Sunday, May 10, 2009

WHS Baccalaureate Services

Baccalaureate services for Washington High's class of 2009 are a week from today (5/17). The Christian worship service is open to all family and friends of the senior class. Several seniors will be involved in the praise band, vocal choir and puppets. Anyone who has pictures of the graduates' faith experiences, and would like to share them to during the ceremony's video show, should contact Lynette Sievers by the end of the day today.

BOS Preview

Washington County Supervisors will appoint a weed commissioner at this week's meeting. Auditor Bill Fredrick says this person will be in charge of controlling noxious plant life this summer. The supervisors will also make an appointment to the Board of Health. Several road related items are also on the agenda, including contracts for culvert projects and surface overlays on Vine Avenue, and establishing a bid letting date for the annual fuel contract. The meeting starts at 9:30 am this Tuesday in the lower level of the Washington County Courthouse.

Home School Fundraiser

Mid Prairie's Home School Assistance Program is hosting a fundraiser at Barnes & Noble in Coralville on Saturday May 16th. Community Supporters can make purchases in the store from 9 am to 10 pm on that day and the program will receive a percentage back for supplies for our Lending Library. They will be hosting two events that are free and open to the public that evening. 6:00 PM will be a fun game night with prizes and at 7:00 PM they will have a Pajama Story time. Attendees are encouraged to wear pajamas to the event. Staff teachers will be reading stories and doing activities while sipping hot chocolate samples from the Barnes & Noble Cafe.

Graduation Thoughts

This is the time people are thinking about high school graduation. Washington County Sheriff Jerry Dunbar says Remember the thoughts that ran through our minds; we all realized we were now considered adults, high school was behind us, and the world was laid at our feet. He says these new graduates have the same thoughts. Dunbar says when you meet one of these new graduates, take the time to give them a firm hand shake, look them in the eye, and sincerely wish them well. Its up to all of us to give these leaders of our future the confidence and support they need to be successful.