Some people go to work everyday with a briefcase and students carry backpacks, but Bobby Brooks carries a bomb-box.
It’s a spark-proof powder box with explosives inside. Creating the illusion of a gunshot or explosion for a film is a far cry from how Brooks got into show business as a young man with a horse.
Dr. Ray is careful to say she is not a missionary, “there is no M after my name,” but advises that she is a Christian. Dr. Ray was raised in England and graduated from Bristol University with a degree in Internal Medicine. She then practiced medicine in India for a year, “because I wanted to see it. Of course I fell in love with it.” She then returned to England for 12 years for more medical training while working in various hospitals but it wasn’t her calling.
Dancing since the age of three, Madellynn Hust had always dreamed of playing Clara in the Nutcracker Ballet. Every young dancer dreams at one time or another of winning the role of Clara. Clara is the young girl in the ballet who falls asleep and dreams of helping a nutcracker (who turns into a prince) defeat an evil mouse king.
The San Diego Dance Company production of the Nutcracker this year chose 14-year-old Hust, of Laurel, as their Clara for the Thanksgiving performances in Billings this year.
As America prepares for another Christmas season based in no small part on giving gifts procured with newly acquired debt and feasting till gym memberships become new year acquisitions, halfway around the world Christians are climbing mountains daily to deliver food from baskets carried on their backs, educating impoverished children, and providing lame beggars with food, shelter and job training. This is often financed through their own funds and under the constant specter of prosecution. This is the story of one of these women. Stories of two others will follow.
The Laurel Outlook recently spoke to Laurel High School head wrestling coach Ted Hill about his students, his coaching beliefs and the Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and the impact it has had on the young developing minds of LHS wrestlers.
Hill was born in Missoula, He has coached wrestling at LHS for the last 11 years, this will be his 12th. Mr. Hill started as a freshman coach at Missoula Sentinel. He spent two years as volunteer assistant coach at South High in Bakersfield Calif., and five years as head coach at Garden Valley in Idaho.