Zachery attends cadet program

The Clyde R. Burdick American Legion Post 163 of Neosho proudly sponsored Tayler Andrew Zachery of Neosho for the Cadet Patrol Program conducted at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, on June 1-5.

On July 2 the Clyde R. Burdick American Legion Post 163 of Neosho proudly presented James E. Bollinger of Neosho with a Certificate of Continuous Membership for 50 years of continuous membership in Post 163. It was presented by Charles Arnce, Post Adjutant.
On July 2 the Clyde R. Burdick American Legion Post 163 of Neosho proudly presented James E. Bollinger of Neosho with a Certificate of Continuous Membership for 50 years of continuous membership in Post 163. It was presented by Charles Arnce, Post Adjutant.

This program consists of a typical week of rigorous patrol recruit training. The week’s activities include: classroom instruction in the history of law enforcement, defensive driving, radar, motor vehicle laws, first aid, shooting demonstrations, drug abuse, and use of alcohol, as well as demonstrations of police skills, such as personal defense and weapons firing.

Applicants must be age 16 through 18 years of age and have an average or higher GPA. They must be of good moral character, present a neat, well-groomed appearance and come well recommended.

ENHS teens attend Boys State

The Clyde R. Burdick American Legion Post 163 of Neosho sent four young men to Missouri Boys State held June 13-20 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

The Post is very thankful for the community organizations’ financial support which pays for their expenses. The Kiwanis Club of Neosho paid for Jacob Patterson and Dayton Clouse.  The Granby Lions Foundation paid for Joshua Ames and the Exchange Club of Neosho paid for Josh Lee Harris.  All are from Granby and attend East Newton High School.

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the nation. It is a participatory program where each young man becomes a part of the operation of his local, county, and state government.

Boys State has been a program of the National Americanism Commission since 1935. At Boys State young men are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities of a franchised citizen.

Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by following recommendations by school officials.

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