BJ girl attends two leadership events this summer

Posted July 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

 Jocelyn Clayton, Burlington Jct., attended two events at the University of Central Missouri this summer: Missouri Leadership Seminar from June 9 – 12 and Missouri Girls State from June 25 – July 1.

Clayton is the daughter of John and Lani Clayton and the granddaughter of Rich and Sheryl Slaten, Clearmont, and Joyce Clayton, Braddyville, IA.

Missouri Leadership Seminar is sponsored by the Optimist Clubs of Missouri. The program is designed to help student ambassadors find their inner leader through a variety of panels focusing on diversity, education and volunteering. Clayton attended the seminar last year and returned this summer as a mentor. The program is free and open to students finishing their sophomore year of high school. Those returning as mentors

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    Maryville BOE


    Maryville R-II met July 19 to conduct business and accept bids.

    The Maryville school board awarded J’s Concrete Construction, Maryville, the concrete bid not to exceed $20,000 for the building trades house.

    Assistant Superintendent Steve Klotz gave building project updates. The performing arts center interior is half painted. Seats were installed July 20. The final wall is being placed and utilities are being installed. The center is projected to be

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    Jefferson BOE


    Jefferson C-123 met July 18 to assess storm damage and handle school business.

    During a recent storm, the district’s school gym chimney cap poked a hole in the roof above the stage. Water soaked the stage floor and seeped into the basement. Approximately 1/4 of the ceiling tiles were also damaged.

    Cornerstone Roofing, Maitland, performed emergency roof repair. Service Pro, St. Joseph, came to assess the floor condition. Due to

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on July 13:

    In professional development, Roberts Rules of Order were reviewed. The board decided to add the Pledge of Allegiance to the meetings.

    The board approved the following:

    • 2015-16 budget and the 2016-17 budget.

    • Participation as members of

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    Spoofhounds drum up fun at summer camp

    Maryville High School band students attended the indoor drumline camp July 11-13, practicing for the upcoming fall contest season.

    Freshman James Reid, son of Anessa Brown, taps out a rhythm on the snare drums.

    Jefferson BOE


    Jefferson C-123 Board of Education met June 28 to conduct the following business:

    The school board voted to raise the prices of school lunches 5¢ for the 2016-2017 school year, in a six to one vote with Jeff Farnan voting no. The new lunch prices will be $2 for elementary, $2.10 for high school and $2.70 for adults. Currently, the school has more food service expenditures than revenue. The increase in prices will cover the cost of expenditures

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    Local youth travels to Washington DC

     One-hundred and three high school students participated in Missouri’s 53rd annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, June 10-16.

    Among these students was Maria Espey, Maryville. She was sponsored by United Electric Cooperative, Maryville.

    The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions, community service and today’s pressing issues.

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