Spelling bee champ …

Meeker sixth-grader Ainsley Selle will represent the district at the annual state spelling bee in Denver in March. Selle won the first district bee held in years at Meeker Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The winning word, ironically, was “massacres.” The second place winner of the bee was Montey Franklin and the third place winner was Rhiwan Williams. Niki Turner Photo