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PRESS.NEWS JOURNAL, CANTON, MO. S rts & Youth News Special Olympics Athletes get their moment in the spotlight Jennifer Pegler PNJ Staff Reporter Smiles on faces, pride of partidipating and warm hugs are ways to describe Special Olympics Athletes. As these athletes interact with each other, they see people for who they truly are - caring and compas- sionate individuals, who want to have fun, who en- courage others and want the chance to compete. On Saturday, April 18, 2009, several children from Lewis County particiapted in the Special Olympics at Stokes Stadium in Kirks- ville, Mo. These athletes hit balls, ran, jumped, showed field- ing skills, but most impor- tant of all, had fun. Ethan Wright the only senior, brought home three gold medals. He partici- pated in the 100 meter run, shot put, and standing long jump. Wright said he liked the shot put, wasn't ner- vous and had fun. ShiAnn Damell parti- ciapted in the 100 meter run, softball throw and standing long jump. She like the softball throw. She brought home three gold medals. Jorden Bartz was a par- ticipant in running long jump, softball throw and 200 meter run. He got two gold medals and a white medal. Marissa McDonald par- ticipated.in the 100 meter walk, 50 meter run, and the softball throw. She likes the three medals she brought home. Her favorite part of the day was throwing a cool whip pie at one of the volunteers ! Nicholas Cook ran in the 100 meter run, t-ball throw and standing long jump. He brought home two golds and a bronze medal. His favorite part was meeting, Blaise, a student helper who took him to the Olymic vil- lage and who cheered for him during the events. Ms. Schreake, the spe- cial education teacher at Highland Elementary School, was named Coach of the Year. All the children liked the weekly practice. Some of the athletes are excited every time they get to the track. Others may seem less interested until the big competition day. When they hear crowds cheering for them along with an ap- plause they give it every- thing they got. It is these athletes time to shine. Even though they chose Highland Cougars for the teams name, it is not a school event. Most of the athletes will compete in the Mis- souri State Special Olym- pics May 28, 29 and 30 in Springfield, Mo. The events are to help all participating develop physica fitness, demon- strate courage, and experi- ence joy. Medals are given to all athletes in each par- ticipating events. Students from Truman State University and adults from the community volun- teer their time for these ath- letes. In Kirksville, Truman students and Special Olym- pics Athetes are paired as buddies for the day. Each County golf match goes to Canton Canton Varsity golf beat Highland April 28 168-193 at Three Pines Course near Lewistown. Canton's Erik Potts was medalist with a 38. Other Canton scores were Paul Ricketts and Rockne De- Coster, 41 each; and Garrett Serbin, 48. For Highland, scores were 45 by Ethan Stew- art; 48 each by Michael Kirkham and Jonathan Rathbun; 52 by Corey Fel- ter; and Kendall Zajac with 55. In the junior varsity, Canton also came out with a narrower win 198-202. For Canton, Nick Jan- ney scored 47; Brett Davis had 49; Shade Lewis and Drew Shuman each had 51; and Drew Homer had 53. For Highland, Ryan Kramer had 45; Harley Brumbaugh had 49; Spen- cer McCutchan had 50; Aaron Olson had 58; and Merritt Lomax had 72. NICHOLAS COOK ETHAN WRIGHT MARISSA MCDONALD athlete gets one on one at- tention, as their buddies work with each individual and help get to each event on time. Students also play a varity of games with their new friends. At the end of the day each athlete gets to throw a cool whip pie in their buddy's face for a little extra fun. This has become a tradition at Kirksville. Individuals are grouped in competition according to ability, level, age and gen- der. SHIANN DARNELL JORDAN BARTZ BOX TOPS WINNERS Turkey Season opening week totals reported The Missouri Depart- ment of Conservation has released opening week to- tals for spring turkey sea- son. In Lewis County a total of 159 turkeys were har- vested. Clark County had 180; Marion 104; and Knox County had 218. Top counties were Ma- con-285; Pike-234; and Knox 218 Week of May 11 Breakfast Monday 7 Eggs and bacon, cinnamon toast. Tuesday - Ham and fried potatoes, mast. Wednes- day- Breakfast bagel, muf- fins. Thursday -Breakfast burrito, toast. Friday - Bis- cuits andgravy. Cereal, fruit and orange juice served daily. Lunch Monday -Chicken faji- tas, chips, fruit, Rice Krisp- ie treat. Tuesday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, dirt pudding.. Wednesday - Chili dog, bun, chips, gra- nola bar. Thursday- Burri- to, peas, tiger bites. Friday -Pepperoni pizza, salad, oatmeal cookie. Choice of peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwich, salad bar, fruit and baked potato served daily. Submilted photo Ms. J. O'Brion's Highlancl's third grade class was the winner of the Box Top's for Education collection for the month of March. They celebrated with a pizza party sponsored by Canton State Bank. Looking for Contestants for the LaBelle Ro- deo Queen and Princess Contest which will be June 12 prior to rodeo. Contestants ages 12 years and under, and 13 thru 17 years. Entry fee of $10.00 to be paid in advance. Deadline for entry is June 5 2009. For regis- tration and more information please contact Deb Hudnut at 660-341-7347 or Betty Scifres at 660-216-2116. X / r and I ..... Iii iii 2009 - PAGE 15 Week of May 11 Breakfast Monday Pancakes, syrup. Tuesday - Cereal, bagels. Wednesday - Ham and cheese muffin. Thurs- day - Breakfast pizza. Fri- day- Scrambled eggs, sau- sage. Fresh fruit, milk and juice served daily. Lunch Monday - Tuna salad, bun, chips, carrots, celery, apple, orange. Tuesday - Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and li- mas, peaches. 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