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January 27, 1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese 7 I I I Computer kids Students at Precious Blood School, Jasper, receive computer education in grades kindergarten through eight, according to John Seger, principal. Above, second graders Aaron Birk, Chris Gramelspacher, April Wilz, Lauren Rees, JoAnn Fenol and Michelle Gayne take a break from their computer studies. -- Message Photo by Barbara Paul Drug education Sgt. Norman Weber, with the Indiana State Police, gave students at Washington Catholic Middle School in Washington a special presentation on drugs. Craig Wichman, left, works with Sgt. Weber during the presentation. McCloskey nomination James J. Marsh has been nominated to the U.S. Naval and the U.S. Air Force academies by Congressman Frank McCloskey. McCloskey cited Marsh's oustanding academic record in making the nomination. Marsh attends Mater Dei High School, Evansville, and is the son of James and Pauline Marsh. Academy's Service Program The religion department at Marian Heights Academy, Ferdi- nand, is continuing to emphasize and build up the school's service program. Service hours account for 20 percent of each student's religion grade. For example, a student  I I II must perform nine hours of ser- vice a quarter to be eligible for an A. In the first semester of 1988-89, students reported a total of 3948 service hours, which is an average of more than 11 service hours per quarter per student. The academy students worked in the convent infirmary and they tutored grade school students. They also worked as volunteers at Sunrise Enrichment Center, Sun- day pre-school at St. Ferdinand Church, Scenic Hills Care Center, Evansville Soup Kitchen and Jasper Food Bank. Happy Birthday! Walter Bowman, principal at Mater Dei High School, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Jan. 31. Essay winners Students from Marian Heights IU I Buehlers I.G.A. "THE THRIFTY HOUSEWIFE'S SOURCE OF SAVINGS" QUALITY FOODS and MEATS Also Huntingburg ..nd Oakland Ciq/ KREMPP LUMBER CO. WHOLESALE BUILDING MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION & GENERAL CONTRACTING YARD CONSTRUCTION 482-1961 482-6838 JASPER i BECHER & KLUESNER FUNERAL HOME Downtown Chapel, 214 E. 7th North Chapel, 33rd Newton JASPER-HUNTINGBURG Car Wash Centers 3 Automatics 12 Self-serve Bays JASPER LUMBER CO. COMPLETE BUILDING SERVfCE Ph. 482-1125 RT. 4, JASPER ii m (JASPER, INDIANA) Academy, Ferdinand, placed first, second and third in the re- cent Southeast Dubois Optimist Club essay contest. Junior Katrina Acosta won first place; her essay is now eligible for the district contest in Indianapolis. Raffaella Romano, a junior, won second place, and senior Arlene Lau won third. The subject was "Freedom, Our Most Precious Heritage." Geography Bee Nick Knight is the winner of the Geography Bee at St. Mat- thew School, Mount Vernon. He is an eighth grader. Winners at all participating schools will now take written Missionary is on home visit Father Paul Gootee, SVD, Divine Word Missionary sta- tioned in Indonesia, has returned to Jasper for a home visit. Father Gootee has been as- signed to the Diocese of Atambua on the Island of Timer for the past 32 years. He is currently pastor of the parish of Manamas, which has a population of 14,000, with 13 grade schools and a high school. His parish work in the missions extends over a wide area, with a central main church, and 14 outlying chapels. Part of Father Gootee's development program has en- tailed relocating families away from worn-out lands and over- populated settlements. He has also seen a slow rise in the stan- dard of living in Timer. The erod- ed mountain sides are being planted with harvest-bearing trees. Five villages have piped in safe drinking water and three others are waiting for grant money to buy seed for planting cash crops. Father Gootee also has three chapels in different stages of con: struction and plans are on the drafting board for one large chapel. tests and up to 100 of the top scorers in each state will be eligi- ble to compete in a state Geography Bee April 7. All state bee winners will com- pete in the National Geography Bee in May in Washington, D.C. $1000 donations The alumni associations at both Mater Dei and Memorial high schools in Evansville have donated $1000 to the Marketing and Development Committee for the Evansville Catholic High School Board, according to Pat O'Neill, president. Speech team The speech team at Memorial FR. PAUL Gee'FEE He is a native of Loogootee and the son of the late Leo and Stella Gootee. He is a member of the Divine World Missionary Socie- ty, which has missionaries in 32 countries. He expects to return to his parish in Timer in April. Happy Birthday! Father Ralph Endress of Sacred Heart Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth- day Jan. 30. Father Mark Kurzendoerfer of Holy Angels Church, New Har- mony, celebrates his birthday Feb. 3. High Schoolfinished third out of 15 schools at the Reitz Speech Meet. Individual winners were Rex- anna Crowe, first; Ben Bailey, se- cond and sixth; Maria Dickin- son, third; Julie Gerleman and Julian McQueen, fifth; Cheryl Hachmeister, Chris Hagen and Chad McCombs, seventh, and Jill Braddock, eight. Brenda Donofrio is the speech team, coach. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. Anniversaries of ordination Msgr. Clinton Hirsch of Good Shepherd Church, Evansville, celebrates the anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Feb. 2. Father Raymond Reising of 530 Normandy Drive, Evansville, celebrates the anniversary of his ordination Feb. 2. Parish chairpersons. Chairpersons at St. John the Baptist Church, Newburgh, include: Vickie Hillenbrand, church af- fairs; Sister Bernice Kuper, com- munity affairs and religious rep.; Larry Northenor, school board; Becky Hacker, religious educa- tion board; Jerry and Marty Brown, family life; Don Bowen, finance; Christy Grabert and Ruth Kercher, youth; Pat and Debhie Ziemer, spiritual life, and Damien Scheessele, building and grounds. Please send information for PEOPLE to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724.