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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, June 10, 1993, Page PAGE 7-A, Image 7

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u - - mKKT- - - -.-> THIRD GRADE STUDENTS at Union Elementary School took their turn Friday winding the Maypole as part of the school's first International Week celebration. Union Students Take Visitors On Whirlwind Tour Of The Globe 1?Y SUSAN USHER II was the chance of a lifetime for travelers reluctant to leave the com forts of their armchair: an affordable whirlwind world tour, with no pass port and no shots required. All that was needed to enjoy the trip was a willingness to suspend their disbelief and join in the fun of International Week at Union Elementary School at Shallotte. Social studies coordinator Eliza beth Dctrie, who coordinated the week-long effort with art teacher Angela Gingras, said students and tcachcrs participated with enthusi asm in the opportunity to study an other country, or even an unfamiliar state of the United States. "I really feel like the children and faculty enjoyed it," said Dctrie. "It was the perfect week. It wound up the year in a good way." If others on the staff share that sentiment, she said it's likely the school will try something similar next year. Some grade levels adopted a sin gle country, while others went class by class in choosing their destina tions. Japan, Australia, Africa, China, Ireland and Hawaii were just some of the stops along the tour. Their work covered the entire cur riculum, from language arts and so cial studies to ait, dancc and music. "They completed project books, put on plays and dances and made spccial videos and put up special bulletin boards and decorations," she said. Costumes were evident as well, from kimonos to Ninja suits. "Some classes went to the library and checked out books for research and others created art," she said, as they immersed themselves in the lo cation of their choice. Friday was the day of the grand lour, offering students and their guests The fourth grade bccamc Australia momentarily, with a color ful Barrier Reef and native wildlife such as koala bears and alligators dotting the landscape. Some students tried out a new ac cent, greeting tourisLs with a hearty, "G'day, mates!" Some wore colorful handcraltcd tribal necklaces of mac aroni, with the various shapes dyed in symbolic colors. All eagerly of fered information about "their" country and its culture and people. While down under, class members and tourisLs got to sample nibbles of "alligator meat," "lizard eggs," "sea weed," "dirt and worms," and other foods that might contribute to the di et of aboriginal tribes. ^ iff Mwik Sxuuidm, &&I Family Optometiy ?Comprehensive Eye Examinations ?Ocular Emergencies ?Contact Lenses and Glasses Prescribed ?Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Eye ?Full Selection of Eyeglass Frames Suite 3, Promenade Office Park 143 Holden Beach Road, Shallotte Office hours by appointment. Evening appointments available. Phone 754-9687 Member American Optometric Association ?_ ?1990 THE BflUNSVWCK BEACON , 'NORWBOAN [ princess cruises CRLUSE LINE PRINCESS ss and ROYAL BSj|iMNjMMlflM NORWAY CARIBBEAN Europe Jazz Cruise 2 FORI Cruise Only CRUISE SAVINGS Oct. 16-23 ( lUltll Cnton CrmseJnje, :rown jew Kings June L$635.n-d,? >i.i ? 7 Night# intkM Catxn Outside c?bin Eastern/Western Caribbean CostaRlvlera 7-Day Sailings ? CROWN JEWEL to Alaska ? 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The owner of a S50,000 home would pay S25. The SI20,416 proposed budget includes a S61.741 reserve fund. That's money town officials wouldn't cxpcct to spend next year. It would be left in the bank to collect ini ;st. Aldermen have proposed spend ing S57.240 between July 1 and June 30, 1994, and they have set up a SI,435 contingency fund that would cover emergencies or unfore seen expenses. New to the proposed town budget is a "community projects" allocation of S9.320 that could be used for im proving the park area or boat ramp on Lockwood Folly River. "That's to take care of different things in the community," Town Clerk Lucllcn Norris said Tuesday. "It's money that will be spent on something to benefit the whole com munity." Other major expenses would in clude SI0,000 to pay for the park property, $8,000 for street lights, S3.000 for the fire department and SI,800 for the rescue squad. Town officials also plan to put S4.000 in buildings and grounds for a new air-conditioning system at town hall and a town hall sign. Projected revenues next year total $120,416, which includes the S61.741 reserve fund. Major rev enue sources include S44.700 in state sales tax, S5,4(X) in utilities franchise tax and SI ,600 in alcoholic beverage lax. Vamamtown residents are invited to comment on the proposed spend ing plan during a public hearing Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in town hall. Varnum Appointed Tony Varnum has been appointed to the town board scat being vacated by Tonya Robbins. Varnum will be sworn in at the board of aldermen's July 19 meeting. Robbins announced last month that she would resign effective June 30 because she didn't have time to run a restaurant and help conduct the town's business as well. Tax Notices Coming In other business Monday, Var namtown officials decided Monday to send one more notice to people who haven't paid taxes for the years 1989 through 1991. Norris said about a dozen people still owe the town for one or all of those years. The total amount of out standing taxes is about S300. "It's not that much money but it's the principle," she said. "If you let one get away with it nobody else will want to pay." If the warning letters don't get re sults, aldermen have vowed to turn the matter over to the town attorney for legal action. WATER SOFTENERS Starting at $49800 Warranty-2 Yr. All Labor 5 Yr. Timer & Value Lifetime on other parts ?24-Hour Service ?Salt Delivery M-F 8-5, Sat. 8-3 ? 4518 Main St. ? 754-9100 ? Shallotte FRANKLIN UTILITIES FUND The Franklin Utilities Fund can add power to your portfolio. The fund invests in public utility companies located primarily in high growth areas. 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