Each year First Baptist Church (FBC) Weston assembles and distributes Easter baskets for children in the community. This year, FBC is set to give away more than 220 baskets. 
The baskets, filled with age-appropriate toys and goodies for children will be set out on the front porch of FBC Weston and will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 
This started as a simple way to bless children who otherwise might not receive a basket. The first year, one faithful member made 25 baskets and set them out on the porch. 
Ricky Sands, FBC Weston pastor, said, “God has continuously grown this initiative into what it is now.  We are so encouraged we were able to create so many baskets this year to bless those in our community that we love so much.” 
“As a church we have endeavored to be a church for the community. This is one way that the people at FBC Weston are living that out,” said pastor Sands. 
The baskets will be set out on the front porch of FBC Weston, located at 160 Walnut Street, beginning April 3 and continue throughout the week. They will be outside from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day until they are gone.
FBC Weston invites anyone to their Easter service on Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. to celebrate our Risen Savior.
For more information about FBC Weston, visit their website, www.fbcwestonmo.com or for more information about the Easter baskets email the church office at firstbaptistchurchwestonmo@gmail.com.

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Voters to Choose Health Board, Road District, School Board Candidates April 4​

Pastor Ricky Sands surrounded by Easter Baskets.


Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for elections across Platte County April 4. Absentee voting has already started. As of Tuesday, 166 ballots had been voted in house or by mail. A total of 638 absentee ballots have been mailed to voters.
Voters in the entire county will be able to chose three members of the Platte County Health Department. There are eight candidates for the three posts, Michael Shafe, Susan Cole, Kim Swaney, Steven Hoeger, Karen E. Payne, Paula Willmarth, Marygold Fry, Brandi Moritz
In this area, there are four people running for thee spots on the West Platte School Board, Benjamin Franklin Doran, Shane E. Bartee, Boyd Collins Hiatt, Kyle Haas.

April in Weston Special
Weston Special Road District has one opening on the three-member board. Wes Wilson chose not to run for election, so it will be a write-in vote. 
April Miller and April Baxter have filed as a write-in candidates, which means their names will be posted with the sample ballots at the appropriate voting sites. 
Voters can write-in any resident of the Road District, which covers most of the rural area north of Weston and east, generally to Hwy. 371. It ends just north of Beverly. 
The district does not maintain roads in the City of Weston, but the city and its residents are part of the Road District territory, will vote in election and could serve on the board. 
In the City of Weston only one person has filed for each of the open two-year terms, all incumbents.
For Mayor - Kent Stelljes
For Alderman Ward 1 - Steven Unfred Jr.
For Alderman Ward 2 - Mark Seymour
Weston residents will also vote on Proposition A, which would impose a city sales tax of Three Percent (3%) on the sales of adult use marijuana sold at retail. There are no dispensaries at this time, but if there are in the future, the city would be able to collect a sales tax on the products.​

March 23 at the 2023 Middle-Level State Leadership Conference. Approximately 300 students and advisors gathered to learn, compete and celebrate at the conference. 
FBLA members competed in over thirty events ranging from Business Ethics to FBLA Mission and Creed and Career Research. 
The top performers in each event appeared on stage and were awarded medals. The conference included officer elections, competitive events, and workshops. 
Missouri FBLA is grateful for the tremendous support for this event. Advisors, judges, event helpers, and Missouri Western State University made the event possible.

West Platte Placements:
 1st Place
Annual Chapter Activities Presentation-Lilly Bogart, Carter Conard, and Carsyn Shenkner
Multimedia and Website Development:  Madelyn Cline, Liberty Newcomb, and Sam Newcomb

Exploring Technology:  Levi Whittaker
2nd Place
Business Ethics:  Chayse Allison, Saige Cashman, Charlotte Gillis
Critical Thinking:  Brook Allison, Emily Haynes, and Hosea Smith
Elevator Speech:  Charlotte Gillis
 3rd Place
Community Service Presentation Syerra Burnett
FBLA Mission and Pledge:  Katie Trease
5th Place
Marketing Mix Challenge:  Emma Halbgewachs, Raigan Price, Katie Trease
West Platte Middle School was also awarded the Gold Chapter of the Year.  
Lilly Bogart, the 2022-2023 State President, hosted the opening and closing sessions, planned all the days’ activities, and supported the competitors. Lilly handed off her gavel to the 2023-2024 State President, Saige Cashman, also from West Platte.  Saige will lead Missouri FBLA for the rest of this year and next.
Congrats to all the winners of West Platte.  West Platte will represent Missouri at the National Conference in June for first and second-place winners. 
 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) student business organization with nearly a quarter million members and advisers in 6,000 chartered high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working. 
Rachal Lamp
Business/Computer Science Instructor