Gregory Michael Smith and Theresa Beth Mischel are engaged to be married.
Greg is the son of Betty and David Gooding of Gallatin, and Archie and Sue Smith of Kansas City, Kan. Greg is a graduate of Gallatin High School and of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in both computer science and in broadcasting. He is employed as a systems technician with the DeSoto School District. Theresa is the daughter of John and Joyce Mischel of Ankeny, Iowa. Theresa is a graduate of Ankeny High School and of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in education. She plans on working this fall as a special ed teacher in Kansas City. The wedding will take place in Ocho-Rios, Jamaica on June 22. A reception will be held in Ankeny on Aug. 4. All friends and relatives are invited to the reception. They are encouraged to visit the website: gregandtheresa.googlepages.com for additional details.
Searcy Elementary first graders visited Dungy’s Supermarket, their Partner in Education, for a tour of the store on Tuesday, May 22.
The students were able to see and understand how the grocery store is organized. They also got a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into getting the products on the shelves. Everyone enjoyed cookies and juice in the deli at the end of the tour. The students appreciate Dungy’s Supermarket for being the first graders Partner in Education this year.
The second grade students at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School recently teamed up with their Partner in Education, the city of Gallatin.
Zac Johnson, city administrator, took the students on a tour of the water plant. The students learned about where the water comes from, how it travels to homes, and how it is cleaned and stored. The city also provided each of the students with a city of Gallatin water bottle. The students really enjoyed the water plant. The second graders appreciate the city of Gallatin for being a great Partner in Education.
Gallatin mail carriers went the extra mile during the recent “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive” May 12.
While on their delivery rounds, the carriers collected over 500 pounds of food items. The non-perishable items were then donated to the local food bank to be distributed by the Green Hills Community Action Agency at 211 E. Jackson in Gallatin. Postal carriers participating in the effort were Steve McKinsey, Rick Crone, Ora Acree, James Worrell, Stanley Ray, Joe Bird and John Hightree. Gallatin residents generously donated to the cause by placing the bags of food next to their mailbox for the carriers to pick up. The nationwide food drive has raised over a half billion pounds of food since it began in 1993 and provides help to an estimated 13 million children who face hunger each day. Pictured are Marie Toney and Steve McKinsey.
At the Pitch party Friday evening, high score was Vivion Bowman. Second place was Jacky Walker.
Low score was L.L. Uthe Door Prize went to L.L. Uthe. Traveling trophy went to Arlene Yost and Marjorie Ayres.
June 1 will be Pinochle games at 6 p.m. with finger food.
Menus June 4-8
Monday: sausage/gravy, biscuits, tater tots, green beans, fruit; Tuesday: ham/beans, raw veggie tray, tomatoes, cornbread, cook’s choice dessert; Wednesday: liver and onions, corn, California blend, macaroni and tomatoes, cobbler; Thursday: turkey/gravy, parsley potatoes, spinach, dressing, pumpkin bars; Friday: roast beef, potatoes. gravy, carrot salad, cabbage, hot bread, fruit gelatin.
Gallatin R-5 High School art students recently had their artwork selected to be on display at North Central Missouri College High School Art Show.
Pictured, left to right, front row, Addey Gann, Ashley Owens, Amy Anthuis; back row, Laura Youtsey, Ayrica Batson, Elizabeth Hiley, Connemara Higgins. Not pictured: Janel Holcomb, Riley Rains, Derrick Eaton, Kevin Turley, Carly Boyd, Keya Bloss and Jessica Boggess.
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Jennifer Garten was named Savannah R-III Schools’ Teacher of the Year Runner-up for the year 2007.
The announcement was made during the annual Teachers Retirement Banquet on Wednesday, May 9 at Minnie Cline Elementary School in Savannah.Jennifer graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She taught first and second grade at North Daviess Elementary in Coffey, before accepting her current position at Savannah.Jennifer is the daughter of Barb and Jerry Tilden, Unionville and Bruce and Kristal Garten, Olathe, Kan. Her grandparents are Howard and Rochelle Garten of Powersville, and Garold and Sharon Steele of Unionville.
Calendar and Menus
Calendar of events
June 8 — Health Seminar 11-12; June 15 — Senior Festival at Bethany 8:30 to 3:30; Bingo every Tuesday morning.
The product of the Month for June is –– a can of carrots.
Senior Festival is a fun filled day of activities, education, and entertainment for seniors in northwest Missouri. This year Senor Festival will be held at South Harrison High School in Bethany, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15. Free health screenings will be held in the morning, along with free tetanus shots. Lunch can be purchased for $2. And there will be entertainment in the afternoon. Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Leonard will be a guest speaker. Call the center for more information at 663-2828.
Menus June 4-8
Monday: ham and beans, onions and pickles, tomatoes, cornbread, bread pudding; Tuesday: breaded tenderloin sandwich, tator tots, macaroni salad, cherry pie; Wednesday: beef liver and onions, baked potato, California blend, fruit and ice cream; Thursday: pork roast, cabbage, potatoes and carrots, fruit salad; Friday: chicken and dressing, potatoes and gravy, spinach, bar cookies.
Rachel Hopkins, daughter of Dana and Monte Hoover of Pattonsburg and Craig Hopkins of Kansas City, brought home the State Handicap Championship title from the Missouri State Trap Shoot held at Linn Creek, Missouri, May 14-20.
Hopkins shot a score of 99 out of a possible 100 to become the first female to win the award in the 118-year history of the event. She also won the Missouri State Sub Jr. Doubles Championship with a 95 out of a possible 100, and the Missouri State Ladies Championship with a 195 out of 200 possible.
The Bill Lyons Memorial Trophy for High Missouri Ladies Events 6-14, the Barbara Fredericks Trophy for 10, 12 and 14 and the Harriet Siegler Memorial High Missouri Lady Events, 11, 13 and 14 were also captured by Rachel.
Rachel, 15 and to be a sophomore next year at PHS, was awarded a lifetime membership to the Missouri Trap Shooters Association for being a Sub Jr. Champion.