Northwest Middle School Library will be hosting their 2009 Spring Scholastic Book Fair Monday through April 2 in the NMS school library. This annual buy-one, get-one free book fair offers students and parents the most popular books and educational products geared toward middle school students. The theme for this year is “Catch The Reading Wave,” with special events and contests scheduled throughout the fair to coincide with the beach theme. The book fair will be open during regular school hours each day. A special web site has been set up listing the activities that will take place each day. Visit the Web site at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/northwestms.
A special parent event will take place March 26 during Parent/Teacher conferences in the NMS Library from 2 until 7 p.m., with door prizes to be awarded every hour during conferences.
For more information, contact Nancy Scott, Northwest Middle/High School librarian, at (740) 259-2528, ext. 2162, or (740) 259-8546.
Groups are ready to clean roadsides
Volunteers will be out in full force next week to “spring clean” highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week will take place March 22 to 28.
In Department of Highways District 9, about 35 percent of roads, or 687 miles in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties, are adopted.
Adopt-a-Highway coordinators can explain the fundamentals of the program to volunteer groups, work with group members in locating an available highway, and keep them notified of news and upcoming events.
Litter pickups are held at least four times per year or as many times as necessary to keep the area reasonably litter-free. The Cabinet coordinates three annual clean-up efforts throughout the year.
Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov. Safety guidelines are provided to volunteers and should be reviewed before each cleanup.
For more information, visit Web site at www.adopt-a-highway.ky.gov or call Jenny Perkins at (800) 817-2551 in Flemingsburg, Ky.
From PDT Staff reports