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Graduation Held at South Shelby High School
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Jake Douglass receives his diploma from high school principal Deacon Windsor Sunday.

South Shelby High School Graduating Senior Jake Douglass receives his diploma from high school principal Deacon Windsor during Sunday’s commencement ceremony. The event was held in the high school gym with 45 graduates walking the stage to receive their diplomas.   8880 1721 5/24/2017 hdl

Shelby County R-IV School Board Decides to Continue as is With Clarence Elementary
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Approximately 20 people were in attendance, mostly from Clarence, but some from Shelbina as well, at Tuesday night’s special Shelby County R-IV School Board meeting for the elementary discussion.
   Discussions have centered around the low enrollment numbers at Clarence at the previous board meeting. The board had discussed the possibility of combining grades at Clarence in the upcoming year. Teachers from Clarence as well as Principal Kelly Williams expressed concern about doing this.
   Clarence Kindergarten Teacher Jonna Adams read a statement during the public comment portion of the meeting stating that the district is sitting comfortably financially and numbers are possibly trending up in Clarence (after looking at day cares and other places in the Clarence area) and hoped the board would keep things as they are for another year.
   Adams, who has 20 years of experience, stated that she would be 100 percent willing to do whatever the board decided.
   Preschool and Title I instructor Mrs. Crane also spoke. She noted that research shows that older kids have more success combining than the younger ones. She also stated that it would have been nice to put together a committee to research this idea more.
   She noted that Kindergarten and first grade classes were excellent on the Evaluate test, and would be better to combine than the Pre-K and kindergarten.
   Board member Aaron Gaines said that it’s easy to get hung up on the cost per student that is being spent district-wide. Maddex pointed out that those numbers are skewed based on the teacher experience, if an aide is involved.
   Gaines, talked about the Tennessee Star Experiment, which talked about the return on investment. He explained that he looked at it from a taxpayer standpoint. He said he is a taxpayer of the entire district. He talked about the study showing a six percent return on the investment. He said the question becomes, if I’m paying taxes for the entire district, what’s the best solution. He said the six percent return on investment was more important than the cost savings of combining grades.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Annual Memorial Day Service Set for Monday at the Shelbina American Legion Hall
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The annual Memorial Day Service at the Shelbina American Legion Post 376 will take place on Monday, beginning at 11 a.m.
   The service will honor Veterans who have gone before us. They will have a picnic style lunch after the ceremonies inside the Legion Hall sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion.
   The American Legion will raise the flags at the cemeteries honoring the veterans and will also be placing small flags on individual graves.
   They will be replacing flags at Shelbina Cemetery on Tuesday, May 23, at 5 p.m. Legion members will meet at the West College Street entrance.
   If anyone has a group or would like to help (or just as an individual) the help would be appreciated.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelbina City Council Meeting Rescheduled for Thursday
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The Shelbina City Council meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed and rescheduled for this Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. That will follow a work session that will begin at 5 p.m.
   The reason for the postponement of the Tuesday night meeting was due to a lack of quorum. East Ward Alderman Doug Provorse resigned from the board on Monday since he and his family were moving outside the Shelbina city limits.
   Alderman Jim “Babe” Simpson was also unable to attend Tuesday night’s meeting.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelby County Farmer Directs Donation To Local Neighbors Helping Neighbors Organization
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George Wilt directed Monsanto funds to Neighbors Helping Neighbors recently, as the orgainziation received a check for $2,500.

Farmers Make a Difference in Rural Communities by Directing Donations from Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities Program to Local Nonprofit Organizations
   Neighbors Helping Neighbors of the Shelby County Area has received a $2,500 donation from America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund and directed by local farmer, George Wilt of Shelby County. The donation will assist the organization in providing help and support of their area neighbors facing cancer treatment, catastrophic illness, long term hospital stays, and loss of home from fire.
   Mr. Wilt selected this organization based on the work they do to help so many in our community. Neighbors Helping Neighbors sincerely appreciates Mr. Wilt choosing their organization, among so many worthy choices for the donation.
   The Grow Communities program’s purpose is to make a positive impact in farm communities by partnering with farmers to support the causes that are important to them in their communities. Each year, farmers enter for a chance to win a $2,500 donation that they direct to a local nonprofit.
   Since the program began in 2010, farmers have directed more than $26 million in donations across a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including food banks, emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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