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August 3, 2017

A cooperative effort of Lebanon High School and Lebanon Publishing Company

50th Heritage Anniversary Celebration O

n May 15, 2017 Heritage teachers and students past and present got a chance to mingle together and remember a class with a legacy of 50 years of student travel. Hosted by Amanda Perschall, current Heritage teacher, the event was part fundraiser for students to attend the trip and part memory as people shared their stories and experiences.

The teachers over the last 50 years:

Dr. Luthy • 1962 he started teaching history at LHS • Only had chalk and an eraser to teach with • Wanted to make history come alive for his students • 1964 taught at Glendale • Lebanon superintendent came to find him and offered to make him the first dept. Head at LHS with $1500 in pay. Gave him a $5000 budget to buy supplies • A student named Hal Whitacre who was also president of FTA had him in 11th grade and said “can’t you come up with another class so we can have you as seniors” so he wrote Heritage; Whitacre wasn’t able to take the class. • Wrote a new class emphasizing rigor. • Larry Winfrey’s mom was on the first trip • “Working our way to Washington” was their slogan. • 1969 first time they flew and added Philadelphia & NYC • Still has his original materials in his library… somewhere • “You all enriched my life so much” • LHS band played in the Richard Nixon inaugural parade; trip that year got a better tour at the White House

Beverly Miller • • • •

Was Luthy’s student Dr. Luthy told her to “just keep the rigor” Started the summer assignments Had students research and create bulletin boards which were published in national magazines • Took over for Dr. Luthy, took time off with her children, then came back to it

Norma Denney • Taught the class but is now deceased.

Beverly Jeffries • Taught the class while Luthy was on sabbatical.

John Frazier • Taught the class 2014-2016

Debbie Pitts • Taught Heritage from 88-95 • As a student, had Luthy for US History and Miller for Heritage • “Made us think about what we were thinking and saying” • Enjoyed teaching students on the cusp of adulthood • Gave her an eternal optimism

Jim Ford • Was Luthy’s student • Emphasized with students who to talk and express themselves orally following his training as a lawyer • Focused on current events • Class doubled in size under his teaching • Added “color” to the class • “The benefits have been immeasurable” • Dr. Luthy made for “gifted education” in Lebanon before there was such a thing • “The people in NYC are no better than you; don’t be intimidated” • Proud of the legacy of alumni involved in government etc. such as Adam Coffman current MSU student body president If you are currently taking the class, the Alumni had this to offer as reasons for going on the trip and persevering through the rigor of such a hard class: • It can be a sacrifice to go, but worth it • Rigor got me ready for college • Fast paced life of NYC different from home • Saw protesters laying down in the streets in 1976 • Shout-out to Diane Hightower for her work from Adelman Travel to keep the trip going on an affordable budget and also donated money • Rigor level and how to write a paper were so helpful


ANGIE HEMPHILL WRIGHT 107 N. Madison, Lebanon 417-533-7872





Books By Meghan Boyce THE JACKET

Reading is a big form of entertainment; though not everyone likes to read, it’s encouraged to read at least one book during this summer. People often find that if they just pick up a book, they usually end up liking it. Some good reads include: Weight of Blood ~ Laura McHugh Laura McHugh graduated from Lebanon High School and grew up to be a good author. This story is amazing, and makes people live through this story and makes them think twice when it comes to family and friends. Breathing Series ~ Rebecca Donovan & Kate Rudd (Trilogy: Reason to Breathe, Barely Breathing, and Out of Breath)

Barely Breathing: When Emma’s torment is horrifyingly exposed, all those involved are still haunted by the memories. The bruises fade, but the scars and fears remain. And while some try to mend the wounds of the past, more secrets are revealed, along with a long-forgotten heartache.” Out of Breath: Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.” This trilogy is amazing, each book is filled with very descriptive words that makes readers feel like they are the character, feeling everything that happens to her. Percy Jackson Series, Magnus Chase Series, and Kane Chronicles ~ Rick Riordan The Percy Jackson series includes: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian. The Magnus Chase series includes: The Sword of Summer, The Hammer of Thor, The Ship of the Dead. The Chronicles include: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, The Serpent’s Shadow. Rick Riordan tells stories of young heroes, who must save the world, he is good at creating the story in your head, and allows readers to get drawn into the books The Catcher in the Rye ~ J.D. Salinger This book is one of those books that are hard to get into, but once you get into, it’s hard to put down. All the Lovely Bad Ones~ Mary Downing Hahn Mary Downing Hahn is an exceptional author, who specializes in fictional horror. If someone hasn’t read this yet, it’s extremely encouraged, and it’s easy to read. Anthem ~ Ayn Rand This books allows people to feel what it would be like without individuality and freedom. Ayn Rand does an exceptional job at telling a story through one’s eyes who breaks away from the society he grew up in. The Host ~ Stephenie Meyer This book is not like other books Meyers has written, it does include romance, much like her Twilight Series, but she strays away from vampires and werewolves to focusing on aliens. The Ashes Trilogy~ Ilsa J. Bick Trilogy Includes: Ashes, Shadows, Monsters. This book is amazing with detail, allows readers to feel like they are apart of the book, as the main character deals with new challenges. Half Moon Investigations ~ Eoin Colfer This story tells of an exciting tale of a young detective; it’s hard not to get drawn into the story and allows readers to feel like they are right beside Fletcher Moon. Night World Series ~ L.J. Smith Books Include: The Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Spellbinder, Dark Angel, The Chosen, Soulmate, Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight, Strange Fate. L.J. Smith tells multiple character stories of both the supernatural and the mundane. Her books are about the forbidden romance between the supernatural and the mundane, and how the characters rebel. These are very descriptive tales, that never leave a reader’s memory.

Movies Everyone has most likely seen at least one movie in their lifetime. Movies are varied from multiple of genres to fill everyone’s entertainment needs. Some new movies this year include:

Wonder Woman 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 Alien: Covenant 2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight 2017 Cars 3 2017 Despicable Me 3 2017 The Emoji Movie 2017 Annabelle: Creation 2017 Amityville: The Awakening 2017 Beauty and The Beast 2017 Movies, books, music, are just some of the great activities people can do in the summer if they can’t leave home. These act as an escape from reality and doesn’t take all day to enjoy.

District Phone Numbers To Transition This Summer All Lebanon R-3 District phone numbers have ofÀcially transfered over, and the old numbers will no longer be connected. Below are key numbers you may want to save: Central OfÀce - 657-6001 Esther - 657-6002 Maplecrest - 657-6003 Boswell - 657-6004 LMS - 657-6005 LHS - 657-6006 LTCC - 657-6007 Hillcrest - 657-6008 Food Service - 657-6010 We are currently in the process of updating Transportation - 657-6011 web pages, social media pages, and printed Maintenance - 657-6012 materials to reÁect these changes.

LDR photo/Chris Roden

Two modular buildings squat between the brick portions of Maplecrest school in Lebanon. Funds for additional classrooms and the removal of the modular buildings with their safety concerns are tight.

R-3 considering upgrades at Maplecrest the last school year to pay for a new gym but was turned down. CHRIS@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM Consequently, the budget School is less than three severely limits options for imweeks away, and some Maplecproving Maplecrest. rest teachers will be returning to The Lebanon R-3 Board of the same classrooms in modular Education stated its plan for buildings that they left in May. further discussion of options The district applied for a for Maplecrest at its July 14, Federal Emergency Management meeting and then deciding on a Agency or FEMA grant during timeline. CHRIS RODEN

It currently has some modular classrooms that make both security and severe weather a concern. Potential plans for the gym include its having a safe room and a stage as part of its construction. Other hoped for improvements include the expansion of the Maplecrest cafeteria.


According to a report filed by an officer with the Lebanon Police Department, the officer was dispatched to an active alarm at 3:33 a.m.

last Thursday at Tractor Supply located at 689 South Monroe in Lebanon. He and other officers checked all the doors and advised dispatch the building was secured. Dispatch told the of-

ficers that the alarm indicated an outside cable had been cut on the west side of the building, according to the report. A Tractor Supply representative also responded to the alarm, discovered which cable

had been cut, and identified the stolen property as a red Coleman 196cc mini motor bike. A Leatherman multitool was found in the parking lot and seized as evidence.


Store They sell an assortment of packaged foods, as well as some refrigerated foods and frozen foods. In addition to private brands, Dollar General sells products from Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes,

from page 1 PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. She said Dollar General is a supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile

radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Upon completion this store will be the fifth Dollar General to be constructed in the Lebanon area in recent years.

Welcome To Wonder Educational Toys and Gifts Buy 1 classic wooden toy or puzzle and get one 50% off August 1-31, 2017

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Yellow Jacket Paper 8-3-17  

A cooperative effort between the Lebanon Schools District and the Lebanon Daily Record.

Yellow Jacket Paper 8-3-17  

A cooperative effort between the Lebanon Schools District and the Lebanon Daily Record.