Daily Announcements for Monday, April 10, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Congratulations to Reann Schneider for being a winner in the IHSA Reading Promotional.  You can see Ms. Puga in the LMC for your prize.
  • The Midwest Old Threshers would like to extend an invitation to ll 16-year old females to participate in the Miss Sweet 16 Contest.  The contest is held during their annual reunion, which is held this year from 8/31/17 to 9/4/17.  There will be an informational meeting on Saturday, 6/3/17 at 2:00 PM at the Old Thresher’s Office in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, located at 405 E Threshers Road.  If you are interested, you can follow Old Threshers on Facebook at Miss Sweet 16 Midwest Old Threshers.

Activities @FMHSActivities:

  • Good luck to the boys tennis team as they host the Chiefs of Keokuk this afternoon.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls soccer team as they host Keokuk at the Baxter Sports Complex this evening at 5:00 PM.
  • Good luck to the boys soccer teams as they travel to Keokuk this evening to take on the Chiefs.  Games start at 5:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis team as they travel to Keokuk to take on the Chiefs this afternoon at 4:30 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • In the coming months, Main Street will have several volunteering opportunities for students:
    • Mayhem on the Mississippi: Saturday, 5/13/17.  8:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Multiple opportunities will be available, including setup/tear down, registration, cheering audience, and timers.
    • Main Street Grand Bazaar: Saturday, 6/3/17.  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Several opportunities available including assistance with setup/tear down, registration, or creating interactive chalk art on Avenue G.
    • The Deport Farmer’s Market: Mondays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.  Preferably, volunteers should be available multiple times.
  • The 2017 Community Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, 4/22/17, rain or shine.  Registration will occur at 9:00 M at Central Park.  Registered workers are encouraged to return to Central Park after the clean up for a free lunch.  If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at (319) 372-5471.
  • The public library is looking for a few volunteers to help on Saturday, 4/29/17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  If you are interested, please contact Melissa Derr at melissa_derr@msn.com.
  • The guidance office is in need of volunteers to help show parents around the building during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, 4/12/17.  If you would like to help, please see Ms. Hayler in the guidance office to sign up for a shift.
  • The Soroptimist Club is looking for volunteers to help with setup, tear down, crafts, etc. for their Princess Tea Party on Saturday, 4/15/17 at the Comfort Inn.  Volunteers are needed from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Volunteers are not required to work the entire time.  Contact Laurie Wondra at (319) 372-7898 to sign up.  Please leave a message if there is no answer.

College Visits:

  • CaPri College will have a representative her on Thursday, 4/13/17 during lunch.  If you would like to learn more about CaPri College, please stop by their table in the MPR.

Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday to David Goebel from Saturday.
  • Happy birthday to Eli Fowler, Haley Greenhagen, Curtis Richardson, Grace Scott, and Sadie Steffensmeier from Sunday.
  • Happy birthday to Bryan Baker and Nakia Ross.

Happy Un-Birthday! (Celebrating Summer Birthdays):

  • Happy un-birthday to Julian Navarro, Teryn Parsons, Shance Redd-Donald, and Nadine Schaefer (August 9).
  • Happy un-birthday to Reuben Eid and Dristin Gregory (August 10).

Lunch Menu:

  • Tacos;
  • Corn and/or refried beans;
  • Applesauce and/or peaches.

Word of the Day:  Humane – adjective [hyoo-main]

  • Having or showing compassion and empathy:
    • Most communities have established humane societies for animals.

This Day in History:  1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York, City by philanthropist and diplomat Henry Bergh.

Fact of the Day:  The ASPCA quickly became the model for more than 25 other humane organizations in the United States and Canada.  By the time Henry Bergh died in 1888, 37 of the 38 states at the time had passed anti-cruelty laws for animals.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between World Series Championships.  There are 108 stitches on a baseball, which was designed by AG Spalding, the Cubs first manager.  The movies Taking Care of Business and Back to the Future II, which both show the Cubs winning the World Series, are both 108 minutes long.  Before winning a World Series game in 2016, the last time the Cubs had won a game in the World Series was on 10/8, 1945.  The final game of the 2016 World Series went 10 innings…and the Cubs scored 8 runs to win the game.

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