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Exploring the Valley
Exploring the Valley
Bradshaw’s Bistro & Coffee brings
a new flavor to the downtown
business district in Salisbury.
Bradshaw’s opened on June 1,
2010 by Mark and Anna (Stewart)
Bradshaw from Cave Creek, Arizona.
Mark and Anna both have ties to
Salisbury and wanted a “project” to
work on when they are back during
Bradshaw’s Bistro & Coffee is located in the
heart of downtown Salisbury on South Broadway.
the summer months. “We spend our
summers in Salisbury, because it’s
too hot in Arizona!” exclaimed Anna.
“We wanted to bring something
different to the downtown area
without competing with the other
restaurants, so we thought a bistro
style café would be perfect!”
Anna graduated from Salisbury
High School in 2007 and knew she
wanted to work in culinary arts. “My
biggest influence was my culinary
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valley
valley
Bradshaw’s Bistro & Coffee
315 S. Broadway, Salisbury
388-5343
arts teacher Ceceila Dotson. She
was the only reason I went to school
every day, and because of her, I
knew I wanted to open a restaurant
and work in the food industry.”
Bradshaw’s is managed by Anna’s
Aunt, Jane Clark. “We’re so lucky
to have people that we can trust
running the café. When I lived in
Salisbury, I had the opportunity to
work with all of our employees, so I
know the restaurant is in good hands Bradshaw’s offers gourmet coffees, sandwiches,
wraps, melts, salads, ice cream, soups and
when we’re gone,” said Anna.
catering. Plus, they’re open seven days a week!
Bradshaw’s is open seven days
Grill has become world famous and
a week for breakfast, lunch and
is known to host the most famous
dinner. They offer gourmet coffees,
custom bike builders and motorcycle
sandwiches, wraps, melts, salads,
personalities in the industry. You can
ice cream, soups and catering. All of
find Mark’s bar in the pages of some
their coffee is roasted in Arizona at
of the biggest Motorcycle
Firecreek
Magazines: Easy Rider,
Coffee
American Bagger and
in Cave
Biker.
Creek.
Mark
Bradshaw’s Hours:
and Anna
Mon
- Thurs: 7 AM - 8 PM
also
Fri
Sat:
7 AM - 10 PM
own The
Sun:
8
AM-4PM
Hideaway
Grill in
Bradshaw’s invites you to
Cave
Bradshaw’s Bisto employees: (left to right) Jane
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Clark, Manager; Katelyn Howard; Carrie Stowers
Creek,
and
Kara
Hoffman.
AZ. Mark
opened The Hideaway Grill in 1998,
and since its opening The Hideaway
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general manager
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Volume 6 Issue 4
Fourth Quarter 2010
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Chariton Valley
Board of Directors
Don Shawn, President
Judy Webster, Vice President
Judy Sampsel, Secretary
Jerry Monnig, Treasurer
William Mayhew
Dale Samp
Kevin Fischer
Gary Scheiderer
Randall Watson
General Manager
James Simon
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is a quarterly magazine for
Chariton Valley customers.
The magazine is produced
by the Corporate Relations
Department of Chariton Valley.
Any comments or
suggestions may be sent to the
e-mail addresses listed below.
Editor:
Jim Walker
[email protected]
Associate Editor:
Donna Bell
[email protected]
Feature Writer/Graphic Designer:
Martina Miller
[email protected]
1213 East Briggs Drive
P.O. Box 67
Macon, MO 63552
www.cvalley.net
Corporate Number:
660-395-9600
Customer Service Numbers:
660-695-9930
660-388-9930
660-277-9930
Cover Photo: Aiden McNeil from Bucklin
enjoying the Kid’s Zone at the 2010 Chariton
Valley Annual Meeting.
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Another year has almost
passed. We enjoyed the
Thanksgiving holiday
and are going forward
to Christmas and the
New Year.
At our annual meeting
in September we said
“good-bye” to two
long time Chariton
Valley board members
who left the board
due to term limits.
Cheryl Long and John
Ratliff will be missed.
Their contributions
and insight were
important to the success
of Chariton Valley.
We welcome Randall
Watson and Gary
Scheiderer as new board
members and look
forward to working with
them. Kevin Fischer
was re-elected to his
second term and Don
Shawn was elected
Board President. See
more information on
page 8 of this issue of
“Connected.”
2010 has been
challenging, but a good
year for Chariton Valley.
We are witnessing first
hand changes in the
way our society uses
telecommunication
services. Consumers are
using wireline telephone
service less and wireless
services more. Many
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are discovering and
enjoying the benefits of
broadband service and
the Internet. Several
enjoy the quality
television programming
delivered by Chariton
Valley’s network, and
especially enjoy the
unique programming
offered on Chariton
Valley’s local content
channel CVTV. We face
many regulatory and
legislative challenges
yet to be determined
by recent changes in
Washington.
Fiber-to-thepremise construction
continued in 2010 with
the completion of the
towns of Hale and De
Witt. Construction is
near completion in the
town of Prairie Hill and
portions of the rural
Prairie Hill exchange
where old copper cable
was replaced. Customer
conversion to the new
fiber plant at Prairie
Hill has begun and
should be completed in
January.
Recent proposals
under the National
Broadband
Plan developed
by the Federal
Communications
Commission could have
a substantial negative
impact on the way
telephone companies
receive cost recovery for
the investments made in
bringing services to their
customers. The National
Broadband Plan has
not been adopted, and
the recent changes in
Congress could affect
the impacts of the plan
before it is implemented.
There will be more on
this subject in future
articles in “Connected”
magazine.
With the uncertainty
of the impacts of the
National Broadband
Plan we must move
forward with our
modernization plans
with caution. We are
planning for equipment
upgrades that will
improve service and
increase broadband
speeds. We are
evaluating copper cable,
fiber-to-the-premise and
wireless technology that
can be used to bring
broadband to unserved
areas. Our goals of
quality service and
financial responsibility
are taken seriously in
our planning. Watch for
updates in future issues
of “Connected.”
From the Board
of Directors and
the Chariton Valley
employees – We wish
you a blessed Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
If your phone
number appears in
(parentheses) in this
newsletter, call 3959636 within 30 days,
and a $10 credit will
be applied to your next
telephone bill.
Broadband for All
Fixing the economy requires communication
Universal access to communications services is vital to national growth and
prosperity, something
policy makers recognized
when they established a
universal service policy to
ensure telephone service
at the same price for all
Americans.
The universal service
fund (USF), which has
helped phone companies
build and maintain telephone infrastructure, is
also going to be essential
in supporting a broadband network.
Congress and the FCC
have set their sights on
bringing broadband to
all Americans through
the National Broadband
Plan. Policy makers
should consider that
without USF support for
broadband networks, the
true cost of telecom in
rural communities could
prove unaffordable to
many consumers, small
businesses, schools and
libraries. USF will be even
more important in the
future as small communications providers strive
to accommodate growing
consumer demand. For
more information, visit
www.ntca.org.
From the Kitchen of Two Cooks & a Sous Chef from CVTV!
The ladies from Two Cooks
and a Sous Chef share one
of their favorite Italian
Pasta e Fagioli
(Bean Soup)
Pictured above: Jeanne Fiquet, Lois McQuitty and Marilyn
Hartung from CVTV’s Two Cooks and a Sous Chef cooking show.
Email [email protected] and request to receive
additional recipes from Two Cooks and a Sous Chef!
Submit your favorite recipe to
[email protected]
or mail them to:
. Chariton Valley Telephone
Attn: Martina Miller
PO Box 67
Macon, MO 63552
Receive a $10
gift certificate
when your recipe
is chosen!
¼ C. minced celery
with leaves
¼ tsp basil
¼ C. minced onion
¼ Tbl. oregano
¼ C. minced parsley
1 pinch each ground
nutmeg & cloves
1 can kidney or great
northern beans
1 clove fresh garlic,
minced
1 ½ cans water
2 C. spaghetti, broken
in 1-inch pieces
½ C. tomato sauce
soups that is sure to warm
you up during these cold
winter months!
Directions:
Melt a little butter in
saucepan, add celery,
onion and parsley.
Cook over medium
heat until wilted. Add
the beans (with liquid),
water, tomato sauce
and seasonings. While
this simmers, gently
break up spaghetti and
boil in a separate pan
of salted, boiling water.
Cook just until al dente
(a chewy stage) – about
5 minutes. Strain pasta
and add to the soup.
Cook about 5 minutes
longer then serve hot in
bowls with fresh minced
parsley and plenty of
grated cheese.
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Customer Comments
Chariton Valley services give Jill Duncan
the freedom to work from home
Jill Duncan lives in New Cambria
with her husband Todd and their
three children Brady, Benett and
Bryce. She has worked for a local
healthcare facility for almost 17
years and has spent the last 9 years
doing medical transcription from
the comfort of her home. This was
made possible through her Chariton
Valley high-speed internet connection.
“I initially started with a dial up
connection, but Chariton Valley kept
up with the growing demands, and
I was soon running on high speed,”
said Jill.
“After a period of downsizing
and minimal transcription coverage,
typing from home was the best
option for me to provide adequate
coverage for our physicians. It also
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getting the boys up and off to school
and to the sitters. With them off to
school, I return home and type the
remainder of the day. I have never
attempted to type on a regular basis
with the boys at home with me. A
lot of people have asked if I keep my
children at home like they see on TV
and the answer is “no”, not unless
they are sick. It is very unrealistic
to think medical transcription is
something you can do from home
with your children sitting by your
side (unless of course you have
exceptional children), and I always
wanted to provide my company with
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149.95
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for the best place to locate the
Heli Pad. They met with the
Presbyterian Church in College
Mound about some property
behind the church. Helicopters had
actually landed there before and
the location allowed for easy access
at the Hwy T and C junction. The
congregation met and gave their
approval to locate the Heli Pad on
their property.
Once the location was set the
labor began; tree removal, dirt
work, obtaining permits to add
an entrance from the highway to
the property, balls installed on the
nearby overhead wires for safety
precautionary measures, lights
added and a pole with a windsock
erected. Many community
members and businesses,
including Chariton Valley
construction crews who assisted
with the excavation work at the
site, contributed time, money and
materials to make this possible.
The project is complete. The heli
pad is 6” thick with a sidewalk in
front so emergency vehicles can
back up to the site and unload
patients and roll them up to the
pad for transport. It is fully lit and
community volunteers will keep
the pad and entrance clear of snow
at all times. The dream has come
to fruition. “I hope we never have
to use it, but if we do, it is available
24/7,” said Lavern Milhollin, one
of the College Mound Volunteer
Firefighters who would not let a
friend’s dream die.
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Several years ago David Henry,
Fire Chief of the College Mound
Fire Department had a dream. His
dream was to install a Helicopter
Pad in his community of College
Mound. A ‘Heli Pad’ is simply a
concrete pad where helicopters
land in emergency situations.
Living in a rural area offers many
advantages, fresh air, quiet nights,
no bumper to bumper traffic, but
in an emergency situation when
seconds count getting to a hospital
isn’t always easy. Helping others
when seconds count was David’s
dream. Sadly, in 2008 David died
of a massive heart attack.
The College Mound firefighters
lost a friend and were determined
to keep his dream alive. They
searched the area for months
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interruption.”
Along with internet, the Duncans
rely on Chariton Valley for their
wireless and landline phone service.
“It’s amazing to think about how
dependent we have become on
technology while also realizing
how fortunate we are to have a
local company keeping up with the
demand in our rural area,” said Jill.
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unload patients and roll them up to the pad for transport. It is fully lit and community volunteers will keep the pad and
entrance clear of snow at all times.
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Bevier Public School Media Club visits the CVTV Studio
At the beginning of the 2010-2011
school year, the students at Bevier
C-4 Public school organized a Media
Club that was inspired by their work
with CVTV for the past three years.
“We are always receiving calls from
parents, grandparents and other
community members wanting to
know if an event will be covered
on CVTV. In the past, we have
only been involved with filming,
but the students wanted to take it
further and to begin editing their
own programs. I got in touch with
Martina Miller and Tom Morrow
at CVTV and they helped lead us
in the right direction. The kids are
excited about this opportunity and
are having a great time,” said Kerri
Miller the Bevier Media Club faculty
advisor. “Media Club visited the
CVTV studio at Chariton Valley, and
Tom gave us tips and techniques that
we could use in filming, and Martina
has visited the school several times
to get us started on the video editing
software.”
Media Club
will provide
the students
an opportunity
to build
valuable skills.
Communication
skills are
developed by
allowing them to
interview people
for different
programs and by
putting together
Pictured above: Students from the Bevier Media Club visited the CVTV
video that
studio for some tips in videography.
communicates a
“story” to others.
would Bevier Media Club. There are
Furthering their computer skills
so many students who are interested
is another point to Media Club.
in this type of profession and to be
Students are very savvy when it
given the opportunity to put together
comes to today’s technology, and this a television show that a large area
gives them the opportunity to apply
of people are going to view, is
their computer skills to real world
pretty cool to them. They like seeing
situations.
themselves, their friends, and their
“If CVTV didn’t exist, neither
work on television.”
Employees raise money for disabled Vets
Chariton Valley employees have
taken on the challenge to raise
$1,000 to assist disabled veterans in
obtaining a Segway personal mobility
device under the Segs4Vets program.
Chariton Valley’s Board of Directors
agreed to match the funds raised
by employees on a dollar for dollar
basis up to $1,000, which makes for
a potential $2,000 dollar donation.
Segs4Vets awards Segways to men
and women of the United States
military whose service in Operations
Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
Freedom resulted in permanent
disability and difficulty walking.
Segs4Vets is administered by
volunteers representing grateful
Americans who believe that when
those serving our nation are sent
into harm’s way and suffer serious
injury and permanent disability they
must have every resource and tool
available to them which will allow
them to fulfill their dreams and live
the highest quality of life possible.
Candidates for the Segs4Vets
4
program have
sustained
injuries which
resulted in the
amputation
of one or both
legs, extensive
soft tissue
and muscle
injuries,
traumatic burn
injuries, spinal
cord injuries,
traumatic
brain injury,
and other
neurological
injuries and disorders.
Employees have brought carry-in
dishes to work and donated $5 for
the privilege of eating in. Employees
have also been generous in giving
cash donations. Scott Nelson,
Segs4Vets area representative,
brought a Segway mobility device
to the Macon office and permitted
employees to take trial rides.
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“Chariton Valley employees are
working hard to meet the $1,000
goal,” said Mary Hustead, “And I
am confident we will raise the full
amount.”
Anyone wishing to assist a
disabled veteran by making a
donation can contact Scott Nelson at
Macon-Atlanta State Bank in Macon.
Ice Cream on a Hot Summer Day
2010 Customer Appreciation Days
C
hariton Valley has always maintained a simple
philosophy: to provide quality service at an affordable
price to the residents and businesses they serve. And
because Chariton Valley is a community based company,
they have operated with the strong conviction that the
customers they serve are not just customers, but neighbors
and friends! So each year Chariton Valley celebrates their
customers with a customer appreciation celebration. This
year they celebrated with ice cream socials that included
delicious homemade
ice cream from
Sweet Tunes in
Marceline, and
prizes were given
away to those who
joined in on the
celebration.
Chariton Valley is
well aware that their
loyal customers are
responsible for their
success over the
past 58 years. “We
sincerely appreciate
the continued
patronage and
Pictured above: Jim Curry of Bucklin won
support,” states Jim
the $100 Pear Tree gift certificate.
Walker, Director
of Corporate Relations. “What better way to celebrate our
customers than with an ice cream cone on a hot summer
day,” he concludes!
In addition to an ice cream cone, attendees had an
opportunity to spin the prize wheel and sign up for a
$100 Pear Tree gift certificate which was awarded at the
2010 Annual Meeting on September 18th to Jim Curry of
Bucklin. Congratulations, Jim!
Employees enjoyed serving ice cream to all who attended
and even delivering some to those who could not!
“We wanted to personally thank everyone for their
business. We appreciate you choosing our company and
we hope you are pleased with the services we provide to
you and your family,” states Jim Simon, Chariton Valley’s
General Manager.
Chariton Valley (486-3393) proudly serves the
communities of North Missouri with telecommunication
services that include: reliable local telephone service,
nation-wide wireless service with the best home area
coverage, high-speed Internet service and competitive
cable TV service. Above all, Chariton Valley offers local
customer service and that is something worth celebrating!
Customer Appreciation Celebrations were held at
their offices in Bucklin, Salisbury, Huntsville and Macon
September 17-20.
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Director Profiles
Fischer, Scheiderer and Watson Elected to Board
O
ne incumbent, one newcomer and one member
who had previously served on the Board were
elected to Chariton Valley’s Board of Directors at
the 2010 Annual Meeting. Kevin Fischer of the
Bynumville exchange was re-elected to a second term,
Gary Scheiderer of Salisbury was elected to his first
term on the Board and Randall Watson of Bevier who
previously served was elected for this third term.
Chariton Valley’s bylaws limit Board members to three
full terms.
(2003-2007); Area IV Missouri Vocational Ag Teachers Association – Secretary
(2006-2007); Missouri Club
Lamb Breeders Association
(2002-2009), Vice-President
2003-2006); Missouri Vocational Ag Teacher State Fair
Committtee (2000-2007);
Northcutt Financial Services
1st Year Teacher Award
Committee (2002); and
Macon Electric Cooperative
Kevin Fischer
Nominating Committee
Kevin Fischer has lived in
(2009-2010). Kevin is also
the Chariton Valley service
involved with the St. Mary’s
area for 29 years. He and
Catholic Church in Wien,
his wife Debbie have two
Salisbury Knight’s of Cochildren – a son Chance and
lumbus, Chariton County
a daughter Quynn Maxine.
Farm Bureau and Missouri
Kevin serves as a agriculVocational Ag Teachers Astural loan specialist for
sociation (2000-2007).
Regional Missouri Bank. He
Kevin has served on the
has served on the Salisbury
Board’s Financial/Business
Steak Festival Board as
Committee and the Human
Co-Chairman (2004-2007);
Resources/Annual Meeting
Chariton County Fair Board
Committee.
including: Salisbury Board
of Public Works (8 years;
2 as Chairman); Agriculture Education Advisory
Council (2 years); Immanuel
Lutheran Church Board of
Education (3 years; 2 years
as Treasurer); Dulaney
Memorial Library Board;
Salisbury Steak Festival
Co-Chairman (10 years);
Salisbury Chamber of Commerce (13 years; 2 years as
Gary Scheiderer
President); and Chariton
Gary Scheiderer has resided
County Historical Society (4
in the Chariton Valley seryears; 3 years as Treasurer).
vice area for 39 years. He
Gary is also involved with
and his wife Lesa have three
the Relay for Life and has
children. Gary serves as
coached baseball for 10
Vice-President at US Bank
years.
in Salisbury and is involved
with various organizations,
Randall Watson
Randall Watson has resided in the Chariton Valley
service area all of his life.
He retired from Associated
Electric Cooperative after a
mining career that spanned
8
nearly three decades and
now operates a combination
cattle and row crop farm
in the Bevier area. Randall
previously served six years
as a member of Chariton
Valley’s Board of Directors.
In addition to serving on
Chariton Valley’s Board,
Randall has also served on
the Bevier School Board. He
is a member of the Masonic
Lodge and the Missouri
Farmers Union. Randall
and wife Kay have one child
and three grandchildren.
He enjoys hunting and
fishing and being actively
involved in community
activities.
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Don Shawn Elected
Board President
Don Shawn of Bucklin has
been elected President of
Chariton Valley’s Board of
Directors. He previously
served as Vice-President
and has been a member of
the Board since 2003. Don
has lived in the Chariton
Valley service area 34
years. He and Patricia
have one child and two
grandchildren. Don is
retired after 46 years with
Herff Jones, Inc. that included 40 years in management. He served on
the Bucklin School Board
for 24 years and held the
offices of Vice-President
and President.
During his tenure on the
Chariton Valley Board Don
has been a member of the
Financial/Business Committee, Human Resources/
Annual Meeting Committee, and served as Chairman of the Legislation/
Bylaws/Policy Manual
Committee.
Mark Ramsey wins 2011 Directory Cover photo contest
M
ark Ramsey of Salisbury submitted the 2011 Directory Cover
photo (pictured right) which was
selected in a close vote at Chariton
Valley’s Annual Meeting held in Salisbury on September 18, 2010. Mark entitled this photo the American Country Sunrise. Most pictures have a story
and this is his story. As he headed to
work, he pulled up to the stop sign,
looked to the east and this is what
he saw. He rolled down his window
and took a few pictures. The flag is
in Jaleta Stanley’s yard, the windmill
is in Doctor Leatherwoods yard and
the bins belong to Jerry Fuemmeler.
From the flag to the bins he estimates
Pictured above: Mark Ramsey with the
winning photo for the 2011 Directory cover.
Congratulations Mark!
is probably 150 yards but the picture
makes it looks like they are together.
Mark has a passion for taking pictures
of nature, and invites you to visit his
photography blog at:
markramseyphotography.blogspot.com.
2012 Directory Cover Photo Contest
Have you taken any great nature shots
in the Chariton Valley Telephone area?
Chariton Valley is in search of that
special photograph that depicts the
beauty of our area. The winning photo
will become the cover of the 2012
Chariton Valley Telephone Directory.
The deadline to submit photos is
June 1, 2011. Photo submission is
limited to 4 photos per contest entrant.
Questions call 395.9636 or email
[email protected]
Entering our free photo contest is easy.
Mail entries to:
Photo Contest 2012
ATTN: Donna Bell
Chariton Valley Telephone
Corporation
PO Box 67
Macon, MO 63552
Or email entries to:
[email protected]
Subject line: Photo Contest 2012
High School Scholarship Opportunities
So, you’re a high school student
and you’re in the process of finding
scholarships to help pay for your
freshman year of college. Good
job! It is our pleasure as your local
telecommunications service provider
to again offer local and national
scholarship opportunities to area high
school seniors.
These scholarship opportunities
are only available to students whose
parents or guardians receive their
local telephone service from and
are members of Chariton Valley
Telephone Corporation. Should a
student from our service area be
selected to receive one of the 30
national scholarships ($2,000 each),
Chariton Valley will contribute an
additional $500 to the scholarship,
bringing the total one-time scholarship
award to $2,500. Last year, two
students from the Chariton Valley
area were awarded the National
Scholarship, Nancy Jackson from New
Cambria and Taylor Wilhelm from
Atlanta.
In addition to the $2,500 national
scholarship opportunity Chariton
Valley’s Board of Directors have
approved 4 local scholarships in the
amount of $500 each. Seniors who
are eligible and apply for the $2,500
scholarship will automatically be
considered for the four $500 local
scholarships - five opportunities – one
application. Last year’s recipients were
Kate Lyons, Darcy Crackenberger and
Michael Daniels all from Hale and
Amanda Yung from Salisbury.
Applications are available at any
Chariton Valley office, with your
guidance counselor or on line at
cvalley.net.
Completed applications should
be sent directly to Chariton Valley
Telephone Corporation, postmarked
no later than Monday, February 7,
2011. Once received, the Sponsor
Certification section will be completed
at the Chariton Valley Office and
then forwarded to FRS. Applications
postmarked to Chariton Valley
Telephone Corporation after February
7, 2011 will not be accepted.
Please encourage all eligible
students you know to participate.
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Annual Meeting 2010
A Changing of the Guard
C
hariton Valley members who
attended the 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders were rewarded
with a beautiful fall day, an excellent
meal, great entertainment and an
opportunity to reconnect with old
friends and make new ones. Plus,
they were able to participate in selecting three members to the Board
of Directors and witness a changing
of the guard as long time president
Cheryl Long completed her final
Ratliff of Salisbury, who served as
treasurer of the corporation. Long
was replaced on the Board by Randall Watson of Bevier while Ratliff’s
seat was filled by Gary Scheiderer of
Salisbury. Kevin Fischer of Bynumville won re-election to the Board for
the second time. (See related story
on page 8).
A meal consisting of bar-b-que
pork, ham, and all the trimmings,
was prepared by the Salisbury
Boosters Club and served by
Chariton Valley employees
and Salisbury students. Large
tents were set up to provide
protection from the elements
and permit Chariton Valley
members and guests to enjoy
their meal in relaxed comfort
while listening to the music
provided by DJ Bob Bagnell
of Bagnell’s Party Sounds in
Huntsville. As they awaited
the start of the meeting many
members visited the Technology Fair where they had an
opportunity to examine Chariton Valley’s latest selection of
wireless phones and experience the exciting new features
of android devices.
An area was set aside for
Earl and Judy Burton enjoy learning about the iPad
that was on display at the Tech Fair.
the children who accompaterm on the Board. Long was first
nied their parents to the Annual
elected to the Board of Directors
Meeting where they were able to
in 1999 to fill the unexpired term
take part in a variety of games and
of Robert Butler and subsequently
play on the bounce house and other
elected to three consecutive terms of
inflatables supplied by the Missouri
three years each. Chariton Valley’s
National Guard. Sno-cones helped
Bylaws restrict Board members to
combat the heat of the warm Septhree full terms. Also completing his
tember afternoon and a good time
third term on the Board was John
was had by all.
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The business meeting, which is
the real purpose of the event, was
called to order by President Long.
Jim Simon, general manager, gave
a report on the state of the cooperative and the challenges it is facing in
the coming year. The major order of
business at this year’s annual meeting was the election of three directors to the Board. A total of seven
candidates were vying for the three
open seats and each addressed the
audience prior to the vote being
called. When the votes were counted
it was determined that one incumbent and two new members had
been elected to three year terms by
the following margins:
Northeast Area
Randall Watson
Fredo Contratto, Jr. Daniel Gaughan
176
82
61
Northwest Area
Kevin Fischer
James McCubbins
190
146
South Central Area
Gary Scheiderer
Russ Stundebeck
174
164
The entertainment for the evening
came in the form of the second “CV
Idol” contest. Five finalists, including Charlie Jennings, Bevier; Kelley
Cupp, Bucklin; Emily Binder, Salisbury; Sheila Davis, Salisbury; and
Brittany Harrison. Each contestant
gave a stirring performance and a
panel of three judges, with assistance from the audience selected the
following winners:
1st Place
Charlie Jennings
Charlie sings
locally at homecomings, fairs
and competitions.
She loves singing “old country”
and giving the old
songs exposure.
This past summer,
Charlie sang at
the Rural MisPictured above are the five CV Idol finalists. From left to
souri booth durright (front row): Emily Binder and Sheila Davis of Salisbury.
(Back row): Kelley Cupp, Bucklin; Charlie Jennings, Bevier;
ing the state fair
and Brittany Harrison, Bucklin.
to thank them for
erences by applauding for their
the feature article they wrote
favorite photo and the winning
about her last year.
entry was submitted by Mark
2nd Place
Ramsey of Salisbury. Mark’s
Brittany Harrison
photo of a sunset, pictured on
Brittany is 15 years old and a
page 5 will appear on the cover
sophomore at Marceline High
of the 2011 directory. Plus, he
School. She loves country
received a digital camera. The
music and especially enjoys
grand prize, $1,000 worth of
performing. Brittany’s hobbies include playing the guitar, Chariton Valley service, was
won by Beverly Berry – Salisfishing and riding four wheelbury.
ers. In addition to music she
At the conclusion of the
enjoys spending time with
meeting the Board went into
family and friends and hopes
to someday be a country music executive session for the purartist.
3rd Place
Kelley Cupp
Kelley is the 18 year old
daughter of Roger &
Marguerite Cupp. She is
a 2010 graduate of Marceline high school , and
is currently a freshman
at MO Valley College in
Marshall where she is
pursuing a career as an
athletic trainer. She is
Jim Simon, general manager, presents the grand
prize gift certificate to Beverly Berry of Salisbury.
on the track team and
involved in show chorus.
pose of electing offices for the
She enjoys family volleyball
games, listening to music, sing- coming year. Don Shawn of
Bucklin was elected president;
ing and texting her friends.
Judy Webster, Clifton Hill,
One of the most popular
vice-president; Jerry Monnig,
events at the annual meeting
Salisbury, treasurer; and Judy
was the selection of the direcSampsel, Hale, secretary.
tory photo contest winner.
Members expressed their pref-
2010 Annual Meeting
Prize Winners
Grand Prize Winner:
Beverly Berry, Salisbury
Customer Appreciation Drawing
($100 Pear Tree Gift Certificate):
Jim Curry, Bucklin
$25 CVTC Gift Certificates:
Bryan & Lisa Bennett, Salisbury
Fred & Anna Seba, Bosworth
Martin & Mary Hafemeister, Salisbury
Scotty & Kathy Stapleton, Salisbury
Don & Karen Marshall, Huntsville
Salem Lutheran Parsonage, Salisbury
Roger & Marguerite Cupp, Bucklin
Norman Thomas, Huntsville
Kenneth Nerini, Bevier
Mary Helen Preston, Huntsville
Robert & Sallie Red, Moberly
Josh & Katie Boeger, Salisbury
David Rea, Salisbury
Betty Brown, Huntsville
Donald Cravens, Salisbury
Mrs. Earl Wellborn, Salisbury
James & Charlotte Guffey, Huntsville
Larry & Denise Potter, Bosworth
Mildred Terry, Salisbury
Linda Teter, Excello
Living Mem. Scholarship, Huntsville
Ray Meissen, Salisbury
$50 Cash Prizes:
Bill & Joy Hinkle, Salisbury
Joseph Miller, Huntsville
Larry Stacy, Bevier
Art & Denise Crutchfield, Huntsville
Leland & Elda Ross, Salisbury
Marjorie Corn, Excello
Jennifer Wilson, Huntsville
$100 Cash Prize:
Danny Boss, Salisbury
Nintendo Wii Drawing Winner:
Elizabeth Wright, Excello
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