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Classroom of the Week: EV-W Drama Club presented &apos;Selkie' The Eden Valley-Watkins Drama Club presented the One Act Play "Selkie" written by Laurie Brooks. The public performance was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the EV-W High School cafeteria stage. "Selkie" is based on a Scottish legend about the magical selkies, or seals, who turn into humans every year on Midsummers Eve. The story centers around 14-year- old Ellen Jean and her family whose lives are intertwined with the selkies. Monday, Jan. 21, the play was performed at the MLK One Act Festival at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. Sub-section competition was at ACGC High School Satur- day, Jan. 26. The floor is being laid down in the new gym. It may be a six- week period for the complete installation of the maple gymnasium flooring. Following the floor installation, another two weeks will be required to complete erection and installation of the bleachers. FLR Sanders will move on to the stage and begin the floor installation following completion of the gym. Note the new EVW mural on the wall in the background. Staff photo by Marguerite Laabs. Mrs. Schoumaker's 4th Grade In the play "Selkie", on stage in front at left is Heidi Geislinger playing the part of Ellen Jean. In back of her is Madi Field as Margaret, and in rocking chair is Patrick Latcham in the part of Pa. Staff photos by Stephanie Johnson. The cast of Selkie includes: Pa - Patrick Latcham Margaret - Madi Field Ellen Jean - Heidi Geislinger Duncan - Justin Vannurden Tam - Travis Massicotte Black-haired Selkie - Morgan Goetsch Red-haired Selkie - Danielle Wagner Crew: Student Director-Anne Benson Student Director-Matt Benson Lights-Raven Koltes Lights-Mitchel Marty Sound-Jordan Massicotte CrewoMaddy Geislinger Crew-Evie Zadra Crew-Tawner Cleland-Schmitz Director-Vicki Meyer Sets-Kevin Nohner Mrs. Schoumaker's fourth-grade class at EV-W. Front row, left to right: Evan McCann, Kira Reichert, McKenna Vossen, Delaney Korsmo, Angela Colon, Alexia Waller, and Randy Meyer. Middle row: Seth Roeser, Sami Schreifels, Kaleb Johann, Vicki Meyer, Aaliyah Kilonowski, Christopher Branch, Isaac Bengston, Ben Ruhland, and Brad Eisenbacher. Back row: Mrs. Schoumaker, Jared Geislinger, Jordan Wendroth, Destiny Rowan, KateLynn Hansen, Abbie Holmberg, Amberly Bengston, Lesly Geislinger, and Nicky Zadra. There are 24 students in our class. This year we'll learn multipli- cation and division, towns & cities, electricity, reading, human body, bullying, basketball, and dance. Our field trips this year are to go to the Annie musical, the Water Festival in Cold Spring, and a Twins game. We will do Pennies for Patients this year. Our class is special because we're nice people, have diversity, no bullying, good times, we care for one another, and because of our teacher. (All answers were submitted by individual students.) a* i Participate and earn your school money  {%.. Fill out this form and return it to Arvig: I want to support: Forms can also be found at anyArvig Store, Enter the name of the school and the city it's Iocaled m online at arvig.com or just call us! Name on Arvig Account: If yOu already participale, youd ...... edmfll, J* ,:, ,800rv" Phone N u m be r: out this form aga,n ._ <- Signature: Date: 888.99.ARVIG I arvle.com It'sAIIHere Home Stretch, one step closer to homeownership If you are looking to purchase your first home, now is the time to participate in Home Stretch! Home Stretch is a first-time homebuyer workshop that takes participants through the entire home buying process. In one day, you will learn about qualifying for a mortgage, financing a home, credit, real estate, the closing process, basic home maintenance, and afford- able mortgage products that may be available to first-time home- buyers. Some affordable mortgage products, government loans, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs may require a buyer to receive a Home Stretch certificate. "Buying a home is definitely a considerable investment. Whether you are new to the home buying process or have not bought a home in quite some time, homebuyer education will provide the neces- sary information everyone should know before even looking at homes," said Kelly Doss, Program Coordinator at Central Minnesota Housing Partnership. "It is critical in this economy to have informed buyers, and our programs help educate participants on becoming responsible homeowners." Homebuyer education is also offered as an online course. Framework is a new online tool to prepare you for successful home- ownership. Framework will pro- vide you with the facts you need to become a knowledgeable buyer. Many lenders have approved Framework to meet homebuyer education requirements. Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, a non-profit organi- zation providing affordable hous- ing services to the central region of Minnesota, coordinates the Home Stretch workshop. The next workshop will be offered in St. Cloud from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat- urday, Feb. 23, at the office of Cen- tral Minnesota Housing Partner- ship. Registration is required, and participants will receive a com- pletion certificate at the end of the workshop. There is a $30 fee per household to participate in Home Stretch, and a $75 fee for Frame- work. To register for the online Framework course or the Home Stretch workshop, please contact Kelly at (320) 258-0681, and visit our website www.cmhp.net, for more information. Pre-purchase counseling is also available by appointment and is strongly recommended prior to taking Home Stretch. This is a free service to anyone who wants to speak with a certified home- ownership counselor about their financial situation prior to buying a home.