Nancy Lacy Kixmiller
The annual Red and Black Scrimmage was held Friday at Prairie Home School. The evening's events included a roast beef dinner, raffle/silent food auction, scrimmages for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, high school free throw contest, high school three point contest, and varsity teams scrimmage. Winners of the free throw contest were sophomore Josie Flood for the girls and freshman Wyatt Borghardt for the boys. Sophomore Makayla Zey took the girls 3-point title while Wyatt Borghardt nabbed the boys 3-point title. The first home game is Dec. 3 against Father Tolton High School with the girls scheduled to take the floor at 6 p.m. Be on the lookout for the Booster Club table to buy your raffle ticket for the hand-pieced quilt or Savage 243 gun (you must be 18 to buy a ticket for the gun).
The fifth grade class recently attended the Shriners Circus in Kansas City. Sixteen fifth graders, accompanied by Garon Overfield, fifth grade teacher, and Lori Kostopolous, paraprofessional, left Prairie Home at 6 a.m. headed for Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City. While they were there, in addition to enjoying the show, many students got their faces painted and several rode elephants! After the circus, the students were bussed to the Ararat shrine in Kansas City where they ate a free meal of hotdogs, chips, and cookies. After a fun-filled but exhausting day, the group returned to Prairie Home around 5:30 p.m.
The school hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. At least 25 members of the community ate a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared by cooks Sharon Coffelt and Linda Mitchell along with their assistant, Sheila Williams and served by members of the student council.
The Garden Club met at the home of Nancy Kixmiller Tuesday. The program was introduced by guest Charlotte Newell and presented by Bonnie Riley from the Riley Equine Center, Boonville. The Equine Center has an indoor, climate-controlled arena and provides therapy for children and adults with disabilities. Riley brought pictures and shared some remarkable success stories. The business meeting followed the program. While there will be no official Garden Club meeting in December, the group will gather on Dec. 11 to work on a float for the Dec. 14 Christmas parade. Those who were at the meeting included Patti Vonder Haar, Sue Denny, Linda Keith, Glenda Sells, Eva Hans, Peggy Ann Eichen, Nancy Kixmiller and guest Pam Morgan.
Thursday evening guests of Nancy Kixmiller and Ben were Lee Ann Clark, Bolivar; Bob Rippley, Sinking Spring, Pa.; Mark Rippley, Flower Mound, Texas; and Ginger Rippley, Farmersville, Texas. The Rippleys were in the area for the funeral of their mother Prairie Home native Virginia Lacy Rippley, 91, who died Nov. 19 in Wernersville, Pa.
The United Methodist church was responsible for ringing the Salvation Army Bell outside the Boonville Wal-Mart Friday. Those who braved the frigid temperatures were Glenda Sells, Kay Sells, Tanya Gemma, Sheila Brown, Nancy Kixmiller, Jackie Bruner, Janet Deneke, Dottie and Will Parr. Lee Ann Clark, Bolivar, also filled a time slot.
A community turkey dinner was hosted by the United Methodist church Sunday at the Methodist fellowship hall. There were 65-70 community members who enjoyed the food and fellowship.
Christmas is coming and there are many activities associated with it. If your church or organization is hosting an event, please call or email Nancy Kixmiller (660/841-5439 or HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org) and get it listed in the community calendar section of the Prairie Home news. Also, let us know what you did for Thanksgiving.
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. 13 - last day to purchase yearbook.
Dec. 14 - Prairie Home Christmas festival at 1 p.m.
Dec. 16 - varsity girls and boys basketball at Otterville at 6 p.m.
Dec. 17 - kindergarten-12th - Christmas program at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 18 - Booster club meet at 7 p.m.; Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.
Dec. 19 - band caroling downtown at 8:30; Bikes for Reading Assembly at 2:50; varsity girls and boys basketball vs. Malta Bend at 6 p.m.; PTO meeting at 7 p.m.
Dec. 20 - early dismissal at 12:45 p.m. beginning of Christmas break.