Corn roasting brings fresh vegetable program to Windham Elementary

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Corn roasting brings fresh vegetable program to Windham Elementary
Hundreds of PreK-6th grade students at Daleville’s Windham Elementary School (WES) were treated to freshly roasted corn on the cob last Thursday. The event was made possible by the school’s receipt of a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The program is a federally assisted program that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to students in participating elementary schools during the school year. The FFVP targets elementary schools with the highest free and reduced price enrollments.This is the first year Windham has received the grant. The school was awarded $26,789 to provide opportunities for students to experience fresh food vegetables and fruit. Nearly 550 Daleville elementary students enjoyed the feast this year.

Active shooter drill gives Daleville officers a feel for a real school shooting

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  • 12 November 2015
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Active shooter drill gives Daleville officers a feel for a real school shooting
“Someone is in our school. I think there are two. They are shooting. Please help us!” cried Georgia Nichols, Windham Elementary School secretary as she frantically requested help from a 9-1-1 operator. It was all part of an active shooter exercise Daleville police leaders held to better train and evaluate its officers and their response to a shooting crisis. “Be prepared for the worst and praying for the best,” said Daleville Public Safety Director Harvey Mathis. “With recent school shootings on campuses, our citizens need to know we are ready to respond and will do what needs to be done to protect them.” This is the third such drill for the police department, but only the second time the drill has involved the schools. In previous exercises the department drilled at the high school and with the Army at Cairns Field.

Daleville hosts Veterans Day ceremony

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Daleville hosts Veterans Day ceremony
The Lovely Touch Garden Club and the city of Daleville held their fifth annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the community’s POW/MIA/Veterans Memorial.The area was awash in red, white, and blue as dozens of United States flags waved in the wind above crosses placed in remembrance of deceased veterans.The commander of the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, located at Cairns Field, Lt. Col. Paul Berg delivered the keynote speech to the gathering of just over 50 people at the ceremony.  The Daleville JROTC Color Guard presented the colors and Lela Smith, president of the garden club, along with Berg, laid a wreath at the memorial site.

Unique shopping experiences await in Daleville

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Unique shopping experiences await in Daleville
This is the final part in a three-part series looking at the city of Daleville’s slogan Shop, Dine, Play. Back in the summer, people began to notice bright new banners flying at the two major intersections in the city. The banners give center stage to Daleville’s new logo, better representing the “City of Opportunities,” according to Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth. She wants everyone to know just how much Daleville has to offer when it comes to playing, shopping and dining. This third part looks at “shop.”

Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant

By Jan Murray jmurray@southeastsun.com

Council votes to apply for sidewalk expansion grant
As contract crews continue work on sidewalks in the city, council members authorized Civil Southeast Engineering Group to begin the application process for an additional $245,175 sidewalk grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation. The grant application is due in January 2016, and if approved, current sidewalk projects will be expanded upon.“The state department approves all sidewalk project designs for engineering and safety and monitors all projects,” said Mayor Claudia Wigglesworth.“It’s part of our Comprehensive Plan. Again, I highlight for us to improve pedestrian amenities and linkages from residential neighborhoods to commercial areas and out to the school areas. That’s obviously something we had identified in our housing and neighborhood developments (of the plan),” she told the council.
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