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The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana the da off [ HUGHES Bergstrom asked for the day off of School will substitute teach in Vincennes writer be worth 1,000 Flaget teacher a day off. teacher is the the Day Off' Schools' Phyllis Beshears to teach my Economics (seniors) and Driver Education classes. I would spend my day often a spir- itual retreat at a local fishing hole." He signed the note, "Sincere- ly, 'The Honorable' Richard Rise- mas, Educator of youth, Basket- ball Coach 'Emeritus.'" Connie Elbrink, a third grade teacher at St. Philip School, St. Philip, serves as mentor for first- year teacher Darryl Adler. She wrote, "Give Darryl Adler the day off. As a first year teacher, always ready to help, Darryl deserves a day to relax and catch a breath!" Twenty-two teachers entered the contest, but it was the entry from Susan Ball that caught Beshears' eye. A homemade enve- lope contained a construction paper puzzle. When the puzzle was assembled, there was an invitation for "A Day to Remem- :;, Appre- schools of Evans- to enter the to sub- or less" the rea- Ihears, Ph.D., "should take at Holy Evansville, to a fraz- longer dazzled. Same old face. for a teacher Tammy in these words, "According to grade one Miss Bergstrom needs a day of fun. We've worked hard all year through -- please give her a break from 'homework' too!" Sharing the joy was Carol Neisen's approach to winning the contest, as she wrote, "Working with the students in my class- room is a pleasure! In an effort to not appear selfish, I will share this joy with Dr. Beshears." Neisen teaches third grade at Westside Catholic Consolidated School, Evansville. "Please come share with our class," Sarah Zoglman wrote. "We will give you sunglasses because we are so bright." She teaches second grade at Holy Family School, Jasper. Rich Risemas, a teacher at Memorial High School, Evans- ville, wrote: "I think it would be a very rewarding and exciting experience for 'The Director of I hired for 3 ben" The front of the invitation contained tiny photos of every student in the "Fabulous Fourth" with the words "Meet Fred," and "Say the Rosary." The back of the invitation con- tained an eight-by-10 inch color photo of the fourth grade class with an offer to "Make it a Great Day. Join the Fabulous Fourth." Beshears will be substituting in Ball's classroom at Flaget on May 5. rnard School ired to lncipal at St. this at Glen- in Glen- 23 years of experience in education, includ- ing 15 years as an elementary school principal. He holds a master's of educa- tion degree from Xavier Univer- sity, and a bachelor's degree from Morehead State. A construction paper puzzle from Susan Ball at Flaget Elementary School, Vincennes, took first prize in the "Take the Day Off" contest, sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office. Message photo by Paul R. Leingan 9 Vincennes Rivet win" :ss':= ght year, Rivet High School, Vin- state and regional honors in the ml Society's (JETS) competition, tied for Division I first place; the in the three-hour test for physics skills. is now eligible for national honors. Rivet nation last year. a tradition of excellence in this said Dale Long, JETS regional this contest rewards the stu-  include seniors Katie Cannon and i I IILI ii i i ii I Hi-Tech Sheet Metal Inc. T- .... "-- ' Bicknell Residential, Industrial & Commercial Heating & Coohng -  I0 ' , -/, M0nr0eSandbrncity InstallationSales & Service  Box 68 Montgomery, Indiana 47558 Princeton . [ 422-9242 [ Donald J. Traylor I[:).I.C" Patoka Operated by Michael and Patricia Koch 15 S. Third Avenue, Evansville President Phone: 486-3285 send thew friends! Open ngghtly til 9 p.m. /g=tlJUt . CARTE _ . ! ,,'..G.TOYOT- ._ 486:3.977 ..^ Browse The Village Shops ! 231 SOUTH JASPER, IN * 482-2222 In Montgomery, IN 7=USA1 in.. M0ntgomery' IN l:-[,m [