MDC reminds people that a “fed bear is a dead bear.”
    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) estimates that Missouri is home to about 540 - 840 black bears with most being in the southern part of the state. As spring gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. MDC reminds Missourians to “Be Bear Aware.”
    MDC Resource Scientist and Furbearer Biologist Laura Conlee said it is imperative that residents remove bear attractants from their property, such as bird feeders, trash, barbeque grills, pet food, and food waste.

Advisory Committee Recommends 50/50 Sale Tax Split

School Board Approves Signs

A vote on two Sales Tax issues could come as early as the August Primary Election if the County Commission has the issues ready to go. The ballot language needs to be filed by May 26 to be in the August 4 election.
The Commission’s Tax Advisory Committee voted unanimously Monday night to recommend that the commission run sales tax issues in the amount of 1/4 cent for Law Enforcement and 1/4 cent for Parks and Stormwater projects.
The 1/2 cent sales tax for Parks runs out at the end of this year. Platte Countians first passed a sales tax for parks in 1999 that ran for 10 years, and again in 2009 for another 10 years.

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Members of West Platte FCCLA at Wayside Waifs were: Front row-Grace Stevens, Faith Stevens, Alyssa Stewart, Clara Rose, Addison Rinehart, Amanda-tour guide
Back row-Gabe Ross, Olivia Marquart, Madison Nance, Emma Schoon, Claire Jacobs, Avery Rothwell, Sophie Rush,  Selina Friedeich, Amelia Bishop, Allison Marks, Jon Salmons

Welcome Brock Dover

FCCLA Delivers Donations for Dogs & Cats

West Platte Offers High School Principal Contract

Weston • Platte County • Missouri

MDC Encourages Public to Be Bear Aware this Spring

Mrs. Lynch, WP FCCLA and the Lions Club would like to thank the community for the generous cash and item donations received at the Community Dinner on Dec. 5th at the Masonic Lodge.  On February 16th, the WP FCCLA took the donations to Wayside Waifs.  The cash donations were enough to provide 20 cats and dogs to get spayed/neutered and receive vaccinations!! Also, the items donated included cat and dog food, litter boxes, animal beds, blankets, shampoo and treats. 

    West Platte has offered Brock Dover a two year contract to become High School Principal.  Dover will replace Vince Matlick who is retiring.
    Dover has been the Assistant Superintendent of the Richmond, Missouri School District for the last six years.  He was assistant high school principal for the four years preceding his present position.

        During the regular Board of Education meeting,  the Board voted in favor of a scaled back version of new signs on the school campus.  Superintendent Rinehart told the Board that a decision on the signage needs to be made at the February meeting if the signs are to be completed by the Fall.
    Tracie Kalic asked if the proposed sign project could be scaled back and also about the proposed budget request for $60,000 for “General Conditions” in addition to the estimated cost for the actual signs.