Local farmer Edward Anderson Jr. has directed a $2,500 donation to Archie Youth and Community Activities (AYCA). Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will assist with center operating costs and maintenance of their baseball fields this year.
“I believe in giving young kids the opportunity to improve themselves,” said Anderson. “The AYCA supports our community through activities that teach kids about sportsmanship and other life skills, to supplement what they learn in the classroom.”
By Vickie Shipps
The Drexel Bobcats traveled to Archie Tuesday, January 21st for their first of three games last week. The end score of 34-38 was not what Drexel fans would have liked to have seen. Head Coach Dennis Bolton commented, “Archie played a smart and efficient game. We did not. Hard to beat anyone shooting as poorly as we did.”
By BILL JOHNSTON
The game against Archie January 21st was a hard fought 35-29 win for our girls and a big win for our program. I was very proud of the heart and effort of the girls and now we put this win behind us and focus on the task at hand which is to take it one game at a time and to get better each and every day in practice and get better each and every game.
Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women in every community across the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts. These men and women are the local school board members of Missouri.
During the week of January 26 - February 1, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week, as proclaimed by Governor Jay Nixon.
The students pictured achieved academic success in 2nd Quarter. They were named to the Drexel Junior High/High School Principal’s Honor Roll. Front row, left to right: Ben Hatten and Sydney Shipps. Back row, left to right: Kelsie Goth, Allison Jacobs and Alexis Raffety.
To read more about the students' 2nd quarter successes, see the January 23 issue of The Drexel Star.