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Shelby County R-IV School Board Ponders Future
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A special Shelby County R-IV School Board meeting was held Tuesday night to discuss future goals and planning. A wide range of topics were discussed, with the main focus being on the elementary schools in the district.
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   Larry Mitchell of Shelbina was on hand and said he has received lots of messages of support.
   Gary Wallace also spoke as a prior board member who served when the decision was made to consolidate the middle schools. He told the board it was a tough decision, but he noted that it was the right thing to do. “Some things are tough but they are so glaringly obvious that they are the right thing to do.”
   “We went from 20 positions to 14 and saved a lot of money for the district that helped pay for the middle school, and allowed us to provide better programs for the students,” Wallace explained.
   He noted that there is some staff that is unhappy. He mentioned 21 students in one class in Shelbina, and the same grade level in Clarence has five students. “It’s not right in terms of the money, the services, in my opinion,” he added.
   He said when he was on the board a lot of former board members told him that it would be a tough decision and that they would never criticize him on the street. He told this board that he would not bad mouth them on whatever decision was made. But he thought the decision was obvious.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Gas Line Project Taking Shape Between East Walnut and Spruce
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Workers from USDI out of Unionville were busy Tuesday morning installing the new gas line in the alley between East Spruce and East Walnut in Shelbina.

A gas line improvement project is currently taking place in Shelbina. Workers are in their second week on the job after starting two weeks ago and missing last week before coming back this past Monday.
   They have been working in an alley that goes east and west between East Spruce and East Walnut.
   The work being done is an upgrade, replacing several feet of the PVC main of the line.
   USDI out of Unionville is the contractor on the project and is being assisted on the job by Shelbina City employees.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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South Shelby FFA Students Have Busy Week at the County Fair
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By Logan Wise
   S. Shelby FFA Reporter
   The South Shelby FFA was very busy during the 2017 Shelby County Fair.
   Members started out the week by enjoying the cat show; Kimberly Greenwell and Kellie Carothers both exhibited during this Monday show. Kim Greenwell won Top Adult Cat and Best of Show, while Kelly Carothers received Champion Kitten, Costume, and Showmanship.
   Also on Monday, 47 members checked in hams. Felicity Little won Grand Champion Ham and Rachelle Chinn received Reserve Champion Ham.
   Additionally, 15 members checked in other indoor exhibits such as floral arrangements, vegetables and wood projects.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Corporal Jay K. Riley Recently Announced His Retirement from Missouri State Highway Patrol
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Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Jay K. Riley announced his retirement effective July 1, 2017. Corporal Riley was a 31½ year veteran of the Patrol serving from January 5, 1986 to July 1, 2017. Officer Riley was assigned to District I, serving Truman Lake in Warsaw upon graduating from the Missouri State Water Patrol Academy in May of 1986.
   Officer Riley was with the patrol at the time the Missouri State Water Patrol was merged into the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2011. Riley was assigned to Troop A and remained in Warsaw until his retirement. 
   During his career as a MSWP officer, Patrolman Riley experienced many highlights and was recognized with numerous awards. Some of the highlights of his patrol career were being a part of the John David Brown manhunt which was the longest manhunt in Missouri history. Riley was sent to flood duty during the Great Flood of 1993. Patrolman Riley was sent to Alton in June where he spent 21 days on active flood duty. In January of 1994, Officer Riley was awarded the Mothers Against Drunk Drinking Award (MADD) for having one of the top DWI/BWI arrest totals in 1993 within Benton County law enforcement agencies. In 1997, Riley was involved in the fugitive Alis Ben Johns manhunt. MSWP played a huge part in this manhunt and was the law enforcement agency that captured Alis Ben Johns.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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South Shelby Middle School to Hold “Meet & Greet”
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Students who will be attending grades 6th through 8th Grade at South Shelby Middle School are invited to attend the building’s “Meet & Greet”.
   August 14th - 6th Graders
   4:30 - 6:00
   5:00 Q&A Seminar in MS Gym
   August 15th - 7th & 8th Graders
   3:00 - 6:00 
   5:00 Q&A Seminar in MS Gym
   The Q&A Seminar will be an opportunity for anyone with questions. Procedures and general information will be outlined at that time to make the transition into your child’s grade much easier.
   Teachers will be available to answer any questions you might have during the evening.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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