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Jun 26

Community Garden is “Growing” Well!

The Hy-Vee One Step Community Garden located at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Ayr is “growing” well — in spite of the wildlife that has helped themselves to the tender plants!  The local residents who are working on the project have researched methods of protecting the plants from deer and rabbits and have experimented with […]

Jun 24

Research Supports Importance of Praising Effort, Not Talent

Findings from a recent study has reinforced that praising effort increases motivation and encourages strategies for handling failure. Researchers analyzed videos of mothers interacting with their children at 1, 2 and 3 years of age. The scholars tallied the kind of praise each mother gave to her child and the amount, paying particular attention to […]

Jun 24

PAT Family Fun Night a Success

Ringgold County Parents as Teachers (PAT) held a Family and Outdoor Fun event June 10 at Judge Lewis Park.  Thirty-three people from eleven families gathered for a meal and activities.  Each child was given an age-appropriate book to take home.  The door prize of 10 free admissions to Judge Lewis Park Pool went to Nathan […]