In the Thursday, October 29 issue
Ripley County Health Department has announced that today the county’s color code map will appear as a level orange, just one step below red. This is due to the seven-day rolling average of positive tests of 7.28% (yellow) and 233 cases/100,000 red. Eve …Read the story »
The Versailles American Legion Post #173 junior shooting team entered the new season as the two-time defending state champions and the group shot like state champions this past weekend, winning their season opener over Jasper and Shoals. The match is o …Read the story »
Milan students to continue to receive free meals
Students at Milan schools will continue to receive free lunches and breakfast meals through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, according to information presented by Superintendent Jane Rogers at the October school board meeting. This is due to an extended waiver from the USDA.
At the beginning of the meeting Supt. Rogers asked for a moment of silence to honor retired teacher Carla Holt, who passed away unexpectedly. Linda Baker was recognized for attending the board meeting and bringing flowers to show her love and appreciation for Ms. Holt and the dedication she had for her students. Board member Greg Lewis noted that “Ms. Holt will be greatly missed in our community, she was truly a dedicated teacher.”
Veterans Day goes virtual at SR
The Veterans Day Program held yearly at South Ripley will be held virtually this year. According to Superintendent Rob Moorhead, this will include videos, pictures and students writing letters to veterans. “It was felt by both the veterans and the school that this would be our best option for this year. This virtual program will be meaningful for all those that participate,” Moorhead noted.
Supt. Moorhead reported that with the first nine weeks of school completed, the falls sports season is coming to a close. “Beginning school in August during a national pandemic was no easy task, but it seems we have done it in the best possible way,” he noted at the October school board meeting. “The first nine weeks have gone great and we will keep doing our best in providing a safe school and learning environment for our students and staff.”
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