(08/05/2008)
By Bob Weaver

At least three delegations spoke to the Calhoun County Board of Education last night.

Norma Collins, speaking for the band boosters, requested the board ignore the resignation of band director Bridget Bowen Harper. Collins said Harper had changed her mind.

Collins said 26 students showed up for band camp yesterday.

The board accepted the request.

Longtime athletic booster organizer and worker Irona Yeager asked the board for help to exterminate mice and ants from the band booster snack bar at the athletic field.

She also said ants had been discovered in the Middle-High School inside booster facility.

Board members said they would ask a contracted exterminator to return to the site.

Yeager said money is needed for the athletic booster fund.

Cross-country coach Gaylen Duskey issued a request to the board to approve a girls and boys track program. Speaking about the success of the cross-country program, "We need your approval to help us do this."

A number of cross country runners attended the meeting, with coach Melinda Fitzwater, who said "Last year we had twenty students interested in the program."

"Give us a chance to make it work," Fitzwater said.


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