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EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">If you forget, there's always a pencil around to
remind you. Reeder, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic a phrase from Reeder to show St.
Joe Residents education should be top priority.</span>
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) In case you forget to bring a pencil to
the polls, one candidate has you covered.
Kenneth Reeder's red pencils carry a simple slogan, "Reeder, 'riting, and
'rithmetic." For Reeder, it's a catchy tune that means a lot to him and he
hopes it will show how good St. Joseph
"We don't have to be ashamed of what we've done," said Kenneth
Reeder, a write-in candidate for the St.
Joseph School District's
school board. "We have invested in our education and probably in the
Reeder is running as a write-in candidate for the school board.
More people might notice him as the opposition for PACT's $42 million bond
issue. But he hopes running will open communication.
"We welcome that," said Reeder. "We've had a lot of behind the
scenes meetings actually with the other side to try to get together on this so
we can roll the ball in the same direction."
Reeder describes himself as an entrepreneur. A businessman, Reeder is a
lobbyist for the people.
The same people he hopes will get him on the board.
"I think win or lose, come after next Tuesday, I think there is going to
be a big change from here forward," said Reeder. "There's no sense in
fighting each other."
When it comes to the two new schools, Reeder believes now is not the time as he
compares other districts in the region.
"Just look to the south of us, a few miles," said Reeder.
"They're fighting for accreditation. Not St. Joe. We've done well. We have
a good system."
Reeder is aware of the obstacle he faces. But all he asks is spell his name
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