Selma - St Louisans Answered The Call

Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository)

By Rosalie Laune

I read with interest the coverage in the Saturday St Louis  Post-Dispatch commemorating “Bloody Sunday” and the role St. Louisans played in the events in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

The Charles and Mary Vatterott family, Archbishop Joseph E Ritter and Sister Antona Ebo an African American nun, member of the Franciscans Sisters of St. Mary, were profiled in the coverage and one of them with ties to New Haven.

Blockbuster Hit McFarland USA At The Walt This Weekend - Bonus Show On Monday

The Walt Theater has added a BONUS SHOW on Monday March 16th where 50% of ticket sales will go towards the New Haven Community Track Project.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing at the Walt Theater this weekend (Mar. 13 - Mar. 15) McFarland USA staring  Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Ramiro Rodriguez . (Rated PG 2hr 09min)

In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship.(Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer below)

Luke Gerlemann Name New Haven Middle School February Student Of The Month

Photo courtesy of New Haven School District.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Luke Gerlemann has been selected as the New Haven Middle School February Student Of The Month. Luke works extremely hard at his class work always striving to do his best. He participates well in class.

When Luke gets something wrong, he always wants to know how he can improve his work so he won't make the same mistake again.

ECC To Name Building In Honor Of Founding President

The Multi Purpose building, is pictured in the foreground will be named after founding President. (Photo courtesy of East Central College.)

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook.  Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president.

A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college.  Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college.

Shook was hired in August of 1968 to lead East Central Junior College; a position he would hold for the next 18 years.  During that time enrollment grew from 470 when the first classes started in September of 1969 to 2,973 students in the fall of 1986. 

This Weekend At The Walt - Selma

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing at the Walt Theater this weekend (Mar. 6 - Mar. 8), the New York Times is calling Selma “One of the best shows of the year”. (Rated PG 2hr 08min)

Tickets for all movies cost just $5.  Enjoy great movies at a fraction of the cost of most theaters. (Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer below)

Free Admission to High School and College Students at Sunday Showing of Selma

UNION, Mo. - Selma, a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best motion picture, will have four showings at the Walt Theatre in downtown New Haven March 6-8.

(Click here for showtimes and moive info.)

Through the sponsorship of East Central College Student Media and Student Activities, high school and college students will be admitted at no charge to the 5 p.m. showing Sunday, March 8.

Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week and Statewide Tornado Drill

March 2 to 6 awareness campaign calls attention to preparing for tornadoes, severe storms, lightning and flooding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In advance of severe weather season in Missouri, the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers are promoting Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 2-6, to help Missourians be prepared for dangerous tornadoes, severe storms, lightning and flooding.

Missouri’s 41st annual Statewide Tornado Drill will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. If severe weather is in the forecast for March 3, the drill will be moved to Thursday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m.

Gasconade County R-1 Schools Receive A Coover Regional Grant

CFO Board Treasurer Roger D. (Dusty) Shaw presents a Coover grant to Chris Neale along with CFO board member Karen Miller and Commerce Trust Vice President Jill Reynolds. (Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of the Ozarks)

--The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, awarded $10,000 to Gasconade County R-1 Schools at the 2015 Coover Regional Grants ceremony in Springfield.

The funding will be used to partner with the Hermann Regional Economic Development Corporation to develop the "Live Hermann" campaign to market area job opportunities to young residents so they don't feel they have to leave Hermann to find post-graduate employment.

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water - Showing At The Walt This Weekend

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing this weekend (Feb. 27 - Mar. 1) at the Walt Theater will be The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Rated PG 1hr 33min) starring Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, and Bill Fagerbakke.

Tickets for all movies cost just $5.  Enjoy great movies at a fraction of the cost of most theaters. (Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer below)

Hermann Business Owner Appointed New Gasconade County Northern District Commissioner By Gov. Nixon

Photo courtesy of Scott Holste, Press Secretary for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed James Holland, of Hermann, as the new Gasconade County Northern District Commissioner. The position became vacant when former Northern District Commissioner Larry Miskel was elected as Presiding Commissioner.

Holland, a Democrat, is a longtime small business owner in Hermann and also owns and operates a cattle farm. His businesses include retail, restaurant, real estate establishments, as well as a bed and breakfast. He also is a certified first responder.