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Blissfield celebrates Reading Month in March

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5th March

March is National Reading Month, and local elementary schools are encouraging students to turn off the television and turn the pages of a good book instead. Blissfield Elementary School is using a “Reading Fiesta” to show students that March “is Nacho ordinary month.”

Second-and third-grade students kicked off their reading activities this past Monday with custom canvas paintings featuring a Dr. Seuss quote of their choice.

Students worked under the guidance of BES teachers Sandi Porter and Christina Shearer to celebrate the 110th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

A few of the highlights among this month’s activities are:

March 7 — Visiting author Joe Kelley reading her children’s book “Pete the Popcorn”

March 11 — Family Reading Night at the school

March 14— Dress like your favorite book character

March 21 — Read in your pajamas at school March 26: Read an article in the newspaper

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Royal men win first round in Districts

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4th March

The Blissfield Royals men’s basketball team won its opening District tournament round Monday night, defeating the Britton Deerfield Patriots by a score of 79-58 at Erie-Mason High School.

The Royals advance to play Erie-Mason in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. The Whiteford Bobcats enter tournament play, having drawn a bye in the first round, playing Summerfield at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winners will play each other Friday night at Erie-Mason for the District crown.

For the full story on Blissfield’s opening round win, please see the March 5, 2014, edition of The Advance.


Lady Royals win regional semifinal

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4th March

The Lady Royals of Blissfield defeated Manchester on its home basketball court Tuesday night in the regional semifinals after a fourth-quarter rally by a score of 43-31.

Blissfield was up 17-16 at the half, then down 27-25 at the end of the third quarter, but they poured it on in the final stanza for the win.

The regional final is at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Manchester.