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May 9, 2005

C-W SENIOR LEAH CHRISTENSEN NAMED FRS SCHOLAR

WHEATLAND (IOWA) Leah Christensen, a senior at Calamus-Wheatland High School, has been named one of 25 national Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) $2,500 scholarship winners.

With more than 1,200 applicants for the FRS scholarship, Christensen was one of only 25 students selected from across the country to receive an award.

F&B Communications sponsored Christensen's application, providing $500 of the $2,500 scholarship award.

“Leah is an exemplary individual and possesses the talents necessary to become a successful contributor to her community,"
said Ken Laursen, general manager.

Christensen is the second student in three years from the F&B Communications service area to be awarded a FRS scholarship

"We're proud of her accomplishments and are honored to have an individual from our community chosen for this award," said Laursen.


Christensen plans to attend St. Ambrose University, Davenport, to pursue a degree in English education.

A primary goal of the FRS scholarship is to ensure that our community’s children have the privilege of attending college and encourage young people to return to rural areas after graduation, said Aaron Horman, marketing manager.

High school seniors who live in households in the F&B local telephone service area were eligible to apply.

Christensen’s parents Neil and Denise subscribe to F&B telephone service in the Calamus exchange.

F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, dial-up Internet, high-speed DSL Internet and wireless PCS services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas.

To learn more about F&B Communications, visit the company Web site at http://www.fbc-tele.com.

PICTURE
Leah Christensen
2005 Foundation for Rural Service/F&B Communications Scholarship Winner


For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing Manager, 563-374-1236

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