After Firing, Popular Wal-Mart Checker Becomes StarHe's 52, disabled and long known for smiles and hugs. Shoppers loved him. They would purposely get in his line because they wanted to visit with Frank, The Kansas City Star reports. But then came April 2, the day of the gallon jug of Red Diamond Sweet Tea and the end of Frank the checkout guy.
As School Year Nears, Mo. Principal Defends Arming Teachers"Initially it was a little shock for some [parents] but it's been pretty well-received," Principal Aaron Sydow says. "More schools should take advantage of it. That's exactly what I would say."
Mo. Businessman Offers Free Land to Gun ManufacturersLandowner John Negri decided to make the offer soon after the December 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
West Plains School District Arms Employees A rural school district in the south-central Missouri town of West Plains it now allows some employees to carry concealed weapons into its school.
Missouri Districts to Vie For 'Race to the Top' GrantsThe grants are intended to support initiatives that help close achievement gaps and prepare students for college and careers.

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