Daily Announcements for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

General Announcements @FMHighSchool:

  • Congratulations to the following art students for their awards in the Fort Madison Art Center High School Art Show:
    • Carlee Kennan – 1st and 3rd place in photography;
    • Carlee Keenan – 2nd place in mixed media;
    • Jaycie Gordon – 2nd place in photography;
    • Jonathan Specht – 1st place in color;
    • Olivia Williams – 1st place in sculpture;
    • Zina Johnstun – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Cameron Kempker – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Kylee Newkirk – honorable mention in drawing;
    • Kaela Baker – honorable mention in drawing.
  • 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 Bloodhound golfers as they participate in the Lee County Invite at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course today starting at 1:00 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls track team as they host the Pen City Relays this afternoon at Richmond Stadium.  Events start at 4:30 PM.
  • Good luck to the boys tennis team as they travel to Muscatine today.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.
  • Best of luck to the girls tennis team as they head to Davis County to play the Mustangs.  Matches start at 4:30 PM.

Volunteer Hours Available:

  • In the coming months, Main Street will have several volunteering opportunities for students.  If you are interested in volunteering for the following events, please contact Cassie Gilbert at cgilbert@fortmadison.com or by phone at (319) 372-5471.
    • 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 tomorrow.  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 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 Joseph Stevens.

Lunch Menu:

  • Loaded omelet or biscuits and gravy;
  • Diced potatoes;
  • Mandarin oranges and/or pears.
  • April birthday treats.

Word of the Day:  Treaty – noun [tree-tee]

  • A formal agreement between two or more countries:
    • A treaty is often used to end a conflict or war.

This Day in History:  1803 – France and the United States sign a treaty for the American purchase of the vast Louisiana Territory, cementing the idea of westward expansion of the United States past the Mississippi River.

Fact of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase cost the United States $11,250,000 in 1803.  That would amount to $233,997,657 today.

Quote of the Day:

Did You Know?   Believe it or not, there are no bridges which cross the Amazon River.

Educational Technology:

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