Teachers Melissa Moree, Betsy West and Becky Ogle traveled to Dayton, Ohio to see their
students who lost both their parents in a wreck two days before Christmas. They are pictured at
the hospital with the gifts they brought for the children from their classmates and friends
|Published: 9:31 AM, 01/02/2013
||Last updated: 9:45 AM, 01/02/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
One of the most heartbreaking
stories in Monroe County in recent years has also turned turned out to be one of the most
heartwarming, as the community has come together to support four children orphaned after their
parents were killed Dec. 23 in a traffic accident in Ohio.
and Michele Barhorst had just moved their family to Madisonville six months ago.
The young couple, only in their 30s, had four children: Tori, 8, a
student at Madisonville Primary, Hailie, 9, and Logan, 11, both students at Madisonville
Intermediate School, and Tyler, 18, a student at Sequoyah.
Teachers and friends say they family had adapted well to life in Monroe County, but the family
was looking forward to going back to Ohio to see family for Christmas.
"They were so excited to be going home for Christmas," said Madisonville
Intermediate School Principal Teri Moser.
See full story in the Sunday, Dec. 30, edition of The Advocate &
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