CV News


MACON, MO – January 26, 2024 – Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative announced today Owen Wyatt, son of Don and Meagan Wyatt of Salisbury, was selected for the company-sponsored, all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C.

“I am looking forward to my trip to Washington D.C. because I get to see all the famous monuments, see how the government works, and learn more about the communications industry. It will be a great experience I will never forget!” stated Owen.

Owen will represent Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative at our nation’s capital June 3 – June 7 and be joined by more than 100 other high school juniors from across the United States.

Owen will see the nation’s capital and receive a first-hand look at the legislative and governmental processes. He will network with peers from other rural communities and visit some of the country’s most historic sites and monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Museum and more.

“We are thrilled to make this opportunity available every year to the youth of our community and hope this experience will inspire leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations, Owen!” said Ryan Johnson, Chariton Valley’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Through its influential leadership, innovative advances, and 70 years of experience, Chariton Valley, Missouri’s premier communications provider, continues to enhance rural prosperity and living. Chariton Valley’s reliable network utilizes fiber facilities to expand connectivity to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities, and rural communities every day. Chariton Valley’s success is driven by a commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience and to continue proudly supporting the communities it serves. Learn more at

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