Master Teacher Awarded $25,000

Slaton’s own Katie Negen awarded the Milken Educator Award

We all have a role model of some sort, someone who has made a great impact in our lives. For the Slaton Jr. High teaching staff that person would be Katie Negen. Wednesday Oct 18th Katie was awarded the Milken Educator Award a.k.a “Oscars of Teaching’ for her outstanding mentorship within the district. Katie comes from a family of teachers, grandparents and her mother included, it’s no surprise that she has a great passion for what she does. The Milken is one of the highest awards any teacher can receive; no one can apply for or nominate for this award the teacher and or other administration staff is sought after based on their skills and abilities of further strengthening the education system. When you have teachers who are in the field to make a difference in not only the lives of the children they teach, but fellow staff as well, only then can a real impact be made in the futures of the children they educate. For more information about Katie Negen and/or the Milken Educator Award visit http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/education/news/2017-10-18/slaton-teacher-honored-surprise-assembly-25000-teaching-award and http://www.milkeneducatorawards.org/newsroom/press-releases/view/katie-negen-master-teacher-slaton-high-receives-milken-award-25000.

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Spotlighting Seniors

SPOTLIGHTING SENIORS
By Charlotte O’Connell

We were blessed twice last week. Lodge 1094 members had lunch with us on Tuesday and presented us a donation check for $1000.00. The Slaton Area Endowment presented a grant of $1500.00 to one of our grant writer, Steve Campbell, at half time Friday night. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone.

Come to the center on Saturday Oct. 21. We are having a garage sale to benefit our MOW program. You can do your Christmas shopping early. We will have toys, jewelry, crafts, blankets, Christmas and fall decorations. Plus many miscellaneous items. Sale starts at 8:00 a.m

If you need help with you Medicare Part D give Charlotte a call at 828-3784 for an appointment.

Monday’s Bingo, Oct. 10 had 30 players. The secret prize was won by Connie Garza. The blackout amount of $50.87 was won by Imogene Davis. Monday’s Bingo, Oct. 16 had 32 players. The secret prize was won by Gloria Anzley. The blackout amount $57.07 was won by Mary Flores. Come Monday for lunch and stay to play.

Raffle
We are raffling an original acrylic painting by E. Lee to benefit our MOW program. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Come by the center to see the painting and purchase a ticket.

Upcoming events – Mark your calendar –
Mon. (Oct. 23) Bingo 1-2.
Tues. (Oct. 24) Calvert taking blood pressures.
Wed. (Oct. 25) Birthday & Anniversaries.
Mon. (Oct. 30) Bingo 1-2.

MOW deliveries for Oct. 9 – 13 were done by Hearts Together Church of Christ. Those who served were Anita King, Karen Branscum, Ramon Garcia, Dennis Horn, Sue Johnson, Brian Rape, Dennis Payne, Ronda Sikes, Tracy Menzer, and Steven Jones.

MOW deliveries for Oct. 23 – 27 is the responsibility of First Methodist Church.

A BIG THANK YOU to our MOW volunteers. It is not an easy job especially in bad weather.

Memorials:
George Pershall
Margaret Edwards
J & Jo Lacy
Craig Hancock
Ella Mae Hall
Merle Neil
Bradley & Amy Kitten
Mark & Mollie Schwertner
Kathie & Ney Gore
Thomas Knott
Tony & Deanne Bishop
Leo “Junior” Henzler
Tony & Deanne Bishop
Cecil Stolle
Tony & Deanne Bishop
Coy Rinne
J & Jo Lacy

Menu: Oct. 23-27
Monday 23rd – Beef Goulash, Navy Beans, Broccoli, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Wheat Dinner Roll, 2% Milk, Tea
Tuesday 24th – Baked Ham/Pineapple, Lima Beans, Chuck Wagon Corn, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Wheat Roll, 2% Milk, Tea
Wednesday 25th– Roast Turkey, Savory Bread Dressing, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Wheat Roll, 2% Milk, Tea
Thursday 26th – King Ranch Casserole (Tortilla in recipe), Spanish Rice, Pinto Beans, Brownie, 2% Milk, Tea
Friday 27th – BBQ Chicken Thigh, Mashed Potatoes, Carrot Raisin Salad, Baked Apple, Cornbread, 2% Milk, Tea

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Christmas Is Almost Here!

Halloween and Thanksgiving haven’t even come and gone yet and Christmas is all over the place! Just incase you haven’t counted yet…there’s only 69 days left till Christmas.

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