Academic Excellence On Display At Pine Post Office

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A large bulletin board cheerfully decorated by Pine-Strawberry school students greets those who enter the local post office.Subjects vary but are always interesting, fun and educational.

The current eye catching theme showcases efforts of the school's seventh- and eighth-grade students.

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Pine-Strawberry seventh-grade student Sarah Krogulski takes time out of picking up the family mail at the Pine post office to mull over a bulletin board done by her classmates.

For it, language arts teacher Eileen Hayes assigned students to research and write an essay about their favorite sports personality.

The essays, which include a picture of the person chosen, are written about a diverse group of athletes including a jockey, racecar driver and soccer, baseball and football players.

n "Shooting with a Bang, Kara Lang" author, Bethany Sprinkle told of a young soccer player she predicts will bexciting to watch in the future.

In researching hockey player, Shane Doane, Sarah Davis was inspired to write, "I used to think Shane Doane was just a great hockey player, but after learning and researching about him, I now know that he is a kind, charitable man that loves God and his sport."

Complementing the essays are tessellations designed by Scott Jacobson's math class. A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps. Jacobson showed students how to make the tessellations on the computer and "the kids took off," he said.

On your next visit to the post office, stop and check out the bulletin board, you never know what you'll see.

And if you come across any of the students who participated, give them a pat on the back for a job well done.

PSWID recall election

here appears to be some confusion about the logistics for the March 11, recall election.The following was forwarded to me and I am passing it on to clarify questions.

f you are: a resident of the district and registered voter in Gila County, you should receive a (notice of) ballot mailing and subsequent ballot (Note:You should have already received the notice that a ballot will be mailed to you.)

If you are: a "Non-resident" (property owner in the district who resides in another Ariz. county) and a registered voter in another Arizona county, you should receive an "Affidavit" that must be completed and mailed back to the county. Note:he affidavit must beeceived by the county before February 29, 2008.

Important dates:

Feb. 18, - County will begin mailing ballots, not all will be mailed at one time.

Feb. 29, -ffidavits must be received at the county, postmarked by that day is not sufficient.

March 11, -- All ballots must be received at the county elections department or at the Pine library by 7 p.m.

A county elections representative will be at the Pine library one day per week, day and time to be posted.

Completed ballots may be placed in a "ballot box" at the Pine Library any time during regular library hours or mailed to the county elections department.

Business hours at the library in Pine are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.The library is closed Sunday and Monday.

Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library mailing survey

In the next few days, you will be receiving a survey from thesabelle Hunt Memorial Public Librarysking for your input.Please take the time to complete and return it to the library.

A self-addressed stamped return envelope will be included with the survey and there is plenty of room for comments.Please be honest.The library board is researching services provided, programming and possible funding for a new library.

The library wants to thank you ahead of time for taking the time to fill out the survey.
Call Becky Waer, Library Manager at (928) 476-3678, should you have any questions.

March Madness at Pine Library

If you are looking for activities for the kids to do during spring break, the ever-popular "Movie Madness" will return March 13 to the Pine library.A children's movie, title to be announced later, will be shown at 11 a.m., complete with snacks.

Also, the Pine library is offering a drawing class March 14 for home-schooled children ages 8-12-years. There is no charge for the class and materials will be provided.

The class will be held in the library activity room, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 25 home schooled students.

To enroll, stop by the Pine library or call (928) 476-3678.
Throughout the month of March in the library, there will be a special exhibit to honor Dr. Seuss' birthday.Stop by the library and check out the array of Dr. Seuss books, movies, games and learning activities.

Pre-school story time continues every Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m. for little onesges 2 -- 5-years.Stories, songs, music, puppets, movement and finger play activities, and crafts are offered.All little ones welcome.

For the older set, the Rim Country Writers group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the Pine Library Activity Room.
For those considering writing, but need help, information, support or motivation, come to the relaxed, informal meetings.Everyone is welcome.

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