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Shelby County Rocks Takes the Community by Storm
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Several kids who were rock hunting Monday afternoon. They are (from left to right) Cooper Elsen, Pryce Eagan, Kamryn Mitchell, Belle Roush, Draden Black, Charley Roush and Preston Elsen.

If you live in Shelby County, or have spent any time at all in Shelby County for the last week or two, you probably know what “Shelby County Rocks” is. It’s something that local people of all ages has caught on to and spent hours participating in.
   Basically, people (mainly children...but not always) go out looking for decorated rocks that have been hidden in businesses, alley-ways, the library steps, nursing homes, and about anywhere else you could imagine. When you find a rock, it may have a message, picture, design, or just a pretty color painted on it. After spending time finding rocks, then you go back out and hide them in new spots for others to find.
   Heather Christine introduced the idea to Shelby County by starting a “Shelby Co. Rocks” Facebook page.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelby County R-IV School Board Members to Host Barbecue for Staff Members
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The Shelby County R-IV School Board heard an update on the summer building project, approved updates to the handbooks and decided to have a Board Barbecue for staff and families during the regular July meeting, held Wednesday, July 13 at the middle school library.
   Building Project
   Superintendent Tim Maddex updated the board on the building projects that are taking place this summer. He said things are coming together. There are a lot of little things happening that might be hard to notice. The shop area is waiting to get the ceiling put in place as well as the welding stations.
   The City of Clarence will be out sometime to run gas lines to bring heat to the classrooms. Tiles are being put in the new band room.
   In the weight room, they have completed the painting and are now putting the ceiling in. Weight equipment will follow after the room is complete. Maddex said everything was still on track. He and the board members took a quick tour of the on-going projects when the meeting ended.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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FCCLA Competes at National STAR Events
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Representing South Shelby at the FCCLA National STAR Events was (from left to right) Courtney Kirby, who served as an advisor, Maggie Copenhaver, Sage Simpson, Katie Mitchell and South Shelby FFA Advisor Dee Kirby.

More than 8,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Diego, California for the 2016 National Leadership Conference.
   The meeting provided South Shelby FCCLA members with the opportunity to attend leadership and program training, hear national speakers, meet the National Executive Council, explore colleges and careers, and impact a city with FCCLA power.
   FCCLA offers over 30 STAR [Students Taking Action with Recognition] Events. These events, which include Early Childhood Education, Job Interview, and Sports Nutrition, among others, represent college and career readiness skills taught in Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. Members compete at the Region, State and National level. This year, over 4,500 STAR Event participants who competed in San Diego, CA.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Bethel Man Suffers Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
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A one-vehicle accident resulted in moderate injuries to a Bethel man around 6:25 p.m. on Friday, July 15, on Route E, three-and a half miles northeast of Bethel.
   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 45-year-old Devon E. Patchin was southbound when it ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned, ejecting the driver.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Informational Meeting to be Held Tuesday About Midwest Corn Lawsuit
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Some of the attorneys with will be hosting an informational meeting at the Shelbina Family Restaurant, at noon on Tuesday, July 26.
   According to a representative, they will be there to answer any questions anyone might have about the litigation and what it’s about.
   Syngenta, one of the world’s largest crop chemical producer, began offering a hybrid called Viptera in 2011 which was approved by the USDA in 2010. However, what farmers didn’t realize is that China, the largest importer of U.S. corn had not approved Viptera when Syngenta offered it for sale to farmers. When Chinese officials discovered Viptera in U.S. corn shipments they began rejecting them.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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