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Need Sales Tax to Afford Improvements

     The Leeton Park Board met July 20 for their monthly meeting. They spent time discussing how to campaign for the “half cent sales tax” needed to improve the park. Goals were set as to the priorities of the needs in the park with a new shelter house at the top of the list. Discussion once again dealt with the dangerous condition of the old shelter house and part of the playground equipment. Noted was the need for restrooms.

     The Park Board is determined that the park be safe and family oriented. It should be noted that the park board is not building or planning for outside groups. The board is working to provide an excellent place for Leeton families to have a picnic or relax on a beautiful day.

Museum Fundraiser

     Leeton was the first town/city to host a big event using the Rock Island title this past weekend. It was used by the Leeton Museum/Mineral Creek Historical Society as a fundraiser. Despite low numbers at the event due to a host of activities over the weekend, the event raised $500 for the building fund at the museum.

     A special thanks goes to Cliff Harris who provided the trophies for the Car Show. Winners were Michael Bicknell of Leeton for his 1949 Plymouth in the 1940's division. First place trophy in the post 1960 division went to Steve Pope of Chilhowee for his 1967 Camaro. The Grand Prize went to Norval Green of Oklahoma with his 1968 red Chevy Cheville. It was in incredibly good shape with chrome shining in the sunlight when the hood was opened.

     Chess Tournament winner was Eathan Huber from Sherwood, Arkansas. In the Basketball Free Throwing competition Michael Adams took first place. Dale Detherage would have to be declared the winner in the Pitch Tournament. No one would play him.

     In the Pet Show winner of the most cuddliest pet was Nevach Blythe of Windsor with her rabbit named Cookie. The grand prize winner in the Pet Show was Sean Blythe with his Husky, Nola, who was able to sit, shake, roll over to entertain the crowd. He is from Windsor.

     There were no competitors in Dominoes though helpers Lois McVay and Judy McCanles played each other in a tight match while overseeing the chess games. Other helpers included Chris Emerson at the Horse Shoe Pits which are closer to being ready for the Leeton Fair competition coming in October. Dale Detherage and Stephen Detherage oversaw events in the Leeton Lounge for Pitch and Scrabble. Maxine Johnson handled the basketball competitors at the park. Would like to have had many more for this event.

     The concession stand was busy with Mr. and Mrs. Tim Caudell and family taking care of it with assistance by Pat Steinman. They were selling kettle korn, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, soda and water out of the old Bank building. The meat was provided and made delicious sandwiches.

     Nannette Gauchat oversaw the Pet Show and the Raffle. Winners in the raffle were Randy Huggins, Leeton Feed and Fertilizer's $30 coupon for dog food; Amber Green for “The Cat Woman Book” from the Leeton Museum; Jennifer Rodrick the “Bean Crock” from Duane and Carolyn Harms and “Fairy Garden” from the Windsor Garden Club. Winner of the Tractor Pull Tickets for Saturday night at Warrensburg was Terry Bruns of Lee's Summitt. Dean Rodrick won the “George Washington Crossing the Delaware” jigsaw puzzle from the Leeton Museum and the Burger and Fries from the Full House Cafe. Judy McCanles won the basket from Duane and Carolyn Harms, and the coupon for an appetizer at the Full House Cafe.

     Renee Glaze was hostess at the Leeton Museum during the event. People toured from Lee's Summitt, Windsor, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Leeton before it closed at the end of the day.

     Thanks goes to B & B Portable Toilets for providing restrooms at the park. Thanks goes to the local Full House Cafe and Leeton Feed & Fertilizer for their contributions to the raffle and support in other ways during the Rock Island Game Day. Also to the Lion's Club and to the Leeton Lounge for their buildings.

     Plans are already scheduled for another celebration next year on the 3rd Saturday of July. Mark that on your calendar.

The Fair is September 2-3, 2016.

     The Chilhowee Fair Queen Committee is accepting entries for the 2016 Chilhowee Fair Queen Contest.

     Wee Queen girls must be 4 to 6 years of age. They must wear a party dress, long or short for the judging which is Saturday, August 27 at 10 am. Entry fee is $20 and the girls must be sponsored by a business, organization or individual. To enter or for more information contact Marceia Warlen at 660-678-4191.

     Junior Miss girls must have been in 6th grade through 8th grade for the past year. The contestants are to wear a party dress of any length. Entry fee is $20 and the girl must be sponsored by a business, organization or individual. Judging is August 27 at noon. For additional information or to make an entry contact Lois Morrison at 660-678-2263.

     The Chilhowee Fair Queen competition is for high school girls. That is 9th graders through 12th grade from last year's school year. Contestants are to wear formal gowns of any length. Entry fee is $20 with the girls being sponsored by a business, organization or individual. Judging will be Saturday, August 27 at 2 pm. For additional information or to enter contact Lois Morrison at 660-678-2263.

     Entries should be made before August 27. The Queens will be crowned Friday night, September 2, 2016 at 7 pm.

We Need More Room

     Donated to the Leeton Museum this week were books from Marissa Mullins. They included:
“How to Speak Good English” by E. F. Haberstroh of Harvard College printed in 1931.
“Five Minute Declamations” for school and college by Walter K. Fobes in 1885
“Strive and Success” or “The Progress of Walter Conrad” by Horatio Alger, Jr. Very popular series in the 1910 to 1920 era.
“Elementary History of the United States” by Charles Morris written in 1890. Sticker inside from E. B. McClellan Books in Sedalia.
“The Rising Star” by Alice Duer Miller in 1936. Book was removed from Rolla Library by Work Projects Administration of the Federal Government during World War II and stamped accordingly.
“Practical Rudiments and Music Reader” by A. J. Showalter in 1926.
“The Web of the Golden Spider” by Frederich Orin Bartlett in 1909.

Theme: Leeton Celebrations

     The theme of the quiz this week is “Celebrations in Leeton.” Can you answer the event that took place or its name?
1. What is the event that featured serious lectures as well as entertainment usually with part of the crowd on a lake for the presentation? In Leeton's case it was held in a grape arbor.
2. The original fairs in Leeton were actually called what?
3. What kind of ballgames were very entertaining held by the Lion's Club on the ball diamond and a couple of times in the old gymnasium?
4. What is Leeton's big event to showcase the handiwork of its citizens?
5. The Community Betterment Committee held what to bring the people to the park?
6. What is the name of the 4th of July celebration held at the school grounds?
7. The Women's Christian Temperance Union held what type of contests?
8. A church related festival was held in Leeton. What was it called in the 1980's.
9. Commencement is also called what in Leeton?
10. The elementary presented this in the early years of the school?
11. What is the Lion's Club winter fundraiser using food?
12. During World War II these events were held?
13. During the 1950's the 8th Grade, 11th Grade and 12th Grade presented this event during a school year.
14. Private music teachers occasionally over the years held these to feature their students.
15. The churches used to have these in the spring and fall to stir up the people and win converts. What were they?
16. What was the festival held in the fall about Halloween time to raise money for youth activities put on by the community?
17. The Church of the Brethren got up at 6 am one Easter and the community joined them the next year at this event?
18. Another name for the Harvest Community Service is what?
19. The local school has held many of these over the years which includes many from other schools coming to Leeton. What are they?
20. In the past few years the high school has taken time to recognize heroes in this type of an assembly?
21. The businessmen got a little crazy at times and put on this silly play to entertain and raise funds for community needs. What was it called?
Answers further down page.

Attend the Church of Your Choice

     HOUSE CHURCH: Tom Buttram invites everyone to share in their assembly of Christians for dinner and Bible study.

     HARMONY BAPTIST: We have services for all age groups. Come share in worshiping. Our congregation offers an open door welcoming you to come and be a part of the worship service every Sunday.

     HIGH POINT BAPTIST: The High Point Baptist Church continues to meet every Sunday. Come join us. Be a part of the congregation that is the oldest in the area.

     LEETON BAPTIST: Pastor Chris Emerson has been speaking on “Heroes” in the Bible and in real life. His inspirational messages continue each Sunday. The Silkwoods are sponsors of the Baptist Youth Group every Sunday night. Youth are invited to come share in the fellowship at 5 pm. Sunday School is at 10 am, Worship at 11 am, Youth meets Sunday evening starting at 5 pm and the adults have a Bible Study at 6.

     LEETON CHRISTIAN: Dan Lowry presented a lesson on the ninth chapter of Daniel during the Sunday school hour. Song leader was Mataya Lowry. Greeter for the morning was Amanda Cox. For the worship service Scripture and prayer were given by Mike Fidler; Communion meditation by Bruce Moore; offering prayer Tim Reynolds; and Closing Prayer Charlie Fitzgerel. Dr. Lowry's sermon title was “Praying in the Belly of the Fish.”

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: July 24 – Youth Group is involved with Vacation Bible School; July 24-27 – Vacation Bible School; August 14 – Mark Buttram, former minister, will be bringing morning message.

     LEETON UNITED METHODIST: Starting on July 20th at 7 pm a youth group was organized. Youth are encouraged to come and to bring friends. For the Sunday Worship service the congregation began by singing “You Are My All in All” followed by the hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory”. The call to worship used Psalm 82. Leading to the sermon the congregation sang “There's a Spirit in the Air” The Scripture used was Luke 10:25-37. The message was entitled “Radical Hospitality” presented by Rev. Harvey Beach. The final song was “Lord I Want to Be a Christian.”

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: July 20 – Choir meeting 6:30 pm, Bible Study and Youth Group 7 pm; July 21 – Men's Bible Study 7 pm.

Thompson House

     Most of the readers of this bulletin will remember the house located at the north end of the 200 block of north Main in Leeton as the home of Gypsy Thompson. The cute bungalow was the perfect home for Gypsy over the years. She had an abundance of fruit on her fruit trees located on the south side of her house. She was always smiling and hospitable to those who came in contact with her and made a pretty good apple pie.

     Sunday her house was demolished making way for a new planned use for the property. The house had fallen into disrepair as no one had lived in it for sometime.

Bring Dessert and/or Side Dish

     The Leeton Senior Citizens will meet Wednesday, July 27. The main dish on the menu is hot dogs and hamburgers for a mid-summer picnic lunch. Everyone is invited to bring a salad, dessert or something to go with the main course.

     John Cecilia and his band will be the entertainment this next meeting. Candidate Robert Simmons will be present to get to know the people.

Lion's Club Sponsored

     The Leeton summer recreation teams were outstanding this year with 4 of eight making the Championship Finals in the Shippy League. Two of those won their championship matches. Of the other four teams in competition two finished 2nd and one 3rd. Teams are from Lake Lottawana down to Windsor in a wide variety of age groups.

Memorabilia in the Window Trim

     Al and Le Carton at 109 S. Lee in Leeton, Missouri, have been doing some remodeling of their home. To their surprise when they pulled off some woodwork trim in the living room on the back was stamped “Leeton Lumber Co., Leeton, Missouri” and “Katy” representing the company from which the lumber was purchased and the railroad that delivered it. They have donated the woodwork to the Leeton Museum.

Plan Another Year of Activities

     Dewayne Dady was sworn in as the new president of the Leeton Lion's Club Monday night by outgoing president Taylor Elwell. Other officers sworn in included 2nd Vice President Tom Wissinger, treasurer Taylor Elwell, and board members Bill Smith and Terry Scrivener.

     Gary Curtis of Warrensburg was present to share information on District activities. The club considered replacing the old refrigerator and three offered to donate old refrigerators. Costs are being looked at as the decision was temporarily tabled.

     An Open House and Dedication of the Lion's Club headquarters is being planned for September 16. A special program is being considered.

     The concession stand during the summer recreation program raised $2400 for the club. A thank you was made to those who helped achieve that amount. Brian Uptegrove considered not heading the Leeton recreation program next year but after considerable thought has announced he will serve one more year. He recommended the Lion's put a chain link fence on the baseball fields at the foul lines. Discussion will continue.

     Next meeting is July 25 at 6:30 pm in the Lion's Club headquarters.

Lion's Club Sponsored

     A raffle is being held by the Leeton Lion's Club which will help get one person ready for Rifle Deer Season. The prize is a Savage Arms Axis II XP Model 2225 with Weaver 9x40 scope The drawing will be October 1 of the Fall Festival. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20.

     Anyone wanting to order tickets may send check payable to Leeton Lion's Club to: Leeton Lion's Club, P. O. Box 185, Leeton, MO 64761, or may purchase from a Lion's Club member.

They Keep Coming

     Items donated this week at the museum included ten drawings by George Flasschoen, grandson of the famous artist Gustave Flasschoen of Belgium. George married Roselle a niece of Bill Crowder's and has been closely associated with Leeton for the past few years.

     He donated the famous “Coca-Cola” in red sign on the side of an old barn with the rest of the picture in black and white; an entertaining collection of four pictures of cats in the bathroom; three humorous drawings of people playing golf; and two profiles of cats.

     Two water colors were donated by another individual of Paris scenes done by Allen in 1984.

     All of these are nice additions to the museum's growing collection of artwork.

     An 1893 Chicago World's Fair silver spoon with engraving was donated by Marissa Mullins. She also had two receipts signed by Perry Jones concerning the mule business dating back to the early part of last century.

     Other items donated included two milk glass steins and a milk glass vase; an antique cork screw; hatchet; two Model-T tools; twenty 45 RPM records; 1 pocket watch; 1 Allis-Chalmers tractor manual; 1 McCormick-Deering tractor manual; 1 1930's radio microphone for broadcasting; 1 photo of John Nichols and wife; 1 photo with all first names but no last name; 1 25th Anniversary spoon; 1 Christmas spoon; 1 will handwritten in French from 1700's; 1 poster listing the acts of the first American Congress passed in New York; and a Pulitzer Prize medal.

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1 pkg orange jello
1 cup hot water
1/4 teaspoon pineapple flavoring
1/2 pint sherbet
1 (10 oz) can crushed pineapple
1 (51/2 oz.) can orange sections, drained
1 1/2 sliced bananas

     Dissolve jello in hot water, combine remaining ingredients and chill.

Need Donations

     Tim Caudill, owner of the former Bank of Leeton building donated the safe deposit boxes from the historic Bank of Leeton to the Mineral Creek Historical Society for the purpose of selling to raise money for the museum's building project. The long boxes familiar to most will be given to anyone donating $100 for the building fund. The steel doors of the safe deposit boxes are available for a donation as listed:
12 inch by 6 inch $500; 6 inch by 6 inch $250; 12 inch by 2 inch $150; 6 inch by 2 inch $100. Number tags removed from doors are available at $50 each.

by Joyce Riley

     I come to you ashamed, Lord. Forgive me for the words I have spoken. I used to hate talk like I've just been using, but I hear so much of it. I guess I don't mind it any more. And this weekend I wanted to impress those kids I don't quite feel secure with.

     I was amazed at what came out of my mouth. You should have heard me! Well, I guess you did. Sigh. Now I wish you hadn't. I wish I hadn't heard myself saying those words. I felt proud of myself at the time, but now I feel ashamed and kind of sick.

     Sure, a word is a word, lots of people say it. We've even got a teacher who claims there are no “bad words” at all. A word can't hurt you. She says “Use any word you want any old time.”

     But, I'm confused about it, Lord. Help me figure it out. If there are good words, words to express love and beauty, then there must be some bad words too. Words to curse with, hate with, foul things up with.

     If not, if all words were the same, without any meaning, then how could any of us ever say anything? How could we be understood?

     Is the teacher right, Lord? Is a curse as good as a blessing? Are the words little kids write on walls and big kids use to make ourselves feel bigger, as pleasant and charming as anything in the dictionary?

     As I talk about this, I think I'm getting my answer. Some words can hurt us. There are some words I couldn't use around anyone I really respect, or that I want to respect me. For instance, my pastor or his wife, my Sunday school teacher, my Christian friends, my boyfriend or girlfriend or you Lord. I couldn't swear or use those words in talking to you.

     Language is so marvelous, Lord! We have such a wide wonderful choice of words. Let me learn lots of them. I don't want to use bad words simply because I don't know enough good ones, or because I feel the need to “show off.”

     Help me to learn to use the best words for every occasion. Words that will make those who hear me feel happy and cheerful and glad that I am around them.

     Thank you Lord for words. Amen! Words are strangely made of sounds, Which sometimes sting and slap. Other times they're feather soft, And gently touch and pat. What makes the difference? It's where they're born and start. Whatever the kind, words always come Directly from the heart.

     “Let the words of my mouth; and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14.

Good Turnout

     Nearly 200 attended the Freedom Celebration sponsored by the Christian Church. Members of all the churches were present to enjoy the free hot dogs, chips, cookies and bottled water at 8 pm followed by some great fireworks.

by Joyce Riley

     The men who handled the setting off of the fireworks are to be commended as for a full half hour the sky was lit with color and shooting rockets with very little pause in the action.

by Joyce Riley

     The community thanks all who were involved in putting this together. It was a nice way to end the 4th of July season despite being delayed a week due to rain.

Prince is President

     Elected at the Leeton High School Alumni Association's annual dinner and meeting Sunday were Taylor Prince (Class of 2015) as president; Shirley Willcockson (Class of 1968) as vice president; and Heather Smith Zimmerman (Class of 1991) as secretary-treasurer.

     The meeting built to a climax as Supt. Susan Crooks shared information about the trip by the band to Chicago for their performance in the McDonald's Thanksgiving Day Parade and other successes during the year.

     Bob Wyatt shared about the various construction projects and innovative programs through the past one hundred years that have caused Leeton to be considered a leader in educational development.

     Dr. Dan Lowry, special speaker for the day, shared the importance of small schools in the educating of today's youth. He pointed out the many advantages in developing self awareness, self confidence and self motivation provided.

     Others on the program were Jerry Arwood again bringing attention to the Veterans of America and Betty Ward who presented the memorial before the 100+ in attendance.

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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.

Re-Open Labor Day

     Tennie Seward, owner of the Leeton Lounge, reported that as the sun continues to provide light during summer months people are less likely to come to the Lounge. Because he has farming to do it seemed reasonable to close for the summer for both reasons. His birthday celebration climaxed a good year. They reopen after Labor Day.

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Piccolo Player

     Katie Fleming who graduated from Leeton High School this past spring auditioned for the University of Central Missouri Marching Band and has been designated first piccolo player. Congratulations.

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     In late July the museum is planning a “Game Day” which will include several competitions for all ages. The entire event is planned to raise funds for the museum addition. Volunteers are needed. If interested contact Suggar Gauchat (660-909-1917) to help with this project.

     Competitions will include Free Throw Shooting; 3-point Shooting; Horseshoes; Pitch; Scrabble; Chess; Dominoes; Karaoke; and a Car Show. Plan now to take part in the fun.


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Women's Rights Campaigned for by Leeton Area Women The battle by women to get the privilege to vote took a great deal of energy and risk in the early part of the past century. In the case of Leeton women it was for one woman a campaign to get a job she wanted. Georgia Gibson had graduated from Hooper Institute of Clarksville, Missouri, by 1892. She won a county wide contest as the outstanding woman for which she was awarded an Anderson and Sons Piano from the Daily Journal in Warrensburg. She was known as quite a good pianist and shared the piano with her good friend Leeton teacher Miss Jessie Sympson at many a party and recital. Georgia performed on stage in plays with rave reviews. One poster in the Leeton Museum shows her listed in a performance at Fair Haven. In 1893 she competed in the Chicago Worlds Fair and came home as the outstanding Preparer of Food. Her husband to be, Pemberton Cooper, won the World's Best Calligrapher Competition. Leeton area people did very well at that fair. Georgia purchased some tools and launched into carving wood, weaving baskets and miniature furniture from straw, and finally took up painting after visiting the Paris Exposition in 1900. There was nothing she wouldn't try in the creative world. The men, despite her being taller than most, lined up at parties and neighborhood dinners to dance the night away with her. She was a very popular woman. She graduated from the Normal (University of Central Missouri) by 1910 with notebooks filled with drawings of plant and animal life. She presented assignments with a professional appearance that astonished her professors. Her sister, Jessie Hart later became a Regent of the University. Georgia became interested in human life and health which led her to complete the Chautauqua School of Nursing Program from Jamestown, New York. She became a qualified midwife and was the one who saved her granddaughter, Mary Alice Bond, when she was born three months premature in the 1940's. Unfortunately, this is where Georgia ran into a wall. She had been able to accomplish nearly everything she tackled, but she had a desire to become a doctor. She had received high recommendations from the staff at the Chautauqua School and was encouraged to continue her education to become a doctor. She applied at Washington University in St. Louis among others and was astonished to receive a letter back saying she was not qualified by one fact, she was a woman. Despite her efforts to get in other medical schools she was always turned down because she was a woman. This launched her new effort which was getting the vote for women. She and her husband, Pemberton Cooper, staged many a comical advertisement to get the men to give women the vote. The date on the photograph on this page is November 1, 1914. Her husband is shown on the fence (like most men at the time) with Georgia spanking him to get him to make a decision in favor of women voting. Women finally got the vote thanks to people like Georgia Gibson Cooper. Just another outstanding person from the Leeton community.

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     “USE YOUR TIME WISELY” :In the days of our youth, we feel like we will live forever. We waste our time chasing after meaningless things, always looking for a thrill of some sort or another. The thought never occurs to us that we cannot call back that wasted time and do it over again.

     Our time, every moment of every hour of every day of our lives is a direct gift from God. He allows us the choice to use that gift in whatever way we want. He produces for us a new batch of mercy and grace every morning and desires that we will follow his ways all through our days. When we come to the realization of that precious gift of time, we begin to commit our time to the Lord and His service by worshiping him and serving others. “So teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 92:12.

     “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17.

     Turn to him when you face temptation. In our own selves we do not have the strength to resist temptation as we ought. We have limited vision and can't see our way out of the dilemma.

     God has already seen the end of our entire situation and He knows already what the outcome will be. He is faithful and desires that we overcome the temptation. He protects us and guides us through each situation. He loves us and proves His love for us in that way.

     “And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” I Corinthians 10:13.

     Because we have such a limited perspective on what lies ahead we get into trouble when we try to determine on our own which way we should go and what we should do. There are many places which can cause us to stumble, but if we will allow our Father God to guide us down the road of our life, He is faithful to show us a way around those dangerous and threatening places. He knows the right way for us to go.

     “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.

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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.


     ATTENDANCE INCREASING Pastor Chris Emerson has been speaking on “Heroes” in the Bible and in real life. His inspirational messages continue each Sunday. The Silkwoods are sponsors of the Baptist Youth Group every Sunday night. Youth are invited to come share in the fellowship at 5 pm. Sunday School is at 10 am, Worship at 11 am, Youth meets Sunday evening starting at 5 pm and the adults have a Bible Study at 6.

     Sunday School is at 10 am, Worship at 11 am, Youth meets Sunday evening starting at 5 pm for a light meal and then 6 pm to 8 pm for activities and Bible study. Sunday Evening Bible study for adults 6 pm.


     METHODIST EXPANDING SUNDAY SCHOOL AND STARTING YOUTH PROGRAM Some changes are taking place during the Sunday school hour. A new adult class is starting July 17 with Terry Elwell as the teacher. A new youth Sunday school class will be led by Jeff and Alisa Jones. Starting July 20 at 7 pm a youth group will be organized. Youth are encouraged to come and to bring a friend. For the Sunday Worship service the congregation began by singing “You Are My All in All” followed by the hymn “God of Grace and God of Glory”. The call to worship used Psalm 82. Leading to the sermon the congregation sang “There's a Spirit in the Air” The Scripture used was Luke 10:25-37. The message was entitled “Radical Hospitality” presented by Rev. Harvey Beach. The final song was “Lord I Want to Be a Christian.” CALENDAR OF EVENTS: July 14 - Community Outreach Dinner at 6:30 pm.


     VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS JULY 24 Dan Lowry presented a lesson on the eighth chapter of Daniel after a brief report by Ayme Carter on her upcoming mission trip to homeless shelters throughout the United States. Song leaders for the services were Leon Moore and Alex Glaze. Opening prayer for Sunday School was given by Greg Lankard. Scripture and prayer were given by Bubba Eggers; Communion meditation by Tim Lowry; offering prayer Joe Glaze; and Closing Prayer Travis Fleming. Dr. Lowry's sermon title was “How to Encourage Yourself in God.” Following the message Greg Hoffman was baptized by Tim Lowry. CALENDAR OF EVENTS: July 10 – Youth Group with Ayme Carter (former youth leader); July 23 – Harvester's at 11 am; July 24-27 – Vacation Bible School; August 14 – Mark Buttram, former minister, will be bringing morning message.

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     The Leeton Museum is preparing to build 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. Contributions are encouraged to help complete this project. Make check to Leeton Museum and mail to Leeton Museum, 400 N. Main, Leeton, MO 64761.

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