Morgan County R-II high school in Versailles Homecoming queen candidates for 2014, pictured Wednesday, Oct. 1, are Megan Rice, left, Tiffany Bogard, Julia Boehm and Tiffany Young. Not pictured is the fifth candidate, Abby Guinn, who was out ill. Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 10. (photo by Robin Fish)
Jacobs Cave Swapping Days Oct. 2-5 on TT
by Janet Dabbs
More than 30,000 people are expected to descend on the Jacob's Cave Meadowlands Thursday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 5 for the 37th Annual Jacob's Cave Fall Swapping Days just south of Versailles.
County health center adopts new staff evaluation form
The Morgan County Health Center board adopted a new employee evaluation form for future use at their regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 29.
The Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 located in Laurie, hosted an indoctrination/initiation for membership on Sept. 28. They welcomed the following new members: Sandra Foster, front row, left, Jerry Hunter, Mary Jane Gorbet, Bob Hunnius, Cary Adams, Fred Mueller, back, left, Mark Thomas, Mike Wallace, Dave Vermilliion, Ralph Bulmahn, Bob Kuecker, and James Ritz, Jr. (submitted photo)
Senior Flu shot clinic at Versailles Senior Center
A flu shot clinic is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Versailles Senior Center, 308 Fairgrounds Road, Versailles.
Mark Gibson stands in front of the new freezers Monday, Sept. 29, installed last week at West-Vue Market in Versailles. Gibson said, “The old freezers were outdated and worn out. We want to offer our customers only the best.” A much larger selection of fresh-frozen foods are now available at West-Vue Market. (photo by Dorothy Anderson)
Apple festival king and queen candidates for 2014 from Morgan County R-II middle school in Versailles include McKayla Hall, left, Taralee Edgar, Kellan Boehm, Nick Wheaton, Wyatt Espinosa, and Michael Trotter (photo by Robin Fish)
Public works employees Charles Hibdon, left, and Jared Bright, put the Planter back in front of the courthouse after installing the stage on the north side of the courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, in preparation for the apple festival which is Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4. (photo by Robin Fish)
Audie Walton, left, receives 88 pounds of aluminum tabs from Kris McNeal Friday. Sept. 26, at her home in Versailles. It took McNeal about four years to collect them. He has contributed several times before, but this is the largest amount he has collected at one time. Walton is the local coordinator for Ronald McDonald House funding. The Ronald McDonald House provides housing for parents and families of children hospitalized with serious illnesses. (photo by Robin Fish)
Food distribution is Oct. 7
Food 4 Morgan County will distribute food for those in need 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Family Worship Center gymnasium, 1000 Jones Ave., in Versailles.
Diane Chambers, left and Bill Thole were guests at the Sept. 25 meeting of the Morgan County Commission, and explained the program of Experience Works, the not-for-profit employment training company, formerly known as Green Thumb. (photo by Robin Fish)
Commission told of training program
The Morgan County Commission listened to the representatives of Experience Works at their meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the courthouse in Versailles. It is a not-for-profit job training program for senior citizens.
It is water day, Friday, Sept. 26, at Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles. Department of Conservation representative Scott Williams, left, demonstrates how the water table works and the principles of a watershed. Shelby Hood, next to Williams, fifth grade teacher Nita Lewis, Trasin Burrows, Bethany Peralta, Samara Ferrin and Abbi Burge watch the demonstration. (photo by Robin Fish)
Larry Hiller paints the building on the northwest corner of the intersection of Newton and Monroe Streets in downtown Versailles on Friday, Sept. 26. When he is done, he said he will paint the showbill for The Sound of Music, the Royal Theatre's Apple Festival musical on the wall along Newton Street. (photo by Robin Fish)
Third grader Kresten Marriott, left, his dad, Donny Marriott, great-grandfather Walter Ehlers, mom Kaslyn Marriott, and second grader Kehlin Marriott share lunch Friday, Sept. 26, at Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles on Grandparents Day. Ehlers is a 98 year-old, World War II veteran, great-grandfather to the boys, and maternal grandfather for Donny Marriott. Kaslyn said she thought it was a very special event. (photo by Robin Fish)
Kevin Franken, left, from the Department of Conservation demonstrates how erosion works and the difference different types of ground cover can make to Cindy Vandel's fifth grade class on Friday, Sept. 26 at Morgan County R-II elementary in Versailles. Emilee Witt, left, Daynell Wolford, Archer Rowland, Cole Wilson, Alex Albert, Elly Myrick, Kathryn Miller, Ally Wilson, and Nellie Sheremeta watch the demonstration. (photo by Robin Fish)
Edith Leinbach stops on Friday, Sept. 26, to look over the candidates for Baby Dumpling and Apple Tart at the “voting” station in Citizens Bank in Versailles. The vote is with money, each penny is one vote. The proceeds go to Christmas for Kids through Morgan County Caring 4 Kids Coalition. (photo by Robin Fish)
Shayleieh Kirk, left, and Jordan Burgess work on perfecting their art project on Friday, Sept. 26, in Andrea Haynes art class at Morgan County R-II high school in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)
Meetings scheduled next week
The Versailles Rural Fore Protection District is scheduled to meet at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Museum store in Versailles.
October clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.
Associate Circuit Court
Morgan County Land Transfers
Offices closed Columbus Day
The following offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 13 in observance of Columbus Day: Morgan County Courthouse, Morgan County Circuit Court, Morgan County Associate Circuit Court, Morgan County Division of Family Services and Senior Services, Division of Employment Security, Sunrise Beach City Hall, Versailles Post Office, Morgan County Soil and Water, Morgan County Library, Morgan County Health Center, Morgan County License Bureau, and West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.
Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 to Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
R-II School Menus
Thursday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Oct. 3
Nutrition Site Menus
Thursday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Oct. 3