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WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 ~ Volume 11 No. 16

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R-IV Board Reorganizes, Approves Summer Project List to Put Out for Bid
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Pictured above is board secretary Bev Burns swearing in recently elected board members (from left to right) Scott Gough, Brian Threlkeld and Matt Zachariah prior to the Shelby County R-IV School Board’s regular meeting on Thursday, April 16.

The Shelby County R-IV School Board reorganized in its first meeting after the April election, as new members were sworn in. R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex presented a list of summer projects to put out for bid during the meeting Thursday, April 16 at the South Shelby Middle School Library.
   of the Board
   During the reorganization of the board, incumbent Scott Gough was sworn in along with newly elected members Brian Threlkeld and Matt Zachariah. A service pin was presented to outgoing board president Jerry Fenton.
   Darin Boling and Neal Roetemeyer were nominated for board president. Boling was elected by a 4-3 vote.
   For vice-president Brian Threlkeld and Neal Roetemeyer were nominated. Threlked was elected by a 4-3 vote.
   Public Comment
   During the public comment portion of the meeting, John Timmons commented on the election results. “I’m the one working on the election in Clarence. I’m pleased that we had 93 percent of the people in Clarence vote this project down,” he said. “The big issue now is whether you are going to continue with this. I think there was a lot of fluff on that ballot...probably try to trim it down, bring it back up...don’t do it,” Timmons said. “At this point you are dividing the two towns. You’ve got to let this thing go. People in Clarence don’t want it. They would rather leave the school system than lose their school,” Timmons said. “Our vision is that Clarence would be an independent school district, K through sixth. Once they graduated from that they could go anywhere they want...Macon, North Shelby, South Shelby,” Timmons explained. “We’re very close to Macon. We can go to Macon just as easily as we can go to South Shelby. A lot of people would rather go to North Shelby. But like I say...don’t bring that thing back up again. It will really divide this school district,” Timmons concluded.
   Andrew Spurling of GFI copier spoke to the board about his company’s product. He noted they have copiers in other local schools.

Author Visits Shelbina Elementary
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Author Dori Hillestad Butler speaks to Shelbina Elementary students on Friday morning about the difference between fiction and non-fiction stories. This took place during the first part of the annual Young Writer’s Conference.


South Shelby FFA Makes it’s Mark at the State FFA Convention
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South Shelby FFA placed 26th out of 338 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.
   Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The South Shelby FFA Chapter advisors are Tim Larrick and Elizabeth Utterback.
   Student development activities included a program called Showcase Agriculture. The Father Buhman Center holds an annual ag expo, which allows community members to attend and talk to business owners. FFA members use this event to network with community supporters and encourage membership for the alumni organization, the Blue and Gold Club.
   Chapter development activities are designed to promote excellence within the chapter. “FFA Couldn’t Be Sweeter” is an activity that provides students in the agriculture sales class to practice their advertising and marketing skills by making sales calls to local businesses. Members make 197 dozen chocolate covered strawberries that are sold to students, teachers, and members of the community. This year, members raised more than $600 for their chapter.
   South Shelby FFA community development activities included “Cow Splatter that Matters,” a cowpie bingo event to support fellow FFA chapter member Dalton Durbin who was diagnosed with a serious medical issues which required him to undergo numerous surgeries at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. South Shelby FFA members hosted the event to help offset some financial cost for Durbin’s family. The event raised $530.
   The top chapters are submitted to the National FFA Organization where they compete for the National FFA Chapter Award. The competition will be this fall at the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
   Rachelle Chinn of Clarence, was awarded second place in the Missouri FFA Emerging Agricultural Technology Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention.
   Chinn, a junior at South Shelby High School, is the daughter of Kevin and Chris Chinn. She is a member of the South Shelby FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Tim Larrick and Elizabeth Utterback.
   Chinn’s supervised agriculture experience program has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Her family owns a feed mill and she has always played an important part in the family business. Chinn’s responsibilities at the mill include cleaning the offices and corn lab regularly, weighing trucks, entering data and records into the system, and even making feed and loading the trucks. Through her experience at the mill, Chinn has learned the importance of keeping records and has developed a hard work ethic.
   As an active FFA member, Chinn has attended state and national FFA convention, state camp and LEAD (Learn Educate Advance Develop) officer training.
   Outside of FFA, Chinn is a member of National Honors Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and South Shelby Student Council. She also plays softball, basketball, and is on the track team.
   In the future, Chinn plans to attend a four-year university to study agriculture and then return to Shelby County to invest and assist in the management of her family’s feed mill.
   The South Shelby FFA Chapter placed fifth in the Missouri FFA Knowledge Leadership Career Development Event (CDE) at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 52 teams in the competition.
    South Shelby team members Caroline Weatherford, Caitlyn Poore, Brennah Collins and Kellie Carothers. Weatherford placed eighth, Poore placed 16th, Collins placed 44th and Lemmon placed 48th out of 208 participants. The South Shelby advisors are Tim Larrick and Elizabeth Utterback.
   The knowledge teams spend numerous hours studying for the 100-question test covering FFA history and information on the National FFA Organization.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.

Jacob Douglass of Shelbina Selected for the Missouri Agribusiness Academy
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Jacob Douglass

Jacob Douglass of Shelbina, was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Douglass and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in St. Louis learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture.
   “Our youth leaders continue to advance the state’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce. “These young men and women are the up-and-coming agriculturalists who will soon be the leaders we rely on to make decisions and tell the story of agriculture. Providing them the opportunity to learn from current leaders in the industry is an invaluable experience.”
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.

South Shelby Wins Second in District Scholar Bowl
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Pictured above is the South Shelby Campus Bowl team with their second place district trophy. They are (from left to right) Tyler Beauregard, Johnny O’Laughlin, Gentry Buzzard, Matt Alber, Connor Stevenson, Jared Wilt and Mercy Parker.

In district 12 tournament play South Shelby beat Northeast (Cairo) in the first round 340 to 240 and beat Salisbury 280 to 190 in the second round. We drew a bye for the third round. South Shelby was one of the four teams (out of seven) that moved on to the semi-finals in the evening round seeded second. The team members are Matt Alber, Tyler Beauregard, Gentry Buzzard, Johnny O’Laughlin, Mercy Parker, Connor Stevenson and Jared Wilt.
   In the evening round we beat Marceline260 to 200 in a close match. We then played Paris in the championship round. The team played well but we lost to Paris, 210 to 340. The top six scorers for the tournament were announced with Gentry Buzzard of South Shelby as sixth and Connor Stevenson as third!
   For complete story, see this week's issue of the Shelbina Weekly.

Retirement Party Held for Dr. Lichty
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Dr. Charles Lichty talks with Pete Greening during a retirement party held in his honor on Friday at the Shelbina Family Practice. The event gave people a chance to tour the updated facility, and to meet Dr. Ouellette, Lyreva Clark and Tatum Rains.



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