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WEDNESDAY, December 24, 2014 ~ Volume 10 No. 52

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A Shelbina Fifth Grader’s “Random Acts of Christmas Kindess” Impacts a Community
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Lancing Moore with her homemade Elf on a Shelf Venom.

By Thad Requet
   For 11-year-old Lancing Moore, it didn’t seem like such a big deal. It was just something she thought was the right thing to do and was getting enjoyment out of doing it. But the impact that she has made with her “random acts of Christmas kindness” have gained quite a bit of attention and have had people of all ages talking.
   Lancing wanted an Elf on a Shelf, but hadn’t received one, so she decided to make her own. She said that her elf told her he wanted her to do nice things this year. She received a letter from her elf stating that he wanted to challenge her to do good things for other people every day. It could be just saying something nice to someone, or doing something nice for someone. It could be visiting a grandparent of helping someone with a chore. She was given and calendar with suggestions of some things to do. And Lancing has been working hard to do many of the things that have been suggested.
   In the letter, the elf reminded her that Santa is only real to those who believe. The letter ended by explaining that Christmas isn’t all about presents and toys. It’s about sharing love and kindness and moments of Joy.
   Moore has done 18 random acts of Christmas kindness during the month of December. She said it has been fun and she has received little gifts along the way for doing the acts of kindness.
   Lancing said her favorite random act of kindness that she has done so far has been handing out beanie babies to people at the nursing home and at local daycares. She said the nursing home residents were very excited receiving them.
   Lancing said she hopes she is setting a good example for others to follow. As her mother Tina pointed out, other people are following her example. “One of her teachers told me the other day that she was in the drive through and thought of Lancing and decided to pay for the person behind her in line,” Tina explained.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.

Barr Retires After 33 Years of Service with the Post Office
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David Barr is pictured above with Shelbina Postmaster Alice Thomas during his last day on Friday morning in Shelbina.

With friends, co-workers and family members joining him Friday morning for a retirement celebration at the Shelbina Post Office, David Barr said he is going to miss the people and the friendships the most when he retires.
   Barr, who has been with the United States Post Office for 33 years, spent the first 30 of those years in Clarence and the final three in Shelbina.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.

Electric Crew Restores Power Thursday
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The Electric Crew works to restore power Thursday on East Chestnut in Shelbina.

The City of Shelbina’s Electrical crew was busy Thursday afternoon working on a power outage that affected some businesses and all of the railroad crossings within the City limits. While the crew worked on the problem on East Chestnut, volunteer fire fighters and other city workers stood at each of the railroad crossings to direct traffic in case a train came through town. Power was back in service a short time later.  7102

Bollow Files for School Board
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Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex reported that Forrest Bollow has filed for the school board election.
   He also noted that Troy Dawkins withdrew from the race.

Dr. Susan Coon Recognized
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Enjoying Annual Christmas Breakfast are Chapter M, P. E. O. members, left to right, Marion Peoples, Jerri Hewitt, Donna Myers, honoree Dr. Susan Coon, Cathy Eagan, Wendy Brumbaugh and Paula Perry.

A “Toast” recognized Dr. Susan Coon of Bethel, recipient of a P. E. O. Educational Loan Fund [ELF] during the annual Christmas Breakfast for members of Chapter M, P. E. O. The event was held at Solid Rock Café, Heartland Community, on Saturday morning, December 13.
   The P. E. O. Educational Loan Fund [ELF], established in 1907, makes loans available to qualified women who desire higher education. ELF is a revolving loan fund dependent upon the financial support of P. E. O.s. Donations to ELF allow the fund to grow and assist ever-increasing numbers of qualified women. Candidates for funding are sponsored by local P. E. O. chapters. Chapter M, P. E. O. has been the sponsoring chapter for other ELF recipients.
   Debbie Coonrod, hostess, offered prayer and introduced the speaker.
   Susan Coon, Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership was notified as an ELF recipient in Summer2012. The title of her dissertation: Best Practices for Helping Learning Disabled Students Achieve Academic Success. Dr. Coon defended on July 23, 2014 and was hooded on May 16, 2014, at Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
   Coonrod passed trays of individual slices of toast which had been bagged with an attached question for Cathy Eagan, Paula Perry, Nancy Schneblin, Marilyn Shouse, Lynn McNaul, Lydia Klocke, Marion Peoples, Jerri Hewitt, Donna Myers, Zaida Novinger and guest Kathy Nguyen.
   For complete story, see this week's issue of the Shelbina Weekly.


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