November 30, 2016
Paul Hoyt, Jessi O'Neill, Tom Wood, Dennis Lancaster, Cathy Boys, Sheila Barton
Dr. Dennis Lancaster, Sheila Barton, and Cathy Boys from MSU-WP presented a program on the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology and their partnerships with South Central Career Center and the City of West Plains to train skilled workers for local industries.
GUN RAFFLE: Mike Harber gave members gun raffle tickets. The drawing will be held Wednesday, December 21.
NEW MEMBERS: 2/26/16 President Steve Russell inducted new members Monica Bowers, Nancy Evans, and Jared Underwood. 6/23/16 PDG Joe Beltz inducted Seth Wood and Kim Wood. 7/22/16 President Mike Harber inducted Konnie Haney. 8/19/16 President Mike Harber inducted Sherry McMasters.
BOARD MEETING: There was a Board meeting on November 8 at noon at Fred's Fish House. The Board voted to donate $100 to Thayer FBLA for their Shoe Drive. They also discussed sending a local student to RYLA this Rotary year.
DISTRICT SIMPLIFIED GRANT: Steve announced that the 2016-2017 District Simplified Grant has been written for improvements at the Mammoth Spring School Library. Steve announced that the check for the District Simplified Grant had been received. Our club will match the check and Chromebooks will be purchased for the MS Library.
ROTARY COMMUNITY GARDEN:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FEDERAL FISH HATCHERY: Trena Spears reported that volunteers are needed to help in the Gift Shop.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS: December 7 Seth Wood
GREETER: Bob Eckman
2016-2017 OFFICERS AND *BOARD
President: Mike Harber*
President Elect: Ken McKenzie*
Vice President: Tonya Wood*
Secretary: Jennifer Crowe*
Treasurer: Bill Franz
Past President: Steve Russell*
Sergeant of Arms: Doyle Fink
Board Members: Monica Bowers* and Konnie Haney*
December 8 Jennifer Crowe
December 20 Harvey Allen
December 31 Sherry McMasters
December 16 Jennifer Crowe
Student of the Month
KYLA CRAWFORD (September)****
Kyla is a senior and is the daughter of Heath and Jennifer Crawford. Her activities include Basketball, FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and Beta.
JALEN ANDREWS (October)****
Jalen is a junior and is the son of Jason and Jan Andrews. His activities include Basketball, Baseball, Beta, FBLA, FCA-Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Youth Alive.
EMMA ROUSE (November)**
Emma is a sophomore and is the daughter of Adam and Leah Rouse. Her activities include Football and Basketball Cheerleading, Beta President, Student Council Secretary, Band-First Chair Flute, FCCLA, and Youth Alive.
RICO MOLINAR (September) ****
Rico is a senior and is the son of Jessica Smith and Stephen Smith. His activities include Track. Rico has completed Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia and will be going full time in the Army National Guard after graduation.
DEVON CRAY (October)****
Devon is a sophomore and is the son of April Cray. His activities include Track, Band, FBLA, National Honor Society, Beta, Quiz Bowl, Student Council Treasurer, and FCCLA.
FORREST WALSH (November)**
Forrest is a junior and is the son of Denny and Cheryl Walsh. His activities include Shooting Sports, FFA, and FCCLA.
OCTAVIA LOWERY (September)****
Octavia is a senior and is the daughter of Bruce and Joanie Lowery. Her activities include Basketball, FBLA Secretary, Beta Secretary, Library Club, Student Council, and Senior Class Secretary.
COLBY PATTERSON (October)****
Colby is a junior and is the son of Sherman and Kelly Garrison. His activities include Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Beta, FCCLA Recreational Leader, and FBLA Recreational Leader.
JESSI O'NEILL (November)**
Jessi is a sophomore and is the daughter of Fred and Kim O'Neill. Her activities include FCCLA State Officer, Sophomore Class President, Basketball, Cross Country, FBLA Devotional Leader, Beta, and Youth for Christ.
Spotlight on New Members
MONICA BOWERS-Monica is the Branch Manager at FNBC Mammoth Spring and has worked there nine years. She is married to Daniel and has three children, Madison, Austin, and Abby.
NANCY EVANS-Nancy is a Loan Officer at the Mammoth Spring Branch of FNBC and has worked for FNBC for sixteen years. She previously worked for Century Link Telephone Company. She is married to Kurt and has two children, Monica and Myranda. She has one grandson, Aaron.
JARED UNDERWOOD-Jared is an Independent Insurance Agent at Ozark Hills Insurance in Thayer. He graduated from Thayer High School and has a B. S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern University in Joplin. He worked in the Juvenile Office for five years and in Child Support Enforcement for two years. He is married to Bethany and has two sons, Maddux and Holden.
SETH WOOD-Seth is the Manager of Riverbend Restaurant. He studied Business Administration at Mississippi State University and has many family ties in Mammoth Spring.
KIM WOOD-Kim manages a Graphic Design Firm which has expanded into t-shirt production, Red Calf Apparel. She is originally from New Hampshire. She has a B. S. in Business Administration from Plymouth State University and an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care from MSU in West Plains. Previously she worked as a Marketing Director in Financial Services before moving to Mammoth Spring. She is married to Tom and has one daughter, Emily.
KONNIE HANEY-Konnie is Vice President of Commercial Lending and Banking Center Manager at Community First Bank in Thayer. She is also an Annuities Specialist. She is a graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and has completed numerous banking courses and training at MSU-WP. She has been in banking twenty-six years. She is married to Kenny and has one daughter, Kaitlyn.
SHERRY MCMASTERS-Sherry is Superintendent at Couch School. She graduated from Bay High School. She has a B. S. in Physical Education from Arkansas State University, a M. S. in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University, a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from ASU, and will complete a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Lindenwood University in St. Louis in May. She was a teacher and coach for two years at Valley View School District; a teacher, coach, and administrator at South Pemiscott School in Steele, MO for fourteen years. This is her fifth year at Couch as High School Principal and now Superintendent. She is married to Boyd and has two sons, Joshua and Daniel. She has one grandson, Marshall.
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