Small Town Times January Newsletter - Page 15

FBLA and FFA groups make donations from canned goods collections Food, canned goods, toiletries, hygiene products, and dry food items were some of the items collected by FBLA and FFA members through local and school com- petition collections. All items collected were donated back to local individuals, churches, and service organi- zations to help the less fortunate. Boxes of food were donated to the Mason City Baptist Church, residents of the Litchfield Manor Apartments, Custer County Food pantry and the Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership in Loup City. A total of 23 boxes were made up from the collections to divide up to the organizations. Thanks to all who donated to make this a successful project of the local high school service organizations. Accounting students make real life connections with Monopoly. Accounting students in Mrs. Finley’s class learned how to connect accounting concepts and proce- dures to real life situations playing Monopoly. Instead of just playing Monopoly with exchange of fake money the students had to analyze every transaction and every dollar when purchasing property, receiving money, or paying annoying expenses. Journals, General Ledgers, and cash receipt and payment logs had to be kept so the students would understand how each and every transaction affects your cash and bank balance. The students realized adulating is hard and the game would have been a lot more enjoyable to play without doing all the paperwork. Above: accounting students left to right Rilee Howard, Emily Snow, Marrisa Zentz Above: members of FFA and FBLA with food boxes for Manor Apartment residents. Back left to right: Nathan Wardyn, Gavin Cole, Caden Holm, Calvin Finley, Kaylee Rosentreater. Front left to right: Zyrus Fauss, Faith Heapy, Alana Betke