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Panther pride...stands out with this design created by Brittney Burnett during her eighth-grade year at Oak Grove Middle School for the new D.A.R.E. car for the Oak Grove Police Department.
Students design new D.A.R.E. car for OGPD
Several months ago, the Oak Grove Police Department formed a committee of officers to discuss the design for the new D.A.R.E. car. It was decided to incorporate ideas from local art students that attend Oak Grove Schools.
After reviewing several submissions, two students' images were selected. The panther on the sides of the car was designed by Brittney Burnett and submitted by middle school teacher Keilee Brocato. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Paw print . . . designed by Tori Rhodelander during her senior year at Oak Grove High School was chosen to adorn the hood of the new D.A.R.E. car.
R-6 Board accepts resignations,
approves new staff members
All members were present at Monday night's meeting of the Oak Grove R-6 Board of Education. Board met for 1 1/2 hours in closed session and 45 minutes in open session.
After approval of the consent agenda, including minutes of both the closed and open sessions of May 18 and the payment of bills, resignations were announced and accepted from Jerry Girdner, activities director; Kirk Sears, science and baseball coach; and Michael Cox, part-time activities director.
Personnel action announced from the closed session was the employment of Travis Ruble, Jessica Clark, primary paraprofessionals; Terry Parker, activities director; Jeffery Chrisman, high school English; Jeremiah Biggar, middle school special education; Kim Reinbold, middle school paraprofessional; and Carrie Gray, half-time middle school counselors' secretary/nurse. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Sni Valley directors approve
step increases for four employees
Step increases for four employees were approved by directors of Sni Valley Fire Protection District at a June 23 meeting.
Employees receiving step increases are:
• Josh Riley from Firefighter/Paramedic #3 to Fire Specialist/Paramedic #1.
• Bill Johnston from Firefighter/Paramedic #3 to Fire Specialist/Paramedic #1.
• Chace Bryan from Firefighter #2 to Firefighter #3.
• Chris Eslinger from Firefighter/Paramedic #2 to Firefighter/Paramedic #3.
Troy Negrete, fire chief, reported the concrete replacement on the front apron of the station has been completed. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Fireworks display to be held at Webb Park
A fireworks display presented by the City of Oak Grove and the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce will begin at dark on July 4 at Webb Park. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Aldermen to hold two public hearings
Oak Grove Board of Aldermen will hold two public hearings and vote on approval of two changes to the Unified Development Code at a Monday night meeting at the Civic Center.
Hearings will be held on changes to the UDC on maximum sign allowed determined by use type and a second hearing on changes to the minor subdivisions code. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Chamber to hear from MoDOT
Members of the Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce will hear from Matt Killion, Missouri Department of Transportation, at a noon Tuesday, July 14 luncheon. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.

Patriotic wagon...sits in the front yard of Ben and Jeanette Cooper's house north of Oak Grove on H Highway.
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