Friday, October 12, 2012

2013 Wall Calendar of One-Room Schools in Southwest Missouri Available from MU Extension for $25

Individuals interested in efforts by University of Missouri Extension and the Ozarks Country School Project to raise operating funds can directly help by purchasing a 2013 wall calendar for $25.

The calendars are available only as a pre-ordered item and they will be available in time to give as holiday gifts in 2012.

This year’s 12-month color calendar features watercolor paintings of images inside area one-room schools done by David Burton, civic communication specialist with MU Extension, and author of “A History of Rural Schools in Greene County, Mo.”

The calendar features paintings of Little Moore School in Lawrence County, the Lawrenceburg School in Lawrenceburg, Flat Rock school near Willard, the 1905 school on the campus of Missouri State University, and other images of familiar items inside restored one-room schools.

Pre-ordering is required prior to Nov. 16 and can be done in person at the Greene County Extension Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. 65807 or by downloading an order form online under the “rural schools” link at

The Ozarks Country School Association is a community development program of University of Missouri Extension in Greene County that partners with other historical groups in the region.

The mission of the OCSA is to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the one-room school experience in Ozarks. The goal of the organization is to work with groups as well as interested individuals and building owners to raise funds and awareness to maintain the historic one-room school buildings in the Ozarks and develop them as community centers.

For more information about OCSA or becoming a member, contact Burton at (417) 881-8909, via e-mail at or online at


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