PEO members selling more poinsettias every year
Pots of blooming poinsettia plants carpeted the garage floor of Shirley Tice this week as they awaited delivery to their Christmas homes.
Tice said this is the third year that Chapter HS PEO has sold poinsettias as a fund-raising project. The first year members sold 50 plants. Last year the number of orders totaled 300, and this season's haul reached 400.
Members took orders earlier in the season and are working this week to make sure all the plants are delivered or picked up. Tice said the poinsettias were grown at Stutzman's Greenhouse, Hutchinson.
Proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for a Tonganoxie High School graduate and to help with other PEO educational projects.
PEO is a philanthropic educational organization founded in Mount Pleasant, Iowa in 1869. PEO owns and operates Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
Volleyball player claims family ties to Tonganoxie
Erica Zacharias, a junior defensive specialist from Clay Center, has been named to the KCAC All-Conference Team for her outstanding play this volleyball season for the Bethany College Swedes.
Zacharias is the daughter of Bill and Jane Zacharias, Clay Center. She is the grand-daughter of Harry and Nellie Zacharias, Tonganoxie.
The Swedes finished second in the regular season conference race, with a conference record of 13-9. They also finished second in the post-season tournament, losing to Bethel College 1-3 Saturday, Nov. 13.
Snyder supervising residence hall in Beloit
Brian Snyder, a 1999 Tonganoxie High School graduate, is one of 10 Resident Assistants at North Central Kansas Technical College. He is serving at a unit supervisor for the 1999-2000 school year.
RAs meet each Tuesday morning with the Student Services Dean to discuss any resident problems, maintenance needs and concerns, address potential concerns, share information with the Dean and carry information from the Dean back to the residents. In return for their service, each RA receives free board, paid by the college, and they receive their own private bedroom.
Area 4-H members chosen to attend Atanta congress
The following 4-H members from this area were chosen to attend the recent National 4-H Congress in Atlanta: Lauran Buddish, Leavenworth County (family studies), Camille Manville, Jefferson County (clothing), Brandon New, Leavenworth County (beef); Nickie Taul, Douglas County (dairy).
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