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Yo-yo champion urges youth to practice for improvement


A participant in the Edwards Public Library program "Whirled on a String" with yo-yo champion Valerie Oliver shows off his skills.

The Edwards Public Library presented “Whirled on a String” with Valerie Oliver, Yoyo Champion, at the Holman Center for the 2012 Texas Summer Reading Club “Get a Clue… At the Library.”

Ms. Oliver gave examples of various yoyo tricks and exercises accompanied to various types of exciting music.  Along with the yoyo’s, she also spun tops of various sizes.  She also explained to the audience how the tricks were performed and how to accomplished the tricks.  Her words of advice to the audience, “if you want to be good at spinning a yoyo, you need to practice.”  There were a total of 30 children and 13 adults in attendance.

Next Wednesday, July 11 will be the Edwards Public Library’s 2012 Texas Reading Club “Get a Clue…At the Library” certificate party at the Holman Center in Henrietta.  Clay County Commissioner Lindy Choate and Henrietta City Manager Kelly Bloodworth will present certificates to readers.

Just a reminder: All reading log time needs to be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday, July 6, no exceptions.


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