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I was visiting the moon when.... I was visiting the moon when all of a sudden aliens ran out from under a bunch of rocks. They ran onto my spaceship and tried to take off but I tied five giants rocks on the ship. When they realized they can’t fly they got out of the spaceship and attacked me. But I threw them off of me and untied the space ship. Then I jumped into the space ship and right before I took off they said, “We just wanted someone to wrestle with.” So I took them back to Earth to wrestle with me. Carson J. Swartz, 10 Mt. Holly Elementary School Fourth Grade

I was visiting the moon when my family told me to come down. I didn’t. I ran across the moon, but then I got tired and had to rest, so they caught me. Lacey Klusovsky, 7 Red Mill Elementary School First Grade I was visiting the moon when my space shuttle broke down, and the next thing I knew I found all the people that went missing in the Burmuda Triangle. I saved them and fixed my shuttle and went back to earth. Trevor Henderson, 10 (Winner) Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade

I was visiting the moon when a black hole sucked us in. I was hoping I wouldn’t get torn apart, but all of a sudden the black hole stopped. We were in a new dimension. Or at least I thought so. We were back in time. I was standing in Egyptian clothes. My friends were in the same clothing. We were all in cloth pants and shorts instead of space suits. I knew we shouldn’t have gone to the moon! We visited a pyramid and went to bed. When we woke up, we were at school. I wonder how that happened! Marcus Wallco, 9 (Winner) Upper Allen Elementary School Fourth Grade

I was visiting the moon when my dog woke me up! I was trying to get a good night’s sleep, but my dog could not get to bed. When we got to bed, I went to the moon and it was fun, but I missed my dog. Mikayla Rosencrance, 6 Red Mill Elementary School First Grade

I was visiting the moon when Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley were on the moon. And they were doing Reducto and Ekspector Patronum! Shelby, 8 Bellaire Elementary School Second Grade

I was visiting the moon when I saw an alien ship and threw a rock at it and it started shooting lasers at me. Jaden Henline, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade

I was visiting the moon when an alien attacked me and my ship. He said, “Bee, boo, bop” and I think he said I was a weirdo. What should I do? Should I use my laser gun? Kayleigh Beck, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Third Grade

I was visiting the moon when an alien shot me down. My ship was destroyed but I was OK. I shot him. Then a bunch of aliens came. Then back up came and helped me. Zane Baker, 8 Hillside Elementary School Second Grade

I was visiting the moon when my space car ran out of fuel. But a pink space dog came with some fuel. Brayden Poff, 9 Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade

I was visiting the moon when my friend saw a cloud. She thought it was cotton candy. I tried to stop her, but I was too late. She took a bit out of the cloud and said, “Blaah!” Then we saw a very pretty star. She asked if she could take it. I told her, “Of course not.” Then she asked if the moon was a floating blob of cheese. I said, “NO!” When I left the moon, I forgot her there. Five days later ... I came back to see her eating the moon and taking pieces with her. I said, “What do you think you’re doing??” She said, “I was hungry!” So, I said, “Let’s go home and get some real food!” It took 24 hours, but we made it home safely. Helaline McNeil Rumbo, 7 St. Patrick School Second Grade

I was visiting the moon when an alien came up to me and said, “You have to come with me.” And then I went with him. He took me to his space shuttle. His space shuttle was creepy. When I stepped into the space shuttle it was filled with aliens. I was so afraid. Then when the aliens were sleeping I sneaked out. Dillon Wakefield Newville Elementary School Second Grade

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Tell Me A Story

The maiden of the mist A Seneca Indian tale Adapted by Amy Friedman Illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

Once upon a time there lived a young girl called LelaWala, daughter of Chief Eagle Eye of the Seneca people. When she was still very young, Lela-Wala married. But, alas, her husband died, and the poor girl could not find her way through her sorrow. One day, she stepped into her canoe and paddled along the Niagara River. Without thinking, she paddled into the swift current. Soon the rough waves caught her canoe and hurtled it into the falls. Down she and her canoe tumbled, over those roaring falls. As she fell, Heno, the God of Thunder and Lightning who lived beneath the falls, caught her in his arms and carried her to his home. This was a quiet cave nestled behind the falls, safe from the raging waters. There Heno and his sons tended to the sad girl, healing her wounds. As time passed, even her heart began to heal. Lela-Wala and one of Heno’s sons fell in love, and she was happy again. Still, she never forgot her people. One day a mighty serpent came down the river to the place where the people lived and began to poison the waters. Their crops began to die, and soon the people were dying as well. Lela-Wala saw that the serpent would destroy all her people. She ran to Heno. “Please,” she begged, “I must go to my people to warn them of the dangers of the serpent. Can you take me there?” Heno lifted the girl through the falls and set her down among her people where she appeared as a great drifting mist. She called out to her people: “Please, it is your daughter, and you must move away from this place.” The people stepped closer and stared, and soon they began to see the shape of Lela-Wala rising out of the mist. “There is a serpent that is destroying your life,” she said, “poisoning your waters, destroying your land. You must move upriver to Buffalo Creek.” “It is our daughter,” the people said. “We must listen,” and at once they began to pack their canoes with all the belongings they would need to settle a new place. Heno carried Lela-Wala back to her husband and her home under the falls. The next day, when the serpent returned to the village to eat those who had died from his poison, he was enraged to find that the village was gone! He hissed with fury and turned upstream to follow them, but when Heno heard the hiss, he rose up through the mists. He followed the serpent upstream, and before they reached the people, Heno threw down a great thunderbolt. The people who had landed at Buffalo Creek heard that loud crack of thunder. They turned and watched in astonishment as a great blast of lightning ripped into the monster. The creature thrashed, whipping its tail against the water, shrieking in distress, and then it was still. Its giant body began to float downstream, and it lodged just above the cataract. There it created a huge semi-circle that deflected great amounts of water into the falls just above the home of the gods. Horrified, Heno swept in through the falls and did his best to stop the pouring water. Alas, he was too late. Nothing could stop that water, and when he saw that soon his home would be destroyed, he called for his sons and Lela-Wala to come away. “We must leave this place!” he cried, and quickly they were there beside him. Together they moved into the sky, and it was there that they found a new home. It is from this new home in the sky that Heno and his sons and the woman known as Maiden of the Mist watch over the people of Earth. Just as Heno once thundered beneath the water, now he thunders in the sky. The basin that was carved out of the creek by the serpent’s body is known as the horseshoe of Niagara Falls, and there the Seneca gathered to honor the gods and to thank them for their kindness. And even now, if you listen closely, you can hear the echo of Heno’s voice in the mighty water of the falls, and if you look closely at the mist that drifts into the sky, you will see the maiden who once walked upon this Earth with her people.

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Coining a Hobby



Collecting History American coins

*The Bureau of Printing and Engraving is responsible for printing paper money. It was founded at the start of the Civil War.

The 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold coin is the most expensive coin ever sold. Almost a half-million were minted that year, but nearly all were melted down and never released to the public. However, several were stolen from the mint and disappeared. This coin turned up and was auctioned in 2002 for more than $7.5 million — the equivalent of 379,501 Double Eagles!

A proof coin is one that is specially made for collectors. Most coins are struck, or stamped, one time on each side. Proof coins are struck more than once and use metal that has been highly polished. Modern proofs are easy to recognize. Here, the circulation coin is on the left, and the proof on the right.

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Buyers must be careful Because some coins can be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars, criminals may try to sell counterfeit, or fake, versions to make money. Often, these coins may also be made of silver or gold, but they are not originals. Selling counterfeits is illegal. In America, the U.S. Secret Service (the same group that protects the president) is responsible for stopping counterfeiters. The Internet has made it possible to buy coins and collecting supplies from dealers around the world. But it has also made it easier for criminals to sell counterfeit coins, or to show you a picture of one coin but send you a different one after you have paid. Another danger is that you may pay more for a coin than it is really worth. It is best to avoid buying coins online until you know more about COINCOLLECTING'RADEDCOINSARE always the safest option when buying on the Internet.

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Patrick began his own collection with Morgan dollars, a large silver coin that was minted between 1878 and 1921. The coins are named for the designer, George Morgan.

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it includes classes on coin grading and counterfeit detection.

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s!Nauction is a marketplace where buyers will bid, or offer to buy, an item at a certain price. (Items are referred to as lots.) The more bids there are, the higher the price goes. sThe U.S. Mint is the world’s largest coin dealer. It offers many different types of coins for sale. The Mini Page thanks the Raines family of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Robin Tummons of The House of Stuart Ltd. for help with this issue.

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9OUMAYNOTICETHATSOMECOINS are harder to find. Or you may want to collect a type that is no longer in circulation, such as wheat pennies or Mercury dimes. There are several ways to find these types of coins: sCoin shops are businesses run by dealers who sell coins and collecting supplies. Many also buy coins from people. The dealers are knowledgeable and many are eager to teach kids about the hobby.


Valuing Coins

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*An enthusiast is someone who is very interested in a certain subject, sport or hobby.

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When is a quarter worth more than 25 cents? Or a penny more than 1 cent? For coin collectors, a single coin can be worth many times its original value. And as time goes by, some coins become much more valuable. To learn more about the popular hobby of coin collecting, The Mini Page spoke with a young collector and a coin dealer. Whether exploring the history of a nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currency, hunting for a particular coin or learning about the value of money, coin collecting has much to offer enthusiasts* (en-THOO-see-uhsts) of all ages.

In the United States, coin money is minted, or made, by the U.S. Mint, which has been a part of the federal government since 1792*. Before that, each state made its own coins, and buying things from other states could get confusing. The U.S. Mint makes millions of coins each year. The most common coins are those we use every day, including the This is the penny, nickel, dime and 2012 Native quarter. Half-dollars American $1 and dollar coins are also coin. It is a made in large numbers. circulated coin. These are said to be in circulation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are used by people to buy things. The Mint also makes other coins, including uncirculated and proof sets, and coins for special occasions, such as the Olympics. Most U.S. coins are made in either Denver or Philadelphia. On a coin, a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pâ&#x20AC;? shows where it was minted. Most proof coins and some older coins have an â&#x20AC;&#x153;S,â&#x20AC;? which shows that they were minted in San Francisco.

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