School Board hires new teacher

The Drexel R-IV School Board held a Budget Meeting on June 25, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Media Center.
Many motions were made that evening including one to offer Clint Spenser a contract for an elementary position for the 2008-2009 school year was made by Hocker. Motion was seconded by Shipley, and passed unanimously.
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Grant for preschool program at Drexel approved

On Friday, June 27, Governor Matt Blunt announced that seventeen Missouri school districts and private preschools have been awarded state grants to launch or expand early childhood education programs during 2008-09. Drexel R-IV School District was one of the seventeen schools who received the grant out of more than fifty applicants.
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Know your fireworks! Consumers warned of illegal explosives and urged to follow tips

Everyone enjoys fireworks, particularly in the festive Fourth of July season. But some devices can be dangerous. The National Council on Fireworks Safety recommends that you only buy consumer fireworks from a licensed store or stand. Never buy firework devices from an individual’s house, or out of someone’s car. Such fireworks are likely to be illegal explosives that can seriously injure you.
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The summer reading program at the Drexel Public Library had a fun twist last week. They all played Buggy BINGO! Mackenzie Irvin shows off her antenna as she morphes into a bug! The kids will wear their fun craft for the July 4th parade!

Recipe Collection ~ July 3, 2008

Barbequed Brisket Sandwiches, Barbeque Ribs, Smokin!! Baked Beans, Classic Potato Salad, Fresh Corn Salad and Celebration Sheet Cake are the recipes featured in the July 3, 2008 print edition. Get your copy today to start cookin' tomorrow!

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