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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 53

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Tuesday, October 15, 1991
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Tuesday, October 15, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRAEaSt Central 3 Delivering mail is elementary task Springdale video touts quality of community BY SUE KIESEWETTER Enquirer Contributor 1 ach school day, Jessica Riedy, 10, goes from classroom to I classroom at Pleasant Hill Ele must interview for specific jobs, get teacher references and pass a test before being assigned a task. And like employees who first must pass a civil service exam, the children at Pleasant Hill have to interview for specific jobs, get teacher references and then pass a test before being assigned a task. And Postmaster Becky Schneider, a fifth-grader, has the authority to fire workers who don't do their jobs. "But I haven't done that," she said. "I try to show them how to do their job. And if someone's absent, I get to take over for them." The stamps they use were designed by the students and can be glued to envelopes and colored. Students earn stamps by, for example, handing in assignments or behaving properly. On a heavy day it is not unusual for the youngsters to deliver 100-200 pieces of mail, Joiner said. "We'll get real busy at Christmas and Valentine's Day," Joiner said. "Right now our principal seems to get the most mail." ners in Education program which paired up the school with the U.S. Postal Service. "The kids love to write letters now," said Principal Henri Frazier. "It's a great way to reinforce the writing skills we are teaching the children." Pleasant Hill Elementary is divided into "cities," while hallways have been renamed as "streets" and classrooms have become pupils' addresses. ZIP codes are a must, too: "456" precedes the classroom number. Jackie Joiner, staff adviser and a former postal employee, said children in grades 3 to 6 are assigned the same jobs as regular postal workers. They sort and deliver mail, hand-cancel "stamps," return letters to senders if the address is wrong or incomplete, and even maintain a dead letter file. Each morning, the children spend up to 20 minutes doing their jobs. The postal service has supplied the school with hats, delivery bags, an old metal mailbox and other materials. Getting a job with Pleasant Hill's post office isn't a snap, either. Pupils pal building and recreation center. Tri-County Mall officials will show the video periodically in the food court. Cincinnati-based Video Features began taping the video last fall. Danbury said it includes aerial shots of the city and visits to the new racquetball courts and amphitheater, homes and business areas. The project was initiated by Danbury and other CIC members who were looking for ways to promote growth in the city. The group talked with local real-estate agents and found that most home buyers were attracted by: The city's proximity to major highways, including Interstates 75 and 275. Its demographics. Affordable housing. Recreation facilities, including $300,000 in improvements to the community center. The school system. Springdale is in the Princeton City School District. City services. BY GINA GENTRY-FLETCHER The Cincinnati Enquirer A year-long project to capture "the quality of life" in Springdale has resulted in a promotional video to lure more home buyers and businesses. The 10-minute video was previewed at the Oct. 2 council meeting. "We're very satisfied with it," said Bill Nelson, assistant city administrator. It features reasons residents stay in Spring-dale, the variety of housing available, city history, recreation opportunities and the busy commercial district, said Councilman Randy Danbury, a liaison between the Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) and city council. "This is a way to let people know that Springdale has more of an identity than being the home of Tri-County" Mall, Danbury said. Cost: $15,000 The video, which cost about $15,000 to produce, will be sold to local real estate offices, and will be available for viewing at the munici mentary School, collecting letters that will be sorted and delivered the next day. Her route is shorter than a real letter carrier's, but her task no less important: helping get the mail promptly to the proper address. Jessica is one of two dozen pupils at the College Hill school who are learning the workings of the U.S. Postal Service by running their own, miniature version, collecting and delivering mail to the school's 700 pupils. Pleasant Hill was chosen last spring to run its own post office, with help from the real postal service, through the Partners in Education program. The Pleasant Hill Post Office which services the 700 children in the College Hill school. Last spring the school was chosen to pilot a school post office through the Part . .. !H III Ml Vi-r- fmt " I 1 i rjr-rjr Eli t ivi.iiai rrii t Special Discount Coupon Church 1 II f ! a rkff l IM 'i'f f'tl w'Y S Onlv $5.75 each for all entrees Hi 3 V CiinWai thru Thnrcriav thru in.9A.Q1 WWIIWKJ II If W IIIHItfUU II II W f W AT I Guess which bank can lower your cost ofborrowing? D For years, Ameritrust has (3 offered a special loan i m . - m program for people who - mflflt vifrun inmmfl mnHo, lines. There are low minimum loan amounts and you can take longer to repay. For more ma -urn information about a Community Financial ill The Mount Washington Presbyterian Church singles club is sponsoring a B & B River-boats trip at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children. Call Barb at 231-5566. Mark Cable, a Christian singer, songwriter and recording artist, will perform 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road. Cable has released seven albums and toured America for the past nine years. Donation: $3 at the door. Information: 231-4172. Courses Widowed Persons Service offers fall training classes for Outreach Volunteers beginning Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing four weeks at Cottingham Retirement Center, Route 42, Sharonville. Qualifications: be widowed and desire to help newly widowed. Information: 631-7695 or 984-6837 for an application. Events Immaculate Heart of Mary will sponsor a children's matinee at its haunted house, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. The haunted house is being held at the Comboni Mission Center, 8108 Beechmont Ave. Information: 474-5348. Health Training, programs Services Loan, ask at the Ameritrust office in your neighborhood. Imeritrust. Service you can bank on. Member FDIC Lender 1990 Ameritruat Company National Association m The Cincinnati American Red Cross will hold Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation refresher courses 8:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at (Wm.(Ejf(er Jvwders Wp I Ldte L I I 1 "" 1 h . fir' 1, , the Eastgate Holiday Inn, 4501 ESTABLISHED 1P.P0 ESTABLISHED Eastgate Blvd., and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 7701 Ken "They treat Mama right!" wood Road. There are materials fees. Information: 579-3080. The American Lung Associa Top Choice is Tourmaline Jewelry design is a pleasure because of the beautiful and rare materials used in producing a single piece and because of the pleasure the jewelry gives to its wearer. A trend evident in a recent jewelry design contest is toward the use of a special colored gemstone, tourmaline. Tourmaline occurs in more than one color, including two colors at a time. Two of the tion of Southwestern Ohio is sponsoring a program on smoking cessation through hypnosis at 4 discovered bright stones in the ground at the base of an uprooted tree after a storm. California is another well known source. Jewelry designers set tourmaline beautifully as a ring, pearl or gold chain enhancer, as necklaces and as earrings. Let us tempt you with this top-of-the-line gem. better known single colors of tourmaline are pink and green, both of which may occur in a single tourmaline crystal. In fact, some tourmaline is sliced so that an outside green "rind" holds an inside pink "heart" in the so-called "watermelon" tourmaline. Maine is a well respected historic source of tourmaline since the time a couple of boys p.m. Saturday at the Clermont County YMCA, off Ohio 32 Front Wheel Drive exit. Clinical hypnotist Dan Mannarino will conduct Uv. f the sessions. Fees: $40. Informa tion: 724-1156, 751-3650 or (800) 962-5609. A W A Library A program on the lives of contemporary Native Americans will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Union Township branch library of the Clermont County Library, 4462 Mount Carmel-Tobasco Road. Guest speakers will be Snowbird, founder of the United Intertribal Indian Council, and Woman Watching. Information: 528-1744. Our Tuxedos Are On Sale We Surest You Slip Into One Meetings The Cincinnati African Vio f'1 ' rtAs 4 ! la-, vV ' "...and me, ioo,n says Dominick De Blasio. "I visit my mother and sister practically every day at THE COURTYARD and the staff always makes me feel welcome. My family couldn't be in a better place." Mother and daughter De Blasio agree that COURTYARD people and COURTYARD services are the best in town. "And," Dominick adds, "really affordable." THE COURTYARD is in a class by itself. . . assisted living SEASONS style. Call to arrange a personal tour. 984-9400 CMHE OURTYARD y AT SEASONS 7100 Dearwester Drive at Montgomery Rd. One mile north of Kenwood Towne Centre TUXEDOS SHTKIS ACCESSORIES MAKE A DATE TO SAVE 25 ON All REGULAR-PRICED MERCHANDISE AND ACCESSORIES! Choose from tuxedos by After Six and other designers. Select shirts by After Six, Lord West and L&M. And find all the accessories you need: ties, cummerbunds, vests, shoes and jewelry! let Society meets the third Thursday of the month at the New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave. Thursday's meeting features guest speaker Ann Thomas, an African Violet Society of American judge, who will discuss common violet-growing problems. Coffee and cookies will be provided at 9:30 a.m. Information: 753-3894 or 525-0232. ABC, Adults Beyond Co-Dependency, a self-esteem program, meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Friarhurst Center, 8136 Wooster Pike, and Wednesdays at St. Joseph Center, 6532 Beechmont Ave. in Mount Washington. It's sponsored by LIFE (Living in Freedom Everyday). 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