November 1, 2001 Brashear, Missouri


The building committee has met several times throughout the summer and fall, looking for a solution for an improved elementary facility.

The committee has reviewed historical data, visited with a representative from Whiston Construction concerning building options, and reviewed architectural drawings for proposed solutions.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. At this time Porter & Associates will present a facility study. The public is invited to attend.



The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is now working with the Missouri Veterans Commission to implement a new program known as "Operation Recognition," which was established this year by the General Assembly. Through this statewide program, the state department will award honorary high school diplomas to eligible Missouri veterans who dropped out of school to serve in the armed forces. World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans (alive or deceased) are eligible for this honor.

The Missouri Veterans Commission is already accepting applications from Missouri veterans who are interested in the honorary diploma. If you or someone you know is interested in this program, you may contact the Central Office for an application.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to our "Penny Drive" for the American Red Cross. We collected a total of $303.21 to be sent to the victims in Washington D.C. and New York.

Along with our collection, the school contributed the following: High School Student Council, $250; Junior Class, $100; Freshman Class, $100; Art Club, $75; and Faculty and Staff, $190. The Adair County R-II School's total donation was $1,018.21.

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The Adair County R-II School was one of ten area schools invited to attend an Educational Forum with the Commissioner of Education, Dr. D. Kent King.

Kristin Osborn, Joe McFadden, Carla Stewart, Traci Hill, Betty Stephens, Carol Chambers, Shelly Shipman, and Diane Bradley represented our school district.

The forum provided for small group, interactive sessions with Dr. King and other state department personnel. The goal was to provide an increased opportunity for a mutual and beneficial dialogue to improve education statewide.


At the Brashear PTS meeting, the Public Communications Class performed the traditional MONOLOGUES under the direction of Kathy Erwin. This year's event was entitled "What Does It All Mean?". Performers were Brandon Crandall, Rachel Turner, Amanda Mantlo, Leslie Beck, Kortney Shahan, Amanda Elsea, Shaina Mountain, and Jennifer Thrasher. Thank you Trent Platz for camera and light work; Kimberly Elsea for handing out programs; Robert Mills and Carl Garr for custodial assistance; Coach Zeigler and faculty for their cooperation; PTS for hosting our performance; and a special thank you to our parents and patrons for your support.


Congratulations to the baseball team for winning the Tri-County Conference title. Dru Talbert was named MVP for the conference and Michael Jennings was named Coach of the Year. Nathan Kelsey was selected to the All-Conference 1st team and Cory Shaver received 2nd Team All-Conference honors.

Softball players receiving 1st Team All-Conference honors were Niki Peterson and Jenny Elsea. Meghan Salter received 2nd Team All-Conference honors. All-District softball selections included Niki Peterson, Meghan Salter, Jenny Elsea, and Kristin Osborn.



Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or fruit. New regulations mandate the main entrée for the day must be placed on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).


Thursday: Sausage/Yogurt or Ham*, scalloped potatoes, peas, fruit

Friday: Breakfast bites/Yogurt or Corn dog*, green beans, fruit, cookie


Monday: Biscuit & sausage/Yogurt or Chicken nuggets*, green beans, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Ham & egg scramble/Yogurt or Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, fruit

Wednesday: French toast/Yogurt or Turkey*, gravy, hot rolls, peas, fruit

Thursday: Flapsticks/Yogurt or Hamburger on bun*, tater rounds, carrots, fruit

Friday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Garlic cheese bread*, corn, fruit, cake


Monday: Pancake/Yogurt or Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, peas, fruit salad

Tuesday: Ham/Yogurt or Meatloaf*, green beans, fruit, jello

Wednesday: Egg & cheese burrito/Yogurt or Pizza*, corn, fruit, cake

Thursday: Muffin/Yogurt or Chicken patty*, slaw, fruit, cookie

Friday: Biscuit & gravy/Yogurt or Hot dog on bun*, kraut, potato salad, fruit


Monday: Breakfast pizza/Yogurt or Turkey & noodles*, hot rolls, cottage cheese, fruit

Tuesday: Waffle/Yogurt or Juicy burger on bun*, tater rounds, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Yogurt or Corn dog*, green beans, fruit, brownies

Thursday: NO SCHOOL



Monday: Biscuit & sausage/Yogurt or Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, vegetable sticks & dip, fruit

Tuesday: French toast/Yogurt or Lasagna*, lettuce, fruit, jello

Wednesday: Yogurt, toast/Yogurt or Ham*, potatoes, slaw, fruit

Thursday: Egg & cheese omelet/Yogurt or Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, fruit

Friday: Pancake/Yogurt or Chili/vegetable soup*, crackers, cheese, fruit, cookie


45*6* 7*8*9*10*
1112*13* 1415*16* 17
181920* 21*22*23* 24
2526*27* 28*29*30*

1Early Dismissal 12:45
1Parent/Teacher Conferences H1-8:00
1Junior/Senior Parent Night H4:00/6:00
1JH Basketball w/ Linn County Two Quarters of B Girls and B Boys will be played H5:00
2Early Dismissal 12:45
5-10Atlanta JH Basketball Tournament TTBA
9Early Dismissal - Teacher In-service 12:45
12Busy BeesH 9-11:00
12School Climate Cadre Meeting H5:30-6:00
12Elem. Reading Week Kick-Off Activity H6-7:00
1310th Grade PLAN H
15Picture Retake Day H
15Reading Cadre Meeting H6-7:00
16NHS/Student Council Drug-Free Activity Night H7-10:00
20HS Basketball w/ Knox County T6:00
21Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving 12:45
22NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
23NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving
26Busy BeesH 9-11:00
26-Dec 1Novinger Tournament TTBA


The Brashear High School would like to take this opportunity to thank the merchants and businesses which support the Renaissance Program. The contributions are truly appreciated and do make a difference in student's attitude, attendance, and achievement. When you patronize these businesses, please express your appreciation to them for their contributions to our students.

The following have contributed to the program for the 2001-2002 school year: Fazoli's, Hardee's of Kirksville, Burger King, McDonald's Restaurant, Taylor Flowers, Joyce's Styling Hut, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Sonic Drive-In, Little Caesars Pizza-Pizza, Brashear PTS, and the Keller Estate.


Our first Drug-Free Activity Night of the year is scheduled for Friday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Our featured entertainment for the evening will be the Dating Game. Other activities will include volleyball, board games, and refreshments. We invite all parents and community members as well as students in grades 7-12 to participate. Donations for refreshments are welcome.


Guidance Counselor Christy Grissom will be hosting a junior/senior parent night on Thursday, November 1. She will present information on finding resources for college. Junior and senior parents are urged to attend one of the two sessions offered. The first session will meet from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and the second will meet from 6:00-7:00 p.m.


The Brashear CTA is sponsoring a scholarship fundraiser for one of our 2001-2002 seniors. Heavyweight long sleeve t-shirts are available in heather gray sizes youth to adult 3X and tru-bright orange in adult sizes to 2X only. The t-shirts will feature a banner logo across the front chest. The logo will be in black and white with the word TIGERS in the middle of an oval.

The deadline for orders is Friday, November 2. To request an order form, please call the school at 323-5272.


The following individuals and businesses have purchased ads from our yearbook staff for the 2001-2002 school year. When you do business with the following, please remember to thank them for their patronage. We appreciate all of the support that these businesses give to our school.

Snelling Auto Plaza - Kirksville Farm & Home - Gardner Collier - KLTE - Galloway Lumber - Marino, Phillips, & Early Clinic-Board Certified in Family Practice - Blossom Shop - Bank of Kirksville - Elliot Pharmacy - Standard Register - Custom Muffler - Farr, Hickman, and Slavin - Sonny's Collision - Circle-M-Music - Lisa Williams, State Farm Insurance - Platz Barber Shop - Hatfield Kawasaki Sales & Service, Inc. - Sunspot - Bellacino's - Lori Smith, Adair County Treasurer - Hunter's Edge - Bank Midwest - Davis Playle-Hudson Rimer Funeral Home - John W. Gillum, CPA - The Paragon - Terry's Medical Specialties - VIP Enterprises, Inc. - Knox County Stone Co., Inc. - David O. Erwin, County Collector - Linda Decker, Circuit Clerk - Coe Ann Hardwick, Chiropractor - Daniels & Taggart-Certified Public Accountants - Joyce's Styling Hut - Noel's Studio - House of Jesus - Kirksville Brake & Muffler - R & D Technologies - Dr. W.E. Stock, Optometrist - MFA Agri Services - Midwest Tire Outlet - Uncle Jim's Café - Custom Auto Body - Willowbend - O'Reilly Auto Parts - Cahalan's Oil Company - Brashear Ag Service - Terry Novinger - Kinsel Oil & Tires - Heritage House Realty - Days Inn - Maxine's Back to Nature Health Food - Show Me Realty - Slaughter Printing - American Family Insurance, Jerry Phipps - Sears - Whitney-Harrison Insurance Inc. - Lovegreen-Ford-Mercury - KTUF/KIRX - LaPlata State Bank - Kirksville Lumber - Collins Rentals - Kirksville Animal Hospital - Sydenstricker Farm & Lawn - Motters Tire and Auto - Travis Noe Funeral Home - Kirksville MFA Oil - Northeast Missouri's Premier Health Institution - Heetco-Kirksville - Citizens Bank of Edina - Gene's Small Engines - Perrigo Body Shop - The Farm Shop - Robert D. Collinge, D.D.S. - Little Jess Motors of Missouri - Rider Drug - PSR Construction - Mark Twain Telephone Co. - Gordon-Motter Construction - Dr. Maples - Taylor Flowers - Brown's Shoes - Reflections 2000 - Baker Outdoor Advertising - Jon E. Cook, Adair County Clerk - Alltel - Tom Hensley, Attorney At Law - International Tours - Sonic - Lawson Hill - Tractor Supply Co.

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