Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Community News

September 10, 2013

JELC teachers get big helping hand

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — A few fidgety youngsters couldn’t take away from the excitement of teachers at a Pauls Valley school getting a helping hand from a local business.

With students seated in groups they watched their Jefferson Early Learning Center teachers step up and receive a few tools to help their classrooms through a Walmart national education program.

Local store employees Larry Carnell and Sandra Perry were on hand to present things like gift bags and cards through the company’s Teacher Rewards program.

Using a little math, Walmart’s donation to the school adds up to $1,000.

“We believe in giving back to our communities,” Carnell said moments before teachers were handed their “gifts.”

“We know teachers here go that extra mile,” he said. “We want to help.”

What the teachers received were bags that included gift cards and a few other goodies like snacks.

They were all part of a program now in its fifth year designed to give teachers a little boost in getting the supplies they need for their classrooms.

“Walmart does a Teacher Rewards program,” Carnell said. “We present gift cards to teachers.

“Twenty teachers get $50 gift cards to help them buy supplies for their classrooms,” he said.

“It saves them from having to buy those supplies out of their own pocket.

“They also get gift bags filled with supplies and snacks.”

Put simply, Carnell stressed the cards are meant to help offset some of the expenses the teachers absorb themselves for classroom supplies.

Last year it was the teachers of the local Jackson Elementary who got the help from the Walmart program.

This year that Pauls Valley school is JELC.

It clearly means a lot to Mia Lisa Wigley, who is at the start of her first year as principal at the school.

“It’s quite an honor,” Wigley said after most of her teachers went up one by one to receive their gift bags and cards.

“These teachers do put a lot of money from their own pockets toward the education of their students,” she said.

“This is a big help to them.”

1
Text Only
Community News
  • More questions in deadly wreck

    State authorities are still investigating the reason an all terrain vehicle went off a road this week resulted in the death of a Lindsay man.
    Killed in the accident was 21-year-old Dalton A. Ernst.

    August 1, 2014

  • Financial fixes reversing errors of PVGH past

    One of the most challenging parts of Pauls Valley General Hospital’s turnaround has been not having proper protocols in place to ensure financial stability.

    July 28, 2014

  • Shuffle on for county offices

    A shuffling of office space for a trio of community service agencies could be on the way in a Garvin County building in Pauls Valley.

    July 25, 2014

  • Thumbs up for Maysville fire truck

    Revenues from a Garvin County tax will soon give Maysville’s fire department just what it needs to battle rural fires.

    July 22, 2014

  • Voter registration deadline coming up

    There’s still some time left for some Garvin County voters to get their registrations in order before a runoff election date next month.

    July 21, 2014

  • Getting ready for new school year

    It might be mid-July but activities are already starting to be scheduled in preparation for a new school term next month.

    July 15, 2014

  • Delta group has big birthday

    A community organization serving the Garvin County area is having a pretty big birthday, so it’s inviting the public to a get-together to celebrate.

    July 14, 2014

  • Deer bad for cycle

    A deer on the roadway proved to be a bad thing for a motorcycle and its two riders during an accident in far southwestern Garvin County.

    July 10, 2014

  • Storm aid could come back to PV

    Garvin County’s commissioners are hoping a governor’s declaration will come to help with costs from a severe storm ripping through the Pauls Valley area a month ago.

    July 9, 2014

  • Music trip has eye on cool cash

    The brainstorming for fundraising ideas has already begun as a Pauls Valley student hopes to raise enough money for the trip of a lifetime.

    July 8, 2014

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Stocks
Facebook