SIKESTON - The Sikeston Board of Education approved
the purchase of a $18,980 pick-up truck from Sikeston
Motors for the buildings and grounds department as a
replacement for the 15-year-old truck currently in
In addition to Sikeston Motors' bid, Sikeston Schools
solicited bids from Morlan Dodge, which quoted a price
of $21,472, and Jarvis Motor Company, which did not
submit a bid.
Chelsea Williams was praised for winning an essay on
the topic "What Being An American Means to Me."
Chelsea, a student of Christy Priday at Lee Hunter
Elementary, won in the fourth grade category. Entries
were submitted from students in the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades at schools throughout the Southeast
Also recognized for a job well done were numerous
teachers at each of the elementary schools and the
Kindergarten Center who had 100 percent participation
during the Oct. 25-26 parent/teacher conferences.
"I just want to point out, gentlemen, that these
teachers are dedicated to getting 100 percent almost
no matter how long it takes or what efforts they have
to go to," said Sharon Gunn, assistant director for
special services in elementary education. "They work
so hard and I'm so proud of them. I don't know of any
other district around here that has the participation
rates that we do."
"I think we were all kind of wondering if the success
would continue at the fifth grade center with
parent/teacher conferences and it did," added Kathy
Boldrey, assistant superintendent of curriculum for
developmental middle grades.
"If you'll notice in your packet I think we had seven
families out of all of them that were unable to attend
our parent/teacher conference so again, we're all very
proud of those teachers. They work harder than you can
imagine to get those conferences attended."
It was also announced that the first day to file for
the April 2, 2002, election will be at 8 a.m. Dec. 18,
with the last day being at 5 p.m. Jan. 15. The filing
location is the office of Rice P. Burns Jr., 733 N.