12/28/2005 – News


Volume 122, Number 47             Wednesday, December 28th, 2005



Bank donates
DeWayne Streyle of Leeds, right, president of United Community Bank, presented Kaye Nelsen, representing the Leeds All School Reunion Committee, a check in the amount of $1500 for the Leeds All School Reunion. The money will be used for expenses related to the reunion which will be held June 30 through July 2, 2006. According to Mrs. Nelsen, "The reunion planning is going well and we appreciate the generous donation and the support that United Community Bank has given to this event."



Youngest reader?
Proud grandparents Dale and Mavis Halvorson of Minnewaukan and Williamston, Mich. wonder if their granddaughter, Sarah Smith, one year old, is the youngest reader of the Farmers Press. Sarah is the daughter of Dr. Melissa and Dan Smith of Williamston.



Kids make stockings
The Leeds kindergarten class enjoyed a sewing lesson with Carol Thompson.
Students each sewed together a Christmas stocking, on which they also sewed a big button. They then glued their initials to the stocking. The stockings are on display in the kindergarten room at the Leeds School, each containing a candy cane supplied by Mrs. Thompson. Arnikka Thompson is shown here.

Braydon Follman and Rochelle Hansen show their stockings.

Arnikka Thompson and Danielle Schwanke show their stockings.

Carol Thompson shows how to sew a stocking as Garrett Johnson looks on.



Artist-in-residence
An open house was held December 9 at the Maddock School to view the students’ artwork during the two-week artist-in-residency program. The artist was Gretchen Bederman of Mandan. This program is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Volunteer Mavis Arne is helping second graders Noah Arnold, Aaron Ellingson, Caleb Cox, Brooks Duren and Jessica Hill.

Artist-in-residence Gretchen Bederman helps students Brooks Duren, Ethan Karlsbraaten and Noah Arnold.

Viewing the artwork during the open house are Janet Olson, Hannah Pierson and Barb Olson.



Christmas concert
The Maddock Elementary School presented its Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 5 with performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Both performances were well attended and students and adults enjoyed the Christmas songs and merriment.
The eight kindergarten students posed as Santa’s reindeer and sang songs about reindeer. Each music class in grades 1-6 sang songs about the different colors of Christmas as the sixth grade students narrated a story poem called "Paint Me A Christmas."


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