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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Annual dinner auction spreads fun in school

The entire student body and staff looks forward every year to the annual Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. Among the auction items at the February 25 event were Principal of the Day, Secretary of the Day, Teacher of the Day, Cooks of the Day, and a VIP student of the week. The bidding on these items usually goes pretty high. The parents/grandparents of Traci Hency (principal), Camryn Lynch (secretary), John Crippen (teacher), Katie Webb (who chose Kennedi McVay to be her co-cook), and Seth Reed (VIP) were the high bidders this year. On March 29, the substitutes took their positions in their prized spots. Hency, as principal, decreed a dress down and flip flop day and a no homework day. Additionally, students did not have to sit at assigned spots or tables in the lunch room and they also got to play bingo after lunch. As secretary, Lynch helped out in the office and assisted students in walking over to the public school for classes. Crippen helped Ann Whistler in instructing her math and history classes. Webb and McVay adorned aprons and chef hats, and aided Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Diebold in making dumplings for the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The food was delicious. As VIP student of the week, Reed enjoyed several perks, including sitting at the teacher’s desk, being exempt from a test of his choosing, and enjoying special snacks and beverages. Read more

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Pi day/pie day held in Oran

INTERESTING FACTS OF ‘PI’—Logan Rose told an interesting fact on pi to the student body in Guardian Angel School, Oran, as Traci Hency held the pi symbol. In addition to pi facts, everyone also enjoyed a piece of pie. (The Mirror)
INTERESTING FACTS OF ‘PI’—Logan Rose told an interesting fact on pi to the student body in Guardian Angel School, Oran, as Traci Hency held the pi symbol. In addition to pi facts, everyone also enjoyed a piece of pie. (The Mirror)

In math, Pi is equivalent to 3.14, so March 14 is considered “Pi Day.“  At Guardian Angel School in Oran, it is also known as Pie Day.  Ann Whistler, math teacher, had the eighth grade students tell interesting facts about pi to all the students.  Next, the students get to go through a line and pick out a piece of pie to eat.  The pies, napkins, cups, plates, juice and forks were all brought in by the students in Whistler’s fourth-eighth grade math classes.  Everyone at school looks forward to Pi (Pie) Day each year.

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Redwings soar to Second Place

??—The Guardian Angel JV boys basketball team of Oran finished the 2016 season with a record of eight wins and two losses during the Christian League play this year, earning its Second Place distinction.  Pictured are:  (front row) Owen Forehand, Drew Pobst, Lawson Hahn, Riley Schlosser, Camden Hahn, and Michael Eftink; (back row) Asst. Coach Andrew Hulshof, Nathaniel Woods, Connor Watkins, Gabe Dirnberger, Kyle Eftink, Parker Bryant, Nolan Loper, and Coach Kent Mangels.The league tournament was held Dec. 2-4 at St. Joseph School in Scott City.  The Redwings won Second Place at the tournament. (The Mirror)
CHRISTIAN LEAGUE—The Guardian Angel JV boys basketball team of Oran finished the 2016 season with a record of eight wins and two losses during the Christian League play this year, earning its Second Place distinction. Pictured are: (front row) Owen Forehand, Drew Pobst, Lawson Hahn, Riley Schlosser, Camden Hahn, and Michael Eftink; (back row) Asst. Coach Andrew Hulshof, Nathaniel Woods, Connor Watkins, Gabe Dirnberger, Kyle Eftink, Parker Bryant, Nolan Loper, and Coach Kent Mangels.The league tournament was held Dec. 2-4 at St. Joseph School, Scott City, and the Redwings won Second Place. (The Mirror)

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Oran parish marks centennial

100TH ANNIVERSARY—Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated the parish centennial of Guardian Angel, Oran, on Sun., Nov. 6. Pictured are (front) Sr. Joan Stoverink, Sr. Sharon Van Horn, Sr. Francis Newton, Sr. Jane Kiefer, Bp. Rice, Sr. Mary Jane Jansen, Sr. Helen Moore, and Sr. Jacinta Willenburg; (back) Fr. Norman Varone, retired; Fr. Randy Tocktrop, pastor; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. John Harth. Bishop Rice’s homily may be found Online at www.dioscg.org. (The Mirror)
100TH ANNIVERSARY—Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated the parish centennial of Guardian Angel, Oran, on Sun., Nov. 6. Pictured are (front) Sr. Joan Stoverink, Sr. Sharon Van Horn, Sr. Francis Newton, Sr. Jane Kiefer, Bp. Rice, Sr. Mary Jane Jansen, Sr. Helen Moore, and Sr. Jacinta Willenburg; (back) Fr. Norman Varone, retired; Fr. Randy Tocktrop, pastor; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. John Harth. Bishop Rice’s homily may be found Online at www.dioscg.org. (The Mirror)

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Annual saints program celebrates holiness

Saints celebrated in diocese

SAINTS CELEBRATED IN DIOCESE—The eighth grade students of Guardian Angel School performed the annual saints program in Guardian Angel Church on Wed., Oct. 26. The program is led by religion teacher Michelle Priggel each year on the Wednesday before All Saints Day, Nov. 1. Pictured (left to right) were: Kennedi McVay, as St. Irene; Cooper Priggel, as St. Luigi; Langdon Scheeter, as St. Denis; Katie Webb, as St. Agatha; Myles Trankler, as St. Brendan; Logan Rose, as Pope St. John Paul II; Evan Montgomery, as St. Peregrine; and John Crippen, as St. Damien. In their religion class, the students researched a saint and wrote a descriptive report then gathered clothes and props that would represent the saint that they portrayed. Each student, dressed as their chosen saint during the program, recited the information that they researched before the remaining Guardian Angel students, faculty, staff, and parents. (Submitted photo)
SAINTS CELEBRATED IN DIOCESE—The eighth grade students of Guardian Angel School performed the annual saints program in Guardian Angel Church on Wed., Oct. 26. The program is led by religion teacher Michelle Priggel each year on the Wednesday before All Saints Day, Nov. 1. Pictured (left to right) were: Kennedi McVay, as St. Irene; Cooper Priggel, as St. Luigi; Langdon Scheeter, as St. Denis; Katie Webb, as St. Agatha; Myles Trankler, as St. Brendan; Logan Rose, as Pope St. John Paul II; Evan Montgomery, as St. Peregrine; and John Crippen, as St. Damien. In their religion class, the students researched a saint and wrote a descriptive report then gathered clothes and props that would represent the saint that they portrayed. Each student, dressed as their chosen saint during the program, recited the information that they researched before the remaining Guardian Angel students, faculty, staff, and parents. (Submitted photo)

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Redwings finish Second in Christian league

VOLLEYBALL SEASON CLOSES—The Guardian Angel Volleyball Redwings B team ended its regular season with a record of 10 wins and two losses. The Oran school received second place in the Christian Youth League. Pictured are (front row) Logan Dame, Daley Siebert, Haley Webb, Riley Schlosser, and Connor Watkins; (second row) Asst. Coach Toni Hency, Taylor Hobbs, Traci Hency, Jordan Diebold, Camryn Lynch, Brittany Dirnberger, and Coach Robin Watkins. Not pictured was Asst. Coach Denise Dirnberger. (Submitted photo)
VOLLEYBALL SEASON CLOSES—The Guardian Angel Volleyball Redwings B team in Oran ended its regular season with a record of 10 wins and two losses. The team received second place in the Christian Youth League. Pictured are (front row) Logan Dame, Daley Siebert, Haley Webb, Riley Schlosser, and Connor Watkins; (second row) Asst. Coach Toni Hency, Taylor Hobbs, Traci Hency, Jordan Diebold, Camryn Lynch, Brittany Dirnberger, and Coach Robin Watkins. Not pictured was Asst. Coach Denise Dirnberger. (Submitted photo)

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Grandparents Day in Guardian Angel School

Grandparent Day was celebrated at Guardian Angel School, Oran, on Thu., Sept. 15. The day began with Mass at 8 a.m. The grandparents and students then proceeded to the school gym where everyone enjoyed cookies, milk, and coffee. The students and their grandparents made special memories together. Read more

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Top-seeded JV Redwings take First Place

BLUE RIBBON REDWINGS—The Guardian Angel Redwings of Oran, MO, participated in the the junior varsity basketball tournament at St. Joseph School, Scott City, on December 9, 11, and 12, where they received First Place and were undefeated in the Christian Youth League.   Pictured ​were​:  ​(front row) ​Owen Forehand, Riley Schlosser, Nolan Loper, Drew Pobst, ​and​ Lawson Hahn​; (back row) ​Coach Andrew Hulshof, Kyle Eftink, Gabe Dirnberger, Logan Rose, Connor Watkins, Nathaniel Woods, ​and​ Coach Kent Mangels. (Submitted photo)
BLUE RIBBON REDWINGS—The Guardian Angel Redwings of Oran, MO, participated in the the junior varsity basketball tournament at St. Joseph School, Scott City, on December 9, 11, and 12, where they received First Place and were undefeated in the Christian Youth League. Pictured ​were​: ​(front row) ​Owen Forehand, Riley Schlosser, Nolan Loper, Drew Pobst, ​and​ Lawson Hahn​; (back row) ​Coach Andrew Hulshof, Kyle Eftink, Gabe Dirnberger, Logan Rose, Connor Watkins, Nathaniel Woods, ​and​ Coach Kent Mangels. (Submitted photo)

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