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Prairie Home News

Prairie Home News

October 9th, 2013 in News
Jim and Teresa Kennedy join their daughter Jessie Kennedy on the field at Lady Panther Softball Senior Night.

Prairie Home

Nancy Lacy Kixmiller


Prairie Home Turkey Trot 5-k run/walk scheduled

The second Prairie HomeTurkey Trot 5k run/walk will be Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 a.m. The cheerleaders have taken over the sponsorship of the Turkey Trot. Get rid of the guilt for all those Thanksgiving calories by participating in this family friendly event. Runners, walkers, kids in strollers and dogs on leashes are all welcome. This fundraiser is a great way to support the cheerleaders as they work to get ready for the 2013-2014 season.

The race will start at the new Prairie Home track (on J Highway just west of the baseball field) and will finish at school, where breakfast will be available to those interested. Runners will start at 7:30 a.m. For those choosing to walk, the start time is 7:45 a.m. Please arrive by 7 a.m. to sign your waiver and to pick up your t-shirt and race number.

There will be a prize for the first place female and first place male runner. There will also be a prize for the best Thanksgiving-themed costume.

Pre-registration is $20. If you choose to purchase a commemorative 2013 Turkey Trot shirt, they are available for $8. There will be a family rate: first family member is $20, each additional member (who resides in the same household) can participate for $10. Shirts remain $8 a piece. Prairie Home Student Discount- currently enrolled students of Prairie Home can pre-register for $20 and get a free shirt. (The discounted prices/rates cannot be combined.)

After the race, you are welcome to partake of a celebratory breakfast of pancakes, eggs, choice bacon or sausage and a beverage of milk, juice or coffee for $5.

All proceeds from the Turkey Trot will benefit the Prairie Home Cheerleaders. Registration forms are available from the school office. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Martin at or at 660-841-5296.

Prairie Home School has announced the September students of the month. They are Kohlie Stock, senior and Jameshia Johnson, freshman from the high school, eighth grader Madison Young from the middle school, fourth grader Oliver Lock from the upper elementary and Carter Pethan from the lower elementary.

Tuesday, Oct.1, was Senior Night for the Lady Panthers softball team. Those recognized were Jessie Kennedy, daughter of Jim and Teresa Kennedy; Krista Small, daughter of Rick and Laura Small; and Kohlie Stock, daughter of Todd and Kristi Stock. Following tradition established in years past, the girls were given a spoon and jar for them to gather some dirt from their position on the field to serve as a memento of their time as Lady Panthers. After filling their jars with dirt, the seniors released red and black balloons to end the ceremony.

The PTO sponsored Smarty Pants Trivia night on Friday as a fundraiser. There were eight teams who had each paid $80 for the privilege of competing. Members of FCCLA provided babysitting so parents could compete. There were also raffle prizes donated by area businesses. Winning teams were: first place - The Principal's Team; second place - Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers; third place - The Kixmonsters.

The first meeting of the year for 4-H Clover Kids will be Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Clover Kids is for children ages 5 - 7 (must be five years old by 01/01/2014). This meeting will have information for new member enrollment and to plan a pumpkin patch trip for later this month. For more information contact Terri Noblin (660/841-5651 or or Jackie Patton (660/841-5467). Prairie Home has a very active 4-H and Clover Kids is a great way for children to get ready for 4-H and have some fun.

If you have not gotten your flu shot you will have an opportunity when the Cooper County Health Department is at Prairie Home School Thursday, Oct. 17, from 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Please send Box Tops for Education to school by Oct. 18.

Prairie Home is gearing up for the annual Veterans Day Assembly. Any community members who would like to add a picture or pictures to the Veterans Day presentation, please submit them by Nov. 8. Photos may be given to secretary Karma Haller in the school office, or scanned and e-mailed to Social Studies teacher Dean Barker ( Please include the name of veteran and his/her relation to student(s) or community member. If you send a picture in to be scanned, please let the school know how to return it to you.

Community Calendar

Oct. 9-12 - District Softball.

Oct. 10 - 4-H Clover Kids at 7 p.m., at the Prairie Home Lions Club Building.

Oct. 14-19 - Prairie Home Junior High Basketball Tournament.

Oct. 15 - Choral Clinic at Jamestown. Concert at 7 p.m.

Oct. 16 - Booster-Club at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Oct. 17 - Flu Shot Clinic at school open to the public 2 - 3:30 p.m.; K-5 reading night at 6:30; City Council at 7 p.m.

Oct. 18 - End of first quarter. Early dismissal.

Oct. 21 - Kindergarten, first and second grade pumpkin patch trip; Junior High Basketball vs. New Franklin.

Oct. 22 - Band Clinic at Bunceton. Concert at 7 p.m.

Oct. 23 - Junior High Basketball at Pilot Grove 6 p.m.

Oct. 24 - Early dismissal. Parent/Teacher conferences 2-7 p.m.

Oct. 25 - No school.

Oct. 27 - Lions Club Turkey and Fried Chicken Dinner.

Oct. 28 - Junior High Basketball at Jamestown 6 p.m.

Oct. 31 - K-5 Halloween parties at 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 - Second Annual Turkey Trot 5k run/walk at 7:30 a.m.

School Menu

Oct. 9 - blueberry waffles, fresh fruit.

Oct. 10 - whole grain biscuit, sausage gravy, fruit.

Oct. 11- omelet colby cheese skillet, whole wheat toast, fruit.

Oct. 14 - Cereal, whole wheat toast, fresh fruit.

Oct. 15 - pancakes, syrup, fruit.

Oct. 16 - breakfast pizza, fruit.


Oct. 9- chicken patty, mashed potatoes, broccoli, fruit.

Oct. 10 - mini corndogs, french fries, carrots, fruit.

Oct. 11 - hamburger, baked beans, lettuce and tomato, fruit, chocolate chip cookie.

Oct. 14 - spaghetti with meat sauce, breadstick, fruit, carrots.

Oct. 15 - chicken pot pie, broccoli, fruit, chocolate chip cookie.

Oct.16 - ham stromboli, potato wedge, baked beans, fruit mix.