The Drexel R-IV Students of the Month for December have been chosen. Front row, left to right: Stevie McGuire, 1st grade and Lydia Knowler, 3rd grade. Middle row, left to right: Caleb Wright, 7th grade and Sydney Shipps, 8th grade. Back row, left to right: Sarah Cawby, 11th grade and Daniel Dove, 12th grade.
The Drexel R-IV FFA held a fundraising dinner Saturday, January 11, 2014. Tammy Bartholomew’s FFA students served soup, chili, drinks and desserts to members of the community. The crowd enjoyed entertainment by country singer Jara Mumma of Rich Hill and Drexel’s own poet Eric Borden.
Pictured: FFA members Becky Sutcliffe and Jenna Bartholomew serve soup and chili to Brad and Debbie Lancaster.
The Drexel Bobcats hosted three teams last week. They began the week with a huge 71-20 victory over Hume on Tuesday. Head Coach Dennis Bolton commented, “It was good to be able to get back on the floor after such a long lay off. The boys did a good job of finishing on the offensive end and also limiting Hume to only one shot.”
By BILL JOHNSTON
Our game on January 7 against Hume was our first game since December 13, so for the most part we were very pleased with our performance. All 11 girls got to see quite a bit of game action so that was good. We ended the night with a huge 71-11 victory.
Our matchup with Lakeland Thursday night was exciting for us because we were playing an opponent that we really knew nothing about. All of our 11 girls got to play some valuable varsity minutes which will come in handy down the road. We came out on top of Lakeland by the score of 27-14.
The new year brought a winter storm to the Drexel area. Residents woke up Sunday, January 5th to a beautiful layer of white snow. The wind blasted its way through town, leaving behind many drifts of snow. Below freezing temperatures made it dangerous to be outside, and the Drexel R-IV School District closed on Monday and Tuesday to ensure the safety of the students and the staff.