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R-6 district board OKs truck purchase

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

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

Missouri area.

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.