2018-06-24 / Viewpoints

Letters to the editor

NL Odyssey of the Mind program thanks supporters

Dear Editor,

The New Lothrop Odyssey of the Mind (OM) program would like to thank everyone who helped get our two teams to the World Finals tournament at Iowa State University May 23 – 26. Both teams finished 26th in their problems, competing against teams from all over the US and 13 other countries.

First and foremost, a huge thank you to Ziola Farms and ZCI for their generous donation of a quarter of beef that was raffled off to raise funds for the OM teams. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, and congratulations to Brian Adelberg who had the winning ticket.

Thank you to all of the local businesses, friends, and family who donated to have their names on the sponsor t-shirts that the teams wore during their trip to Iowa: Edward Andres, Bauman Brothers Auto Parts, Beecher Rd. Chiropractic, Big Joe’s Bar, Melinda Beresford, Beverly Birchmeier, Don Bishop and Elaine Krupp, G.R. Bishop Masonry, Inc., Kelly Bishop, Inc., Ronald and Shelly Boardway, J & J Brown, Greg and Nicole Bruff, Jason Butcher, John and Emily Butcher, Denny’s Tavern, Designs by Bean, E & L Hardwoods, Richard and Marilyn Fedchenko, Jesse and Stephanie Forsyth, Grombir Transport, Harris Insurance Agency, Jeff Henige, Lou and Sue Henige, Dr. Steve Hildensperger, Chris Krupp, Kevin and April Krupp, Stan and Jay Kuchar Cabinets, Attorney Jana Kurrle, Dr. Marcos Machado, M.D., Martin and Jennette Maier, Merrick and Shannon Matthews, Skip and Kayla McCormic, Nicole McElroy, Doug Moeggenborg/Edward Jones, Kirk Newman, New Lothrop Insurance, Inc., Oxford Bank, Peterson’s Body Shop, Physician Anesthesia Service, Justin and Ann Ranson, Reflections Dance Studio, The Southgate Family, The State Bank, Timbers Bar and Grill, Tip’n Point Grocery and Meat Market, TKY Systems, Curtis Tucker, Ultimate Visions, Ultra- Dex, Roni Vanitvelt, Village East Party Store, Village Sales, Waddell & Reed, Watershed Creek, Wendling Orthodontics, Fred and Katie Wendling, and Elaine Zajdlik.

And finally thank you to everyone who purchased items from the OM Tupperware fundraiser, purchased candy bars, gave cash donations, or donated cans and bottles. The New Lothrop OM program is grateful for the generous support from the community that allowed us to compete in the regional, state, and World Finals tournaments. Please remember to support your local business who generously support OM and the many other programs that make New Lothrop schools great.

New Lothrop Odyssey of the Mind Teams,
Parents, and Coaches

Sons of the American Legion seeks new members

Dear Editor,

Chesaning Sons of the American Legion Squadron 212 is looking for new members. Founded in 1932, Sons of the American Legion exists to honor the service and sacrifice of Legionnaires. The SAL’s missions is to place an emphasis on preserving American traditions and values, improving the quality of life for our nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families, and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship.

Since 1988, SAL has raised more than $5.8 million for the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. SAL members have volunteered over 500,000 hours at veterans’ hospitals and VA homes. If you are a male of any age and your father or grandfather is an American Legion member, or your father or grandfather is deceased and would have been eligible for Legion membership, you may be eligible. If interested, call Adjutant Bob Schulte at (989) 323-0673 or Vice Commander Ed Railling at (989) 323-0436.

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 212

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