Pointers Run pupils plan schoolwide Flag Day celebration WEST COUNTY -- Clarksvillle * HIghland * Glenelg * Lisbon

NEIGHBORS

June 10, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Flags will float and flutter in the breeze Monday, as patrioti folks mark Flag Day.

At Pointers Run Elementary School, special education teacher June Kirker thought the new school should have a schoolwide flag celebration, so she organized one.

Parents and friends of the school are invited to gather at the flag pole in front of the school at 9:15 a.m. Monday.

Surrounded by more than 20 flags and dressed in red, white and blue, students from each grade will play a role in the short ceremony.

It begins with reveille played by music teacher Michael Bevard. Kindergarten students will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, and first-graders will present a rendition of "You're a Grand Old Flag."

The second-graders will inspire participants with their interpretation of "My Country 'Tis of Thee." The third grade has planned a spirited recitation of a patriotic poem. Fourth-graders will explain the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance, and fifth-graders will review flag etiquette.

To end this fast-paced ceremony, all present will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

For more information, call the school at 313-7142.

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For more than 25 years Glenelg United Methodist Church has given recognition to local community service volunteers who are not members of the church. Last Sunday, the plaque for the Community Service Citation was given to the Ladies Auxiliary to the Lisbon Fire Company.

On behalf of the scholarship committee, chairman Mae Musgrove also presented scholarships to Amanda Brackins and Neil Niemi. The scholarships are given each year to Glenelg High School graduating seniors, who are church members.

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The Glenwood Community Club presented its annual scholarships to three students this spring. Jennifer Connolley of Glenelg High School won the Home Arts Award and scholarship.

Lisa Bewley of Glenelg High and the School of Technology won a scholarship for her work in cosmetology. Jennifer Fitze, she also attends Glenelg and the School of Technology won for her studies to become a nursing assistant.

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Eileen Hoffen, a teacher at St. Louis Catholic School in Clarksville for the past 16 years, will retire this month.

Mrs. Hoffen is a science and religion teacher for the upper grades. The faculty and students will join in celebration at a Mass tomorrow in honor of her contributions to the school. They send her warm wishes for pleasant memories of her years at St. Louis.

Twenty-six members of the St. Louis School Class of '93 will be making memories at their graduation ceremony June 26. The members of the class will mark the end of elementary school, as they look forward to attending high school.

Students who have received scholarships to high school are Michelle Bernhardt, Bryn Englehart, Richard Koza, Alison Milne, Christopher Nolan and Briana Paris.

Joseph Currano and Aaron Lorsong will receive free tuition for the next four years at St. Louis School. The Archdiocese of Baltimore awarded the Marion Knott scholarship to the fourth-graders.

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The Baptist Youth Fellowship of Gethsemane Baptist Church will present a Dinner and Variety Show at 7 p.m. June 22.

The cost is just $10 for adults, two for $10 for high school students and children under 12 are admitted free. A family ticket is $20.

There will be lots of good food and plenty of entertainment. Proceeds will help finance the Summer Mission Trip for the Baptist Youth Fellowship to Greensboro, N.C. There the students will conduct Backyard Bible Clubs.

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Bells tolled long and joyfully at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen after the ordination of Kevin Farmer recently. Father Farmer is a native parishioner at St. Louis Church in Clarksville. The emotional ceremony moved and awed family and friends, including some of his relatives from Ireland who came to Baltimore for his ordination. He was the only seminarian in the archdiocese ordained this spring.

Father Farmer, a former member of the St. Louis Youth Group, celebrated his first Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Louis on Mother's Day. Guests noted the occasion with a reception in the auditorium. During the Mass, which he celebrated with 16 priests, Father Farmer paid tribute to friends who had died. His theme was learning and growing through and with each other.

Father Farmer attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. He is currently serving at St. Jane Francis in Riviera Beach.

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Our local schools encourage parents with children who will enter a school as a new student next year to register their children as soon as possible. The school administrators will have time to plan for appropriate instruction for the children if they are registered early.

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Graduation for Glenelg Country School Seniors is Friday evening in the gardens at the school.

The seniors have participated in a rafting trip with Headmaster Ryland O. Chapman III, a cookout with the junior class at the home of the headmaster, a breakfast with the school trustees and an alumni luncheon honoring them.

The annual Glenelg Country School Alumni reunion picnic is Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Gould Building at the school. Call 531-6238 for more information about these events.

Glenelg Country School is continuing to register students for their summer enrichment and basic courses for students in grades two through 12. There's a whole passel of interesting programs to choose from, and courses can be combined with the day camp at the school.

The Glenelg Country School Day Camp is available for boys and girls aged 6 to 13, with a pre-kindergarten camp for 5-year-olds. Extended day and bus transportation are available.

For more information about the programs at Glenelg Country School, call 531-2229.

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