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Community R-VI teachers honored for their years of service. Shown, from left: Bob Curtis (10 years), Mary Thomas (10 years), Sandy Gastler (25 years), Pam Hollowood (20 years), Nicki Poindexter (10 years), and Carylle Folta (15 years). Not pictured: Missy Carter (15 years), Karla Hilderman (10 years), Jennifer Gilman (5 years), and Tyler Kobush (5 years).

R-VI honors staff for service

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 11:49 am

The Community R-VI School Board recognized several staff members with certificates for their years of service during its meeting held last Wednesday. The following staff members were recognized: Sandy Gastler (25 years); Pam Hollowood (20 years); Carylle Folta (15 years); Missy Carter (15 years); Mary Thomas (10 years); Nicole Poindexter (10 years); Bob Curtis (10 years); Karla Hilderman (10 years); Jennifer Gilman (5 years); and Tyler Kobush (5 years) The

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