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Matteson Star (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Matteson, Illinois Youngster Dies after gym Accident by Gene of Shea special to the Star a 9-year-old University Park boy died saturday apparently from injuries he received during a gym class at school. As Early As Friday family friends and teachers of Gary Armstrong expected the Spunky third grader to be released from the Hospital saturday. Instead the boys condition took a turn for the worse and he died at Christ Hospital at 9 26 . An autopsy is scheduled for today. Gary was injured thursday afternoon while playing a game in gym class at Hickory elementary school 1009 Blackhawk drive University Park said Crete Mon be school District 201-u supt. Steve Humphrey. The game somewhat Akin to a steal the Bacon a required the students to run up to a designated spot grab an object and run Back. While running up to the object Gary got tripped up in another child a feet fell Back and struck his head on the floor. The incident occurred around noon authorities said. Gary was transported to Olympia Fields Hospital by University Park firefighters. At that Hospital physicians conducted a it scan and based on the test results ordered the boy transferred to Christ Hospital authorities said. On Friday school officials were told Gary was feeling Well enough to be up and about. The boy had his photograph taken with Santa Claus at the Hospital Humphrey said. A we told his classmates he might come Home saturday a Humphrey said. A we All thought he was making Progress and doing when Gary died he was surrounded by family members and the minister from his Church. The principal from his school was on hand to support his family. Humphrey also went to the Hospital to lend his support after Gary passed he said. A a we re All numbed by this a Humphrey said. A a it a just so Humphrey described Gary As an outgoing boy who displayed leadership qualities. A the was a very popular Young Man who had a lot of friends. He will be missed by Many. His passing is going to leave a big void a Humphrey said. Hickory school will be open monday and Counselor will be on hand for students who want to come in and talk about their loss Humphrey said. Students were released last week for the holidays. Humphrey described Gary As the product of an a a excellent family. His father Clarence Armstrong works for the Chicago Tribune. Student works to fund trip to europ Esterka a continued from Page a-1 store any the store that Sterkis proposes to open a is truly a comprehensive supermarket that is going to be offering a lot of amenities a Ostenburg said. The Sterkis store would include a Deli bakery fish Section Small health and Beauty Section pharmacy Small Bank and smokehouse where meats could be cured. Steinmetz and his wife Jane recently toured Sterkis 35,000-Square-foot supermarket in Lockport. A i was very impressed with it a Steinmetz said. A we did a Little shopping and the proof is in the pudding. Its easy to shop the prices were reasonable and the Quality of the food was by Eileen Hansen Javonne Stewart of country club Hills can to wait for summer to come a and its not just because she does no to like the cold and Snow. The 13-year-old Marian Catholic High school freshman will join other students from throughout Illinois who will leave the country to explore another part of the world. The trip is organized by the people to people student ambassador program which will take students on a 21-Day tour of Spain France and Italy where they will meet with other youths government officials and stay in Host Homes. Whether strolling the fortress Walls of a medieval French City sampling tapas in Madrid exploring Rome a coliseum and the Vatican a historic buildings or spending several nights with Host families along the Way the exciting and challenging itinerary brings ambassadors face to face with International issues in a program that combines a Strong educational focus with Many fun activities. For Javonne summer can to come soon enough. A i can to wait a Javonne said. Javonne said she was looking Forward to meeting Young people from other parts of the world and to learn about their countries and cultures. A i make friends real easily because of my energetic personality a Javonne said. And with her Broad smile and bubbling enthusiasm its not at All surprising. While people to people sets up the trips Home stays and Field trips the $4,500 Price tag is handled by the students parents or sponsoring organizations. To help pay for the trip Javonne is offering tutoring and baby sitting services with her Friend Kyla Mallard also of country club Hills. The two have put together flyers explaining their services. They decided to name their tutoring service for students in grades 1-6, a a guiding in the flyer they describe themselves As a a couple of smart responsible teens trying to both Are in honors classes in High school. A gifted student Javonne received a perfect score of 500 on the Reading Section of the Illinois goal assessment program test when she was a student at Jefferson elementary a Public school in Chicago Heights. The year after that she was Given a double promotion from fourth to sixth Grade according to her Mother Janice Stewart. After the family moved to country club Hills in 1955, Javonne attended Southwood Junior High school graduating in 1998. She received a partial scholarship to Marian where she is on the Honor Roll. Javonne said she wants to help other kids do better in school by giving them some extra help. A i will use my smarts to help them become smart a Javonne said. Javonne and Kyla also have a baby sitting business called a a shorts re the Only requirement is that the children must be potty trained. Anyone wishing More information May Telephone 708 799-2276 or 708 798-1359. A i Felt that this is an Opportunity that i should not allow her to pass up a said Javonne smother. But Money is a Factor. Because of the Cost the family is looking for people who would be willing to sponsor a part of the trip or donate travelling essentials. Checks May be made out to the people to people student ambassador program and mailed to Stewart at 1201 Williamsburg Road country club Hills 60478. Since 1963, the people to people student ambassador program has helped prepare thousands of Young people for their role As responsible citizens and leaders. The program offers students an Opportunity to learn about other . Indicts Man on gun charge a 20-year-old former country club Hills resident who was arrested by police last August after he was found with a gun outside Rich Central High school was indicted thursday on Federal charges. Davion Waite who was named in a 10-Page criminal complaint last month was indicted on charges of Possession of a gun in a school zone and Possession of a gun with obliterated serial numbers said . Attorney spokesman Randall Samborn. According to the criminal com plaint filed last month by a Bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms agent Waite allegedly planned to use the gun to shoot and possibly murder a teen at the school who had shown interest in waiters Girlfriend. Waite was taken into custody on aug. 20 near the school after Olympia Fields police spotted him driving through the Campus. Police said they found a loaded 9mm handgun hidden under the dashboard of his car. A student at the High school had warned Olympia Fields Are you looking for an easier Way to get on line Call is Enterprise 630-586-5539 police officers about Waite on aug. 18, one Day after students returned to classes for the school year. The student also met with a Federal agent. Waite was not a student at the school at the time of his arrest. Local authorities charged Waite with unlawful use of a weapon. Waite no longer lives in country club Hills. Information on his current address was not available. Click on our paces information a entertainment 24 hours a Day the daily Southtown amp Star newspapers online for Home delivery Call the daily Southtown at 708-633-6900 Call Star newspapers at 708 802 8000 did no to catch Bate catch Pat s View of the local sports scene anytime with High a 0lt Star newspapers online for Homo delivery Call 700-002-8000 a amp amp amp a amp it it of a a Eft hoho hurry 20% off 20% off our entire inventory with a $10 minimum Purchase. 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Tax i tax open on Christmas Day merry Christmas from Joann s cultures and gain a deeper appreciation of our own traditional values Javonne smother said. Stewart a single Parent knows the importance of education. Aller a divorce she went Back to business school earning a associate degree in accounting in 15 months. She now works As a senior fiscal assistant for the cancer and leukaemia group University of Chicago hospitals Chicago. A i let Javonne know no matter what you want to do or be in life you can accomplish it a she said. Javonne said she Hasni to decided which College shed like to attend Only that it will be somewhere where ifs hot. A i done to like Chicago a Winters a she said. Intrigued with mystery solving Javonne is interested in a career in forensic science. But her pursuits May go far beyond. A a in a also interested in constellations stars and our universe a Javonne said. She is a member of Marianas astronomy club. 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Ile also serves As the club historian for future business leaders of America. His Volunteer activities include time spent at Olympia Fields osteopathic Hospital and the Richton Park Library. He is also a member of the medical explorers organization and completed two summer internships at Northwestern memorial Hospital. Aaron plans to major in pre med and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Student of the month is proudly sponsored by Nancis Sparks guaranteed for 12 mo.12,000 Miles. See dealer for details. Computerized car care of 8-6 a sat 8-4 most major credit cards accepted Richton Park w 708-747-0178 f0�zm 22301 governors i Corner of Sauk Trail amp governors Hwy looking for roofing and siding you la find it in the Star classified business director classified advertising 708-802-8888for Home delivery Call 702-802-8000 i b a i

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