Dear Editor:
Dr. Seuss once penned: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
This quote is very fitting for the individuals involved in the Morgan County Caring for Kids Coalition and the many volunteers who make the Back to School Fair an annual event. Their collective efforts allow the students who attend school in Morgan County and their families to get needed supplies, screenings, and resources.
On behalf of the Morgan County R-I Board of Education, teachers, staff, and students, I would like to say, Thank you for caring! Your efforts are appreciated.
Matt Unger, superintendent
Morgan County R-I

Dear Editor:
On Saturday, July 29, I was fortunate to be involved in an activity where several groups of the community came together to make Stover even better. The Church of Osage Hills brought up over 75 members and materials to improve our park and our school.
I saw teachers, park board members, city council members, maintenance crew, administrators, and the church work hand in hand painting the concession stand, the bleachers, and the dugouts, and planting shrubs. The restroom by the ball diamond received a new ceiling, new sinks, and new lighting, and was painted inside and out.
All of this was finished in less than nine hours. The preschool playground received a new facelift, and will definitely be attractive to the kids. The Lions Club prepared lunch for the crew, and that was greatly appreciated.
Stover is very blessed with many people willing to give up their time and energy to help one another. This past week, as I drove through town, I saw Myrna Schroder cutting down weeds on Second Street, improving our town. Thank you to everyone willing to give up their time and energy. Let’s keep this going and improving our great town.
Brenda Steffens, mayor

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