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Shelby County R-IV School Board Approves a New Late Fee Policy
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R-IV School Board President Scott Gough plays a video game that was designed by Shelbina Elementary Fourth Grade Student Owen Stueve.

The Shelby County R-IV School Board approved policy 3350 which pertains to fines, bad checks and unpaid lunch bills, during its regular school board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the middle school library.
   Board Approves Late
   Fee Policy
   After months of discussion and trying to figure out the best way to approach the task of collecting unpaid bills, the board approved a new policy last week.
   The new policy states that every effort shall be made to collect payment for lost or damaged text books, damage or vandalism to school property. The fine money that is collected will be deposited in the appropriate account in order to charge replacement costs for books, materials, equipment or repaired property to the appropriate budget item.
   As for bad checks, every effort will be made to collect all payments on bad checks. The bad check will be returned and the person who wrote the check will be contacted by letter. If the letter doesn’t result in payment, the district’s Central Office will contact the person. If payment isn’t received within 30 days, the district will contact the prosecuting attorney’s office, where the district will seek payment for the cost of the bad check as well as any fines and costs associated with the check.
   As for unpaid lunch bills, every effort will be made to collect for unpaid meal charges. Limits have been set for notification of debt at $25 per student or $50 per family. At that point, students will be limited to one breakfast and one lunch a day. Parents of students reaching that level will receive a letter outlining the meal charges for their student.
   When they reach the level of $50 per child or $100 per family, the district will contact the parents via phone. If it reaches $100 per student and $200 per family, the amount will be turned over to small claims court. The district will pursue the 12 highest totals over the last threshold at the end of each school year.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekiy.
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Driver Escapes Accident with Minor Injuries
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Firefighters and first responders check out the damage after a 2003 Freightliner ran off the right side of Highway 36 and came to rest on the railroad tracks early Thursday morning.

The driver of a 2003 Freightliner escaped with minor injuries after he was unable to negotiate a curve right at the Shelby/Marion County line on Thursday, Feb. 9.
   According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 67-year-old Gatton W. Knowles of Plymouth, Ill., was eastbound on Highway 36, just east of Hunnewell when his semi ran off the right side of the highway, striking a small utility building and overturned, coming to rest on the railroad tracks.
   Knowles, who was wearing his seat belt, was treated and released at the scene. The Freightliner was totaled as a result of the acident. It was towed from the scene by Still’s Towing Service.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelbina City Council Meeting Postponed Until Thursday
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The Shelbina City Council’s regular meeting that was originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was postponed until Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
   The reason it was postponed was because too many alderman were unable to attend on Tuesday.
   The meetings are normally the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the Shelbina City Hall.
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Salt River Community Care Valentine's Winners
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Salt River Community Care held its Annual Valentine’s Day party Tuesday. Pictured above (from left to right) are Billy Moore-1st Runner up, Jim Friedman-King, Charlene Friedman-Queen, and Helen Kimbel-1st Runner Up.

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Kristi Patterson Named to List of Distinguished Students
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Kristi Patterson, daughter of Brian and Shelle Patterson of Shelbina, has been named to the Explore Center List of Distinguished Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
   Patterson, a sophomore, is enrolled in the Explore Center, which advises undeclared, pre-engineering, pre-health and pre-law students. Patterson is Pre-Health.
   For complete story, see this week's issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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