By Brianna Beamer

The semester event schedule for the book club will revolve around the group reading Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library.

“We are currently reading Escape from Mr.Lemoncello’s Library collaborating with the Medina book club in Medina Tennessee, and looking forward to seeing the movie based on the book Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.” Media Specialist and Book club director, Mrs. Cooper said.

The club will get to watch the movie as an added extra and skype with the author, Chris Grabenstein, at the end of January.

“I am really excited to be able to Skype with the author of the book we are reading, and I like reading in general so this is really fun for me.” Emma Raney said.

Students are excited about the upcoming events of the year and are always accepting members.  Other Book Club activities include a book tasting, where students find a book that they would like to check out while eating their lunch with friends. In February, the book club will host Blind Date with a Book. This is an event where the books are covered and you switch around with the people at your table and rate the books you get.

Eighth grade Roughnecks pull 24-22 win over Winona

The eighth-grade Roughnecks came out on top last Thursday night with a hard-fought win over the Winona Wildcats, 24-22.

Landon Anderson threw for two touchdowns with Sam Dusek on the receiving end of both. Gunner Solis caught another pass from Anderson for another White Oak touchdown.

Gavin Bzdil rushed for a two-point conversion in the second quarter.

“The boys start district play this Thursday,” Coach Steve Gillispie said. “The boys are getting better and better each week and now it’s time for the fun to begin.”

The Roughnecks will travel to Hughes Springs for the first of five district games.

By: Brianna Beamer

The Best Gift Ever

The best gift I’ve ever given to someone was a marshmallow bow and arrow. The person I gave this gift to was my little brother Ayden. As soon as he opened it his eyes practically popped out of his head and he screamed his thank you’s. I have to admit, I felt like the proudest sister of all time. This is why I think this was the best gift I ever gave.


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This about the day I slept next to my little cousin and it turned out he had strep.

Me, my mom, and my sister were on our way to my aunt’s house, so me and my sister could spend the night with my 6 year old cousin.  It was raining very hard and the road started flooding big time. I looked out the window and looked down, I saw water halfway up the tires. I felt a lump coming up in my throat along with panic, my eyes widened when I spotted a car in a few lanes over stuck in the water up to it’s doors. As soon as I saw that I turned and looked at the windshield where I couldn’t see the road and waited for my mom to say something. Suddenly my mom spoke up and asked if we wanted to get something to eat we said yes then went to wendy’s. When we got our food the fries were a little too salty so it kinda burned my tongue. As we neared my aunt’s house the storm let up a little. We pulled up into the driveway and I raced in, as I came into the house I smelled some kind of soup, plus their house always smelled like baby powder. My cousin came running at me and I scooped him up in a bear hug then I put him in a choke hold and gave him a nuggie. My sister came in with her bags followed by my mom. I went back outside to get mine then put them behind their couch. I heard a soft meow from my uncle’s chair and I looked and saw he had a kitten in his lap!! “Oh my gosh she’s sooo cute what’s her name” I gushed. “His name is Milo.” he told me. “Oh that’s a really good name for him but where is Otis?” I teased him, and he chuckled a little. My uncle informed my mom that the weather was soon to get bad so she might want to leave, we all said our goodbye’s and she left. My aunt told us to get ready for bed then go to our sleeping places], we did. As soon as my aunt left the room my little cousin started to have a restless sleep, so I stroked the back of his hair and he calmed down. Just then my aunt came and felt Keegan’s arms and legs and asked him if he wanted to get out of his pj’s and he said yes. After he took off his pajamas he got back into bed beside me and fell asleep while I was stroking his hair. I was getting super drowsy so I started patting his back and it was like it was on fire. I fell into a worried filled sleep until the morning. I was woken up by the morning light then went out into the living room. After a few minutes of eating and he hadn’t eaten anything my aunt offered him applesauce and he accepted. On his second swallow he said it burned his throat which troubled my aunt so she took us to the doctor and it turns out that he had strep throat. That is how I ended up sleeping next to my 6 year old cousin Keegan when he had strep.