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Eight Week Tournament

     The winners of the eight week pool tournament at the local Leeton Lounge were 1st place Denny Johnson, Eric McQuitty and Bob Lloyd; 2nd place Tennie Seward, Charlie Rouden and Aaron Wilson; and 3rd place Larry Corson, Mark Underwood and Clint Corson.

Held Every Thursday

     In the Thursday night Pitch Tournament, winners this week were Mike Embrey and Tammy Wallace. Congratulations.

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This Weekend

     The Leeton High School annual baseball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 30. First game at 10 am is Kingsville vs. Leeton; Noon Kingsville vs. Osceola and the finale is at 3 pm between Leeton vs. Osceola.

May 7

     The annual community yard sales will be held May 7 sponsored by the Leeton Fair Board. Obtain a list of the locations of the yard sales from any business on the day of the sales. Come pick up some great bargains.

It's a Spring Thing!!

     The biggest event sponsored by the Leeton Lounge will take place April 30 in downtown Leeton. It is the Poker Run concluding in the evening with a barbeque dinner and concerts by Bluestem and the Full Moon Band.

     “If the sun shines that day we expect the population of Leeton to double!” predicted Lounge owner Tennie Seward. “We will start the day with the Poker Run which will be mostly motorcyclists. We are allowing those who want to use their cars or trucks to pick up cards in the Poker Run as well. They are to all return by 4:30.

     A BBQ dinner will be waiting for them. The first band, “Bluestem” will begin at 5 pm. They play classic country music.

     “The members are all in their 20's but have an appreciation for the great older artists and the music they played,” stated Tennie Seward. “In my opinion, they are one of the best country bands in this area.”

     The second band is “Full Moon Band” which has been playing the area for several years. They are primarily involved with classic rock and roll.

     Although their entire band is very talented their female lead singer brings the sound of Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett and a variety of other female singers.

     The public is invited to share in this event including the BBQ dinner. It opens at 4 pm. All proceeds go to the cemetery fund to replace the current chain link fence along highway 2 with a wrought iron one. Come and support this community effort to upgrade the appearance of the cemetery.

Leeton vs. Lakeland

     Leeton is the host of the Scholar Bowl Sectionals this year. The event will be April 27 beginning at 5 pm.

     Especially exciting is the fact that Leeton's team is competing. There will be three matches between Lakeland and Leeton with the winner progressing to the State Finals in Columbia.

Contact School for More Information

     The Leeton High School drama department is presenting this year's theater production both Friday and Saturday night. Plan now to attend the play and enjoy the talent of the local drama students. These are always fun and humorous.

Call 660-233-2449

     If you need someone to mow your yard or any other kind of yard work call him today! Contact Alex and he will do the job.

for Senior Citizens

     The Senior Citizens meet Wednesday for their regular meeting. The Sunflower Bank is providing fried chicken for the meal. All others are encouraged to bring a side dish of vegetables or salad and a dessert.

     Entertainment will be provided by the LHS Instrumental Music Department under the direction of Mr. Weldon.

     “Plan now to attend and be sure to save those Best Choice Labels,” reports president Kathy Lutjen.

     The entertainment is at 11 and the meal as soon as their presentation is completed.

Volunteered to Care for Flower Beds

     The Windsor Petal Pushers visited the Leeton Museum on Tuesday which included a tour of the facility. The three visitors were immediately interested in having their organization maintain the flowerbeds in front of the building. Plans include placing urns on both sides of the entrance.

     At their monthly meeting on Thursday their ideas were presented and the group voted to begin overseeing the gardens.

     The Petal Pushers (originally Windsor Garden Club #2) was organized October 12, 1960, with nineteen members. In June, 1971, the name change took place.

     Meetings are held monthly at 1:30 pm the third Thursday. Active membership includes ten individuals. The club color is sage green; club flower black-eyed Susan; and the 2016 program theme is “Garden Inspirations.”

     Current officers are president Nannette Gauchat, vice president Laura Peery; secretary Carol Womble; treasurer Marti Carter; and historian Sheila Ogle.

     Committees include the Bird Sanctuary, photography, news reporters and field trips.

     Each member works to have bird houses, bird baths, bird feeders and plants in their yards in a beautiful arrangement.

     2016 projects include planting and maintaining planters at the Katy Trail on West Benton in Windsor, at the Windsor Museum, at the senior center and raised flowerbeds at “y” highway, east 52 at the city limits and the rock garden on “ww”.

     They sponsor the “yard of the month” in Windsor from May to October. One of their specialties is setting up displays in Farrington Park in the spring (decorated doors); fall (scarecrows); and Christmas.

     Their Thursday meeting was held at the home of Nannette Gauchat south of Leeton. The subject for the meeting was “Propagation” and “Tulips”. Roll call was answered by bringing things for the yard of the month including bags and seed.

     Nannette Gauchet invites Leeton individuals interested in helping with the maintaining of the flowerbeds at the Leeton Museum to attend the next meeting or to contact here.

     The group plans to have a booth for the Leeton community wide garage sale on May 7. They will have plants and a variety of things. Proceeds will be used to buy plants for the flowerbeds at the museum.

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June 30 to July 4

     The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial, is coming to Windsor, Missouri, June 30-July 4.  The American Legion Post #82 would like to issue a statewide invitation to Missourians to come and honor the Vietnam Veterans. Come to give them a proper welcome home and come to remember.

     From 1961 to 1973, the United States military’s finest soldiers slogged through the jungles of Vietnam fighting a war where at least one thousand soldiers went missing in action, 150 thousand were wounded, and 58,220 soldiers died.

     More soldiers died in Vietnam than there are seats in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Those soldier’s names live forever, carved on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

     Sadly, soldiers from our own communities have a place on that wall, and in the hearts of their families, their friends, and the souls of every man and woman who answered the call to serve their nation.

     We grieve for them all, we lift their families up with honor, we recognize their friends who lived through the war and who came home to a different kind of hostile environment.

     You can stand with the families and friends of these soldiers whose names are on that wall, hear their stories, and understand the sacrifice they – and their families – made to this country June 30 thru July 4.

Seward Honored With Shining Star Award

     Two special presentations were made at the Lions Club meeting last week. Lion Jerry McAllister received a recognition pin for serving in Lions Club for 55 years and Lion Tennie Seward received the district governor's Shining Star Award. Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to the Leeton Lions Club and the Leeton community!

May 19-22

     The annual city sponsored clean up campaign will be held May 19 to 22. Everyone is encouraged to clean their basements, garages, attics and to stack trash at curb to be picked up. Also clear the brush from the yard and get the yards looking beautiful as Leeton Pride is shown throughout the community.

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Several This Past Week

     Anna Ruth (Tilley) Alley, 78, of Warrensburg, died peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, at her home. Anna was born March 19, 1938, in Springhill, Ark., daughter of Edgar Allen “Rabe” and Betty “Gladys” (McCollum) Tilley.

     She grew up along with her five siblings on the family farm where she learned the value of hard work picking cotton as a child. Soon after high school, she moved to Kansas City where she met and soon married Cecil Eugene Alley on the Aug. 29, 1957, in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

     Anna and Cecil purchased and renovated numerous houses for resale, often providing financing and enabling members of the local community to purchase houses when they might otherwise have been denied the opportunity.

     Anna worked several jobs through the years from upholstering furniture to being a florist for a local flower shop. She had an immense passion for gardening, which was undeniable once you saw her well manicured yard and beautiful flowers.

     Survivors include her close companion, Herb Fizer of Warrensburg; two brothers, Edgar “Hoover” Tilley and wife, Helen, of Greenbrier, Ark., and Dwayne Tilley of Blytheville, Ark.; two daughters, Gena Kay George and husband, Russell, of Blairstown, and Shaunna Lynn Hoog of Tulsa, Okla.; stepdaughter, Teresa Ann Alley of Kansas City; two sons, Steven Alan Alley and wife, Julie, of Warrensburg, and Gary Eugene Alley of Warrensburg; stepson, Dr. Robert “Bob” Eugene Alley and wife, Madelle, of Henderson, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; her parents; sister, Betty Jo Smith; and two brothers, Bill Tilley and Jim Tilley.

     Willard Henry Tenholder, 84, of Warrensburg, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Warrensburg Veterans Home. Willard was born April 13, 1932, in Montrose, the son of Bernard and Annetta (Swaters) Tenholder.

     He graduated from Montrose High School in 1950. In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Willard was united in marriage to Mary Ann Kantner on April 14, 1956, in Clinton. The couple made their home in Kansas City where he was a meat cutter at Safeway. The couple owned and operated several drive-ins through the years, including Willy’s Drive-In in Lee’s Summit in the early 1960s, Tri-Corner Drive-In in Montrose, and later, Plaza Crème Maid Drive-In in Warrensburg in the early 1970s.

     Willard and Mary Ann purchased the Holden Locker in the early 1980s and ran it until retiring in 1995. Willard was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warrensburg. He was active in the church choir for many years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus since the age of 18, having reached the 4th degree; a member of American Legion, Post 131 and also a member of the Warrensburg Community Choir.

     Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; son, David Tenholder and wife, Betty, of Osceola; daughter, Denise Corbin of Warrensburg; sister, Dorothy Harrison of Sedalia; brother, Charles Tenholder and wife, Doris, of Columbia; and five grandchildren, Ben, Chad, Andrew, Caitlin and Sam. He was preceded in death by his sister, Wilma Jean Nolting.

     Josephine Moser, 99, of Windsor, died April 13, 2016, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

     Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Visitation was from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

     Memorials are suggested to the Windsor United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

     Ruth Lee (Swigert) Smith, 88, of Warrensburg, died April 8.  Ruth Lee was born to Willis Allyn Swigert and Mary Eliza (McIntire) Swigert in Leeton on Nov. 15, 1927. She graduated from Leeton High School in 1945 and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Central Missouri State Teachers College in 1949. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority for which she served as chapter president.

     While in school, she worked for Johnson County Title Co., where she later returned to work in the early 1960s. She received a master’s degree in English from the University of Central Missouri in 1977. She taught Sugar Creek Jr. High School in Sugar Creek, Mo., from 1949 to 1951. She was enlisted to coach the school’s all-girls’ basketball team.

     On Aug. 31, 1951, she married Cyrus Haigler Smith in Leeton. She worked in civil service at Strategic Air Command (SAC) headquarters in Omaha, Neb., from 1951 to 1953, while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force. From 1959 to 1963, she taught at Kirksville Jr. & Sr. High Schools, supporting her family while her husband was in medical school. From 1963 to 1964, while her husband completed his medical internship, she taught at the Junior High School in Carson City, Mich. A year later, she and her husband moved with their two children to Warrensburg where his parents resided. There, he began his medical practice while Ruth taught English and business classes at Warrensburg High School (1965-1987).

     In 1990, her husband, Dr. Cy Smith, preceded her in death after 39 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Jean Wallace, who died in 2011. She is survived by her brother, Jack Swigert and wife, Thelma, of Windsor; two children, Cynthia L. Gabel, of Warrensburg, and Dr. C. Daniel Smith and wife, Robin (Pierceall) Smith, of St. Joseph; and grandchildren Gina (Gabel) Jolly and husband, Chris, of Jefferson City; Alyson (Gabel) Appleton and husband, Jesse, of St. Louis; Dr. J. Michael Smith and wife, Kailee, of Hanover, N.H.; and T. Nicholas Smith and fiancée, Emily Campbell, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and two great-grandchildren, Carissa Lee Jolly and Andrew Harrison Jolly.

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Jane Davis Donates

     Things just keep coming every week. Eleven items were donated by Jane Davis who was the first vice president of the Mineral Creek Historical Society of Leeton. She resigned from the board because she was a District officer of the Church of the Brethren and felt it was a conflict of interests to be involved in the organization's purchase of the building here in Leeton.

     She is now serving in Colorado. It was great to hear from her. Items she sent were found in books taken from the local church by denomination officers. They include:
A letter to Solomon and Sue Wyatt from their niece Anna dated March 3, 1939.
A letter from Leeton founder and county judge J. Ransom Grinstead addressed to Mr. S. G. Wyatt dated November 2, 1919.
A subscription receipt for Capper's Weekly from 1939 for S. G. Wyatt.
A Kansas City Star newspaper subscription receipt from S. G. Wyatt dated February 26, 1939.
An address scribbled on the side of an envelope from Forrest Smith, state auditor in Jefferson City, of Anna Read, 2725 Grove Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
A typed statement regarding the State Social Security Commision (2 paragraphs).
A statement of taxes card, blank, notations of interest on the back of the card.
Brochure from South Side Cleaners, 409 S. Washington, Clinton, Missouri (approximately 1935).
Grapenuts recipe advertisement endorsed by pictures of Admiral Byrd on the front.
Newspaper column of winning cabbage recipes from recent contest including one winner from Windsor, Missouri, Mrs. Sam Winzenreid. Appears to be a clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Partial article of a family reunion for the Wyatt family in 1937.

Some Students get $10 for each "A"

     The Sunflower Bank raised $102,500 during its annual ABC campaign for 2016 in Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. Over $1,675 of that total is being donated to schools and students in Leeton.

     The program began in 2001 and has generated over $1,036,700 throughout the past 15 years for education purposes.

     “We made a commitment to support education through our ABC program and we are proud of the success it has generated,” said Mollie Carter, President and CEO of Sunflower Bank. “We know the program’s success translates to increased resources for our schools and the funds raised will support many important initiatives. We are honored to create possibilities for youth within our communities through education.”

     Beginning January 1 and going through March 31, new and current customers raised money for their K-12 school of choice by opening a checking account or swiping their debit card. Students received $10 for every “A” on their report card if their name was one of five drawn at every branch.

     Sunflower Bank plans to bring the ABC Program back for a 16th year in 2017. The Leeton community is encouraged to visit their local Sunflower Bank branch or to check the website at SunflowerBank.com to learn more about efforts to support the communities it serves.

     Sunflower Bank is a $1.7 billion community bank, offering a complete line of personal checking, saving, mortgage and loans options, as well as business deposit, loan, and treasury management services and trust and wealth management services.

     Sunflower Bank is based in Salina, Kansas. Other locations can be found throughout Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri.  For more information: www.SunflowerBank.com.  They are a Member of FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Lots to Do in Leeton

25 Leeton Lion's Club meeting
25 Baseball at Ballard
25 Softball at Ballard
26 Pitch Tournament at Lounge
26 Softball here with Bunceton
27 Senior Citizens meeting 11am
27 Park Board meeting 7pm
28 Baseball at Adrian
28 Hazardous Waste Collection at 326 E. North Street, Warrensburg from 9 am to 1pm
28 Pool Tournament at Lounge
29 & 30 School Play
30 Spring Thing at Lounge

     Poker Run 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

     Country: Bluestem 5 to 8:30 pm

     Rock: Full Moon 9 to 12:30am

     BBQ Dinner

2 Baseball hosts Crest Ridge 4:30 pm
2 Board of Aldermen meeting 7 pm
3 Baseball hosts Kingsville 4:30 pm
4 Elementary Science Fair 5:30 pm
4. Elementary Music Concert 6:15 pm

Music Memories

     The music department has done exceptionally well this year. Here are some questions about the past music programs. Can you answer them?
1. What is the most number of Leeton students to make All-District Band in one year?
2. What professional performing star was a part of the high school spring music concert premiering his newest recording in 1966?
3. Did any performing group from Leeton High School win a statewide competition in music?
4. Did any Leeton student serve in a national office for music teachers after graduating from Leeton High School?
5. What Leeton music director went on to be recognized as the best show choir director in the state during the 1990's?
6. What major event in the West Central area included the Leeton Band performing a concert leading to a gigantic boom?
7. What band director began Leeton marching band court performances during halftimes in basketball games that led to performances at the District Tournament?
8. What is the largest parade the Leeton Band has marched in?
9. What statewide competition took place during the 1920's and 1930's that Leeton came away with the championship trophies?

FFA Contest

     The local chapter of the FFA just returned from their convention. Earlier this year in March, Jordan Mudd was interviewed for an office in Area 7.

     Nineteen members of the chapter participated in a contest at Archie at the beginning of March. Eight students went to the Clinton Career Center for a Leadership meeting on March 22. Then nineteen students participated in the 2016 FFA District Ag contest in Warrensburg March 29.

     Drew Underwood took 2nd in Turf Grass Management, 1st in Complete Placement Record Book, 1st in AG Mechanic Repair and Maintenance and also received his Area FFA degree. His record book will be in competition at the State Level.

     Kennedy Early took 3rd place in the Advanced Prepared Public Speaking division. She will compete at the District Leadership Development Event.

Jr. High and Sr. High Results

     In the Middle School Leeton Science Fair winners were 1st Codi Robinson; 2nd Jordan Parson; 3rd Brianna Stoneking; Honorable Mention Kayla Crowder, Regina Fleischman and Reese Evans.

     High School competition provided a look at some very creative and interesting projects. Taking the top prize was Cody Claxton with his “Do the Eyes Have It?” Coming in 2nd was Kayla Taylor; 3rd place Taylor Crooks; and Honorable Mention Jordan Mudd.

Participate in Workshops at the Lake

     For the first time the Leeton DECA students were able to qualify for state competition. Those participating included Danielle Wiskur, Hannah Harper, Stephanie Goodrich and Abigail Wilson with sponsor Marijayne Manley.

     The students went to Lake of the Ozarks for three days of workshops, competitions and activities. In the opening session speaker was Josh Dream. Other entertainment included Ricky Kalmon Hypnosis Show and the Mega DECA Dance.

     The students' presentation was on “Grand Slam Apparel” which was a made up company for which they prepared advertising and sales promotions.

By Joyce Riley

     “Whom Do You Say That I Am?”

     When Jesus asked the question, “Whom do you say that I am?” his disciples replied, “Some say that you are John the Baptist, others that you are Elijah, and some say that you are Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

     Jesus was to fulfill the office of a prophet, but he was so much more than a prophet. See John 1:45-49.

     Hear ye Him! Why do we need to hear him? “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” John 6:63.

     Read Matthew 16:16. “Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

     He is Christ, the Anointed One, whose birth into humanity was foretold; whose mission was to perform God's will which was for Him to walk and live among men and to proclaim salvation through repentance, to be persecuted, to be betrayed, to be slain as the sacrificial lamb for the sins of the world, to die and be buried, to rise from the dead and to ascend again to the throne in Heaven where he now sits at the right hand of God our Father to intercede for you and me.

     He came and died so that we might have life more abundantly. He came to do God's will, to save sinners, to bring us into everlasting righteousness. He came to destroy the works of Satan, to give life to all who will receive Him, to fulfill the prophetic scriptures and to complete the revelation of God.

     Some say he was merely a figment of the imagination, but he was very real to Herod. Some say he was a good man who did good things, but he was much more. He was a teacher.

     Who do you say that He is?

     Is he your savior? If he is not, you have no hope until you allow him to be in your life.

     Is he your Lord? Are you doing service for him, doing the things that please him, or do you seek only the things after your own pleasure?

     Is he your friend, your confidante and your counselor?

     He wants to be all of these things. Today is the day to receive him and welcome him into your life and make sure that he is all of these things to you.

     “Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.” Hebrews 3:7, 8, 12.

Sectionals Here April 27

     Leeton High School's Scholar Team repeated as District Champions winning last Saturday in Green Ridge. They will compete in sectionals on April 27 here in Leeton at 5 p.m. against Lakeland (Dist. 5 winner).

     Named to the All-District Scholar Team were Leeton's Chris Hirni (3rd consecutive year) and Devin Goins. Congratulations.

     The team boasts a 15-1 record on the year and continues to rack up some impressive victories. In the Dist. Tournament scores were as follows:
Game 1: Leeton 440, Northwest 60
Game 2: Leeton 220, GreenRidge 120
Game 3: Leeton 310, LaMonte 210
Semifinals: Leeton 350, Northwest 20
Championship: Leeton 330, LaMonte 100.

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     The West Central Christian Service Camp near LaMonte where many youth from Leeton go to camp has released their schedule and costs. Here it is for your convenience.
June 5-10 Sr. High (9-12) $160
June 12-17 Sr. High (9-12) $160
June 19-24 Jr. High (6-8) $160
June 26-July 1 Jr. High(6-8) $160
July 10-15 (Grade 5-6) Junior $160
July 17-20 (Grade 3-4)Middler $90
July 21-22 (Grade 2) $45
July 23 (Grade K-2) $30

     Note: Campers are not to register for any week older than their grade designation. Full payment must be received by May 1 to receive free t-shirts.The address is West Central Christian Service Camp, 24310 Mahin Road, LaMonte, MO 65337; telephone 660-347-5388.


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     Pastor Ray Haught preached this past Sunday. Sunday school for adults and children begins at 9:30 each week. Children in Action and Youth Group have started at Harmoney Baptist Church and will be held every Sunday evening. CIA (Grades 1-6), "Learning About Missions", is 5 to 6:30 pm; Youth (Grades 7-12) "I Am" second series meets from 7 to 8:30 pm.


     The congregation meets every Sunday for Sunday school and Church. Plan to join us as we continue to carry on the tradition in the areas oldest continuous congregation.


     Embassy of God House Church meets at the home of Tom & Shirley Buttram from 10am to 2 pm every Sunday, located on 13 highway, one half mile south of 2 highway. Lunch is served. Those present are challenged each Sunday to understand the coming days and Christ's purpose. All are welcome. For more information call 660-238-1078.


     “As always I want to invite anyone that does not have a church home to come and join with ours,” commented Chris Emerson. “Our services are as follows: Sunday School at 10 am, Worship at 11 am, Youth meet Sunday evening starting at 5 pm for a light meal and the 6 pm to 8 pm for activities and Bible study. We also offer a Sunday Evening Bible study for adults where we are studying the 'Sermon on the Mount'.”


     Sunday morning the Methodist Church began services by singing “You Are My All in All” followed by “This Is My Father's World” before the reading of Psalm 148 for the call to worship. The affirmation of faith was expressed followed by the singing of “He Is Lord.”

     Before the message the congregation sang, “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” The message by Rev. Harvey Beach used Acts 11:1-18 and John 13:31-35 and was entitled “Inclusion.” Final song was “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: May 5 – United Methodist Men meet; May 12 – Community Outreach Dinner at 6:30 pm; May 17 - Women's Outreach and Bible Study meet 6:30 pm


     In the absence of Dr. Dan Lowry the Sunday School lesson was shared by Greg Welty. Alex Glaze led the songs and Charlie Fitzgerel had the opening prayer.

     Leon Moore was speaker. His message was “The most perfect fitting pants” using a Scripture from Matthew.

     Opening Scripture and prayer were by Travis Fleming; Greeters were D. W. and Esther Lowry; Nursery worker was Melissa Geller; Scripture and prayer Keith Sproat; Communion meditation Greg Welty; offering prayer Steve Underwood; closing prayer by Terry Scrivener.

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: April 24 – Youth group at 6:30pm; May 1 – Elders Meeting; May 3 - Ladies Night Out to Raytown; May 8 – Church Leadership meeting 8am; May 8 – Mother's Day recognition; May 13 – Baccalaureate service for senior class here 7 pm.

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School Recognizes Talent

May 4 – Elem. Science Fair in high school gymnasium at 6:30 pm.
May 4 – Vocal/Instru. Concert for PreKindergarten to 5th Grade, 6:15.
May 4 – Fine Arts Fair in HS Gym
May 5 – Vocal/Instru. Concert for 6th Grade thru High School in gym, 6:30

End of Year Closing In

May 11 – HS Academic Awards 6pm
May 11 – Music Awards 7 pm
May 16 – Elem. Awards

     9:00 am Kindergarten to 2nd Grade

     10:30am 3rd Grade to 5th Grade

     1:00 pm Middle School

     6:00 pm FFA Recognition


May 14

     Baccalaureate will be held May 13 at the Christian Church beginning at 7 p.m. The Commencement will be in the high school gymnasium on May 14. It will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

June 12

     The officers of the Leeton High School Alumni Association met at the home of Dawnja McCormack Monday morning and selected as this year's program theme: “Where Future Leaders Learn”.

     The officers believe that the Leeton R-X School system is one of the best and its graduates support that. The date for the banquet is June 12.

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1 whole chicken, boiled and deboned
1 1/2 pkg Ritz crackers
1 can cream of chicken soup
      1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 oz sour cream
    1/2 cup chicken broth

     Saute crackers in butter. Put 1/2 mixture in bottom of casserole. Place chicken on top. Mix last 4 ingredients and puor over chicken. Cover with rest of crumbs. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Impressive Music Makers in Leeton

     Here are the answers to the quiz that appeared elsewhere in the paper. Enjoy!
1. Fifteen of the 28 Leeton students competing against all schools in the West Central area (including the Kansas City schools) made the All-District Band. No other school came close to matching their performance. Mark and Gay Smith were teachers. Three students went on to be first chairs in the All-State Band.
2. Johnny Nace
3. In June, 1967, two Leeton girls' trios were finalists in the Missouri World Teenage Competition. One trio was Mary McAllister, DeeLinda DesCombes, and Shirley Willcockson while the other consisted of Judy McAllister, DeeLinda DesCombes and Shirley Willcockson. They were two of the three finalist who were selected throughout the state for the opportunity to go to Chicago for the Nationals.
4. Joyce (Wallace) Culwell, LHS Class of 1964, served on the national board of the National Music Educator's Association. Dr. Sterling Stacy was selected as head of southeastern district in the Music Educators Association in the 1930's.
5. Sandy Cordes who went on to Cole Camp where her four choirs received I ratings for a dozen years. She then went to Smith Cotton in Sedalia where her success climaxed with twenty to thirty “I's” a year by soloists and ensembles.
6. The Leeton band played for the ground breaking ceremony for Kaysinger Dam at an event near Warsaw. Windsor High School's band was the only other band performing that day. The program ended with dynamite blowing up the cliffs as excavation began to prepare for Truman Lake.
7. Jeannette Graves was the director. Her husband was the girls coach at the same time. A fundraiser dinner by the band and their boosters that year hosted one thousand people that came for a buffet dinner on Sunday as the band raised money for new band uniforms.
8. Chicago Thanksgiving Parade which they have been a part of twice.
9. The Nevada, MO community hosted a week long Fine Arts Festival with trophies presented to winners in a wide variety of music, art and drama divisions. Leeton was the big winner 1929 thru 1932. The students enjoyed going as they stayed in homes all week and got to know some talented music students from all over the state.

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     The Leeton Museum is considering the possibility of building an addition that would be handicap accessible, provide a restroom and increase the storage and display space by 50 percent. Cost from bids is $50,000.

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