CARTHAGE, MO.--- Donations continue to come in for the Carthage R-9 Early Childhood Center. Southwest Missouri Bank donated $100,000 to the Carthage R-9 School Foundation. Earlier this week, the Board of Education awarded them naming rights for the parents as teachers portion of the new Early Childhood Center. It will become the "SMB Learning Center for Parents as Teachers." The school district has received more than $723,000 in donations to go toward the new center.
"We're not surprised by the the number of supporters. We may be a little taken back by the number of support, but we are very pleased to know that we have the support of our community," said Beth James Director of Special Services.
Constructions crews are on site, moving dirt and pouring the foundation.
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