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This week, we have Robby Burdge, president of Klean Corp International and community mover and shaker, as a guest editorial member.

As always, we encourage you to add your ideas for editorials to our list:

Here's the invitational link to join us online when we begin our meeting at 1:30p.m. in the Advocate's Internet Cafe:

Join us

HEADLINES:

Saturday, Feb. 18

STARR exam won't be used on this year's grades/Education Agency defers unsing standardized tests on ninth-graders until next year -- A1

Sunday, Feb. 19

Students boycott school lunch/Tivoli pupils decide to protest after learning concept in history class -- A1

Crime rate drops/Victoria's statistics for 2011 serious offenses decline -- A1

Monday, Feb. 20

Officials say council's vote is crucial/Indiana developer hope to win credits in competitive process to build, revitalize area -- A1

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Bob Moore won't return for next school year/Superintendent says he will not accept contract extension because of health concerns -- A1

Zoo Fortification -- A1

PLANNED STORIES:

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Update on what’s happening at the Port of Victoria - they’re planning on expanding the short line rail system.

Thursday, Feb. 23

The Victoria County Regional Juvenile Justice/ Detention Facility has partnered with Adopt a Pet to provide basic obedience training to some of their dogs to make them more adoptable. The dogs will reside at the detention facility and will be trained by children who are in our long term residential program.

VC is holding a special board meeting to purchase property at 1404 N. Liberty St. for Caterpillar training.

Thumbs

-up to the Wise Ones from Calhoun County, the team that won the 2012 Knowledge

Bowl in the adult division. Also, thuymbs-up to the student division winners from St. Joseph High School: We Are Smarticus.

-up to the 2012 Vcitoria Addy Awards.

-up to Connie Ewing for her 27 years of service as director of the Northside Baptist

Christmas Pageant. We will miss the pageant. Thanks for such a beautiful display all these years.

-up to Daria Rabotkina, who was born in Kazan, Russia in to a family of musicians. She will her make debut performance with the Victoria Symphony of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor on Feb. 25.

-up to Bill Lopez, executive director of the Yoakum Chamber of Commerce, for receiving one of the highest honors bestowed upon a Rotarian at the state level -- the Service Above Self Award.