Sunday, September 17, 2017

MRTA Branson Fun Days

Make plans now to attend MRTA's Branson Fun Days November 10 - 20, 2017!  

It may still be Fall but the Christmas season in Branson is just around the corner.  Join fellow educators and friends and fall in love with the sights and sounds of Christmas in the Ozarks.  Registration is open to all MRTA members and their guests - bring along friends and family for a fun and relaxing time.  The lead hotel this year is the Radisson; all Fun Day activities originate at the Radisson.

The BIG DAY (FUN DAY) is Thursday, November 16 and price for all activities mentioned on page 1 of the PINK flyer is $141 per person.  This price includes two musical shows, lunch, afternoon reception, dinner and cruise, Christmas lights tour, and luxury coach transportation for the day.

Attractions/Museums and Shows on the WHITE FLYER show discounted prices during November 10-20.  You will still need to register so follow the instructions on the bottom of the flyer.

If you plan to stay at the Radisson (120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO), the room cost is $85.99 plus tax single/double occupancy, $90.99 triple, $94.99 quad.  Hot breakfast included with each room for all occupants.  If you plan to stay at the Radisson, they will take care of both your lodging reservation and MRTA Fun Day registration.  Contact Robin at the Radisson at 417-690-4024, ask for the MRTA Room Block.  When making your lodging reservations, remind Robin to send you the Fun Day registration form.  Robin works Monday-Friday.  You may need to leave her a message.  She will return your call.  Her email is

To register for MRTA Branson Fun Days if not staying at the Radisson: Contact Fun Day Coordinator Mary Lynne at 417-365-0060 or by email at 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 18

See the attached flyers for specific information.

OATS Is Hitting the Road Again! Destination: South Dakota

You may want to mark June 3-9, 2018 on your calendar!  OATS is making plans now to venture to South Dakota to visit Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills.  The excursion also includes at tour of the Wildlife Loop Road at Custer State Park, admission to the Unique Journey Museum, a guided tour of Deadwood, plus gaming at a Deadwood Casino and a visit to the amazing Crazy Horse Memorial.  

A $75 deposit is due upon signing up with final payment due by March 27, 2018.  Checks for the travel payment should be made out to OATS, Inc. and the insurance check to Travel Insured International.  Send both checks at the same time to: 
     Pam White
     44 Brookview Lane
     Moscow Mills, MO 63362

See the flyers below for more specific details.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Craft Items On Sale Now at Eagle Fork

If you are looking to do a little early Christmas shopping, stop by Eagle Fork, just off Hwy 61 south of Moscow Mills!  The LCARSP Craft Club has lots of items for sale in the "Old Smoke House."  Here is a sample of their wares:
MIcrowave Bowl Holders
Decorative Trivets/Coasters
Fleece Blankets and Crocheted Afghans
Decorative Plates

Kid's Activity Packs
Tri-fold Notepad Covers
 Mini Wallets
"Emergency" Kits
Ribbon Trees
Decorative Pumpkins, Balls and Coasters
Fun and Stylish Fabric Rings
Fabric Pumpkins
Christmas Ornaments and Recipe Books

Eagle Fork has a great season planned beginning Saturday, September 16!  Come on out for lots of Fall Family Fun including Hay Rides, Pony Rides, their famous CORN MAZE and much more!

For more information, check out their website:  or Facebook page "Eagle Fork Pumpkins and Gifts.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2017 Classroom Grants

Each year the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) sponsors $200 grants for classroom teachers, PK-12, in the four Lincoln County school districts.  These $200 grants are designed to give some financial assistance to teachers for needed classroom items not provided in classroom budgets. The grant deadline is:  November 30, 2017.  

Please encourage local teachers to apply. Grant awards are presented in December. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Recap

The meeting of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel was held on May 11, 2017 at the Lincoln County Health Department. 

The meeting started with a program presented by local author Adria Bolle Waters, a former student to many of the school personnel in attendance. Adria is the author of at least five books, two that stand alone and three that are a part of a series.  In sharing her back story behind becoming an author she explained to the group that she is a “paranormal enthusiast”. So, many of her writings can be considered a ghost story.  One book in particular Always Sweet Sixteen, is about Josie Reynolds who after watching life pass her by discovers she has been a ghost for nearly sixty years. Her mentor, Calvin, must help her find a way to move on.  Always Sweet Sixteen is an exciting book and leaves you wanting more. You can learn more about Adria Waters and her writings on Facebook: AdriaWatersWrites, Twitter: @AdriaWaters1, and Amazon: Adria Waters.

The Lincoln County retirees added another 574 hours of community service. In addition to community service monetary donations were made to the Hawk Point Food Pantry and Buddy Bags.

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 8, 2017 with presentations from Lincoln County RIII School District grant recipients and Cuivre River State Park activities.

The members of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel will take the month of July and August off for traveling and/or rest and recreation.

On Thursday September 14th the membership will welcome the 2017 newly retired school personnel and honor their years of service by hosting a luncheon on behalf of the new retirees.