Highland News Leader

Alhambra news for the week of March 12

Home Extension Meeting

The March meeting of the Alhambra-Leef Home Extension will be Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Alhambra Township Center. The lesson for the evening “Landscaping with Perennials” will be given by Candy Huckelberry and Jane Aper. Beth James will show how to make a Mason jar sewing kit. The fee for making the kit will be $3. Hostesses for the evening will be Patti Ernst and Carol Amiri. Best Choice labels, can tabs and used stamps are still being collected. Visitors are always welcome.

Alhambra Primary

Third-grade students started taking the PARCC test on Tuesday and the testing will continue on March 12, 16, 18 and 20 from 10 to 11:45 a.m.

Jack Grotefendt’s story for the Young Authors competition was selected to go on to compete at the county level.

The free tickets to Six Flags will go to 60 students that read the required six hours. Tickets will arrive in May.

The PTO bowling tournament had 29 bowlers competing. The PTO made $1,220 for this event. The profit will go toward safety and security items for both Center Schools.

The PTO received a check for $50 from Prairie Farms for collecting 1,000 milk caps.

Alhambra Primary has the green-and-white bin in the parking lot for recycling. This is the USAgain bin. During the 2014 school year, the recycled materials amounted to 5,415 pounds of textiles. This made a huge impact on saving our earth by not putting all this material in a landfill. The PTO also got paid by the pound for all donated textiles.

Alhambra Classes collected a total of 8,897 Box Tops, and the PTO will receive $889.70. For all the parents using the REDcard at Target the PTO will received $87.10.

The Spring Book Fair will take place from March 16-18.

Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or by Sept. 1, 2015 are asked to call the Alhambra Primary School at 488-2200. Children who are currently enrolled in pre-K will already be registered. Calls are only necessary if your child will not be attending school at Alhambra this fall. Kindergarten visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 1. Children enrolled in kindergarten already will not be in school that day.

Parents who have children ages 3 or 4 may have their child screened to see if the child would qualify for pre-K program or early-childhood class in Highland. To schedule a screening on March 13, call (618) 654-2107, ext. 2001.

Fire Department Scholarship

The Alhambra Fire Department is offering a $500 scholarship to a deserving senior. Applicants must be living in the Alhambra Fire District and be a graduating senior in 2015. Forms may be picked up at Highland High School or call John Mindrup at (618) 409-3941 to get the applications before April 30. Applications will be assessed and recipient chosen by an independent company.

Exercise class

On Wednesday nights, a free exercise class is being offered, at 6:30 p.m. at the Firemen & Legion Hall at Alhambra Township Park. Everyone is invited to attended. The class will take about 30 minutes.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on March 13 Bill and Karen French; March 14, Jerry and Ann Frank; March 20, Lonnie and Jeannie Reckman, and Dale and Valerie Klenke.


Happy birthday on March 12, Verdella Brink; March 13, Faye Brown, Justin Bonell, April Becker, Tyler Verson, Austin Reinhardt, Lilly Lutes, Luke Bright and Grace Ouart; March 14, Dagmar Davis -Annabelle, Todd Hunsche and Taylor Ernst; March 15, Al Volz, Terry Jakel, Oliver Knackstedt and Stacey Conger; March 16, Mable Askings and Nicole Hosto; March 17, Wanda Warfield, Kelsey Horner and Gena Stille; March 18, Thelma LeBegue, Helen Dugan, Shannon Suhre, Stacy McDonough; and on March 19, Ginny Schuerman and Margie Glassmaker.