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10/22/2008 – News

Volume 125, Number 38           Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Getting ready for Halloween
Leeds Elementary students in grades kindergarten through third recently took advantage of a beautiful fall day and visited the Pumpkin Patch at the Jim and Judy Engstrom farm east of Leeds. Each student picked out a "special" pumpkin for themselves among the many different varieties in the patch. Jim and Judy posed with the children and their pumpkins.

Pumpkin pickers
These Leeds Elementary students stopped long enough from pumpkin-picking to pose with their keepers. Cody Jorgenson is in the back, Blayne Anderson is on the left in the front and Cody Dickey is on the right.

Caitlyn Blazer (left) and Callie Lawrence have found the perfect pumpkins.

Dalton Onerheim rests after finding the pumpkin he wants.

Mwkn volleypals
Minnewaukan School students participating in the Minnewaukan-Leeds Volleypal Program are pictured. The program pairs up a volleyball player with a kindergraten through sixth grade pal. The pals write each other letters after each home game. The pals participate in the volleyball games by being announced and standing with the varsity lineup. Left to right, front row, are Chelsea Rallo, Shelby Beecroft, Aiyanna Smith, Haley Westby, TiaMarie Brien and Errin Ambers. Middle row: Mandee Nealand, Danae Allery, Alexis DeMarce, Alexis Driver, Breena Alberts and Shelby Dejarlais. Back row: Chandra Anderson, Sydney Every, Shaylynn Martin, Shania Longie, Whisper Gourd, Angela Young and Beth Beecroft.

Attend choir festival
Six students from Minnewaukan School participated in the "Surround the State in Song" Choir Festival in Jamestown on Saturday, Oct. 11. The students spent the day rehearsing with 65 fifth and sixth grade students from the area. A concert was presented at Jamestown High School to conclude the festival. Students attending from Minnewaukan were, left to right, back row, Cherilyn Cloud, Drew DeMarce, Parker Mudgett and Dusti Greywater. Front row: Terry Morgan and Cathy Ann Santos. The students were accompanied by music instructor Debbie Dyste.

Grant received
The Leeds Ambulance Service has received a grant in the amount of $850 from the Impact Foundation to support the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). "We are happy to support the Leeds Ambulance Service’s ability to save lives in the region!" stated Pat Traynor, Impact Foundation executive director, left. Accepting the funds are Tami Kitzman, Tammy Urness and Cindy Smith of the Leeds Ambulance Service. Each minute lost in getting a defibrillator to a cardiac victim lessens their survival by 10%, and if defibrillation occurs within the first 1-2 minutes, survival rates may be as high as 90%.

Guitar players
The second grade class at the Minnewaukan School constructed hand-made guitars. This photo shows the class playing the guitars. Left to right, front row, kneeling, are Jaylen Graywater, Alexis DeMarce, Michael Greywater, Lance Gourd, Joran Rainbow, Eric Thompson, TiaMarie Brien, Julian Azure, Hunter Eback, Breena Alberts and Aiyanna Smith. Back row, standing: Gabrielle Mudgett, Haley Westby, Darsie Longie, Samuel Shively, Melissa Olson, Denae Allery, Ian Morin, Noah Littlewind, Alexis Driver, D’Ondre LaBlanc and Alias Hill.

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