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- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
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- Teen convicted of shooting area woman in 2015 (8/13/17)
- Man accused of making terror threats against dental office (8/13/17)
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- 'Love, not hate': Area residents gather to sing, talk about racial issues after violence in Charlottesville (8/14/17)89
Alma Schrader Elementary celebrates completion of Peaceball
Imagine a colorful ball of yarn weighing one pound and consisting of over 2000 pieces of yarn--that's what students at Alma Schrader elementary school call a "Peaceball". Teachers awarded pieces of yarn to students for their peacemaking activities. The individual pieces, representing over 2000 acts of good character and peacemaking, were gathered into the Peaceball symbolizing the school's role in community peace. The Peaceball project was completed in only 17 days. Alma Schrader participates in the Missouri Characterplus initiative that promotes character in students.
In the photo above, Peaceball coordinator Julia Unnerstall displays the Peaceball to enthusiastic students and visitors at a recent school assembly. Unnerstall, a counselor, has also been recognized by the American Legion for her efforts as an educator in teaching and promoting patriotism in our schools.