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14 | January 25, 2018 | The Mokena Messenger news Rush announces 2018 service academy nominees Nominees include students from LW Central, East and Providence Submitted by Congressman Bobby L. Rush On Thursday, Jan. 18. U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush announced the selection of 12 young men and women from the 1st District of Illinois to receive nominations to America’s top service academies. For the U.S. Naval Academy: •Trevor Horn, of Frankfort, Lincoln-Way East •Jonathan Horak, of New Lenox, Providence Catholic High School For the U.S. Air Force: •Jared Bachman, of Mokena, Lincoln-Way Central •Angelo Minetti, of New Lenox, Lincoln-Way Central “It is an honor and a privilege to nominate a group of tremendously qualified individuals to our nation’s esteemed service academies,” Rush said. “I’m inspired by these young men and women for their commitment to service, not only to their communities but to our nation. I applaud their intelligence, tenacity and leadership, and I am confident that these individuals will become the future leaders of our country. Thank you all for your commitment to serving our nation.” GOP election judges needed Submitted by Will County Clerk’s Office Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots is seeking Republican election judges to work upcoming elections. The number of Republican and Democratic election judges at each polling place is determined by the average party turnout in the three most recent Illinois governor’s races. It’s imperative to have a balance of Republicans and Democrats at the polling place to assure the integrity of the election. Before being assigned to an election, election judges are required to attend a 2.5 hour training class. Upon completion of training, election judges are paid $150 for the day they are assigned to work a polling place, including mileage reimbursement. Election judges can earn extra compensation if they are assigned to pick up and drop off election supplies. All interested individuals should apply to be an election judge at and our staff will call to schedule your training class. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, live in Will County and be entitled to vote at the next election, or be high school seniors in good standing. They can also be students enrolled in a public or private school, community college, or private secondary school. Nova Quarter Horses’ workshop announced ‘Building Self Confidence: An Equine-Assisted Workshop’ upcoming Submitted by Nova Quarter Horses Nova Quarter Horses’ three-hour workshop is an equine-assisted, growth and learning opportunity designed to improve the self-confidence skills in children ages 6-10. The workshop includes structured exercises in which horses and participants will form a unique hands-on experience. Please be advised horse knowledge and/or experience is not necessary; this is not a riding workshop. The class is scheduled from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 4. The cost is $75 per participant. Please call (708) 479-3696 or go online at no for any questions. Lincoln-Way East senior Mikayla Gardner practices for the upcoming performance of “Orchesis: Musical Edition” scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27. Photo submitted LW East presents ‘Orchesis: Musical Edition’ Submitted by Lincoln-Way School District 210 On Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, Lincoln- Way East dancers are scheduled to perform the East Orchesis Dance Concert entitled “Orchesis: Musical Edition.” The shows is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way East Fine Arts Center. Tickets will be sold at the box office a half hour prior to each show. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children aged 3 and younger will gain free admittance. Orchesis is a dance organization that gives students with a strong desire and talent to dance the opportunity of expressive movement through the art of dance performance. The goal is to educate and strengthen the appreciation of dance as an art form. All dances are choreographed by high school students and allow them an opportunity to participate in leadership roles. Fifty dancers from grades nine through 12 have been preparing since August for the performance. “We have a very talented group of girls this year,” said Orchesis Director Julie Widinski. “Their dedication and hard work has produced a very entertaining show.” This year’s dance performance is a compilation of various choreography designed as a tribute to musical favorites. Dancers will perform all styles of dance from hip hop to ballet. Music selections include hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and today. mokena the Mokena Messenger | January 25, 2018 | 15 Sunday, February 18, 2018 Need aDoctor?See a DOCTOR! 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