Monday, October 27, 2014

News Briefs
By: Kaitlyn Thomas
 Ebola hits the United States
    Ebola is an infectious and often fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids. Three people in the US are infected currently. They are all from Texas. Three other people have recovered, also from Texas. The symptoms of Ebola include: fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain and unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding and bruising). The symptoms will appear 2-10 days after exposure. There is currently no cure for the virus, but if you recover from the virus you will be immune to Ebola for up to ten years.
ISIS is back to killing and torturing 
   Three girls from Denver skipped school and were on their way to Syria to join ISIS. Many people from the US have tried to leave and join the terrorist group over 100 of the foreign fighters have come from the United States. ISIS seems to behind the reason for all of the Americans leaving. Seven troops from the US were killed by ISIS members for things they were posting on social media.
Puppy mill in Jackson County
   Over 135 dogs were rescued from Shirley Rhodes home in Cottageville. She was charged with 45 counts of animal cruelty. The dogs were seen to be in very bad shape. Many had health issues such as eye and ear infections. The dogs smelt of urine and feces. All of the dogs were small breeds like malteses, pugs and many more. Anyone willing to adopt one of these poor dogs can make a quick stop by the humane Society or Jackson County, (located in Cottageville). Feel free to call if you have any questions, 304-372-6064.
First choir concert of the year

   On Tuesday, October 21 the choir hit off their first concert in the auditorium of Ripley High. They have 16 members leaving this year after graduation, 13 of members of chamber choir, and three are a part of Concert Choir. Senior Caleigh Neal, said “I do not want senior year in choir to ever end because it is my very favorite part of the day!” It seems bittersweet when you attend your first and last event of the year. The choir has many more great concerts coming up. Come out and support your fellow classmates! 

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