2011-03-10 / Columns


By Judy Jones
297-3231 • jj127@centurytel.net

Just when we were expecting spring, Mother Nature ushered in winter, providing more snow than we’ve seen most of this year.

Sue Lehman, coordinator for the Consolidated Community School classes, has announced a Super Sitters class for all area students in fifth through seventh grades Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DeTour School. Instructor Rose Firack will teach the group the fundamentals of quality child care, home safety, and first aid. Drummond Island students will be picked up at the ferry dock at the 10:10 a.m. boat. To register for the class, call Sue at (906) 297-2011, extension 164.

DeTour High School students are the first in the Eastern Upper Peninsula to benefit from a grant for computers by the Intermediate School District. They each received a new computer this week, to use both in school and at home. The computers are on loan to the students until graduation, and the Intermediate School District encourages use by the entire family.

Congratulations to sixth grade student Madison Wilkie, who recently placed first in the regional spelling bee at Brimley and will now continue on to compete in the finals Wednesday, March 16, at Ishpeming.

The Sacred Heart Church will have a fish fry Friday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Raider Room at the DeTour School. There also will be Friday fish fries March 25, April 8, and April 15. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

Following the fish fry will be the DATA performance of “Aladdin Junior” in the school multipurpose room. Director David Rhinard and Music Director Jean Bloom are working hard with the large cast of students to make this one of the best performances yet. The play will be presented Thursday, March 17, Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m. The final performance will be a matinee Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. The information from parents who have students performing is that the costumes, under the direction of Paula Bosley, are truly spectacular.

Bob Vaught, one of the chaperones for the DeTour student ski group, called to let me know that I made an error in last week’s column. The group skis at Nub’s Nob, not Boyne. Bob also told me how well Nub’s Nob treats the group. They have a great time.

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