December 10, 2014
Dylan Wiggs, Maggie Smith, William Hannah, Adriana Pounders, Tyler Wiggs, Sarah Morris
Thayer Elementary School first grade students under the direction of their music teacher, Charity Cornelius, presented an enjoyable program of Christmas songs.
NO ROTARY MEETING ON DECEMBER 24 and DECEMBER 31 because of the holidays. Meetings will resume on January 7.
THAYER FCCLA COAT DRIVE: Thayer FCCLA is collecting coats through Friday. They will be given out on Saturday, Dec. 13.
COUCH HOMECOMING: Couch Homecoming will be Friday night, December 12. They will play Thayer.
CONCESSION STAND CHECK: A check for $5,000 was presented to Cliff Hawkins, Thayer High School Principal. This was the net proceeds from the 2014 concession stand.
LITERACY PROGRAM READERS: The following members will read on Tuesday, December 15: Mammoth Spring Preschool-8:30-Ken McKenzie/Neil McWilliams; Thayer Head Start-10:30-Thayer Public Library-Tonya Woods; Thayer Pre School-9:30-Ruth Stevens/1:30-Doyle Fink.
BOARD MEETING: There was a Board meeting on December 9 at noon at Fred's Fish House. Members approved a $217 donation to the Civil War Project at Mammoth Spring State Park. Board members worked on the ballot for Officers and Board members for 2015-2016. Rotary members will vote on December 17.
HUNGER HERO CAMPAIGN: Bob Eckman announced that the Hunger Hero campaign was in progress until December 11. The food donated will benefit the local food pantries.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FEDERAL FISH HATCHERY: Trena Spears announced that volunteers are needed to help in the Gift Shop at the Federal Fish Hatchery.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: December 10 - Don Shehorn
GREETER: Ruth Stevens
2014-2015 OFFICERS AND BOARD:
President: Trena Spears
President Elect: Susan McNeal
Vice President: Steve Russell
Secretary: Jennifer Crowe
Treasurer: Bill Franz
Past President: Joe Garrison
Board Members: Ruth Stevens
Sgt. of Arms: Doyle Fink
December 8 Jennifer Crowe
January 5 Catharine McPherson
January 20 Karen Perkins
January 31 Harry Kelly
December 16 Jennifer Crowe
December 31 Cliff Hawkins
Student of the Month
HALEY EARLS (September)****
Haley is a senior and is the daughter of Jeannie and Marty Earls. Her activities include BETA President, Student Council Vice Presiden, FBLA Vice President of Human Relations, FCCLA Vice President, and Basketball.
AYDEN HENRY (October)****
Ayden is a junior and is the son of Donna and Joe Henry. His activities include Football, Basketball, Baseball, Student Council Reporter, FBLA Vice President of Human Resources, FCCLA, Art Club, Beta, and Junior Class Vice President.
ADRIANA POUNDERS (November)***
Adriana is a sophomore and is the daughter of Jeremy and Susan Pounders. Her activities include Art Club President, Band, Quiz Bowl, FCCLA, Student Council Representative, and Sophomore Class Secretary.
SARAH MORRIS (December)**
Sarah is a senior and is the daughter of Mike and Jeannie Morris. Her activities include Cheerleading Captain, Softball, Beta, Student Council Secretary, and FCCLA.
TYLER SMITH (September)****
Tyler is a senior and is the son of Amy Smith and Randy Smith. His activities include FFA Sentinel, FCCLA, National Honor Society, BETA, and Baseball.
HANNAH RACKLEY (October)****
Hannah is a sophomore and is the daughter of Beverly Rackley and Robert Rackley. Her activities include Beta and National Honor Society.
TRICIA DAVIS (November)**
Tricia is a junior and is the daughter of Brian and Lee Davis. Her activities include Basketball, Band, Quiz Bowl, Trap Team, FFA Secretary, Beta, National Honor Society, and Student Council Representative.
LOGAN RUSSELL (December)*
Logan is a senior and is the son of Sandy and Steve Russell. His activities include Band (Vice President of Band Council), Choir, Student Council Representative, National Honor Society, Beta, FBLA, and Vice President of the Senior Class.
ANDREW GARRISON (September)****
Andrew is a senior and the son of Tim and Sarah Garrison. His activities include Cross Country, Track, Basketball, Baseball, Student Council, Beta Vice President, FBLA Vice President, FCCLA, Youth for Christ, Science Club, Sophomore Pilgrimage, Boys State 2014, and Senior Class President.
SAMANTHA SCHALNUS (October)****
Samantha is a junior and is the daughter of Jay and Robin Schalnus. Her activities include Beta Historian, FBLA Historian, FCCLA, Cross Country, and Junior Class Treasurer.
MAGGIE SMITH (November)****
Maggie is a sophomore and is the daughter of Edward and Pam Smith. Her activities include Youth for Christ, FBLA, FCCLA, Library Club Vice President, Beta, and A+ Program.
WILLIAM HANNAH (December)****
William is a senior and is the son of April and Allen Hannah. His activities include FCCLA, FFA, Beta, A+ Program, and Library Club.
ISOPHENE PIERCE (August)****
Isophere is a senior and is the daughter of Teresa Lancaster and Rocky Pierce. Her activities include FFA Vice President, FBLA, BETA, and FCCLA.
TEANNA SIMPSON (September)****
Teanna is a senior and is the daughter of Melody and Robert Simpson. Her activities include FBLA President, FCCLA, BETA President, FFA President, Softball, and Basketball.
CHELSEA HOLESAPPLE (October)****
Chelsea is a junior and is the daughter of Johnny and Marie Holesapple. Her activities include Beta Reporter, FBLA Vice President, Softball, and Basketball.
DYLAN WIGGS (November)****
Dylan is a sophomore and is the son of Steve and Teresa Wiggs. His activities include Basketball, Cross Country, FFA, and Beta.
TYLER WIGGS (December)**
Tyler is a senior and is the son of Steve and Teresa Wiggs. His activities include Cross Country, Basketball, FFA, FBLA, and Beta.
Spotlight on New Members
Tonya is Superintendent of Thayer School. She is married to Allen Woods, Superintendent of Gatewood School. They have two children, Atley and Grayson. Tonya graduated from Mammoth Spring High School in 1993. She received her B.S. from MSU-Springfield in Speech and Theatre; a Master's in Secondary Counseling from MSU-Springfield; a Master's in Administration from SBU in Bolivar; Specialist Degree from SBU in Bolivar; and is currently on track to complete her Doctorate in May from Lindenwood University in St. Charles.
Tonya has taught in Seneca and Springfield; been a Counselor in East Newton and Carl Junction; Principal at Doniphan and Couch; and Superintendent at Gatewood.
Mark is the Assistant Principal at Thayer High School, He is Married to Megan Pitts, Thayer Elementary Counselor and has two children, Landry and Cannon, and a daughter on the way. Marc graduated from Thayer High School in 1998. He received a B. S. in PE and Health from Williams Baptist College, and a Master's Degree in Administration from William Woods University.
Marc taught at Kosh two years, Alton three years, and has been at Thayer for seven or eight years.
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