DONATION TO SORENTO SCHOOL
second donation of money to Sorento School from a man
employed by Truck Center, Inc. to purchase eight new Smart
Boards and projectors came on April 24. Principal Donald
Harris said that the anonymous benefactor came to the
school in the beginning of the year and decided that he
wanted to donate some money to the teachers.
the beginning of the year, he asked Principal Harris if
he could come back at the end of the school year and see
if there was anything else the school would need.
man decided to come back to the school on April 24 and
looked at the Smart Boards and Projectors and saw two
teachers give a lesson on them. Harris said that the donator
decided it would be great if every teacher had a Smart
Board and Projector so that is when he donated the money
for them. In all, eight Smart Boards and Projectors were
Smart Board operates like a computer screen that is projected
on the wall. You can write on it like a chalkboard. With
the Smart Boards, teachers will also be able to use the
Internet to teach class. Harris is hoping to have the
Smart Boards and projectors installed by the beginning
of next school year. Every room in the school will now
have a Smart Board and projector in it for teachers to
use for lessons.
MOTION DENIED BY JUDGE
Harrison has denied a motion by Terry Derrick for a new
trial in her lawsuit against the Bond County Fair Association.
The judge announced his ruling Friday during a hearing
on the case. The lawsuit stemmed from a July 1998 celebrity
cattle penning contest at the Bond County Fair during
which Terry Derrick was injured. The Derricks sought in
excess of $50,000 for each count of a multi-count suit.
The jury deliberated for three hours before returning
their verdict in favor of the Bond County Fair Association.
The Derrick's attorney filed his motion seeking a new
trial just a few days later.