Fire poster winners named

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Calvary Christian School pupils participated in a fire poster contest with the Bellefontaine Fire Department, and the following students were selected as the winners: K-5 student Delaney Barnes, first-grader Austin Kizer, second-grader Lincoln Roell, third-grader Owen Sellars and fourth-grader Molly Warren.  They will be treated to a pizza lunch and a ride on a fire truck. (CCS PHOTO)

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Indian Lake students study ancient cultures

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Indian Lake Schools fifth-graders recently have learned what life was life in early civilizations by cross-curricular lessons about the ancient cultures of the Maya, Inca and Aztec peoples.  In Brian Tidwell’s classroom, students are communicating in Mayan symbols for writing and mathematics. Teacher Fawn Schulz has assisted students with constructing Aztec temples using Legos.  In Kelly Wagner’s class, pupils are attempting terrace farming with seeds and clay and making quipas to keep records like the Incas. Mrs. Wagner said the hands-on lessons stick with the students and help them understand the roles people played in early societies. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

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OLLIE’S MESSAGE

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Jolene Buchenroth of Hardin County, left, helps Indian Lake Elementary School second grader Riley Ross put a cowbell on Ollie the miniature horse as teacher Jill Young and student Michael Godfrey watch during a recent program to prevent bullying at the school. Mrs. Buchenroth said when Ollie came to her farm, he felt different because he is so much smaller and looks different than the full-sized horses, cattle and donkeys. To feel more accepted, Ollie pretended to be a cow, and the students helped the mini-horse put on a costume, including a spotted cape, cowbell, ears and a tail wrap. However, they learned that the costume did not make the other animals believe Ollie was a cow, so he decided to just be himself. “It’s OK to be different. Ollie made lots of friends in the barn,” the presenter told them. (PHOTO | INDIAN LAKE SCHOOLS)

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Cancer fight

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The Bellefontaine Fire & EMS Department once again is selling For-A-Cure T-shirts, like this one worn by Firefighter Andy Matt. Each new shirt costs $15 and the proceeds are directed to local cancer fighting efforts or needs. T-shirts are available at the department or on the Web at http://www.ci.bellefontaine.oh.us/fire--ems.html. Firefighters will be wearing the T-shirts on duty throughout October. The department also hosts its annual fall all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the fire station for donation toward their scholarship fund. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)
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Chieftain court

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Bellefontaine High School has named its 2015 homecoming court, which includes, from the left, sophomore attendant Brook Fry; queen candidates Monica Martz, Riley Penhorwood and Mallory Stolly; junior attendant Ryelee Clary and freshman attendant Chalony Tolliver. The queen will be crowned at Friday’s pre-game ceremony before the Chieftains take on Stebbins High School. Other homecoming week festivities include the parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday that will conclude at AcuSport Stadium for a community pep rally, where the court and football team will be recognized. The Roaring 20s-themed homecoming dance is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria. The school’s second homecoming king will be crowned at that time, following the crowning of the first king last year. (PHOTO | BELLEFONTAINE CITY SCHOOLS)

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