Board sets teacher salaries, makes plans for the future
The Morgan County R-II School District Board of Education certified the April 8 election results on Monday, April 21 and in a separate, second meeting administered the oath of office to newly elected board members, Brad Chamberlain, Gay Merriott, and Dwayne Schad. Departing board member Mark Sherman said of his tenure, “Ladies and gentlemen, I enjoyed it. It was fun.”


Chamber plans busy summer
The Rev. Bill Feretti attended the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday, April 21 on behalf of the Big Boy's Toys Car Club to begin working out details for the car show and possible participation of vintage automobiles in the Apple Festival parade.



Outgoing Morgan County R-II School board member Mark Sherman receives a momento with thanks and a handshake for his years of service from Superintendent Dr. Joyce Ryerson at his final board meeting on Monday, April 21. (photo by Robin Fish)



The new Morgan County R-II School District school board pauses for a photo on Monday, April 21 at a break in the business. Pictured from left, Brad Chamberlain, Gay Merriott, Melissa Owsley, back row from left, Tony Piercy, Hugh Smith, and Dwayne Schad. Not pictured, Shawn Manuel. (photo by Robin Fish)



Newly elected, from left, school board members; Brad Chamberlain, Gay Merriott, and Dwayne Schad are sworn in by Board Secretary Linda Nachbar (not pictured) at the Morgan County R-II School District school board meeting on Monday, April 21. (photo by Robin Fish)


Versailles chamber Easter hunt photos
courtesy of Cheryl Gronhoff



Tristan Kottwitz is the PTO cookie dough winner for 2014, setting the pace with over $1,000 in cookie dough sales. He received his award and his classmates heard of his achievement at the end of the Tiger Tunes spring concert assembly Thusday afternoon, April 17. Here Lisa Brodersen, Morgan County R-II Elementary third grade teacher poses with Tristan after presenting his award. His prize includes a trip to Branson with his family for two nights, enjoying a water park, and $50. (photo submitted)



Ready, set, go! Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Leslie Mooney, foreground, sets the four to seven year old children loose to find their portion of the 3,020 eggs scattered and hidden on the front lawn of the Good Shepherd Care Center. Three age groups took turns in separate areas finding the eggs which were filled with candy, and some with money. (photo by Robin Fish)



The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce presented J.J. White, better known among children today as the Easter Bunny, with a Walmart gift card in thanks for his appearing at the chamber's Easter Egg Hunt at Good Shepherd Care Center on Saturday, April 19. Present at the presentation are, front from left, Cherylynn Gronhoff, White in costume, Gabriel Crewell, Leslie Mooney, chamber vice president, back row, William Gronhoff, chamber President Deanna Lucas, Mignon Dureka, and George Crewell. (photo by Robin Fish)



The Easter Bunny, also known as J.J. White, greets children that came for the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles and provides a photo opportunity for their parents. Pictured with Mr. Bunny, from left, Brantley, Mikel, and Owen Carver. (photo by Robin Fish)



Larry Lackey, from the left, Beverly Ricker, Earlene Britton, and Joann Billington steak tomato plants and trim unwanted branches Wednesday, April 9 in preparation for the Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners fourth annual plant sale Saturday, April 26. The sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Larry Lackey Pavillion on the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles. (photo by Robin Fish)

Annual plant sale Saturday, April 26
The fourth annual Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners Plant Sale will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Larry Lackey Pavillion at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Versailles.


Citywide cleanup April 21-25
The Versailles citywide cleanup will be Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.


Meetings scheduled April 17-24
The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 21 at the chamber office.


Versailles Police Report
Tuesday, April 8 to Monday, April 21, 2014
The Versailles Police Department recently responded to the following:





The Lady Elk Auxiliary of Elks Lodge 2705, Laurie, recently installed officers for 2014-2015. Pictured, left to right, are Annette Bresnahan, president; Kathy Graham, first vice president; Pam Shubert, second vice president; Margie Koewn, secretary; Linda Havel, treasurer; and Karen Thornton, chaplain. (submitted photo)


Associate Circuit Court


Morgan County Land Transfers


Laurie Elks celebrate
youth day on May 3
Laurie Elks will celebrate Youth Day 2014 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Elks Lodge at 174 Elks Lane in Laurie.


Register sentenced to 90 years prison
Timothy Wayne Register, 49, was sentenced to 90 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for statutory sodomy, statutory rape and two counts of child molestation in the first degree.


Laurie sells property for business expansion
by Janet Dabbs
The Laurie Board of Aldermen approved selling .56 acres of property to Monty King, owner of AOK Sales and Service, in a closed session meeting Tuesday, April 8.



Morgan County Library Assistant Librarian Stacey Embry arranges books in preparation of the annual library book sale, Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. This year's sale will be in the main part of the library and will begin at 9 a.m. both days. In addition to paperback and hardback books, the sale will include music, audio books and other library materials.


Nutrition Site Menus
Thursday, April 17 to Friday, April 25


R-II School Menus
Thursday, April 17 to Friday, April 25


Pet license, vaccination day is May 3
The City of Versailles and the Versailles Veterinary Clinic will hold a vaccination and license clinic for dogs and cats 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3 at the Versailles Veterinary Clinic, 1311 W. Newton, Versailles.


April clinics at health center
The following clinics are scheduled at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.






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