News Briefs for Nov. 18

November 18, 2004

Danville board honors WWII veteran

Danville Schools conducted a special graduation for World War II veteran Worley Ray Sprinkle during Monday's board meeting at Danville High School.

Sprinkle was honored for the sacrifices and contributions that he made to the country's defense during WWII.

It was because of his time in the military that Sprinkle was unable to graduate high school with his classmates years ago.

The graduation ceremony began with the Presentation of Colors by local Boy Scout Troop 119 and concluded with members of the school board awarding Sprinkle an honorary diploma from Danville High School.


State Rep. Mike Harmon and former mayor and veteran Alex Stevens were guest speakers who thanked Sprinkle for his service to the nation.

In addition to Sprinkle's graduation ceremony, the board honored other veterans who returned from war to complete their education and current school employees who serve in or have served in various branches of the military, Reserves and National Guard.

Flu shots available in Boyle

Boyle County Health Department is continuing its flu shot clinics that will now be open to anyone wanting a vaccination until the supply is exhausted. Shots cost $17.

Medicare and Medicaid will not cover the cost for those with coverage.

For more information, call the health department at (859) 236-2053.

Danville schools to dismiss early

The third early release day for Danville Schools will be Friday. Classes at Toliver, Jennie Rogers and Hogsett elementaries and Bate Middle School will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. while classes at Danville High School will be dismissed at noon.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all elementary students prior to dismissal, Bate Middle School will serve brunch, and Danville High School will serve breakfast only.

Bus transportation will be provided for all students.

For any additional information, contact the schools directly.

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