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Lamar celebrates its beginning

By By Jeff Byrd/The Meridian Star
Sept. 10, 2001
Friday will be a day of celebration for Lamar School. The evening long festivities will be apart of Lamar School's Founders Day.
The tailgaiting dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the Raiders take on Academy Class A state champion Heidelberg in what will be new head coach Mac Barnes' first home game with Lamar School.
Lamar School was founded in 1965. The school was named after L.Q.C., Lamar who became the first Mississippi judge to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court.
The Founder's Day program will specifically honor five past and present board members. They include: Dan Coit, James Skewes, Richard Wilborn, Mac Emmons and Winston Cameron. The men will be honored at 7 p.m. on the Raiders Football Field.
At 5 p.m., Raider fans can enjoy a "Prime Meridian" cookout and some birthday cake inside a tent that will be set up outside the stadium.
Cost for the roast beef and ham sandwich and drink will be $6. Patrons are urged to bring their lawnchairs and picnic blankets. All checks for the food should be made out to Prime Meridian. For more information, call Lean Follett at 693-2468 or 681-9177.
Jeff Byrd is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, or e-mail him at sports@themeridianstar.com.

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