ORCHID: To area teens who have been spending time gaining skills through the 4-H camp counselor training program in Cortland in preparation for summer camp. The training at the extension office includes having teens serve on at least one committee to plan and implement specific portions of camp programs and assist in classes for youths ages 8 to 13 who will be attending camp. Counselors are assigned to cabins and provide around-the-clock care to campers living in the cabin. This year's camp will be held at Camp Whitewood in Windsor in July and August. The teens provide the service voluntarily.
ORCHID: To Lakeview High School students who have created a new anti-tobacco program. It's called S.T.A.N.D., and each Wednesday for a half-hour during February high school students taught sixth-graders at Lakeview Middle School the dangers of tobacco use. S.T.A.N.D., or Stopping Tobacco and Nicotine Dependency, is an updated version of an American Cancer Society anti-smoking program. Apparently, sixth-graders are the target audience, which is kind of surprising.
ORCHID: To area Rotary clubs and many other groups who helped with the Poorest of the Poor program. It was able to send 250,000 pounds of donations to help veterans and their families in Ohio. A loading of the donations took place in Youngstown recently from where the items will be sent to veterans facilities in Akron and other locations. Poorest of the Poor is a humanitarian project with the Girard-Liberty Rotary, and works with 21 Rotary clubs in District 6650. It also works with churches, school and community groups, athletic groups and the Trumbull County Retired Teachers Association.
ORCHID: To Trumbull Mobile Meals as it will hold its annual March for Meals walk March 10 at the Eastwood Mall. Walkers are asked to attain a minimum of $5 in sponsorship donations. Proceeds will help feed the hungry in Trumbull County.
ONION: To two Warren City School District fourth-grade teachers who were suspended after claims were made that they barked like dogs at a 9-year-old pupil in class last month. Apparently, the student previously had barked at a teacher, so they barked back. They even allowed other students to get in on the action. Does any of that make any sense?