Annual chicken dinner serves over 1,300 meals

A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by The Mirror)
A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by The Mirror)

The Annual St. Mary’s Chicken Dinner is always a great way to launch the summer!  Bishop Edward M. Rice and many others ​joined pastor Fr. Shoby Chettiyath and parishioners as they served up some 1,300 meals and netted some $7,000 for parish needs!

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Catholic Charities provides aid to area flood victims

Drury Southwest partners with Catholic Charities to provide help FLOOD RESPONSE—Ed Powell, a veteran and a survivor of the recent floods, visited with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri staff at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) held in Ellington, MO, on May 10. Among other damages, he reported the loss of his refrigerator in the flood. Ed, a diabetic, was concerned because his insulin medication must be kept at a certain temperature. Thanks to a donation of refrigerators by Drury Southwest of Cape Girardeau, Shea Lane, CCSOMO Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response, was able to deliver a replacement refrigerator to Ed’s home the next day. Together, Catholic Charities is helping our neighbors in need every day!
Drury Southwest partners with Catholic Charities to provide help
FLOOD RESPONSE—Ed Powell, a veteran and a survivor of the recent floods, visited with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri staff at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) held in Ellington, MO, on May 10. Among other damages, he reported the loss of his refrigerator in the flood. Ed, a diabetic, was concerned because his insulin medication must be kept at a certain temperature. Thanks to a donation of refrigerators by Drury Southwest of Cape Girardeau, Shea Lane, CCSOMO Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response, was able to deliver a replacement refrigerator to Ed’s home the next day. Together, Catholic Charities is helping our neighbors in need every day!

Individuals impacted by the recent floods were able to access information and assistance at a one-day Outreach Center held on Wed., June 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, 20 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City.

Disaster response staff from Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri were available to meet with survivors to identify and assess unmet needs, provide support and connection to other resources, and furnish information on next steps. Unmet needs may include temporary housing, replacing personal belongings, home repairs, and long-term needs related to financial, physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Read more

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Dexter’s Kona Ice cools students off in Oran

The Kona Ice truck of North Bootheel came from Dexter, MO, to Guardian Angel School, Oran, to serve students shaved ice treats. The visit was made possible by a donation to the school‘s annual dinner auction by the owners, Steve and Casey Williams. The item was purchased by Marty and Cindy Priggel for their granddaughter, Rylie Priggel, a first-grader at Guardian Angel School. She and classmate, Adisyn Seabaugh, adorned leis and grass skirts one day at school and visited classrooms, and invited them to join fellow first-graders for a kid-sized cup of shaved ice. On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 26, the truck pulled up to Guardian Angel School while students in preschool through third grade and their teachers enjoyed flavored shaved ice treats. They were also each given a Hawaiian flowered lei to wear.

SHAVED ICE TREATS—Guardian Angel School students in preschool through third grade took a picture in front of the Kona Ice truck from Dexter, MO. The April 26 event was donated to and purchased at the school’s annual dinner and auction in February. (Submitted photo)
SHAVED ICE TREATS—Guardian Angel School students in preschool through third grade took a picture in front of the Kona Ice truck from Dexter, MO. The April 26 event was donated to and purchased at the school’s annual dinner and auction in February. (Submitted photo)

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Fire chief squires students to school in style

On April 27, Oran’s fire chief Jimmy Watkins gave five students a ride to Guardian Angel School, fed them donuts, and arrived back at school to safely usher each of them home. This event was the result of a purchase made by Tracy Mitchell at the school’s annual dinner and auction for her two nephews and sister. The students were provided the full experience as the sirens were utilized, so of course people pulled over for them along the route. Read more

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For 20th consecutive year, St. Mary Cathedral School named Renaissance National Honor Roll for Reading achievement

Saint Mary Cathedral School was recently named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing student achievement in Reading.

Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 grade analytics, recognizes educators around the nation who have implemented reading or math practice programs successfully and have led their students to meet or exceed data targets that research shows leads to significant student growth. Read more

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NDHS National Commended Students and Missouri 100 Scholar

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Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, principal at Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, recently announced three National Commended Students, a National Hispanic Commended Student, and a Missouri 100 Scholar. Congratulations graduates! Read more

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