"The Ole 60" Liberty High School Newsletter

This year the new Journalism class at Liberty High School has found a new way to keep parents and community members in the loop with what is going on in our school. We have decided to create "The Ole 60". This will be a bi-monthly newsletter that will include everything from upcoming school board meetings, weekly sports schedules, community events, and after school activities. We want to keep YOU in the loop.

Hi! We are the first Journalism class here at Liberty High School. Together, we make up a diverse class of Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores. We all have very different personalities and can't wait to show you what we have to say through this newsletter. Twice a month we will focus on various topics, but will always include the news and events you need to know. If you have something you want included in the news letter, LET US KNOW!

By Jonah Conley and Constance Owens

“Get Stuff Done!”

Salt and light has a powerful influence on our environment, but for salt to stop rot it has to be rubbed into the meat. For light to shine in the darkness it has to be set upon a lamp stand and not allowed to go out. We can go farther with salt and light and reflect it on us. We can be the salt and light of this community and of our school. Growing up, my mom always told me that your image is everything and to keep a good reputation. Following this simple rule could change your life in a time you don't expect it to.

Transforming the old society is to implant within the new society, with its different values, standards, joys, and different goals. Let watching people see the differences and find them attractive. You are the light so let it shine. Try to make change set goals and be determined to take risks and follow your passion. Don’t carry things that you should be casting.

A great way to be involved is to help out your community, entrepreneur and costume designer Latisha "Tish" Smith, owner of Rosietish, and co-owner of The Neighborhood is ready to make a difference in our town.

Tish says "As a smaller business owner it's hard to get big projects done. One of the goals is for our small business community meetings that will join together and work. We can join together and spend one night a month helping another small business with “chores” that keep getting pushed back."

Tish wants our businesses to work together. They will have meetings monthly and come up with different events. Shop small “nights out” and shop small “bingo” which will have customers travel to lots of businesses exposing them to more people. Getting the town involved is key! From her "donate the price of a bag" program, to helping our youth programs and giving kids a chance to sell their art so that they can be inspired to make a living from their talent.

In Mountain View, we have great local businesses to shop at and look at, so let’s support them! Shopping small businesses is better quality, better customer service, better prices and faster. They know exactly what you're looking for and always listening for your feedback remember they are working for you and not themselves. Also you’re helping your community when you shop local more of your money will be kept in your local economy. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhood, the spine of your local economy, and spirit of your town.

The Neighborhood Mountain View, MO
By Jesslyn Blevins and Macey Grunden


  • Thursday 12th- MVBT School Board Meeting @ 6 (BTE)
  • Friday 13th - No school teacher PD all day
  • Saturday 14th - (8:00 am) Mountain View Farmers Market
  • Sunday 15th - Spintronix Color Guard training; Work shops (10:00 am);
  • Monday 16th - Ozark Action at community center (8:00 am); City Council Meeting (6:00 pm)
  • Tuesday 17th - Tornado drill (10:00 am)
  • Wednesday 18th - Mountain View Garden club work day (9:00 am); MVFYC Adult Open Gym (6:00 pm)
  • Thursday 19th - Bus evacuation drill (after school)
  • Saturday 21th - Mountain View Farmers Market (8:00 am)
  • Sunday 22th - Spintronix Color Guard training workshops (10:00 am);
  • Monday 23th - Ozark Action @ Community Center (8:00 am)
  • Tuesday 24th - Fire drill (10:00 am); Chamber of commerce meeting (12:00 pm)
  • Wednesday 25th - MVFYC Adult Open Gym (6:00 pm)
  • Friday 27th - ½ day dismiss @ 12:30 (homecoming)
  • Saturday 28th - Pioneer Days Festival (6:00 am); Mountain View Farmers Market (8:00 am)
  • Sunday 29th - Spintronix Color Guard training workshops (10:00 am);

Monday 30th - Ozark Action @ community center (8:00 am)


  • Tuesday 1st - Earthquake drill (10:00 am)
  • Wednesday 2nd - Mountain View Garden Club work day (9:00 am); MVFYC Adult Open Gym (6:00pm)
  • Thursday 3rd - Food Enough for Everyone Distribution (F.E.E.D) (8:00 am); Mountain View Garden Club (2:00 pm)
The following places are hiring in Mountain View and the surrounding areas.

Mountain View

  • McDonald’s (crew)
  • Subway
  • Walmart (stocker)
  • Dollar General

Willow Springs

  • tractor supply (team)
  • Sonic (cook)
  • Sonic (carhop)
  • Dollar General

West Plains

  • Rue 21
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar tree
  • Walmart
  • Murphys

Birch Tree

  • Downie pallet
  • Dollar General
  • Birch Tree place house keeper
  • J & M Pole Co.

By Gage Jefferies and Mya Houck

Latest updates on school information and activities!

Varsity Football

  • Saturday 08/31/19 vs Richmond High School AWAY
  • Friday 09/06/19 vs Bolivar High School HOME
  • Friday 09/13/19 vs Thayer High School AWAY
  • Friday 09/20/19 vs Ava High School HOME
  • Friday 09/27/19 vs Willow Springs High School HOME (HOMECOMING)

J V F o o t b a l l

  • Monday 09/09/19 vs Houston High School HOME
  • Monday 09/16/19 vs Thayer High School AWAY
  • Monday 09/23/19 vs Ava High School HOME
  • Monday 09/30/19 vs Willow HIgh School HOME

MS F o o t b a l l

  • Thursday 09/05/19 vs Ava Middle School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/12/19 vs Thayer MIddle School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/19/19 vs Willow Springs Middle School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/26/19 vs Salem Middle School HOME

HS Volleyball

  • Tuesday 09/03/19 vs Willard High School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/05/19 vs West Plains High School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/12/19 vs Eminence High School AWAY
  • Saturday 09/14/19 West Plains Tournament AWAY
  • Thursday 09/19/19 vs Winona High School HOME
  • Tuesday 09/24/19 vs Cabool High School HOME
  • Thursday 09/26/19 vs Houston High School HOME
  • Saturday 09/28/19 Carl Junction Tournament AWAY

MS Volleyball

  • Tuesday 09/10/19 vs Mountain Grove Middle School HOME
  • Thursday 09/12/19 vs Winona Middle School AWAY
  • Monday 09/12/19 vs Summersville Middle School AWAY
  • Thursday 09/19/19 vs Thayer Middle School AWAY
  • Saturday 09/21/19 Shannon County Tournament AWAY
  • Monday 09/23/19 vs Eminence Middle School AWAY
  • Tuesday 09/24/19 vs Winona Middle School HOME
  • Thursday 09/26/19 vs Cabool Middle School HOME

L i b e r t y C r o s s C o u n t r y

  • 09/12/19 Willow Springs HS AWAY
  • 09/17/19 West Plains MS/HS AWAY
  • 09/23/19 Plato Elem/MS/HS AWAY
By Bella Scott and Elizabeth Waggoner

With it being our senior year, we can often get caught up in things. We hope you can make as many memories and have the best high school experience as possible your senior year, so we are here to keep you updated with what is going on.

  • Sign up for concessions for senior trip in the library. Every Concession helps pay for senior trip !!
  • Class of 2020 is selling parking spots for $15 and only $10 to renew the same spot from years past.
  • Jostens will be visiting for class rings and letterman jackets
  • Tux and drape pictures are coming up

If there are any senior class announcements that you need to put in the newsletter, please email Mrs. Tharp at mtharp@liberty.mvbt.k12.mo.us

By Kaleb Hite and SheeKota Gott
By Lynsie Nieves

Happy Birthday to the Staff Members in the Mountain View-Birch Tree School District. If you happen to see any of these staff members this month, don't forget to wish them a Happy Birthday!

  • Whitney Phillips 09/01
  • Shelly Renegar 09/04
  • Christy Robertson 09/04
  • Katherine Grow 09/05
  • Calem Simrell 09/06
  • Tressa Henry 09/06
  • Sarah McLaury 09/08
  • Andrea Greenan 09/09
  • Gay Self 09/10
  • Sabrina Reese 09/14
  • Karen Safranek 09/16
  • Elizabeth Shaw 09/19
  • Cynthia Mcewen 09/19
  • Mark Stephens 09/19
  • Marc Cornman 09/20
  • Brittany Dennison 09/20
  • Hali Marshall 09/25
By Mason Tharp and James Daniels

The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn on December 14, 2020, will either elect a new president and vice president or re-elect the incumbents.

-Democratic Candidates

  • Michael Bennet
  • Joe Biden
  • Bill de Blasio
  • Cory Booker
  • Steve Bullock
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Julian Castro
  • John Delaney
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Kamala Harris
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Wayne Messam
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Tim Ryan
  • Tom Steyer
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Andrew Yang
  • Bernie Sanders

-Republican Candidates

  • Donald Trump
  • Bill Weld
  • Joe Walsh

We will keep you up to date on the latest information for the 2020 Presidential election!

by Gabe Lopez Miranda and Madison Bigham

Upcoming music events in Mountain View, Missouri.

  • Sep 18 Val Serrant/ Africa Heartbeat, Camp Zoe
  • Oct 17th Newsboys , West plains civic center.
  • Oct 25th Effron White, Spring River Draft House
  • November, 7th, 8th and 9th Festival 2019 Fall line up
  • Oct 18, 19, and 20th, Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival

Upcoming Albums:

  • Drake- Care Package releasing August, 2nd
  • Post Malone- Hollywood's bleeding, September 6th
  • Jacks Jones- snacks, September 6th
  • Iggy Pop- Free, September 6th
  • Blink 182- Nine, september 20th
Top quotes brought to you by our students
By Mikala Segatto
By Kaitlyn King
Find the answers in the next edition

Liberty High School Journalism Class

1054 Old Hwy 60

Mountain View, MO 65548



Created By
Miranda Tharp


Created with an image by Dan Meyers - "untitled image"