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10/29/2008 – News

Volume 125, Number 39           Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Pumpkin seeds
Parent volunteers Carol Thompson and Kari Follman helped Leeds elementary students clean pumpkins and separate the pumpkin meat from the seeds. The seeds were then seasoned and roasted to be used as a snack. Fifth graders Cameron O’Brien, Garrett Featherstone, Adam Fischer and Joe Silliman clean out their pumpkin.

Devin Schwanke and Katelyn Nelsen put seasoning on the seeds.

Good attendance
Oberon Elementary students with only one missed day or less of school in the first quarter got to go to Nathan’s Burgers in New Rockford on October 22 for ice cream treats. Left to right are, front row: Renee Cavanaugh, Cora Black Lance, Anthony DeMarce, Jason Rivera, Isis Greywater, Carlee Wadsworth, Jay Littlewind, Kellen Keo and Felix Black. Middle row: Louie Black Lance, Jore Thomas, Larissa Dunn, Steven DeMarce, Shawn Charboneau, Wyatt Ross, Levi Thumb and Destanee Black. Back row: Taylah Thumb, Bryson Robertson, Brock Azure, Chantel Ross, Cheyenne DeMarce, Cheyenne WhiteTail and Bryeann Robertson. Not pictured is Emily Thumb.

Earn award
Tonia Erickson (right) and Sherri Engkvist of the Wells County and surrounding area American Cancer Society Relay For Life earned Pacesetter status for raising more than $38,500 at the 2008 Relay for Life. This was the fifth year for the event in the Harvey area and the first year the total exceeded $30,000. According to Laurie Odden, community relationship manager for the American Cancer Society, only 15 percent of the 2008 relays held in the 12-state Great West Division qualified for the Pacesetter designation. This year’s event was coordinated by 16 committee members, who recruited 11 teams, approximately 189 team members, honored 62 survivors and 103 caregivers and gained 40 total sponsors who donated over $9,000.

Women donate
The Active Women of Maddock recently donated $50 to the school for its 21st Century Program. The funds will be used for snacks. Presenting the award is JoLynn Fautsch of the Active Women, right, to Penny Leier, 21st Century coordinator at Maddock.

Receive pencils
Mavis Maloney, president of the Mollargutten Sons of Norway Lodge at Maddock, recently visited each classroom at Maddock Elementary and presented each student a pencil from the Sons of Norway Adopt a School Program. Left to right are fifth grader Jaydin Risovi, sixth graders Ashley Risovi and Megan Olson, and Mavis Maloney.

Shoe tying 101
Kindergarten students at Leeds Elementary have been learning how to tie their shoes with the help of some high school assistants. Brenna Stone, Hannah Anderson and Sadie Vallier have been teaching the skill to Mrs. Nybo’s class. Pictured, left to right, are Kurtis Nelsen, Brenna Stone and Kylee Hansen.

Trees planted
This photo was taken October 17 as Minnewaukan second graders and sixth graders planted two willow trees in the back of the school outside the 4th and 5th grade windows. The trees were donated by second grade teacher Carrie Arness. In the photo are Misty Gourd, Drew DeMarce, Chazz Reeves, Melissa Olson and Micheal Greywater III.

Go to Sully’s Hill
The second grade class from Minnewaukan Elementary took a field trip on October 16 to Sully’s Hill near Fort Totten. They learned about animal furs, birds, bison and prairie dogs and took a nature hike where they saw an eagle’s nest and animal tracks. Going on the trip were, top row, left to right, Danae Allery, Alexis DeMarce, Darsie Longie, Alexis Driver, Mrs. Carrie Arness, Aiyanna Smith, Jaylen Greywater and Alias Hill. Middle row: Eric Thompson, Julian Azure, Tia Marie Brien, D’Ondre LeBlanc, Noah Littlewind, Mike Greywater III and Sam Shively. Bottom row: Haley Westby, Breena Alberts, Lance Gourd, Joran Rainbow and Melissa Olson.

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