City & Rotary Celebrate Project Completion
On Sunday, September 20, at 1:00 PM, Weston Rotary members, members of the Weston Park Board, City of Weston officials, Rotary District 6040 Governor Don Gladhart, and Weston Chamber had a ribbon cutting to conclude the $14,000 grant obligation from Weston Rotary and Rotary Foundation.
(Right) A ribbon cutting was held Sunday afternoon at Holladay Park to note the completion of work paid by a Rotary Grant. A monument memorializing the name of the park and Weston Rotary’s contribution was celebrated by (left to right) Mayor Steven George, Park Board President Jennifer Kalous, members Sarah Stout, Greg Hoffman and Jerry Adams with fellow Rotary members, District Governor of District 6040 Donald Gladhart, St. Joseph, Rick Stout (grant writer for project), Lee Robertson, (membership chair), Chris Donnelli, (president), Kevin Harper, Louis Smither (foundation chair), and Ruth Nelson (president-elect)
Turnover Complete for Weston Department Heads
The Weston Board of Alderman meeting Thursday began with the swearing in of the new Police Chief, Kelly Clark. With his appointment, there has now been a complete change as long-time city department heads retired over the past three years.
West Platte Senior, Will Finke
(Right) Kelly Clark became the official Weston Police Chief when sworn in Thursday, September 17 at City Hall. He and City Clerk Tami Weaver both were masked for the meeting.
Named Commended Student
West Platte Senior, Will Finke, has been named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A Letter of Commendation from West Platte and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented to Will by Brock Dover, principal, and Ryan Ramey, assistant principal.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards,
Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT)
“Will has demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success. We recognize his accomplishment and celebrate his pursuit of academic excellence.
Get Registered, Verify Registration on National Voter Registration Day
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missourians to register to vote or verify their registration today on National Voter Registration Day.
“With the November 3 general election approaching, we are urging all eligible Missourians to register to vote,” Ashcroft said. “If you’re already registered, make sure to verify your voting information. It’s essential that every Missourian has the opportunity to make their voice heard on Election Day.”
Missourians can visit www.GoVoteMissouri.com
to register, check their registration status or get more information about registering to vote. In order to register, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Missouri resident and 18 years old by the day of the election.
The deadline to register for the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 7.
Ashcroft is traveling around the state Sept. 21-24 to meet with local officials, media and voters to promote the safety of in-person voting and the 2020 absentee and mail-in voting options.
In addition to National Voter Registration Day, today also marks the beginning of the absentee voting period.
Eligible Missourians can vote absentee in-person at their local election authority today through Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. Absentee and mail-in ballot requests must be received by local election authorities no later than Oct. 21.