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Last Updated on January 23, 2023 by Courtney Cole

Word on the Street, fall streetscape of downtown Excelsior Springs on Broadway

There’s a lot going on and the amount of announcements being sent each week are increasing! Here’s a list of opportunities, events, and links to additional resources in Excelsior Springs. Need help getting out the word? Let us know!

Geocache at Watkins Mill

ESHS Extra-Curricular Awards

The ESHS Theatre and Forensics Team are sweeping the tournaments that they’ve been going to, including taking 1st Overall at the Lexington High School Invitational. There were 18 entries that made it into the final rounds of competition. This past weekend the team took 2nd Overall at the Warrensburg HS Invitational. The team competed against 23 schools for the win. There were 11 ESHS students that broke to the final rounds!
– Information provided by Jeff Haney, ESHS Theatre and Forensics Coach

The ESHS Tigerettes competed at the Lee’s Summit Northern Stars Dance Competition, taking 3rd in Division 2 Lyrical Jazz and 4th in Division 2 Hip Hop!

The Tigerettes are also hosting a Tigerette Mini Clinic February 1st-3rd. The mini clinic dancers will be performing at halftime of the Varsity Tiger Basketball Game. Click here to sign up.

Scholarship Opportunities

Billy Hale, Shelter Insurance, announced that there is an opportunity for seniors to apply for his foundation scholarship that he provides each year of $1,500! Call his office for more info: 816-630-2618.

The Excelsior Springs Business Women of Missouri announced two scholarship opportunities for women seeking higher education:

BWM Foundation will award eight $1,000 scholarships in April at their 2023 State Conference. They are currently accepting applications with a deadline of February 1st. Applicants need to demonstrate need for financial assistance to upgrade skills and/or to complete education for career advancement and show evidence of being accepted into an accredited program.

A scholarship opportunity has been provided through the Women Legislators of Missouri Caucus for young women graduating high school this year, we highly encourage our graduating women seniors to apply. Here are the details and how to apply

“The Women Legislators of Missouri Caucus is sponsoring scholarships to be awarded to young women graduating from high school in Missouri. This is an opportunity for young women to become familiar with the work we do here in the General Assembly and receive financial assistance for their educational careers. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2023, and the application is located here: https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/4955

Birthday Celebrations

Honace “Dace” is inviting friends and family to join him in celebration of his 101st birthday with cake on Sat, Jan 28 from 2-4pm at the ES Senior/Community Center, 500 Tiger Dr.

Larry Jones’ 80th Birthday! (Former teacher at Excelsior Springs High School.)
Place: Ventana Gourmet Grill, January 28th, 1:00-3:00PM

Additional Announcements

Wild Bunch is offering Valentine’s Delivery for $5 (local)


Good Samaritan Center is in need of breakfast food items: hot and cold cereal, pancake mix, sausage, bacon, biscuits, flour, sugar, eggs, milk, fresh fruit, yogurt. They are also in need of volunteers.


The ES Hospital, Magna Seating, and Rob’s Used Tires are hiring


Local HS student Bella Lawson is running for Miss Missouri Teen Pageant and is looking for sponsors. Contact her at bjlsellaws@gmail.com


On January 23rd the Clay County Extension’s Council Elections Voting will open allowing any Clay County resident to vote on the Council representatives. The link will remain live until 5pm on January 28th. Click here.


Over 70 reports of local problems with Verizon signal this weekend.


Some big changes are in store for Excelsior Springs’ only 5K race on Saturday, April 15.

The Tortoise & Hare 5K (and 2-mile walk) has a new course, leaving from the Hall of Waters and mostly run on the Fishing River Linear Park Trail. Every runner will earn a medal, with design inspired by the Art Deco and Mayan artwork in the Hall of Waters. First place finishers will win a $100 gift card to The Running Well Store, age group winners will receive prizes, and there will be a new prize for King/Queen of the Hill (the first runners to reach the turnaround point at the top of Siloam Mountain).

Other Trails Coffee & Goods is now the corporate sponsor of the Tortoise & Hare. Thanks to their generous support, every dollar raised through registration fees will go directly to benefit The Good Samaritan Center in its mission to alleviate hunger and homelessness in our community.

We hope our local runners will come out to support our only local race! Learn more at https://runsignup.com/TortoiseAndHare


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