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.