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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
- 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 to Joseph Stevens.
- 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.