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The Magee Courier from Magee, Mississippi · Page 9

Magee, Mississippi
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Thursday, July 15, 2004
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THURSDAY, JULY 15,2004 Floyd Is I I L. .. III I I -I - llimiAIU-iHI - i t 1 Mississippi Constitution Party delegates Thomas Ray Floyd, left, and Steve Thornton. Simpson countians Thomas Ray, Brenda and Daniel Floyd attended the National Convention of the Constitution Party held at Valley Forge, Pa. June 23-26. Thomas Ray Floyd was a delegate from Mississippi and served Local educator r u if r " "! - L !t'Jw t i t r i r ' - ' ! ( sp T 1 ' - C1'- " " ' n' "" " ' -r il ' J i fin " V ' A U L:. , -' -i lav 1 ir-i ' ' . i . v A local teacher has been cited for outstanding performance in reading education, Renaissance Learning announced today. . Melanie Fuller, who works at Simpson Central Elementary School, was awarded Reading Renaissance Model Classroom Level I Certification by the Madison, Wis., based company. Model Classroom certification indicates that Melanie's efforts to adopt Reading Renaissance methods have resulted in measurable increases in student reading performance. "Melanie Fuller exemplifies the kind of commitment to the success of every student that is at the heart of effective teaching," said Judi Paul, co-chairman of the board at Renaissance Learning. To receive Reading Renaissance Model Classroom certification, a teacher must demonstrate that her students receive a minimum of 60 minutes of reading practice time daily. In addition, teachers must be actively working with individual students to meet Renaissance-recommended standards for reading achievement. In addition to national recogni- tion, Simpson Central Elementary School will receive a merchandise certificate for $50 in recognition of Melanie Fuller's achievement, and will receive a discount on educational staff development opportunities. Renaissance Learning, Inc., is a leading provider of school improvement programs, through research-based software products, teacher training, and consulting. The company's software products, called learning information systems, give students and teachers continuous constructive feedback that helps motivate students, dramatically accelerate learning, improve test scores, and help students master all standards, while reducing teacher paperwork. Adopted by over 62,000 schools, these software products are among the most popular in schools nationwide, including Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, STAR 'Reading, STAR Math, STAR Early Literacy, Accelerated Grammar, and others. The company's Renaissance comprehensive school improvement process has been adopted by Constitution Party convention delegate on the platform committee. The convention opened on Wednesday the 23rd with the committee meetings going on until noon on Thursday. The delegates representing all of the 50 United States were called to order La Bora Acres Limited Space Available! 1116 Frances (601) 849-5243 D You can get between $2500 - $400 We will hold your personal check for up to 14 days. Make your next payday today, confidential same day service, No credit check. Come See Carol Blancett Manager t in A Personal Check Cashing Service 121 1st St. NW Magee 849-6111 The Magee Courier on Thursday afternoon by national chairman Jim Clymer from Pennsylvania, who is also opposing Arlen Spectre for the U. S. Senate from Pennsylvania. The convention adopted a platform which states in the preamble the Lordship of Christ Jesus, the Bible as the final authority of law and the Constitution Party's purpose to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical and constitutional roots. The platform calls for the end of abortion by limiting the appellate jurisdiction of the courts by Congress according to Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution, replacing the income tax with tariffs, making Social Security voluntary for younger taxpayers, eliminating all unconstitutional federal programs, repealing the McCain-Feingold Bill, ending undeclared wars, prohibiting women in combat, repealing all federal firearms legislation enacted since 1968, opposing any federal recognition of sodomite "unions" and returning to a strict construction of the Constitution and restoration of states' rights. The convention nominated Michael Peroutka of Maryland as its nominee for president and Chuck Baldwin of Florida as his running mate. The nominations tapped for national reco 1$. it I? 1- It Assisted Living IL Residential Care Home Ave Magee (601) 849-5724 N may impsmt (Eoimttj JvTefas National Constitution Party 2004 Convention, held in Valley Forge, Penn. From left, Chuck Baldwin, vice presidential candidate; Thomas Ray Floyd; Brenda Floyd; Michael Peroutka, presidential candidate; Diane Peroutka; front, Daniel Floyd. were unanimous. The nominees are committed to the party platform. The Floyds heard speeches by Howard Phillips, Doug i Phillips, Michael Hill, Franklin Sanders, William Shearer, Ezola Foster, John Lofton, Jim Clymer and for school districts across the country, and over 300,000 pre-K-12 educators have received Renaissance training. Renaissance Learning also pro- vides electronic assessment prod- 4 Piece Wing ion:. .:tat: ia riete vviiig- v- rictc vvnig- tjau ji i j i vf i mer congressman Bob Barr, among others. They also enjoyed visiting Independence Hall and Valley Forge. Thomas Ray Floyd said, "Being able to stand in these historic places brought to our minds how far our country has drifted ucts and services to educational publishers, and sells enterprise Kingdom, software for training and knowledge management. The company has six U.S. loca- Millcreek Home and Community Based Services will hold a Governing Committee Meeting on Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 2 n.m. at Millcreek Management Corp., X 1UU-A jjouuijaaeK unve, Magee, MS The public is invited to this meeting. tions and subsidiaries in Australia, Wing Combo For Only 5 i Includes 4 Wings, Fries & Drink JP MM fir!73 n: - 8 8 Piece Wing - SECTION A, PAGE 9 f r 1 from its foundations and the things our forefathers stood for." Over 500 people attended the convention. The Constitution Party will be on the ballot in 41 states including Mississippi Canada, India, and the United Mr Oic: puition mm i . tat: , QliO Come By Today! 1539 Simpson Hwy 49 Magee 849-6929

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