MAN BUYS OUT GIRL SCOUTS’ COOKIE STOCK
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A generous gift from a warm-hearted soul has kept a pair of Girl Scouts from having to stand out in the cold to sell cookies. A mom in South Carolina reports on Facebook that she was with a couple of Scouts outside a store when a man decided he would pay $540 in cash for all their cookies. The mom says the man did it “so y’all can get out of this cold.” WYFF-TV reports the man posed for a picture with the two Girl Scouts after buying up their stock — but no one got his name.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — It will not take long for this Wyoming school to take roll call, track attendance or give out grades. That’s because the Cozy Hollow School will have an enrollment of one. The district plans to re-open an isolated school to serve a single student who is entering kindergarten this fall. The school is about 60 miles north of Laramie. At least no new construction will be involved. There is already a modular classroom in place — but it hasn’t been used for about a decade. There is another one-student school in the district. They’re a few miles away, but the roads connecting them are impassable most of the winter.
NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It’s good to know the value of a dollar. But authorities in Florida suggest a thief should have boned up on how much some collectible coins are worth. Sheriff’s officials in North Palm Beach say a man swiped a batch of coins worth tens of thousands of dollars. But he ended up running most of them through one of those grocery store change machines — and got only a fraction of their worth back in cash. The Palm Beach Post reports 20-year-old Shane Anthony Mele of Riviera Beach told investigators he stole the commemorative presidential dollar coins and other items from a North Palm Beach office in December. The coins were worth $33,000. But the thief sold some for a few thousand dollars. And the ones run through the change machine yielded only their face value.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II