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Redistricting Information is the Main Subject at R-IV School Board Meeting
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Many things were covered at the Shelby County R-IV School Board meeting regarding the possible split of the district. The meeting was held on Wednesday, June 13 in the middle school library.
   Redistricting
   Information
   R-IV Superintendent Tim Maddex went over information he and board members Aaron Gaines, Jarrell Foreman and Jim Foster received during a recent visit with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Jefferson City.
   Maddex gave the board some Prop. 1 information (which appeared in the Shelbina Weekly in a previous issue).
   Shelbina Elementary Principal Katie Stueve said she really didn’t think about the elementary students as Shelbina and Clarence. “We had a summer school together, we’ve had both Shelbina and Clarence students together. We know our students and we want our students to be together,” she said.
   Clarence Elementary Principal Kelly Wheelan said that they are a team whether they are at Clarence, Shelbina, the middle school or the high school.
   Windsor said this is the best school system he has been at in 25 years. “This is a top shelf school system, and right now my heart is racing because there is so much I want to say. This is a great place to be,” Windsor said.
   He added that he wholeheartedly stands by everything the document said, and he believes it with all of his heart. “It’s a kid business, and business is good.” Windsor talked about extra hours coaches, teachers and secretaries put in for the kids in the district.
   The people in this system who draw a small check, they are in it for the kids. Every single day. And the getting kicked around, and the stuff that’s going on is embarrassing to what they believe in. Sitting back and getting kicked in the stomach and watching our teachers get kicked in the stomach and everybody else in our district...shame on us, shame on me for being weakened, and not standing up before this, because they deserve more than silence,” Windsor added.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Closer Look at Dual Credit Comparison Gives a Much Different Perspective
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The Excellence Through Opportunity website, which is promoting the split of the school district, has reported that Macon R-1 High School offers 22 dual credit courses (73 hours). Macon R-I was contacted to get more details on these numbers. According to Superintendent, Scott Jarvis, and the Macon High School and Macon Area Career & Technical Education Center 2018-2019 School Year Enrollment Guide, the course offerings at Macon R-I are as follows:
   •Macon R-1 High School offers a total of 44 dual credit hours (2 of these courses (6 hours) are offered online; the rest are taught by a teacher).
   •Macon Area Career Center (Vo-Tech) offers 29 dual credit hours that are available to all students (South Shelby, Macon, etc.) that are enrolled in the Business and Early Childhood programs that offer those courses.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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Shelbina Blood Drive is Set for Thursday, June 21
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The American Red Cross will host a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 21, at the Father Buhman Center in Shelbina, from 1-6 p.m.
   All presenting donors will receive a free commemorative St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive T-shirt.
   Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter CARDS to schedule an appointment.
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2nd Annual Mid-America Chuck Wagon Roundup is Set for June 23
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The 2nd Annual Mid-America Chuck Wagon Roundup will be held at the Northeast Missouri Old Threshers grounds on Saturday, June 23.
   Chuck wagons from across the Midwest will be providing a wood-fired meal to be served at 5 p.m.
   The meal will be served as a free-will donation, with the net proceeds donated to The Great River Honor Flight www.honorflight.org.
   Take lawn chairs and go early to enjoy the atmosphere and camaraderie.
   For more information, contact Johnny Kee at 501-288-4192 or Don Collop at 660-434-6519.
   The event is sponsored by the Northeast Missouri Old Threshers Association.
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Great Turnout for First Annual Camp Abilities
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Several people attended the first annual Camp Abilities that was held at Camp Jo-Ota on June 9. The camp was for people ages five and up.

The first annual Camp Abilities was held at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence on June 9, 2018, from 8 am to 5 pm. This camp was a day camp for individuals with disabilities ages 5 years old and up. This is the first camp for individuals with disabilities in the area. We had campers from Columbia, LaGrange, Canton, Palmyra, Macon, Clarence, Shelbina, Monroe City, and Moberly to name a few. The 53 campers arrived that morning to be paired with one of the 117 volunteers for the day as their Buddy. The superhero theme came complete with life sized Batman and Superman, along with a photo booth. The campers and buddies enjoyed a full day of great food, many super crafts including sensory bottles, shields, handprint superheroes, many sensory activities, fishing, swimming and paddleboats along with other water activities and a visit from the National Guard and a Humvee.
   For the full story, see this week’s issue of the Shelbina Weekly.
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