Concordia featured at WAFB council meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Concordia will be one of the featured cities at the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council monthly meeting on March 4.

Nora Faris, a winner in the Voice of Democracy Patriot's Pen contest, will present her essay on "When is the right time to honor our military heroes."

The Patriot's Pen, a youth-essay writing contest, is a nationwide competition that gives students in grades 6,7 and 8 the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy. Faris placed first in the VFW District and Missouri State contests and second in the national contest. She is an eighth grade student in the Concordia R-2 School District and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Faris of Concordia.

Anyone wishing to attend the noon luncheon meeting at WAFB must contact Nancy Holsten at Concordia City Hall before 4:30 p.m. Friday. A social security number must be provided that will be used for base security clearance purposes and a picture identification must be presented when entering the base. There will be a charge for the luncheon.

The base community council includes 18 towns surrounding the base.

Columbia will also be recognized at the meeting.

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