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Nathan Lord didn't get flustered when people standing behind him mistook him for a girl because of his long hair.
"I just turned around and laughed," he said. "Sometimes I'd tell them I'm a boy and they would say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry.' "
Lemoyne School was built in 1926 and between its opening and when it closed in 2007, thousands of students passed through its doors.
Dan Wilson attended Lemoyne School from first through eighth grade. He and his wife, Jane, had three sons attend Lemoyne from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Some people might not take too kindly to being called crazy, however, Kelly Meister, aka the Crazy Critter Lady, thinks the moniker is just ducky.
Meister, of Walbridge, is a writer, photographer and potter. She’s passionate – make that crazy - about critters of all kinds, including her five cats, lost frogs, injured squirrels and any other animal in need that happens to find her. She is affiliated with a number of animal charities and volunteers on Saturdays at The Healing Barn horse rescue in Millbury.
Despite budget cuts and a 5.9-mill operating levy voters passed earlier this year, the Oregon school board has projected a $1,905,509 deficit at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.
The district has cut close to $4 million from its operating budget in the past two years, but is still fighting an uphill battle due to the annual loss of almost $10 million in revenue, or 25 percent of its funding, due to House Bill 66, according to Jeff Ziviski, vice president of the school board, which met last Monday.
Union Bank in Pemberville is again offering the highest interest rates for the Eastwood school district’s deposits, according to the school district’s administration.
“They are significantly lower than they were in 2006 but better than all the competitors,” Brent Welker, school superintendent, said in his weekly newsletter.