Friday, May 23, 2008

Send me your news tips

Yeah, it's that time of year again- school's out and I need something to do besides painting parts of my house and reorganizing my basement.

If you have any story ideas, or events for me to cover for the Mapleton PRESS this summer, please let me know. Send me names, phone numbers, or email addresses of people I should contact.

I'm especially interested in covering Charter Oak and Ricketts, but will be glad to write about Soldier and Ute too. For that matter, if you have ideas for Schleswig, Castana, Mapleton and Danbury I will be glad to pass them along to the PRESS office.

I am also looking for great ideas for Charter Oak Achievement Days AND anyone from the Missouri Valley area who has any story ideas about RAGBRAI.

Just look for the "Contact Me" button on the right side and it should automatically open your email program. Thanks and see you at Achievement Days!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Everybody loves cholcolate

One day, Kensie wondered how much chocolate cake she could eat in one bite. Christine decided to help her find out. It didn't go so well.

Monday, May 12, 2008


In the mid- to late 1990s, the Army officially adopted what have come to be known as "The 7 Army Core Values." The Army began to teach these values as basic warrior traits.

There was a time when my cheerleaders thought I acted like a drill sergeant, but I've gotten a lot more squishy over the years. Be that as it may, there may be some an things we can learn from the military

The seven Army Core Values (as adopted for a cheerleading squad) are as follows:

  1. Loyalty - Bear true faith and allegiance to your school, your team, and your squadmates.
  2. Duty - Fulfill your obligations.
  3. Respect - Treat others as they should be treated.
  4. Selfless Service - Put the welfare of the community, the student body, and your squadmates before your own.
  5. Honor - Live these 7 Values.
  6. Integrity - Do what's right, both legally and morally.
  7. Personal Courage - Face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral.
The values were arranged to form the acronym LDRSHIP (leadership).