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Jenny Oakes, from left, Marla Kalin and Mark Holtan play a group of students laughing at the expense of a fellow student in a skit performed Friday by the Friend2Friend troupe from West Central Industries during a class at the Willmar Middle School. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Friend2Friend acting troupe lightens the mood to talk about getting help


WILLMAR -- Dan Eggen's stomach growled and grumbled, disturbing his classmates while they were trying to finish a math quiz.

The others started giggling. Then they started passing notes and laughing out loud.

When teacher Denise Deaner intercepted a note, she made a student read it aloud. It was about the stomach sounding like the boy was "digesting an antelope."

The boy wiped at his eyes while his classmates laughed.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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