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August 19, 2002

Do you have two to four hours per week to spare? Are you over 18 and a full-time student at Ozark College or MSSC or holding permanent employment? If so, then the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Jasper & Newton Counties is looking for you.

Lori Marshall, a volunteer from the Webb City Kiwanis Club, leads an Indian chant for a group of unmatched boys in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.

"We have more boys on the list in need of big brothers than we have volunteers," Jelaine Workman, the director said, hoping to find companions for her unmatched kids.

A special outing entitled, "Take a Walk on the Frisco Trail" was held last July for the group of boys without companions. Volunteers from the Webb City Kiwanis, and members of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization accompanied the boys on the hike which included a treasure hunt, an educational lesson in Indian lore, a brief introduction to a horse, and a picnic at Ozark College.

A volunteer from the Webb City Kiwanis Club returns his horse to his trailer after they performed for the group on the Frisco Trail.

"Once matched, a volunteer and the child are open to whatever both decide to do," Ms. Workman said. She is hoping to find volunteers able to make a one year commitment, or 9 months if a student.

To volunteer, sign up on their webpage, or for more information, contact Ms. Workman at 626-9244.

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