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Board Takes a Hard Look at Elementary Situation
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Talks continued about the elementary school situation in the Shelby County R-IV School District during the regular school board meeting held at Shelbina Elementary on Wednesday, Aug. 9,
   Larry Mitchell of Shelbina spoke to the board about his concerns with class sizes in the district’s elementary grades K through second. He acknowledged that Plan A, the bond issue, was defeated in 2013-14 for a new elementary school at the South Shelby location. He said he would like board members to consider consolidation at Shelbina Elementary as a plan B option.
   He noted that for the last few months he had requested a board discussion of moving the kindergarten through second grade from Clarence to Shelbina Elementary. Mitchell said he would like to see a discussion take place and a vote on moving grades kindergarten through second grade to Shelbina Elementary for the present school year.
   Mitchell went over some estimated numbers to make his point. He noted that the numbers were estimated and not exact. He noted that teacher’s salaries were around $35,000, with $5,000 for retirement, $6,000 for insurance, for a total of $46,000. He rounded that figure up to $50,000.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelby County R-IV School Board Holds August Meeting
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Shelby County R-IV Superintendent Secretary Bev Burns will be leaving the district after 16 years of service. She is beginning her new job in the neighboring district at Macon R-1. Burns last day is August 25.

The Shelby County R-IV School Board heard Larry Mitchell spell out how he would like to board to move on the future of the elementary grades.
   Public Comment
   Larry Mitchell discussed the elementary school enrollment numbers issue. See the related article on page 1.
   Tax Rate Hearing
   There was no public comment or attendance at the 2017-18 tax rate hearing.
   The board passed a motion to set the tax levy rate of $3.75 for the 2017-18 fiscal year. It will broken down as follows: $3.75 will from the incidental fund 1, nothing from the Teachers fund 2 and nothing from the Capital Projects fund 4.
   Principals Reports
   Clarence Elementary Principal Kelly Hayhurst reported that 77 percent of the enrolled students at Clarence attended the Registration Day that was held recently. She said the current enrollment in Clarence for kindergarten through fifth grade is 103 students.
   Hayhurst said pre-school in Clarence will have nine students. Kindergarten will have nine, first grade nine student, second grade 11 students, third grade will have 19, fourth grade 20 and fifth grade 26 students.
   Hayhurst said she is concerned about size of the fifth grade with 26 students.
   She said they got the fresh fruits and vegetables again this year in Clarence. Hayhurst said the students really benefit from that.
   She noted that a water line was leaking and the City was in the process of fixing it. The school was out of water for a couple of days in Clarence.
   Hayhurst also noted that the school had a direct lightning hit on Aug. 2 that damaged the telephone lines, computers, intercom system and internet connection.
   She also noted that the box top video was a success. Wal-Mart selected it to be their Facebook video.
   She noted that teachers from Shelbina and Clarence have been working together in the Leader In Me program.
   Hayhurst said they had a teacher attend Wilson Reading Program to enhance service provided to students.
   She also noted they are preparing for the eclipse on the 21st.
   Shelbina Elementary Principal Katie Stueve reported that currently the pre-school in Shelbina has 19 students, the kindergarten has 40, first grade has 30, second grade has 33, third grade has 40, fourth grade has 36 and the fifth grade has 41 students. That totals 239 students.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Safety is Important During Total Solar Eclipse
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The Missouri State Highway Patrol asks the public to be aware of and plan for the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The eclipse will follow a diagonal path across Missouri approximately from St. Joseph in the west to Ste. Genevieve in the east. Thousands of visitors are expected to arrive in the days leading up to the event. This influx of additional motorists will affect traffic patterns. Please plan your trip accordingly.
   To avoid the heaviest traffic when traveling for the event, it will be helpful to leave early and plan to remain at your viewing location until a period after the eclipse to avoid any congestion afterwards. For the most up-to-date information on the roads, visit the Patrol’s website,, to check road conditions on MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map.
   The Patrol reminds every driver to pay attention, obey all traffic laws, and wear a seat belt.
   Additional safe driving tips include:
   ·Don’t stop along the interstate or park on the shoulder.
   ·Find a safe location to view the event and get there early.
   ·Don’t take photographs while driving.
   ·Turn your headlights on and do not rely on your automatic headlights.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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NECAC Seeks Nominations for Two Board Positions from Shelby County
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The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is accepting candidate nominations for two open board positions in Shelby County with a deadline of Sept. 18.
   Qualified residents are being invited to serve four-year terms from October 2017 to September 2021 as a Civic Interest Representative (CIR) and a Low-Income Representative (LIR) on the agency’s 36-member volunteer Board of Directors. Shelby County is one of three counties designated as Region II in the agency’s 12-county service area. Lewis and Marion counties are the other two.
   The CIR candidate must be a resident of Shelby County and a member of or nominated by a local business, labor, civic, fraternal, social, educational or religious organization.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Members of the South Shelby Football Team, first row, left to right, are Drew Wilt, Nathan Morath, Brett Hall, Cody McKenzie, Dylan Threlkeld, Luke Farrell, Ransom Chapin, Philip Hercules, and Jordan Garza. Second row, Daniel Burke, Kanon Kendrick, Justin Allee, Brock Wood, Gage Rainey, Cason Wilt, Guy Timbrook, Dylan Broeckling, and Braydon Friesz. Third row, Caleb Strachan, Caden Escamilla, Bryan Leftwich, Luke Woutzke, Mason Shuler, Brennon Otto, Jesse Thomas, and Dylan Durbin. Fourth row, Cooper Stevenson, Riley Pfannenstiel, Marcus Wiseman, David Fenton, Shaun Wilkerson, Wyatt Jackson, Eli Shores, and Xander Hercules. Fifth row, Coaches Andy Roth, Collin Sizemore, Rob Wilt, Luke O’Laughlin, Cody Wise.
    Photo by Mary Dunaway, Photos to Remember
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