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PAGE 8-A PROUD- Danielle Bonner and Matthew Cooper. chat with teacher Linda Hart and congrat- ulate her on her latest achieve- ment. Hart, who works a t Hogansville Elementary School, was awarded Reading Renaissanc e Model Classroom Level I Certification HOGANSVILLE HOME NEWS - THURSDAYt FEB. 27, 2003 Classy Performance Teacher Linda Hart Honored for Outstanding Work in Reading grams, through research- based software products, teacher training, and con- sulting. The company's soft- ware products called learn- ing information systems, give students and teachers continuous constructive feedback that helps moti- vate students, dramatically accelerate learning, improve test scores, and help students master all standards, while reducing teacher paperwork. Renaissance Learning also provides electronic assessment products and services to educational pub- lishers, and sells enterprise software for training and knowledge management. The company has six U.S. locations and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. A local teacher has been cited for outstanding per- formance in reading educa- tion, Renaissance Learning announced today. Linda J. Hart, who works at Hogansville Elementary School, was awarded Reading Renaissance Model Classroom Level I Certification by the Madison, Wisconsin, based company. Model Classroom certification indicates that Linda' efforts to adopt Reading Renaissance meth- ods have resulted in meas- urable increases in student reading performance. . "Linda J. Hart exempli- fies the kind of commitment to the success of every stu- dent that is at the heart of effective teaching," said Judi Paul, Chairman of the Board of Renaissance Learning. To receive Reading Renaissance Model Classroom certification, a teacher must demonstrate that their students receive a minimum of sixty minutes of reading practice time daily. In addition, teachers must be actively working with individual students to meet Renaissance-recom- mended standards for read- ing achievement. In addition to national recognition, Hogansville Elementary School will receive a merchandise cer- tificate for $50 in recogni- tion of Hart's achievement, and will receive a discount on educational staff devel- opment opportunities. Renaissance, Learning, Inc., is a leading provider of school improvement pro- Community Club Hears About Habitat Volunteers building their homes, and the homes of others. Cantor is working now to line up family support part- ners, also known as "nurtur- ers" for the homeowners. Forms must be completed if you wish to volunteer. Mail all forms to Habitat for Humanity, RO.Box 327, LaGrange, GA 30241, or call office 706-837-0702. Mountville Community Club President Frances Daniel welcomed members and guests including: LaGrange residents, Bill Cantor, president of Morton Machine Works, in Columbus and his wife, Dorothy Cantor, Director of Financial Aid, at West Georgia Technical College, of LaGrange and surrounding counties. Following the devotion by Alison Wilson, a covered dish dinner was served by Wilson, Nancy Newsome and Angela Chambers. An arrangement of red roses was placed on the serving table by Leslie Pike. Reports were given by Secretary Jackie Jones and Treasurer Angela Chambers. All club members with February birthdays were recognized by President Daniel. Ferrell Towns led the group in singing "Happy Birthday." Next meeting of Mountville Community Club will be held on March i7 at 7:00 p.m., with a musical group including: the Rev. Lamar Truitt on guitar; James Jackson with a har- monica; and Gayle Truitt who joins them as a singer. Rev. Truitt has just retired as pas- tor from the County Line Baptist Church after 18 years. He and his wife, Carol, have built a home m Mountville. By MAE TOWNS Members of the Mountville Community Club met Feb. 17 to hear Bill Cantor, coordinator of "Family Support Partners," speak on the need of volun- teers for Habitat homeown- ers. Habitat for Humanity International will have the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Lagrange June 6-13, when the volunteers will build 22 new houses. Owners have been selected by JCWP. The houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no- interest mortgage payments. Habitat is not a give-away program. In addition to mak- ing a down payment and monthly mortgage payments homeowner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into ChaR-Flint Board of Directors Will Meet Today The Chattahoochee-Flint 6:30 p.m. at the Regional Meetings are open to the pub- Regional Development Development Center in lic. Center Board of Directors Franklin. Please call Kathy at 706- will meet Thursday, The agenda will include 675-6721, ext. 101 to obtain February 27, beginning at regular business items, additional information. daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Johnny (Minnie) Freeman, Mr. Marcus Hines, Ms. Elizabeth N. Johnson, Ms. Lisa Hines, Mr. James Johns, Ms. Shakira Yvette Johnson, Mr. Calvin Moreland, Mr. Henry Nalls, Ms. Ella Mae Owens, in memory of Rev. Jarrett Jennings, Mr. Danny Matthews, in memory of Mr. Frank Mclmughlin, Sr., Ms. Diane Parks, Ms. Franlde Danielle Richardson, Ms. Andrea Dauphine Sew'ell, Mrs. Eura Mae Sewell, Mrs. Margaret Sewell, Ms. Angela Sewell, daughter of Mrs. Janie Kate Anderson, Mr. Willie Ed SneUings, Mr. Greg Talley, Jessica Alece McKeever, in memory of Mr. John Lynn Rosser, in memo- ry of Mr. William Henry Rosser, Mr. Randy Stevens and Treshenia Antoya Thrash. We're happy to report that Mrs. Annette Ellis Culpepper of Manchester is home from the hospital and doing nicely. There will be a benefit gospel program for Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Mattie Belie) Dean of Greenville March 1, Saturday evening at 7:00 at the White Plains United ,Methodist Church, St. Marks community. This program is sponsored by the Gospel Choraliers and the Wings of Faith. All groups, choirs and soloists are cordially invited to come out and help make this program a success. Rev. W.E. Geter is the pastor. Seed for thought: A little kindness can make a big difference. Mountville Wome Meet for Februar By KATHY ROGERS We're happy to report that Ms. Ellen Rosser of Grantville is home from the hospi- tal and doing fine. Mr. Charles "Pete" Baldwin of Grantville has been transferred to South Fulton Medical Center from Newnan Hospital West. We wish him a speedy recovery! The home of Ms. Rosa Sewell and Mr. Abraham Long of Lone Oak was destroyed by fire last Thursday morning. They. lost everything. Donations of any kind will be appreciated. We're sorry to report that Mrs. Agnes Colton of St. Marks and Rev. Johnny Freeman of Greenville are patients at WGMC. We wish them a speedy recovery! Happy anniversary goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Stark (Annie Marie) Ellis, Jr., who are celebrating their 23rd wedding anniversary this week. Also, Mr. and Mrs. Lucious (Barbara) Johnson on their 9th on February 26; Mr. and Mrs. Allen (Brenda) Strozier on their 23rd on March 1st and Mr. and Mrs. Emory (Laura) Wilkerson on March 3rd. We wish them many, many more! Birthday greetings go out to: Mr. Marion Black, Mr. James Eddie Booker, Ms. Pamela Colton, Ms. Kimberly Danielle Daniel, daugh- ter of Ms. Angela Daniel and Mr. Harion Ellis, Mr. Bobby Deering, Ms. Janie Ellis, Keischa Toria Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie (Maybelle) Foster, Jamika Mignon Freeman, Mountville United Methodist Women met February 10 at Mountville United Methodist Church. Members present included Clara Andrews, Joan Fincher Gayla Jones, Lisa Mitchell, Jean Mote, Nancy Newsome, Leslie Pike, Kathy Rogers, Helen Thrash, Mae Towns and Alma Wood, all of Mountville. President Joan Fincher opened the meeting with a prayer. Reports of Secretary Rogers and Treasdrer Jones were presented and approved. Included in new business is the need for volunteers to read to students at Mountville Elementary School. Fincher expressed her appreciation to Mae Towns and Alma Wood for the assis- tance and support they have provided her during her tran- sition as PresMent of the Mountville UMW. Jean Mote reported on the results of the Food Closet donations. After the regular meet- ing, Joan Fincher presented the program, "Women of the Bible." From Eve to Esther members were reminded of how God has revealed an Jesus' infancy. Womenf tioned as "patrons" of ministry, traveling wit group and supporting spiritually and finan And they were present He was crucified at the and first at the tomb wb arose from the dead. of the early church had! stantial roles in areas of ship and in spreading: news to those who had heard it. F" " 6 President adjourned the meetin  served refreshments t Students Named to Dean's Donna Marie Broach and Hogansville, were" recently cumulative grade point! Terri Patricia Stanford, both named to the LaGrange age of at least 3.6, of Grantville, and Jennifer College fall semester dean's ing a minimum Amanda A]drich and Jessica list. of 12 hours, are eli Rachel Drake, both of Students who maintain a this honor. incredible heart of love, group, t/'7 appreciation, and respect for Announcement was|1l, women. How Biblical women that the next meeting j_ have accomplished great acts held at the home of of honor for His name , and Leslie Pike on Mar- throughgut history. 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