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BULLDOG OPENER
Leeton Boys 77 Montrose 37

     The Leeton High School boys basketball team took to the floor Monday night against a powerful Montrose Bluejay team. The Bulldogs scored quickly and began rolling up the score.

     Amazingly there was only one “3” pointer in this game by a team that last year dominated with the shot. In the warm up a half dozen were sinking the ball from the 3 point line but when the game started it was team work. Several new plays were carried out on the way to a 50 point first half.

     The team didn't slow down blocking the opposition with good solid defense. The Bulldogs came not to show off their 3 pointer but to play good solid basketball.

     Five players were in double figures with another scoring 8. Led by Levi “The Man” Manley's 18 points underneath and “Swoosh” Dylan Swabby's ten points from the middle the score started getting out of control for the Bluejays.

     Wyatt Fleming's sharp eye (demonstrated in trapshooting this year) turned out to be an eagle eye in this game as he sank four free throws and an additional six points from inside the circle.

     James “Convincer” Cavender sneaked in two 2-pointers both halves along with 2 free throws. Darius Cramer powered his way with two 2-pointers but added another six free throws.

     Alex Smith had 8 points including four free throws. Trevor Elwell had the lone 3 pointer and another 2-pointer for a total of 5 points. Aaron Norush scored four and played a good solid game. Nick Baker scored 2 and Ian Ginther added one more point for a total of 77 points.

     Congratulations on a great opening game.

VICTORIES KEEP COMING
Leeton Boys 56 Stover 36

     The Leeton High School boys basketball team continued their winning way Tuesday night against the Stover Bulldogs who had a height advantage. The Leeton team matched Levi “The Man” Manley against Stover's tallest and largest player underneath the basket. Wyatt Fleming helped and then in the second half Aaron Norush battled hard to keep the scoring down.

     It cost Manley defending against the big guy as he got four fouls in the first half and had to be a bit more conservative in defending the basket the second half. As the game progressed, Norush did an excellent job stealing the ball on the inside while Fleming blocked shot after shot to control Stover's offense as they joined Manley to strengthen the defense.

     The big story of the previous game was the fact that there was only one 3-pointer scored by Leeton. The team apparently felt obligated to remind its fans that they have Dylan “Swoosh” Swabby who sank the first three shots of the game in 3-point territory. He was then followed by Trevor Elwell with another shot. That's 12 points while the other team was getting accustomed to the gymnasium and floor. They didn't know what hit them. They had to deal with the scoring deficit the rest of the game.

     Swabby scored 19 points in the first half and added another 2 the second half for a total of 21 points. Levi Manley had 5 in the first half and six in the second for 11 points.

     James “Convincer” Cavender continues to quietly add up the points. He sank 3 free throws in the first half and added a 2 pointer in the second.

     Trevor Elwell added two free throws to go with his 3-pointer for five points. Alex Smith tossed in a couple of baskets for 4 points while Justin Little scored 2 and Darius Cramer 5.

LADY BULLDOGS READY
Leeton Girls 42 Montrose 22

     The Leeton Lady Bulldogs took charge early and demonstrated that defense they have been known for over the past few years is back. They held Montrose, an excellent shooting team, to only ten points in the first half.

     The Lady Bulldogs offense was outstanding in the first half as they worked their plays and got open for shot after shot----but missed them horribly. Despite leading 14-10 at half fans could only wonder if the team would pull it all together on the scoring end of the court. When the second half started the question was quickly answered. The team was warmed up, the opening game jitters gone and the ball began to find the basket.

     The team dominated play in the 3rd and 4th quarters scoring 14 points in each quarter. What a difference a year makes as these girls have added inches in their height and matured in their play. As expected, the hard work and determined effort demonstrated throughout the season last year has paid off and this team will be dominating a lot of other teams this year. How far they go will depend on how much they focus on improving each game.

     Nine Lady Bulldogs scored in this game with Jordan Mudd leading the way with 11. Right behind her was Stephanie Goodrich with 10; Courtney Campbell with 8; Hannah Harper with 3; Taylor Crooks with 3; Rachael Karm with 2; Jade Schnatz with 2; Peyton Schmidli with 2; and Kennedy Early with 1.

HEIGHT A PROBLEM
Stover 40 Leeton Girls 22

     The Leeton Lady Bulldogs found themselves in trouble when Stover entered the gym. The girls were an average of 4 inches taller than the Leeton girls. One was about a foot taller than most Leeton players.

     Leeton girls are playing very well and despite the size difference battled hard against this excellent opponent. The second half was a close game with Hannah Harper and Courtney Campbell tied for scoring honors with 9 points each. Jordan Mudd and Kennedy Early both scored 2 individually.

     Games next week are December 1 here against Green Ridge and at Sweet Springs on December 5 before heading to the Mid-State Conference Tournament scheduled for December 8-15.

FORMER CITY CLERK DIES
Frances Norvell

     Frances E. Norvell, 74, Clinton died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the home of her daughter following a brief illness. She was born on December 18, 1939 in Osceola, the daughter of Wayne Wesley Wilson and Georgia Irene (Hull) Wilson. She was married to Howard Wayne Norvell. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2014.

     Frances worked in retail for Walmart for over 20 years. In 1972 she replaced Estil Caldwell as Leeton city clerk and served one year while her husband was on the city council. She and her husband also operated a tire business east of Clinton on Highway 7.

     Surviving are two daughters, Mary Goucher and husband Ralph, Jr. of Clinton and Diane McClure and husband, Randy, Clinton; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; five sisters, Betty Butcher, Pat Green and Naomi Hilton, all of Clinton, Sue Bland of Tightwad and Peggy Greene of Chilhowee and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to her husband, Frances was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Ernest Wilson, Jim Wilson and Doug Wilson and one sister Loretta Adema.

     Funeral services were Saturday, November 15 at Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home in Clinton. Deacon Steve Carter officiated. Burial was in the Carpenter Cemetery of Chilhowee.

COATS FOR OTHERS
Donate Today

     The local churches are asking for those in the community with coats that are in “good condition and not being used” to donate to a community clothes closet to help provide coats for those in the area that need them. There are children that attend the local school who do not own a coat. This project will help to provide for that need. Contact one of the preachers to make a donation.

OUTREACH DINNER DEC. 11
Sponsored by Methodist Church

     The Leeton Methodist Outreach Women's Group will be holding their dinner open to the public on December 11. Served will be turkey, dressing, green beans and all the fixings. Plan now to come and enjoy the free meal at the Methodist Church beginning at 6:30 pm.

LHS BAND WORKING TO GO TO SUGAR BOWL
Plan to Go Next Year

     The 52 member Leeton High School Band is planning to go to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans to perform during the halftime next year. They will be sharing the field with other marching bands from across the country to provide an exciting and meaningful halftime for the nationally televised university football game between top ranked teams. The event will be held on New Year's Day.

     The Music Boosters have been raising money to provide the experience for the local band. Projects have included working concession stands at the Kansas City Chiefs football games. Thus far $13,000 has been earned at the concession stands by the workers. They will be working three more games this year with hopes of raising $20,000 from that project.

     The trip will cost approximately $50,000. Other fund raising efforts are underway locally to help raise the needed money. Anyone wanting to make a contribution should contact band director Andy Weldon or the school.

LEETON LOUNGE
103 S. Main, Leeton, MO 64735
Tennie Seward, Owner

FRANCES SWISHER DIES
LHS GRADUATE

     Frances B. Swisher, 93, of Warrensburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Leeton, Mo., the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Leonard) Barrow. In July of 1941, she was united in marriage to Ray W. Swisher in Stover, Mo.

     Frances graduated from Leeton High School and attended Central Missouri State Teachers College. After receiving her teaching degree, she taught in a one room school house.

     Frances loved to play bridge and was a member of various bridge clubs. She was a member of the Missouri Fox Trotter Association and participated in many trail rides. She was a member of the ABC Club, the Truman Lake Ramblers RV Club and many other clubs and associations.

     She is survived by her husband, of the home; daughter, Sandra McGuire, Stillwater, Okla.; son, Richard Swisher and wife Lisa, Warrensburg; grandchildren, Ray Evans Little and wife Sarah of Stillwater, Okla., Stephanie Swisher of Warrensburg, and Doug Swisher of Leawood, Kan.; and great grandchildren, Blake and Connor Little, Stillwater, Okla. and Addison Long, Warrensburg.

     Frances was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Barrow; three nephews, Audrey, Keith, and Noel Barrow; and son-in-law, Mike McGuire.

     Funeral services were held at the Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19 with Brother Charles Brant officiating. Burial was in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum.

COMMUNITY SERVICE ENJOYED
Big Crowd In Attendance

     The Leeton Community Thanksgiving Service was held Sunday night at the Methodist Church with a good crowd of 85 on hand. Speaker for the evening service was Dr. Dan Lowry of the Christian Church who spoke on the need to be thankful and to have an attitude adjustment toward realizing what God has done for people.

     The service began with an enjoyable prelude by Sanda Elwell on the piano. A welcome and prayer were offered by Rev. Harvey Beach before he led the congregation in the first song, “We Gather Together.”

     Specials for the evening were Chris Emerson singing “Praise You In This Storm”; an excellent performance by the Methodist Church choir singing “Here I Am”; and a violin solo by Ron McGowen accompanied by Jeany McGowen. All were thoroughly enjoyed by those present.

     A Scripture and prayer was given by Pastor Chris Emerson of the Baptist Church and the Benediction by Rev. Harvey Beach of the Methodist Church.

     Delicious cookies were provided following the service by members of the Methodist Church. Fellowship between the three congregations was enjoyed for sometime before they returned to their homes.

GRANDPARENTS DAY CELEBRATED
School Provides Entertainment and Dinner

     The annual school sponsored Grandparents Day was held Tuesday with a huge gathering of grandparents filing into the school gymnasium at 10 am for the program and dinner. This event is a favorite of the community as the students have an opportunity to share their school with family and friends and to demonstrate their talents in many ways.

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

BOOK FAIR AT LIBRARY
All Week

     The Leeton R-X School library is hosting a book fair this week. Books will be available for purchase at the library. This is a great opportunity to find interesting books to give to grandchildren at Christmas. Encourage your children to read by giving a book.

TRANSPORTATION BOOK NEARS COMPLETION
Order Now

     The Mineral Creek Historical Society's new book to be released in time for Christmas is a presentation on the ways transportation has changed over the years since before Leeton was a town.

     Included in the book are photographs and information on blacksmiths, gas stations, first cars to come to Leeton and the evolving of transportation from riding horses to wagons to cars. Even pictures of the first hot air balloon in Leeton is included.

     The book is written by Bob Wyatt and will be over 100 pages in length. The cost is $15 each. If mailed for delivery add $5. Order at Leeton Museum, 400 N. Main, Leeton, MO 64761 and make check to Leeton Museum.

QUIZ TIME
Questions this week are about the surrounding area and its history. Can you answer them?

     Here are the questions for today. These deal with recent events. How much do you know about Leeton?

     1.Who was the president of last year's Leeton Fair Board?

     2.Who is president of the Leeton Community Betterment Committee?

     3.Who is current president of the Leeton Lion's Club?

     4.Who is current president of the Leeton Senior Citizens Organization?

     5.Who are the ministers of the local three churches?

     6.Who owns the Leeton Lounge?

     7.Who is the head of the local branch of the Sunflower Bank?

     8.Who is president of the Mineral Creek Historical Society?

     9.Who is superintendent of the school?

     10.Who is the mayor of Leeton?

     Answers elsewhere in this website.

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NEW ITEMS AT MUSEUM
Going On Display This Weekend

     New item donated to the Leeton Museum this week included a $10 Confederate Note dated 1864. It is a nice addition to the Civil War display. The museum already has 3 authentic Confederate stamps.

     Shirley Lowry donated two dresses she found in a trunk that were made by her mother-in-law Edith Seuell. One was worn at a special ceremony of the Eastern Star and the other was a banquet dress from the 1940's. These are nice additions to the clothes collection at the Leeton Museum. Thanks to Shirley for thinking about the museum when deciding what to do with them.

HAPPY DAYS DREAM CARS
"Riding Away With Memories"
812 E. Young, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
NOVEMBER

     Nov. 26-Dec. 1 – No School

     Dec. 1 – City Council meeting 7 pm

     Dec. 1 – LHS Basketball hosts Green Ridge 5 pm

     Dec. 1-12 FFA Food Drive

     Dec. 5 – LHS Basketball at Sweet Springs

     Dec. 6 – Women of Faith meeting at 8:30 am

     Dec. 7 – Show Me Home Christmas program presented at Christian Church

     Dec. 8 – Lion's Club meeting

     Dec. 8 – Mid State Conference Tourney

     Dec. 10 – Mineral Creek 4-H Club meets

     Dec. 15 – Holiday Music Concert (K-5th grade)

     Dec. 16 – LHS Basketball at LaMonte

     Dec. 17 – Holiday Music Concert (6th-12th grade)

     Dec. 17 – Senior Citizens meeting 11 am

     Dec. 18 – Board of Education meeting

     Dec. 18 – LHS Basketball hosts Wellington

     Dec. 22 – School out for Holiday break

LEETON HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Schedule

     The Mid-State Conference should be a bit more exciting this year with some pretty good teams scheduled to compete. The conference teams are Calhoun, Chilhowee, Kansas City Lutheran, Kingsville, Lamonte, Leeton, and Wentworth Military Academy.

     A quick glance down the Leeton schedule shows they are taking on the best you can find in the area with a host of 2A schools. Good luck teams. We will be there to cheer you to victory.
Nov. 24 Montrose here

     Leeton Boys 77 Montrose 37

     Leeton Girls 42 Montrose 22
Nov. 25 Stover here

     Leeton Boys 57 Stover 37

     Stover Girls 40 Leeton 22
Dec. 1 Green Ridge here
Dec. 5 At Sweet Springs
Dec. 8-13 Mid-State Conference Tourney
Dec. 16 At Lamonte
Dec. 18 Wellington here
Jan. 6 At Cass-Midway
Jan. 12-17 Lakeland Tourney
Jan. 20 At Calhoun
Jan. 22 At Otterville
Jan. 23 Bunceton here
Jan. 26-31 Battle of Hardwoods here
Feb. 3 Wentworth here
Feb. 5 Concordia here
Feb. 6 Kingsville here
Feb. 9 Sweet Springs here
Feb. 10 At Chilhowee
Feb. 13 At Appleton City
Feb. 16 Windsor here

QUIZ ANSWERS
How did you do?

     1. Julie Binder was president of the Leeton Fair Board.

     2. Bill Smith is president of the Leeton Community Betterment Committee.

     3. Taylor Elwell is the new president of the Leeton Lion's Club.

     4. Kathy Lutjen and Sharon Jones are co-presidents of the Leeton Senior Citizens organization.

     5. Chris Emerson is minister of the Baptist Church, Dan Lowry of the Christian Church and Harvey Beach of the Methodist Church.

     6. Tennie Seward is owner of the Leeton Lounge.

     7. Edward Stewart is manager of the local Sunflower Bank.

     8. Chris Emerson recently replaced Mike Myers as president of the Mineral Creek Historical Society Board of Directors.

     9. Susan Crooks is the current superintendent of Leeton R-X Schools.
     10. Gary "Butch" King is the mayor of Leeton.

PANCAKE SUPPER DECEMBER 15
Sponsored by Lion's Club

     The Leeton Lion's Club will be having their annual Pancake Supper at the School beginning at 5 pm on December 15. Come with a hearty appetite and support the Lion's Club.

FURNITURE CITY, INC.
117 S. Wasington, Clinton, MO 64735
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KATHY'S KITCHEN
CHEESE BALL

     Here is a great recipe that is easy and delicious. Great to have ready for guests when they drop in and you need a snack.

     2 large pkg cream cheese

     3 Tablespoons finely grated onion

     1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

     1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

     1 to 1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese

     chopped nuts (optional)

     Mix softened cream cheese and remaining ingredients except nuts and shape into a ball. Roll in chopped nuts and chill. Enjoy.

COUNTRY CLUB CARE CENTER
"Be as Independent as Health Allows"
400 Care Center Drive, Warrensburg, MO
660-747-2216

MARY'S MEMORIES
By Mary Bond
"ETHNIC FESTIVALS"

     My first exposure to ethnicity was in college days. In those days it was an old established neighborhood known as Little Italy. St. John and Independence Boulevard had what was known as string street developments of a variety of businesses, bakeries, markets etc.

     Budd Park and Concourse Park with their fountains were popular as was the Kansas City Museum which had been the home of Lula Long.

     The residential area branched out from there. Two areas were Van Brunt Street and Gladstone Boulevard with their large beautiful homes. These were always good areas to see the Christmas lights and in other times of the years to just go walking.

     All of the churches were known for their Italian dinners. It was a tight knit community. People were very family oriented and fathers were the patriarchs.

     I was privileged to attend some Italian weddings. They were all day, formal affairs followed by dinners and dances. The weddings themselves were never simple.

     One evening during college there was a Mexican Celebration at Crown Center. My square dance group danced several times among the fountains of Crown Center.

     Later I moved to Topeka, Kansas. The Oakland area was home to a large Mexican population and the center of the Guadalupe Church. Each summer they produced a huge Mexican Fiesta lasting several days.

     There was wonderful Mexican food made by the ladies of the church. They had tables in the parking lot and served food out the church windows. There was a carnival in the street. Each evening there was a wonderful pageant with Mariachi bands, folk dancers and on Saturday night there would be a parade.

     About February the Jewish community would spend a Sunday at the fairgrounds. There would be displays of Jewish culture as well as Jewish food including matzo balls and soup. Chicken soup came to be known as Jewish Penicillin because that's what Jewish mothers fed their children if sick. There would be displayed their Dreidel, Menorahs, Yamakas and Torah.

     Another group prominent in central Kansas were the Swedish, especially around the community of Lindsborg. The entire community was settled by Swedish. It is the home of Bethany College. The downtown is filled with Swedish businesses, restaurants, inns and the ever present Dalecarlian horses.

     In the spring Bethany College presents the “Messiah.” In June they celebrate “Midsummer Fest” and every other fall “Jvensk Hyllningfest.”

     There is a park with Smokey Hills Mill and a recreated village. The day I was there they had folk dancers from Sweden. I totally embarrassed my mother by getting up and dancing with them on an audience participation number.

     Christmas is heralded in on December 6---”St. Lucia Day.” Young girls bring breakfast to parents in bed wearing lighted candles on their heads. A highlight of meals is a dried fish known as Lutefish.

     In the spring Pella, Iowa, hosts the tulip festival. There is a parade of floats, street sweepers, folk dancers in wooden shoes and cheese carriers. Pella was founded by Dutch people seeking religious freedom under direction of Rev. Hendrick Pieter Scholte. Today during tulip fest they celebrate all things Dutch including food, costumes, windmills, delft, wooden shoes and a glockenspiel.

     When I did this trip the tulips were beautiful the first day, but there was a terrible storm that night with rain, hail and tornado activity. The tulips took a beating. We said we saw the tulip fest the first day and the storm fest the second.

     Topeka is likewise developing trends toward a tulip fest now starting with Binkley Gardens, Gage Park and other areas of the city. Our own Cole Camp and Concordia celebrate their German heritage with food, dancing, costumes and wonderful festivals.

     May you find cultural diversity in your own communities. It adds a new dimension to your world.

CHURCH NEWS

CHURCH IN THE HOUSE:

     THE BREAD OF LIFE: The Church in the House meets Sundays in the home of Tom Buttram (formerly Fiorella's west of the curve on highway 13 south of the junction). Services begin at 10 am and last all day including a noon meal. The public is invited.

HARMONY BAPTIST

     SHARING THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST: The Harmony Baptist Church continues their youth services Sunday nights and regular services including Sunday School at 9:30 Sundays and Worship at 10:30.

BAPTIST CHURCH:

     MINISTER SICK: The worship service was cut short Sunday at the Baptist Church as Pastor Chris Emerson was sick. He did sing a special, “Praise You In This Storm” before the shortened sermon. He preached from Psalm 100 explaining the need to be “A Thankful People.”

     Songs for the service included “Come, Ye Thankful People Come,” “We Gather Together,” “Let All Things Now Living,” and “Come, Holy Spirit.”

     The congregation is now working toward a goal of $500 for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.

METHODIST CHURCH:

     THANKING BY SHARING: The congregation sang “Onward, Christian Soldiers” for their opening song Sunday before the reading of Psalm 100. Rev. Harvey Beach provided a message from Matthew 25:31-46 and Ephesians 1:15-23 using the title “When Did We See You?” Closing song was “Rescue the Perishing.”

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Nov. 29 – Hanging of the Greens at 6 pm; Dec. 4 – United Methodist Men meet at 7 pm; Dec. 9 – Women's Outreach group meets at 7 pm; Dec. 11 – Community Outreach Meal at 6:30 pm; Dec. 17 – Leeton Methodist Women meet at 1:30 pm.

CHRISTIAN CHURCH:

     SHOW ME HOME HERE DEC. 7:The Sunday School attendance was 92 and Worship 110 this week. Dr. Dan Lowry presented the Sunday School lesson from II Corinthians 8 on “Sharing.”

     Greeters were Stuart and Karen Rohr; nursery workers were Karen and Josi; Scripture and prayer was given by Ronnie McGowen; Communion Meditation by Greg Welty; Offering prayer by Dan Lowry; benediction by Travis Fleming.

     CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Nov. 23 – Community Service at Methodist Church; Nov. 26 – Mid-Week Bible Study postponed to December 6; Dec. 6 – Women of Faith meet at 8:30 am; Dec. 7 – Christmas program by Show Me Youth Home during worship service; Dec. 20 – Christmas program practice, pizza party and caroling at 3:30; Dec. 21 – Church Christmas Program during the worship service.

HIGH POINT CHURCH:

     COLD WEATHER BUT WARM HERE: The High Point Baptist is ministered to by Pastor Cliff Dudley. Services are Sunday school at 9:45 and worship at 10:45 am. The congregation had 32 Sunday in attendance.

FFA FOOD DRIVE
Contribute If You Can

     The Leeton High School Future Farmers are holding a food drive and would appreciate contributions of canned goods. They will be donating these to the Food Pantry to help provide meals for those in need.

     This time of year is especially important as low income families seek to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for their families. Help the FFA do this charitable work during December. Contact the school or a member of the FFA to make a donation.

SHOW ME HOME HERE FOR PERFORMANCE
December 7

     The Show Me Christian Youth Home at Lamonte is preparing a musical Christmas program and Leeton is scheduled for a performance of the show on December 7 at the Christian Church beginning at 10:30 am.

     Mark the calendar to attend this enjoyable presentation as they share the message of Christ's birth. Contributions to the home are especially important this time of year and a freewill monetary gift would be appreciated by them.

     The Christian Church plans a carry in dinner following the performance. The public is invited.

4-H TO MEET DECEMBER 10
Christmas Celebration Planned

     The 4-H Club will be meeting for their December meeting on December 10 with the Clover Kids meeting at 6:30 and the regular meeting at 7. Activities will include some Christmas related fun. All young people are encouraged to participate in the Mineral Creek 4-H Club.

WOMEN OF FAITH WRAP PRESENTS
Gifts For Military

     The Women of Faith at the Christian Church will be meeting December 6 to discuss a book assigned to be read before the meeting. They will also be completing a project to prepare and send “Care” packages as Christmas gifts to those in the congregation who are currently serving in the military at the various locations around the world.

SENIOR CITIZENS TO MEET EARLY
Will Celebrate Christmas Dec. 17

     The Senior Citizens will meet early this month on December 17 because of the Christmas holidays. Plan now to attend the meeting where ham will be provided but bring a covered dish to share.

WINTER CONCERTS IN DECEMBER
Make Plans to Attend

     The Leeton R-X Schools will be holding their winter concerts in December. The Elementary will be presenting theirs December 15 with pre-kindergarten to 5th grade involved.

     On December 17 the middle school and high school will be presenting their concert. After an outstanding performance by both the band and choir at the senior citizens in recent months this is expected to be an excellent concert and worth the effort to attend.

     Before the elementary concert on December 15 will be the annual Lion's Club pancake supper. Plan now to enjoy a great meal while supporting the Lion's Club who will be using their profits to provide the 5th and 6th grade basketball program and tournament in the spring as well as the summer recreational program next year.

FLEMING AND MANLEY SHARPSHOOTERS
Dominate Trapshooting Competitions

     Wyatt Fleming and Levi Manley led Leeton Team A in the trapshooting competitions to 3rd places each event. Wyatt placed 1st in both while Levi took 3rd October 11 and 2nd October 25.

     Leeton's Team B placed 14th October 11 and 15th October 25. This was an outstanding showing by both teams.

     Team members are Wyatt Fleming, Levi Manley, Hayes Ginther, Mark Evans, Hunter Parsons, Katelyn Fleming, Drew Underwood, Dakota Carey, Daniel Haney, Michael Moeller, Stephanie Goodrich, Jordan Mudd, Ian Ginther, Kennedy Early, Tanner Page and Breyer Parsons.

     Fleming scored 86 and Manley 79 in the first meet while Fleming had an excellent 131 and Manley 122 in the second meet. Congratulations to these sharpshooters on their fine performance.

SR. CITIZENS ENTERTAINED BY BAND
Donate $100

     The Leeton Senior Citizens met for their monthly meeting last Wednesday at 11 am. Entertainment was provided by the high school band. They started their show with a rousing rendition of the school song, “Faithful and Truehearted” and then added some favorite pep band music.

     The Pledge to the Flag was led by Jerry McAllister, prayer by John Thomas and the leading of the singing of “Happy Birthday” by Bob Wyatt for Kathy Lutjen who celebrated her birthday this month. Kathy also gave a reading of the Proclamation of Thanksgiving presented by Abraham Lincoln while he was President in 1863. Supt. Susan Crooks reported on the school progress and activities.

     The can offering was $81 with 43 present for the delicious turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, homemade rolls and all the trimmings.

     During the business meeting the group voted to donate $100 to the band for their trip and $75 for the Food Pantry in Warrensburg. The group also requests that members bring a canned good to donate to the pantry at the next meeting as the pantry has been running low on food lately.

     Next meeting will be December 17 with ham provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a covered dish to share with the others to help make it a great meal. Following the meeting eight stayed to play cards during the afternoon.



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