Last week, local students from the Young Leaders Institute 2008-2009 observed Government Day by visiting state and local government officials.
The students asked officials about their roles in government, as well as about the community and issues specific to their lives.
To get a feel for politics, students participated in role-playing exercises as members of the House of Representatives, passing a piece of proposed legislation, and also as magistrates for Shelby County Fiscal Court.
-- "Barbie Girl" 1997, by Danish-Norwegian pop group, Aqua.
Barbie, the shapely fashion doll of toy box fame, turned 50 Monday.
Always controversial, she is both praised and condemned: Praised for the new grown-up play she has brought to little girls worldwide. Condemned for the unrealistic standards of body image she has imposed on little girls worldwide.
From a country doctor who carried his medicine in his bag to an inspirational community leader, Dr. Donald Chatham spent more than half a century tending to the physical, spiritual and professional needs of a broad spectrum of people in Shelby County and around the world.
Revered as a man of kindness, generosity and dedication to his profession, his community and his family, Chatham died Tuesday afternoon at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a long battle with a variety of health problems. He was 82.
Students in Amanda Dungan’s third-grade class have spent the last few weeks learning about the costs and benefits of creating art.
Dungan and fellow Southside Elementary School teacher Krista Armes combined lessons on economics and painting in order to create an engaging learning experience for their students.
This classroom activity had additional significance for the students because after the paintings are completed, they would be sold, and the proceeds would help provide food for needy children in the community.