Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament Revealed

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Crown Center will debut the 38th edition of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament, “All Aboard,” which was designed this year by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Matt Johnson. Made with recycled wood from last year’s tree, the ornament goes on sale November 23 with all proceeds donated to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.

Collectors and gift-givers can attend an ornament signing event with Matt Johnson at the Crown Center Atrium on November 28 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. 

This unique and sustainable gift is available for $13.95 + tax and will be available for purchase at Crown Center Customer Service.

Shatto Milk Company Garlic Butter wins at World Dairy Expo

Shatto Milk Company’s Garlic Butter received first place in the world designation in the Butter-Open Class Category during the 201 World Dairy Exposition Product Judging.  This recognition comes less than a year since Shatto’s Garlic Butter was named best in show at the Missouri State fair, awarded third place in last year’s World Dairy Expo and awarded second place at the American Cheese Societie’s Annual Competition in the category of flavored butters.  

Shatto Milk Company offers four varieties of butters: Garlic, Honey, Salted and Unsalted.  These products are available in most stores that carry their milk, cheese, ice cream and ice cream sammiches, as well as Shatto Home Delivery.

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St. Pius X Students Excel

Gavin Ott (19) has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. “The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.

Lillian Kremer (19) has been selected as a Senior Mentor for the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, Saturday STEM Academy 2018/2019. Lillian has been involved in the STEM Academy for six years.