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A tough week

April 16, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

Something has be weighing on my mind this past week, and it has to do with my twin sister, Trish. She is a high school teacher in Chariton and is approaching the end of her first year. Last Saturday, she received a very sad phone call that one of her sophomore students had been in a terrible car accident, and she would most likely not make it. Well, the visitation was Friday afternoon and the funeral was Saturday.

It has been tough to not actually be with my sister in her time of need. You see, the student was not only in one of Trish’s math class but also in her advisory group. She had gotten to know the student rather well in her first year teaching at the school. It has been hard on Trish and her students to get through the week with such a monumental change in their lives. She was only 16 and losing someone at a young age like that would be hard to handle in any situation. Nothing can prepare you for the heartbreak and sadness you will feel for such an unexpected loss.

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in Chariton who have been shaken by this terrible tragedy.


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