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A surprise homecoming

By Christy Porter
Managing Editor
Much to the delight and surprise of his two daughters, Karlie Sue, first grade, and Kemberlynn, fourth grade, their father, Specialist Army Reservist Douglas Robbins came to pick them up from school Friday, Feb. 14. Robbins returned home after serving in Afghanistan, TF Terrapin, BAF. Three classes each of the first and fourth grades were told they were having a special Valentine’s Day assembly at the FEMA gym on Friday. Indeed it was special! Karlie Sue and Kemberlynn had no idea their dad had returned home. Brad Cooper, principal, the teachers and the Robbins family conspired to give the girls a wonderful Valentine. While they were being presented with a candy bouquet, Dad was coming through the door behind them with the flower bouquets. Laura, the girls’ mother and wife of Douglas, had gone to Springfield with her grandmother, Kathy Moncrief and sons, Jedidiah Kole, 5 and Johnny Ray, 10 months, to pick Douglas up early Friday morning. Everyone was ea…
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