The Pope John students in the Francis and Joshua Houses will hold a paper drive on Saturday, July 26. The following are contact persons:
Ewing, Clearwater and Rural St John — Scott Moser — (402-485-9252)
Neligh — Brienne Gossman — (402-887-5473)
Petersburg — Chase Preister — (402-386-5739)
Elgin — Zach Eischeid — (402-843-5987) or Sister Pat (402-843-5461)
Items to be collected are newspapers, phone books, paperbacks and shredded paper, magazines, slick papers and mailings. Also to be accepted will be flattened cereal boxes, etc., of that quality.
Please note, if at all possible, please have papers bagged, (brown bags or plastic ones), but not put in cardboard boxes.
Items NOT to be collected are: Corrugated cardboard boxes, hard covered books (unless the covers are removed), spiral notebooks, calendars, manuals, etc. Have the materials at the pick-up locations by 8 a.m. on July 26, or placed in the protected area in front of the St. Boniface Gym no sooner than Friday, but no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Lots of familiar faces will be seen around Elgin and Petersburg this weekend.
It’s “Alumni Weekend” for graduates of Pope John XXIII Junior/Senior High School.
A full weekend of activities will get underway starting Saturday morning and concluding Sunday afternoon.
The annual alumni softball tournament will be played at Petersburg Park. The first round of softball games will get underway at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
At 5:30 p.m., there will be the Alumni Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. Immediately after Mass, at 6:30 p.m., an open house will be held at PJCC. Also at that time, a social will be held at the KC Hall.
Photos of honor classes will be taken, starting at 7:15 p.m. The alunmi banquet is scheduled to begin promptly at 8 p.m. at the KC Hall.
Following the conclusion of the banquet (approximately 9 p.m.), there will be more social time (open to all alumni).
On Sunday morning, beginning at 11 a.m., softball will resume at Petersburg Park with the championship game of the double-elimination tournament slated to be played later in the afternoon.
The annual Shari Schiltmeyer Scholarship Car Wash will be held on Friday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the One Stop parking lot.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin FCCLA chapter was successfully represented at this year’s FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
More than 7,500 nationwide members, advisers, alumni, and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), gathered in San Antonio, Texas, July 6-10 for the 2014 conference. Stephanie Bode, Madison Voborny, Sharla Schindler, Austin Miller, Dylan Widger - members of the Elgin Public FCCLA and their adviser Barb Bode - were among them.
This year’s theme for the annual national meeting was “SOAR With FCCLA”
According to advisor Barb Bode, students were kept busy. “Students attended Leadership Academy sessions, youth sessions related to social media and traffic safety, as well as exhibits and networking with other FCCLA members from across the country”, she shared. A highlight of the convention was keynote speaker, Consuello Castillo-Kickbush. Her message focused on “Servant Leadership: A New Call to Duty”.
The students also participated in the STAR event competition.
These competitive events are designed to build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills.
Stephanie, Madi and Sharla presented their project on Interpersonal Communication-Senior, receiving gold medals. Austin and Dylan participated in Life Event Planning-Senior and also earned gold medals.
The group also took part in FCCLA sponsored tours of San Antonio giving them the opportunity to experience the culture and people of the San Antonio region. This year marked the first year that the chapter has qualified students to attend the National Conference.
July 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The Elgin Veterans Club will hold a meeting on Monday, July 21.
Legion Commander Gary Hoefer said the meeting, open to all VFW and Legion members, will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall.
Hoefer said part of the meeting will be spent finishing up business associated with last month’s Moving Wall visit to Elgin for the Q125 celebration.