Bretta,  Thanks for 34 great years so far (10/6/89).

The Clinton Chamber, along with some of our Ambassadors Group, celebrated on Monday with Radford Media Group as they have now owned KDKD and KXEA radio stations for five years. Here’s to 5, 10, 15+ years of continued success!

YOUR Chamber of Commerce and some folks from our Ambassadors Group headed out to Osage Valley Electric Cooperative to help them celebrate their 85th year in business on Monday aft.  They had about four or five linemen at the office for the photo, however about an hour before we arrived, some lines were accidentally pulled down and those workers had to rush to the scene. I’m sure all their customers in that area appreciated their work on a hot afternoon.

Some of our Ambassadors Group of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce, plus some high school representatives, helped UMB Bank celebrate their 35th Anniversary on Wed. Of course, you would expect the inside of a bank to look great, and this one does, but the outside of this bank is always so beautiful. Here’s to 35+ more years!  See the photos on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Enchanting Winds Metaphysical Shoppe is now open! They are located behind Subway Restaurant in Clinton, next to Sweet Vanity Beauty Salon. Merchandise is still arriving daily…I wish I could describe the beautiful smell inside this store…and keep watching our Facebook page for info on their Grand Opening coming up in a week.

The Chamber once again is partnering with Clinton Bright Futures. This year, we are helping out in Mrs. Stormie Corwin’s second grade classroom.  If you check out the Chamber’s Facebook page, you’ll see we helped the students make scarecrows. The kids took direction real well and made some very good and unique scarecrows. As always, a big shout out to all educators!!

The City of Clinton is about to have some visitors. This Sat., Sunday and Monday (10/7, 8 and 9), about 160 bicyclists plus a support team will be in Clinton preparing for and then launching the 2023 Fall Big BAM on the Katy.   Most will camp out near the Henry Co. Fairgrounds and you are more than welcome to stop by and visit with some of the riders Sunday afternoon and evening. In the past, riders have come here from all over the United States to take part in this week-long ride on the Katy Trail. Probably about 30 to 40 will be using our hotels and most will be spending money in our community in the short time they are here.   The organizers of the Big BAM on the Katy will also be spending money in Clinton with some of our retailers and food providers. A big thanks to the folks with the Community Center/Benson Center and the Henry Co. Fairgrounds for their help in these events each year.   The band “Crossfire South” will be performing in the Benson Center on Sunday from about 6:15 to 8:30pm and the public is invited.   The riders will take off Monday morning by 8am heading east and when they arrive back in Clinton on the 14th via bus, many will stay in Clinton again before heading home on the 15th. 6 DAYS OF RIDING! Route Oct.9: Day 1 Clinton to Sedalia 36 miles…Oct 10: Day 2 Sedalia to Boonville 36 miles…Oct 11: Day 3 Boonville to Jefferson City 48 miles…Oct 12: Day 4 Jefferson City to Hermann 44 miles…Oct 13: Day 5 Hermann to Augusta 37 miles…Oct 14: Day 6 Augusta to St. Charles 27 miles

Save The Date:  The Grand Opening for the Henry Co. Health Center will be Oct. 26th.  Details to follow.

The Clinton Tourism Assoc. is happy to announce our Discover Clinton App is now available. https://onelink.to/discoverclinton

We are something new on the Chamber’s Facebook page.  We are now taking text and images from our member’s websites, Facebook pages, Google searches, etc. and combining them into posts on our Facebook page.  “Featured with the GCACC”.  It gives the viewer a “one-stop shopping experience” for each of our Chamber members.  We have a lot of Chamber members so getting every business on our page will take quite a while, but we think it’s well worth it!  It’s just another service from YOUR Chamber of Commerce.  New this week, we “Featured” Blush Boot Camp…Trinity Lutheran Church of Clinton…Travel Connections…Bread of Life Books and Gifts…Bright Futures Clinton…Townsend Real Estate…T.O.T.L. Auto Repair…Kenney Medical Care…Top Brands 4 Less…and Bucksaw Resort and Marina.

Amanda Johnson is the Executive Director for Clinton Main Street. After a busy Sept., guess what; up next, a busy Oct…and then the Holidays arrive. Watch on the Chamber’s Facebook page as Amanda talks about all of it.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the CHS Farm took place Friday afternoon.  Although it’s still a work in progress, stop by sometime and check out what is happening so far. Located next to the parking lot at CHS.  The Ag Committee at the Chamber has donated money to this farm.

Care Connection for Aging Services is celebrating 50 years of caring, connecting, and making a difference this year. The agency, which serves people 60 and older, was established in October of 1973 after the passage of the Older Americans Act. The agency operates 21 locations within 13 West Central Missouri counties.

Here’s a note to our Chamber Members and anyone and everyone looking for employment;  The Chamber of Commerce continues to receive calls…people come in…and email us about jobs that might be available in and around Clinton.  When we see our Chamber Members post information about job openings, we do share that to our Facebook page.  However, we’re pretty sure we don’t catch all of those job opening posts.    Please remember that YOUR Chamber is here for YOU. If you (a Clinton Chamber of Commerce Member) have any job openings that you are posting or if you want us to post it for you on our page, just let us know. Let us help you find employees!    Send your job openings to: david@clintonmo.com or joyce@clintonmo.com.  If you are not a Chamber member, we can still post your openings on our Facebook page for $25.00.  If you have any questions at all, email us or call 660-885-8166.

We desperately need volunteers to help walk dogs at the Clinton, MO Animal Shelter. Even helping with just one dog would be a huge help to the shelter and to the pup. So if you can spare an hour a week or a month please email the Volunteer Coordinator at- carevolunteerprogram@gmail.com for more information. You can also call Heidi at 660-885-7999.

The 5th Annual Honey Fest will take place Oct. 7th beginning at 9am at 1505 Booth Road in Clinton.  Observe a hive to see bees in action, Honey, Honey Ice Cream, Candles Lip Balms, Lotion Bars, and more.  Hosted by the Golden Valley Bee Keepers Assoc. 

The Henry County Library will be hosting local author Curtis Urness on October 7th at 3pm for a book signing and artist talk.  We are also raffling off 3 copies of his new book, Stars & Crosses. Stop by the library to enter your name into the drawing.

Seeds of Faith Preschool Kawasaki 400cc Raffle.  $10/ticket or 6 for $50.  Drawing on Oct. 7th at 6:30pm(do not have to be present to win).  Tickets available from parents, board members, at the school, Price Cutter, Jim Raysik’s, NAPA in Urich an Farmer’s Elevator in Clinton.

MURDER AND THE MASQUERADE BALL-Dinner Theatre     Henry County Museum  –  Larissa Culaard, the Wife of Vladimir Culaard, an overworked bio-tech executive, has organized a masquerade ball. In reality, this business party is really going to be an intervention designed to confront Vladimir with his workaholic ways and their impact on his family.  Some eccentric relatives from the old country arrive and the event backfires when someone does something unthinkable.  October 7th.  Call Now while Tickets Last.  $50 per Ticket.  5pm.  660-885-8414.

Tickets for this year’s wine stroll (October 14th) are now on sale.  Regular tickets will be sold online AND in person at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce (200 S. Main St.). These tickets are $20 and allow you to stroll from 2-5pm.  Regular tickets will also be available to purchase at the door on the day of for $25.

We have an upcoming Military Support Event at our local VFW Post 1894, Clinton MO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!  This is an opportunity to show support to veteran owned businesses and for those who have services to offer veterans.  If you are a veteran and have a business (Scentsy, crafts included) OR a business that offers veterans discounts or something specifically aimed at veterans we would love to hear from you!  We’ve had a food truck and a couple vendors with indoor tables that have not confirmed so we would love to have a couple more who are available Oct 21st 9am-1 pm contact us! You can message us or text/call/email Jennifer at 669-525-0470   jennum68@gmail.com

Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society’s 18th ANNUAL ANCESTORS MEMORIAL GOURD DANCE and POW WOW


12:30pm-1:30pm–Gourd Dancing

2:00pm-Grand Entry


5:00pm-6:00pm–Dinner Break

6:00pm-7:00pm–Gourd Dancing

7:00pm-Grand Entry


Concessions open at 11:30am

All Drums Welcome FREE ADMISSION! Located Indoors Midway between Kansas City and Springfield at the junction of 7&13 and 52 highway 1008 E .Sedalia Avenue, Clinton MO 64735 No drugs, alcohol, pets, or firearms allowed!! Not responsible for accidents, lost, or stolen articles. Vendors Welcome! Contact Bob LaRoussa (816)331-2824 see WWW.REDSTARGOURD.COM for updated information.

Cruisin’ to Clinton will take place for the final time this season on Oct. 21st from 4 till 7pm.  Kids are invited to come in costume for the candy drop!  All rides are welcome, there will be giveaways, vendors and more.  For details, go to Clinton Cruise Night on Facebook.

CEMETERY WALK AT ENGLEWOOD CEMETERY-  Come experience some folks who lived here and at one point in their life, experienced deprivation from the war, or even people who help raise a chicken or two. In this walk you will not only hear about those who lived long ago but those who lived and died most recently.  Oct. 22nd, 2 to 4pm.  Live Music-TLC Dulcimer Band.  1804 East Ohio Street-Englewood Cemetery.  Come hear about William Harrison, John Angle, George McQueen, J.C. Smith, Mildred Church, Elmer Lindstrom and McLane Chapel.

CHART (Community Health Assessment Resource Team) is hosting a Pickleball Tournament Oct. 28th at the Artesian Park Tennis Courts (if raining, Clinton High School).  Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.  Pool play followed by bracket style.  $80 per team with t-shirt included.  Cash prizes for first and second.  Proceeds go to support Henry Co. Christmas Angel Tree and Christmas Cheer Foundation.  Call Tyler at 660-223-3210 or tyler.pulcini@lpha.mo.gov for questions, to enter or to sponsor.

Heritage Tractor Halloween Howl.  Trick-or-Tractor!  Calling all zombies, dinos & princesses:  visit your local Heritage Tractor in costume on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8am till Noon for sweet treats & a free John Deere toy tractor!* *While supplies last. 

KDKD FM, Clinton Main Street, and Guardians of the Children presents “ScareFair” on the Square” Community Trunk or Treat Sat., Oct. 28th from 4 till 6pm.

The Mother and Son Dance will be Oct. 28th from 6 till 9pm in the CHS Commons area.  Dancing, games, refreshments, CHS Jazz Band Performance, photos, costumes welcomed.  Tickets are $30 for mother and son, $5 for additional child.  Purchase tickets at the Chamber of Commerce (cash or check only).  Recommended ages for preschool to elementary.  It’s a fundraiser to benefit CHS Band.  For details, chsbandaids@gmail.com.  

Big MO Productions presents:  Kornfield Kounty’s Merry Mirth.  Nov. 16th and 17th at 7pm and Nov. 18th at 2pm.  Delozier Building, 201 West Franklin St., Clinton.  All proceeds go to renovating backstage facilities at the Delozier Building.  Tickets at the Henry Co. Museum, Chamber of Commerce and The Barbery Center. Director Marty Morgan and cast member Ann Pugh invite you to “Kornfield Kounty’s-Merry Mirth” Nov. 16th, 17th and 18th in Clinton. Watch this video on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

The 2023 Community Thanksgiving Dinner is on schedule this year for Thanksgiving Day, November 23. We are starting to make plans for this annual community event. Be watching for upcoming announcement, we will be asking for donations of Turkeys & Pies (Pumpkin or Apple) once again and volunteers to help with serving, delivering, and assisting. The Meal Reservations will not start until November 1st.

Truman Lake Fishing Expo-We’re casting off again with the 2024 Truman Lake Fishing Expo February 9th & 10th, 2024!!! www.trumanlakefishingexpo.com