Fort McCoy News February 27, 2015

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Ash Wednesday Mass

Members of the Fort McCoy community participate in the Feb. 18 Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass in building 1759. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, which continues through Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. The 40-day Lenten period for penance, suggested by Christ's 40 days in the desert, doesn't include the six Sundays between Ash Wednesday and Easter.

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Utility improvements

Workers from Xcel Energy place a new utility pole on Fort McCoy's North Post Feb. 9. The work was completed to replace aging poles.

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Classroom prep

Child and Youth Program Assistant Melissa Dubois (center) of the School Age Center/Youth Center leads a training session at the center with fellow assistants.

The Feb. 18 session discussed the Positive Behavior Intervention System, or PBIS. PBIS focuses on rewarding positive behavior and support.

The center developed its PBIS program with support from the Tomah School District.

In this session, Dubois and co-workers were reviewing how the system functions prior to children arriving at the center for the After-School Program.

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Budding artistry

Child and Youth Program Assistant Codi Farmer places a piece of artwork on the wall Feb. 18 at the School Age Center/Youth Center (SAC/YC). Art is a regular activity at the SAC/YC. Military youth who attend the center also can enter their artwork in the Armed Services YMCA Art and Essay Contest. More information on the contest is available online at http://www.asymca.org.

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Job fair

An applicant seeking a job with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) participates in an interview with Recreation Delivery Team Manager Nick Sanjari during the DFMWR Job Fair Feb. 11 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The fair allowed people to submit applications and talk with DFMWR personnel about potential employment.

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