MILLIGAN Allen Fountain has a message for Valerie Rose Young: He has her Richbourg Middle School class ring.


MILLIGAN Allen Fountain has a message for Valerie Rose Young: He has her Richbourg Middle School class ring.



"We found it years ago in Baker at the ball field," he said.



It was probably in 1997 when he found the ring, which is silver with a red stone, and has "VRY" engraved inside the band, Fountain said.



Thinking the initials were unique, he consulted with school administrators to identify the student. Young's name was the only one that matched the initials and the period in which the ring was found.



Richbourg Middle School dissolved about 11 years later, and its students moved to the newly opened Shoal River Middle School.



Fountain said he has learned Young comes from a military family and had moved to another town.



Still, he hopes someone might remember Young from middle school, is still in contact with her and can let her know he'd like to return her ring.



"It's probably not worth much but it means something to her," he said.



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Do you know Valerie Young?



Allen Fountain hopes a reader might know Valerie Rose Young, a former Richbourg Middle School student whose ring he found in Baker. If so, contact Fountain at 585-7817.



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