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Local veterans honored at Prairie Home School

Local veterans honored at Prairie Home School

November 20th, 2013 in News

Certificates of appreciation, provided by State Representative Caleb Jones, were presented to veterans at the annual Veterans Day Assembly at Prairie Home School. From left to right, Bud Class, Dorsey Alpers, Ed Free and Charles Czerwonka. Submitted photo

Prairie Home

Nancy Lacy Kixmiller


Prairie Home School honored local veterans at the annual Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 11. After Krista Small, Student Council president, welcomed veterans, students, faculty and other guests she led them in the Pledge of Allegience, those in attendance were entertained by the band and choir members. Rayce Kendrick, junior, read "In Flanders Field," which was followed by a rendition of "Taps" played by senior Kohlie Stock. Thirteen veterans were in attendance and were recognized for their service to our country. They were also presented with certificates of appreciation provided by state representative Caleb Jones. The guest speaker for the day was Master Sergeant Jeremy Wray, who is the B-2 repair and reclamation section chief at Whiteman Air Force Base. He told the audience of his work at Whiteman, the role of the B-2 Stealth Bomber, and the role of the Air Force in general in the defense of our country. Following the program, there was a reception honoring the veterans.

The annual Red and Black Scrimmage is Friday at the school gym. The festivities start at 5 p.m. with a roast beef dinner served until 7 p.m., in the cafeteria. The raffle and silent food auction also starts at 5 p.m. Activities in the gym are from 7- 9:30 p.m., and include scrimmages for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The high school students take to the floor at 8 p.m. for a free throw contest and a three point contest before the varsity teams scrimmage. The Red and Black Scrimmage is a great opportunity for the community to get to know the Panthers and for the Booster Club to raise funds in support of the Panther teams.

In addition to the Red and Black Scrimmage, the Panther Booster Club is sponsoring a raffle for a quilt and a gun. The quilt has been hand pieced and quilted by Sheila Williams. It will be on display at the Booster Club table at home basketball games. The gun is a Savage 243. You must be 18 to buy a ticket for this gun and the winner will pick it up at Bonecutter Sporting Goods in California after a background check. Raffle tickets may be purchased from any of the Booster officers (Vivian Zey, Laura Small, Sheila Williams) or at a Booster Club table at basketball games. Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10. Drawing for these two items will take place Dec. 19, the last home basketball game before Christmas break. You do not have to be present to win.

The Elementary School students have new t-shirts. They are red with black lettering, "Prairie Home Elementary", in the front and on the back we are Safe Responsible Respectful. Families purchased them for 5$ per shirt and generous parents pitched in to purchase shirts for anyone who couldn't afford them. Kindergarten teacher Rachel Martin worked with the people at D Sport in Columbia to design them. The shirts show school pride and they help teachers keep track of the students on field trips.

Prairie Home R-V has announced its October Students of the Month. They are high school student, Tyler Young; middle school student, Blake Paulson; upper elementary, Henry Lieberman; lower elementary, Dorothy Lock.

Cheryl VanKirk, yearbook adviser, would like to remind everyone that yearbooks are available for purchase through Dec. 13. A deposit of $15 will reserve a copy of this year's yearbook with the remaining $15 due at the time of delivery in the spring. Yearbooks may be ordered online through the link on the school webpage at or by contacting the school office at 660/841-5439.

The yearbook staff is selling candy grams for Christmas. They will start taking orders the week of Dec. 2 and will be delivered to students the week of Dec. 16. Candy grams available include: $2 - Panther Lanyard; $3 - Candy in a Panther Cup; $5 - Candy and Panther Lanyard in a Panthers Cup.

The annual community Thanksgiving worship service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. This year's service will be at the First Baptist Church in Prairie Home. United Methodist Pastor Janet Deneke will deliver the message. All are welcome to attend.

The United Methodist Church is responsible for ringing the Salvation Army Bell outside the Boonville Wal-Mart Friday, Nov. 22 from 10-6. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Nancy Kixmiller (660/841-5439 or for information.

The United Methodist Church is hosting a community turkey dinner Sunday, Nov. 24. The dinner will begin in the fellowship hall at approximately 12:10 following 11 a.m. worship. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

Community Calendar

Nov. 20 - PHS Spelling Bee at 1 p.m.; Booster Club meet at 7 p.m.; Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 21 - PTO meeting at 7 p.m.; MAP/EOC Awards at 7 p.m.; City Council at 7 p.m.

Nov. 22 - Red and Black Scrimmage.

Nov. 24 - Community turkey dinner sponsored by the United Methodist Church at 12:10 at the fellowship hall.

Nov. 25 - Elementary reading pajama jam 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women at 7 p.m.

Nov. 26 - Pastries for Parents at 7:30 a.m.; early dismissal from school at 12:45 p.m.; Varsity girls/boys basketball at Northwest at 6 p.m.

Nov. 27 - second annual Turkey Trot 5k run/walk at 7:30 a.m.; pancake breakfast at PHS 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Nov. 27 -29 - Thanksgiving break, no school.

Dec. 3 - Varsity girls and boys basketball vs. Father Tolton at 6 p.m.

Dec. 5 - Varsity girls and boys basketball vs. Missouri School for the Deaf at 6 p.m.

Dec. 9 - 14 - Pilot Grove Varsity girls and boys Basketball Tournament.

Dec. 9 - 4-H meeting at 7 p.m.

Dec. 14 - Prairie Home Christmas festival.

Dec. 17 - kindergarten-12th - Christmas program at 6:30 p.m.

School Menu


Nov. 20 - breakfast pizza.

Nov. 21- whole grain biscuit, sausage gravy.

Nov. 22 - scrambled eggs and toast.

Nov. 25 - breakfast burrito.

Nov. 26 - long johns.

Nov. 27 - no school.


Nov. 20 - ham stromboli or turkey sandwich, baked beans, fruit mix.

Nov. 21 - sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll, fruit cobbler.

Nov. 22 - chicken patty on bun, mixed vegetables, french fries, fresh fruit, pudding or chef salad.

Nov. 25- chili and grilled cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich, corn, fruit.

Nov. 26 - pizza, carrots, fresh fruit.