Welcome New Chamber Member: D&C on Center Street. Their Grand Opening is this weekend (9/28-10/1). 207 South Center Street (formerly Center Street Pub and Grill).  Newly renovated bar and grill, located off the Downtown Square in Clinton.  Now Hiring! All positions: cooks, servers, and bartenders!

The Clinton Chamber and our Ambassadors group celebrated a Grand Opening with Rejuvv Luxury Spa today. 1415 North Water Street in Clinton. (660) 238-7572.  Beauty, cosmetic & personal care · Weight Loss Center · Skin Care Service Whether you are looking for some help in the fine line and wrinkle department, or a dramatic change in plumping your lips, you are in the right place! Skin rejuvenation, weight loss injections, vitamin injections, iv infusions, and hormone replacement therapy are only a few of the things Rejuvv has to offer you. Medical grade skincare is a huge part of what we do at Rejuvv Med.

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

This month, we started 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” VFW Post 1894…Banks Motors…Bee’s Clean…UMB Bank-Clinton…Benware Tractor and Automotive Supply in Urich…US Bank of Clinton…Bernard Tax and Bookkeeping…Truman Lake Insurance…Truman Lake Community Foundation and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Henry Co.

Bretta and I had a good time at the fund-raising Sock Hop at the Clinton Senior Center on Sept. 22nd. Shout out to GVMH Hospice for putting on this event and I was honored to be the MC.

On Tuesday morning, I attended the Economic Vitality meeting at Clinton Main Street.  This group meets each month to discuss businesses in the downtown district, how this committee and Main Street may be able to help them in any way, areas of need to be worked on, promotion and more.

The Clinton Chamber Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday.  I gave my report and other business was conducted.

The Clinton FFA Chapter is excited to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their school-based farm on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 4:00pm. At this event, FFA members would like to formally thank their many donors and announce the name of the newly established farm at Clinton High School.

Results for Clinton, MO:  Weather  Friday  Sunny  93°F  Precipitation: 10%  Humidity: 52%  Wind: 9 mph  Yes, it’s time for YOU to join the Clinton High School Alumni Association and join them at the 2023 Homecoming Tailgate Party!!   The CHS Alumni Assoc. Homecoming Tailgate will be Sept. 29th at 6pm at Cardinal Stadium under the tent next to the fieldhouse.  It’s free to the first 75 CHS Alumni Assoc. members.  First come, first served and no RSVP required.   Meal provided by Huey’s Deluxe Catering.  Free admission to the Clinton vs. Versailles football game at 7pm.  Hear from coaches, administrators, cheerleaders and band.  All sponsored by OakStar Bank.  If you would like to join the Clinton High School Alumni Association, stop by C Squared on the east side of the Clinton Square and talk to Cindy or call 660-885-2447 or email sales@csquaredclinton.com. It’s only $20 for a lifetime membership.  If you would like to get involved with the Assoc., contact Cindy, or David at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce (200 S. Main, 660-885-8166, david@clintonmo.com.)

Wilds of Eldraine Draft.  Sat., Sept. 30th at 1pm.  The Game Box.  207 S. Washington, Clinton.  660-924-8049 www.thegamebox.com  The Game Box is a family-owned game store that buy, sells, and trades cards, table top games, and RPGs.  Open to Public.  $20 buy in- winner gets cash prize- 2nd place gets their money back. Keep the cards you pull.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Henry County –Hey there, neighbors! Did you have a successful garage sale recently? If so, we’re looking for your help!  Instead of letting those leftover items gather dust, why not give them a second chance? Help us help you by giving us a call and scheduling a pickup for Saturday, September 30th!  Thank you all for your help defending potential in Henry County!  For pickup, 660-492-0387.

The first annual Batting for HOPE Tournament will take place on September 30, 2023 in Clinton, Missouri! This softball tournament is in honor of raising money for two organizations Families for HoPE and Circle of Hope Foundation.  For more information on how to sign up for a team, donate, volunteer, or order a t-shirt follow the link below and visit their Facebook or Instagram account, Batting For Hope  https://fat-cat-design.printavo.com/merch/batting-for-hope/  #thepediatricplacellc #battingforhope #familiesforHoPE #circleofhopefoundation

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE BINGO!  VFW Post 1894 with Clinton Animal Shelter hosts this event with proceeds to the Animal Shelter.  Raffles, big prize event games, open kitchen and more.  Open to the public.  510 West Allen St. Doors open at 3pm…sales window opens at 4pm…bingo starts at 6pm.

The First Annual “It’s For The Kids” Motorcycle Rally will be Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st with gates opening at 10am.  Old Skool Band, biker games, poker run, vendors, beer garden and more.  Registration can be made at Boats N’ Hose General Store, aka Snyder’s Corner, 874 SE Hwy Z, Deepwater.  There will be admission and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Guardians of the Children.  For details, 417-644-7307 or https://www.facebook.com/BoatsandHoseGeneralStore

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.

Do you have a car and an hour? We could really use volunteer drivers at the Clinton Senior Center delivering meals to seniors. Whether you’re an individual or a business volunteering an employee for an hour, it would be greatly appreciated by us and the many relying on those deliveries. Commit to once a week, one week every three months, on call as needed, or whatever your availability and generosity allows, help us help them.  Call Kathy at 660-885-3482.

Clinton Schools  COATS FOR KIDS Yes, we know it’s warm out and still feels like summer, but winter will be here soon.  Angel Tree Inc. will be beginning their annual coat distribution early this year, on October 4th.  If your child will be in need of a coat this winter, please call 660-885-8229 (between the hours of 9am-4pm Monday-Friday) to schedule an appointment to receive a coat.

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.  VIP tickets will be sold only online.  There is a limited number of tickets, so purchase as soon as possible. These tickets are $40 and give you an extra hour (1-2pm) to stroll before the rest of the crowd gets there.  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