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TWINS | Four sets of twins graduated Friday from Odessa High School who started kindergarten at McQuerry Elementary; from left, Alexia and Nicole Hutton, Morgan and Hannah Williams, Britney and Crystal Schamberger, and Anita and Michaela Liles.

W-N R-9 Board reviews budget
Wellington-Napoleon Board of Education considered aspects of next year's budget, including the impact of an increase in the district's levy, at a May 11 meeting.
The board made no decisions about the budget during the meeting, which lasted about an hour and a half.
Jeff Ruskey, superintendent, said the levy numbers were included so the board would know what the impact would be "when the time is right" to ask for an increase. Ruskey retires this year and Mindy Hampton, high school principal, will be the district's new superintendent.
Ruskey began the budget discussion by going over the current year's budget. Originally, the board knew it would be using $105,000 of reserves in last year's budget, Ruskey said, but due to grants, teacher benefits approved by the board after the budget, a new employee and a change in assessed valuation, the district deficit was $206,000. Read more in The Odessan.

FAMILY CELEBRATION | Jaime Ruskey receives her diploma from her father, Jeff Ruskey, superintendent, during Wellington-Napoleon's graduation ceremony Sunday.

Puddle Jumper Days planned for August
Odessa Puddle Jumper Days 2016 is scheduled this year for August 4, 5, and 6.
Several different events and vendors have requested participation in Puddle Jumper Days this year and they are in the process of being finalized.
Organizations wishing to participate or individuals who would like to volunteer to help during the event should call 816-633-4663 or stop by the Odessa Tax and Accounting office at 204 West Mason.
Odessa Puddle Jumper Days is a community-based event that has been held yearly since 1979. Read more in The Odessan.

BEST MIXERS | Best Boy and Girl Mixer awards at OHS are passed down from graduating seniors to upcoming seniors. From left, Jacob Moore and Hanna Huston, juniors, and Katie LeBlanc and Connor Marshall, seniors.
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