Fort Polk Guardian 01-04-2019

Guardian Jan. 4, 2019 School lunches The following school lunch menu is for Vernon Parish schools for Monday through Jan. 11. Meals are served with salad bar and choice of milk: • Monday: Steak fingers, mashed pota- toes, gravy, Italian seasoned green beans, peaches and Jell O cup, whole wheat roll. • Tuesday: Barbecue ribettes on whole wheat bun, Cajun French fries, peas and carrots, pineapple chunks. • Wednesday: Oven fried chicken with barbecue sauce, white Northern beans, broccoli and rice, cantaloupe, whole wheat cornbread. • Thursday: Pork roast with gravy, whole grain rice, sweet peas, fruit, whole wheat roll. • Jan. 11: Chili dog on whole wheat bun, French fries, ranch style beans, water- melon, coleslaw. Photo contest The 2018 Army Digital Photography Contest accepts entries until Jan. 20. Divisions include active duty and other eligible patrons. Categories include animals, design ele- ments, digital darkroom, military life, na- ture and landscapes, people and still life. Visit for more information or to enter. Arts, crafts classes The following classes are held at the Fort Polk Arts and Crafts Center: • Canvas painting “Petunia,” Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 12 and up, costs $30. • Diamond Dotz, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 12 and up, costs $4 plus supplies. • Deco Mesh Wreath, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 12 and up, costs $10. • Ceramic pouring, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 12 and up, cost is $5 plus sup- plies. The Arts and Crafts Center is located in bldg 922, 1685 Bellrichard Ave. Call 531-1980/4348 for more informa- tion. Avery Island tour Fort Polk’s Leisure Travel Services hosts an Avery Island Tour Jan. 19. Cost is $40 per person and includes transportation, conservation fee and Jungle Garden admis- sion. Trip departs Allen Memorial Library, bldg 660, 7460 Colorado Ave., at 8 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. Call 531-2728 for more information. Family skate Siegfried Youth Center hosts a family skating event Jan. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at the center. The event features new skates. Cost is $5 with skate rental or $2 if you bring your own skates For more information call 531-6004. Briefs /3 Many Elementary School students wait for their turn Dec. 14 as Soldiers from the 2nd Bat- talion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, hand out Christmas presents. The youngsters wrote the Soldiers requesting specific presents and the Fort Polk Soldiers responded. MAJ. OLIVER SCHUSTER / 3RD BDE, 10th MTN DIV PAO FORT POLK, La. — Infantrymen from Bravo “Brawler” Company and Delta “Dragoon,” 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment “Wild Boars,” 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Divi- sion), visited children to distribute toys at Many Elementary School Dec. 14. Soldiers from both Brawler and Dragoon com- panies collected toys for a special group of chil- dren who sent them a wish list of some of the gifts they wanted to receive for Christmas. The Wild Boars did not disappoint and gathered the gifts the kids requested. The Soldiers loaded the gifts and delivered them to an excited and grateful group of children for a special Christmas surprise they are likely to remember for a long time. “This was a great opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to the students at Many Elemen- tary,” said Holly Jenkins, Many Elementary School principal and gift exchange coordinator. “What is better than to have those gifts deliv- ered by the Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 30th In- fantry Regiment, who provide these kids with excellent examples of role models they can look up to and strive to emulate?” Jenkins thanked the Wild Boar Soldiers for their generosity and selfless service. After the children received their surprise gifts, the Soldiers of 2-30 stayed to visit. Wild Boars spread holiday cheer in Many By 1st Lt. ALEX BONNECAZE 2nd Bn, 30th Inf Reg, 3rd BCT, 10th Mtn Div New podiatrist Dr. John DeStefano, board certified podia- trist, has joined the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Department of Sur- gery team. He has 10 years civilian experi- ence treating planters warts, bunions, heel pain, diabetic foot is- sues, diabetic nail care and more. Appoint- ments are available through a referral for active duty, Family members and retirees. KATHY PORTS / BJACH PAO