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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Trenton Sun Prairie Honor Band Festival SEVERAL WESCLIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECENTLY PARTICIPATED in theannual Prairie Honor Band Festival at McKen- dree University. Wesclin is one of seven schools included in this Association and was pleased to have 18 representatives in the honor band this year. The guest conductor for the day was Keith Mitchell, retired band director from Freeburg High School. First row, from left, Emily Billhartz, Maddie Henderson, Makenzie Kunz, and Megan Washburn. Second row, Rachel Washburn, Hunter Evans, Emily Fuhler, Bailey Kattenbraker, and Brandon Kattenbraker. Third row, Tom Krausz, Nicole Fuhler, Dustin Wagner, and Cody Johnson. Fourth row, Briana Cayson-Roth, Zach Stegman, Erin Johnson, Nathan Powers, and Matt Trimble. Page 10 - Schools Kaskaskia College Jump Start Program expands to high school Kaskaskia College is currently accepting appli- cations for the Jump Start Program for high school students for the Spring 2014 semester. The Jump Start program allows high school students to receive a 50% reduction in tuition for up to 4 credit hours. This is a terrific opportu- nity for high school stu- dents to get a "jump start" on their college education while still in high school, and to benefit from tre- mendous cost savings. Registration for the Spring 2014 semester is taking place right now. High School students can obtain the Jump Start ap- plication through their high schooI guidance of- fice or by contacting Amy Troutt at 618-545-3048 Or atroutt@kaskaskia.edu. All high school students attending a high school within the Kaskaskia Col- lege district are eligible to participate in the pro- gram. Spring class offer- ings can be viewed by vis- iting the website at: www. kaskaskia.edu/AboutKC/ ClassSchedule. A variety of evening, weekend, and on-line sections are avail- able for students to choose from to work with their schedules. Students are responsi- ble for the remaining half of the tuition costs, fees, and text books. For more information, please con- tact Amy Troutt at (618) 545-3048. a CLUB ]00EWS Awana Clubbers Accept the 5-Section Challenge ON NOVEMBER 24, THE TRENTON AWANA CLUB HELD a 5-section challenge. Clubbers aged 3-12 participated in the challenge by completing sections in their Awana books. Each section contains Bible verses and activities. Of the 38 clubbers present, all completed at least one section, 32 participated in the competition and 17 clubbers completed the challenge. In one evening, 188 sections were completed and 294 memorized Bible verses were recited. Trenton Awana Club Gives to the Food Pantry THE TRENTON AWANA CLUB WRAPPED UP a four week food drive on November 24. Clubbers donated a grand total of 184 items to the Green Bean Food Pantry. Stephanie Long, DMD I Kort Herman, DMD General Dentists 12605 Troxler Ave., Highland, IL 62249 Located at the ,ntersection ,t f43 & Trx/er Aver  e HighlandlLFamilyDentistry.com I [] Find us on facebook. Ca|| Today! 618-882-5718 Cleaning (Reg. $299) 0ffer expires in 30 days. 1 Includes exam. cleaning & x-rays. New Exam & X-rays Patients 0nly (Reg. $199) Offer expires in 30 days IO Take-Home Reeeiveawhiteningkit&custorntrays -- v.,ith completed new patient exam. White n in g cleaning & x-rays. Offer not to be used in conjunction with any other offers or reduced-fee plans. New Patients 0nty (Reg. $70) Offer expires in 30 days. _DO Emergency Ineludes emergency exam. necessary Exam x rays & consultation for new patients KC Trenton Steering Committee meets The Kaskaskia College Trenton Campaign Steering Committee met on Thurs- day, November 21, in its regular monthly meeting. The Committee, chaired by the Trenton Sun's Mike Conley, is tasked with fund- raising for the new Trenton Education center, which is currently under construc- tion. The Trenton Education Center, at 3,800 square feet, has outgrown the space it occupied in the old Illinois Power building. The cam- paign seeks to finish the fundraising for the newly renovated and expanded Center, which will house nearly 16,000 square feet of instructional and communi- ty space, including a multi- use industrial laboratory, expandable classrooms, a community computer lab, and three small business in- cubators. A total of $53,078 remains to be raised to fully fund the project. Individual giving and private donations are be- ing sought, and the College has several events planned with proceeds going to the project. These include a cash raffle, in which 200 tickets are being sold for $100 each. Half of the pro- ceeds, $10,000 if all tickets are sold, will go to a single winner with the other half reducing the total. A trivia night contest is scheduled for December 7, at the Aviston American Legion Hall. Tables for teams of up to ten people are avail- able for $100. The winner of the cash raffle will also be drawn that evening. In ad- dition, a tea is in the plan- ning stages for the spring with proceeds benefitting the Center. The College is embarked on a paver campaign as well. Donors may purchase a 4" by 8" brick paver, in- scribed with a message of the donor's choice, for $150, while an 8" by 8" paver can be purchased for a donation of $300. These pavers will be featured as part of the new entrance to the Cen- ter. For more information on reserving a table for the trivia night, please contact Dean George Evans at 545- 3030 or gevans@kaskaskia. edu. For information on the cash raffle, brick pav- ers, the tea, or information about the expansion proj- ect, please contact Suzanne Christ at 545-3069 or at schrist@kaskaskia.edu. Dave Brandmeyer, Agent Registered Representative Bus: 618-224-7897 KC Trustees approve two new degrees The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Mon- day, November 25, for the regular monthly meeting. Board members include John W. Hawley, of Odin, Jim Beasley, Linda Stover, Jack Mays, and Dee Boswell of Centralia, Bryan Holthaus of Aviston, Kelly Bennett Of Ir- xdngton, and Student Trustee Karlie Nattier of Patoka. The Board approved the establishment of two new programs, and the first read- ing of a new initiative aimed at providing students with additional guidance and sup- port as they achieve their educational goals. KC's new Web Design and Masters System Degree provides stu- dents with the skills to de- sign, implement, support and manage web applications and web servers, work with vir- tual technology and design mobile applications allowing graduates to work in fields such as web development and management to mobile Ask me about State Farm Mutual Funds% Making the right investment choices today may help you reach your dreams for tomorrow. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there? CALL ME TODAY. #t00StateFarm or summary prospectus containing this and other n.  it carefully. AP2012/05/0538. Securities and insurance products are  FDIC uredi are not guaranteed by State Farm Bank and are suiment risk, 1101418 2 including possible loss of phil! design application and cloud- based management. The Col- lege's new Restaurant and Culinary Operations Degree will prepare students for ca- reers in food service manage- ment. This is an expansion of the current Culinary Arts program. The program will cover such areas as food prep- aration, cost control, ethical decision making and gen- eral business. Job projections in both program areas are strong, which is why the col- lege has moved quickly to add beth degree opportunities to its curriculum schedule. The College Board also held the first reading on a new initiative, the Faculty Men- toring Program, to provide students with the necessary guidance and support they need to succeed as students at Kaskaskia College. The pro- gram provides students with one-on-one relationship to as- sist them in certificate/degree progression and ensuring they follow their established educational plan to comple- tion. The faculty mentor will review the plan with the stu- dent prior to each registration period and will offer sugges- tions for adjusting the plan to fit the student's needs. In other action the Board approved lab fees for the 2014-15 academic year, and approved the College enter- ing into a private preferred lender program with SaUie Mae and Wells Fargo begin- ning in January of 2014. The agreement expands financial opportunities available for students needing assistance in funding their education. The Board also approved a resolution accepting a HVAC Conditioning Booth from Mallinckrodt, Inc. of Green- ville to be utilized by KC's HVAC program. The calen- dar for the 2015-16 academic yearwas also approved. 4-H Horse teams forming Area youth are invited to join the 2013-2014 Clinton County Horse Bowl, Hip- pology, and Horse Judging Teams. Previous 4-H mem- bership and horse owner- ship are not required. All you need is a desire to learn about horses, be between the ages of eight and 18 and be willing to practice and com- pete with the team. Horse Bowl is a competi- tion in which 4-H members are asked questions related to equine science and hus- bandry. Each team has three to five members and com- petes against other teams of similar age. The format is similar to "scholar bowl" where the first person to hit a buzzer and answer cor- rectly earns a point for their team. Local teams compete at regional contests, qualify- ing teams then move on to the State contest. Hippelogy literally means "study of the horse" and that is what this contest involves. It consists of different phases -including a written phase, and a station phase where contestants must identify items such as tack, equip- ment and feedstttffs. Horse Judging asks youth to take on the role of judge in the arena. Both a team, and individual sport, horse judg- ing participants learn about conformation, form to func- tion, and breed standards for various horse breeds. There will be an informa- tional meeting on December 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Clin- ton County Extension Office in Breese. Regular practices will start in January. Interested participants should fill out a contact form at web.extension.illinois.edu/ bcjmw/ or call the Clinton County Extension Office at 618/526-4551.