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Public education has deep tradition

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:43 pm

John Adams, USA President, 1785, stated “that there should not be a district of one mile square without a school  in it, not funded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves”.

This comment was made by Ramona Irvine, president, Spring Creek Busy Bodies Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) Club meeting on September 12 at the Landmark Restaurant in Troy. She presented a program on the history of public schools in the USA.

Katherine Wilson was hostess for this FCE club meeting. She served apple cake for dessert. The Thought for the Day was given by Katherine and it was “Thank Goodness for  “What is your favorite ice cream” and a special time at school?

The FCE members filled out their 2019 membership forms. Ramona Irvine gave a report on the Lincoln County FCE council meeting held on Sept. 5, and the FCE members labeled 50 Books for newborns. The books will be delivered to St. Luke’s Nursery, in St. Louis. Thirty six pair of panties were donated to MAFCE Conference and they will be sent to third world girls, who do not have access to things like that. Plans were made to host the East Cenral District Meeting on Oct. 10, at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy.

Mary McCann shared her list of elementary PE game she made as a young teacher. Some of the games were Red Light, Dodge Ball, Skip to Ma Lou, Farmer in the Dell, and Pop Goes the Weasel. A school days word search was held and Audrey Ehlmann and Vivian Cody won a prize for the most words found. Door prizes were won by Nancy Lacey and Mary Moore. Millwood Culture Club joined today’s meeting. There were ten Spring Creek Busy Bodies members in attendance, two Millwood Culture Club FCE Members and one guest, Nancy Lacey, at this meeting.