Weston • Platte County • Missouri

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Below is an excerpt from Beth's editorial from this week.  The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.

The heat is finally breaking and it’s just in time for a fun Saturday in downtown Weston. You can start the day early with breakfast at the Masonic Hall - biscuits and gravy and/or pancakes for a good cause.
Starting at 5:00 with the Moonshiners Car Club will be on hand. Up the street, the Black Ancestor Awareness Campaign (BAAC) is hosting a celebration of hats. Dig out a hat of any kind and join in the fun.
BAAC swag bags will be available for hat wearers. You can also get a chance to win a new Ten Thousand Villages chapeau. See friends and neighbors and enjoy a night out!
Fall is here and it’s time to enjoy life to the fullest before the snow flies.

And now a message from our County Commissioner, Joe Vanover...
A campaign committee has been formed to renew the Platte County sales tax that supports roads, bridges, and related transportation projects.  The voters will have the opportunity to renew the roads sales tax on November 8, 2022.  Duane Soper, former county commissioner, will serve as the treasurer of the committee.  Current commissioner Joe Vanover will be the deputy treasurer.
“Platte County has had this sales tax for nearly 20 years.  We’ve replaced dangerous bridges, transformed old country highways into modern thoroughfares, and maintained streets,” said Vanover. 
“We are the fastest growing county in the region.  We need to keep pace with that growth.”
The campaign committee will not receive funding from governmental bodies.  It will operate separately from the educational effort approved by the County Commission on September 19, 2022. 
The campaign committee plans to raise funds from private individuals and companies.  The committee is registered with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Roads are something most everyone can get behind. We all use them and need them to be in good repair. This is an issue we heartily endorse for the November 8 election.

The Health Department and some pharmacies now have the new COVID Booster. That and a flu shot would also be a good thing to get before the snow flies. COVID is still around, and not something to mess with. Make you appointment today.

Beth McPherson, Editor