Community

Sun
18
Jun

Local students among those named to CMU Dean’s List

Fayette - Out of Central Methodist University’s nearly 5,000 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES) students, 964 were named to the spring semester Dean’s List.

These students study at CMU’s main campus in Fayette, at a CMU center, or through CMU’s online program.

This outstanding academic achievement is awarded only to students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester, among other criteria, according to CMU Provost and Dean of the University Dr. Rita Gulstad.

The following CMU students from local areas were named to the Spring 2017 Dean’s List:

Alexandria Watts from Ellington, a business major who is an online student

Willie Carter from Ironton, a computer science major who is an online student

Terence Anderson II from Middlebrook, a criminal justice major who is an online student

Sun
18
Jun

Strange graduates from UMKC School of Dentistry

Aaron Strange, a 2010 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School, graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry on Friday, May 12, 2017.  

Strange graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.  Aaron graduated from UMKC with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2013, and went on to complete his DDS degree.  

During his time at the School of Dentistry, Aaron was one of five students to participate in the Senior Departmental Advanced Studies in Oral Surgery.  

He earned the Outstanding Grand Rounds Presentation Award with Dr. Isaac Dains.  Aaron was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a Dental Honor Society, representing the top 12 percent of the graduating dental class.  

Aaron earned the Christopher S. “Kit” Bond Community Health Scholarship Award in 2016.  He was also awarded UMKC Dental Alumni scholarships, the American College of Dentist Scholarship, and the Missouri Dental Association Scholarship.    

Sat
27
May

Summer Reading Program aims to ‘Build a Better World’

Readers of all ages will explore engineering, gardening, community service, and much more this summer as Ozark Regional Library presents “Build a Better World” during the summer library program. 

Activities may include building, gardening, volunteering, art projects, science and engineering experiments, and more.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, story times, a reading club, and more. Registration for “Build a Better World” begins on June 5, 2017.  

For more information, call the library at 573-546-2615 or visit the website, http://www.ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us.

All programs are free of charge.

Thu
04
May

Sage-Bristow to wed

Joshua Bristow and Christine Sage

Norman and Lisa Sage of Flowery Branch, GA announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Elizabeth Sage to Mr. Joshua David Bristow, son of Bob and Anne Bristow of Walnut Grove.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Anna Townsend and the late Bert Townsend of Arcadia, the late Nancy and Jesse Middleton of Farmington, and the late Ira and Mary Jo Sage of Peoria, IL. 

She is the great-granddaughter of Adele Townsend of Cape Girardeau. 

Miss Sage is a 2008 graduate of West Hall High School, in Oakwood, GA and a 2012 graduate from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. 

She is a member of the AACN, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and is employed as a registered nurse in the cardiac care unit at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA 

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Dr. Robert and Elizabeth Bristow of St. Joseph, and the late Professor Bill and Jean Stone of Springfield.

Thu
04
May

Books available this week at Ozark Regional Library

If you don’t see it at your local branch, ask your librarian to order it for you (or you can go to the online catalogue and place a hold on the item yourself).

 

Fiction

•Cabot, Amanda. A Stolen Heart (Cimarron Creek)

•Clinton-Baddeley, V.C. Death’s Bright Dart

•Connolly, Sheila. Cruel Winter: A County Cork Mystery 

•Deaver, Jeffery. The Burial Hour: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

•Harris, C.S. Where the Dead Lie

•Hatcher, Robin Lee. You’ll Think of Me

•Heley, Veronica. False Fire

•Jance, J. A. Man Overboard

•Johansen, Iris. No Easy Target

•Malliet, G.M. Devil’s Breath: A Max Tudor Mystery

•McCall Smith, Alexander. My Italian Bulldozer

•Miller, Carolyn. The Elusive Miss Ellison

•Paretsky, Sara. Fallout

Fri
28
Apr

Rice selected for Agribusiness Academy

AV Career Tech FFA member Chelsie Rice receives a Missouri Agribusiness Academy certificate during the 89th Missouri FFA Convention, April 20-21, in Columbia, Missouri. Pictured with Rice is Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn. Rice will attend the academy, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this summer.

AV Career Tech FFA member Chelsie Rice receives a Missouri Agribusiness Academy certificate during the 89th Missouri FFA Convention, April 20-21, in Columbia, Missouri. Pictured with Rice is Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn.

Rice will attend the academy, which is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, this summer.

The Missouri FFA has 26,057 members representing 342 chapters. The national organization has more than 649,000 members representing 7,589 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Fri
28
Apr

Local essay contest winners represent BREC in Washington

BREC Director Bill Hovis presented awards to the Youth Tour Finalists. (left to right, front row) Rebecca Campbell, Lesterville R-IV; Danielle Trokey, Lesterville R-IV; Elizabeth Ratliff, Lesterville R-IV and Brook Horrell, Leopold. (left to right, back row) Bailey Stamp, Fredericktown R-I; Carson Stephens, Fredericktown R-I; Brice Jansen, Leopold R-III; Shelby Schreckenberg, Leopold R-III and Brianne Cooper, Arcadia Valley R-II. 

BREC’s Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest challenged high school juniors to learn more about their electric cooperative while competing for the “trip of a lifetime.” 

Students were asked to write an essay focusing on the importance of the Seven Cooperative Principles. 

Nine finalists were selected from entries across the BREC system. Those finalists presented their essays to family, friends and a panel of judges April 20 at BREC’s headquarters in Fredericktown. 

Students were competing to win one of three, all-expenses paid trips to the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

BREC’s winners will join approximately 100 other winners selected by Missouri electric cooperatives and 1,600 delegates from across the nation for an unforgettable week of learning and fun.  

Sun
05
Mar

FBLA students compete at Dist. 12

Among the members of the Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), who recently competed in the District 12 FBLA competition at Mineral Area College were (front row, from left) Randi Sargent, Haylee Walker, Makayla Moise, Kinsey Phelps, Hannah-Beth Walker, (back row, from left) Jared Branstetter, Jon Inman, Jesse Wren, Ashley Nash, Alexa Holder and Katie Wren. Not present for photo: Thomas Fisk, Holly Inman, Amber Wilkerson, Caitlyn Crawford and Kaden Brewer

The Arcadia Valley Career Technology Center chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently competed in the District 12 FBLA competition at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. 

Fifteen students advance to the FBLA State Leadership Conference which is held in Springfield in April.

FBLA provides members the opportunity to hone their skills that will help them now and in the future. FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 

Among the winners were: 1st Place

Business Ethics - Haylee Walker & Makayla Moise

Public Speaking I - Hannah-Beth Walker

Public Speaking II - Haylee Walker

Introduction to Business Presentation - Hannah-Beth Walker and Katie Wren

Business Law - Thomas Fisk

Introduction to Financial Math - Jesse Wren

Journalism - Thomas Fisk

Wed
15
Feb

Sherill receives service award

Pam Sherill has received the 2017 Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award from Great Southern Bank in Pilot Knob.  Presenting the award are (left) Bank Chairman Bill Turner, and (right) President and CEO, Joe Turner.

 

Pam Sherrill, teller at Great Southern Bank in Pilot Knob, has received the 2017 Bill and Ann Turner Distinguished Community Service Award.

This annual award, developed by the Company’s associate-led Community Matters team, emphasizes the importance placed on volunteerism at Great Southern Bank by honoring one outstanding associate who demonstrates excellence in volunteer service to their community.

In appreciation of Sherrill’s outstanding commitment to her community, Great Southern Bank donated $500 to each of the following charities on her behalf: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Arcadia Valley Food Pantry and Our Town Tomorrow.

Thu
02
Feb

New online menus for Arcadia Valley R-II Schools

Starting today, February 1, parents and students at Arcadia Valley School District may view new online school menus.

The nutrition program, managed by OPAA! Food Management, has just launched an interactive menu tool that provides greater insight and information about the menus.

OPAA! has partnered with Nutrislice, whose web site and free smartphone app are powering the updated Arcadia Valley School District menus.

The website, av2.nutrislice.com, lets parents and students view pictures, descriptions, nutritional information, special diet filters, and get carb counts for each day’s menu.  You can also access menus via the free mobile app available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone users or on Google Play for Android-powered smartphones.

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