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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - March 21, 2015, Hutchinson, KansasB y m Ary c Larkin the Hutchinson news Mclarkin Hutch news. Com the governing Board for Central Christian school 1910 e. 30th ave., voted unanimously Friday morning to cease participation in the National school lunch program starting in August. It wont be a strict diet. The preschool at Central Christian accommodating about 90 children will continue in a government regulated lunch program. In a previous year said Central Christian superintendent Tim Kuhns a social studies teacher at the school came to the Board and objected on philosophical grounds to the National school lunch program. He said it was time to say no to an overreaching Federal government Kuhns said. The healthy hunger free kids act of 2010, promoted by first lady Michelle Obama introduced major changes to school lunches. It also sparked criticism about portion sizes food Choice and the food Labelling and record keeping requirements imposed on participating schools. The Central Christian Board studied the matter. At a March 9 Board meeting the school cafeteria manager presented a Sample lunch tray Chicken nuggets with two packets of Ketchup about a half cup of pears a half Bun four carrots three celery Sticks and a Carton of skim milk. Students in the upper grades received an extra Chicken Nugget but the Board considered the food portions too skimpy for teenagers especially athletic ones. Kuhns said 90 percent of Central Christian students in grades 6 through 12 Are involved in sports. Some students bring food from Home to supplement their school lunch he said. Of the approximately 170 students in grades k through 12, 55 students bring their entire lunch according to Kuhns. Central Christian receives government Money for the approximately 20 percent of its students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunches. It still intends to help those students and has a financial strategy for saturday March 21, 2015 75� newsstand y y e Arar 1 43 no. 261 wow. news. C of Mary Clarkin the Hutchinson news c ventral c Hristian school in h Hutchinson will drop out of the National school lunch program next year. T his was a Sample lunch for the students in lower grades at the school. A in get food stamp recipients working b y m Ary c Lare j Aloni c k associated press Washington new Federal Grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance. The Grants announced Friday in Georgia by agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack come As the Republican Congress is exploring ways to Cut the program which Cost $ 74 billion last year twice its Cost in 2008. Some in the gop have proposed stricter work requirements As a Way to do that. But the Obama administration sees better worker training As an alternative to cuts or stricter work requirements. Vilsack said the Grants will help us a identify what works and what does not in terms of getting people to work. The food stamp program has Long been the Center of political wrangling in Washington with elective officials debating it virtually endlessly. Republicans for the most part have called it a government give away and have worked historically to rein it in if not eliminate it. Many democrats particularly those in the part yes Liberal Wing have steadfastly fought cuts to the program calling it an essential element of the Federal governments safety net for the poor. Washington provides the Money for food Stamps now called the supplemental nutrition assistance program or snap. But it is administered by the states with regulations varying from state to state. As part of the Grant program the agriculture department is contracting two private research organizations to evaluate the states performance. Only about a fifth of the 46 million snap recipients Are eligible for training. The rest Are elderly disabled children or already in the workforce. Vilsack said 35 states applied for the $ 200 million in Grants which were part of a wide ranging farm Bill that became Law last year. Among the winners in Georgia participants would use an online tool developed by the state to create individualized work plans. In Kentucky the state will work with local q q with Grants kan., other states to pursue that goal. To l is t Ings a11 c Lala ossified a b6 l o Tutt eries a2 c Omi c s b13 o b i t u a Ries a13 c crossword b11 s por t s b1 b business b12 o Pinion a12 dear friends sometimes its Good to put something new on the plate. Central Christian ceasing fed lunch program participation 76 44 local 3 Day Outlook 78 44 70 49 want More see a full weather report on Page a14 today sunday monday follow us intercepted letter b y k Elton b Rooks the Hutchinson news Brooks Hutch news. Com five High school students at Nickerson Hutchinson and Buhler High schools were arrested in connection with a 5 month Long undercover investigation that had an officer posing As a student. Jaedan Kidd 19, of Reno county was arrested on suspicion of Sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school Deonte Tiniakos 16, of Hutchinson was arrested on two counts of suspicion of Sale of amphetamines and unlawful use of a communications device Anika Gabhart 17, also of Hutchinson was arrested on suspicion of Sale of valium and Sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and Eric Crow 15, of South Hutchinson was arrested on suspicion of Sale of Ltd. Reno county sheriff Randy Henderson said the arrests occurred Between 10 a. M. And 1 p. M. Friday. Colton Gomes 16, of South Hutchinson was arrested March 5 on suspicion of Sale of Ltd within 1,000 feet of a school no tax stamp and unlawful use of a communications device in connection with fridays arrest. Jonathan Thiessen 21, of South Hutchinson was also arrested Friday on suspicion of Sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. Thiessen is not a student and is held on a $ 5,000 Bond. In a news release Henderson said the investigation started Over five months ago using an undercover officer posing As a High school student. He also said the arrests drug probe nets arrest of students Central Christian to exit National school lunch program v Wilsack see snap / a7 Insi d e for More on the Njaa menus and a omens tournaments see sports. Pushing to finals another Duel set Kun shockers to face off again after decades Long break sports b1 undercover investigation q q three area uses cooperated with Law enforcement officer posed As a student. See undercover / a5 q q schools superintendent cites fed overreach As Factor in move. See lunch / a5 photos by Lindsey Bauman the Hutchinson news a Bove acc is a Lynx Bloom 10 passes the Ball around Walters states a rjae Sanders 12 during the second half of their no Caa a omens National c championship semifinal game on Friday at the Bicentennial c enter in Salina. Acc won 63 55 to Advance to the finals. R ight Kieryn Ontjes cheers for acc during the semifinal game against Walters state on Friday. Kieryn is a Niece of head coach John Ontjes

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