Karen Richards knows cheerleading and is ready to teach it to others.

Richards, a trainer/teacher at The CENTRE, directs the Missouri Magic Cheerleaders Program at The CENTRE and leads the Missouri Magic's competitive cheerleading and dance team. Her credentials include over 25 years combined experience in cheerleading, dance and gymnastics.


Karen Richards knows cheerleading and is ready to teach it to others.
Richards, a trainer/teacher at The CENTRE, directs the Missouri Magic Cheerleaders Program at The CENTRE and leads the Missouri Magic's competitive cheerleading and dance team. Her credentials include over 25 years combined experience in cheerleading, dance and gymnastics.
The program at The CENTRE trains participants for competitions, collegiate cheering and dance. Participation in competitions is the focus, but is not required.
"Those interested may participate just to improve your cheerleading, dance and tumbling skills," Richards said.
She added, participants will receive nutritional information as well as learn conditioning/training, stunting, tumbling and dance techniques.
The program meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at The CENTRE.
For more information, call 573 341-2386.

RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce will help host these ribbon-cuttings:
-Oct. 1, 10 a.m. at GE Aviation in the former Missouri Enterprise Building on University Drive.
-Oct. 3, 10 a.m. at Creech Furniture Galleries.
-Oct. 9, 4 p.m. at Premier Title Group, 206 N. Rolla St.
-Oct. 10, 1 p.m. at Nature Girls, 2100A N. Bishop Ave., former Memoryville Building.
-Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. at Curves Rolla, 1425 Hauck Dr.

ALSO: Coming up on Saturday is Rolla's city wide fall cleanup.
To have your normal household debris picked up, you need to have it on your curb by 6 a.m.
For more information, call 573 364-6693.
-Saturday is also launch day for the annual fall membership drive at public radio station KMST at Missouri S&T.
The drive will begin at 7 p.m. on the KMST bluegrass program "Bluegrass for a Saturday Night."
The drive, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 12, has a goal of $60,000. The station is hoping to attract ten new members each day of the drive, according to General Manager Jim Sigler.
KMST can be found at 88.5 FM in the Rolla area.
To make a pledge during the membership drive, call 573 341-4386.

MISTAKEN IDENTITY: If you know about the ACORN organization in Rolla, please don't confuse it with a group by the same name in the St. Louis area.
The St. Louis ACORN group has been in the news lately after being indicted on voter fraud charges.
As a result, the Rolla ACORN group has gotten a few inquiries regarding a possible connection between the two groups.
"No way," said Judy Williams, spokesperson for the Rolla group, which in the long version is "a community organized to restore nature."
Added Williams, "we are in to beautification. We plant flowers and trees...and have nothing to do with politics."