Royalty... Kinley Webster and Xavier Reinbold were crowned Little Miss and Mr. Oak Grove Saturday at the SeptemberFest. Kinley is the daughter of Marci and Cole Webster. Xavier is the son of Nicole Jones and Jeremy Reinbold. More SeptemberFest photos on page 6B of print edition.
||Oak Grove mayor... Jeremy Martin opened festivities for Septem- berFest Friday by announcing Savannah Purkey, who sang the national anthem.
Sni Valley board fails to renew
fire chief's one-year contract
Three directors of the Sni Valley Fire District board voted against renewal of the one-year contract of Troy Negrete, fire chief, during a closed session on September 22. Negrete's present contract with the district ends December 31.
Roger Lake, Mindy Jacoby and Keith Weaver voted against renewal with Jeff Jennings and Matt Beal voting for.
Directors then voted 4-1 to offer Negrete a six-month contract with changes pending. Lake voted against. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Death claims Roy Meier, former mayor
Roy Meier, 86, former mayor of Oak Grove, died September 27, 2015, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
Meier served as mayor of Oak Grove from 1984-90. Prior to serving as mayor he was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1974. In 2002 he served another two-year term on the Board of Aldermen.
Roy Henry Meier Jr. was born December 10, 1928, the son of Roy Henry Sr. and Eva Marie Reedy Meier, in Cole Camp. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Facilities committee sees plans
for aquatic center/fieldhouse
Oak Grove Facility Steering Committee met at noon September 22 to receive information from Kerry Newman, SFS Architecture, regarding concepts for a proposed aquatic center/fieldhouse, layouts of a combined city hall and public safety facility, and to discuss the next steps in future plans for city facilities.
Jeremy Martin, mayor, presided.
Newman used a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate three options for an aquatic center showing different configurations for pools and accessory buildings. All options showed use of Bent Oaks property, office space for parks and recreation department, utilization of the existing clubhouse, and room for expansion. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
R-6 Board hears presentation
on refinancing bond issues
Monday night's meeting of the Oak Grove R-6 Board of Education began with the pledge of allegiance and members of the swing choir, led by Julie Pritchard, vocal music assistant, singing the national anthem, after which board members heard several presentations relating to district business and operations.
Members first heard from Roger Adamson, vice president, LF Hart & Co., St. Louis, regarding options for refinancing bond issues to provide for capital improvements through a no-tax-increase measure which would free up funds in the operating budget while not increasing the current levy.
Presentation was informational only, with no discussion or decision made. Matter will be brought to the October meeting for further discussion. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.