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Sarah Wallace, (left) principal of Lincoln County High School, pauses for a photo with Clay and Kim Dyer during a motivational presentation to teens at the high school. Dyer, a professional angler, never allowed his physical disabilities to be an obstacle in his life and shares his life experiences with a number of audiences.

Dyer shares message of determination with teens

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Clay Dyer, professional angler for 16 years, spoke to the Lincoln County High School student body recently. With a motivational and leadership presentation, he shared his life experiences with students. LCHS Principal Sarah Wallace said Dyer’s powerful message of determination had a big impact on the students. “I really did not know what to expect because I had never met Clay,” Wallace said. “I rarely take time out of instruction

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    Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:24 am

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    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

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