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Friends Katie Brand, Mattheus Bussamra, Jordan Renken, and Marissa Laraby pose for pictures with their classmates on the lawn at Schedel Arboretum and Gardens during the recent Woodmore High School annual prom parade.
Sylvania Township trustees' decision last month to allocate just $7,000 toward the cost of the Fourth of July fireworks at Centennial Terrace sparked verbal pyrotechnics from Sylvania city council last week. Considering that the event actually takes place in the township, councilman Doug Haynam said during a council meeting last week, "It'd be nice to have their full participation in a cooperative effort.
Faced with a nearly $1 million budget deficit next year, Mason Consolidated School officials are weighing significant cuts that could include teacher layoffs and increased athletic fees to play sports. Superintendent David Drewyor last week announced a list of recommendations that were compiled by the district's administrative team to offset a projected $930,646 deficit for the 2009-10 school year.
When Shari Densel returned from a five-week seminar in South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho, she couldn't shake the images of the orphan children. "I worked with those children. It was heartbreaking. I couldn't get them off my mind," she said.