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PLAY FOR CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP MONDAY
Leeton Boys 60 Chilhowee 49

     The Leeton Bulldogs were in the battle of the year against the Chilhowee Indians who wanted the scalps of the Leeton team this time. They were out to win. It was a very hard fought game. Daniel Harness sank a 3 pointer to get the Indians off to a great start in the first quarter. Leeton's Aaron Norush just missed a deuce but Trevor Elwell got the rebound and shot a 3 pointer to tie the score. Before the quarter was over Caleb Cramer hit two 3-pointers, Aaron Norush three deuces and Trevor tossed in a two-pointer.

     Leeton had a 9 point lead early but the Indians came roaring back with 3 pointers from Harness and Dakota Plemmons. Leeton held on to a slim 17-15 lead at the end of the first quarter.

     In the second quarter it was Trevor Elwell who came to the rescue with three 3-pointers and Cody Claxton added another. Norush kept hitting two pointers underneath adding four points. At the half Leeton led 33 to 24 having outscored the Indians 16-9. In the third quarter the Indians held the Bulldogs to just five points while scoring ten. That brought the score to 38-34. In the final period of play the Indians kept pounding away and scored 15 points, but Leeton hit 22 to take the game 60-49. Free throws were the story as Leeton's Aaron Norush hit five, Trevor Elwell five and Darius Cramer 1. Darius is usually one of the top two scorers but Chilhowee guarded him tightly all game and kept him from hitting the 3 pointers that has been the story for the past month.

     Stats: Trevor Elwell hit six 3-pointers on the way to 27 points and topping his season high for the second week in a row. Aaron Norush scored 19; Caleb Cramer 8; Cody Claxton 3; Nate Jones 2; and Darius Cramer 1.

     They play Appleton City Friday night and then Calhoun on Monday for the conference championship.

PLAY FOR CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP MONDAY NIGHT
Leeton Girls 64 Chilhowee 39

     The first quarter the game was tied eight times before Leeton started gaining. Allison French, although not as accurate as usual still managed to score six free throws in the first quarter and two deuces. In the second quarter she hit two more free throws and two deuces then topped the night off with a 3 pointer and deuce in the 3rd quarter for 21 points.

     Once again there were many girls who contributed in this game both defensively and offensively. In the scoring department along with Allison French's 21 were Hannah Harper 8; Courtney Campbell 8; Madison Rehkop 7; Maddie McKeehan 7; Jordan Mudd 4; Whitney French 3; Jade Schnatz 2; Taylor Crooks 2; and Katie Fleming 2.

     The team takes on Appleton City Friday night and then plays for the conference championship Monday night against Calhoun.

BOYS WIN 700TH FOR COACH
Leeton 55 Kingsville 28

     The Leeton Bulldogs helped Coach Mills achieve another one for the history books. It was Coach Mills' 700th win in his career. It was also a good solid win over Kingsville's Tigers. The Tigers scored first to take an early lead but that vanished quickly as the aerial attack began. Trevor Elwell shot two 3-pointers and a deuce in the first quarter to go with Cody Claxton's 3-pointer and Caleb Cramer's. Nate Jones hit a couple of free throws and Aaron Norush nailed a couple of deuces to bring the score to 20-8 in the first quarter.

     Going into the second quarter the Leeton team was warmed up and started attacking. Caleb Cramer got another 3-pointer, Darius Cramer hit two 3-pointers and Aaron Norush and Trevor Elwell added a couple more deuces to push the score to 36-11 at halftime.

     In the 3rd quarter Darius Cramer went wild before sitting down for the night hitting three more 3-pointers. Cody Claxton hit another while Caleb Cramer and Trevor Elwell hit deuces and Steven Haney made a free throw. Going into the fourth quarter it was 53-17 with the substitutes in control. Caleb Cramer hit a two before sitting down and that was the final bucket of the game for Leeton.

     Stats for the night showed Darius Cramer point leader with 15. Trevor Elwell had 12; Caleb Cramer 10; Cody Claxton 9; Aaron Norush 6; Nate Jones 2 and Steven Haney 1.

GIRLS CONTINUE WINNING
Leeton 64 Kingsville 21

     The girls found themselves trailing in the opening moments of the game and Kingsville's Lady Tigers appeared to be intent on winning the game. Halfway through the first quarter the Leeton girls got on track and Madison McKeehan played an excellent first quarter both offensively and defensively to help get the Leeton team on track. She scored the opening 6 points and added another 2 before the quarter was over. Madison Rehkop scored 3 and Taylor Crooks 2 to bring the opening quarter score to 13-7.

     The second quarter the Leeton girls exploded holding the Lady Tigers to 2 points while Allison French got warmed up with 9 points, Maddie Rehkop 6; Jade Schnatz 2; Taylor Crooks 2, Whitney French a free throw for 22 points in the quarter. Leeton forced their way to a 35-9 lead.

     In the second half the girls demonstrated they could make 3-pointers as they starting hitting them. Jade converted one, Courtney Campbell made one and Allison French hit another two along with four deuces.

     Scoring stats for the night were Allison French 23; Madison Rehkop 9; Jade Schnatz 7; Madison McKeehan 7; Courtney Campbell 7; Taylor Crooks 4; Hannah Harper 2; Rachael Karm 2; Jordan Mudd 2; and Whitney French 1.

     The Leeton Jr. Varsity teams take on Sweet Springs in Sweet Springs Monday night. Then Tuesday night "SENIOR NIGHT" is celebrated in the Leeton gymnasium as seniors participating in activities at Leeton are recognized. Chilhowee's teams will be back for their conference battles as well. It should be a great night.

WINNERS OF PITCH TOURNEY
Pool Championship Decided Feb. 16

     The Leeton Lounge sponsored Pitch Tournament last Thursday night was won by Steve Detherage of Leeton and Drew Smith of Warrensburg. The tournament is held every Thursday night with all paying the $5 entry fee being placed in a bowl and then drawn out for partners. The winners win the entry money.

     The Leeton Lounge Pool League will end its competition on February 16 with the top three finishers receiving the money from the entry fees. An announcement of the winners will occur in the following newspaper.

NEW POSTAL WORKER
She lives in Warsaw

     Teresa Young was back in the Leeton Post Office to assist the new postal worker as she begins her position here in Leeton. Her name is Betty Nicolaisen. She has six children and they live in Warsaw. She plans to move closer in the near future. The community welcomes here to Leeton and hope she enjoys being a part of our town.

CHANGES AT BANK
Two Leave-One Comes

     Edward Stewart has left the Sunflower Bank in Leeton to pursue other interests. He had worked as the manager of the bank for the past couple of years. Mary Kate Purcell has been replaced with Tammy Wallace who started this past week.

     Other employees include Krystal Silkwood, Edwina Moon, Barbara Smith and Janice Henley.

CELEBRATE 25 YEARS
Sharon and Butch King

     Gary “Butch” King and Sharon Kay Steele were married at the community center in Leeton on February 9, 1991 at 2 pm by Rev. Milton Duhon of the Christian Church. Bob Campbell served as best man and Betty King was maid of honor. Ushers were Jerry Burford and Donnie Campbell. A reception was held immediately after the wedding.

     This year in honor of their 25th Wedding Anniversary the public is asked to send a card of congratulations to help celebrate. Their address is Mr. and Mrs. Butch King, 521 North Wall, Leeton, MO 64761.

     Butch served the community as a councilman and mayor for a number of years. He also owned and operated a mechanic's shop providing services to the community. Sharon has been a volunteer and dedicated worker in the community as well as working at various jobs. Our congratulations is extended to the happy couple as they celebrate.



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LEETON CAFE

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS
HOURS THIS WEEK ONLY: Monday thru Saturday 6am-2pm, 5pm-9pm and Sunday 8am-2pm

Plan to Eat at the Leeton Cafe Before the Game

DAILY SPECIALS

February 4-11, 2016

     THURSDAY: Spaghetti, Texas Toast, Salad & Drink $6.99

     FRIDAY: Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, & Drink $7.50

     SATURDAY BREAKFAST: 2 Eggs, Choice of Meat, Half Biscuits & Gravy and Coffee $6.99

     SUNDAY: Breakfast all day (8 am to 2 pm)

     MONDAY: Tenderloin Sandwich, Fries & Drink $7.50

     TUESDAY: Tacos (4 for $5)

     WEDNESDAY:Chili Dogs (2), Fries & Drink $6.99

HOMEMADE PIE $2.99 and other homemade sweets available
To Place Order Call: 653-4114

GRAIN ELEVATOR SELLS
Expect to Hire 25

     Bob Houk and family have sold the local Leeton Elevator, Inc. Bob purchased the business in 1957 from Walter Wyatt who started the original business in 1923. The business expanded dramatically over the years under Bob's leadership.

     The new owner is Steve Shackelford who has major plans for the business. The older and original portion of the elevator buildings will be demolished and replaced. He plans to have 25 employees once in full operation.

SR. CIT. TO HAVE PORK LOIN
Ruff & Deb to Sing

     Forty Senior Citizens met at the community building last Wednesday and enjoyed a presentation of slides on Thailand and Vietnam presented by Howard Morris. John Beck led the Pledge to the Flag and John Thomas had the blessing for the meal. Following the delicious meal of ham & beans and cornbread the business meeting was held. Katy Stump gave the prayer. Kathy Lutjen presided over the meeting and Carol Beck gave the secretary's and treasurer's reports.

     At the next meeting on February 24 the group will have pork loin as the main course. Entertainment will be a musical presentation by Ruff & Deb.


FURNITURE CITY, INC.
117 S. Wasington, Clinton, MO 64735
Shawn McIntyre - 660-885-7088

LOOKING FOR YEARBOOKS
Museum Needs 1986

     Donated this week at the Leeton Museum were yearbooks from 1967, 1968, 1980, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2006. We are delighted to get these as there are a number of yearbooks we do not have in our school research materials. If you would like to donate your yearbook please contact Bob Wyatt at 660-238-3692. We are interested in getting 1986 as the Leeton High School Alumni Association needs it in preparation for the annual dinner scheduled for the second Sunday in June.

     Mr. and Mrs. Howard Morris donated an interesting comic book celebrating the Louisiana Purchase that dates back to the 1950's. This is a great addition to the historical items.

ALDERMEN TAKE ACTION
Street Dance Approved for April

     All members were present for the monthly aldermen meeting held Monday night. Following the Pledge to the Flag and approval of the agenda and paying of the bills, Tennie Seward, owner of the Leeton Lounge, presented a proposal to hold a street dance April 30. Tennie has arranged for two bands to perform. A Poker Draw will be held with those entered riding motorcycles to different locations to draw a card. They end up at the dance and share their cards to see who has the best poker hand. A 50/50 fundraiser will be held as well with the winner drawn getting half the money and the rest going toward the new fence planned for the cemetery.

     Ordinances passed included one establishing a rate of compensation for Chief of Police and another for Public Works Director.

     Those interested in getting the mowing contract should begin preparing a bid to turn into the city clerk. Bids are now being accepted with plans to make a decision at the next meeting Tuesday, March 8.

     Police report showed 36 service calls. Maintenance report showed decorations have been taken down, remodeling of city hall is underway and Rob Myers passed the certification for water inspection. The Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 15.

ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR DOWNTOWN
at the Leeton Lounge

     The Leeton Lounge will be hosting the “Wild Bunch” from 9 pm to 1 am on February 13. “It is a pre-Valentine Party,” reports owner Tennie Seward.

     In other activities the Pool League continues with great success. Eight 3-man teams have been competing against each other with the top three as winners.

     A Pitch Tournament is being held on Thursday nights beginning at 7 pm starting January 28. Entry fee is $5 and draw for partners. Last team standing each week wins the total of that night's entry fees. Sign up now at the Leeton Lounge.

WINDSOR FURNITURE COMPANY
"Complete Home Furnishings"
108-110-112 N. Main Street, Windsor, MO 65360
Mark Moser - 660-647-3113

QUIZ TIME
History of Park and Shelter House

     In the recent Park Board meeting it was announced that the shelter house is being replaced. Here is some history behind the park.
1. Who donated the land that is now the park downtown?
2. What is its official name?
3. When was the shelter house built?
4. The Leeton Lion's Club paid for most of the project and did much of the work. What other Leeton organization helped cover the cost?
5. What fundraiser did the Lion's Club have in February that year to raise funds for the shelter house?
6. What big event was held in the new shelter house that first year?
7. What organization has fre-quently been involved in planting trees to help beautiful the park?
8. Who provided the second shel-ter house?
9. What club held their meetings at the shelter house during the warmer months?
10. In the same year the shelter house was built there was a basketball team made up of former Leeton high school “greats” that competed all over the state. What was the team called and who was the high scorer for the team?

4-H CLUB NOW MEETS 2ND THURSDAYS
In Christian Church Basement

     The Mineral Creek 4-H Club holds their monthly meetings in the basement of the Chrisitan Church in Leeton every 2nd Thursday of the month.

     There are two groups. The younger members meet at 6:30 pm and are called the Clover Kids. The regular 4-H group meets at 7 pm.

     Leading the pledge of allegiance this month was Zoie Charlton and the 4-H pledge Ava Houtsma. Refreshments were provided by the Fleming family.

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LEETON LOUNGE
Food - Drink - Games
Pool Tournament on Tuesdays
Pitch Tournament on Thursdays
105 S. Main, Leeton, MO 64735
Tennie Seward, Owner

BOYS DOMINATE CONCORDIA
Leeton 65 Concordia 51

     The Concordia Orioles got the ball on the tipoff and immediately took it down and got a 3 pointer. They smiled and the Concordia coach took a seat. They thought this was going to be their game. Unfortunately Trevor Elwell sank a 3-pointer when he arrived at the other end of the court. Touche!! Leeton got the ball back quickly and Trevor nailed another 3 pointer as did Darius Cramer (2 in the first quarter) and Cody Claxton got one. Meanwhile Aaron Norush sank three deuces underneath and had time to sink a free throw before the quarter ended. Oh yes, Trevor tossed in a deuce to bring the opening quarter score to 24-9 in favor of Leeton.

     In the second quarter the Concordia Coach was up and shouting and giving instructions to get his team moving in the right direction. The 3-pointer shower stopped but deuces kept coming as Aaron had another five plus a free throw; Caleb Cramer two and Nate Jones 1. Darius Cramer, just to keep the opponent on their toes guarding to prevent 3 pointers, shot another to bring the score to 44-20 at halftime.

     At the beginning of the 3rd quarter the Orioles appeared to have been rejuvenated and were making some shots. Wasn't enough as Aaron kept putting them in (2 more deuces), Trevor Elwell shot two more.Caleb Cramer another, Nate Jones another and yes you guessed it---Darius put in another 3 for his fourth on the night. Leeton led 59 to 35 going into the 4th quarter.

     In the final quarter the substitutes came in and managed to hold on with Nate Jones shooting a final 2 and Darius Cramer a 2 and Cody Claxton making a free throw before they found their seat on the bench. The only substitute to score in the final quarter was Colby Buntin making a free throw. Final score was Leeton 65 Concordia 51.

     The final stats showed Aaron Norush as high point man for the evening with 22. Darius Cramer had 14; Trevor Elwell 12; Caleb Cramer 6; Nate Jones 6; Cody Claxton 4; and Colby Buntin 1. Next game is Kingsville Friday night in Kingsville.

GIRLS EDGED BY CONCORDIA
Concordia 49 Leeton 43

     Leeton was never out of this game. They fought hard and could have won this game. There was a definite height problem with two very tall girls on the Lady Orioles team. Despite that the Leeton girls battled hard, but most were unable to make the shots that have been bringing them wins. One exception was Courtney Campbell who nailed two 3-pointers in the first half and a deuce in the second half. Allison French continues to quietly rack up points. In the first quarter she made 6, second quarter 6, third quarter 2 and final period a 3-pointer for 17 points on the night.

     Hannah Harper made a 3 pointer early and added another 3 points in the final period. Rachael Karm made a deuce as did Madison Rehkop. Maddie McKeehan managed to get three deuces for six points.

     The first quarter ended with a 16-16 tie. In the second quarter the ball was not going in the basket and Concordia started to slip away 31-27. In the third quarter the Orioles moved it to 41-35 and finally in the final quarter Leeton got it down to a 3 point lead and had chances to tie it but missed them. Final Concordia 49 Leeton 43.

GIRLS DOMINATE WENTWORTH
Thirteen Lady Bulldogs Score

     The Leeton Lady Bulldogs immediately attacked and held the taller team from Wentworth Military from scoring. By the end of the first quarter Leeton had a commanding 23-1 lead. Substitutes were immediately inserted in the game as the Lady Bulldogs continued to expand their lead. At half it was 43-7. By the end of the 3rd quarter they hit 52 points while holding the Lady Dragons to 12. Throwing "Mudd" at the team expanded the lead even more as Jordan and Jodee Mudd scored 7 and 6 points. Final score was Leeton 58 Wentworth 16.

     Scoring stats revealed Maddie McKeehan led scoring with twelve points all in the first half. Allison French 7; Jordan Mudd 7; Jodee Mudd 6; Jade Schnatz 4; Katie Fleming 4; Whitney French 4; Taylor Crooks 3; Kennedy Early 3; Katrina Fleming 2; Hannah Harper 2; Sarah Khan 2; and Madison Rehkop 2.

     The team travels to Concordia Thursday night to take on the Lady Orioles. On Friday they travel to Kingsville for a conference game.

BOYS HIT SIXTEEN 3-POINTERS
Jerry Cox Hits Another One

     The boys found Wentworth a tough team in the early going but leading 33-23 at halftime they sailed into the second half armored with 3 pointers coming from everyone. Trevor Elwell nailed five; Darius Cramer four; Cody Claxton 3; Caleb Cramer 2; and Jerry Cox topped off the night shooting his second 3 pointer in the past week to finish the scoring for the Bulldogs.

     Aaron Norush continues to play extremely well underneath pulling down numerous rebounds as does Trevor Elwell and Nate Jones. Norush came up with five deuces. Free throws were noted in the last game but there wasn't a lot of opportunity to rack up points at the free throw line this game. Aaron got one; Trevor Elwell 2 and Daniel Haney 1. Final score was Leeton 71 Wentworth 37.

     In the scoring department Trevor Elwell took honors with 21 points topping his season high last game. Darius Cramer continues to be hot scoring 14. Aaron Norush had 11; Caleb Cramer 10; Cody Claxton 9; Jerry Cox 3; Steven Haney 2 and Daniel Haney 1. They play Concordia Thursday night and travel to Kingsville for a conference game on Friday night.



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KATHY'S KITCHEN
BY KATHY LUTJEN
"TETRAZZINI"

4 Tablespoons butter
6 Tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
2 cups meat cut up
(beef  chicken or  turkey  leftovers)
2 cups cooked macaroni
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1/2 cup cracker crumbs

     Heat butter, blend in flour, add milk and seasonings to make a smooth white sauce.  Add meat to sauce, add macaroni and soup, heat completely and casserole dish. Bake 350 to 375 degrees for 20 minutes.


WARRENSBURG MANOR CARE
"Be as Independent as Health Allows"
400 Care Center Drive, Warrensburg, MO
660-747-2216

CHURCH NEWS

HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH:

     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.

HIGH POINT BAPTIST

     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

     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.

LEETON BAPTIST

     Pastor Ray Haught preached this past Sunday. Sunday School for Adults and Children begins at 9:30.

     Children in Action and Youth Group have started at Harmony Baptist Church and will be held every Sunday evening. CIA - (Grades 1-6) Learning about Missions – 5:00-6:30; Youth (Grades 7-12) - “I Am” Second Series – 7:00-8:30.

METHODIST CHURCH:

     Fourth Sunday After Epiphany:Souper Bowl of Caring was held by the Methodist Church with each member bringing cans of soup for the food pantry. Terry Elwell will be taking the food to Warrensburg.

     Sunday morning the Methodist Church began services by singing “Here I Am to Worship” and “God of Love and God of Power” before the reading of Psalm 71 for the call to worship. The affirmation of faith was expressed by the reciting of the Apostles Creed followed by the singing of “Cares Chorus.”

     The singing of the “Doxology” and “Lord of the Dance” led to Rev. Harvey Beach's sermon using the Scriptures I Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30. The message was entitled “Home Field Advantage.” The closing hymn was “Here I am Lord.”

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS; Feb. 4 – United Methodist Men meet 7 pm; Feb. 10 – Ash Wednesday Service 7 pm; Feb. 11 – Community Outreach Dinner at 6:30 pm; Feb. 16 – Women's Outreach and Bible Study 6 pm; Feb. 17 – Leeton Methodist Women meet 1:30 pm; Feb. 17 – Lenton Study 7 pm.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH:

     Church Directory is Available: Leading the song service was Mataya Lowry. Dr. Dan Lowry directed the Sunday School lesson from Acts. Greeter was Caelen Lee; Nursery workers were Josi Rohr and Raegen Scrivener; Scripture and Prayer by Brandon Myers; Communion Meditation by Travis Fleming; and Offering Prayer by Dan Lowry.

     Dan's message was from II Peter 1:3-4 and was entitled “Faithful to His Promises.” Travis Fleming had the closing remarks and benediction.

     Following the message it was announced that two more had been baptized this past week and they placed their membership with the congregation.

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Jan. 31 – Youth group at 6:30 pm; Feb. 3 – Bible Study resumes at 6:15 pm; Feb. 7 – Worship Team leads services; Feb. 7 – Youth Group at 6:30 pm; Feb. 12-13 – Women of Faith Convention in Kansas City (for more information see Carla Underwood); Feb. 27 – Men's Prayer Breakfast at 8 am; Feb. 27 – Harvester's Food Distribution at 11 am. (NEW TIME).

QUIZ ANSWERS
How Well Did You Do?

     1. Noel Grinstead donated the land in memory of his father who was Judge Grinstead, one of the three founders of Leeton. Noel was head of the art department at the University of Central Missouri. The Grinstead building was named for him.

     2. With the land being given by Noel Grinstead, he requested it be known as the Grinstead Memorial Park in memory of his dad.

     3. The shelter house was built in 1964 by the Leeton Lion's Club.

     4. The Leeton Study Club held a public auction of items they collected to raise funds to support the construction and furnishing of the shelter house with picnic tables etc.

     5. The pancake supper was held in the school cafeteria and was 60 cents per plate.

     6. The Leeton Elevator hosted a customer appreciation breakfast that brought a huge crowd to the shelter house.

     7. The Leeton Boy Scout troops over the years have planted trees. Buzz Clear has pictures of the younger scouts doing it when he was leader. Bob Calloway and his scout troop planted them on another occasion. They also painted the shelter house several times.

     8. The Leeton Community Betterment Committee under the leadership of Bill Smith raised funds and built the second shelter house a few years ago.

     9. The Happy Go Lucky Club met at the park monthly for their carry in dinner.

     10. The Leeton Independent Basketball Team was playing all over the state and in tournaments that had 16 teams. On January 8, 1964, the Shield reported:

     “The Leeton team was behind at halftime 48-41 but rallied in the last half to win 89-87. Phil Spears scored 51 points for Leeton and Marty White 16. For Windsor, Littleton scored 20 and Ward 19.

     A preliminary game was held for the “over 40” team that proved to be interesting. Of course there weren't as many fast breaks as in the game that followed. The team members for Leeton were Merle Lynde, C. J. Cronhardt, Norman Powers and two others who weren't quite 40---Alvin and Wayne Crooks. The Leeton team won.



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