The Clinton County Leader: Announcements

Plattsburg, Mo.


Thursday 11/01/2018
Ava Langner Retires
Posted: November 01, 2018 - 11:21 am

Ava Langner has announced her retirement from Lathrop Accounting Associates, LLP. Ava has provided many years of service to the local communities as a volunteer, accountant and tax professional.

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Thursday 10/11/2018
Millie to celebrate her 100th birthday this week
Posted: October 11, 2018 - 9:17 am

Mildred “Millie” Barnhill of Gower, Missouri, will celebrate her 100th birthday on October 13, 2018. Her family will be hosting a birthday party from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at The Daily Cafe in Gower. All friends and family are invited to come and celebrate Mildred’s milestone birthday. No gifts, please, but cards are appreciated.

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Thursday 03/29/2018
Deana Anderson to retire from the U.S. Post Office
Posted: March 29, 2018 - 9:49 am

The U.S. Post Office in Gower will be celebrating the retirement of one of their own next month.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Penrods celebrate 65 years of marriage
Posted: December 14, 2017 - 8:51 am

Ralph (Wes) and Twila Penrod are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married December 27, 1952. They have two children, Linda Penrod and Randy (Melissa) Penrod, and two grandsons, Adam and Ryan Penrod. A reception in honor of Wes and Twila will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, at The Old Firehouse, 106 S. Jefferson Street, in Kearney. No gifts please, as your friendship is a gift.

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Thursday 10/05/2017
Baxter Hill arrives
Posted: October 05, 2017 - 9:05 am

Anthony Hill and Dani Plowman of Lathrop, Mo., would like to announce the birth of their son Baxter Lee Hill.

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Thursday 09/21/2017
Bob and Jane Everett Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary
Posted: September 21, 2017 - 8:44 am

On September 28th, Bob and Jane Everett will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple married on that date in 1957 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Easton, MO.

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Thursday 08/31/2017
Oaklyn Coots is here
Posted: August 31, 2017 - 10:12 am

Randi Whitaker and Samual Coots of Lathrop, Mo., would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Oaklyn Remington Coots.

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Thursday 07/27/2017
John Howard Smith to turn 90 years old
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 9:23 am

John Howard Smith, Gower, Mo., is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born to John and Laura (Mallen) Smith on July 29, 1924, on a farm north of Grayson, Mo.

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Look who’s turning 70!
Posted: April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am

Friends of Jim Banks come celebrate his May birthday at the Plattsburg Senior Citizens Center, 113 N. Main, on May 7, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Stop in for refreshments & a visit with the old guy!

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Thursday 02/09/2017
Crump retirement
Posted: February 09, 2017 - 9:35 am

Please stop by the Plattsburg Medical Clinic at 400 West Clay Ave., on Monday, February 13th, from 1 - 3 p.m. and share a cookie and coffee with Paula Crump as she decides to hang up her nursing cap after 40 years in nursing.

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Thursday 09/15/2016
Pulliam turns 90
Updated: September 15, 2016 - 9:07 am

Marguerite Pulliam is turning 90 years old September 25. She is a third generation Lathrop native and has been very active in the community. She graduated from Lathrop High School in 1944. Marguerite would appreciate cards for her birthday. You may send them to her at Oakridge of Plattsburg, Room #111, PO Box 247, Plattsburg, Mo. 64477.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Bits About ’Em columnist turns 90
Updated: August 25, 2016 - 9:22 am

Edith F. (Munkers) Webb will celebrate her 90th birthday on September 1. On Saturday, September 3rd, her family would like to invite the community, the church families, neighbors, and weekly “Bits About ’Em” contributors to help her celebrate her special day.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Welcome baby Christian Umphreys
Updated: July 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

Nathan Umphreys and Kimberly Slater of Plattsburg, would like to announce the birth of Christian Umphreys. He was born at Liberty Hospital on July 13, 2016. Christian weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and is 18 inches long. Christian has four sisters, Chesnie, Jordan, Kayleigh, and Brianna, and one brother, Caydon.

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Zyler Cole is here
Posted: July 28, 2016 - 9:10 am

Radawn Kelley and Cole Bybee of Kansas City, Mo., announce the birth of their son Zyler Cole Bybee. Zyler was born on July 18, 2016, at Cameron Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 3 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Mead/Freeman to wed
Posted: June 23, 2016 - 8:48 am

Lauren Elizabeth Mead of Gower, Mo., and Jeffrey Scott Freeman also of Gower, Mo., are engaged to be married.

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Reception will honor Wardie’s 100th birthday
Posted: June 23, 2016 - 8:50 am

The family of Wardie Hines will host a 100th birthday reception for her on Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2-4 p.m. at the Gower Fellowship Hall of the Gower Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
Beers Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Posted: June 16, 2016 - 9:25 am

Terry and Linda Beers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2.

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Thursday 02/25/2016
Carpenter/Lanham married
Posted: February 25, 2016 - 8:59 am

Brett and Karen Carpenter of Gower, are very pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Mallory Carpenter to Hunter Lanham, of St. Joseph, Missouri. Mallory and Hunter were married at the Gower Christian Church on July 25, 2015. Hunter is the son of Annette and Butch Lanham of St. Joseph, Missouri. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Jimmy Gawne and Rev. Robert Elliott, Jr.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
Davis retirement reception planned
Posted: January 07, 2016 - 9:11 am

The First Christian Church, 400 Center Street, Lathrop, Missouri, will honor the retirement of Pastor Vic Davis on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Vic Davis has provided his loving ministry to countless individuals and pastored several Disciples of Christ churches for over 30 years of dedicated service.

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Thursday 12/17/2015
Reception to honor 100th birthday
Posted: December 17, 2015 - 10:02 am

Mary Ellen Jenkins of Plattsburg will celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday, December 30. Her family invites you to join them at Courtside Restaurant on Main Street in Plattsburg from 3-4 p.m. to enjoy a reception for her.

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Thursday 10/08/2015
CAP announces change in leadership
Posted: October 08, 2015 - 9:44 am

On Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Steve Wenger stepped down from his position as Executive Director with the Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph. Whitney Lanning, CAP’s Early Childhood Programs Director, will serve as Interim Executive Director in his place until further notice. All programs and services will continue as usual. Please contact Katelin Elliott at with any questions.

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Frazier Men’s Breakfast
Posted: October 08, 2015 - 9:46 am

Frazier Baptist Church will host their monthly Men’s Breakfast starting Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 a.m. All men and boys are invited to come for some good fellowship and food.

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Stevens celebrate 50th
Posted: October 08, 2015 - 9:44 am

Jim and Margaret Stevens invite friends to help celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Clinton County Youth Building, 251 E. Hwy. 116, Plattsburg, Mo. 64477.

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Thursday 10/01/2015
Holiday closings
Posted: October 01, 2015 - 10:34 am

The Clinton County Courthouse and the Plattsburg License Office will both be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Stevens celebrate 50th
Posted: October 01, 2015 - 10:04 am

Jim and Margaret Stevens invite friends to help celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. at the Clinton County Youth Building, 251 E. Hwy. 116, Plattsburg, Mo. 64477.

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Thursday 09/17/2015
Mick, Banks wedding
Posted: September 17, 2015 - 10:35 am

Tryston Lee James Mick would like to announce the upcoming wedding of his parents Mitchell Mick and Sarah Banks on September 26, 2015. It will be at 6 p.m. at 401 E. Osage, Plattsburg, Mo. at the home of the groom’s parents, Dennis and Vicky Mick. Parents of the bride are her mother, the late Sally Banks and her father, Jim Banks.

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Thursday 09/03/2015
Another milestone reached, Jean Gassman celebrates 92nd birthday
Posted: September 03, 2015 - 9:36 am

The home of the late Frank Gassman and his wife, Jean, in Plattsburg has been the hub for 56 years or more for the large family and group of friends. Raising a family of eight would create enough activity, but the welcoming personality of the Gassman family only increased the foot traffic.

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Thursday 08/27/2015
Reception for Naomi White
Posted: August 27, 2015 - 11:29 am

The ladies of the PEO hosted a breakfast reception for Naomi White on August 19 at US Bank in the community room. Naomi, a long time resident of Plattsburg, will be moving to southern Missouri to be close with family. She was an educator at Plattsburg High School for many years as a teacher, counselor and drama director. If you would like to send Naomi a card, you may send it to 302 Ridge Road, Plattsburg, MO 64477. (Above) Front - Donna Howard, Naomi White and Patti Broyles. Back row - Jeanne Saunders, Maggie Hendricks, Jackie Tilford, Peggy Shoemaker, Mary Kay Jenkins and Rosemary Stipe.

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Plattsburg Community Christmas meeting
Posted: August 27, 2015 - 11:17 am

Plattsburg Community Christmas meeting Thurs., Sept. 3rd at 6 p.m., Platte Valley Bank (use back stairs). The purpose of the meeting is to select Grand Marshal and theme for this year’s event.

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Thursday 08/20/2015
Rev. East to be honored for 30 years at Second Baptist Church in Plattsburg
Posted: August 20, 2015 - 10:51 am

Charles H. East, Jr. will observe his 30th year as pastor of the Second Baptist Church congregation at 307 Depot Street in Plattsburg, Mo.

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Picnic party
Posted: August 20, 2015 - 10:41 am

The Hamilton Bank’s Lathrop location will host a fifth birthday picnic on Saturday, August 29th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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Ortas welcome baby boy
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 10:34 am

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The Orta family has been blessed with a fourth son.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Shoemaker celebrates 90th
Updated: July 23, 2015 - 10:00 am

Charles “Bud” Shoemaker will celebrate his 90th birthday on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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Thursday 07/16/2015
Bentley Douglas is born
Posted: July 16, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Blake and Brandi Breckenridge would like to announce the birth of their son Bentley Douglas Breckenridge born June 22, 2015 at 2:38 p.m. at North Kansas City Hospital. Bentley weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 22 inches at birth.

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Thursday 07/09/2015
Welcome Blake Paul Peterson
Posted: July 09, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Two and 1/2 year old, Claire Tice Peterson welcomed her baby brother, Blake Paul Peterson into the family on June 27, 2015.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
Buddy and Joyce Robeson Celebrate their 60th Anniversay
Posted: June 04, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Buddy and Joyce Robeson of Holt celebrated their 60th anniversary on Sunday, May 24, with their family and friends. Congratulations!

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Beers/Richards to Wed
Posted: June 04, 2015 - 11:54 am

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Beers of Turney, MO announce the wedding of their daughter Elizabeth, to TJ Richards.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Remington Roy is here
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 11:35 am

Devin Sellers and Katherine Miller of Plattsburg announce the birth of their son, Remington Roy Sellers. Remington was born at Liberty Hospital on March 24 at 9:42 pm. He weighed 8lbs. 6oz. and was 21 1/4 inches long.

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Welcome Wesson Blake
Posted: April 17, 2015 - 11:36 am

Randi Whitaker and Samuel Coots of Lathrop announce the birth of their son, Wesson Blake Coots. Born Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:38 a.m. at Cameron Regional Medical Center, he weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19.25” long.

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Thursday 04/09/2015
Introducing Maverick Wren
Posted: April 09, 2015 - 10:53 pm

Wren and Brittany Cooper of Plattsburg announce the birth of their son, Maverick Wren Cooper. Maverick was welcomed home by his big sister Miley and big brother Mason.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Bonderer, Wren engaged
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Marshall and Catherine Bonderer of Cameron, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Madalyn Louise Bonderer, to Matthew Harrison Wren, son of Donald and Theresa Wren of Turney, Mo. 

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Mackenzie Kay is born
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Kevin and Natalie Strough, Stanberry, have been blessed with a baby girl, Mackenzie Kay. She was born November 17, 2014 weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Deloris Brunner, Cameron; great-grandparents Kay Lohman, Cameron, and Phil and Carolyn Brunner, Jefferson City. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Gerianne Strough, Stanberry; great-grandparents Lucille Henggeler, Stanberry, Ray Strough, Maryville, and Joan and G.R. McGinness, Maryville.

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Houses celebrate 50 years
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 10:46 pm

Please join the House family in celebrating the 50th Wedding Anniversary Gary and Connie House March 7, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Community Courtyard 117 West Maple Plattsburg, Mo.

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Moore and Moreels exchange vows
Updated: March 05, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Jaly Lin Moore and Dylan Vincent Moreels, both of Gower, Mo. were united in marriage on September 6, 2014, in an outdoor ceremony at the Hawthorne House in Parkville, Mo. by Pastor Kyle Kormeier.

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