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Marino Kimura of Japan has been experiencing life in the American South since last fall when she arrived at Lake High School as an exchange student. She has been living with her host family, the Yarbroughs and is due to return home in June.

LAKE — Imagine taking a year to live in a foreign country, staying with a host family and becoming a part of a school family — all at the age of 15.

Angie Dykeman, right, is pictured with Kim Shoemaker, principal; and her daughter, Emily who is a senior at Forest High School.

FOREST — Forest High School officials announced this week that Angie Dykeman has been selected as their Parent of the Year for the 2014-2015 school year.  

Scott County residents from the Lake area packed the Board of Supervisors meeting  room last Tuesday night in a meeting with county officials over concerns about the conditions of Lake Norris Road which has been under construction for more than a year.

LAKE — More than 40 Lake area residents packed the meeting room of the Scott County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday evening to express concerns about the progress of improvements to Lake Norris Road.

Forest's Marianna Breland played one of the Wharvey daughters in the movie “O Brother Where Art Thou” starring George Clooney.

Mark Gaddis, center, places the badge of Eagle Scout on display during a Court of Honor ceremony on February 22 at Hillsboro Baptist Church where Dustin Mitchell, left, and Chance Jolly received their Eagle Rank insignia — the highest rank that a Scout can earn. Gaddis, former Scoutmaster, was the keynote speaker who issued the Scout Challenge to the new Eagles.

Jolly and Mitchell receive honors in joint ceremony

Mark Bounds of J.A. Dawson Construction installs one of the features of the splash pad.

FOREST — After a year of planning and construction, contractors are putting the finishing touches on a new splash pad at Gaddis Park which is expected to be completed this month.

Marino Kimura of Japan has been experiencing life in the American South since last fall when she arrived at Lake High School as an exchange student. She has been living with her host family, the Yarbroughs and is due to return home in June.
Angie Dykeman, right, is pictured with Kim Shoemaker, principal; and her daughter, Emily who is a senior at Forest High School.
Scott County residents from the Lake area packed the Board of Supervisors meeting  room last Tuesday night in a meeting with county officials over concerns about the conditions of Lake Norris Road which has been under construction for more than a year.
Mark Gaddis, center, places the badge of Eagle Scout on display during a Court of Honor ceremony on February 22 at Hillsboro Baptist Church where Dustin Mitchell, left, and Chance Jolly received their Eagle Rank insignia — the highest rank that a Scout can earn. Gaddis, former Scoutmaster, was the keynote speaker who issued the Scout Challenge to the new Eagles.
Mark Bounds of J.A. Dawson Construction installs one of the features of the splash pad.

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