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  • Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment
    News, Student Life

    Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment

    April Earls, Copy Editor

    The Thayer Elementary School recently received new playground equipment. It was opened on the 16th of November. Jason Andrews, Thayer's elementary principal said the school board and superintendent decided that the elementary finally needed some advancements on the playground. "Most of the playground equipment that we were using was actually transported from the old elementary school on 6th Street, so we obviously needed to make some updates," said...

    November 16, 2017 was the first day for the students to enjoy the new elementary playground equipment.

    Photo provided by Jason Andrews

  • FBLA Goes to St. Louis for National Conference
    Clubs, FBLA

    FBLA Goes to St. Louis for National Conference

    Mikayla Allen, FBLA Correspondent

    Over 800 Missouri middle, high, and college students attended the 2017 Future Business Leaders of America — Phi Beta Lambda Fall Leadership Conference in St. Louis November 10-11. The National Fall Leadership Conference is the premier leadership opportunity for America’s business students each fall. In total, nearly 2,400 members traveled from across the country to the Show-Me State for two days of leadership development and career planning. “Missouri...

    Thayer FBLA Members Attend Fall Leadership Conference

  • Veteran as American as Apple Pie
    Features, Football, News

    Veteran as American as Apple Pie

    Ciera Henry, Correspondent

    "I am one of the lucky ones. I am still here at age 93," said Evert Johnson, a World War II Veteran and a 1942 graduate of Thayer High School in Thayer, MO. Joe Johnson said his dad was a baker on a ship that was stationed in Oakland, CA. "I used to tease him and tell him that he made a lot of 'dough' when he was in the Navy." Born in Thayer, Missouri on Dec. 27, 1923, Evert Johnson joined the Navy with a group of his high school buddies after he graduated THS. According to Histor...

    Ciera Henry, THS CAT CHAT Correspondent, presents Mr. Evert Johnson an American flag and thanks him for his service to our country during World War II.

  • Bobcats Win District Championship
    Football, Sports

    Bobcats Win District Championship

    Jalen Andrews, Managing Editor

    Not one, not two, but a three-peat. The Thayer Bobcats are district champions for the third year in a row after the 14-0 victory over the Pierce City Eagles on Pierce City's home field. The Bobcats have only solidified their domination in the Class 1 District 2 after another championship, despite their number 3 seeding going into the district tournament. They beat the number one and two seeds on their way to their third championship in a row, and...

    2017 DISTRICT CHAMPS-Head Coach Billy Webber, Assistants-Bryan Tate, Eric Metcalf, and David Meek.

    Photographer-Kelly Steed

  • Missouri Pumpkin Carver Earns Fame and Fortune
    News, Video

    Missouri Pumpkin Carver Earns Fame and Fortune

    Seira Murray, Graphic Design Editor

    Thayer High School math instructor, Mr. Lucas Brown, has a set of twin brothers. One of the twins has appeared on a Food Network show, "Halloween Wars." It's a reality competition featuring six teams who battle it out to make scary culinary creations. Each year the winning team captures a prize of $50,000. This year, Mike Brown was on that winning team. See the spookiest winning displays from "Halloween Wars" that Brown's team had to compete agains...

    Carvings from MB Creative Studio

  • St. Jude Treats Patients with Care
    News

    St. Jude Treats Patients with Care

    Jordan Burgett, Reporter/Photographer

    On Halloween, patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital want to just be kids.  According to St. Jude's media relations department, every year, doctors, scientists, nurses, and staff work together to turn the hospital into a giant trick-or-treating extravaganza for the patients. This is all done while providing exceptional care to patients just like Madison Bowers, a current freshman at Thayer High School. Bowers was once a patient at the...

    Madison Bowers Trick-or-Treating

  • Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat
    FBLA, FCCLA, Student Life

    Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat

    Emily Wood, FBLA Club Correspondent

    "Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat" is an event held in October every year by FBLA and FCCLA. “FBLA has been doing this for about sixteen years now, and we later joined with FCCLA to get more help and more cans”, said Mrs. Nikki Cunningham, the sponsor of FBLA. Members of each club come together in costumes of their own and go door-to-door for non-perishable food items that are donated to the local food pantry. “We always donate all of our cans ...

    THS Provides Food for Local Food Pantry

  • Red Ribbon Week
    Student Life

    Red Ribbon Week

    Seira Murray, Graphics Design Editor

    Thayer Elementary and High School participated in an annual program called Red Ribbon Week that occurs every October. This program was designed in 1988 to create a national awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. Megan Pitts, Thayer Elementary Counselor said, "The national theme this year was 'Healthy Me Is Drug Free' and that this week was focused on the many aspects of health and safety in our classrooms." One...

  • Whitaker Joins Elementary Staff
    Features

    Whitaker Joins Elementary Staff

    Jalen Andrews, Managing Editor

    One of the newest additions to the Thayer staff this year is Ms. Juliann Whitaker, a Thayer graduate who has come back to teach in the elementary school. Ms. Juliann Whitaker is teaching in the second grade this year, and is very excited. CAT CHAT asked her a few questions about what she did when she left, and about her return back. Q. Where did you go to college? How long? A. I attended College of the Ozarks in the fall of 2012 and graduated ...

    Miss Juliann Whitaker-Second Grade Teacher

    Photographer-Jacob Presley

  • Helping Hands from Missouri
    FFA, News

    Helping Hands from Missouri

    Jalen Andrews, Managing Editor

    After the devastation our country's coastal areas have suffered through this hurricane season, it is great to see the "helping hands" that come to the victims' aid. People from all over the country have assisted in the recovery effort, and southern Missouri is on this list. The Thayer, Missouri High School FFA and the rural community electric cooperative served as the "helping hands" used to assist those affected by the hurricane tragedies that impacted...

Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment

Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment

April Earls, Copy Editor

November 17, 2017No Comments

The Thayer Elementary School recently received new playground equipment. It was opened on the 16th of November. Jason Andrews, Thayer's elementary principal said the school board and superintendent decided that the elementary...

Veteran as American as Apple Pie

Veteran as American as Apple Pie

Ciera Henry, Correspondent

November 10, 2017No Comments

"I am one of the lucky ones. I am still here at age 93," said Evert Johnson, a World War II Veteran and a 1942 graduate of Thayer High School in Thayer, MO. Joe Johnson said his dad was a baker on a ship that was stationed...

Veterans Honored at Thayer Schools

Veterans Honored at Thayer Schools

November 10, 2017No Comments

Thayer High School hosted a Veteran's Day assembly on November 10, 2017. The assembly included music by the THS band, the junior high and high school choir, and the 4th grade class singing a special for the area vetera...

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  • Saturday, November 11

    Football

    Thayer 10 - Valle Catholic 33

Veteran as American as Apple Pie

Veteran as American as Apple Pie

Ciera Henry, Correspondent

November 10, 2017No Comments

"I am one of the lucky ones. I am still here at age 93," said Evert Johnson, a World War II Veteran and a 1942 graduate of Thayer High School in Thayer, MO. Joe Johnson said his dad was a baker on a ship that was stationed...

  • Several Bobcats Earn Honors in SCA November 9, 2017
  • Bobcats Win District Championship November 7, 2017
  • JV Bobcats Showing Bright Future November 2, 2017
  • Thayer Boys Basketball to Play at FedEx Forum October 27, 2017

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Some Say ‘Don’t Buy’, But I Say Why?

Some Say ‘Don’t Buy’, But I Say Why?

Angela Sorrell, Reporter/Photographer

October 31, 2017

The company that designed and distributed a controversial outfit this year is Halloween Costumes.com. They started their company in 2001,  and they sell costumes online or over the phone. Thei...

From the Heart of One Journalist to Another

From the Heart of One Journalist to Another

October 26, 2017

Politics Invading the NFL

Politics Invading the NFL

September 27, 2017

Eclipse from Totality

Eclipse from Totality

August 30, 2017

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Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment

Elementary Gets New Playground Equipment

April Earls, Copy Editor

The Thayer Elementary School recently received new playground equipment. It was opened on the 16th of November. Jason Andrews, Thayer's elementary principal said the school board and superintendent decided...

Veterans Honored at Thayer Schools

Veterans Honored at Thayer Schools

Quiz Bowl Starts Their Season Off With a Win

Quiz Bowl Starts Their Season Off With a Win

Fall Festival King & Queen

Fall Festival King & Queen

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