November 1, 1998 Brashear, Missouri


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 attitudes, attendance, and achievement. When you patronize these businesses, please express you appreciation to them for their contributions to our students.

The following have contributed to the program for the 1998-99 school year: Athlete's Foot, Stage, Taylor Flowers, Domino's Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza, Taco Bell, Subway, Hardee's Restaurant, Flowers by Lynne, Maurices, McDonald's Restaurant, Sonic Drive-In, Burger King, Joyce's Styling Hut, and PTS.


With the conclusion of the fall extracurricular activities, we would like to congratulate the following students for their awards and honors.

Amber Dailing, Joey Missen and Joey Magruder were named to the All-Conference 2nd team. Ashlee Erwin was named to the All-Conference 1st team. Amanda Fisher was named to the All-Conference 1st team and was also honored At-Large for All-District Softball.

Shawn Kisner received Honorable Mention in the high school exhibit at the Red Barn Art Festival.

Congratulations to all of these students on their accomplishments.


Student Council and National Honor Society are once again sponsoring Drug-Free activities this year. Our first Volleyball/Games night is planned for Friday, November 6 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Our students enjoy adult participation so, please come and join us that evening. We will have games and refreshments in the cafeteria and volleyball in the gym. Donations of cookies or chips are appreciated. For more information contact David Tramel or Diane Bradley.


The Brashear Tiger Athletic Boosters are sponsoring a 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Saturday, November 28. Age divisions include 8-under, 10-under and 12-under. Entry fee is $32.00 per team. If you are interested in playing and you do not have an entry form, please contact one of the following individuals: Traci Hill 665-0752; Sonya Clark 323-5599; Sherry Cass 665-1830; Tammy Grgurich 488-6816. Deadline for sign-up is November 9. Admission for 3 on 3 games is free.



The Seventh Annual Brashear Alumni Basketball Games are scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 28. Anyone interested in playing that has not been contacted should contact one of the individuals listed above. Deadline for sign-up is November 16.

Admission for alumni games will be $1.00 for children and $2.00 for adults. Proceeds from both events will be donated to the Brashear Tiger Athletic Boosters' fund.


The Brashear Tiger Athletic Boosters and PTS would like to ask everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, November 7, 1998. They will be hosting a soup supper, school carnival, and raffle. Supper will be served from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the carnival games will be set up from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Raffle drawings will be at 8:45 p.m. You need not be present to win.


Regular attendance of all students is important to your school. Of prime importance is the learning that a student misses when (s)he is not in attendance. Please encourage regular attendance so your child(ren) will get the best education your district can provide!



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


Monday: Burrito/Chicken patty*, corn, beets, fruit, cake

Tuesday: Pancake/Stromboli*, green beans, hominy, fruit

Wednesday: Toast & jelly/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, peas, fruit, jello

Thursday: Ham/Hot dog on bun*, kraut, carrots, fruit, brownies

Friday: Scrambled eggs/Chili or vegetable soup*, crackers, celery/carrot sticks, fruit, cookie


Monday: Donut/Ham*, potatoes, peas, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Waffle/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, green beans, fruit

Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, carrots, peaches, brownies

Thursday: Biscuit & jelly/Bar-B-Q Chicken on bun*, corn, beets, fruit, jello

Friday: French toast/Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, pudding


Monday: Burrito/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, fruit, cookie

Tuesday: Pancake/Chicken nuggets*, broccoli, beets, fruit, cake

Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Beef tamale pie*, green beans, hominy, fruit

Thursday: Toast & jelly/Chicken tetrazzini*, corn, fruit, jello

Friday: Donut/Meatloaf*, carrots, slaw, fruit, brownies


Monday: Scrambled eggs/Pizza*, green beans, fruit, cake

Tuesday: French toast/Hamburger on bun*, tater rounds, peas, fruit, cookie

Wednesday: Waffle/Turkey*, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, fruit

Thursday: NO SCHOOL



Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Tenderloin on bun*, green beans, fruit, cookie


12*3 45*6*7*
89*10* 11*12*13* 14*
151617* 18*19*20* 21*
222324 25*26*27* 28*

2Tri-County Conference Band & Choir TBA
Tour - Green City, Novinger, LaPlata
2JH Basketball w/ Macon County
One Quarter of B-Girls and B-Boys will be played
5JH Basketball w/ Linn County T6:00
57th Grade Otis-Lennon SAT
6NHS/Student Council Volleyball/Games Night H8-10
7District Choir Concert - Moberly TTBA
7JH "B" Basketball w/ LaPlata T10:00
7PTS/Athletic Boosters Soup Supper and Carnival H5:00
9Picture RetakesH 9:00
9-14Atlanta Junior High Tournament TTBA
17PTS Meeting - English Monologues H7:00
1810th Grade PLAN Test
19-20Green City Junior High Tournament TTBA
25Early Dismissal - Thanksgiving 12:45
26NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Vacation
27NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Vacation
283 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Seventh Annual Alumni Basketball Games


Busy Bees for district children ages 3 to 5 years old is offered through Parents as Teachers. They meet every first and fourth Monday of the month. Children need to bring a pair of scissors, a box of crayons, $.20 for milk and a backpack or bag to bring papers home in. Come see what "the buzz" is all about.

The evening in education scheduled for November 16th will start at 7:00 p.m. There will be activities available for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Please come see what is going on in the Parents as Teachers room.


What a beautiful Fall. We have so much to be thankful for. How wonderful the day would be if we would open our eyes to the many blessings each day and embrace the day with a smile. This is a month sat aside for thanksgiving. It is a time when our thoughts turn toward families and loved ones. This month I challenge you to really think about each moment and to live in it. Treasure the time you have to spend with your family and especially your children. They grow up so fast.

Each day we are offered the opportunity to start a brand new day. It is a gift to be celebrated, cherished and lived. I want you to picture in your mind just two of the most important people in your life. Now ask yourself the following questions: (1) Have I at any time this week been physically present with someone important to me but not fully with them mentally? (2) Did I come home anytime last week to be with my family and my mind was still on my job? (3) Have I ever tried to talk on the phone while trying to read, write, or type at the same time? (4) In other words, am I living fully in the moment? Do I really appreciate and tune in to what is happening in my life?

You may be saying, I like being busy! I like my days to be full and exciting. I want to live a passionate life. I'm not ready to slow down and retire from life. Neither am I, I'm busy, too, and I wouldn't want it any other way. But there's an important difference between being busy and being too hurried to enjoy the golden moments life has given us. Erma Bombeck has made us laugh on many occasions. But sometimes she's more than funny she's profound - as shown in a little piece she calls, "If I Had It To Do All Over Again."

Someone asked me the other day if I had my life to live over would I change anything. My answer was no. Then I changed my mind. If I had my life to live over again I would have talked less and listened more. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy and complaining about the shadows over my feet, I'd cherish every minute realizing that the wonder growing within me was to be my only chance in life to assist God with a miracle. I would have cried and laughed a lot less while watching television and a lot more while watching life. I would have eaten less cottage cheese and more ice cream. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical. There would have been more "I love you's," and more "I'm sorry's," and more "I'm listening's." But mostly given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it, look at it and really try it on, live it, exhaust it, and never give back that minute until there was nothing left of it.

But notice that Erma never said she regretted being busy with her life. What she regretted were the times when she allowed everyday pressures to make her too preoccupied, too hurried, to fully appreciate those first things that brought joy to her life.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy every moment!

Dr. Joyce Montgomery