The Sheldon Old Settlers' Picnic is Sheldon, Missouri's annual homecoming festival hosted in Sheldon's beautiful City Park.
Join us this year August
18, 19 & 20!
Click on any of the pages to the left for more info
Thursday, August 18
Bob Kitsmiller & Backwood Country Cuzins
Bob Kitsmiller of Arcola, Missouri is the organizer of the Backwoods Kuzins Music Group. Bob has a deep voice that thrills the audience with Gospel Bluegrass, Classic Country and Bluegrass songs. He will also inspire you with his sermon in songs and motivate you with some of his stories. He is the director of a national syndicated radio program, Bluegrass USA and Gospel bluegrass USA. He has been involved in gospel and country music all his life. He leads the music at the United Methodist in Greenfield, MO.
Joe Smith was originally from Pennsylvania, now living in southwest Missouri. Joe is one of the finest resonated guitar players you will see across the country. Joe has traveled and played music with a national band.
Terry Johnson is a great banjo player and Tom Willis plays base and guitar, he also sings lead and harmony.
Information call (417) 424-323
Friday, August 19
Shotgun and Lace
Shotgun and Lace is a Country/Rock trio made up of siblings Jordan, Joanna, and Erika Coleman from Schell City, MO. Starting out just singing together for fun in the spring of 2013, S&L was formed and has since grown into much more than they would have expected. Accompanying their signature harmony, and undoubtedly what sets them apart from other artists, are the sisters’ twin fiddles. Both classically trained and equipped with years of experience, the girls bring a refreshing element not often found in country music.
Shotgun and Lace is well known for their unique rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner and they have gained the recognition for their bare-bones a cappella harmony. Since forming, Shotgun and Lace has sung the national anthem at the Kansas City Chiefs stadium and multiple PBR events, performed on the world famous Grizzly Rose, and have shared the stage with Mark Chestnutt, Parmalee, Confederate Railroad, Earl Thomas Conley, Brothers Osborne, Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadours, and Jason Boland and the Stragglers.
Saturday, August 20
Sponsored by: Reed Dozing & Contracting
The perfect harmony between today’s modern country hits and yesterday’s country classics, Forgotten Highway prides itself on being able to successfully walk the line between the two worlds. Combining the guitar sounds of the 1950s and integrating them with modern country and acoustic instruments has given Forgotten Highway one of the most unique country voices on the music scene today. Teaming up with some of the youngest and most talented musicians in the Midwest has allowed front men Hunter and Andrew the opportunity to create and refine a sound that is as unique as anything that comes out of Nashville today. After touring for only 2 years, performing at Country on the River and playing on main stages of church festivals and Fourth of July parties seemed to be the pinnacle of their success. But Forgotten Highway has made it clear that they are not at all done, as they opened for Phil Vassar, The Swon Brothers, Chris Cagle, and Sawyer Brown over the course of their 2014 tour season. Additionally, they have been selected to open for Country Superstars Joe Nichols, .38 Special, Gary
Joe and Vicki Jadlot are proud to call Sheldon, Missouri home. They married in 1981 and celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this past May. They lived in Franklin, Indiana where their oldest daughter, LeeAnn, was born and Joe worked for a general contractor. They moved back to Sheldon for a brief time then moved to Garden City, KS where Joe was employed by Iowa Beef Processors and their youngest daughter, Cassie, was born. They also lived in Beaver, Oklahoma before making their final move to Sheldon in April 1986. They knew they wanted their girls to be raised in Sheldon and attend Sheldon School where Joe and Vicki both attended and where they met. Vicki has worked for the school system for 27 years. LeeAnn Cox is a cosmetologist and works with her husband, Brian, on the family farm. Cassie Boultinghouse is a dental hygienist and is married to Shawn. Both LeeAnn and Cassie have been royalty winners at the picnic and Cassie has been treasure for the last four years.
Joe and Vicki have always been ones to count their blessings and will tell you their most joyous blessing are their four grandsons, Wyatt (13) ,Eli (9), Grady (8) and Griffin (7). They have really enjoyed being grandparents of all boys and watching their different sporting events are some of their favorite activities.
Vicki was raised in a family of four. Her late brother, Gary Raynor, lived and went to school in Sheldon starting his 7th grade year but Vicki grew up here and now she and Joe live in the house where she was raised by her parents, Clinton and Virginia Raynor. Joe grew up in a much bigger family of four boys and two girls by his parents, Ann Jadlot and the late Bob Jadlot.
Vicki’s hobbies include quilting and quilting and Joe really enjoys fishing and playing cards. They love to travel to Bennett Spring State Park and spending time with family while fishing.
Joe and Vicki’s favorite part of the picnic would be visiting with people of their generation and watching the younger generation have fun.
Joe states his favorite memory of the picnic would be the multiple times he was able to ride his tall clown bike for the children in the parade. Vicki’s fondest memory is her very first ferris wheel ride, with her neighbor, as a child.
Vicki attends the Sheldon Methodist Church. In previous and current years Joe and Vicki have been involved in many community and school organizations. Joe worked for the Sheldon Seed Company for 16 years, the City of Sheldon for 10 years and Sheldon School for 10 years.
They both feel it’s an honor to be asked to be this year’s Sheldon Picnic Grand Marshal.
MINI PRINCESS: CARLY A. PITTS
Escorted by: Damien Abbott
Carly Pitts is the 6 year, 1st grade daughter of Cassie Wooldridge & Charles Pitts Jr and granddaughter of Carri Turner, April Collins & Charles Pitts Sr.
Carly will be escorted by Damien Abbott 8 year old son of Benny & Becky Abbott and grandson of Rod & Robyn Abbott and Rita Hawkins.
LITTLE PRINCESS: TORI STAUDT
Escorted by: Thor Miller
Tori Staudt, daughter of Cole and Katy Reed, granddaughter of tony and Betsy Staudt and Ron and Susan Reed. Tori enjoys swimming, jumping on the trampoline and playing with her sister, dogs, cats and her rat Lucy. Her favorite color is pink and blue and she is 7 years old
Tori wil be escorted by Thor Miller. Thor is the son of Billy & Aimee Nelson and grandson of Ron & Donna Govoro.
PRINCESS: SADA IVIE JONES
Escorted by: Charles Hart
Sada is the 9yr old daughter of Ahstyn Kirby and granddaughter of Belinda Wilkinson, Bradford AK, Bonnie Bourland, Nevada MO. And the late Paul Bourland. Sada is a student at Sheldon R-8 School and enjoys playing with her friends, having sleep overs, riding horses and basketball. She also likes hanging out with family and friends had having bbq’s. In addition to her hobbies Sada’s favorite color is blue and her favorite food is pizza rolls. Sada wants to be a photographer when she grows up.
Sada will be escorted by Charles Hart.
Charles is the 12 year old son of Phil and Eva Hart, Sheldon.
QUEEN: SHYANDA PITCOCK
Shyanda Pitcock is the 16 year old daughter of Stephen Pitcock and Kindra Bupp and Travis Bupp. Shyanda hobbies include cheerleading, listening to music and hanging out with her friends and her sister.
Long time resident of the Sheldon and Bronaugh area and owner of “Cliffman’s Garage” in Sheldon, Vernon will be missed and remembered by many. He was a faithful attendee of the Sheldon Picnic and a proud supporter of the Antique Tractor Pull. Vernon was such a proud supporter of the tractor pull that his family saw it fit that one of the memorial contributions be made to the Sheldon Picnic Antique tractor pull.
Vernon Ray Cliffman, 73, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home in Sheldon, MO. He was born on May 13, 1943 in rural Sheldon to Henry Cliffman and Helen (Hornecker) Cliffman. He married Carolyn S. Johnston on January 27, 1962 in Arcadia, KS and she preceded him in death on February 19, 2010.
Vernon was raised in rural Sheldon and attended schools at Avola and Sheldon and graduated from Bronaugh High School in 1961. He moved to Kansas City in 1961 where he was employed by Kansas City Southern Railroad until returning to rural Sheldon in 1976 where he opened Cliffman’s Garage in Sheldon. Vernon enjoyed working on antique tractors and cars. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nevada and served as trustee of Drywood Township for over 30 years. He greatly appreciated the good meals and friendship at the Rockpile Cafe in Sheldon.
Survivors include his four children, Sue Rayburn and her husband Mike of Liberal, MO, Greg Cliffman and his wife Traci of Nevada, John Scot Cliffman and his wife Shezan of Webb City, MO and Kerri Beshore and her husband Jeff of Lamar, MO; grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth Rayburn, Myles and Sarah Rayburn, Tabby and Cole Speights, Kelci and Cory Steele, Kyler Cliffman, Shayla Cliffman, Jared Beshore, Kara Beshore and Joel Beshore; great- grandchildren, Brock Rayburn, Bristyn Rayburn, Byer Rayburn and Rayce Rayburn; one sister, Viola Titus, Clinton, MO; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, and his father and mother; great-grandsons Michael Allen Rayburn, III, and Colgin Dwayne Rayburn; and a brother-in-law, C. A. Titus.