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!I.i. i ! l:' J , .'." 4 ~~ ~: ~ ~: V ~! 'i .~- ,4 ~: ~: ~, =~ ~: -, ~ t MaSriculation March ** Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor Alter four days of fun activi- ties, Culver-Stockton students began Monday to buckle down and begin the studying part of llege. Wildcat Welcome offered students a number of fun and/or informative activities to better orient students, especially those new to the college scene. a welcoming ceremony Thursday afternoon, August .24, iarents and students followed culty and administrators regaha, who tlmm lves followed one sound- ing a bagpipe. Students officially signed in at a, matricuation car- !mony, and then were greeted vith loud cheers in Johnson Hall ,y returning students assisting vith the welcome weekend. After a fgrewell reception vith parents, students part:c:- Ceremonial iated in an activity called "Play sign-in ai,' a company that encouraged [roup-interaction. Friday'activities includes who also juggled chainsaws (See meeting advisors, book discus- related story). sloes, and entertainment by On Saturday, the football Mad Chad Taylor, a comedian team held a scrimmage, and a t e PNJ Photo by Dan Stelnbeck Culver-Stockton faculty and new students follow a bag- pipe player from Alexander Campbell Auditorium to John- son Hall August 24 for a matriculation ceremony. BAT MAN-.Chad Taylor bal- antes five plastic bats for new students at Culver. PNJ Photo by Freshmen Culver-Stockton students sign books to ac- knowledge their presence on the campus ae faculty be- side them and familes behind them watch. personal finance class was given. The early numbers of the Other games were played that students are impressive and night. Sunday events included encouraging that declining chapel and tours of Quincy. trends are turning around. Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor A man who led the Lewis County School District through a brief of a turbulent time in the late 1990s has died of leukemia. Dr. James C ale, 50, who most recently was iSuperinten- dent for the St. Charles School District died August 21. Cale also had been Superintendent of the Lewis County C-I School District from June !996 to June 1999. He also had served as assis- tant superintendent and super- intendent of Warren County R- III School District in Warrenton. During his tenure at Lewis County, the district closed the LaGrange School where only the elementary was left to move to Ewing School. Information from the City of St. Charles School District web site said Dr. Cale was "instru- mental in the reorganization of the school district and his com- mitment to making sure that teaching and learning are the two most important activities that occur in our (St. Charles) community? Dr. Cale had battled leuke- mia for about a year, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch web site story. was very visionary. He was one of the most ethical peo- ple, truly an educat0r," Said his September 4 a legal holiday and the Press-News Journal will be among the institutions closed. The deadline for news and advertising will remain Tuesday at noon, and print- ing will be a normal Tues- day night schedule. People who mail their la: DR. JAMES CALE : Lewis County successor Jacld Ebeling. "He brought a breath 0I fresh air to this district. H'e brought change this district needed. With him, this district turned on its axis, Mrs. Ebeliffg said. "I grabbed hold of his vision and did all I knew to make his dream come true (of centraliz- ing the district's elementary stu- dents). I very much miss hini. We had looked forward to him being part of our dedication ser- vice." "He never expected more of anyone than he gave himself. He was a phenomenal human being. "He told me superinten- dents are God's chosen people here to serve and be all about the children. He said that and I feel the same. I miss him as a mentor. I miss him as an advi: sor, but most of all I miss him as a friend? Funeral services were held August 25 in the Baue Funeral Home in St. Charles. some: items should plan accord- ingly, as the post office will also be closed. Many other business- es, financial institutions, and government agencies, plus Canton R-V and Lewis County C-1 will be closed those days. Culver-Stockto will have normal classes. q m MOVING BEGINS - Rev. Bill Romans, left, and Robert Lil- lard a:tra|ler load of Items being moved Tuesday from Ewing Elementary School to new wings at Highland Elementary School. Dan Steinbeck PNJ Editor .: :New is the key word for Lewis Cotinty C-I Schools. Asthey prepare to start a new scllool year Tuesday, September 5, a new school building will be used for the first time; there is a new look at Highland High; and there is new faculty. biggest change for the district is the opening of the new wings to Highland Elementary, to where Ew- Enlightening work ing Elementary School stu- dents will be transferred. : ,:: field. , While construction isn't ed." get a sneak peak Thursday "Friday (September 1), quite finished, the start of The move of materials (today) from 5-7 p.m. atawe'll close the west wing school was delayed to allow and books from the Ewing Meet The Teacher event. Aand wax the floors. more of it to be finished. Elementary School to High- dedication is in October." "It will take everyone a "There are still things land Elementary began this "We're excited about the while to get acclimated and we need to finish. They week with school officials start of the school year: The blend the two staffs. I can't are mainly cosmetic. We're and volunteers helping, teachers and parents are begin to tell you-how happy about 99 percent complet- Parents and students can enthusiastic, we are to have completed The men on the ground use guide wires end ropes to keep the new lights straight a8 the lights are lifted to the top of the pole. The new lighting is at Highland football' this vision, which initially began in 19687 She said former super- intendant Dr. James Cale who died last week, put tKe plans for the centralized el- See "C-1" page 2 Sports 8