United Methodist Women host dinner for missions

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The CCAA Geography Bee winners were, left to right, Ryan Siegal, Otterville, third place; Hope Smith, Hibee, second place; and Sage Eichenburch, Prairie Home, first place.

Photo submitted The CCAA Geography Bee winners were, left to right, Ryan Siegal, Otterville, third place; Hope Smith, Hibee, second place; and Sage Eichenburch, Prairie Home, first place.

— Prairie Home

Nancy Lacy Kixmiller

660-841-5439

kixmiller@yahoo.com

The Prairie Home United Methodist Women is holding a Chili and Soup Dinner from 11:30 – 1 p.m., Feb. 23. The dinner will be served at the church fellowship hall located on Highway 87 between Mainstreet Bank and the United Methodist Church. A free will donation may be given for all the soup, chili, and pie you can eat. The focus of United Methodist Women is mission and the proceeds of the annual dinner go to mission projects. This year, the project is a book drive for Prairie Home R-V Schools.

Recognizing that reading is vital to student success, the UMW is sponsoring a book drive for the elementary students in Prairie Home. All proceeds from the chili and soup dinner will go toward the purchase of books for children in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. The UMW is also collecting gently used children's books for the school. There will be a collection box available for used books at the dinner. The goal is to collect/purchase enough books for each student to receive at least one book.

The CCAA Geography Bee was held on Feb. 13, at Malta Bend. Students in grades fifth-eighth from the seven conference schools participated. Sage Eichenburch, Prairie Home, finished in first place, Hope Smith, Higbee, was second, and Ryan Siegal, Otterville, was third. This was Eichenburch's second year to win first place. Other students who participated were Enoch Turner, Austin Alpers, Colton Wells, Austin Hatfield, Kassen Lock, Allen Haslag, and Ryan Small.

Jessi Menold was honored with a baby shower hosted by Jackie Bruner, Glenda Sells and Nancy Kixmiller Sunday at the Methodist fellowship hall. Guests included Molly Smith and Sandy Litwiller, Morton, Ill.; Virginia Litwiller, Boonville; Alexis Miller, Heather McRae and Autumn Dolan, Columbia; Kay Sells, Brenda Sells, JoAnn Blamble, Diane Figueroa and Janet Deneke, Prairie Home. Logan Smith, Morton, Ill., and Dan Menold, Prairie Home, made a surprise guest appearance toward the end of the party. Jessi and Dan are expecting their child in March.

The FCCLA has collected over $200 during the first week of the annual “Pennies for Patients” to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They will continue collecting for the next two weeks in order to reach their goal of $1000. If the goal is met, Principal Patrick Tray will be duct taped to a wall. Additionally, there will be a pizza party awarded to the elementary class and the high school class that collects the most money. So, send your spare change to school and help the FCCLA raise $1000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The “Winter Sing-a-Long” has become the “Spring-a-Long” and will be held Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in the school gym. The evening's entertainment will feature songs made famous in movies. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students with the proceeds going to the music department.

District Basketball begins Feb. 24. The Panthers have been assigned to the district tournament in Glasgow. The boys (9-9) take on Calvary Lutheran (7-10) at 9 p.m., Feb. 24. The girls (13-5) also battle Calvary Lutheran (8-9) at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25.

Community Calendar

Feb.19 – Booster Club at 7 p.m.; Board of Education at 7 p.m.

Feb. 20 – PTO at 7 p.m.; City Council at City Hall at 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 - Varsity girls and boys basketball at Jamestown at 6 p.m.

Feb. 22 - Pilot Grove Junior High Invitational Academic Tournament at 9 a.m.

Feb. 22 – March 1 – District Basketball at Glasgow.

Feb. 23 – United Methodist Women soup and chili dinner 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the fellowship hall.

Feb. 24 – Prairie Home United Methodist Women at 7 p.m. in the church basement.

Feb. 27 – Junior High Math Contest at Pilot Grove at 4 p.m.

March 3 – Scholar Bowl at Higbee at 1p.m. First day of spring sports practice.

March 5 – PHS Science Fair public viewing.

March 7 – School early dismissal 12:45 (end of 3rd quarter – teacher workday); CCAA music contest at Pilot Grove.

March 10 – 4-H meeting at 7 p.m.

March 11 – CCAA Science Fair at Otterville.

March 12 - Elementary Career Day 8:30 –11:30 a.m.

March 13 - Early dismissal at 12:45 p.m., Parent-Teacher Conferences – 2 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

March 14 – No school. District Music Contest (Large Ensemble) at Jefferson City.

March 15 - District Music Contest (Solo and Small Ensemble) at Jefferson City.

School Menu

Breakfast:

Feb. 19 – cinnamon rolls, cereal, fruit.

Feb. 20 – Sausage Gravy with whole grain biscuits, fruit.

Feb. 21 – french toast sticks, syrup.

Feb. 24 – scrambled eggs, wheat toast, fruit.

Feb. 25 – oatmeal, wheat toast, fruit.

Feb. 26 – breakfast pizza, fruit.

Lunch:

Feb. 19 - lasagna/ground beef or chicken patty, romaine salad with tomato, ranch dressing and fruit.

Feb. 20 – chicken and noodles or chef salad, carrots, fruit, wheat breadstick.

Feb. 21 – pizza or hamburger/whole wheat bun, corn and fruit.

Feb. 24 – chicken and rice or baked ham, green beans, bread slice, fruit.

Feb. 25 – vegetable soup with grilled cheese sandwich or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, carrots, fruit.

Feb. 26 – meat loaf/gravy or chicken patty, bread slice, mashed potatoes, fruit.

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