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May 14, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN

Tribute to my Aunt Myrtle

Mother's Day brought mixed emotions.

My mother, Vanetta, went to church and out for a wonderful meal. Bob's mother, Carrie, stayed in this year.

My dear Aunt Myrtle lingered through the night, completing her last Mother's Day on this earth.

Myrtle was one of the most loving individuals anyone could have met. She made everyone feel as if you knew her for a long time, even though it might have only been a few minutes.

She always welcomed everyone into her home. Her famous saying was "Make it your home." Her kitchen was never too small for a roomful of people nor her house too unkempt for visitors. She just loved everyone and everyone loved her. To her children, Linda, Dale, Phillip and Susan: remember, she is only a breath away!

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Cascade Elementary

Boys & Girls Club - The final marking period has begun and the Boys & Girls Club of Cascade is still clicking away for our students. As a reminder, the club is open from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parents or guardians must sign the children out when being picked up.

Don't forget, June 4 is the last day of school.

The school is pleased to announce that enrichment teacher Amy Krumpe received a 2008 Great Teacher Award from the Great Books Foundation.

She was nationally recognized for her contribution to teaching by attending an awards ceremony in Chicago in April.

Krumpe was one of only 13 classroom teachers from across the country to receive the honor. The award is based on the dedication of teachers who motivate and challenge their students.

Smithsburg Middle

From the Principal's Desk:

"May is upon us and the end of the school year is quickly approaching. This has been a great school year and it truly is my hope that the children realize we are very proud of them. Their efforts in the MSA were second to none and I am confident they represented themselves and the community very well."

- Micahel Kuhaneck

College for Kids

Hagerstown Community College is once again offering its annual College for Kids summer enrichment program.

The program has been in existence since 1987 and now offers more than 70 courses to more than 700 students. Classes are taught in a small class setting with an emphasis on hands-on, interactive learning experiences specially geared toward children going into grades one through 10.

A wide range of classes are available that feature everything from science, computers, music and theater to history, art, fashion and travel, with new programs being added each year. College for Kids has 17 instructors for the 2008 summer program. Classes start June 23 and will continue through the week of Aug. 4. Students meet Monday through Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individual course costs will vary according to section and materials needed.

For more information about the courses offered or to learn more about the program instructors, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids. Registration is available online or by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Hagerstown Community College's College for Grade 4th and 5th Kids offers a wealth of summer courses specially geared towards elementary students entering grades four and five in fall of 2008.

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