Sunday evening, November 11th the Weston Historical Museum held its annual meeting at Eventful at Locust Grove. There were 73 in attendance for the social hour and business meeting.
Carl Felling, president of the Museum, reported that the Museum enjoyed a very successful year. The restroom was remodeled and brought up to ADA standards. This project was made possible by a Platte County Parks and Recreation Grant.
It was further reported that the exterior of the building has been cleaned and the gutter downspouts have been improved. The new Legacy Membership classification has been well received with five members joining this classification.
The Museum Trustees had two resignations last year: Sigi Rowland and Becky Robertson. It was noted that these two have contributed hundreds of hours to the Museum with hosting and maintaining the exterior grounds.
New Trustees were elected to the Board of the Museum to fill the above positions. Jessica Larsen was elected to fill Sigi Rowland’s term and Paul Schewennesen to fill Becky Robertson’s term. Officers elected for the coming year are President, Carl Felling, Vice President, Clay Bauske, Secretary, Francie Stoner and Treasurer, Ted S. Wilson.
The program was presented by Clay Bauske, Curator of the Truman Library. Mr Bauske reviewed the four year project to create all new exhibits, visitor amenities, and program space in the Truman Library.
His presentation included a video of the completed project as it will look when completed in September 2020. In addition Mr. Bauske discussed the history and organization of the Presidential Library System.
The meeting was closed by acknowledging the Bank of Weston, Weston Chronicle, Farmfare Catering, Eventful at Locust Grove and Platte County Parks and Recreation for their support of the Museum.
Mr. Felling also thanked Barb Bless, Terry Chapin and Ruth Mary Clemens for the excellent work they are doing in preparing “The Musings,” the Museum newsletter.
Also he expressed his appreciation for the support the Museum receives from the community and for the many hours of volunteer service provided to the Museum.
Beth Blain picked out school supplied to add to a box with a stuffed bunny for a little girl somewhere in the world. “I know kids,” she said. “I worked at a school district, plus kids, grandkids and great grandkids! It goes on and on. ”
Shane Bartee was the guest speaker Monday for the Veteran’s Day Celebration at West Platte. Also on the stage were (left to right) Assist. Principal Ryan Ramey, Principal Vince Matlik and American Legion Post 501 Commander Mike Goentzal.(Above)
Immediate past Commander Larry Crockett and others in the audience stood as the Air Force anthem was played by the West Platte Band and Choir. (Below)
The crew at the Christian Assembly Church packed 749 boxes Saturday. “We ran our of boxes!” said Rhonda Weaver. “Total packed for the year is 1,312 - a new high for us!”
Others who helped pack included: Audrey Anderson, Chuck Coffman, Sheyanne Coffman, Lorianne Plummer, Cassin Plummer, Rita Young, Kristi Black, Karel Umscheid, Paula Robinson, Angel Robinson, Carrie Wood, Jasmine Wood, Helena Alsup, Becky Jacobs, Claire Jacobs, Leah Jacobs, Christine Roebling, Daniel Heidtbrink, Seth Reno, Bobbi Hiatt, Celia Hewitson, Angie Wahlenmaier, Laurah Sweeden, Jarod Sweeden, Jace Sweeden, David Plummer, Chris Plummer, Nona Childress, Frances Mills, Beth Blaine,
The Mayor's Chirstmas Tree!
Rhonda Weaver filled a box from a long table full of goodies for children in this country and others.
“How do you thank a Veteran?” That was the question Guest Speaker Shane Bartee posed to students in the Veteran’s Day Program at West Platte Monday.
“You can thank them personally, but even better is to prepare yourself to do your duty,” he said. “Statistically, it will probably not be in the military. But you have a duty coming.
“In the short term it may be studying math or Spanish,” he said. “This is your immediate duty. Don’t short change it.. There are lots of countries where students do not have this kind of education system that is free of charge, property taxes not withstanding.”
“Be ready. Some day your duty will become clear. It might be to your country or to your state. It might be to your family. It might be an accident on the highway. You just never know when your country or your community might need your service. So don’t short change yourself and your development.
He told the students if they’re consuming garbage, don’t do that. “Treat yourself better than that.
“So it’s very simple. Thank a Veteran by being ready. Have yourself mentally, physically and emotionally prepared.”
For some, Christmas is a year-round occupation. Saturday was the culmination of that work at the Christian Assembly Church.
Packers finished putting 1,312 shoeboxes of goodies for children all over the world. They’ll be shipped out soon by Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child so they reach those in need by Christmas.
The boxes, filled with items donated or made by volunteers, include toiletries, underwear, socks and shoes, toys and school supplies. They are marked for girls or boys in age ranges 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14. (See more on page 5)
Tamale Party benefits Masons of Weston
Cactus Creek’s last Tamale Party of 2019 is scheduled for November 21, 2019. All monies raised will be used by the Masonic Lodge to deliver Christmas goodies to over 450 elderly in Weston, MO and to provide 20 local FAMILIES with GIFTS of Food + Clothing. Call / text 816.878.2278 for questions!!
“The October Tamale Party raised $1200 for Run To Stop It,” said Fancy Smith. “Thank you for being here and being the best community ever.”
Don’t forget the Masonic Lodge’s on-going fundraiser, the last Saturday of each month, where you can get all the pancakes and biscuits and gravy you can eat. This month, it’s 7-10 Saturday, November 30 at the Masonic Hall, 507 Main Street.
FCCLA/Lions Club Community Christmas Dinner will be held December 5th, 2019 11am-1pm at the Masonic Hall, 507 Main Street
In addition to the Traditional Turkey Dinner they are collecting donations for Wayside Waifs Animal Shelter (Blankets, Beds, Food, Toys, Kitty Litter, Litter Boxes etc...) All are welcome at this free event.
Tickets are on sale for the Annual Candlelight Homes Tour December 7 and 8 from the Weston Chamber at 526 Main. The office is open Wednesday through Sunday.