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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Stokes fills open seat with former member

The Stokes County school board has picked a past board member to fill its open seat.

Yvonne Rutledge of Germanton, who served on the board from 1992 to 2004, was appointed to the position Monday night after she and five other candidates were interviewed during the board's regular meeting.

Rutledge said she feels that she can help the board by contributing what she learned from her previous experience.

"The board has two new members, and there is a lot to learn when you are on a board like that - there's a tre-mendous amount," she said.

Rutledge will serve the remaining two years of the four-year term of Ernest Lankford, who quit after being elected to the Stokes County Board of Commissioners in November.

Lisa Boone

These clowns have dropped all pretense of being a representative body. It is just a little exclusive club for government school groupies.


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