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Troy Pavlica...center, received the Missouri Municipal League Civic Leadership award for Oak Grove at a meeting of West Gate Division of the MML at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence. Jeremy Martin, mayor of Oak Grove, left, accompanied Pavlica to the meeting. Award was presented by an officer of West Gate MML.
 
Troy Pavlica receives Civic Leadership award
 
Troy Pavlica was honored in July when he received the Missouri Municipal League Civic Leadership award at a dinner meeting at Hilton Garden Inn, Independence.
Banquet gives communities an opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of business and civic leaders. Each mayor was asked to select an outstanding civic leader in the community.
Pavlica is serving his second term as a member of the Oak Grove R-6 Board of Education. He was a member of the Parks and Recreation Board from 2004-08.
For many years he has coached Little League and competitive sports, including girls softball, 1997-2006, involved with two teams for several years; football, 2004-09; wrestling, 2004-12; and since 2004 has assisted with the Junior American Legion baseball team.
Born in Independence in 1971, he is the son of the late Judy Workman, a 1968 OGHS graduate, and Nick Pavlica, Bates City. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Southbound Route F to close until Tuesday
 
Road work closed the southbound lane of Route F between 13th and 15th streets in Oak Grove from 7 a.m. Monday through Tuesday, September 2, for new pavement.
A flagman will be used between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to move southbound traffic through the work zone. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
Open House... Oak Grove R-6 Board of Education will hold an open house dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 7, at the FEMA Performing Arts Center for district patrons to visit the new building on the school campus.
 
R-6 Board approves $5.14 levy for 2014
 
Oak Grove Board of Education held a public hearing Monday night to receive citizen input on the proposed tax levy for 2014-15.
Freddie Doherty, superintendent, told board members that the proposed $5.1472 was based on a $119,571,905 assessed valuation, down $1,318,110 from 2013-2014.
Doherty further explained that even though the proposed rate has increased from the 2013-14 levy of $5.1361, there would be approximately $50,000 less revenue realized in 2014-2015.
No one from the public spoke. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
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The subscription price to Focus on Oak Grove was $20.10 a year in 1996. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
R-6 enrollment at 2021
 
Enrollment in Oak Grove R-6 Schools K-12 on the first day of classes August 14 was 2021 students, down 21 students from the first day in 2013.
Sophomore class, with 195 students, is the largest class in the district, followed by the sixth grade with 180 students.
Smallest classes are kindergarten and third grades, each with 132 students.
It is expected enrollment will increase after Labor Day. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
 
 
City to begin drive for disposable diapers
 
City of Oak Grove will hold a drive September 8-14 to collect diapers for families in need.
Drive will coincide with Diaper Drive Awareness Week, created by an August 18 proclamation by Jeremy Martin, mayor.
City will collect disposable diapers in any size or brand in locations throughout Oak Grove. Diapers will be distributed locally by the Oak Grove Community Services League. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
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