A recently retired Wapakoneta Elementary School third-grade teacher knew back in the sixth grade that she wanted to teach.
“I had the same teacher for fifth and sixth grades (a looping class) and I guess she impressed me enough to want to go into education,” said Yvonne Cook, who began teaching fifth grade in 1977 at Centennial Elementary School.
With one in seven Ohio jobs and more than 16 million American jobs tied to farming, a U.S. lawmaker favors passage of the Senate’s 2012 Farm Bill which calls for only $23 billion in cuts — not as drastic as two House proposals — and should help with job creation and economic relief.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown outlined provisions in the legislation — the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 — that would replace direct payments with a market-based system and would boost local food production for sale directly to consumers.
Young artists have the opportunity this week to express themselves at a local art camp.
The Riverside Art Center, in Wapakoneta, is hosting an art camp at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ this week where the students can work with clay, paints and oils.
“The whole focus is to give them inspiration and to let them use their own imagination,” Riverside Art Center Gallery Director and art camp co-instructor Anna Fisher said. “We want them to make it their own piece.”