Monday, December 2, 2013

Continued Construction

          The citizens of Powell continue to watch as progress is being made on the new Powell Bridge






Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2013 Ham & Bean Feed

    The 2013 Ham & Bean feed was a great success. The audience enjoyed lots of delicious food
while listening to Troy Haviland, Patti, Frosty, and the Jamboree band. A really good music

Band member Patti did part of her preformance made up and singing as
Dolly Parton. 
Lets not forget the winner of the Big Petit Jean Ham
Mrs. Johnnie Buchanan is the proud winner.
Happy eating to Johnnie


Thursday, September 19, 2013

August 2013 Flood

The Grand Lady of Powell stood her ground this past week during the highest flood
level anyone has seen.
The Historic Powell Bridge is 98 years old.
This was the first time water has ran across her since being built.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

2013 Annual Ham & Bean Feed


Continued Construction

             Views of Continued Construction of the
new Powell Bridge
Which will be located down stream from the
Historic Powell Bridge

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Flood Debris


Board Members along with other members of the Powell Historical Preservation Society meet at the bridge. Their mission to clean the debris off of the Historic Bridge. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Spectacular July 4th

       The annual July 4th Celebration is located at the Hill & Hollow grounds at Powell.
       We appreciate friends, neighbors, and members for their support.

       This has always been a good occasion for visiting, eating great food, and riding down
       to the Historic Bridge on a hayride.

      The crowd enjoyed listening to the awesome music provided by the Rusty Plow Band.


           Bob and Tudy Brumley really put on a beautiful array of fireworks in spectacular
           colors, keeping the crowd in ooh's and aah's.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Spencer Jones of Great Rivers Engineering Co., out of
Springfield, Missouri explaining the placement of the new
Powell Bridge and some of the details of the upcoming construction.
Next, was a nice speech from McDonald County's Presiding Commissioner
Keith Lindquist.
Also present was Eastern Commissioner John Bunch, Western Commissioner
David Holloway, along with State Representative Mr. Bill Lant and wife.
Many board members of the Powell Historical Preservation Society was present with other
members and friends.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

July 4th Celebration

Come join the fun at the Powell Historical Preservation Society's grand July 4th celebration at the Brumley's Hill and Hollow grounds in Powell, Mo.

This year for your enjoyment will be the Rusty Plow band preforming on stage, starting at 6:00 pm. This is a great band that entertains in Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri. You don't want to miss this band. They are GREAT! Admission and parking are free. Food available, children's activities, and good visiting for all. Later at dark, there will be a display of spectacular fireworks, courtesy of Bob and Tudy Brumley.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The 2013 Expo and Raffle

The P.H.P.S. had a exciting day at the McDonald County yearly Expo. There were quite a number of friends and well wishers who stopped by to ask about the Historic Bridge and picked up one of our membership forms. The Expo was also the kick-off for our Annual raffle. This year it is a whole Petit Jean Ham. Many bought raffle tickets in hopes they will have the winning ticket that will  be drawn September 21, 2013 at the Annual Ham & Bean Feed at Powell, Mo. If you would like to purchase tickets, please feel free to contact us.

GREAT Construction News!!!

                                                   GREAT Construction News!!!

On March 18, the County Commissioners, Lehman Construction, Spencer Jones, the engineer
 from Great River and several of the PHPS representatives meet for the Pre-Construction Conference for the new Powell Bridge.  Lehman Construction will begin construction on the new bridge in
 June of this year!! Yea!! This is something that we have all been working towards and waiting for.
The PHPS has been very busy making plans to begin the rehab of the Historic Walking Bridge
as soon as the new bridge is completed and open to traffic. We have a detailed list of priorities to work through, starting with the safety of the children. We are also working with NRCS to stablilze the stream bank around the main center pier to keep it from eroding.
When the time comes (and it will shortly) we will need volunteers to help the PHPS work on the bridge and help with the needed supplies. Be a part of history in helping to get the Grand "Ole" Lady at Powell ready for her second life as a beautiful pedestriam bridge!
Keep in mind that our funding comes from annual memberships, donations and our fundraisers. We will not have our Spring Silent Auction this year, but you will be able to see progress on the new bridge during the hayyrides at our 4th of July Celebration.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Powell Bridge News

                           Great News For New Powell Bridge

 It has come to our attention that MoDOT representative, Julie Zeibert,
has sent the final packet of paperwork for approval. It will take approximately
two weeks for this process of review to be completed. At that time the chosen construction
company for the new Powell Bridge, Lehman Construction Company, which
is located at California, Mo., will be able to begin their construction process.