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1 Thursday, December 9, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine DR. DENNY WULF Concluded from p.8 Members of the Warrior football team were recognized for state-level competition. Tom McLaughlin and Josie Innis receive the board award for spearheading a project which planted trees at Oviatt. AEA consultant Roger Scott assists board members in the goal-setting process. Photos submitted. Lady Warriors Fall to Warren County Foe Norwalk's girls basket- ball team traveled to Indianola for a triple- header Saturday, Nov. 27, and lost a cloSe one 46-40. Playing without two key players, Indianola jumped out to a 19-5 first quarter lead and seemed to be in control of the game. The Warriors picked up the defensive intensity and adjusted to the Indians' quickness and attacked the basket better in the second quarter outscoring the In- dians 9-8 and went into the break trailing 27-14. In the third quarter the Warriors continued their defensive domination SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNA GRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *JJ DESIGNS CUSTOM embroidery/screen print - 953-6306 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *MAID RITE SANDWICH SHOP 981-1031 *NORWALK INSURANCE SERVICES 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 holding Indianola to nine points and outscoring them by five points to cut into the lead. Tori Mateer led the charge with a blocked shot and steal one minute into the third quar- ter and a three-pointer at the five-minute mark to cut the lead to 10. She added another blocked shot later in the period. Brianna McAninch hit a shot to cut the lead to 12 points, 36=28. The Warriors continued their defensive pressure and Mateer showed her senior leader- ship by scoring eight of her game high 15 points, in- cluding a lay-up with 2:24 left in the game to tie the score at 38. Indianola went on a mini run with the aid of some free throws to pull away. Dana Billingsley hit two free throws with a minute left to close the score to 43-40, but Nor- walk was unable to over- come the Indians at the buzzer. Mateer led all scor- ers with 15 points, three blocked shots, five steals and four boards. Hali VanVelzen had 12 points and six rebounds and one blocked shot. Billingsley and McAninch both fin- ished with four points, McAninch also added four boards and two steals. Sh- annon Stephany and Lyndsey Pritchard both chipped in two points. Taylor Welden finished with one point. Devin Brown did an admirable job running the offense with three assists and five rebounds. Shelby Seibert had three rebounds. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Tips on Gift-Giving and Receiving With the major holidays approaching, parents face two challenges: first how to find the perfect presents for their children-the gifts that will be loved for years, not just hours-and perhaps more importantly, how to make sure their children are kind and grateful recipi- ents, no matter what they get. Here are some ideas to try. Teach them what they are thanking people for. What your children need to learn is that the thanks they give is not necessarily for what is in the box-it's for the effort and caring that went into it. Their thanks needs to show that they recognize that someone cared enough to se- lect a present just for them, pay for it, wrap it, and bring it to them. Understand that disappointment is part of life. It is a guarantee that at some point your child is going to re- ceive something he or she does not like or want. Ex- plain this to your child ahead of time. Laugh about some gifts you have gotten that were unusual. When to write thanks, when to say thanks. Let your children know that if a relative is in the room when they open their present, that a sincere face-to-face thank you (and a hug) is great. For everyone else, a thank you note is an absolute must. Appeal to their desire for "more." Sometimes chil- dren need to think of things from their own, slightly selfish, perspectives. Tell them that people may be less inclined to give them a nice gift if they do not seem grate- ful for the gifts they have received in the past. When they are the "giver." One of the best ways to help children realize the significance of giving is to make sure they spend time finding and wrapping the gifts they give to others. Give them odd jobs to help them earn the money to buy gifts. Help them get excited about choosing just the right gift for each person. Give to others. Help your children help those less fortunate. Save money for charity bell-ringers, adopt a less-fortunate child through anonymous giving pro- grams, or work in a food kitchen. Show your children that giving is more rewarding than receiving. Give gifts that expand their interests. Among the best gifts for children are things that introduce them to new activities: origami, tie dying, model planes or cars, scrapbooking, photography, cooking, or basic wood- working. Look for presents that help them stay active. Any kind of sports equipment helps kids have fun and get exer- cise. Either give the child something you know he or she wants and needs (a new glove), or introduce him or her to a brand new sport (tennis racket and balls). Practical gifts can be fun, too. A sleeping bag for over- nights, or a small overnight bag or suitcase can be won- derful presents. Look for designs that will appeal to the child for years to come. Spin the wheel, roll the dice and deal the cards. Card and board games are classics for a reason-they have been fun to play for decades. Look for games that children can play with just one or two others, as well as those that are for family-sized groups. Open up to books. When you give a child a book, you are giving both of you a present. Younger children will enjoy the time they get to spend reading it with you. Older kids will be quietly building their reading skills and vocabulary, as well as their imaginations. If you are really stumped about gift-giving, talk to friends or relatives who have children slightly older than yours. Ask what gifts their children really played with-gifts that lasted in appeal long after the "newness" wore off. This coming season can be a stressful time for many and we, at Oviatt, hope everyone takes the time to en- joy being with family and friends. 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