On Oct. 13, the Missouri State University Lady Bears visited Exeter Elementary School to talk about character and making good choices. Whitney Edie, a member of the Exeter Lady Tigers 2009 state championship basketball team, who is now a member of the Lady Bears basketball team spoke to the students during the special assembly. Edie, her coach and her teammates talked about the importance of showing respect, stopping bullying and making positive decisions. The team members talked about their own efforts to overcome obstacles and focus on academics in order to earn a spot on the Missouri State Lady Bears squad. Exeter students also had the opportunity to learn a cheer from the Lady Bears and receive a signed copy of the 2011-12 Lady Bears basketball photo.