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Preschool moves to elementary

After 20 years preparing Peabody youngsters for kindergarten, Sunshine Preschool has seen its final graduating class of four-year-olds.

Donna Glover, Sunshine Preschool board member, issued a statement recently expressing the board’s appreciation for long-time preschool instructor Peggy Phillips and the support of the Peabody community.

“Sunshine Preschool provided valuable training to children entering elementary school,” said Glover. “Peggy Phillips served for 15 years as the teacher.”

USD 398 will host the preschool program when school starts. Veteran kindergarten teacher Venita Loewen will move into the teaching spot and Phillips will serve as her assistant.

“We hope everyone will continue to support the concept of preschool education,” said Glover. “We thank community members for their years of support and loyalty. Preschool has been a good addition to our educational programs.”

For more information about the new preschool program, contact the central office at 983-2198 or Peabody-Burns Elementary School at 983-2188.

Commodities available

USDA commodities will be distributed from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Peabody Senior Center.

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Marion County Leadership class of 2008 will participate in graduation ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday at Burns Community Building. Florence City Clerk Janet Robinson and Florence City Superintendent Phil Baldwin are members of the class.


Doyle Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Santa Fe Park. “It’s more than food.”


Community outreach dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop 108, 11:45 a.m., First Baptist Church, cost by donation.


Peabody City Council, 7 p.m., city hall, budget hearing.

USD 398 board of education meeting, 7 p.m., central office.


Peabody city employees will spray for mosquitoes, weather permitting.

Last modified Aug. 6, 2008