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April 2012

We have lost a great friend this spring with the passing of

Mr. Robert Ault

Booneville Daily News

Check out this wonderful article about him in the Columbia Tribune

This came in our yahoo e-group mail, originally posted on Tom Warner's facebook page and forwarded to us by Jack Batterson. This echoes our feelings well.

"Bob was a fascinating, knowledgeable, and talented friend who was known and loved by many. We feel a deep sadness about losing him and in realizing that we'll never get to visit with him again. We'll miss his friendly smile, hearty laugh, infectious good humor, and wonderful music."

Best wishes to Bob's family and all of his many friends and admirers. ~ Sandy Irle


January 2012

Our thanks to Murdock Banner for their generous donation of $1,000 to our expansion project!

Proceeds go to Blind Boone Park's expansion project!!


We recycle!

We have a recycling unit in Blind Boone Park for plastic and aluminum, and we also recycle cell phones and inkjet / laser printer cartridges! Just drop them off at the community center (in the box in the hallway) or....

inside Cafe' Blackadder at 121 N. Holden Street, downtown Warrensburg. We'll do the rest!

We have a new location! First Central Bank, all locations, including Warrensburg, Holden, Odessa & Higginsville.

Thank you First Central!



Summer 2011

**Master Gardeners of Johnson County, Missouri**

Seventh annual Garden Tour

Blind Boone Park was on the garden tour this year! We so apprectiate the Master Gardener's help with getting the gardens ready. They have adopted the Foundation Garden (created by Delia Gillis) and have been working in the other beds as well.


David Young (our good friend who works on the Prairie area) is even adding a Rain Garden this year! Come and see the progress! If you'd like to help us with our expenses on our gardens and other projects, please donate today! Every dollar counts.

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Summer 2011

A Big Thank You to

for their volunteer service to the park!

Josh Morton and Brian Matthews put in our new pressure reducing valve, much needed as the water pressure was effecting the drinking fountain, making it unusable!

These guys had to dig in the heat, add on to the water main, BUY the valve and install it in a sleeve they put in the ground. We really appreciate them!!

~~ Commercial & Residential / Plumbing Repairs / Sewer Rodding / Installations / Maintenance ~~

Call Josh @ 660.624.1094 or Brian @ 660.624.0185


What a great day!

May 2, 2011

Mike Shaw and Sandy Irle met with Ben Jones from United Pacific Railroad today. He brought us a $3,000 check as a result of a grant I wrote some weeks ago. This generous donation to our expansion project was a fantastic start to our fundraising campaign!!

We took a tour of the park, and specifically of the areas that the UPRR helped us fund in the past...the rope walkway for the blind with the audio boxes and bronze sign near the sculpture. We showed him the wonderful mural too, that greets the Amtrak visitors! (On the back of the gazebo)

We are very grateful for this latest gift, and for Ben's trip down here to personally deliver the check. AND we are thankful to Senator Pearce for his recommendation! YAY!!

We are adding on to the park!

So far we have raised $4,700 toward the new ADA shelter.

We need to raise another $10,000 to get the shelter up, and then we'll be purchasing more picnic tables, building sidewalks, etc. We need your help! Grants will help, but your support will make the real difference. Help us by sending us your UPC codes from Best Choice products, dropping off your used cell phones & ink cartridges, buy a memorial brick or send a donation.

Please visit our donation page for donation information. Thank you!


We plan to dedicate the park property just East of the existing park to Melissa Fuell Cuther, who wrote about John William Boone during his lifetime. This was the Harrison family home and we saved many flowers and plants for the gardens in the park.

Mrs. Cuther was an amazing woman from Warrensburg and we will be offering more articles and information on her in the future. Our dream is a large ADA shelter area for gatherings, a sculpture of her in the new area & an informational audio box, among other things.This is a most exciting time for us as we are working on a plan for a future expansion to include some great things and a beautiful new park area.

We need your input and ideas. Please do * Contact us * and let us know what you'd like to see in the park!!

* The Blind Boone Park Renovation Group donated Blind Boone CD's to the Columbia, MO school system to support their new curriculum based on John William Boone's life. We are excited about this opportunity to support this project!

Warrensburg Parks for the 21st Century acts as the umbrella organization for Blind Boone Park

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