A prayer for all our school bus drivers

Now that school is in I thought maybe the school bus drivers might like to read this once in a while to help them get through the day. Enjoy.

A Bus Driver's prayer, author unknown:

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Please watch me this day. Please help me remember to watch all five mirrors, two dozen windows, eight gauges, six warning lights, six dozen faces, three lanes of traffic and to keep a third eye open for wobbling bicycles and daydreaming pedestrians, especially teenagers wearing headsets who are in another world. Please help me hear all train whistles, truck and automobile horns, police sirens and the two-way radio. Please also let me hear when one of my students calls for me and just needs a listening ear. Please give me a hand for the gear lever, the steering wheel, the route book, the radio microphone and the turn signal lever, while being able to hand out Kleenexes, pencils or other things the kids may need. And please grant me the self-control to keep my hands away from Johnny's neck when he's pinching and biting Billy, while trying to keep everybody in their seats and reminding them that sticking their heads outside the window is not safe. And one more thing, please don't let Mary be sick all over the bus. And finally, please watch over us all so that we can do it again tomorrow.

I would like to introduce and welcome Mr. Sean Lockwood who is the new school principal at Maymont Central School. Mr. Lockwood worked with Northern Light School Division for five years. He has also worked overseas for three years with private American schools in Kuwait and Lahore, Pakistan. He resides on a small farm in Blaine Lake and also has a home in Saskatoon. Mr. Lockwood, if you're reading this article and the grammar's wrong, I apologize.

And welcome back to all the returning teachers as well.

Legends tickets are now available. Give Mel or Carol a call and, if no one is home, just leave a message. The performance will run Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Maymont Hall. Committee members will also have tickets. Artists performing this year will be Special Guest Star (a must to see), Charlie Pride/Frank Ervin, Merle Haggard/Ray Cox, Jim Reeves/Glen Julseth, Tanya Tucker/April LaFreniere and Martina McBride/Jae Lynn Remple. Look for our posters out soon. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Remember, last year was a sellout so buy early.

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