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Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2007

Legacy Award given to therapeutic teacher

August 23, 2007

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In her classroom Wednesday morning, Carolyn Klote received a nice surprise: a roomful of friendly visitors.

Klote, who teaches in a therapeutic classroom at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, received the monthly Legacy Award from the Lawrence Educators Association and its partner, KU Credit Union.

"To have your colleagues say you are doing a good job is incredibly meaningful," Klote said.

Adela Solis, LEA's president, and Kirsten Flory, of the KU Credit Union, presented Klote with the award Wednesday morning before class.

"She is very tuned in to the needs of her students and responds appropriately every time," Solis said.

Klote is the 60th educator to receive the award, given monthly during the school year since August 2000, to teachers who work tirelessly to assure student success. She has taught since 1998 in Lawrence, and moved to Bert Nash four years ago after teaching at West Junior High School.

Creative Cats Club show slated for Sept. 2

Cat lovers are invited to the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds on Sept. 2 for the Creative Cats Club and Tornado Alley Cat Fanciers Pedigreed Cat Show.

About 200 pedigreed cats from across the United States are expected to be in the show.

There will be six rings and judges will select the top 10 from four categories: adult cats, kittens, spayed and neutered cats.

Creative Cats Club and Tornado Alley Cat Fanciers are nonprofit organizations that donate to many local and national charities such as the National Animal Disaster Relief Fund, and the Winn Feline Foundation, which supports disease research for cats, as well as respirators for cats donated to local fire departments.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 in Building 21. An admission fee of $2 for children and $4 for adults will be charged.

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