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Students off to a good start with free supplies

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Photo by Emily McIntosh Thayer High School prepares for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Rod Priest said a new roof has been built on the high school. Elementary is also getting prepared for students. Priest said both elementary and high school are getting new art teachers this year.
School halls will soon be bustling with students to start another school year. To get ready for school to begin, students who attend Alton, Couch, Koshkonong and Thayer schools who qualify for free or reduced lunches stocked up on school supplies at the Alton Multi-purpose Building Aug. 5. Ozark Action sponsored the event.

Booths from area businesses were also there to hand out pencils, pens and other goodies for students to use during school. Some businesses included, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Christos House, Missouri Conservation Department and the University of Missouri Extension Office.

Volunteers with the Missouri Conservation Department said the kids loved coming up to the booth to look at and feel the host of animal skins they had on display.

A free dental clinic was also available through the Southern Missouri Community Health Center. Dr. Alanna Temple and her staff gave dental screenings and in some cases put fluoride on children's teeth.

School supply lists for area schools can be found at local Walmart stores.

The first day of school for students is as follows: Alton, Aug. 17; Couch, Aug. 12; Koshkonong, Aug. 19; Thayer, Aug. 20. Mammoth Spring Schools will start their school year Aug. 19.

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