September 2023

Local school enrollments up

Area schools opened their doors for the 2023-2024 school year at the end of August, and staff ready to take on the school year. Trish Wilson, Wheaton superintendent, said the Wheaton school district is up 17 students from the previous school year.
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Alipio graduates sniper school

After 13 weeks of intense training and qualifications, Sgt. Noah Alipio has earned the title of U.S. Marine Scout Sniper. Alipio graduated from Sniper School at Camp Pendleton in California on Sept. 15. Of the almost 200,000 Marines, fewer than 300 hold the title of Sniper. Alipio is the son on Laura and Manuel Alipio, of Excelsior Springs, and the grandson of Jim and Ann Lassiter, of Cassville, and the nephew of Kay Baker, also of Cassville.
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Pink it out!

Halfway through the season, the Exeter volleyball team has endured a grueling road schedule — only two of the first 10 games at home — but the Lady Tigers have a special match coming to their court next week. On Tuesday, Exeter will host Southwest in the annual “Pink Out” contest, which has a deeper meaning for the team this season.
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