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Bourbon 1 Leasburg Cuba Free Press -July 24, 2003 - Page 1C A Message from the Mayor's Desk The Bourbon Quilt Club received the Grand a:rapion award at the Crawford County Fair. .1 Bourbon s 150th birthday this year, the club :ade a special quilt of scenes taken from the :':urbon History Book. They will present the llt to the city council at the Fall Festival, Ptember 12. I got a special sneak preview a th ago, and it is an amazing work of art. The iil t was designed by Barbara Meiller, and each k was made by a different quilter. The result In OUtstanding visual beauty. Be sure to find where it is displayed and take the time to at it. neighbor has demonstrated that I was ' ::!ngl_ about the kudzu being a southern prob- il.i"'bY bringing some into city hall. !:i!Parently, it has moved this far north, with the !lp of peo le who thou ht it would be ood ere- . P g g Jn control. e has successfully killed it at his place by Lttmg the vine off at the ground, digging out beta s e center of the root, pouring Round-up into the ,mb, PPed in an area. Look for large, heart shaped .Ves on a vine that covers trees, (and every- flag else). You learn something new every day. o ]aYbe, if we are diligent, we can keep it under I radan th2:t:r=ae to remind everyone that it i s re to buy your dog license It is $8.00 until the end of July, then it goes up a dollar each month. If you are in the city limits, your dog needs a license. The funds help pay the costs of picking up stray animals in town. Nathanial Bollinger, who does our animal control, is a volunteer, but the program still has expenses in food, trans- portation, and fees at the Sullivan facility, if we have to use it. Nathanial does a great job of find- ing owners, or homes for strays. We appreciate his efforts. The rain has delayed the work on our streets and skatepark. The skatepark, especially, is a problem because it is in a low area that stays damp longer. Some of the street work is at the elementary school, so we hope to, at least, get that part done before school starts on August 14. The Boosters are planning a "SesquicenTEENial" night on Wednesday, September 10 for the young people in town. Several of the local teen bands are going to play, and it should be a lot of fun. Then, on Thursday, September 11, there will be a gospel sing. Any gospel group is welcome to sign up, just leave your name at city hall and someone will call you. The party will get into full swing on Friday and Saturday with the Fall Festival. All events will be at the community center, or Festival Park in front of it. Everybody's wel- come to participate in the festivities. If you have an idea, let me know, or come to the Boosters' meeting August 2, 7 p.m., at city hall. )rJ00ourbon student to attend college two years early ttde. nny MacDonald fore rl, Van Independant News staff writer :guf::aSB:ph:nic::ll: d :inik:hclm::s e -co "s, he will not back to Bourbon High ss 0o" come Lcv 'iz.'^ l l for his junior and senior years. He was :alleLe"  to attend Northwest Missouri State 7  rersitv thi 1 '.es l'%x  s fa 1. E,".uen I was sophomore, I had taken what is ci.PLAN Test, which is a preparation test for -- 'en I got the results back, the score showed ff tl Would have made between a 29 and 32 on the t.l. aal ACT. Northwest Missouri State University :.Y results and sent a letter asking me to apply If )L[  ehool. After the school received my tran- i1 and I submitted essays I was accepted. To .. 0 this achievement, the school is paying for or w r nt tier low rist )t bi slc .ition as well as my room and board for the two years. After that I will be able to transfer Y at the school," said Christopher Philpot, 16, aShurg. ilpot plans to major in computers at West and will receive his Associate of Applied :ce Degree after his first two years. It will then .p to him if he will stay at the school and get his 'hlor of n m 1 Scie ce degree or get it fro another As far as he knows, he is the first student in the Bourbon School District to score that high on the test. Even the counselor and the principal did not know how to react to this achievement. Philpot plans to live in the dorms and visit once a month. "I'm a little nervous, but I am definitely looking forward to meeting new people and knowing what college life is like," said Philpot. Although Philpot will miss his friends, he feels he made the right decision to attend Northwest. He hopes tJaat he will able to come back and graduate with his high school class in 2005. Philpot is leaving on August 14, and will begin his first year at college on August 18. "As the date gets closer, I become even more excited," said Philpot. Philpot is the son of James and Carolyn Philpot. "rm happy for him and proud of him for his accom- plishment. We will miss him, but wish him the best of luck," said Carolyn Philpot. While in high school, Philpot was involved in Scholar Bowl, FFA, Pep Club, the Gifted Class, and Beta Club. He was chosen for the national and state honor rolls and Who,s Who Among American High School Students. "I can't wait to go and I know it will be an experience of a lifetime," said Philpot. Didja Know ice Bremer i ja Know Kim Wissman, a n High graduate is a : . year student at /agton University in St. [' la the pre-med program. as featured in one of the ]:'erSity,s uublications telling . ir t her experiences wth the ,/Ja troaC, iculum" She is frm" byOi : g academic foundation lr?ing research experience _ Sessions Cole at his lab. :,anty'i  stated that the program "lOWed her to' interact with tilt-Cing physicians and some oI ! co , 0., h Untry s top researchers, 9_.. aPPen to be Washington ;dl;[00ity Professors She is the r of Mr. and Mrs. Donald I Wissman of Leasburg. Kim is studying biology and drama and has been in London, England studying Shakespeare this sum- mer. Didja Know the Bourbon Fire Department has received a size- able grant to replace their breathing apparatus equipment. They will now be able to pur- chase separate equipment for each fireman and will update to much more modem, life-saving masks and other protective gear. The Leasburg Volunteer Firemen also received a grant. Didja Know Jo and Howard Smith have been married 72 years? They celebrated their anniversary on July 19, and Jo Tlfis..-sul, - cb::j[ rst M00ss00onary "cole.  Pt00st Church Urbon, MO @on Harvest County Fair 00Growing the Fruit of the Spirit OI. I July 28 : August 1 5:30 - 5:50 Dinner 6:00 - 9:00 VBS Fun K thrUl I2th Grade I'l00ve Questions? Need a Ride? bnt let that stp Y u! Call 573 732-5420 cfp 7/24 will celebrate her 94th birthday Saturday. Their address is now 940 Mattox Drive, Sullivan, Missouri 63080. They are always happy to see and hear from their Bourbon friends. Didja Know Roy and Loree Ware are delighted to have their daughter, Dena Gwynn and son, Cody from North Carolina visit- ing with them for a while. Cody is happy to be getting better acquainted with his grandpar- ents and seeing all of the "histor- ical places" in the area. AS he said, C Where Morn used to live." ) He is also getting to know his aunts, uncles and cousins. Didja Know Minnie Rubenstein, wife of the late Simon Rubenstein, passed away on July 13? Minnie and Simon had a lot of friends in the Bourbon area and were the par- ents of Mrs. Alvin (Nancy) Siwak and Mrs. Phil (Bonnie) Levens. Our sympathy goes out to the family. Didja Know Irene King of Leasburg and her granddaugh- ter, Elaine Billeyn have recently returned from a two week vaca- tion in New York? They visited her daughter and husband, Donna and Albert (Duke) Hamlin. They enjoyed sight-see- ing while there. Didja Know the Marvin Webbs also enjoyed sight-seeing out west on a recent vacation. He said the weather in the desert was very, very hot, but didn't seem so bad as the air was dry. Didja Know last week we were looking forward to our first "Bourbon grown tomato" of the season? The day the paper came out Jr. Simmerly presented us with several. They were very good. Jiggs Wissmann brought us one of his first "Leasburg- grown" ones Sunday. Submitted photo Beth Cerulo, second from left, enjoys dinner with one Japanese family during her stay in Japan. Former Crawford County native travels to Japan for three week study of school systems A former Cuba, Missouri school student and native of Crawford County, now a teacher, was honored this past year for her accomplishments and performance in the teaching field. Beth Bishop Cerulo is a high school social stud- ies teacher in the Millcreek School System of Erie, Pennsylvania. This past summer she was chosen to be one of a select teachers group, representing the U.S., to travel to Japan for a three week study of that countries school system. The trip was sponsored by the Fulbright Teachers Program with all expenses paid by the Japanese government. They were given the "Red Carpet" treatment throughout the trip and show- ered with authentic Japanese gifts which could be used on their return presentations. Upon arrival in Tokyo they met with business leaders and government officials for a briefing of their itinerary. Cerulo was selected by fellow teach- ers to give the reply address thanking the Japanese government for their hospitality. After a week in Tokyo they were dispersed to other parts of the country. Cerulo was with a group who went to Onomichi which is near Hiroshima. Here they stayed in hotels and also had overnight visits wi, th Japanese families. While there they had time to visit the museums and historical places of Hiroshima where the bombing occurred in World War II. After returning the teachers were interviewed by both newspaper and television press and gave lectures in which they presented materials and information learned from this experience. When asked what was learned about education in Japan Cerulo made these comments. I was not aware of the attempt to reform their educational system. I think all of us were surprised because we thought the Japanese beat us in math and science and all other areas. And yet, they were really hop- ing we could give them ideas because they are real- ly kind of "missing the boat" when it comes to cre- ativity. It was interesting because they wanted to learn from us and asked many questions. Most of their teaching methods rely on rate training and each classroom has 40 to 50 students per class. They also do not have a great emphasis on meeting the needs of special students. 1 Later while attending a conference of social studies teachers in Phoenix, Cerulo was informed that she was the first to have met the require- ments of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Northwestern, Pennsylvania. She is certified by the NBPTS in adolescent and young adult social studies history. This was the culmination of a series of studies and tests starting in the fall of 2001, both exhausting and exhilarating. She says the certification process improved her teaching. "I really had to analyze the things I was doing. It is a real growing process." According to the NBCTS website she is the first certified teacher in any field in Erie County. In 2002 about 20,000 teachers applied for various cer- tificates nationally with 7,000 earning them. "We're very proud of her," Millcreek Schools Superintendent Vereal Salmon said. "She throws her all into things that she thinks are essential for the students. She gives 100 percent." Cerulo gives credit to her family who were so supportive. Her husband Mike, an electrical engi- neer said that what he went through to receive a state license in electrical engineering didn't com- pare to her accomplishments. "Ever since I've known her, she wanted to be a social studies teacher and rm proud of her7 Her son Michael is attending law school at Washington University in St. Louis and son Daniel is a college undergraduate in Washington, D.C. A reception and award presentation honoring her achievements was held in May with atten- dance by both local and state school administration with television and news press coverage. Her latest recognition is being named one of 12 finalists for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. Results to be announced later this year. She received both a bachelors and masters degrees from Drury College in Springfield, Missouri with further studies in Cincinnati and Erie. She has taught in school systems in Missouri (St. James), Iowa, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She has traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe and last year to Asia. Her parents are Albert and Cecile Bishop of Bourbon and her sister Rebecca Turner teaches in the Bourbon School. Concordia Lutheran Church News 1 Sunday, July 20 was a busy day for members of Concordia Lutheran, beginning with early worship service at 8 a.m., fol- lowed by Sunday School and Adult Bible Class at 9:15 and late worship at 10:30. Following late worship, all gathered in the Schaefer Hall for a potluck dinner honoring the new members and the eighth grade confirmands. At 12:30 the regular quarterly voter's meeting was held. At this meeting, plans were completed for the 100th Anniversary Celebration on July 27. The youth group is looking forward to their trip to Big Surf on August 2, and the children are anxious for Vacation Bible School to start. Special prayers Sunday were for Missy Lindsey who is receiv- ing chemotherapy at this time; Nate Sonderegger who remains in intensive care at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis following an accident; Clyde Ray who is feeling very weak at this time; Iva Merkel and Margaret Land who are experiencing health problems at this time. We con- tinue to pray for our service men, Sam Bittle, Nathan Schoenbeck and Steve Stricklin in Iraq and Ryan Sparks in Korea. Sunday was also a day of rejoicing for the members of Concordia Lutheran Church as they celebrated the new mem- bers, the newly confirmed eighth grade class and four infant bap- tisms. The new members are Bill and Alice Anderson, Mike and Jeanne Ellison, Robert May, Bob and Erin Rath, Heather Rogers, Nate Sonderegger and Pastor Matthew Schaefer and wife, Susan,and Jake, Josh and Emma. The babies recently baptised were, Aaron Boyer, T. J. Bright, Sydney Ellison and Collin Thacker. The eighth grade class members were: Adam Diekmann, John Klocke, Nick Mertz, Asha Peterson, Jenna Robertson, Julie Shockley and Becky Whitson. They were honored with a noon meal and were given gifts from the Thrivent Friendship Circle and the LWML. Beginning in August our church will be collecting the redemption coupons given out by Town and Country supermarket. If you do not have a special cause for your coupons, please save them for Concordia. Dr. Dan Kriefall offers Christian Counseling at Concordia on Thursdays. Members and non-members alike may schedule appoint- ments by calling his home at 636-271-8346 and leaving a mes- sage. American Legion Post 456 officers installed The newly-elected officers of the American Legion Post 456 and Auxiliary Unit 456 of Leasburg were installed on Monday evening, July 14. David Rowland, commander of the Bourbon Post 81 was the installing officer for the men and Alice Bremer, secretary of the Bourbon Auxiliary Unit 81 was the installing officer for the aux- iliary. Jeffrey' Bruning is the new commander of Post 456 and William Seal is the vice com- mander and finance officer. Jim Ranson will again serve as adju- tant and service officer with Letter "Jiggs" Wissman as the historian. Fred Pinkston was installed as sgt. of arms. ' Bremer installed Cindy Hofstetter as the newly-elected auxiliary president with Lois Seal as her vice president. Shirley Pinkston is the secretary with Anna Conner the new treasurer and her mother, Margaret Land is historian. Betty Ransom will serve as sgt. at arms and Irene King is the chaplain. Each lady was presented with a bouquet of flowers from the unit and a patriotic ribbon pin from the installing officer. New President Hofstetter and her mother, Shirley Pinkston had just returned from the State Auxiliary Convention and reported a very interesting and entertaining trip. Following the installation cer- emonies, the ladies served coffee and cake.