LCM Athletic Booster Club to meet
The Little Cypress Mauriceville Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. each Monday starting Aug. 3 in the LCM High School field house. All interested fans, parents, and guardians of LCM athletes are invited to attend.
Sign ups are under way for Kindergarten – 5th grade students to be a “Bear Backer.” These fans meet at the Bear Cave Tunnel before each home football game to form a victory line for the Battlin Bear football team as they enter the field.
Children’s Miracle benefit
Dairy Queen will host its fourth annual North American “Miracle Treat Day” Aug. 13, when $1 or more from every Blizzard sold will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Last year on Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen raised more than $4.5 million for 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
“There are many inspiring people from all walks of life, but none more than young, hospitalized children who face incredible odds every day,” said Michael Keller, chief brand officer for International Dairy Queen. “It’s the courage of these children that makes Miracle Treat Day so meaningful and important to all of us in the Dairy Queen family and we thank everyone who comes out in support of this cause and helps to make Miracle Treat Day such a success.”
Dairy Queen will bring back the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard as the featured Blizzard of August. The cookie is the most popular limited-time-offer Blizzard ever, since the first one was served upside down with a spoon in 1985.
For more information, go to www.MiracleTreatDay.com or www.DairyQueen.com.
Senior computer courses
Lamar State College-Port Arthur will offer three courses this fall for people age 55 or older, who are interested in taking a course for personal enhancement or who want to earn a technical certificate.
Senior 55+ Program courses focus on computer skills that will be useful to older learners.
This fall’s courses are:
• Multimedia (1-3 p.m. Tuesdays) covers digital image editing, digital sound and video editing, animation, web page development and interactive presentations.
• Introduction to Spreadsheets (noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays) covers the concepts, procedures and application of electronic spreadsheets that are used for financial accounting and databases.
• Photo Digital Imaging (1-3 p.m. Thursdays) covers electronic image manipulation, image conversion, color/black-and-white adjustment and scanning and printing images.
Students who are age 65 or older can enroll in these courses at a reduced tuition rate.
For information about the Senior 55+ Program or to enroll in a course, call Karon Jackson at 984-6418, or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newborn Enrollment Ends Friday for Texas Tuition Promise Fund
Parents who want to get an early start on college savings for their newborns (children under the age of one year) have until Friday to enroll in the state’s prepaid college tuition program and avoid higher costs in September, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today.
“The first enrollment period for the Texas Tuition Promise Fund ended Feb. 28, but enrollment for newborns is open until July 31,” Combs said. “Instead of waiting until the next enrollment period opens in September, parents can enroll their newborn immediately, at 2008-09 contract prices.”
New sale prices based on 2009-10 academic year costs for Texas public colleges and universities will be in effect when the next enrollment period begins Sept. 1.
The Texas Tuition Promise Fund allows families to purchase tuition “units,” with three levels of pricing to prepay undergraduate resident tuition and required fees at schools ranging from public community colleges to four-year state universities. Full details are available at www.TexasTuitionPromiseFund.com.
Project Graduation meets
Bridge City High School Seniors 2010 Project Graduation will hold a meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, at the high school library.
Please bring a 12-pak of coke products to help stockpile for upcoming fundraisers.
Parents of seniors are urged to come.