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Area schools schedule Veterans Day programs

The Woodward News - 11/3/2018

Nov. 03--Area schools are honoring service members past and present for Veterans Day this year. Students and 4-H members are taking great pride in the activities and projects they plan to present.

Veterans are invited by each community to attend the events.

Arnett's Veterans Day program is at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the high school auditorium. The 4-H club will be presenting a Quilt of Valor to veteran Billy Bryant. The 4-Hers made the quilt with the help of the Ellis County Extension Educator Lynda Latta.

"This is the second year Ellis County 4-H youth have sewn for the program Under Our Wings," Latta said. "They made the quilt top piecing together flag quilt blocks with navy sashing, red boarder and star fabric binding. The quilt was quilted by a Veteran for a Veteran. The 4-H members are excited to present this year's quilt in Arnett. I will then register the presentation on the Quilt of Valor national site to reflect how many quilts are presented each year...This is a special sewing project for Ellis County 4- H and truly showcases the citizenship and community development for our youth."

Buffalo's Veterans Day program will be on Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in the high school auditorium with a lunch for the veterans afterward in the cafeteria.

"We invite all the veterans from the community," Principal Kenny Horn explained. "We set them down front, have them stand if their name is called and tell about their branch of service and wars they've fought in. And we have their kids or grandkids come down front to give them a poppy."

Fargo-Gage school will have their program in the gymnasium at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, with a lunch in the auditorium at noon before the program.

Fort Supply students will be decorating the school throughout the week before in preparation for Veterans Day. On Monday, Nov. 12, veterans are invited to have lunch with the kids in the lunchroom. Then from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. students will sing for service members in the old school gym.

Laverne's Veterans Day event is hosted by the 4-H club in Shackelford Hall at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.

Mooreland will have a guest speaker on Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Grades preK through 6th grade will sing and the high school band and choir will perform. The junior high and high school choir will sing the Armed Forces medley asking veterans from each branch of service to stand when their anthem is played. Band member Shayna Carthel will play taps.

High School Principle Ron Wilson said there is seldom a dry eye after the performance each year. After the assembly there will be meet and greet in the lobby for the kids to shake hands with each veteran.

Seiling schools' Veterans Day Assembly is at the auditorium on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. The junior and senior choir will have a performance and there will be a video tribute of local veterans.

Sharon Mutual's Veterans Day program is on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Sharon gym from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Shattuck grades 7th through 12th will provide vocal music in the Chaffin Auditorium for the veterans from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Taloga's student council is in charge of their Veterans Day program Monday, Nov. 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the auditorium. Angela Hicks will be directing the elementary chorus and there will be a special speaker.

Vici is hosting a slide show of local vets and assembly in the auditorium on Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. with a reception in the lobby after.


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