Medora school auction raises money to pay bills


An effort to clean house at Medora Community Schools in recent weeks produced $2,626 in cash to help pay the bills.

“We had 31 bidders and I don’t think any of them went away too unhappy,” Superintendent Tom Judd told trustees during their meeting Monday night in the school media center.

Judd was referring to a Nov. 3 auction of surplus items including old band uniforms, overhead projectors, a lathe, drill press, band saw and a guitar amplifier as well as one school bus that netted the corporation $1,200. Two glass backboards with goals also netted an additional $600.

Judd said the auction, conducted by volunteer Terry Barnes, proved to be fun as some community residents in attendance were able to purchase the band uniforms they wore years ago when attending the school.

“It was hard to put a price on the uniforms, so we let them buy things for $1,” Judd said. “I feel pretty good about the auction.”

He said additional surplus items were found while items were being prepared for the auction, so the corporation might conduct another sale a year from now.

The corporation also recently received some more good financial news, Judd said.

“We had a $3,000 anonymous donation to be used to purchase

instructional supplies at the request of teachers,” Judd said.

In an unrelated matter, trustees approved the personnel report.

That included appointment of Rusty Rogers as seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball coach and Logan Farmer as the fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball coach.

They also agreed to appoint Anita Bartley as a part-time preschool special education aide and Vicki McCory as a part-time evening custodian. McCory replaces Betty Byarlay, who recently resigned.

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