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Winners announced for MACOA Creative Writing Contest

Links to winners’ entries in this story The results are in for the Mineral Area Council on the Arts 2024 Creative Writing Contest. The theme for the fourth annual contest was “Tomorrow.” For the adult short story category, Spencer Weedman won with the entry “You, Mud Child.” For adult poetry, Reese Sartori won with “Tomorrow.”…

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Night to Shine 2024 deemed a success by attendees and hosts

“We welcomed nearly 450 guests, parents, students, and adult volunteers to Night to Shine,” said Farmington Superintendent Dr. Kyle Gibbs. “The event was a tremendous success, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This year, we celebrated the 10th year of Night to Shine with 56 other countries, all 50 United States, six continents, and more than…

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Third grader seeks Missouri facts for class project

A third-grade student from Northern Virginia has contacted the Daily Journal seeking the help of Parkland residents in a class project to learn more about the United States. “Each third grader has been assigned a specific state, and I have received your state!” wrote Arabella, a student in Miss Campbell’s class at The Langley School…

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Farmington Elks select Graham as FHS ‘Student of the Month’

Farmington Elks Lodge 1765 has announced that Avery Graham has been selected as Farmington High School’s “Student of the Month” for February. The daughter of Kelly and Brian Graham, she is a two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete, a First-Team All-District All-Conference Pitcher, and an All-District/All-Conference javelin winner. In school, Graham is a leader in…

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Local students, teacher represented at district FBLA contest

Future Business Leaders of America. It’s the largest business, career and technical student organization in the world. According to the organization’s website, the concept of FBLA was developed in 1937, and the first high school chapter was chartered in 1942 in Tennessee. The organization’s national headquarters site is located in Virginia. Each year, FBLA helps…

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NCHS students to perform ‘Murder at the Pie Auction’

Dinner theater show on Friday and Saturday Murder, mystery and mayhem. Parkland residents will have the chance to enjoy a delicious dinner and 90-minute live show this weekend when the North County High School Drama Club performs the “Murder at the Pie Auction” by Michael Druce. This special murder mystery dinner theater event will have…

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Bismarck school board discusses falling attendance stats

The Bismarck Board of Education met in a regular session on Feb. 8 in the elementary school library, where program reports and administrative updates were heard and concerns discussed regarding the district’s downward trend in student attendance. APR Results The Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Bismarck R-5 School District — the basis on which…

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State bill would fine school districts for not disciplining bullies

QUINN COFFMAN, Missouri Independent Missouri school districts would have 10% of their funding revoked if they failed to report an incident of bullying under a bill heard in committee Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. John Black of Marshfield, seeks to use financial penalties to apply pressure to districts that aren’t pursuing bullying…

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Central Board of Education covers diverse agenda at meeting

The Central R-3 Board of Education recognized student achievements, discussed facility management, introduced a new associate superintendent for the school district, and approved E-rate funding when it met in regular session Monday night. While meetings usually occur on the third Monday of each month, because President’s Day is observed next Monday, it was held one…

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