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VIVIEN CRAIG visits with Santa at the Breakfast with Santa at Oak Grove Market.

Principals report to R-6 Board
Oak Grove school administrators gave reports of November activities and plans for December at a November 28 meeting of the Board of Education, with all members present.
Laura Oyler, primary school principal, reported students were participating in Red Ribbon Week, postponed from October, during the week of November 28, including spirit dress-up days and a November 30 assembly featuring KC Wolf. First- and second-graders were planning for December 1 music programs to be held at the Performing Arts Center. Upcoming events include a December 9 movie night for all primary school families sponsored by the PTO. The movie, Polar Express, will be shown and pizza, popcorn and hot chocolate will be served. Santa will make an appearance and be available for pictures. PTO also will sponsor a December 14-16 Santa Store during regular school hours where students will have the opportunity to shop for gifts for family members.
Peggy Tiffany, elementary principal, reported KC Wolf was present for a November 7 assembly for all elementary students where he stressed the ABCs of Success: Attitude, Behavior and Character. A November 22 grandparents breakfast was reported a success with 295 adults present to meet teachers and share breakfast with their special child. The elementary school Christmas concert featuring fourth grade students will be held at 6 tonight (Thursday). Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.

A CHRISTMAS TREAT | Jack Oldham enjoys a sweet while his dad, Brody Oldham, and brother, Ace, conduct the Oak Grove Community Services League dessert and wreath auction Sunday afternoon.

Community Services League
seeks holiday assistance
Community Services League is working to help meet the needs of families seeking holiday assistance. Christmas baskets are available for income-qualified families.
Food for the Christmas baskets is needed including turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes/yams. CSL provided more than 150 baskets in 2015. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Christmas, New Year's issues
to be published for holidays
Annual Christmas issues of The Odessan and Focus on Oak Grove will be published on Wednesday, December 22, for mail delivery.
New Year's issues will be published on Wednesday, December 29, and will be delivered by mail on Thursday.
Both issues traditionally carry Christmas and New Year's greetings from businesses and professional persons in the area to wish customers and friends a happy and blessed holiday. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Driver examination stations
to be closed December 26
Missouri State Highway Patrol examination stations throughout the state will be closed on Monday, December 26, in observance of Christmas Day. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, December 27. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.

LIONS CLUB WREATH | The Lions Club submitted Christmas wreaths and hangers for the CSL dessert and wreath auction.
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