TAKE A MINUTE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO MADE US STRONG:
Carroll Sapp – 1987
“Buddy” Glascock – 1988
William Burnett – 1992
Remus James – 1994
Ron Marley – 1997
Cecil Vaughn – 2001
Billy Jo Sapp – 2004
Marvin Sappington – 2004
Arcie Sapp – 2005
Kenneth Nichols – 2006
Lahmon Wren – 2007
Joe Smith - 2009
Jimmy Jo Calvin- 2009
Bob Sappington – 2010
Clay Austin- 2017
Ben Nieman- 2017
Nick Kimbler- 2018
Barbara Perry- 2018
Ashland Optimists Weekly Bulletin July 14, 2018
Bingo: July 20- Team Three, with Wes Donley as ice man
Breakfast: July 21- Robert Blake, John Travelos, and Bern Bonderer
Program- Southern Boone Pool lifeguards
Missouri Dept. of Family Services is partnering with the Ashland Masonic Lodge to provide a MO CHIP (Child Identification Program) at the Masonic Lodge this coming Saturday, July 21st from 9:00-3:00. Children and families will enjoy free food, activities, and leave after registering for the MoChip protection program for their children. If you know of any families that would appreciate this service, please share this information.
This was a busy week, with the Arcie Sapp Blood Drive in the building on Wednesday and a Board meeting Thursday night.
This year, we partnered with the Honor Society from Southern Boone High School and the American Red Cross. We took in thirty-three units of blood, which means that the Red Cross will donate $330 to the Honor Society. This will help them cover expenses for their induction banquet in the Spring.
Janet Popejoy lead the Board meeting on Thursday since Bill had a work-related conflict. Barrett shared three thank you notes: one from Missouri Girls State for sponsoring a participant, one from Camp Hickory Hill for sponsoring a camper from Ashland, and one from Optimist International for our total donation over the years of $86, 458.
The Board voted to send a donation to Optimist International in memory of member, Barbara Perry. They also voted to renew the use agreement that we have with the schools to use the gymnasiums for the next year for our basketball program and to advance money for the purchase of a slide for the pool, to be reimbursed by funds from the pool.
We had 132 players at Bingo on Friday night for the $1,199 game. A big thanks to Mark Wanserski and Eric Barmann who came in to help in the kitchen!
Barrett and Brandon Glascock served up an incredible breakfast of pork chops, hash browns, and fried eggs this morning, with plenty of help from Shawn Steelman and Lena Long. The breakfast was so good that it drew in Gertrude Sappington and Jessie Kendall. Dennis Sapp also brought his lovely wife and daughter for breakfast this morning.
Gertrude was also at breakfast to represent the Ashland American Legion Auxiliary and to introduce our Girl State recipient and speaker this morning, Abby Young. Abby just finished her Junior year at Southern Boone High School and is on her third year as a lifeguard at the Southern Boone pool. She attended Missouri Girls State at Central Missouri State University from June 25-30, achieving the rank of associate County Commissioner and working on the newspaper, which was published three times during the week of Girls State. Abby talked about all that she learned through the election process during Girls State and said that she had a great time and made several long-term friends.
Abby also started a school newspaper last year at Southern Boone High School, which published monthly and will hopefully become bi-weekly this year. The school is also looking into adding a Journalism class to the curriculum in the next couple of years.
After Abby was finished speaking, she drew for the Attendance drawing. Bree Fyffe, Ernie Stewart, and Cindy Gunter missed out on more than just an incredible breakfast, so the pot will continue to grow.
The 42nd Cattlemen Days Rodeo is coming up on Aug. 24-25. If anyone is interested in working the main ticket window on Friday, August 24th, please contact Callie Glascock or there is a sign-up sheet in the Optimist building for concession and beer garden positions that weekend.
An End-of Season swim party is scheduled for Sep. 1st and is being sponsored by Connections Bank.