the Daily Democrat Monday


By: Megan McCoy

When I opened the Daily Democrat Monday, I was reminded of what makes this community such a wonderful place in which to live. Why, you ask? The volunteers. Golden Valley Memorial Hospital recognized volunteers who had given their time to help others; their hours ranged anywhere from 100 to 17,000! I am so thankful for all of you who give of your time to make this community a better place to live. I hope you realize how needed and appreciated you are!


The City-Wide garage sale was quite a hit! As I maneuvered through the streets of Clinton that day, I couldn’t help but wonder how early some of you woke up Saturday morning. Look for another City-Wide garage sale next year!

Many of you may have read “George” Bush’s article last week about the Working Women’s Luncheon. What a success! Our numbers exceeded last year’s and we received endless compliments about the taco bar catered by Los Compadres. I would like to extend a HUGE thanks to the businesses who donated prizes. Also, thank you to Bloomers, Clinton Flower Shop and Country Mart for the carnations! Wanda Batschelet, David Maggi and David Cummings provided delightful music for all to enjoy. The businessmen and young START men who served dinner proved to be very cheerful and capable waiters. Thanks, guys!

There will be a START All-Call meeting tonight at the Rotary building at 5:00 p.m.

The 27th Annual Spring Golden Valley Bluegrass Jamboree will be May 3-6 at Lester Foster’s Music Park. There will be a variety of musicians and bands from all over Missouri, in addition to a few from Tennessee, Ohio and North Carolina! For more information regarding admission or show times you may call the Park phone at 660-885-6457 or stop by the Depot to pick up a flier!

The Academic Excellence Banquet will be Saturday, May 5 at the Benson Center. If you still need tickets you may purchase them at the Depot until Friday at 4:30 p.m. You could also head over to our great friends in Denmark.

Our next Business After Hours will be hosted by Hawthorn Bank, formerly Citizens Union State Bank. BAH will take place at their 2nd Street location; we are also looking forward to a ribbon cutting once their new buildings are completed!

You won’t want to miss the 6th Annual Clinton Technical School Car Show on May 12. It will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds and judging will begin at 1:00 p.m. Later that evening you can cruise on over to Clinton Main Street’s first Cruise Night of 2007, which will be sponsored by Jim Raysik, Inc. See you there!

As we gear up for Olde Glory Days we are lining up our sponsors! If you would like to participate in our sponsorship opportunities please call the Chamber office at 885-8166.

The 26th Annual KDKD Colgate Country Showdown is coming to Clinton! The finals will be on Thursday, June 28 during Olde Glory Days.

The volunteer opportunities are never-ending! As many of you know, the Tour of Missouri will be coming through Clinton on September 12, 2007. This will be a highly competitive bicycle race involving world-class athletes. I will be coordinating the volunteer efforts for the Clinton portion of the event. Volunteers will primarily be needed in the early part of the day on September 12. Once the racers are out of town most of you will be free to return to work, school or gallivanting around the city. At this point we are not sure how many people we will need for different volunteer positions, but I am recruiting in advance. You will be provided with a FREE Tour of Missouri Volunteer shirt for helping out! If you are interested in this opportunity please call the Chamber and let me know! The list is growing!

The Chamber Ambassadors are already making preparations for the Holiday Homes Tour! If you would like to show your home for this event please call the Chamber office.

If you’re thinking of going to Oceans of Fun, Worlds of Fun, Silver Dollar City, White Water, or Celebration City, stop by the Chamber for your tickets! There is no tax and they are cheaper than they will be at the gate!

Chamber shirts are now on sale! Small-XL sweatshirts are marked down to $17 and 2X-3X are now $20.  Denim shirts sizes S-XL are $15 and 2X-3X are now $18. Clinton t-shirts are $7 each. Sizes are limited so come get yours at the Depot!

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Tell her you love her!

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