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Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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Home School Student can Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Big Sandy Schools have already held meetings with parents of home school students. I was told they were informational and positive. With that in mind and to continue with an informational and positive note I have decided to print the following which...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Staffing Shortages hit Big Sandy

Big Sandy businesses are feeling the effects of the national labor shortage, particularly the larger employers in the area. The school system, the Medical Center, and Big Sandy Activities are all dealing with staff shortages, which is a particular...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 18, 2021

Boy's Locker Room gets new lockers

The Big Sandy Booster club has finished a special project just in time for Pioneer Football! Rich Jespersen, Special Project Manager for new lockers in the boy's locker room, had the lockers...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Liana Heimbigner starts new school year as Head Cook

With the start of a new year for Big Sandy Schools, there has been a staff change that will be noticed by students and staff at every level: Lianna Ophus Heimbigner is the new head cook for the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 18, 2021

Green Acres

Emerging Winter Wheat, Grasshopper Pests and Systemic Seed Treatment The following information was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers. The larger...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Big Sandy, I am encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. In reflecting on the past, it has been over 35 years since I came to Big Sandy and was given a chance as a young man to lead the saving and rebuilding of the Medical complex. But the credit...

 

Senior News

Menu Thursday, August 19- Bourbon Chicken with rice, veggies, and Banana Bread. Friday, August 20- BLT wraps, and dessert. Monday, August 23- Cattleman’s hoagie, Bean salad, and Peach Cisp. Tuesday, August 24- BBQ Chicken Pizza, Green salad, and...

 

Local Youth Enjoy Red Angus Roundup

"Red Cows, White Lights and Blue Grass" headlined the 2021 Red Angus Roundup trip held July 13-18 in Tennessee and Kentucky. Local youth attending include Andrea & Lance Rutledge and Jacynta...

 

Patching Cracks

“We have become a nation of thoughtless rushers, intent on doing before thinking, and hoping what we do magically works out. If it doesn’t, we rush to do something else, something also not well thought-out, and then hope for more magic.” Len...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Jacobi talks about Nursing staff shortage

“It’s like a family. I spend as much time with my nurses as I do with my kids and my husband. They’re part of the reason I want to go to work. Knowing that you have a good crew on at the start of your day, just makes your day start better,...

 

This week in History

August 18th in 1936 local officials deny State Highway Department claim that Big Sandy is a Speed Trap. (of course, Patrolman Snow did pull over the Highway Commissioner….) August 19th in 1942 War causes coaching shortage. Earl Julson fills in...

 

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