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LC CONWAY CHRONICLES Conway Royalty

Ayla Spencer, Calen Ross and Madison Thompson crowned at annual event CLAIRE HOWE • CONWAY CHRONICLES This year was Conway’s 41st annual Community Days. One of the traditions that goes along with Community Days is the Miss Community Days contest. There are t ee d ffe ent catego e to the contest: Little Mr. Community Days, Little Miss Community Days and Miss Community Days. The Miss Community Days contest is open to girls in junior high and high school. These contestants are nominated through school clubs at the individual’s grade level at the beginning of the school year. Little Miss and Mr. Community Days is open to students kindergarten through sixth grade. These contestants are chosen within their individual classrooms. There were 37 Little Miss and Mr. Community Days contestants and 9 Miss Community Days contestants. The junior high and high school contestants

in the Miss Community Contest go through an interview process. They are judged based on how they present themselves and their interview skills. Mrs. Loomis, Mrs. Caselman and Mrs. Bishop are in charge of interviewing the candidates. “The Miss Community Days winner is chosen a ed on e e a d ffe ent aspects. They are put through a rigorous interview process that requires them to answer situational questions that reveal their personality and perspective of the community. They are also selected based on their personal presentation, poise, and social skills,” Loomis said. “Contestants participate in activities that require teamwork, giving and following directions, and the ability to interact with peers their age.” The Little Miss and Mr. Community Days contestants fundraise and win based on how much money they raise.

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Conway royalty, from left, are Little Mr. Community Days Calen Ross, Miss Community Days Ayla Spencer and Little Miss Community Days Madison Thompson. This year the little Community Days contestants raised a total of $8,800. “The money the contestants raise goes back to the community. The money helps to keep our community building up and running, provides ice cream for all students on the last day of school, supports our Angel Tree at Christmas time, and helps with other community needs,” Loomis said. This year the winner

of the Miss Community Days title was Ayla Spencer. Ayla was representing the junior class of Conway High School. For being the winner Ayla received a crown, sash, a cash prize, and a personalized bracelet. “I was very honored to be named the 2019 Miss Community Days Winner. I believe that I have several qualities that attributed to my winning. I feel that part

of my winning was that I don’t run for a lot of things, so I was a fresh, new face,” Spencer said. The winner of the Little Miss Community Days title was Madison Thompson. Madison was the contestants o ac e t grade classroom. As her prize Madison received a crown, sash, a cash prize, and a personalized bracelet. Madison stated, “I was

very excited and joyful that I won. I worked really hard on fundraising. I put donations jars at both Hannah’s locations, Yogi’s, and Summer Fresh. I also went around and asked family members and community members for donations.” The winner of the little Mr. Community Days title was Casen Ross. He received a cash prize, a personalized wallet, and crown.

Conway Community Days marches on in 41st year BREANNA THOMPSON CONWAY CHRONICLES

Conway Community Days is always a fun way to get involved with the community and have a good time. Saturday is always an eventful day full of fun activities. Saturday morning is the

parade where many people from the community get out either being in the parade or coming to watch. In this year’s parade, there were fire trucks, Shriners, elementary kids riding bikes, tracto o d ca oat

the band marched, horses, four-wheelers, ATVs and the winners of Little Mr. and Ms. Community Days and Ms. Community Days. e oca e de a tment showed off their trucks during the parade. Letting the community

know that they care is important to them. They are also showcased in the parade because they know little kids love to see big trucks. The Shriners came to the parade to remind the community that they are there to help support them. Several elementary kids rode their decorated bikes during the parade. This gives the younger kids an opportunity to be involved in the community as well from a young age.

With this involvement, the hope is they grow up continuing to be a strong part of their community. The FFA always loves to support the community and get involved. They ad a oat c a driven by Hunter Lindley. Hunter was driving an M Farmall tractor that several FFA students have been a part of the restoration process. “I like being able to be involved and help the community and oth-

er people while driving and throwing candy to all of the community. I loved making their day. I want all of them to have a great day while having fun and help everyone stay involved within the community,” stated FFA Member Troy Replogle. Another part of the parade that people look forward to seeing and participating in is the ATV section. See ‘PARADE’/ page B3

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Parade Several people participated in this section of the parade this year, as is the usual. Again, this is the perfect opportunity for people to be proud of their town. “It was fun to drive the Ranger with my m o m a n d Tr i x i e m y dog. I was super excited about throwing out candy to all the people. I am so excited to drive the Ranger next year too!” said Case Stark, sophomore at Conway High School.

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Left, the Conway FFA shows off the tractor that the students restored. Driving the tractor is FFA member Hunter Lindley. Right, Case Stark and his mother Jennifer ride an ATV in the parade.

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StuCo, Art Club participate in Community Days ALEXA HIGBEE

CONWAY CHRONICLES Conway High School always takes advantage of times when they can show off their students. Community Days is one of the biggest events for the school’s clubs to show the community what their club is about and what they try to accomplish throughout

the school year. Student Council is a club that is very important to the spirit and involvement of the school. This year is sure to be a breakthrough year for the club, seeing that they have a very active and motivated group. The club was only able to make it to the Saturday of Communi-

ty Days, but that didn’t stop them from achieving great things. In just one day they raised $300 selling shirts they had tye-dyed by hand. StuCo was only out the money for tye-dye because they received free t-shirts from a company who gathers sponsors. “Many awesome and local sponsors have made it possible for us

to receive these shirts and to sell as a fundraiser,” StuCo sponsor Anna Vestal said. “We will use this money to i n d i re c t l y g i v e b a c k to the students while trying to increase and promote school spirit.” Another awesome group that was shown off at Community Days was art club. Art Club showed off some off

their many masterpieces to the public and even sold some. They had many different types of art for sale one of which was origami. The club also s h o w e d o ff t h e i r a r t skills by providing free face painting. Although the club provided free face painting, they did accept donations. They plan to use these do-

nations for future trips and club t-shirts. “The booth was successful in a way to show the community that we are the Conway Bears Art Club. The booth was also successful in having the club members interact with each other as well as the community,” art club sponsor Jill Hovey stated.

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Laclede County R-1 School Board minutes for September

Laclede County R-1 Board of Education Sept. 16, 2019 – 7 p.m. High School Library Call to Order/Roll Call: Board President Kevin Dampier called the meeting to order with all members present. Members include: Sally Triplett, Kathleen Atkinson-Williams, Travis Doing, Andy Triplett, Norman Webster, and Lug Massey.

the motion carrying 6-0-1 with Norman Webster abstaining. Items approved include the payment of the 2019 bills, minutes of the August 2019 Board meeting; the 2019-2020 bus route listing; and the hiring of Kathy Hyde (Food Service).

sented the Seven Leader in Me Habits. Students Taylor Shrode (7th grade) and Amber Mork (11th grade) were recognized as being the JH/HS Students of the Month. Administrative Reports: Building Principals Rob Wolff, Tyler Vestal and Jaymes Wapp, along with Superintendent Mark Hedger updated the Board of points of interest throughout the month.

proposed MSBA 2019B policies. New Business: A. Student Discipline Policy JG-R1-Superintendent Mark Hedger reviewed policy JG-R1 with the Board. Sally Triplett made a motion to amend policy JG-R1 to add the option of a 1-3 day out of school suspension for 1st offense possession and/or use of any tobacco products, electronic cigarettes, or other nicotine-delivery products on district property, district transportation or at any district activity. The motion received a second. A roll call vote followed with the motion passing 7-0, all members voting in favor. B. Bids for Bank De-

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Pledge of Allegiance: All present united in repeating the Pledge of Allegiance. Consent Agenda: Lug Massey made a motion to approve the consent agenda; the motion received a second. A roll call vote followed with

Public Comments: There were no public comments to the Board at the meeting. Student/Staff Recognition: Students Brady Stenson and Stephy Berger (Kindergarten), Ree Wilson and Addie Butler (1st grade), Jayla Wilson (2nd grade), Lydia Rushing (3rd grade), Addison Peterson (4th grade), Adalee Letterman and Ethan Weeks (5th grade), and Morgan Weddle pre-

Old Business: A. Vo-Ag Building: Danny True updated the Board on the progress of the Vo-Ag building. B. MSBA 2019B Policy Update-Second Reading: The second reading was held on the

pository Services- Lug Massey made a motion to release for bids bank depository services for Laclede Co R-1 Schools. The motion received a second. A roll call vote followed with the motion carrying 7-0. Adjourn to Executive Session: Norman Webster made a motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss student discipline within the district; the motion received a second. A roll call vote followed with the motion carrying 7-0. The time of adjournment was 7:54 p.m. Laclede County R-1 Board of Education Meeting #2 Sept. 16, 2019 – 8:33 p.m. High School Library

Call to Order/Roll Call: Board President Kevin Dampier called the meeting to order with all members present. Members include: Sally Triplett, Kathleen Atkinson-Williams, Travis Doing, Andy Triplett, Norman Webster, and Lug Massey. Adjournment: With no further business before the board, Lug Massey made a motion to adjourn the monthly meeting; the motion received a second. A roll call vote followed with the motion carrying 7-0. The time of adjournment was 8:33 p.m.

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