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The Cuba Free Press Education 5B February 5, 2004 Book Buzz Review winners Kiwanis Club donates books [ review of Redheaded Christmas Story by Martin, a fourth at Steelville School Robbie's stories wonderful. I think Mrs. was right about people his advice: give before take, show kindness to new, and forgive a who has hurt you. If I Robbie's friend I would stick up for him if came out wrong like, Hickmas to all!" Big Eddie, Cool Katie Munching Max tried to him with his story, they all something wrong about but when they to help Robbie with his they all Said the right about Christmas. one of these words to like, Big Eddie, Cool and Munching Max. give before you show kindness to some- new and forgive a person you. Shannon Martin, a 4th grader at Steelville Elementary, won a $5 gift certificate to Rolla Books and Toys for her Book Buzz review of Redheaded Robbie's Christmas Story. This is the second consecu- tive time Martin has been a winner in the monthly con- test. Book Buzz review winner Sierra Tucker, a 7th grader at Bourbon Middle School, was unavailable for a picture. Sell New and Refurbished Computers COMPUTER CENTER 362 E. Pine St 16 S. Washington Ave. Bourbon, MO 65441 Union, MO 63084 (573) 732-4100 (636) 583-5533 ROHRER LAW FIRM Located at 211 West Main, Steelville, eo Office Hours Weekdays 8:00 - 5:00 Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 -:neral PracTice--Injury ClAiM "worker's Compensation Claim * Personal Injury Auto Accidents Socia. I Security Claims Handled on a percentage basis of recovery APPOINTMENT OR INFORMATION 775-5995 cfp 11/7-ffn A review of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Stephen Krensky by Sierra N. Tucker, a seventh grader at Bourbon Middle School A Christmas Carol is about a mean old man named Ebenezer Scrooge. Even though Ebenezer Scrooge is rich, he is not happy. He is visited by his old business partner of Scrooge & Marley. Jacob Marley had died seven years ago and now has returned to tell Scrooge that he would be visited by three spir- its that night but didn't tell him why. Scrooge fell asleep, and woke up to find the first spirit who looked like a figure of a child, but yet like an old man dimin- ished to a child's proportions. His hair was white yet had not one wrinkle, and he also wore a great extinguisher for a cap, and from the crown of its head a bright jet of clear bright light. This was The Ghost of Christmas Past. The Second Spirit was a big and Jolly Giant who was The Ghost of Christmas Present. The third Spirit was more of a phantom. It was shrouded in a deep black garment, conceal- ing its head, its form and left visible only by its hands. The Spirit, Ghost and Phantom never said what it really was and never anything and in the story Scrooge guess- es his name, it's one of these names--The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come and/or Ghost of the Future. f:,;22 Iv- CRITTER CLEANERS PET GROOMING AND BOARDING www. cub afreepre s s. corn 104A West Main Sullivan, MO 63080 S73-860-2883 cfp-extra 11/26-cow Leap into a subscription to the Cuba Free Press and/or Steelville Star For a Cuba Free Press In-county Subscription: Reg. $32.24 * Special price $27.94 For a Cuba Free Press iouri out-of-county Subscription: Reg. $42.99 * Special price $38.69 For a Cuba Free Press Out-of-state Subscription Reg. $50.00 Special price $46.00 lee e e m n  February Subscription For a Steelville Star In-county Subscription: Reg. $30.09 * Special price $25.76 For a Steelville Star Missouri out-of-c Reg. $40.84 Special price $36.54 For a Steelville Star Out-of-state Subscription: Reg. $48.00 * Special price Please check CI In-County Sub. for Cuba Free Press -- $27.94 C] Missouri Out-of-County Sub. for Cuba Free Press -- $38.69 Out-of-State Sub. for Cuba Free Press -- $46.00 O In-County Sub. for Steelville Star  $23.76 3 Missouri Out-of-County Sub. for Steelville Star J $36.54 Out-of-State Sub. for Steelville Star  $44.00 Return check along with this form to the Cuba Free Press or Steelville Star-Crawford Mirror or mail check and form to: Cuba Free Press, PO Box 568, Cuba, MO 65453 Offer valid February 1 through February 29, 2004 only. One year maximum. all the Cuba Free Press at 573-885-7460 or Steelville Star at 573-775-5454 if you have any questions. Kiwanis Club officers, President Spencer Hutson, left and Secretary Nora Mosley, rlght donated January's Book Buzz books to Cuba Mlddle School librarian Sharon Zelch, cen- ter. Klwanls Club of Cuba wlll be donatlng books every month untll May, focuslng on two of the club's prlorl- tles: young chlldren and llt- eracy. Christy Hahn photo Wildcat Review ! By Kim Robinson Assistant Superintendent Winter finally caught up with us! We should know by now that snow days and winter simply go hand and hand in Missouri. I thought it would be a great time to remind you that snow days are possible all the way through the end of March. Be alert to changing weather conditions that may prompt school cancellation. Safety for all students (those driving their own vehicles and those riding our buses), bus drivers, faculty, and staff is always our number one concern. We live in a district that is divided by 1-44 and often have weather that seems to be divided at 1- 44 as well. We can drive roads north and have really slick roads while roads south are almost clear. It's hard for patrons in the district to understand that. When we have inclement weather the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Transportation Director begin driving roads at 4 a.m. to determine whether or not we will be hav- ing school that day. Between the three of us, we drive close to 150 miles of roads in our district going north, south, east and west. We try to have a decision made about school closings by 5:30 am. Phone calls are then made to each building principal and all supervisors so faculty and staff can be notified. I then make phone calls to KTUI 1560 & KT101(Sullivan), KTTR 1490, KZNN 105.3, & K-DAY 97.5 (Rolla), KXMO 95.3 (Cuba), KKID 92.9 (Rolla), WIBI 91.1 (ST. Louis), KSDK Channel 5 (St. Louis), ABC News 30 (St. Louis), KMOV Channel 4 (St. Louis), KTVI Channel 2 (St. Louis), and KRCG-TV Channel 13 (Jefferson City). The calls are made in that order trying to get information out to our parents as quickly as pos- sible. The same company now owns KTTR and KXMO so all cancellations sent to the Cuba sta- tion have to be given to KTTR and not called directly to the station. So be aware that if you are listening to KXMO you may not get your school closing as quickly as some of the other stations. If we are closed due to inclement weather and you think we may be closed the following day, listen to the radio around 4 p.m. that's the earli- est we publish that information. There is always the chance that a south wind will blow through and temperatures in the afternoon may improve road conditions. If you call the school to ask about cancellatfon prior to 4 p.m., we will direct you to listen to one of the above radio stations. Be sure your student knows where to go if we have an early out due to weather. We always try to stay in session until around i p.m. unless weather conditions are deteriorat- ing at a rapid'pace and forecasts do not show the weather improving. Always have a plan for your students and let them know where they can get in touch with you during the day. Take time to enjoy your student on snow days! Go sledding, build a snowman, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a good heart-to-heart talk! ' . r' Pr00slden00 Chapter Five - by Kay Hively ll " /9' ... After the he, Peggy enjoyed tile sandwiches her mother t[xed. Mike, '.': As she and Mike sat eating theft lunch, a big BOOM rattled the who was /;. ..._[ii.ii: cabin windows, only 7, * didn't want to -.. Mike and Peggy ran outdoors and looked up at the mountain. ., .... hke_ 5, Dust and dirt filled the air. They knew that someone had set off Peggy. He wanted to roll his   a dynamite charge on the mountain. Maybe, Peggy thought, her baseball off the cabin roof and practice father had set the cha_e. He knew all about blasting rocks with dyna.mJte. After the dust and dirt deared from the air, Peggy couidn't see much change In the rock. While they were on their morning hike, she had seen the Keystone Boys standing In baskets or strapped Into a harness while they worked. But no one was on the mountain now. Alter lunch, Mrs. Jansen started working on her quilt. She told Mike and Peggy to llnd something useful to do. Even In summer, Mrs. Jansen said, children need to be leamin In school, children learn through books. But in summer she said they should learn through living. Classroom Extensions Things to Think About. and Do -- A. Mrs. Jansen said children should learn through living, What does that mean? B. Mike wants to be a St. Louis Cardinal. In what state Is St. Louis? Measure the distance between Mount Rushmore and St. Louis. catching Since he planned to be a St. LOuis Cardinal when he grew up, Mike practiced any time he could. Let alone, Peggy decided to walk down to the main highway. Maybe she would lind someone to play ,with In one of the cabins. No one seemed to be at home at the Foster cabin. Then, as she strolled along, Peggy came to the little mad that went down to the Potter place. She paused and thought about strange old Mrs. Potter. Finally she decided it would be all right to walk down the road a short distance. That wouldn't hurt mything And it would be nice to see where Mrs. Potter lived. The road to Mrs. Potter's house was lined with trees. Peggy could see red arrows on the trees. The arrows all pointed toward the cabins. On both sides of the little mad, many wildflowers were in bloom. Peggy didn't know the names of the flowers, but they were pretty. She told herself that on the way back, she would pick a bouquet for the supper table that night. After going only a-few steps, Peggy was spooked by a rabbit that bounded across her path. The rabbit seemed as startled as Peggy. With long strides, it scampered into the woods, waving good-bye with a flash of Its white tall. When the rabbit was out of sight, Peggy bent down and began gathering flowers. She mixed her bouquet with blossoms that were white, soft blue and bright yellow. She picked as many flowers as she could cam/. She knew her mother would like them on the supper table. When her arms were full of flowers, Peggy rose to her feet. That's when she spotted the house. And what a house it was! Peggy had never seen one like it. Could it be old Mrs. Potter's house? Should she get closer for a better look? Which way should she go? Back up to the cabin or down to the Potter place? Author Kay HIveb, and Illustrator N/lie Gofourth.Stewart are both of Neosho, MlssourL Produced In partnership with this newspaper and the Missouri Press Foundation with support from Verizon Foundation. Copyrht 2002. This week's story sponsored by: I Highline Plating, Inc. 105 Enterprise Drive Cuba, MO 65453 573-885-7651 Chrome ptating, bumpers, pot metal & stainless steel