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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Garden City, KansasFollow us on twitter at @ a Telegram and @ go sports for the latest local and sports news. Saturday March 28, 2015 $ 1.25 volume 86, no. 74 4 sections 26 pages Antiques keeping the past close to heart. Page b1 whats inside annies advice. B4 classified. C2 comics. B5 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 state. A3 to listings. B4 weather. A8 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop wheat. 5.13 Corn. 4.06 Milo. 4.46 soybeans. 8.87 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures apr. June aug. High. 162.82 153.15. 150.20 Low. 161.35 151.80. 148.90 stand. 162.62 152.80. 149.97 today sunny pleasant warmer High 79, Low 46. Sunday Breezy mostly sunny High 70, Low 38. Editors note this is the last in a series of Rural education stories from the Topeka capital journal. Support for this series was provided by the equity reporting project restoring the Promise of education which was developed by Renaissance journalism with funding from the Ford foundation. By Celia Llopis Jepsen the Topeka capital journal Many of the concerns shared by those who work at support and advocate for Rural schools and the students they educate boil Down to factors wholly or partly outside their control geography resources and state policy. Geography shapes the challenges these schools face from the difficulty Many experience in recruiting teachers to Low density population bases and obstacles to economic development. Yet resources and policy have potential in the eyes of Many patrons and educators to contribute to solutions. Efforts to give High schooners better Access to Post secondary career training Are one illustration. Three years ago Kansas introduced tuition free Access for High schooners to these courses. The effects have been Clear Sharp growth in the numbers of students taking them. Armed with the Legislatures financial backing Post secondary schools like fort Scott Community College and districts like Pittsburg us 250 and its Small town and Rural neighbors in Crawford and Cherokee coun analysis Lack of collaboration on state policies leaves children in the fray. Thad Allton Topeka capital journal Rachel Lee formerly of Alabama teaches English language learners at Garden City High school in november. Western Kansas schools Are struggling to find enough teachers in state. Garden City administrators recruit in other states to help fill the Gap. About the series monday overview of Rural education tuesday difficulty in recruiting teachers wednesday consolidation controversies thursday alternative education Friday technical education today Rural legislative priorities Rural schools face challenges Wacky buffs baseball drops pair. Page d1 see education Page a7 by Angie Haflich Haflich a Telegram. Com two newcomers Are facing off against two incumbents in the Garden City Community colleges Board of trustees race with three seats up for grabs. In Advance of the election the four candidates answered questions about state education funding types of programs they would like to see the College add the need for student housing and the partnership Between a acc and National american University. When asked what programs he would Cut should the state further slash education funding challenger Leonard Hitz said he would hate to have to Cut anything but feels that the Community College should focus its efforts on maintaining and expanding vocational programs such As welding fire safety and ammonia refrigeration. The other newcomer to the race Steve Martinez said it is a difficult question to answer based on his Lack of experience As a trustee but that he would want to stay away from cutting staff. Incumbent Terri Worf said that because the Board operates under a policy governance Model trustees dont decide which programs to Cut or keep. We task our ceo to do that because thatus the person thatus the expert that weave hired to meet our goals Worf said adding that trustees might trustee candidates weigh in on issues by Steven Tendo Steno a Telegram. Com High school students performed two plays Friday tackling the subject of dating abuse one that organizers said is a silent epidemic in society that needs to be addressed. The Garden City High school International thespian society troupe no. 2846 and the chs family career and Community leaders of America Mccla presented the plays in the Garden City High school auditorium. The two plays love does not Hurt and Safe dates were performed to an audience of mixed age. T he plays were presented through a donation from Janas Campaign. Janas Campaign honors the life of Jana Mackey who was found dead in the Home of her sex Boyfriend on july 3, 2008, in Lawrence. The two plays delivered with different theatrical tools like monologues symbolic colors and dance showed the dangers of dating abuse not Only for those abused but also for the abuser. A ringing message was that victims need to recognize the signs and get help. We first did the performance last semester Robyn Hilt the co advisor of Mccla and the director of Safe dates said. We wanted to expand to Welcome the Community to join us. She said she started the plays specifically focusing on Date violence when she met Christie Brungardt one of the directors of Janas Campaign. Her daughter was killed in a Case of Domestic violence Hilt said. What is unique about Janas Campaign is that it is focused on teens according to Hilt who also is the costumer for the High school. There is a lot of conversation about Domestic abuse but not so much about violence among teens she said adding that indicators show that abuse starts As Young As even 10. It is a scary Issue we do not get to talk James m. Dobson Telegram above Garden City High school students perform in the play Safe dates. The school hosted two plays highlighting Domestic violence in teens and educating the Public about services to seek help. Below Garden City High school students perform an interpretive dance before a one act play. The play sponsored by the International thespian society taught the dangers and warning signs associated with teen Domestic violence. Students take on dating abuse. Plays Send a message see plays Page a2 see candidates Page a5

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