Missouri Community Betterment judges will travel Sept. 12 to Houston to review the town’s progress in the last year.

Houston earlier submitted a scrapbook of accomplishments, and judges will hear more at 9:45 a.m. at the Houston Storm Shelter at First and Pine streets in Houston.

Projects that are being showcased are:

–“The Civil War Reenactment,” Tommy Gale.

–“The Poor Farm Cemetery Restoration,” Ted Scroggins.

–“And Then there were None” theater presentation, Alice Wells.

–“Four Fantastic Reasons to Walk and Ride,” Elaine Campbell and Brad Evans.

–“Texas County Memorial Hospital expansion,” Wes Murray and Jolene Senter Durham.

–Y.O.U.T.H. projects: Chili cook-off and spring flowers and eggs, Maggie Jadwin and Y.O.U.T.H. members.

The Houston Community Betterment and Arts Council nominated Durham for the 2011 Leadership Award. It selected Michael Castleman, attending University of Missouri, and Michael Shea, attending Ozark Technical Community College, for $200 college scholarships.

Shea is the son of Charles and Mary Beth Shea. Castleman is the son of Doug and Celinda Castleman.

The judges are former Chamber Executive Director Lisa Luke from Maryville and Kat Morgan, president, Albany Community Betterment and Albany economic developer.

Winners will be announced Oct. 16 and 17 in Jefferson City.

Everyone is invited to attend the two-hour presentation.

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