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Preseason Power Rankings
Throughout the season, editor Brett Adkison and sports reporter Clint Dye drop their power rankings for the KCI Conference. Unlike predictions or regular standings, power rankings are opinion-based and look beyond records and final scores to see who sits atop the pile.
Without any further delay, here are The Leader's Too Early and Ultimately Inconsequential Preseason Power Rankings.
Leader Editor Brett Adkison -
Leader Reporter Clint Dye
1969: Deborah Ostrander to Appear at Stewartsville Fall Festival
Karla Middleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Middleton, and Deborah Ostrander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ostrander, both of Gower, will be two of the dancers and twirlers from the Sue Rose Dance Studio who will be the entertainment on Friday night ... Following the program, there will be a free dance with music by Bud Jones and His Music Makers.
1989: LHS Graduate Worked in Nicarauga
"Jamos huba tanta patria en un corazon, Nicaragua, una revolucion por la paz". Translated, they mean "Never has there been so much patriotism in one heart, Nicaragua, a revolution for peace".
Nicaurauga is a country struggling for peace and on July 19th, they celebrated the tenth anniversary of their revolution.
While Rachel Belt and others in the same workcamp were down there, they didn't feel uptight or uncomfortable about being in a war zone. The Nicaraguans were very protective of their visitors and loving, not full of hatred and violence as they are portrayed.
The medical and construction group consisted of
Their theme was, "SOWING SEEDS OF PEACE". They built a latrine for the citizens of Mulukuku and helped with the construction of a day care center. The optometrist saw 240 people and prescribed glasses. They left the 760 remaining glasses for the town's doctor to use and distribute.
The group saw no actual action of war, but they saw a lot of effects the war had on the land and the people. Crosses and skeletons of cars lined the roads where people had been ambushed and killed. There was a fright in the peoples' eyes. Some of their friends or family had been killed before their eyes. Yet, there was a determination to win the war against the United States.
They were so poor, yet so eager to make them feel at home. The citizens of Mulukuku gladly gave their homes and food to them. They even gave them a latrine that was for their use only. The people looked past the fact that the US government was causing their suffering.
Some of the most beautiful land in the world can be found in Nicaragua. The people are so full of love for their fellow man and country. The citizens of the United States just can't see the beauty of this war-torn country because their government won't let them see it.
The twelve people who shared in this experience would gladly do it all again. That land is truly a land that can say "I JAMAS HUBO TANTA PATRIA EN UN CORAZON!"
Rachel Belt is a 1988 Lathrop High School graduate and is now a Freshman at Warrensburg State College.
She is the daughter of Alison Belt of Lathrop. She accompanied her father, Rev. David Belt to Nicaragua. He is a former minister of the Lathrop Methodist Church.
2009: Women's Fall Sports Preview
Plattsburg Lady Tigers take the diamond- The 2009 Lady Tigers softball team (left to right) Front row (kneeling): Elly Young, Shelby Cox. Second Row: Tierra Stone, Shelby Webster, DJ Ward, Rachel Vanderheiden, Samantha Gibson, Jill Apple, Rachel Kent, Cali Anderson, Ann Wade Third Row: Coach Boldt, Megan Schurle, Jessica Buckley, Katelyn McDowell, Carrie Gibson, Cayla Wyatt, Amanda Clark, Tieier Douglas, Jordan Dyer, Natalie Jackson, Coach Crawford.
Plattsburg Lady Tigers youthful on the court - The 2009 Plattsburg Lady Tigers volleyball team (no particular order): Kaylin Cooper, Brittany Simmons, Marissa Hall, Mackenzie Hoyle, Taylor Garton, Emil O’Conneer, Ashlyn Stevens, Kaylie Mozingo, Kelsey Tesch, Myles Greene, Tori Grayson, Ashlee Filgger, Tori Tucci, Grace McQuerrey, Cassi Rice and Sammy Stayton.
Lady Mules Volleyball takes the court - The 2009 Lathrop Lady Mules volleyball team (left to right) Front Row: Kristen B, Tayler Fisher, Danielle Fly, Lindsey Webster, Alyssa Scobee, Alex Goodwin, Butler, Bethany Erwin, Sam Williams. Middle Row: Darriean Schell, Karie S, Amanda Tucker, Ashley Beers, Alex Holstead, Alex Williams, Carmen Stone. Back Row: Brett Butler, Hailee Nail, McKenzie Groves, Bridgett Hoppins, Tricia Balke, Bell, Tia Davis.
East Buch looks to improve this season- The 2009 East Buchanan volleyball team (left to right) Front Row: Clarissa Mann, Hannah Jurgensen, Tristin Myers. Second Row: Lisa Lowe, Natalie Stumpner, Kayla, Amanda Dawson, Kadi Baker, Genifer Burns, Tehyah Moore, Kiera Benz, Mariah Urban, Mandy Smith. Third Row: Theresa Phillips, Melissa Stallbaumer, Caitlin Flach, Randol Batts, Tori Cantrell, Hannah O’Donnel, Kelsey Bower, April Clements, McKenzie Crouse, Cydney Andrews. Fourth row: Coach Mary Boydston-Gardner, Hayley Myers, Maddie Rhoads, Claire Current, Sidney Plackemeier, Kendall Foley, Coach Ashlee Liebhart.
Lady Dawgs looks to repeat as KCI camps- The 2009 East Buchanan softball team. Front Row (left to right) Taylor Spiers, Jennifer McCoy, Katie Steinman, Lauren Horn, Amanda Landis, Megan Harris. Second Row: Heather Patenotte, Molley Brendle, Jordan Connel, Leslie Grier, Chelsea Andrews, Hannah Adkins, Abby Farmer, Christina McCoy, Makayla Aebersold, Christina Farr, Erin Liday. Back: Coaches Andy Lewis and Kevin Jermain.
Lady Mules still youthful at the diamond - The 2009 Lathrop Lady Mules softball team (left to right) Top Row: Rian Dunkin, Jordan Hale, Mikaela Campbell, Coach Alexis Small, Jamie Bullock, Janelle Saling, Evelyn Briscoe, Shelby Flinn, Gretchen Mayes, Raven Wilkinson, Sierra Packard, Makayla Rooks, Coach Joni Saling. Bottom Row: Lacy Bishop, Katie Slibowski, Kayla Clariday, Elyssa Wren, Becca Smith, Karly Breckinridge, Randi Blaser, and Jessica Burns.
It’s finally football season!
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1969: Plattsburg School Opens
Jack R. Burks, Superintendent of Plattsburg Recognized School District R-III, announces the following teachers as members of the Faculty for the coming school term:
1989: Safe Hunting is Smart Hunting
Conservation Agent, Mitch Hoover explains some hunter safety tips to some of those who attended the classes last Friday at the Clinton County Courthouse. 60 interested people showed up to the Hunter Education Class which was sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Hoover was also assisted by Agent Dennis Ritter
2009: Football Returns!
MULES LOOK TO REBOUND...
TIGERS TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY IN MCNEELY'S SECOND YEAR
2009 PHS Tigers. Front row (L to R): Ryan Zeller, Quentin Kennady, Cody Gilpin, Steve Watts, J.D. Soil, Jordan Hartzell, Dominique Davis, Luke Healy, Brandon Feits, Jordan ..., Fabian Valverde, and Kole Mozingo. Middle row: Phillip Watson, Ryan Guyett, Donivan Hill, Jacob Ward, Chad Elder, Trevor Jones, Thomas Brown, Keaton Jenson, Alex Becker, Michael Reeves, Tyler Hogle, Brian Garrett, Sam Griffing, Reggie Feits, and Evan Owsley. Back row: Jesse Gibson, Ian Jesse, Josh Roberson, Terry Small, Josh Fernandez, Jacob Hogle, Jordan Filbeck, Austin Reeves, Damon Lanham, Baron Williams, Chris Millsap, Morgan Martz, Andrew Dickerson, Joey Pelham, and Kodi ... Not pictured: Kevin Douglas, Joey Wilcox, Jeff Kirby, Rikki Ramirez, Michael Pierson, and Robert Goodwin.
BULLDOGS HOPE TO CONTEND FOR DISTRICT TITLE IN 2009
Turley to resign ahead of next school board meeting
Clinton County R-III Board President Sam Martin responded quickly after news circulated recently that the son of Jennifer Turley, a fellow member on the board of education, had been enrolled in school at Kearney, and that she and her husband, Dr. H.M. Turley, had purchased a home in that school district. Martin sent an email Thursday, August 15, requesting that Turley resign her seat on the board. Martin said that he consulted with the district’s legal council and they recommended that he send the email, which specifically cited that Turley could not claim dual residency while also continuing her services on the board. It has been confirmed by CCR-III officials that Mrs. Turley enrolled her son in the Kearney School District and provided an address within that district for residency. Kearney does not accept tuition and all students must be residents. A person is unable to “claim residency” in two different locations. Mrs. Turley has claimed residency in Plattsburg to be able to serve on the board and has also claimed residency in Kearney for her son to enroll in the Kearney School District. This is a direct violation of board policy. The quick email notice caught Mrs. Turley by surprise. She said that she and her husband purchased the home in Kearney on August 9, since residency is a requirement of the Kearney School District. She had just attended a special session meeting of the CCR-III school board on Tuesday evening, August 13. During that meeting, the Board listened to a presentation by a representative of NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) for a testing program that gathers data that measurers academic growth per student, and an update from Hollis and Miller Architects on the construction of a new stadium complex. Nothing was mentioned during the open session or in the closed session. When she reached out to other school board members, after receiving the email from President Martin, those members were unaware of the email requesting her resignation. “I would have thought a phone call to talk about the situation would have been more appropriate,” said Turley, who was elected for a second time to the board this past spring. “I’m a property owner, taxpayer, and resident in this school district. I don’t know how this process works, which is why I thought it would be appropriate to discuss as a board. I understand the responsibility of a board member and do not want to put the school or the board in a bad position. I intend on resigning prior to the August 27 board meeting.” The following information is from the CCR-III board policy about the resignation of board members: The board member who resigns will file a letter of resignation with the board secretary. The board secretary will forward it to the board and list the issue on the agenda for the next board meeting. The board will declare a vacancy exists when the resignation letter is officially presented to the board at a board meeting. The board will then follow board policy BBE to appoint a replacement by a majority vote. The earliest she could resign would be at the next school board meeting that has been moved to August 27 at 6 p.m. from the regularly-scheduled August 21 session. This was done because the needed tax information would not have been ready on August 21 and to accommodate Dr. Steggall’s teaching a class at William Woods.
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