1969: Girls in Action
Super Star Seniors take on the Junior Junkies in a game of "Powder Puff" football.
Pictured here are “Misses” Krieger and Trotter. The other candidates were: “Misses” Bolinger, McKeehan, Dykes, Graham. “Miss” Graham was elected queen.
Last week, Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. the greatest sports event of the year took place, not at the Mets’ stadium in New York nor the Chiefs’ stadium in Kansas City, but on the PHS football field. It was here the Super Star Seniors (girls) and the Junior Junkies (girls) clashed in a grueling “Powder Puff” football game.
In spite of the cumbersome pads and helmets, both teams played a sensational game. The first and second quarters were dominated by the seniors. Astounding No. 21, Vicki Charles, carried the pigskin in for two TD’s, one in each quarter. But, both touchdowns were nullified by penalties.
After halftime the juniors tried to come back with a “sneaky” on side kick. However, the seniors recovered. The drive resulted in a touchdown by Alice Kirk. The extra point failed leaving the score 6-0. Yet, Wanda Edson came back a few plays later with a 41 yard TD run for the juniors. The point after failed – score 6-6. There was one more touchdown in the third quarter. This was made by speedy Linda May, a senior. Speedy Linda also ran in for the extra point boosting the Super Star’s score to 14-6.
The fourth quarter was full of hard running and great tackles. The junior’s pilot, Gloria Grayson, took the ball 50 yards on a quarterback sneak for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was in vain. On this play the juniors lost their power and strength, Juanita Kenslow, due to muscle cramps in the leg. However, the juniors showed “pro play” when they attempted two passes, one of which was completed.
The seniors strove once more to their goal. The third time was a charm for No. 21, Vicki Charles. Finally, one of her touchdowns rang up six points. The point after attempt failed.
The amazing action stopped with the Super Stars 20 – Junior junkies 12.
Everyone played a great game. Patti King handled her Super Stars well. Gloria Grayson and Wanda Edson showed great marksmanship too. However, the editor salutes No. 21 Vicki Charles, as “player of the game” for her running, determination, and blood shot eyes.
1989: Kids meet Officer Overfelt
First grade students at East Buchanan Elementary school met Highway Patrol Officer Overfelt on Monday, October 9.
Officer Overfelt talked to students about his job. He told them he was there to help and keep them safe. He demonstrated how he used handcuffs and told the students the handcuffs were made for use on adults and not young children.
Students also learned several safety tips, from saying “no” to strangers to which side of the street they should walk on and ride their bikes.
Officer Overfelt ended his presentation with a trip outside to see his car. Students enjoyed sitting in the driver’s seat and seeing how all the lights were operated.
2009: Living History Festival celebrate 17 years
The 17th Annual Living History Festival and Small Farmers Reunion was held at the Lathrop Antique Showgrounds on Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11. It was a cold weekend for the event, but that didn’t stop exhibitors from showing their projects and local students from learning about living in the past.
Plattsburg fourth grader Chantel Schurle dips a wick into wax, building up a wax candle.
East Buchanan fourth grader Luke Thompson takes a little time out of his day to churn apple butter.