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While a 17-year-old apprentice worked at the new Grammar School’s construction site, S4 pupils next door were learning about the world of work.
Some were happy to admit they were unsure about what type of work might suit them while others already had a career path in mind.
All listened attentively and some asked searching questions of the four employers who had taken time out to speak at the Grammar School.
Elsewhere a successful catering clan from Bangladesh, a good employer in the town, at its Bolgam Street café and restaurant, welcomed its latest arrival, Arafat aged one month.
Nearly two weeks ago the Courier was able to send a reporter to Glenbarr’s remembrance service. In a letter of thanks, the minister said it was probably the first time the paper had been able to send someone.
Inevitably that special full page meant there was less town space and difficult choices had to be made about which wreath layers to feature.
This week there is a further page.