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October 30, 1987 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Around the Diocese 7 Tricia Arvin shows Jaima Cartwright how to say the rosary as part of the Buddy System program at Good Shepherd School, Evansville. Tricia is a seventh grader and Jaima is a second grader. -- Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes Feeding time BriKelle Cox takes a break from studies to feed the class pet. She is a first grader at Holy Redeemer School, Evansville. Message Photo by Mary Ann Hughes RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY 00Dubois County Bank CLOSE TO YOU WITH 8 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Buddy System Everybody needs a friend -- and at Good Shepherd School, Evansville, they understand that. The principal, Brenda Donofrio, has instituted a new "Buddy System" for the school, with upper grade students adop- ting lower grade students. So far this year, the "buddies" have had lunch together, spent recesses together, attended Mass together -- and in October, the older students taught the younger students how to say the rosary. "We have a small school," Mrs. Donofrio said, "and this enhances the family at- mosphere." The principal said she knew the younger students would enjoy the buddy system, but she was pleasantly Surprised at the response from the older students. "This has given them more of a sense of school -- the feeling that we are all working together. The Times Stacie Ballard is editor of the Sr. Graf honored Sister Mary Mark Graf, member of the Sisters of St. Benedict in Ferdinand. was honored by the mayor of Memphis for her work with disabled citizens Sister Graf was given the "Trailblazer Award" in recognition for her service to the disabled. She co-founded Madonna Day School for handicapped children in Memphis and has served as ad- ministrator for the past 18 years. It was the first school in Memphis to focus solely on the needs of special children, Sister Graf also founded the Marian Day School for handicap- ped children in Evansville, where she was administrator for 11 years before moving to Memphis. Vocation conference Father David Fleck, Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Evansville, attended the 24th an- nual convention of the National Conference of Diocesan Directors in Boston. Over 170 diocesan vocation directors participated in the con- vention, which was centered around the theme "Vocation Ministry: A Light for the Pilgrim Church." Serran Louis Grannan of Evansville Continued from page 6 TOUCH {To Our Understan- ding of Children with Handicaps} is an organization of trained parents who have a handicapped child and offer support on a one- to-one basis to other parents who are learning to cope with their child's disabilities. Moral sup- port and accurate information on community services are available to you by calling Information & Referral Services, 464-9292. Ask to be put in contact with the TOUCH organization. YES (Young Evansville Times, the student newspaper at Good Shepherd School, Evansville. Co-editors are Cathy Altmeyer and Cindy Hirsch. Feature editors are Sam Hertel and Nick Hamilton. Charlie Stevens and Ryan Henderson are in charge of artwook and Patrician Pelky is the advisor. Volleyball Bob Titzer is coach of the girls' volleyball team at Good Shepherd School, Evansville. Assistant coach is Dorothy Hertel. Congratulations Jacey Stover and Matthew Fischer have been selected state winners in the Indiana Depart- ment of Commerce/Division of Energy poster contest. Both are students at St. Matthew School, Mount Vernon. The students and their parents have been invited to an awards has been named "Outstanding Serran" by the Serra Club of Evansville. Grannan has been a member of the Serra Club of Evansville for 20 years and he has held a number of offices, including president of the local club and district governor of Serra International New officers Delores Hoefling is the new president of the St. Anne's at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County. Vice-president is Mary Ann Ritter. Florentine Gries is secretary and Sheldonna Kempf is treasurer. Anniversaries Congratulations to Ralph and Clarissa Gehlhausen of Holy Family Church, Jasper, as they celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. John and Christine LaRoy of St. Theresa Church, Evansville, are celebrating their 42nd anniversary. Bill and Dorothy Diehl are celebrating their 43th anniversary. Happy birthday Father Kenneth Betz of St. Mary Church, Ireland, celebrates Singles) meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Theresa School Library, 600 Herndon Dr., Evansville. A variety of activities are planned each month. The group is designed to meet the spiritual, social and friendship needs of young single adults. FOr more information call Karen, 867-5038 or Jim, 477-5495. Depressed Anonymous, a sup- port group for persons suffering from depression, meets from 7-10 p.m. each Thursday in Meeting Room Three at St. Mary's ceremony in the rotunda at the State House' in Indianapolis. They will be presented a trophy by Lieutenant Governor John Mutz. Academy auction The Marian Heights Academy benefit auction on Oct. 4 netted $10,311 for the academy. Nearly 70 families of academy students came for the auction weekend. They came from as far away as Florida, Texas and Alaska. Halloween Beth Kemper is chairperson of the PTA Halloween Party for students at Christ the King School, Evansville. Please send information for SCHOOL NOTEBOOK to Mary Ann Hughes, The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47711. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. his birthday October 31. Father Henry Kuykendall of Holy Redeemer Church, Evansville, celebrates his birth, day November 4. Father Timothy Tenbarge of St. Joseph Church, Jasper, celebrates his birthday November 4. Eagle scouts Brent Fehrenbacher, a scout in troop 397, recently was presented the Eagle Award in a ceremony at St. Philip Church, Posey County, Brent earned 26 merit badges during his years in scouting and his Eagle service project involved working at St. Philip Church cemetery. He is the son of Eugene and Jackie Fehrenbacher of rura Mount Vernon. Receiving the eagle scout award through Lincoln Trails were Ryan Prechtel and Andrew Aders, both of Holy Family, Church, Jasper. t Council member Bob Holmes is a new member of the parish council at St. Mary Church, Sullivan. Please send information fo;: PEOPLE to Mary Ann Hughes,' The Message, P.O. Box 4169,' Evansville, IN 47711. The deadline for copy is 9 a.m. the Friday before publication date. Medical Center, 3700 Washington Ave., Evansville. Tough Love, a support group for parents, meets from 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1820 Str- ingrown Rd., Evansville. For more information call 425-6861. SOS(Survivors of Suicide) for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2300 Washington Ave., Evansville.