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Madison sent packing with loss

It was more of the same for the Wildcat basketball team on December 18 in the packed BCHS gym as the Madison Cowboys came to town in hopes of knocking off the hot Wildcats and went away disappointed.

BCHS ran out to an early lead and kept it on the way to a 62-48 win. The Cats went up 19-12 as Johnny Lamb opened the game with a strong seven-point showing in the first quarter and Charles Ruise Jr. nailed a pair of three pointers.

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Gingerbread house builders at Westside Elementary

Students at Westside Elementary School were joined in the cafeteria by parents and teachers the afternoon of December 18 in crafting miniature houses of gingerbread, candy, frosting, pretzels, cereal and other tasty materials to bring home with them.

Pictured at left are students from Peggy Hand’s third grade class, including Pyper Pendleton (right) and Damarea Lee (middle) with Ms. Hand (rear).

Photo by Joel Addington

Cats wrestlers place eighth at Sandalwood Invitational

The Wildcat wrestling team turned in a good showing at the Sandalwood Invitational on December 13 and 14. Three of the wrestlers medaled and the Cats finished eighth in the 16-team field.

Coach Adam Brunner had hoped for a stronger finish for the Cats but was happy  with the second place showing by Lenny Carter.

“Lenny Carter displayed a great effort against the team who won the tournament, Fletcher High School,” said Brunner. “He battled with Fletcher until the last minute of the last round, but ended up coming just a little short in points.”

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Letter: Ditch health insurance benefits

Dear Editor:

I read with interest Commissioner James Croft’s proposal to save money by eliminating what commissioners get for travel and cell phones, saving about $9000 annually.

I don’t have a problem with them getting this because it is used to do their jobs effectively.

However, I agree with Commissioner Gordon Crews that more than $9000 a year can be saved by eliminating health insurance benefits. I don’t know what the county pays for it, but am willing to bet it’s over $1000 a month.

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