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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Celia Roberts

Sex ed classes required in 2012

Gov. Haley Barbour recently signed into effect HB 999 which requires schools to teach abstinence or abstinence plus programs at all districts. Oxford and Lafayette will soon be preparing what program they will teach. (April 5, 2011, Page 1B)

Return of school marks return of illnesses

Nurses at local schools are preparing for the new year and hope that the new flu shot will help keep absences to a minimum this year with the addition of the H1N1 vaccine. The nurses also share tips for parents and students on how to stay healthy. (August 10, 2010, Page 8)

Nurses reflect on careers

Local members of the Mississippi Nurses Association took a moment Wednesday reflect on their careers as part of the annual celebration of National Nurse’s Week. (May 6, 2010, Page 1)

Using words as weapons

Bullycide is an ongoing problem in middle and high schools today. Hear one local girl’s story of how she overcame the bullying and what local districts are doing to help prevent suicide and bullying. (May 6, 2010, Page 1, 5)

School nurses step up

As Medicaid makes more cuts and medical care becomes increasingly more expensive for families, school nurses are finding themselves being the primary-care provider for many of Lafayette County’s students. During the Lafayette County School Board meeting Tuesday, school nurse Celia Roberts said she and fellow nurses are also dealing with mental illness in students in numbers they never did in years past. (March 3, 2010, Page 1)

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