Bulldogs Sandranna Washington (33) and Tishonna Riley battle for a rebound in the 47-41 win over Avon Park. Riley led DeSoto County with 26 points and 22 rebounds.
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Boys? varsity drop thrilling opener
PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMER -- Let the games begin! The Bulldogs varsity squad tipped off its season with a 71-69 loss to First Baptist Academy.
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Rotary donates books
PHOTO PROVIDED -- The Rotary Club of Arcadia donated dictionaries to third grade students at Memorial Elementary School. The books are gifts from the Rotarians and become part of the children?s personal libraries. Student host, Marvin Dennis, served as the guide and helped ensure each third grade student received a dictionary. The students were thrilled with the new books. One third grader said, "Now I have something to help me do my vocabulary homework at home, and it?s all mine!" -- Pictured, from left, are Rotarian Judie Neeley, Student Host Marvin Dennis, and Rotarian Bebe Bradbury.
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Careers inspire young students
PHOTO PROVIDED -- Stephanie Langford?s Kindergarten class at Memorial Elementary School invited business owners and other professionals to share with the class about their jobs and duties. The class listened carefully to the presentations and then identified what they wanted to be when they grow up. The students next worked with their families to create a poster of the things that described their career choice, dressed in a fashion that would be appropriate for that profession, and presented themselves and their finished product to their peers. The presentations were a huge success. Langford said, "Of all the careers we learned about available in our community, teaching is truly the best career ever!" Shown are, from left, Brooklyn Savage-Rock Star Singer; Kara Blosser-Veterinarian; Canian Crumady-Police Officer; Lee Jones-Firefighter; Jeremiah Ward-Basketball Player; Herman McMinns-Doctor; Luis Huerta-Sanchez-Air Force Pilot.
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Leadership DeSoto assists turkey giveaway
PHOTOS PROVIDED -- Leadership DeSoto members volunteered with other local agencies for All Faiths Food Bank?s turkey distribution last week. More than 1,018 turkeys and bags of sides for holiday meals were distributed over the two days.