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Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Deborah J. Smith, Jordan Village Rd., Poland, recently reported for active duty with the U.S. Army.

The 1996 Bloomington High School South graduate will take basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Fort Lee, Va. She has chosen the position of petroleum supply specialist as her military occupation.

As a high school graduate who scored in the upper percentile on armed forces entrance exams and volunteered to serve in one of the Army's priority skill specialties, Smith has qualified to participate in the Army College Fund.

Through this program, she can accumulate up to $63,036 for higher education during her four-year tour of duty.

Sgt. Garen Walker of the Army's Bloomington recruiting station assisted her in her enlistment.


Army National Guard Pvt. Meghan E. Copper has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

She is the daughter of Martha Copper of North Meridian St., Brazil.

Copper is a 2003 graduate of Northview High School, Brazil.


Staff Sergeant Curtis Robison, Brazil, recently completed his second tour of duty in Iraq. He provided weather intelligence support to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment in support of operation iraqi Freedom in Baghdad. He has returned to Grafenwohr Army Base in Germany. He is the son of Terry and Darla Robison, Grandson of Leland and Doris Fagg and the late Hubert and Rose Robison.

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