Nancy Lacy Kixmiller
The winter weather brought a thick blanket of snow to the area, wreaking havoc on schedules but affirming residents of small towns take care of each other. People with bobcats, tractors with blades, snow-blowers and shovels were all over the community digging residents out of 7-9 inches of snow. Several of the Good Samaritans were anonymous, including whomever cleared the driveway and sidewalks at the home of Norman and Esther Odneal. The Odneals would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the person responsible.
With the safety of the students as the primary goal, Prairie Home R-V missed the entire week of Feb. 3 - 7. Both the boys and girls basketball teams were scheduled to play in the Championship game of the CCAA Tournament in Higbee Feb. 1, however, ice caused postponement of those games. They have been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15, at Higbee. The girls will take on Bunceton at 6 p.m. while the boys battle Jamestown at 7:30 p.m.
The Winter Sing-a-Long scheduled for Feb. 7 was canceled, It may be re-scheduled if a date can be found. See the Prairie Home R-V Facebook page or web-page (http://prairiehome.k12.mo.us/) for the latest information regarding rescheduling.
The temperature is supposed to be above freezing toward the end of the week, so the CCAA Geography Bee should be held at Malta Bend Thursday at 4 p.m. Students representing Prairie Home will be Enoch Turner, Sage Eichenburch, Austin Hatfield, Ryan Small, Allen Haslag, Kassen Lock, Austin Alpers and Colton Wells.
Friday, Feb. 14, the Panthers play the Pilot Grove Tigers in the final home game of the season. The girls will tip-off at 6 p.m., with the boys game immediately following. It is also Senior Night for Prairie Home Basketball players and cheerleaders. In addition to recognizing the seniors for their accomplishments, the Booster Club will announce the winner of the 51" Samsung television. Raffle tickets for the television are $2 each or three tickets for $5 and are available from any Booster Club officer (Vivian Zey, Laura Small or Sheila Williams).
Feb. 13 - Clover Kids; CCAA Geography Bee at 4 p.m. at Malta Bend.
Feb. 14 - FCCLA Kids Night Out at school 5 - 11 p.m. Varsity girls and boys basketball vs. Pilot Grove at 6 p.m. Seniors will be recognized for Senior Night.
Feb. 17 - President's Day - no school.
Feb. 19 - Prairie Home Booster Club at 7 p.m.; Board of Education at 7 p.m.
Feb. 20 - Prairie Home PTO at 7 p.m.; Prairie Home 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 - 28 - District basketball.
Feb. 23 - United Methodist Women Soup and Chili dinner 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Methodist fellowship hall.
Feb. 27 - Junior High Math contest at Pilot Grove at 4 p.m.
menu subject to change
Feb. 12 - breakfast pizza, fruit.
Feb. 13 - sausage gravy with whole grain biscuits, fruit.
Feb. 14 - scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast, fruit.
Feb. 17 - no school, Presidents Day.
Feb. 18 - blueberry muffin, cereal, fresh fruit.
Feb. 19 - cinnamon roll, cereal, fruit.
Feb. 12 - fish wedge on wheat bun or turkey club, french fries, carrots, fruit.
Feb. 13 - burrito or chicken nuggets, brown rice, broccoli, fruit, whole wheat chocolate cake.
Feb. 14 - sloppy joe/whole wheat bun, green beans, french fries, fruit, chocolate pudding or chef salad
Feb. 18 - ham and cheese sandwich or barbecue rib sandwich, baked beans, fruit mix.
Feb. 19 - lasagna/ground beef or chicken patty, romaine salad/tomato, fruit.