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United Methodist women sponsor book drive

United Methodist women sponsor book drive

April 16th, 2014 by Nancy Kixmiller in News

The United Methodist Women recently delivered the results of their book drive to Prairie Home School. Pictured (with some of the books) are Nancy Kixmiller, UMW president; Jessi Cater, second grade; Rachel Martin, kindergarten; Jennifer Lenger, fourth grade; Sarah Stidham, third grade; Randa Robb, first grade; Deanna Null, Reading; Elyse Burks, sixth grade.

The United Methodist Women recently sponsored a book drive for Prairie Home Elementary School. The goal was to be able to purchase enough books for every student to receive at least one book, which would have been about 85 books. They collected approximately 500 new and gently used children's books from community members. Those books were delivered to the school in March. The UMW were also able to purchase more than 180 new books with the money raised at the annual Soup and Chili Dinner that was held in February. The new books were purchased with the assistance of reading specialist and Prairie Home alumnus, Debbie Lacy-Anderson, who chose books for their reading level and made sure that there was a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. The new books were delivered to the school on Thursday. The teachers were very excited to have new books to share with their students!

It's time to start spring cleaning. The city-wide spring clean up will be Friday, April 25, with the regular trash pickup. There are several things that cannot be picked up: hazardous waste, tires, batteries, building debris, yard waste, motor or engine parts will not be picked up. Large household items will be picked up for a fee if the city is notified ahead of time. Your cooperation in following the guidelines will be appreciated.

The dumpster across the highway from Mainstreet Bank is for recycling paper and cardboard. It helps everyone if you break down boxes before depositing them in the dumpster. Let's take care of Prairie Home and the Earth and recycle!

The Prairie Home High School Scholar Bowl team competed in the district tournament on Saturday, April 12, in Pilot Grove. The team finished in third place, behind Pilot Grove and Tuscumbia. Prairie Home had two players make the all-district team: Sam Distler tied for fourth individual, and Josey Wright was sixth. Other team members included Clinton Campbell, Rayce Kendrick, Blake Huggins, Cecelia Wright and Ben Kixmiller.

Students of the Month for March are Rayce Kendrick (high school), Enoch Turner (junior high), Aubree Hedgepeth (upper elementary) and Clayton Kendrick (lower elementary).

The Mid-State District United Methodist Women held their spring meeting on Saturday in Columbia at Missouri United Methodist Church. Jackie Bruner, Cindy Lenger, Nancy Kixmiller, Brenda Sells and Amy Small attended.

A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m., at the United Methodist Church. Children in pre-school through 10 years old can hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny. Refreshments will be provided for everyone.

The Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the United Methodist Church at 7 a.m. The Rev. Myron Crouch, Prairie Home First Baptist church will be giving the message. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall after the service.

The Summer Ball Association is holding a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 26, from 8 - 11 a.m., at the school. Breakfast can be enjoyed for a free will donation and players will deliver in town if you call the day of the breakfast (841-5339). The bake sale will have cookies, brownies, cakes and pies. Stop by and support the Summer Ball Association.

The United Methodist Youth met Sunday evening. Following the lesson presented by youth leader Cindy Lenger, they shared a supper prepared by parent Kim Force. Youth in attendance were Ben Kixmiller, Matt Stewart, Austin Small, Kaelyn Crews, Luke Stewart, Huston Force and Tim Stewart. The youth meets the second Sunday of the month and is open to all youth in fourth grade through high school.

School Menu


April 16 - breakfast burrito, fruit.

April 17- sausage biscuit and gravy.

April 18 - no school.

April 21- no school.

April 22- blueberry breakfast cake.

April 23 - breakfast pizza, fruit.


April 16 - turkey stromboli, potato wedge, baked beans, graham crackers; ala carte - chicken wrap.

April 17 - sausage, pancakes, hash browns; ala carte - ham slice.

April 22 - goulash, green beans, bread slice; ala carte - beef fingers.

April 23 - fish wedge on bun, french fries, baby carrots; ala carte - turkey club sandwich.

Community Calendar

April 16 - Booster Club and Board of Education meetings at 7 p.m.

April 17 - snow make up day, early dismissal at 12:45 p.m., Holy Thursday services at Prairie Home United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

April 18 - no school.

April 19 - community Easter Egg Hunt for ages pre-school - 10, at 10 a.m. at Prairie Home United Methodist Church.

April 20 - community Easter Sunrise service and breakfast at Prairie Home United Methodist Church at 7 a.m.

April 21 - no school.

April 22 - snow make up day; baseball vs. Slater at 5 p.m. (home)

April 23 - JH and HS Track at Harrisburg at 4 p.m.

April 24 - City Council at 7 p.m.

April 25 - softball/baseball at Cole Camp at 5 p.m.

April 26 - Prairie Home Fair work day at the Fairgrounds at 9 a.m.; PHHS Prom.

April 29 - CCAA Track at Boonville 10 p.m.; JH track at Boonville at 4 p.m.

April 30 - kindergarten registration and screening in the school library from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.