South Prairie receives reference books

Venus Chapter No. 14, Order of the Eastern Star, donated 16 dictionaries and six thesauri to the English department at South Prairie School recently as part of Minot State University’s Power of 100 challenge.

Linda Hyatt, a member of the chapter and a substitute teacher at the school, had noticed that the English department was short on reference books.

As part of the project, Venus Chapter set up a clear, upright tube in which pennies were collected. The idea was to see how much height equaled 100, 200, 500, or 1,000 pennies. Over the course of six months, nearly 7,000 pennies were collected.

The funds were used to help pay for the reference materials.

Hyatt and Susan Goodell presented the books to the school on behalf of all the members in the local chapter.

The reference books will be used by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at the school.