Public Notice of Hearing

The following is a hearing notice for the proposal of a new early childhood/ preschool building to be funded by the Start Smart Community Development Block Grant. Christian County Commission, Chadwick School Foundation, and Chadwick R-1 School District will work collaboratively to prepare this grant.

We are requesting the presence of our community to develop a needs assessment at the hearing and discuss a potential out-lay for the proposed building and site for building.  This is not necessarily a “Q and A” for the building as we have not been granted funding yet.

Please support the expansion of your Chadwick R-1 School District preschool program by attending!

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The Christian County Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chadwick R-1 School District cafeteria located at 7090 State Hwy 125 South, Chadwick, MO 65629.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider the submission of an application for a Community Block Grant for the Chadwick R-1 School District.

The County will hear from the Chadwick R-1 School District and their proposal for the County to support the construction of an Early Childhood Education Facility in conjunction with Chadwick R-1 School District.  If the county accepts the proposal, the project, if funded, will benefit 54% low/moderate income persons.  The county would use grant funds of $1,000,000.00.  The project would be located in the Chadwick R-1 School District.   All citizens, including those in the Chadwick area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.  As part of the hearing process citizens will be asked to verbally assist in the completion of a “Needs Assessment” document.

The document will detail what the residents feel are the strengths and weaknesses of the Chadwick community.  The County needs as much local participation as possible to reflect the true desires of the Chadwick Community as a whole, as well as the comments relating to the proposed project application.  The State has established a maximum application request for each funding category.  Activities that are eligible for funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, and others allowed by law.  No displacement of persons will be proposed.   For more information contact Jacklyn Aldrich at Chadwick R-1 School: 417-634-3588 or email:


ethan-syd winners

The Chadwick School Foundation hosted its annual 5K event on Saturday, April 6, 2014.

Students and school staff were scheduled to make up a snow day that Saturday, but those who wanted to participate in the walk/run or the cheaper Baby Bird Run were encouraged to do so.

Alumnus Ethan Ruhland placed first in the 5K event with senior Sydney Guardiola taking second.

After the race, everyone was invited to the baseball field for an after party complete with hamburgers and hotdogs, kick ball, and live music from Sean Spyres and the Chadwick School band.

Up Next Entertainment was also on-hand with a bounce house and a live DJ.

The top 20 finishers were

1st Ethan Ruhland 23:06
2nd Sydney Gaurdiola 23:10
3rd Shawn Hollon 23:57
4th Hailey Stevens 23:58
5th Landon Rozell 25:10
6th Corey Taylor 25:44
7th Garret Gardner 27:49
8th Kevin Lassley 27:54
9th Ella Herd 29:21
10th TJ Sanchez 29:46
11th Matt Duzan 30:34
12th Travis Smith 31:14
13th Roger Rekate 31:14
14th Anna Hitt 32:59
15th Megan Hitt 33:31
16th Craig Preston 33:31
17th Stefanie Johnson 33:54
18th LeAnna Gilbert 34:55
19th Lauren Gilbert 34:45
20th Ashton Hitt 35:26

Other interesting notes about the top 20 finishers:

  • Sydney was the first Chadwick student to cross the finish line.
  • Chadwick alumnus Shawn Holland was the first finisher over thirty years old.
  • Junior Hailey Stevens was the first female to finish.
  • Fourth grader Garret Gardner was the first elementary student to finish.
  • Eighth grader T.J. Sanchez was the first to finish in middle school.
  • Mr. Duzan was the first teacher to finish.
  • Board members Travis Smith and Roger Rekate tied coming across the line.
  • Mrs. Goin’s son-in-law Craig Preston was the first person to cross the finish line with a child and a stroller.
  • The first mother-daughter pair to finish were LeAnna and Lauren Gilbert.



The Chadwick Project Graduation will be having an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 in the Chadwick School Cafeteria. The Breakfast will be from 7:30-10:30 AM and the Easter egg hunt will follow.

The pancake breakfast will be $5 for all the pancakes you can eat and the Easter egg hunt will be free to kids.

All proceeds will go to Project Graduation 2014.






Top 14 in ’14


Two of Chadwick’s brightest seniors were honored last night as part of the Headliner News and Nixa Express Top 14 in ’14.

The news organizations wanted to recognize two outstanding students from each of the county’s seven school districts. There were over 100 nominations county-wide and a panel of judges narrowed the field to the final fourteen honorees.

The Headliner and the Express released booklets with biographical information and quotes from each of the fourteen seniors.

On her page, Faith said she plans on pursuing a degree in nursing at College of the Ozarks, while Zena plans on studying animal science at the University of Arkansas.

For more information and some fun facts about each of these young ladies, be sure to check out the special section in the paper.



The Lady Cardinals will be returning to the Final Four for the second year in a row after defeating Naylor 53-41 at Dexter in today’s quarterfinal match-up.

The girls will play North Andrew at Columbia at noon.

UPDATE 3/10/2014

There will be a community pep rally and fundraiser Tuesday night, March 11, 2014, to help with the funding for their trip. It will begin with a chili supper at 6 PM, and there will also be a baked goods auction.

UPDATE 3/11/2014

Also, there will be no school on Thursday, March 13, or Friday, March 14. We will take a pep bus to the game and all community members are welcome to ride. Please call the school at 634-3588 for more details.


The Chadwick Lady Cardinals played the Hurley Tigers in the District Championship game on February 27, 2014.

The Lady Cardinals defeated the Tigers 58-51 to become district champions for the third year in a row and advance to the sectionals where they will match up against Bunker on  Tuesday, March 4 at Cabool.

The Chadwick boys basketball team ended their season on February 25 with a loss in the second round of district tournament play against Bradleyville.