Lisa King
From left (Caroline and Reilly Smith goes on a back to school shopping spree with their grandmother, Lou Ann Windhorst.
Heading back to school

With the first day just around the corner on Aug. 2, kids – and parents – are scurrying to stock up not only on school supplies, but clothing and other essential items.

In some cases, what some might not consider essential, others do.

“I want some new earphones,” said Melanie Newton. “And a Trapper Keeper.”

“But you already have a Trapper Keeper,” her mother, Melissa Newton reminded her.

“But I want a new one,” she said.

Of course.