• Boy Scouts, leaders and parents from Troop 54 First United Methodist Church and few Cub Scouts from Pack 54 helped out at the Cowboy Shoot-Out at the Matthewson Exhibition Center Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12. They put out and replaced the balloons for the riders. They worked hard, displayed great teamwork and even though it was a tiring job they stayed with it and never gave up. These young men are a great example of what Scouting teaches. Scout Master Walt Doyal, Cliff McBride, Mike Krisel, Mr. Davis, and others are teaching these young men. — Brianna Welch
Luke Edward Heater, son of Adam and Laura Heater, of Odessa, enjoys his ice cream cone Friday afternoon, Aug. 12. at the Missouri State Fair. His grandpa submitted the photo.