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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 181

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M SL THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1998 3E TODAY Student of the week Alejandra Villalba Weatherbee Elementary Fifth-grader Alejandra Villalba of Weatherbee Elementary reads between seven and 10 books each week. That's quite an accomplishment for her. Just three years ago, the native of Bogata, Colombia, B Cultural Diversity Day, 11 a.m. at Indian River Community College Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce. Features Rondeau Irish Step Dancers, Celtic musicians Bill Sandbury, Black Poetry Ready, gospel performances, tarantella dancing, African-American spirituals, German folk music and square dancing. Refreshments will be served. Call 462-4722. Blues fest raises $20,000 Creatures of the Night: Insects and Bats, a slide show presentation, 7:30 p.m. at the Hobe Sound Nature Center, 13640 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Marion Bailey of the Fish and 4 " N i t ' couian i reaa or spea a wui u ui English. Villalba, 11, is an honor roll student who recently took second place in her fifth-grade class in the science fair. Her good reading habits are motivated by the Fort Pierce school's Accelerated Reading program. Points are awarded per book read and are exchanged for Wildlife Service is the presenter. Call 546-2067. Beginner's scrap book class, 7-10 p.m. at Jthe Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Blvd. The fee is $10. Call 878-2277. Jazz jam, 7 p.m. at Common Ground, 131 N. Second St., downtown Fort Pierce. Features Jimmy Van Go and Ossie Wright Jr. Call 460-5414. Martin County Orchid Society, 7:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Advent, Route 76A, Palm City. Featuring Louise Neil of Odom's Orchids, who will discuss oncidium, brassia and broughtonia culture. Call 287-3759. COMING FRIDAY goodies at the school store. ' ( Villalba is a reading buddy and peer tutor. She s teaching English to her parents and younger sister, Marcela. Every Thursday, she helps senior citizens learn computer skills. "I like to help other people," says Villalba, who wants to be a pediatrician. Teacher Kay Shaw has watched Vallalba blossom for three years. "Not only do I admire her determination and good study habits, she's just a good all-around person," says Shaw. "She's nice, has no enemies, and is well-mannered. She's a teacher's delight." Teacher of the week John Bolen Port Salerno Elementary John Bolen, 35, of Stuart gets a workout every day as a physical education teacher and mentor at Port Salerno Elementary. Bolen works with 625 students in kindergarten ,.mt,-' ,Of I' lilt- OV VV- i , B Spring break camp, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday through April 3 at the Fort Pierce Community Center, 600 N. Indian River Drive. The camp, for children 5 through 12, will include games, movies, crafts and more. The cost is $70 per child. Daily rates are available. Call 492-1792. B Spring book sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bridge Road and U.S. 1 in Hobe Sound. Includes fiction, non-fiction, art, westerns, mysteries and large print books. Hosted by Friends of the Hobe Sound Library. Call 546-2315. B Novice duplicate bridge, noon-4 p.m. at Stuart Recreation, 201 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. Cost: $3 per session. Call 288-5335. Proceeds from the Treasure Coast Blues Festival will be used to feed the poor and homeless. By Sharon Wemlund Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Thousands of blues lovers opened their hearts and their pocketbooks to raise more than $20,000 to feed the poor and the homeless in Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River counties. For the third year, the Treasure Coast Blues Festival was a successful benefit for the Treasure Coast Food Bank. Held March 14 and 15, the sounds of top-shelf blues sizzled throughout historic downtown Fort Pierce. "We are just thrilled," says Brenda Noel, the food bank's executive director. "People kept in mind this was a benefit, and that makes it all the more special. "That $20,000 will feed 100,000 people." A United Way agency, the nonprofit food bank sells surplus and salvaged food for 14 cents a pound to charities, food pantries, churches and other nonprofit agencies. Agencies then redistribute foods to needy families or use them in their soup kitchens. RSVP honors 5-year volunteers Twenty volunteers with five years of service were the guests of honor at the annual luncheonfund-raiser for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Martin County. An estimated 275 volunteers, community agency representatives and their guests attended the Good Times Fundraiser on March 11 to honor the following: John Barstow, Joyce Ehlers, Walter Ehlers, Dolores Esmonde, William Es-monde, Martha Firebaugh, Arlene Houser, Margaret Innes, Angelina Kru-pinsky, Marion Maloney, Jim Maloney, Marguerite Marchessault, Winona Marchessault, Virginia Kennedy Mercer, Jane Prldgen, Eleanor Proper, Tom Rinkoski, Mikki Siino, Jeanette Stiller and James Weir. More than 1,000 raffle tickets were sold, raising more than $5,000 for RSVP. Winners were: White Doves Christmas Project, Al Reens of Jensen Beach; Lisa Massing of Stuart and Howard Scholp of Palm City. Palm City son wins award Richard Deggeller, the son of Don and Cathy Deggeller of Palm City, has received a Silver A at The Culver Acade- LOOKING AHEAD ft im ..... BOB SHANLEY1998 FILE PHOTO Treasure Coast Food Bank director Brenda Noel says the money raised will feed 100,000 people. mies in Culver, Ind. It is through the fifth grade in both individual and team sports. He also doubles as a varsity football coach at Martin County High School. "I want them to have a positive attitude for physical activities," says Bolen. "I trick them into having fun. They don't realize they have run a half mile. "I hope they stay physically awarded to students who earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the semester. Deggeller is a senior and has attended all four years at the military-type school. His memberships include the Ski Club, Latin Club and Choices, a student proun that exam- B Annual Spring Festival, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Community Bible Chapel Preschool, 1550 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Features moonwalk, pony rides, games, food, prizes, cake walk and much . more. Call 287-1779. B Clean Up Port St. Lucie Day, 8 a.m.-noon, . Saturday at City Hall Plaza, Port St. Lucie and Airoso boulevards, Port St. Lucie. Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300 volunteers. Breakfast and transportation to cleanup areas will be provided. Enter the clean-up slogan contest. Call 871-5105. B Game Room, 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sundays at The Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 S.E. Airoso Boulevard, Port St. Lucie. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The fee for each session is $1 per person. Call 878-2277. IN PALM BEACH COUNTY B 13th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show, Thursday through Sunday on the Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive between Clematis and Fern streets in West Palm Beach. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $7; $2 kids 6-12. Call 833-5711. " 'J h - 1 "rifi tr active in middle school, high school and throughout their lives." Bolen encourages his students to be "independent thinkers." Without his coaxing, he wants them to automatically take turns, play fair and play by the rules. Two of his mentors were high school teachers. Their positive influence on his life as a teen led to Bolen's decision to become an educator. He graduated from Kent State in 1988. "I just want to tell teachers to keep doing what they are doing," says Bolen, "The pay isn't that much, but teachers particularly in this school are very special people." A native of Akron, Ohio, and big wrestling fan, Bolen has taught in the Martin County school ; '. system for 10 years. He and his wife, Kristie, have a , son, Kendall, 5. Deggeller mes tne issues and decision facing teens today. Deggeller served as co-captain of the 1997-98 varsity football squad. Have some good news to tell about people in Martin and St. Lucie counties? Want to nominate someone for student or teacher of the week? Write to Sharon Wernlund, The Palm Beach Post, 2101 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart Fla. 34994. Please include any photos. Or fax your information to 287-0241. 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