Post 114 News

Legion to place Memorial Day flags at Memorial Park Cemetery

American Legion Post 114 will be placing American Flags on Veterans Graves on May 23 in observance Memorial Day at the Sikeston Memorial Park Cemetery.  All members of Post 114 (Legion, Aux, SAL, Riders) are encouraged to volunteer  to help with this activity.  Other organizations (VFW, Boy Scouts, Sunset Association) will be placing Flags at other cemeteries in Sikeston.  Memorial Park Cemetery is the one behind EL Bracero Mexican Restaurant. 

May 17th American Legion Meeting Canceled

Attention Members of American Legion Post 114:

 

Out of an abundance of caution the American Legion meeting scheduled for May 17th has been canceled.  This decision was made after consulting with several of our members, especially some of our more senior members; they were concerned about attending or would not be attending at all.  This cancellation is in line with the canceling of district and Aux unit meetings.

Our most pressing issue is the nomination and election of officers, I have spoken with the Judge Advocate and we need to make sure this happens in our June 16th meeting.   The Nominating Committee has almost completed a full slate of candidates for our positions.   If you would like to be nominated for a position or make sure you’re on the slate contact Blair, Barry, Larry or me.

National and Department has canceled American League baseball for 2020, our post usually pays to support one team in this program.  Locally the coaches are trying to save this summer youth program and are continuing to organize the teams for 2020.  They would like the post to continue with the plan to hold a Fish Fry to generate funds for the program.  

Our club room open today and there is been a great deal of work done to the building, cleaning, fixing, replacing  and painting; Not only to the club but also the Legion Hall.  This work has been done using the bartenders, Brandon and just a few individuals.   As soon as the virus danger dies down we will be having some bigger work days to continue on this process. 

The last two finance reports will be prepared and available for review by Legion members at the post.

Jim Walton

Commander Post 114

April American Legion Meetings Canceled

In compliance with State, County and Local Orders the American Legion Meeting scheduled for April 19th and the Cotton Carnival Meeting scheduled for April 13th has been canceled. We will continue to keep critical activities moving and will advise the status of the May meetings as we get closer to those dates. If you have questions you are welcome to email me at commander@sikestonamericanlegion.com. Thanks for your patience and understanding in this difficult period.  SAL, AUX and Riders please check with your units as to the status of your meetings.

TEMPORALLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 STATE, COUNTY, AND CITY ORDERS

It is with mixed emotions that I make this post, after tonight the legion club room will be closed in compliance with Scott County, and city of Sikeston orders.

Jim Walton

Commander 

The 8th Annual Poker Run and BBQ will be Postponed to a Later date this year

With the ever-changing environment surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), The American Legion, Legion Aux, SAL, ALR and BBQ Committee made the following decision.  The 8th Annual Poker Run & BBQ contest will be postponed and rescheduled at a later day this year.  We are meeting on June 3rd for another planning meeting.  Our sponsors will be notified of this decision so that they may continue to support the public during this time. 
 This decision was not easy but, considering the existing constraints it would be near impossible to have this event. 
The legion family will continue to support Veterans and their families during this time 
Sincerely 
Jim Walton 
Commander 
American Legion Post 114 

April American Legion Meeting Date Change

The Monthly meeting will be held April 19th

Jerry Barnhouse Selected to be Honored

Congratulations to our fellow Legionnaire, Comrade Jerry Barnhouse. Mr. Barnhouse was selected to be honored at Sikeston High School's Annual Veteran's Recognition. Ceremony. Each year the Students and Staff of SHS take time to salute veterans from the surrounding area. Comrade Barnhouse proudly served in the US Army, where he was honorably Discharged. Comrade Barnhouse continues to serve Veterans as a member of Post 114. Having been selected  to the Executive board, giving his guidance and knowledge to all veterans past and future. Other duties include Chairman of the Post Veterans fund, which has many different responsibilities, he is tasked with. Comrade Barnhouse your undying support of this countries Veterans shows your true patriotism!

Spirit of Democracy

Spirit of Democracy

Fundraising  Dinner and Auction

 National Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

2020 Cotton Carnival Pageant Entry Forms

Here are the 2019 Sikeston Cotton Carnival Pageant Entry Forms.

2019 75th Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival

Celebrating 100 year of the American Legion.

75th Annual Sikeston American Legion Cotton Carnival

LITTLE MR AND MISS COTTON CARNIVAL 2019 WINNERS

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the winners of 2019 Little Mr. and Miss cotton carnival Landree Henrey, and Bin Dollins. Congratulations to both of them, and thank you for everyone who participated!!!

LITTLE MR AND MISS COTTON CARNIVAL 2018 WINNERS

Saylor Courtois and Chevy Walker were crowned the 2018 Little Mr. and Miss Cotton Carnival.

JR MISS COTTON CARNIVAL 2018 WINNERS

Lelani Smith was crowned 2018 JR Miss. First alternate was Aubrey Wheeler, and second alternate was Sophia Carter.

MISS SIKESTON 2018 COTTON CARNIVAL WINNERS

LaKyn Kaminsky was crowned the Miss Cotton Carnival. Isabelle McGill was first alternate, and Reagan Collins was second alternate. Also pictured are Shawn Goodman and Sharon Slagle - Department of Missouri Ladies Auxiliary President.

MISS Sikeston 2018

Briana Gadberry was crowned as the 2018 Miss Sikeston

2018 Band Winners

Small Band Winner Charleston High School

Large Band Winner New Madrid High School