Chariton Valley Celebrates its 70th Anniversary!

We are excited to announce Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year! Generations of members have greatly contributed to Chariton Valley’s success, and for that, we are truly grateful!

70th Anniversary Letter to Members

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70th Anniversary Giveaway Winners

We will celebrate you all year long! We are so excited to announce member-only giveaways and donations to your communities beginning in February.  Keep checking back to see if you are a winner!

Recently, Chariton Valley donated a Lenovo tablet and presented a check to St. Joseph Catholic School to purchase an umbrella and stand. The City of Salisbury also received a check to buy 5 umbrellas for the Salisbury Public Pool.

More donations made to celebrate our 70th year!

Pictured: Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Telephone Business Manager Lee Greathouse and Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Combination Installation/Repair Technician Curtis Strodtman with St. Joseph Catholic School Principal Kelsey Emmerich, Mayor Steve Kacvinsky, Lifeguard Addi Wales, Lifeguard Emmalee Perkins, Pool Manager Judy Schmit, and Lifeguard Rachel Fessler.

Chariton Valley presented a check to the Ethel Harvest Jubilee recently to purchase a refrigerator and portable basketball goal as part of our continued 70th anniversary celebration!

Pictured: Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Customer Service Representative Anna Smith, Mayor Donald Souther, City Clerk Debbie Atha, Councilman Lynn Mason, and Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Telephone Business Manager Lee Greathouse.

We’re proud to be Ethel’s community partner!

Chariton Valley continues its 70th anniversary celebration with donations in Bucklin! The Bucklin Community Association received a donation of $1,690, and Bucklin R-2 School received a Blackstone Grill!

Chariton Valley’s donation to the Bucklin Community Association went towards entertainment for the Bucklin Homecoming on Friday, August 5th, and seven $70 cash prizes drawn at random on Saturday, August 6th for those that attended.

The cash prize winners were:

  1. Jim Davis
  2. Eden St. Dennis
  3. Freya Arnold
  4. Ruby Moore
  5. Patrick Rice
  6. Janie O’Dell
  7. Shirley Jackson

Pictured: Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Telephone Business Manager Lee Greathouse and Chariton Valley Public Relations & Economic Development Manager Donna Bell with Bob Davis, Sue Tallman and Lynn Shipley of the Bucklin Community Association and Dr. Craig Noah of Bucklin R-2 School.

We’re proud to be Bucklin’s community partner!

As Chariton Valley continues to celebrate our 70th anniversary, we recently made a donation of $700 to the Callao Harvest Fiesta Park!

Pictured: Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Telephone Business Manager Lee Greathouse; Vickie Thompson, Crystal Toumbs and Lisa Holman of the Callao Harvest Fiesta Park; and Chariton Valley Public Relations & Economic Development Manager Donna Bell.

We’re proud to be Callao’s community partner!

Chariton Valley continues its 70th year anniversary celebration by making a $569.25 donation to the New Cambria Fire Department for the cost of the burgers and brats for their upcoming community-wide BBQ scheduled for Sept 10th!  Mark your calendars. Antique tractor parade begins at 1:00.

Every year the Hale Community celebrates Independence Day with a huge event in their park that includes entertainment, pie, and ice cream and of course a spectacular fireworks show to finish out the evening.  This year in honor of Chariton Valley’s 70th Anniversary, Chariton Valley donated seven $70 cash prizes and winners were randomly drawn that evening!  Congratulations to the lucky winners:

  • Larry Jones
  • Wilma Foster
  • Matt Snarr
  • Suzanne Stark
  • Stephanie Bugbee
  • Liberty Hoerr
  • Sherry March

Chris Jacobs said, “We really appreciated the money. People were very excited about it, and we had a lot of people sign up.”

Chariton Valley continues to celebrate our 70th anniversary. As always, being active in our communities is important to us. When the Bevier Ball Association asked Chariton Valley to sponsor their concession stand for a night, we were happy to do so. They selected June 7th as the date (an appropriate date for our 70th 😊), and as an extra bonus, attendees received free hamburgers and hotdogs (up to $70) that evening.

On Friday, August 12th, Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Telephone Business Manager Lee Greathouse and Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative employees Lori Jackson, Laurie Bruner, Anna Smith and Marci Dodd volunteered to work at the Bevier Homcoming concession stand! We enjoy volunteering in our member communities and creating goodwill!

Recently, Chariton Valley donated money for additional picnic tables and trash receptacles in the Atlanta City Park.  The leaders of the community requested this to make the park more accommodating for their ever growing Annual Easter Egg Hunt, their Big Wheels event and Homecoming for years to come.

Like all co-ops, Chariton Valley operates under the seven cooperative principles.  The seventh principle is ‘Concern for Community’!   While focusing on member needs, we continue to work for the sustainable development of their communities.