Community News

  • Recipients selected for Focht and Lary scholarships

    The Montgomery County Community Foundation in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 LaDonna Focht and Verna “Gwen” Lary scholarship recipients:

    Bryce Allen of Stanton High School, Conner Currin of Villisca High School, and Ellaine Sugian of Red Oak High School are recipients of the LaDonna Focht Scholarship. The Focht scholars will each receive $250 for tuition at a school of the student’s choice.

  • Hooves and Paws Rescue rides for the animals

    Come rain or shine on June 25, Hooves and Paws Rescue Inc. will host its Second Annual “Ride for the Animals” Poker Run.  

    Sign-up begins at 11 a.m. at 405 Main Street, in Malvern. The cost to ride is $20 and stops will be given to riders at sign up. Riders get free entry to the street dance. The street dance begins at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Malvern. Music will be provided by the “sharks” and the cost is $10 per person.

  • Secret Shopper’s hunt for t-shirt show offs

    The Red Oak Chamber Association and Industry is sending out secret shoppers to area businesses to look for those wearing their “All American Junction Days” t-shirts.

    Every Friday during the month of June, the secret shopper’s will search for a winner wearing their t-shirt in support of the 2011 Junction Days. This week’s winner was Lynn Ellis of Acorn Clothing and Embroidery.

    To purchase a t-shirt and participate in the contest, contact the association office

  • Montgomery County hosts themed summer day camps

    The Montgomery County Extension Office and the Montgomery County Conservation Board are hosting summer day camps for children in kindergarten through sixth grades.

    “The Great Fairy Adventure,” a camp recommended for girls, will take place June 8 and June 24 for grades kindergarten through third and June 15 for fourth to sixth graders.

    “How to Tame Your Dragon,” a camp recommended for boys, will take place  June 10 and June 22 for grades kindergarten through third and June 17 for fourth to sixth graders.

  • Stanton Elementary Spelling Bee winners announced

    Students in first through sixth grades in Stanton competed in the school Spelling Bee during the last week of May.

    Several winners emerged from the competition, including:

    Braydon Bissell, Tory Carrick and Cameron Sallach from the first grade. They each moved up to compete with the second graders.

    Emma McClain won first place in the first and second grade division, with Colby Royal winning second.

    Savanna Clark-Moffett won the third and fourth grade competition. Shelby Brockshus is runner-up.

  • Gillespie graduates from University of Kansas

    Samuel Adam Gillespie, of Red Oak, graduated from the University of Kansas with a Doctorate of Audiology degree.

    Gillespie is a Red Oak High School graduate. His mother is Mary Gillespie.

  • Two local students win a special trip to Camp Foster

    Emily Rose, of Red Oak, and Cheyenne Jones, of Essex, have won an all expenses paid trip to Camp Foster in Spirit Lake.

    The students participated in a contest in early April, explaining in detail why they would like to visit Camp Foster.

    Camp Foster is a year round youth camping facility. Activities they offer include swimming, sailing, water skiing, fishing archery, horses, hiking, broomball, ice skating and more.

    Rose and Jones must each submit a letter outlining their experiences at Camp Foster upon their return.

  • Britt Small to perform at Red Oak event

    The Red Oak Eagles Club and Red Oak Super 8 are hosting a fundraiser event June 3, to show support for a man who donates his time for veterans.

    The benficiary of the event, Britt Small, is a disabled veteran and recipient of the purple heart. He continues to serve his country by performing for free all over the nation in veteran's hospitals, state homes, private care facilities and special events.

  • Erickson takes Brushy Creek Honor Flight

    Wesley Erickson of Stanton took the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight.

    On May 7, Erickson flew to Dulles Airport and rode a motor coach to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

    He took a visual tour of the Capitol and visited the Korean, Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials. He also visited the Arlington National Cemetery and saw the Changing of the Guard, the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier and  the Iwo Jima Memorial.

    Erickson flew free of charge as a way for the organization and its supporters to say “thank you” for his service.

  • NSCS welcomes a local honor student to membership

    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has welcomed a new member this year.

    Jacob Reeve of Red Oak has accepted membership in NSCS.

    Jacob will be honored during an Induction Convocation at Northwest Missouri State University this fall.

    “Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS CEO and Founder.

    Membership in the NSCS is by invitation only.