Front row, left to right: Mike Shaver, Steve Shaver, Jerry Burks, Beth Gipson, Nancy Shaver. Back row; John Ford, Jerry Jones, Sid Hanks, Sue Enderle, Mr. Jeff Jones
South Oak 4-H
The South Oak 4-H Club was formed October 1950.
The present members are Sue Enderle, president; Jerry Jones, vice president; Mike Shaver, secretary; Steve Shaver, treasurer; Nancy Shaver, reporter; Game and Song Leaders, John Ford, Beth Gipson, Sid Hanks, Harold Welsh, Ted Welsh, Jerry Burks. Club leaders are Mr. J.A. Jones and assistant Mrs. Ronald Shaver.
Some of the things the club has participated in this year are as follows: Planted evergreens around the 4-H Livestock building. Made and set a South Oak 4-H sign west of town. Made a 4-H float for the horse show parade. Had two money making projects, one selling garden seeds, and the other selling the United States flag stickers.
Some of the projects taken by the members are: Forestry, Gardening, Photography, Foods, Crafts, Dairy, Horsemanship, Vet Science.
They showed their projects at Achievement Day, County 4-H Show, Regional at Savannah, State Fair and Interstate at St. Joseph. Even though they are a small club they are working hard to keep it going another year.
Lathrop Lucky Clover
The Lathrop Lucky Clover 4-H Club has an enrollment of 42 members. The club leaders are Mr. Clifford McElhinney and Mrs. Gene Grady.
The Lucky Clover 4-H Club is active in many activities, including Achievement Day and the Junior Livestock Show. This year we’ve also had many members who had 4-H articles go to Interstate and State.
There are many members who have had very successful demonstrations. Also this year members have started giving public speeches at our club meetings.
This 4-H year has been an exciting, interesting year and we’re sure next year will be just as good.
Top row, left to right: Susan Lagle, Linda Ganley, Genice Smith, Loretta McMichael, and Judy Smith. Middle Row: Nancy Zurbachen, Charles Reineke. Kim Zurbuchen. Bottom row: Debbie Krieger, Leslie McCormick, Anita Smith, Linda Hansen, Gary McMichael. Not shown: Kristen Munkirs.
The Trimble Progressive 4-H Club participated in the annual Arbor Day celebration in April by having a clean-up of the yard at the Community Building and the streets leading to it, and having a part in the program.
As part of our Health program we are having a physical fitness check-up in two parts (one at the beginning of the year and one near the end) with the hope that all have improved in between. As an activity in grooming we are all giving a proper manicure to ourselves or someone in our family. We are looking forward to entertaining new members and their parents and displaying all project items at our November meeting.
Front row, left to right: Laurel Smith, Susan Shoemaker, Mary Lawlor, Kimberly Gengelbach, and Brad Norton. Back row: Marsha Hales, Jimalee O’Connor, Gene Paul Gengelbach, Scott Killgore, David Hoover, and Carl Shoemaker. Not photographed: Andy Fisher, Sue Orr, Dale Orr, Roger Porter, Carol Shoemaker, Kathleen Shoemaker, Curtis Thill, Theresa Zimmerman, Kay Zimmerman, and Randy Zimmerman.
1969 was the year of expansion for the Plattsburg Hustlers 4-H Club. From a membership of nine, this club, from Plattsburg and northward, increased its roster to 21 members to win recognition as the club with the greatest percentage increase in membership.
The Hustlers were proud that four of their members – Sue Orr, Carol Shoemaker, David Hoover, and Scott Killgore – were selected to attend State 4-H Club Week at Columbia last June. David Hoover will also represent Clinton County at the American Royal 4-H Conference this month. Gene Paul Gengelbach had gained much experience in the office of vice-president, serving in that capacity in his own club, the Clinton County 4-H Council and the Clinton County Junior Leaders Club.
Younger members were active, too, with several sending exhibits to the Missouri State Fair and to the St. Joseph Interstate Show. Also at the Interstate Show was Randy Zimmerman, a first year member, showing his calf.
Favorite project in the club must be Outdoorsman, with seven boys participating in camping, fishing skills, and gun safely.
Traditionally, the July meeting is a tour of members’ homes to view their livestock projects. This year the tour ended at the Clinton County Sportsmen’s Club where all families joined the members for a picnic supper.
Officers of the Plattsburg Hustlers for 1969 are: David Hoover, president; Gene Paul Gengelbach, vice-president; Sue Orr, secretary; Dale Orr, treasurer’ Kathleen Shoemaker, game and song leader; Scott Killgore, reporter; Carol Shoemaker and Mrs. Maurice Shoemaker, council representatives; Mrs. Gordon Gengelbach, community leader; Mrs. Wilbur Shoemaker, assistant community leader.
Plattsburg City Slickers
Front row: left to right: Cindy Kimray, Anna McClelland, Debbie McClelland, Dwight Hamby, and Beverly Adam. Second row: Dwight Haun, Suzy Steffen, christine Hamby, and Malissa Haun. Third row; Mickey McClelland, Suzanne Hamby and Kathy Hamby. Back row: Larry Haun, Paul Sweiger, Steve Wieneke, and Keith Evans. Not present for the picture were: John Sturgess, Lynn Sturgess, and John McClelland.
We’re Having Fun Now…
On Sept. 30: 17 classmates from the class of 1969 gathered at Plattsburg’s Perkins Park to celebrate 20 years since leaving the hallowed halls of PHS. All toll some 37 classmates, wifes, kids, friends and ex-teachers gathered to reminisce about how the past 20 years went by so fast.
Adding to the evening’s excitement was entertainment provided by Chris Slatinsky and his friend John Ehlers from Springfield. Slatinsky played his famous accordion, while Ehlers played a washboard and fiddle. The party continued to Bert and Ernie’s Restaurant where a good time was had by all.
Pictured front, left to right Lorna (Larsen) Raden, Karen Kay, Peggy (Teaford) Schu, Sonja (White) Pellerin, and Debbie (Demint) Ramsey. Second row, David Lewis, Steve Lawlor, Ed Krumme, Ron Whiteley, Mylissa (Stutesman) Bottorff, Lois (Green) Thomas, and Steve Tinnen. Back row, Frank Lewis, Bill Breckenridge, John Smith, Chris Slatinsky, and Gerry Carson.
Parade Grand Marshals announced
Joe Harris and Evelyn Green are the 2009 Plattsburg Fall Festival Grand Marshals. They will be honored during opening ceremonies on Thursday night.
This year's Plattsburg Fall Festival Grand Marshals are great examples of dedicated community members. They have been a part of our area's rich heritage and served the community of Plattsburg in many ways. Congratulations to Mrs. Evelyn Green and Mr. Joe Harris, Sr. who were recently selected as the 2009 Fall Festival Parade Grand Marshals.
Joe and Evelyn's lives cross paths several times in their stories. First, they are cousins. Joe's grandmother and Evelyn's mother were sisters. Second, they both grew up in the once bustling area of Mecca before making Plattsburg their home. Third, in the past sixty-plus years Joe and Evelyn have made a commitment to Plattsburg having both served on the City Council and being very involved in their churches. And finally, as African-Americans growing up in a time of segregation, they made a promise to do what they could to make their corner of the world a better place for their neighbors.