Wednesday, January 29, 2014

no good news

We came to Indiana for my cousins funeral.  While attending the visitation Monday night I became ill and ended up being admitted to a hospital that night, and having emergency surgery on Tuesday morning.....not quite what I had in mind.

It is cold here in Indiana, with temps below zero.  Hopefully will be on the road soon!  Back to home and warmer Missouri temps where my husband reports it is a warm 21 degrees.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Free Live Streaming of Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate - Answers in Genesis

Free Live Streaming of Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate - Answers in Genesis


"The February 4 debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham at the Creation Museum has generated tremendous interest across America. Online debate tickets for a spot in our 900-seat Legacy Hall sold out in less than two minutes, and coverage in the news media, blogs, and other websites has continued to remain intense.

We have been working behind the scenes in an effort to allow all interested people, wherever they are around the globe, to view this debate live. To this end, we are pleased to announce that this debate will be available to view online and free of charge at We hope that many will take advantage of this opportunity to view the debate in real time. You may watch the debate at home, or organize a gathering to show the live stream to your small group, your youth group, your entire church, or other groups.

A recording of the debate will subsequently be available for purchase on DVD and as a digital download, which will help offset the significant costs in organizing and sponsoring the debate.

Some additional details appear in the following news alert which we distributed this morning to the national media:

What: An evolution/creation debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham at the Creation Museum.

Tickets offered online for the debate being held inside the museum’s 900-seat Legacy Hall sold out in less than two minutes. The debate will now be available live and online, and FREE of charge, at

The live stream is powered by Google+ Hangouts On Air, through YouTube. This live and unedited presentation will be available in high definition (HD) for large screen viewing in schools, churches, and other public venues, at no cost.
When: The debate will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7 PM EST.

Where: A live audience will be watching in Legacy Hall inside the Creation Museum (located near the Cincinnati Airport) as people worldwide watch the debate online at

Details: The agreed-upon topic for the debate is: “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Ken Ham is a leading creation apologist, best-selling Christian author, Creation Museum founder, and President/CEO of Answers in Genesis. Bill Nye is the former host of the popular Bill Nye the Science Guy TV program for children, current executive director of the Planetary Society, and frequent guest on TV interview programs on science topics, like evolution and creation.

Detailed information about the Nye/Ham debate can found on the online event page. The debate will be live streamed via

Thank you for your interest and support for this significant outreach opportunity. Talk to your church leaders about hosting a special live showing of the debate in your church, Bible study, or other location (a man who just heard about the live stream is looking into renting a local theater to show the debate on a large screen, using our high-definition capability). It will bless and equip your Christian friends and family with faith-building teaching, plus you now have the opportunity to reach out to your community with the creation/gospel message through a public showing of the live debate.

We pray that this debate will honor Christ our Creator and direct many people to the foundations of our faith which are found in the Bible, from the very first verse. Point your friends to"

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

$5000 College Scholarship for Homeschoolers

From an email I received....

$5,000 College Scholarship for Homeschoolers 

"We're excited to offer this college scholarship that is strictly for homeschooled students. This
scholarship is open to all homeschooled students meeting our basic criteria - you do NOT have to
be a Landry Academy student. Deadline for application is approaching.

"The $5K"
College Scholarship for Homeschooled Students
From Landry Academy
We're excited to offer this college scholarship that is strictly for homeschooled students. This scholarship is open to all homeschooled students meeting these criteria - you do NOT have to be a Landry Academy student. The scholarship recipient is announced in March.
Criteria for Applicants:
1. Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
2. Math / critical reading combined SAT score of at least 1100 or minimum ACT composite score of 24.
3. Must have homeschooled during the entire 11th grade school year and must currently be homeschooling in the 12th grade year.
$5,000 Homeschool Scholarship
This is a one-time $5,000 scholarship from Landry Academy, issued for a student's freshman year of college at a four year institution. The scholarship funds are paid directly to the accredited four year university or college the student will attend. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2014. The winner will be announced by March 10, 2014

Details are here.. "

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Home School Co-op

The homeschool co-op my family attends (New Life Homeschool Fellowship) is in Holt MO and meets at the Christian school (Northern Hills Baptist Church on 33 hwy).  We will be starting our new semester the first Thursday in February and running through April. Classes meet for three hours on Thursday afternoons. We offer classes from nursery through high school.

Parents don't have to teach but they are expected to work either teaching or aiding for at least 2 of the three hours.

If you want more information, let me know and I can forward your email address to our director to put you on the list.

If you don't know where Holt is (population of under 500)....we have families from Cameron, Liberty, Raytown, Kearney, Plattsburg, Excelsior Springs...all over Clinton, Clay and Ray counties.

Writing Contest for Middle & High School Students



The Sixth Annual Writing Contest
for Northwest Missouri/Northeast Kansas
Middle School and High School Students

  Prizes awarded Saturday, February 15, 2014.

      POETRY         FICTION        NONFICTION

Prizes include:

1st Prize                       $25.00 Cash

2nd Prize                       $20.00 Cash

3rd Prize                        $10.00 Cash
Certificates of Participation and more prizes.
One entry per student.
See Entry Guidelines on blogspot for more details.
All entries must be received by January 25, 2014.

Email your entry to:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

For Clay County MO Homeschoolers

"You may participate in Read Aloud 1-2-3 if your children are in grades 1st,2nd, or 3rd AND you live in Clay county. You may pick up your bookmarks to fill out at your local Mid Continent Public Library Branch.  ONLY children in grades 1st 2nd or 3rd who live in CLAY county are allowed to participate. The program ends March 31st.

We will be starting our second year of Read Aloud 1-2-3 beginning February 15 through March 31, 2014. Children must read a total of 2 books and list them on the bookmark, then return their bookmark to MCPL. Each child, who returns a completed bookmark is entitled to any new book from the cart containing the Magic Treehouse books (which will be kept behind the circ desk). Children can return their bookmark prior to Feb 15 (the time period, January through February 15, is called a soft start) and it's acceptable for children to be registered and awarded a prize, during this soft start time.
The students school must be located in Clay Co., we are not allowed to visit any school that is in Ray Co. Homeschoolers that live in Clay Co. and that are in grades 1, 2, or 3 can participate."

This is from an email I received.  If you have questions, please contact the library.