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Dwight Egle, seated, met a fellow Navy veteran, Paul Lewis, at the CCS Veterans Day program in the Longhorn gym. After talking, the pair found out they were both on the USS Sullivan at the same time. (Johnson Publications photo)

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VFW members Duane Todd, left, and Eldon Kuntzelman bring in the flag. (Johnson Publications photo)

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CCS elementary students greeted and thanked members of the veterans panel after the program. (Johnson Publications photo)

Honoring our veterans on a special day

Multiple Veterans Day programs honored local vets on Monday.

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Brooklyn Christensen, with Jozie Schilke at right, describes the moment when the parli pro team found out they were national champions. (Johnson Publications photo)

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A crowd of about 100 gathered for a public demonstration by the national champion FFA parli pro team on Tuesday. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Members of the school board were among the crowd watching the parli pro demo. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Parli pro coach Jeremy Vlasin brought out a large notepad on an easel that showed the audience what motions were on the team’s cards. As they performed, Vlasin crossed off those motions and tallied how often the girls debated, giving the audience a picture of what a judge looks for during a demo. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The team answered questions from the public after their demonstartion. (Johnson Publications photo)

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Jozie Schilke, left, debates during the parli pro demonstration Tuesday night. (Johnson Publications photo)

Crowd gathers to watch national champion parli pro team

The auditorium at Chase County Schools (CCS) was nearly full Tuesday night for a public demonstration from Imperial’s national champion FFA parliamentary procedure team.

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Members of the VFW color guard at the program included, from left, Lorena McArthur, Casey McArthur, Eric Gonzalez, Eldon Kuntzelman and Duane Todd. (Johnson Publications photo)

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CCS fourth graders, from left, Taylor Maddux, Ali Reeves, Kate Colson and Evan O’Neil performed a skit called “Who is a Veteran?” at Monday’s program. (Johnson Publications photo)

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The panel included Dwight Egle, Larry Hughes, John Osler and Howard Welsh. (Johnson Publications photos)

Students gather to thank local veterans

Students, staff and the public gathered at Chase County Schools Monday for the annual Veterans Day program, put on by the school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter.

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