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Recycling Wood for Students Is Good
A St. John business woman has found a way to put inferior grade wood pallets to use in the classroom. Cheryl Miller is helping set up a program to collect and deliver wood pallets to the woodshop of local contractor Irvin Samuel where students use the material to make gift packaging and other small items. Local carpenter Errol Farrell helps interested youngsters develop their woodworking skills. Miller said about 50 wooden pallets arrive on island daily, bringing food and construction materials. The program was developed with the help of a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and administered by Clean Islands International.
Current Conditions in Paradise:
Temperature: 85 Degrees Water Temp: 72 Degrees Skies: Occasional Cloud Chance of Rain: 20%: Beach and Swimming : Partly cloudy Sailing and Diving : Choppy Drinks: Ready
To assist local educators suffering from lack of funds. V.I. Delegate to Congress, Dr. Donna Christian Green recently met with members of the Board of Education. A congressional spokesman said talks centered on how the delegate could help identify federal funds and grants the territory can obtain to meets its needs. Christian-Green said “We all have an obligation to work together to ensure that our educational system receives as much help and assistance as we can to provide, especially in these difficult financial times.
Governor Roy Schneider yesterday approved the bill passed in the Senate allowing property owners to assign the proceeds of any tax refunds owed them by the V.I. government to their outstanding property tax bills. Gov. Schneider also signed a measure reducing the lot size required for construction of gambling casinos and approved funds for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources to list on a project application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Close to two dozen women attended the first meeting of a new group called Moms Raising Sons. Organizers say there were also pleasantly surprised at how many sons and other children came to the Legislature Building along with their parents to hear each other stories and find out how much they had in common with one another. Moms Raising Sons is a support group seeking to assist women and their children face the gaps caused when one parent must be both mother, father, and breadwinner.
Memorial Moravian Church holds a Summer Workshop Concert Sunday August 31 at 4 p.m. featuring the joing choirs of the Memorial Moravian Chruch under the direction of Albert A. Lynch For those 16 years old and up the St. Croix Vocational school is holding pre-registration for over 30 vocational programs. Contact the school at 778-2216 for information on class time, fees and tuition costs. Pre-registration takes place Thursday August 29 at 7 p.m. VETERAN’S COUNSELING 8:30 am to 2 pm on St. Croix A workshop on NURSE POWER from 8 am to 12:30 pm at the Board of Nursing Conference Room 22nd Legislature Committee on Planning and Environmental Protection 10 am Senate Chambers, St. Thomas St. Thomas Garden and Ecology Club hosts FOOD SALE Saturday at the Fort Christian Parking Lot Tonight on We the People American Federation of Teachers Union President Glen Smith and Adult Education Principal Gene Powell in this series on public education setting a news standard