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MEEKER I During January, Meeker Elementary School students enjoyed special happenings in the library.
Students enjoyed a 4-H program presented by Dessa Watson and Jamie Moyer as well as Science Week and Spirit Week.
Students and staff checked out 2,156 books during January. On Feb. 3, the school celebrated their success with a Library Book Carnival in the gym and music storytelling program in the library.
Local musicians Jean Newman, Johnny Barton and Mary Kay Krueger shared their talents playing the mandolin, guitar, banjo and electric guitar. Storytellers Mandy Etheridge and Georgann Amack shared southern tales between musical numbers.
The gym was set up like a carnival, featuring a ring toss, bean bag toss, fishing, a maze, “guesstimation” jars, etc., and balloon animals, thanks to Kim Ekstrom.
During the week, there were drawings and a gift of a free book for each student.
A big thank you goes to everyone who donated books and to the high school FCCLA students and the parents that helped set up and guide the students through the day’s events. A great time was had by all.
Principal Jason Hightower also read a fairy tale melodrama titled “Gold Miner’s Daughter” by Jackie Hopkins to each class as a special treat for the students doing so well in checking out, reading and returning the books.