David Oakes

Reporter for Eudora News

Recent stories

USD 491 Board approves stadium bids
March 18, 2010
The Eudora USD 491 Board of Education at special meeting Tuesday night unanimously approved bids to build a district stadium.
USD 491 Board of Education hear from staff and patrons regarding budget cuts
March 18, 2010
With impending budget cuts looming, teachers and parents made their voices heard at a Thursday meeting of the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education.
EHS staff: Cuts could cause regression
March 18, 2010
This is the third in a series of stories that will take a closer look at the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education’s options for budget cuts.
Council clarifies process for filling vacant seat
March 11, 2010
The Eudora City Council at a meeting Monday set a timeline for filling the seat former Councilman Fred Stewart vacated two weeks ago.
Staff say losing reading positions at EMS would be a setback for all subjects
March 11, 2010
This is the second in a series of stories that will take a closer look at the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education’s options for budget cuts.
USD 491 sets stage for big decisions
March 11, 2010
The fate of the Eudora USD 491 district stadium likely will be decided at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting.
Teacher recognized for efforts to make math applicable to everyday life
March 4, 2010
The quadratic formula, parabolas, the Fibonacci sequence. These terms strike varying levels of fear and boredom into the hearts of some. The challenge for Eudora High School math instructor Scott Keltner is to make that information applicable to everyday life.
Staff and parents voice concerns about half-day kindergarten
March 4, 2010
This is the first in a series of stories that will take a closer look at the Eudora USD 491 Board of Education’s options for budget cuts.
Eudora student adds to an already full schedule of activities
March 4, 2010
Mason Kelso sits at the piano, organizes his sheet music and his hands hover above the keys. You wouldn’t know by the somber look on the 14-year-old boy’s face that he was about to accompany several youngsters in the bouncy kindergarten staple, “Thee Little Fishies.”
Stewart resigns from Eudora City Council
February 25, 2010
Eudora City Councilman Fred Stewart will resign from his position on the council because of health issues.

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Recent photos

Eudora Middle School English instructor Paul Boone talks to his students Tuesday, putting into context the content of a play called “Pandora’s Box.” Possible cuts at EMS would do away with three reading positions that allow reading and English to be taught in separate classes. The cuts would make it nearly impossible for Boone to do such activities that increase students’ understanding of the content they’re studying.

Eudora West Early Childhood and Family Center kindergarten instructor Mandy Meyer helps kindergartner Rylee Calhoon with a language arts activity.

Mason Kelso, 14, accompanies Eudora kindergartners at a Feb. 16 music program. Kelso has been playing piano for about 10 years and was hired as the Eudora Elementary School accompanist in December.

Chiropractor Doug Mateo gives Susie Pryor an adjustment Monday afternoon. The Eudora Chamber of Commerce named Mateo Chiropractic the Business of the Year for 2009.

Joanne Kite, of Eudora United Methodist Church, and Maureen Reilly, of Holy Family Catholic Church, serve Brian Sexton and his son, Zach. The Sextons are part of the Family Promise program.

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