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South Central HS Booster Club Donates $5,000 to Save School Softball Program

The South Central High School Booster Club has donated $5,000 to South Central High School in order to save the district's Girls Softball program, which had been cut, along with nearly all other extracurricular activities, due to financial issues.  Superintendent Rick Bachelor spoke of the donation after a School Board Meeting on Wednesday and was optimistic that other booster clubs would be able to raise funds.

"We've had donations from the Sports Booster Club at the High School to fund [high school girls softball]... next year, and we feel like that's going to happen with middle school softball, but we aren't quite there yet." Bachelor said of the donations.

A Save Our Sports benefit luncheon has been planned for Sunday July 28th from 11-1:30 at the Kinmundy Community Center, followed by a benefit $15 Texas Holdem Tournament. There will be door prizes, 50/50, and a Sports Memorabilia Auction. You can attend just one of the events and not the other.  Dinner tickets are available at First National Bank of Kinmundy, Kinmundy IGA, Crazy Daves in Kinmundy, Renessance Salon in Salem, Ellen's Restaurant in Farina, K-Moes Bar in St. Peter and St. Peter Bank or can be purchased at the door. All proceeds going to save the Junior High softball program and other programs at South Central Middle School.

The South Central School District cut every extracurricular program except for two sports for both boys and girls at both the junior high and high school as part of budget cuts due to reduced funding from the state.  .

The School Board also discussed commodity bids for the cafeteria, approving bids from Flowers Baking Company to provide bread, Stark Distribution to provide milk, Fox River Foods to provide food, as well as signing a new 10 year contract with Pepsi Co. in order to provide the district with soft drinks.

The board approved an intent to retire letter from certified staff member Trudy Fogler at the end of the 2017 school year.  Lynn Smith was appointed BETA Club Sponsor for the Middle School.  Ken Milano and Tiffany Hails were hired as certified staff for the middle school.  The board recalled teacher aides Mary Jo Jahraus and Nancy Ritter for the coming school year.   

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