Dorm builds community between hall and home

first_imgLe Mans Hall has found a home in the South Bend-Mishawaka community-specifically, Hannah’s House.  The College’s largest dorm has paired up with this local organization, which provides shelter to pregnant women and new mothers. Junior Emma Derheimer, president of Le Mans Hall, said it was her goal for the year to find a service project for the women of Le Mans. “Every dorm on Saint Mary’s campus is paired up with a service agency in the community,” Derheimer said. “My board’s primary goal this year was to get more involved in the service aspect of Le Mans.” Senior Morgan Talamantes said she serves as the College’s first ministry assistant, a job that includes working as an official liaison between Hannah’s House and the Hall. She said the maternity home, originally intended for unwed teenagers, advises residents about how to raise their children and manage money. Though the women do not pay to live in the home, Hannah’s House expects them to work and contribute to the community. Talamantes said she worked with the dorm’s student board members to arrange a variety of opportunities for students to get involved with Hannah’s House. Students have participated in Mothers Support Group meetings each month, the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser hosted by members of Hannah’s House and planning the organization’s annual Fall Festival.  Talamantes said the Hall also hosts events for the residents of Hannah’s House. During one such event, the residents painted clothes for their children. “The mothers came to [Saint Mary’s] to paint onesies and then took them home for their children,” Talamantes said.  Derheimer said last month, the dorm held a baby shower for a mother in Hannah’s House. Donations included basic necessities for the newborn and the mother. “As a social work major, I believe that we’re here to make a difference and we have the will to impact the South Bend-Mishawaka community,” Derheimer said. “We’ve shown the community beyond our campus that we do care and are interested in making an active difference.” Talamantes said both the Hall and the House benefit from working together to help these women.  “It’s been great meeting different mothers – and, of course, their babies,” Talamantes said. “We definitely learn from each other. Getting to know them builds students’ enthusiasm. We can build a community within the Hall and the home.” Students may sometimes act as role models for the members of Hannah’s House, Talamantes said.  “In a way, we show mothers that they can still fulfill their dreams,” she said. Derheimer said Saint Mary’s students can help the young mothers find ways to succeed. “We also bring support and show that that we care to give mom the feeling she is not alone. We know they want to succeed because they live there. All they need are the resources,” Derheimer said. “We can be a part of facilitating that.” Talamantes said her work with Hannah’s House has showed her the value of the partnership between the College and the organization. “Working with Hannah’s House has showed me the importance of continuing this partnership. We work well together,” Talamantes said. “I hope that once I graduate it grows into something bigger and blossoms.” Hannah’s House will celebrate its 20th anniversary by opening a new house May 10, Talamantes said. Bishop Kevin Rhoades will bless the home. Students are encouraged to attend.last_img read more

Bulldog Middle School Harriers Win Over Panthers

first_imgMiddle School Track results from 4/8Batesville @ Jennings CountyGirls: Batesville  89                          Jennings County 16Shot Put-1 MaKayla Granger (23’3”)  2 Cora Deputy (22’11”)  3 Veronica King (21’8”)Discus-1 Veronica King (77’8”)  2 Lilly Grigg (56’4”)  3 Sarah Bedel (56’)High Jump-1 Kaylie Raver (4’4”)  2 Sarah Bedel (4’)  2 Ava Powner (4’)Long Jump-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13’8.5”)  2 Elena Kuisel (12”2.5”)100M Hurdles-2 Cora Deputy (20.21)100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.09)  2 Elena Kuisel (13.83)200M-1 Nadine Davis (28.71)  2 Ava Hanson (29.01)  3 Lizzy Nobbe (29.37)400M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (1:04)  2 Ava Hanson (1:09)800M-1 Kaylynn Bedel (2:51)  2 Jada Day (2:52)  3 Kaylie Raver (2:56)1600M-1 Kaylynn Bedel (6:20)  2 Kaylie Raver (6:28)  3 Jada Day (6:35)400M Relay-1 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Lizzy Nobbe, Madelyn Pohlman (55.61)3200M Relay-1 BMS Kaylie Raver, Kaylynn Bedel, Margaret Wilson, Jada Day (11:21)Boys: Batesville  53.5                       Jennings County  51.5Shot Put-2 Blake Hon (28’11”)Discus-1 Eli Loichinger (104’8”)High Jump-2 Trenton Kincade (4’6”)  3 Luke Hon (4’2”)Long Jump-1 Seth Pierson (16’5.5”)  2 Will Sherwood (16’5”)  3 Evan Williamson (15’5.5”)110M Hurdles-2 Trenton Kincade (17.6)  3 Seth Pierson (18.88)100M-1 Will Sherwood (12.27)  2 Evan Williamson (12.35)  3 Trenton Kincade (12.78)200M-1 Evan Williamson (25.70)  3 Deacon Hamilton (27.70)400M-1 Will Sherwood (59.16)  3 Otto Hund (1:07.4)800M-2 Eli Loichinger (2:28.13)1600M-2 Eli Loichinger (5:35)  3 Jake Chapman (5:51)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Wellington-Mulvane live tweet; week #8 scores

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are updates during a period in which Twitter was down. This was during the fourth quarter with about 8 minutes to play up until the Trevor Nance interception.Twitter is down. I’ll keep you updated via Sumner Newscow site. Since we left Wellington has driven to the 25 yard of Mulvane with 7:06. Now it’s 4th and 5.Phelps incomplete. Mulvane takes over on downs with 6:54 to play at own 25.Mulvane 2nd and 6. 6:31 in 4th.Mulvane dive 3rd and 4.Mulvane catch by Evans. First down at 35. 5:33 to play.Under 5 minutes. Mulvane gains 6 yards to own 41. Wellington trailing 14-7.4:08 to play. Mulvane first down at own 45. Wildcats taking time off clock.2:42 Mulvane calls timeout  in a 3rd and 10 situation.My apologies twitter has died. Mulvane incomplete 4th and 10 with 2:37 to play.Kick is blocked! Wellington takes over at 30 of Mulvane!Trevor throws an interception with 2:14 to play. Mulvane takes over at 15.last_img read more

Barnstorming Sumner County with barn quilts

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — After Wellington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Annarose White, attended a fun barn quilt class in Harper County, she came back with ideas. A group formed together and brainstormed and now there are barn quilt classes offered in this area.“I thought it would be a really fun class,” White said.Harper County Sunflower RC&D, which is headed up by Dollie Mathes, services an eight county area, and were helping promote the barn quilt initiative.“Others had seen them in Cowley and other counties,” White said. “We got together and asked Sunflower RC&D if we could host a class. We helped assist people, and Dollie told us how we could put together our own class and have our own supplies. We followed her directions.”Although its name may imply quilting, barn quilting is actually a painting class. A quilt block is painted on a piece of board, and then attached to a barn, old elevator, etc. for a very unique and classy look. Although sizes vary, they usually average about eight feet tall.Most barn quilts are made of simple geometric shapes, like squares, rectangles and triangles, which makes them easier to create. Usually, they are painted in solid colors, but once awhile you will see one that looks like printed fabric.An average class is about 20 people participating, which is a fantastic turn out, White said. White said that a quilt can be made from any quilt block. They also encourage people to draw the barn quilt on graph paper before they start.“We are actively looking for classroom/workshop space in Mulvane, Conway Springs and Belle Plaine to teach a barn quilt class,” White said.Sumner County is also now listed on the Kansas Barn Quilt Trail.There is an upcoming barn quilt class that will be held in Caldwell on Feb. 20 at the Sumner County Fair building at 120 N. Chisholm.“The pricing for the barn quilt classes are at cost so we can encourage more barn quilts to be made,” White said. “And it’s tricky for people to try and paint a barn quilt on their own, because it can be difficult to find MDO board.”To set up a class, contact Annarose White at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more