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0 Tom Fora kci' 1912-1970
In Loving Memor
Tom Foraker was horn on a farm in Lamar, Mo. He
graduated from the high school there. He received his B.S.
in Ed. from UMC in 1940. His first teaching assignment was
at the Hickman Mills School on Grandview Road. After
four and a half months there, he became principal at
Center High School until 1959. Before becoming principal,
he was an off-campus instructor at CMSU for three years.
In 1959, he hecame the superintendent of the Hickman
Mills School District. He belonged to the Missouri State
Teacher Association of School Administrators. Few people
knew that the gentle, happy educator, who led the school
district through so many of its most difficult years, was a
hero of WW 11. Mr. Tom Foraker died on May 29, 1976
after suffering a severe heart attack. His accomplishments
and devotion to the education of students will be long
Mr. Foraker makes his speech at graduation.
Mr. Foraker and Mr. Nesbit discuss plans for the construction of new
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School Board Proposes
The school hoard elected a new superintendent due to
the death of Tom Foraker. The new superintendent is
joseph Nesbit. The assistant superintendent is David
The school board meets the first and third Thursday of
each month. The president of the school board is Bill Wall.
He is assisted by Vice-President, Bruce Buie. Other
assistance is provided by Paul Province, treasurer and
Mildred Harness, secretary. Other board members are
Robert Blaylock, Jeanne Freeman, Paul Kamitsuka and
The beginning of our auditorium may not have happen-
ed without the efforts of the school board. We owe much
appreciation to the school board of Hickman Mills.
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President, Bill Wall and board member, Jeanne Freeman.
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Board members ponder over a difficult decision. The Board reviews the plans for the new auditorium.
The 1976-77 School Board.
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Sleek Honored b Friends
Nl r. Blaine Stock is one of a kind. If he is not tangling with morning
announce-ments, he is helping with school activities or a troubled stu-
denL Afterserving as principalfor 22 years,Blr.Steck has proved to
he a line colleague, a respected administrator and an involved, proud
liver four lunndred friends, reladves and students gathered to
honor Nln Steck on Scpteniher 25,1976.'felephone caHs,telegran1s
and words of congratulations came from admirers who wished to com-
mend him for his 21st year of service. Mr. David Cattle, assistant prin-
cipal and Mr. Kenneth Burkhart, vice-principal, were on hand in the
gymnasium to present Mr. Steck with his newly painted Volkswagon,
appropriately duhbcd G'Eagle If, He also received several mementoes,
a hrightly painted portrait of himself, along with a chandelier which
will he hung, in his honor, in the new auditorium. To make "Blaine
Steck Night" evcn more special, friends arranged to place a diamond
in the setting of Mr. Steekis Ruskin ring.
Along with more festive duties, Mr. Cattle and Mr. Burkhart advise
B4r.Steck on everythinglYon1foothaH predictHn1sto Saturday deten-
tions.rFhey, along with our secretarkm, help keep the course of a
Ruskin schoolday, from admit slips to cafeteria conduct, in working
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M r. Steck, overcome with joy, at Blaine Steck Night.
This is the very last time, Mr. Burkhartf, warns Rita Chun
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