In December, the West Branch Ruriteens collected items to send to a 1989 West Branch Grad in the military. Col. Paul Nosek in the United States Air Force is a 1989 West Branch Graduate and was stationed at the embassy in Afghanistan at that time. The Ruriteens sent him a box of items to let him know how much his sacrifices are appreciated by those of us here at home.
Col. Nosek has recently returned to the States and was in the area visiting family. He stopped by the high school to present the Ruriteens and the High School with a flag that he flew over the embassy during his deployment. He presented the flag encased in a beautiful plaque that can be viewed in the office area. The Ruriteens would like to thank Col. Paul Nosek and his family for the sacrifices that they have made in service to our country in the Armed Services and wish him continued safety in his service. (photo L to R) Olivia Brunner, Mrs. Brenda Sharp, Col. Paul Nosak, Ian Sharp, Courtney Banks and Derek Reed.