Memorial drive held
Approximately 25 current and former Purdy R-2 School District employees hosted a memorial book drive in honor of former Purdy Elementary Principal Patty Laney, who died in April. The group collected over 60 new children's and young adult titles to donate to the Purdy school library to honor Laney, who served as principal from 1995 to 2002. Staffers participating in the drive are pictured above. From left, are: Donna Terry, Tammie Rodden, Janie Cunningham, Gary Jurgensen, Lisa Schell, Dixie Henry, Linda Patton, Sarah Willson, Amanda Spears, Charlotte McGuirk, Julie Ball, Connie Goetz and Cindy Burnside.