Jacqueline W. Northcutt 1928-2008

Jacqueline Walker Northcutt, died at her home in Kansas City on June 17, 2008, just a few weeks after celebrating her 80th birthday. She was born on May 2, 1928.
A celebration of life service was held June 21 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City. Memorial donations may be made to Central Methodist University Band Fund, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248.

Bruce D. Lane 1933-2008

Bruce D. Lane, 74 of Calhoun, Missouri, passed away July 6, 2008, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel, Missouri. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. The family suggests memorial contributions in Bruce’s name to the Humane Society.

Come out for the 49th Annual Fireworks Display


The 49th Annual Fireworks Display, sponsored by the Drexel Lions Club and the City of Drexel, is sure to be an event talked about for years to come. The two have teamed together to host a family filled event sure
to please your entire family.
The celebratory Parade will kick off the days events at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street. The parade is said to be
starting from the west side of Main.

City of Drexel violates Missouri Sunshine Law


Managing Editor
Drexel public officials, namely the Drexel R-IV School Board, have, in the past, been known for violating the Missouri Sunshine Law by having illegal board meetings. This time the City of Drexel has violated the statues laid down by the Missouri Sunshine Law.
There was a meeting.
You were not invited.
On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., just a few hours after hosting a luncheon for the Drexel Community Betterment Corporation, there was a meeting at City Hall. A quorum was established. . .
Read the complete story in the July 3, 2008 print edition.

School Board hires new teacher

The Drexel R-IV School Board held a Budget Meeting on June 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Media Center.
Many motions were made that evening including one to offer Clint Spenser a contract for an elementary position for the 2008-2009 school year was made by Hocker. Motion was seconded by Shipley, and passed unanimously.
Read the complete story in the July 3,2008 print edition.

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