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Franklin tutoring group seeking volunteers

A group that organizes tutors for Franklin community elementary schools and the intermediate school is recruiting volunteers.

The Study Connection matches adult volunteer Study Buddies with students in Grades 2 to 6 to help students achieve academic standards.

The program operates from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Webb Elementary School or 3 to 4 p.m. at Custer Baker Intermediate School on Wednesdays; and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at all other elementary schools.

The Direct Connection program meets during the school day at Needham and Webb elementary schools for volunteers whose schedules make it difficult to meet after school.

A training session will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Northwood Elementary School.

Applicants must complete an application and pass a criminal background check before being accepted into the program.

The application is available online at franklineducation or by calling the program director at 524-8544.

Adult spelling bee looking for participants

Adult spelling champs and novices are invited to sign up for this year’s Johnson County Public Library Adult Spelling Bee.

The Adult Spelling Bee is open to any teams of three adults 18 and older. The contest begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Napolitan Student Center at Franklin College.

Judges will award points for the best spellers and bestow a prize on the winning team. Also, the team dressed up in the most creative costumes will win a prize. Friends and family are invited to sit in the cheering section at the competition.

Registration is free.

For complete information and to register, visit pageafter

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2770.