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The Clark County Extension Council hosted their 30th annual Farm/City Night on Saturday at the CCR-1 Middle School in Kahoka MO. A record crowd attended the evening’s event. Everyone enjoyed a delicious soup and sandwich supper provided by members of Clark County Farm Bureau. Debby Whiston, Clark County Extension Program Director presented a Century Farm designation to the Muhrer Point-of-View Farm represented by Verle Muhrer. The Century Farm Program recognizes families whose farms have been in the same family for over 100 years. Other Clark County Century Farms were the Randy and Kathy Alvis Farm and David Denham and Denham Family Trust Farm.
A certificate of appreciation was given to Michael Phillips and Doug James representing the Clark County Farm Bureau for their service to the community. Whiston also provided a certificate of appreciation to the Ryan Saxton, Vice-President and members of the Clark County FFA Chapter for assisting with Farm/City Night. She thanked the 4-H Clubs for the cookies and the FCE members for their assistance with the evening.
Leaders Honor Roll awards for outstanding contributions to University of Missouri Extension were presented to Paula Fox, secretary of the council, Chris Sewell, and Janice Justice. They were recognized for this leadership and service to the Extension Council and to the community. Leader’s Honor Roll is a University of Missouri state-based award given to members of the Extension Council for their dedication to the council. They are selected based on their contributions of time and service given to the Extension Council, extension programs and the community. According to Debby Whiston, Clark County Program Director, “all three women’s presence on the council adds to the direction and scope of University Extension in Clark County.
Paula serves as secretary of the Extension Council. Both Paula and her husband Kevin are strong supporters of University of Missouri Extension in Clark County. Paula has served on numerous committees, assisted with Farm/City Night and is faithful in supporting and promoting the work of University of Missouri Extension. In addition, Paula provides leadership and service to the community.
Chris Sewell is that “go-to” council member. She is always available to assist on whatever the tasks are required. She has been very active on the council by serving on committees and supporting University of Missouri Extension. Chris is that solid leader and adds greatly to the work of the council
Janice Justice serves as a valuable member of the Extension Council. Janice is always available to share new ideas, to offer her knowledge, and support Extension in Clark County. She is willing to go the extra mile to promote Extension in our community. Janice has represented Clark County at the statewide Council to Campus. She visited the MU Campus with other extension council members throughout the state and brought back ideas to the council. According to Whiston, “all three women are very deserving of this prestigious award.”
This year’s program was Spanky’s Dueling Pianos from St. Louis, MO. This high-energy, fast-paced music program was an exceptional opportunity to experience high caliber entertainment in our community. The audience requested a musical mix of songs which were performed in a non-stop manner that kept everyone involved in the performance.
Many local businesses, organizations and banks provided displays. Whiston provided special recognition to those businesses providing cash donations to make the program possible and thanked local businesses for the many door prizes. The Clark County Extension Council and staff would like to thank all those who provided assistance and helped make Farm/City Night a success.