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Soil and Water honors poster contest winners

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Area third grade students and their families were honored with dinner, fellowship and a short program recently at Oakwood Lodge. The Covington County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a third grade poster contest every year; this year’s theme was “We All Need Trees.” Smokey Bear greeted the guests, Mr. Dale Pancake gave a program on native trees of Alabama, and county-wide poster contest winners were announced: First place, Melody Moore of Red Level Elementary; second place, Bradleigh Lanier, of Opp Elementary; and third place, Haylee Booth, also from Opp Elementary. Additionally Envirothon teams from Pleasant Home and Straughn High Schools were acknowledged. Melody’s poster will move forward to district level competition. Shown are: Haylee Booth, Bradleigh Lanier, Melody Moore, Board of Supervisors: Bobby Jackson, Michael Heard, Mike Birge, Wayne Reynolds, and Bill Godwin