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October 2, 2010

Honoring history through community service

CELESTE — A group of Celeste High School students recently received a lesson about local history while clearing an overgrown piece of land.

Members of the Celeste High School BETA and Spanish clubs spent Wednesday morning clearing Nicholson/Ballthrop cemetery near the Hogeye community, during which time the students got some fresh air and insight about local history from two long-time residents.

“We have talked about the need of a community service project for the past two to three years,” said BETA sponsor Rhonda Hackler, who organized the project with Spanish Club sponsor Mayanin Smart. “This project has been on my mind because there is no cemetery association to maintain the area.”

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