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The local branch of the NAACP is hosting a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Satur-day at the Dorothy Bram-lage Public Library, 230 W. Seventh St. Geary County Commis-sion Chair Larry Hicks is the scheduled guest speak-er. Community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact President JackieLee McDonald at (785) 492-8380 or (785) 762-4902.
Geary County Democratic women meeting cancelled
The Geary County Demo-cratic Women’s meeting for February has been can-celled.
Ground Hog supper rescheduled
The Lyona United Meth-odist Church Ground Hog Supper has been postponed until Feb. 11. Serving will begin at 3:30 p.m. and con-tinue throughout the eve-ning.
Diabetes support group meeting
The Geary County Hospi-tal diabetes support group will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Fegan A meeting room, next to the Thomas B. Fegan Dining Room. Laurel Peter-son, RN, certified diabetes educator at Geary Commu-nity Hospital, will present a program on “fad diets.” The support group is free and open to all people with diabetes, and their support families. For more informa-tion, or to sign up for diabe-tes counseling, contact Peterson at (785) 210-3344.
Aglow fellowship meeting
Pastor Mary Somrak will be speaking at the next Aglow Fellowship meeting Feb. 6 at the Hampton Inn, located at 1039 S. Washing-ton St. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. All are wel-come.
Cootie sweetheart dance
Military Order of the Coo-ties/Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary Scratch Me No. 6 will host a cootie sweetheart dance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8773, located on South Washington Street. Tickets (donations) are $15 per per-son, and $25 per couple. There will be door prizes, drawings and snacks. Dress is semi-formal.
The Junction City Arts Council will host its annual Sweetheart Dinner begin-ning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City. Tickets are $30 per person, or $240 for a table of eight. The cash bar opens at 5:30 p.m., with dinner-table ser-vice beginning at 6 p.m. Entertainment will be pro-vided by the JC Singers. Attire is festive. RSVP is required by Feb. 10. To pur-chase tickets, contact the C.L. Hoover Opera House box office at (785) 238-3906.
SAL roast beef sandwich dinner
The Sons of the Ameri-can Legion will hold a hot roast beef sandwich dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the American Legion, locat-ed at 201 E. Fourth St. in Junction City. Dinners will include a roast beef sand-wich, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetables. DJing will be by Fabelous “F” starting at 7 p.m. Tick-ets are $10. To RSVP (by Feb. 12), call (785) 238-2432.
With a smile, Joseph Richard sat by his fifth-grade son, Jerohn, as they dove into the world of math together. In the future, Jerohn will probably have a similar education experience with students across the United States. It’s the reason his father attended Lincoln Elemen-tary’s Common Core Night with him. “I think it was cool learning math and doing stuff with the Com-mon Core,” Jerohn Richard said. “I had a good time.”The purpose of the recent event was to help introduce parents to the Kansas Col-lege and Career Ready Standards, which are based on the Common Core Stan-dards. The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards were developed to bring together a single set of edu-cational standards in Eng-lish, language arts, math and science. Joseph Richard said edu-cational programs across the country are not equal and that’s another reason he favors the program. He believes everything should be equal across the board.“I don’t think it’s fair to say we’re going to have a set of standards across the country when the resourc-es in one city or county are not equal,” Joseph Richard said. During the event, Rita Powell watched her son Sean work with teacher Chelsea Faulkner as she showed him multiplication strategies. “They’re building on what they learn from each grade,” Rita Powell said. “They can change schools and they’ll be on the same standard if they move to a different school district.”Faulkner, a third grade educator, noticed a differ-ence since Common Core was recently implemented. “They’re more willing to explain what they’re doing, as they’re actually under-standing what they’re doing, instead of just giv-ing an answer,” Faulkner said. Although many parents are in favor of it, the sys-tem has sparked some con-troversy. Some people opposed believe it takes away educational rights from states and places it the federal government’s hand. But many educators pre-fer the method over multi-ple choice testing. Lincoln’s academic coach Marilyn Reynoldson shares a simi-lar opinion. “It’s going to create thinkers that perform the kind of things that are needed later in life,” Reyn-oldson said.
Common Core Night brings students, parents together
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Joseph Richard helps his son, Jerohn, during Common Core Night last week at Lincoln Elementary School. Jerohn is a fifth-grade student at Lincoln Elementary School.
The Geary County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) site is now scheduling appointments for eligible families to have their tax returns prepared. Appointments are available between 5 and 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will be held at the United Way, 139 E. Eighth St. in Junction City. Appointments are available between Feb. 10 and April 14. Individuals and households with a gross income less than $52,000 are eligible for the free service. IRS volun-teer tax assistors will prepare federal and Kansas state returns. Returns are prepared by appointment only. After making an appointment, individuals and house-holds will be required to bring proof of identification; all wage and earning statement forms; Social Security cards for spouse and dependents; bank account routing num-bers and account numbers for direct deposit; a copy of last year’s federal and state returns (if available); and any other pertinent documents or papers. For more information, or to make an appointment, call the United Way office at (785) 238-2117.
Geary County VITA site scheduling appointments
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Jody Hittle, a registered nurse at Geary Community Hospital (GCH), recently passed the certification exam known as CNOR (certified nurse operating room). Hittle is the nurse manager of the Geary Community Hospital Surgery Center. “I am very proud of her accom-plishments,” said Dawn Engel, RN, interim chief nursing officer. “Jody demonstrates her dedication to qual-ity and excellence in the surgery department. Obtaining her certifica-tion confirms her competence and capabilities.” As the only accredited credential pro-gram for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard. Earning the CNOR credential is a mark of distinction and a highly sought-after personal as well as professional accom-plishment. The CNOR credentialing program is for perioperative nurses interested in enhanc-ing as well as validating their spe-cialized knowledge and skills. Speciality nursing certification is an objective measure of knowl-edge, which validates that a nurse is qualified to provide specialized nursing care. More than 34,250 perioperative nurses currently hold the CNOR credential. Candidates have three hours and 45 minutes to complete the CNOR exam, which has 200 multiple-choice questions. These questions assess a nurses’ profi-ciency in nine comprehensive periopera-tive nursing subjects.
GCH nurse receives CNOR certification
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Sheridan Elementary School was one of 42 schools recently recog-nized as part of the sev-enth annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, which honors the top per-forming schools in the state. “The Governor’s Achievements Award is a significant recognition for Kansas schools,” said Kan-sas Education Commis-sioner Dr. Diane DeBacker. “The accomplishment rec-ognizes a school’s high expectations and the abil-ity of the school staff to assist students in achiev-ing to those expecta-tions.” The school must have been among the top five percent of schools in both reading and mathematics on the state assessments at its respective level and met one additional mea-sure. For elementary schools and middle/junior high schools that addi-tional measure is atten-dance and for high schools, the measure is the gradu-ation rate.
Sheridan Elementary receives Governor’s Award
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