 on Tues., October 19th. Ralph Dijon presented the program on Fire Safety.


Hansbrough selected as FFA National Band Drum Major
Sr. Allie Hansbrough, EBHS Drum Major, selected earlier this year into the FFA National Band has since been selected as the Drum Major.


Welcome Baby Laura Evelyn
Matthew and Belinda Spaeth Becker of Eureka, Mo are pleased to announce the birth of their new daughter, Laura Evelyn Becker.
She was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo on Sept 25th at 8:17am, weighing 9 pounds; 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.


“The Voice of the Bulldogs” retires
Gene Snyder, “The Voice of the Bulldogs” announced his retirement this past Friday at the EB vs. Mid Buch football game, Gene has been announcing the games for as long as most remember.

An EBHS Alumni of 1960, Gene began his high school football career as a center and linebacker during his sophomore year. After graduation Gene left Gower to pursue a career in education and business, receiving his degree from the state college in Maryville.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
E. Buch 69 N. Platte 21
@ Gower, Mo. 10/15/10
N. Platte 7 0 7 7—21
East Buch 7 35 14 13—69
First Quarter
EB — Caleb Mitchell 52 pass from Cory Bower (James O’Brien kick)


Youth football vs. Mid Buchanan
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Future EB Dawgs in Action! - Play-off for a Championship Berth
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Dawgs rack up another BIG WIN vs. N. Platte 69-21
Click and scroll to view photos of EB vs. N. Platte game


EBHS JV Gold & Blue teams finish EB JV Tournament with 3rd & 4th place
The Blue & Gold JV teams took 4th & 3rd place respectively, in last weekends EBHS JV Tournament, playing each other in the final round of the Tournament. They decided a group picture was the way to go. (L to R) In front JV Gold Chelsea Dewey with the 3rd place plaque. 1st row:#23 So. Natalie Stumpner (B), So. Kayla Lang (G), #12 So. Kiera Benz (G), #19 So. Mariah Urban (G), #11 So. McKenzie Crouse (G), #22 So. Hayley Myers (G), So. Maddie Rhoads (G). 2nd row: Assist. Coach Ashlee Liebhart, Mgr. Baylee Wennihan, #1 Fr. Kelcie Sutton (B), Fr. Morgan Walkup (B), #3 Fr/ Kelsea Dunning (B), #15 Fr. Baylee Thompson, #15 Cydney Andrews (G), #18 Fr. Kristin King (G), #21 Fr. Brett Cornellius (B), #13 Jr. Kendall Foley (B),#10 So. Melissa Stallbaumer, Mgr. Gennifer Burns , #29 & Coach Mary Watkins


EB Lady Dawgs Volleyball vs. Lathrop
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EBHS Volleyball says Good-bye to their Seniors - You will be missed!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 was the final night for the Lady Dawgs on home court (of course, they’ll be playing in District action at EB), but tradition has the final regular season night dedicated to their seniors. I’ve had the pleasure of covering these fine ladies since their freshman year and have marveled at their skills, talents and remarkable personalities on and off the court. I’ve watched them struggle, and never give up, I’ve watched them win and know they have much more than just heart. Best Wishes from the staff of the Rural Reporter. From left to right: Sr. Hannah O’Donnell with parents Danny & Sandee O’Donnell, Sr. Kelsey Bower with parents Jody & Debbie Bower, Sr.Caitlin Flach with parents Bobby & Cathy Flach, Sr. April Clements with parent Jeanne Drake and Sr Tori Cantrell with parents Keith & Brenda Cantrell. I wasn’t able to stay for the game Tuesday vs. Lawson, had to get the paper to “bed”, so no stats available at time of press. The Ladies should fair well in District play this coming week, seeded 3rd, they’ve proven they’re a force to be reckoned with, making Lathrop play catch-up ball through out their 1st set and the first part of the 2nd set.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of October 14th
Bulldog Award winners for October 14th: 1st row - Jamie Allen, Addisyn Ishmael, Kole Paxton, Shelby Pendleton, Melody Bottorff 2nd row - Spencer Gresham, DJ Carter, Gracie Kelsey, Talley Eldredge 3rd row - Kora Williams, Alexis Hassler, Alec Williams, Jacob VanVickle


EBMS 2010 Football Season wrap-up
For the second straight year, the East Buchanan Middle School football teams rolled through their future District opponents with a flawless record. In doing so, the seventh and eighth grade Bulldogs outscored West Platte, North Platte and Mid-Buchanan 182-28. With the wins, the seventh grade stands at 3-1-1 overall, while the eighth grade sits at 4-1 with both grades having one game remaining.

“Coach Wilson and I (and Coach Barker this year) have put a lot of emphasis on beating these future District opponents.


The Houses celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
Darrel L. and Luray House, of Gower, Missouri, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Darrel and Luray were married October 23, 1960, at Mt. Moriah Methodist Church in Gower, Missouri.
They have two children: Cynthia and Rich Benz and Stephanie and Andy Phipps.
They are very proud of their four grandchildren: Amanda and Kiera Benz and Tabatha and Jacob Phipps.


Old Timers Ball Hall of Famers
At the end of the Old Timers Ball game, September 26th, Sondra Brinton presented Gene Snyder and Will Field a place in the Gower Old Timers Hall of Fame.
Gene has been associated with the Gower Old Timers for at least 25 years, as a umpire and player. Will has been a player since 2005.
Sondra has taken on the job of organizing and supporting the annual event, creating a fun day for senior ball players and fans.
My apologies to both Gene and Will, my files were so full that two weeks with Fall Festival, Homecoming festivities and the Old Timers Ball game that the Hall of Famers got lost (in my memory) until I was searching for Bob’s cinnamon roll recipe and I realized it hadn’t been published. NW


Letter to the Editor
Norma,
Could you re-run Rev. Bob’s cinnamon roll recipe?
Thanks,
Evelyn Spiers
Gower subscriber & resident

Evelyn, More than happy to re-run Bob’s Cinnamon Roll recipe.


Decrease in A+ money - Increase in students, computer scored
Board Summary
October 18, 2010
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, October 18, 2010. Five members were present. Guests in attendance were; Paula Chambers, Nancy Jo Cornelius, Terry Poindexter, Dave Elms, Scott Antle, and Chuck Wilson.

Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board President called the meeting to order at 7:30.


Missouri Veteran’s Award Recognition
By Jared Roth & Randol Batts
Attention all Missouri Veterans, East Buchanan High School would like to recognize your services to our great nation!
If you are a male or female who has served in World War II, the Korean Ward, or the Vietnam War, you are eligible to receive recognition and a medallion for your services.


Flu Mist Clinic offered at EBES this Thursday
The Clinton County Health Department will set up a Flu Mist Clinic for the 2010 Seasonal Flu vaccine during Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday October 21 from 4 pm to 7:45 PM. The Clinic will offer the Flu Mist to children 2 to 18 years of age. Cost is $5 per child.
The clinic will be held in the health room in the elementary building.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
East Buch 62 KC East 0
@ Gower, Mo. 10/8/10

KC East 0 0 0 0—0
East Buchanan 27 27 0 8—62
First Quarter


Friday night at the Football Stadium - Entertainment & LOTS of Bulldog Action 62-0
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos from Friday night's game.


Lady Dawgs Volleyball Stats




Lady Dawgs Volleyball

East Buch 2 North Platte 0
@ Gower, Mo. 10/7/10
Game Scores — 25-12, 25-15

Stat Leaders
Kills — East Buchanan: Sidney Plackemeier 6.
Blocks — East Buchanan: Kelsey Bower 4.
Assists — East Buchaana: Kassidy Newman 15.
Digs — East Buchanan: Hannah O’Donnell 4.
Aces — East Buchanan: Newman 5

Records — East Buchanan 9-9-2, 1-2 KCI



Lady Dawgs Softball stats




Lady Dawgs Softball
East Buchanan 9, DeKalb 6
@ DeKalb, Mo. 10/5/10

E. Buch 101 031 3 — 9 10 1
DeKalb 100 230 0 — 6 10 5


JV Volleyball Team w/1st Place Lathrop Invitational JV Tournament Plaque
EBHS JV Ladies with their 1st place plaque from the Lathrop JV Tournament, October 2nd: Front Row: Bailee Wennihan, Kayla Lang, Mariah Urban, Chelsea Dewey, Hayley Myers, Kiera Benz and Morgan Walkup. Back Row: Coach Liebhart, Brett Cornelius, Kendall Foley, Kristin King, Maddie Rhoads, Cydney Andrews, Natalie Stumpner, Melissa Stallbaumer, McKenzie Crouse, Claire Current and Coach Watkins. Photo submitted by Angie Myers.

Varsity Volleyball Senior Night
October 19th
vs. Lawson (H)


EBHS ALL KCI Conference & All District Softball
Click thumbnail and scroll to view photos of All Conference and All District honorees.


Bulldog Award winners for the week of October 7th
October is the month of Compassion

for E.B. Elementary Bulldog Awards.
Treating others with respect and kindness shows COMPASSION. There are many ways you can show that you care about others. For example, you can visit a lonely neighbor or comfort a child who is crying on the playground. You can donate groceries to a food bank or feed the birds in your backyard. You can stand up for someone who is being teased or take special care of your family pet. Look for opportunities around you to serve others and choose to act with compassion!


Missouri Day Marching Festival @ Trenton
The high school band, auxiliary unit, and/or drumline from your community, or from a neighboring community, will be participating Saturday, October 16 in the Fourteenth Annual Missouri Day Marching Festival in Trenton.

To give you a little background on Missouri Day…

On March 22, 1915, the 48th Missouri General Assembly set aside the first Monday in October as “Missouri Day.” Author of this bill was the late Anna Korn of Trenton. In 1969 the 75th General Assembly changed the date to the third Wednesday in October.


East Buchanan 2010 Book Drive
Donate your “Gently Loved” books to our East Buchanan Libraries Donated books will be used in various ways: Placed in the Elementary, Middle School or High School libraries, used in a “book swap” event, used in a 25 cent book sale to benefit the library or be donated to the classroom libraries.
When: Bring books to Parent/Teacher Conferences or take to the library of your choice during the week of October 18-21. Donations are always welcome.
What do I donate? Please bring books in paperback or hardback form that students could check out from the library. Keep in mind we have students ages 5-18. Various genres are welcome! Please do not send Encyclopedia
sets or magazines.

Thank you for supporting our East Buchanan Libraries!
Mrs. Pat Williams
K-12 Librarian
Pat Williams
Library Media Specialist
East Buchanan C-1
Gower, MO


Chat 'N Nibble Club
Patty West was hostess for the September 30 meeting of the club.
Due to illness, travel plans and other circumstances, Linda Stevens and Madeline Adam were the only members able to attend. They enjoyed having lunch out and shopping in Tonganoxie with Patty.
The next meeting will be with Linda Frazier.


Gower Fall Soccer Season came to an end this past Monday
Gower U8 Soccer Teams (click thumbnail and scroll to view)


City Council Continues to Review ATV Ordinance
In a meeting that lasted only 25 minutes, Mayor Barnhill called the formal meeting of the Council to order at 7 p.m. with all Aldermen present.

Visitors scheduled on the agenda, Floyd Clark and Scott Frazier were not present, only David Adam of E&M Pre-Cast attended the meeting. His concerns were in connection to the new truck signage posted. Mayor Barnhill explained the signs governing the usage of Whitney St. and their placement. “We prefer you come down H & DD, ” Mayor Barnhill told Mr. Adam, but fueling at Frazier’s is permitted.


EBES Kindergarten Teacher, Sandy Plackemeier, recipient of OfficeMax "A Day Made Better" Award
Sandy with her 2010-11 Kindergarten class. ES Principal Terry Poindexter’s letter of application: Sandy Plackemeier has taught at East Buchanan Elementary for 27 years. She is a beloved faculty member that has always been held in high regard by her students, parents, colleagues, and administration. Sandy is innovative, energetic, enthusiastic, and loving. During her years at East Buchanan Elementary, Sandy has been active in CTA, MSTA, Reading Adventures, Homework Helpers, Student Assistance Teams, PTO, and various other school organizations. She has been very active in her church and in the community.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats




Dawgs 2010 Football
Lawson 43, East Buch 20
@ Lawson, Mo. 10/1/10

East Buchanan 0 7 0 13—20
Lawson 6 6 31 0—43
First Quarter
L — Tyler Kirkendoll 5 blocked punt return (kick failed)


Cardinals put skids on the Dawgs consecutive wins 20-43
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Lady Dawgs Softball stats




Lady Dawgs Softball
East Buch 6, Mid-Buch 4
@ Faucett, Mo. 10/5/10
EB 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 10 3
MB 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 8 3
9/30/10

WP - Leslie Grier /Abby Farmer


JV Ladies take 1st at Lathrop JV Tournament
EBHS JV Volleyball Team: First Row: Gennifer Burns Mgr., Kayla Lang, Kiera Benz, Bailee Wennihan Mgr. Middle Row: Tehyah Moore, Cydney Andrews, Maddie Rhoads, Chesea Dewey, Mariah Urban, Natalie Stumpner. 3rd Row: Assist. Coach Liebhart, Melissa Stallbaumer, Claire Current, McKenzie Crouse, Hayle Myers, and Head Coach Mary Watkins. No Stats Available.

Lady Varsity Volleyball Senior Night
October 19, 2010 9/JV/V 5 pm
The Lady Dawgs play this Thursday, 10/7 at Home vs. North Platte Lady Panthers, on the road 10/12 @ Plattsburg and on the road 10/14 @ Lathrop for their Sr. Night.


Good-bye Seniors - Hello KCI CO-Champs
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American Legion Annual Homecoming Fish & Chicken Fry
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Bulldog Award winners for the week of Sept. 30
1st row - Connor Smith, Lindsey Bethman, Mason Davidson, Zach Phillips, Rachael Walker 2nd row - Alec Clemmensen, Tristin Smith, Alexa Campbell, Brianna Walker 3rd row - Wyatt Shepard, Brittany Mace, Jaycee Roe, Tanner McClelland

August and September Bulldog Awards will be given for Citizenship. Mr. Poindexter’s (EBES Principal) explaination to the classes: “Citizenship means being a loyal member of a community and/or country. Good citizens work for the common good to make life better for everyone. Keeping our classrooms picked up and clean shows good citizenship here at East Buchanan. Obeying laws and being honest in all your dealings strengthens your community. Show your good citizenship this week and make our school and community a better place to live.”


Bulldog Award winners for Sept. 23
1st row - Coral Nelson, Aden Matter, Allysson Parks, Mason Davidson, Justin Ingles 2nd row - Tyran Toney, Joey Dixon, Trinity Scott, Cole Welch, Wesley Andrews


Bulldog Award winners for the week of Sept. 17
1st row - Jack Archdekin, Ella Matthews, Jaxon Mensching, Cameron Hall, Averi Dittmar 2nd row - Robbie Hoffecker, Riley Perks, Blake Antle, Blake Harrison, Harper Beattie Not pictured: Julina Williams


Fall Festival Pet Parade, sponsored by Sister’s Social Service Club
Dogs are truly Man’s Best Friend, boys & girls too! These youngester showed their pets with a great deal of pride, even lambs can be your best friend, I had several as I grew up! NW

These photos were posted last week, but without some of the pertinent information. You may view them by clicking the thumbnail and scrolling!


EBHS 2010 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshalls
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Foundation to Support Agriculture Learning Experiences for Local Students
The East Buchanan Agriculture Foundation was established to preserve the rich history of agriculture education in the East Buchanan School District, ensuring that programs and resources to explore careers in agriculture are available for generations to come.
The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, with a mission is to enhance and support opportunities for agriculture education and career exploration through experiential learning in a natural agricultural environment.


Dawgs 2010 Football Stats
Dawgs 2010 Football
East Buch 41 Plattsburg 3
@ Gower, Mo. 9/24/10

Plattsburg 0 3 0 0—3
East Buchanan 28 0 6 7—41
First Quarter
EB — Caleb Mitchell 18 run (James O’Brien kick)
EB — Linny Wilkinson 25 punt return (O’Brien kick)
EB — Dakota Miller 2 run (O’Brien kick)


The EB Dawgs - LEADERS IN TERMINATING the Tigers 41-3
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Lady Dawgs Softball stats
Lady Dawgs Softball
E. Buch 17 Lathrop 6
@ Lathrop 9/21/10
E. Buch 4 0 3 0 1 9 17 15 0
Lathrop 0 1 4 0 0 1 6 11 6

WP - Christine McCoy and Abby Farmer
Leading Hitters
Makayla Aebersold 2-5


EBHS Kudos
CONGRATULATIONS to the SENIOR class for their 1st Place finish in the Float building competition on Friday , Juniors placed 2nd, Freshmen placed 3rd, and Sophomores 4th!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the following classes for their Window Painting talents: Computer I placed 1st, Psychology placed 2nd, Career Ex I placed 3rd, and Biology II placed 4th!! GREAT JOB BY ALL!!!! A BIG THANKS to everyone for making Homecoming 2010 a HUGE success!!


Lady Dawgs dominate the Lady Mules 17-6 Sept. 21
Christine McCoy, softball, East Buchanan up of Athlete of the Week
St.Joe News-Press

Earned the win, went 3-for-3 at the plate, including a home run, and drove in five runs in East Buchanan’s 17-6 six-inning win against Lathrop


EBHS All DIstrict Choir
Earning the All District selection Saturday, September 18th at MWSU were: From L to R: Ashley Rhoads, April Clements, Caitlin Flach, Dylan Shepard, Zac Potter holding Jake Freidel, Lauren Beattie and Jacob Wallingford in the front. Landon Tate unavailable at time of photo.


Gower American Legion Auxiliary
The Gower American Legion and the Auxiliary met for their regular monthly meeting September 21, 2010.
Barbara Smith served as hostess for the evening, serving meat balls, creamed potatoes & peas, with the other members bringing various side dishes.
Joyce Adams brought a decorated cake in honor of American Legions Auxiliary 90th birthday.


32nd Almost Annual Old Timers Ball Game finished Gower Fall Festival
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Finally the Ladies were invited to play the winner of the Old Timers Ball game, only problem was they tied the score at a whopping 1-1. So a combined team of East & West played the Classy Ladies: Ron McCoy, Charlie “two bad knees” Saint, Bob Thompson, Jack Klien (rookie), Darrel House, Ernie Lorenson, John Saale (rookie), Keith Bodenhausen (Oh yeah, they changed the rules, and allowed running - Keith puts on some speed as he beat the ball to 1st), Melvin Reynolds, Bob Shaffer.
The games were played at Heritage Park this past Sunday, September 26th, filling the parking lot and stands with fans ready for a good time. More pics on www.ruralreporter.com.


Gower Festival Baby Show Winners, sponsored by EBMS Booster Club
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Amended budget approved - projected gain in revenues
Board Summary
September 20, 2010
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 School District Board of Education held the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. All seven members were present, along with a few guests. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Nancy Roth, Board president, at 7:30 p.m.


Fall Festival's Little Miss & Mr. Gower
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Gower mourns the death of two tragic auto accidents
Donna Ruoff, EB’s beloved teacher, mentor, mother and wife succumbed Sunday, Sept. 26 to injuries resulting in a tragic accident on September 21, 2010, on State Route DD west of Gower, 1 mile west of County Line Rd.
Seth Stanley, 27, an EBHS Alumni, and resident of Ames, IA, involved in a multiple vehicle accident on I-35 at the 33MM Holt, on September 24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. lost his life.


All hail Queen Hannah
Senior Hannah O’Donnell in a powder blue beaded gown was crowned the 2010 EBHS Homecoming Queen during half time of the EB vs. Plattsburg Football game September 24th, the daughter of Danny & Sandee O’Donnell.


EBMS Football season Opener vs. Lawson - Sept. 16th
Submitted by Coach Jeff Harlin
The East Buchanan Middle School football teams kicked off the season September 16 in Lawson. The seventh grade contest was a thrilling back and forth affair with the Bulldogs keeping the Cardinals out of the endzone with a goal line stand as time expired to preserve a 20-20 tie.
The seventh grade Dawgs were led by the play of Zac Johnson and Colby Rapp. Johnson scored all three of the touchdowns. One score was a 69-yard kickoff return, another came on a 59-yard fumble recovery and the final score was a one-yard dive into the endzone.

 
 

 
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