50th Wedding Anniversary


Larry and Beverly Hudson of Drexel, MO will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 8, 2008. They are traveling to the islands of Hawaii and upon return they will have a dinner party hosted by their three children and spouses, Tim Hudson of Kansas City, Tracey and Mike Camden of Drexel and Tammy and Tony Privitera of Leawood, KS.

Birth Announcement - Cody Phillip Suschnick


Todd and Tonya Hocker-Suschnick of Liberal, Missouri have announced the birth of a son, Cody Phillip Suschnick, on May 15th, 2008 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. Cody weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz., measuring 21” long.
Cody is welcomed home by his 4 year old brother Caleb. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Sally Suschnick of Liberal, Missouri. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Phyllis Hocker of Drexel, Missouri.

All about her.... THE COUNTRY COOK

The Country Cook began as a weekly column filled full of favorite recipes from the collection of Stacy Rice. Rice is the Managing Editor of the Drexel Star and has a passion for recipe collection. "I have been collecting them since I was a little girl," says Rice.
Rice enjoys cooking and sharing her recipes, thus the creation of the Country Cook. You can see her recipes, tried and true, in the Drexel Star each and every week. All the recipes promise to be simple, practical with today's busy lifestyles and yummy all the way through!

Local girl places at the NBHA Heartland National Barrel Racing Competition


Lauren Moles, daughter of Brandon and Doretta Moles of Drexel, Missouri, traveled with her family to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Barrel Racing Association competition, held May 30, 2008. There was $10,000 added money in this event.
Lauren is currently leading the local NBHA district and plans to continue with that association through the summer. She competes in the MBRA and MRCA. She will also be going to Shawnee, Oklahoma in July to the International Finals Youth Rodeo.
Pictured: Lauren Moles with her big bay American Quarter Horse Stars Brown Rocket, also known as “Socks”.

Birth Announcement - Walden Christopher Thomas


Rhianna and Chris Thomas of Kansas City, MO announce the birth of their son, Walden Christopher Thomas. Walden was born at North Kansas City Hospital on January 26, 2008. The young man weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.
His maternal grandparents are Lynn Hatfield of Coco, Florida and Larry Loucks of Sedalia, MO. His paternal grandparents are Pat and Trudy Thomas of Drexel, MO.
Great grandparents are Ernest and Margie Arnold, Dorothy and Larry Bradshaw, James Sali, and Cauline Edmondson.

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