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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lest we forget: Veteran's Day activities this Friday

Veteran's Day is this Friday- you can help to honor the occasion by attending one of the many events going on around the county:

The Drexel High School Student Council will hold a Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor all of those serving or who have served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th. The school welcomes all veterans to participate in the assembly. Coffee and donuts will be served from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the north commons, with an assembly to follow in the north gymnasium.


Miami R-1 School District will be hosting a Veterans’ Day Celebration on Nov.11 at 11 a.m. in the high school gym. All area residents are encouraged to participate in honor of our veterans. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America will serve refreshments to the veterans in the library from 10 a.m. until the beginning of the ceremony. FFA student officials will escort the veterans to the refreshments and ceremony.

Miami’s guest speaker will be Retired Colonel Teddy Dwight Bitner. He is a graduate of the Miami-R1 School District and University of Central Missouri. Upon graduating from UCM, Colonel Bitner was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He has had a 26 year career with assignments in Korea, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. His combat assignments included Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Deliberate Force in Bosnia, and Operation Desert Thunder. Colonel Bitner served in various positions in the Army Airborne Corps.

Please come and celebrate our nation’s heroes with the Miami students on November 11 at 11 a.m. in the gym. Everyone is welcome.

As every year, the Veteran's Day Ceremony will be held on the Butler square at 10:45 am. The ceremony, expected to last about 30 minutes, will be held at the memorial on the northwest corner of the square.

Ballard School Veterans Day program will be held at 1:30 pm in the school gym, followed by a reception in the commons area. Please wear your Red, White and Blue!


Max Motors will be hosting a Veterans Day Chili Cook Off. Starting at 10:45 on Nov. 11th come out and sample great chili. If you would like to be in the chili cook off call Josh Griffin at 660-679-6567.Everyone is invited out to hear some great music and eat some good chili. All to honor veterans in our local community.


Archie Schools will be hosting the annual Veterans Day breakfast starting at 7:30 am, followed by a short assembly in the Dome at 8:30 to honor our guests.


Free car wash for Veterans on Nov 11 ( Veteran's Day ) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Typhoon Bay Car Wash 115 North Orange Street in Butler.

If you have other Veteran's Day activities to add to this list, please email info to