Macks Creek third through sixth graders are being recognized for their efforts in newspaper recycling.
Jerry Palmer of Palmer Feed and Recycling in Macks Creek bought a tractor using funding secured through Solid Waste Management District T from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The tractor will be used to load pallets of cardboard and newspaper onto trucks headed to recyclers in Springfield. Palmer says the tractor helps quite a bit with what the students have collected.
Next Tuesday students will be eligible for prizes at a ceremony that will be held at the school.