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Colton King, a 2019 graduate of Deer High School, was honored by Governor Asa Hutchinson at the Governor's Scholastic Honors Day 2019 for his academic accomplishments. As a Deer High School 2019 graduate he had high honors in high school, but also as a North Arkansas College graduate/Phi The…

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Three of the 2019 Deer High School Seniors that were awarded the Deer Elementary Scholarships when in the sixth grade have met their criteria. Emily Carney, Bailey Reynolds, and Colton King have each completed all the criteria requirements for the scholarship and have received their $500 dol…

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At the 2019 Graduation Ceremonies of the Jasper School, Laura Dobbs, President of the Newton County EHC Counsel presented three scholarships from the members of the Jasper Pioneers Extension Homemakers Club. The recipients of the Pioneer Scholarships were Alyssa Williams, daughter of John an…

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The 2019 Newton County EHC Pauline Cooper Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Shianna Brasel, she is the daughter of Libby and Joey Brasel of Jasper. She plans on attending North Arkansas College to begin her degree in Pre-Vet and transferring to the University of Arkansas to obtain her Bach…

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The $500 scholarship is given each year to sixth grade students that have met the criteria set forth from the founding of it in the year 2006 by former principal Junior Edgmon. It is made possible by the Deer Elementary Staff and other donations. Four $500 scholarships were awarded; two $500…

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Excitement was added the last two days of school at Western Grove by a visit from artist Dale Tabor and his wife Becky. Second graders watch in awe as Dale paints with his mouth. Fifty years ago a near-fatal accident left him a quadriplegic. Always interested in art he saw a mouth stick arti…

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At the 2019 Graduation Ceremonies of the Jasper School, Laura Dobbs, President of the Newton County EHC Counsel presented three scholarships from the members of the Jasper Pioneers Extension Homemakers Club. The recipients of the Pioneer Scholarships were Alyssa Williams, daughter of John an…

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The $500 scholarship is given each year to sixth grade students that have met the criteria set forth from the founding of it in the year 2006 by former principal Junior Edgmon. It is made possible by the Deer Elementary Staff and other donations. Four $500 scholarships were awarded; two $500…

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The Lighthouse Cafe in Mt Judea donated ice cream comes and cups to all the kids who participated in this year's label contest. Stephanie Middleton and Quinnell Land awarded each student who submitted labels any time during the school year. The winners for upper and lower elementary were Jad…

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The Campbell-Edgmon Post 93 of the American Legion will host a Country Breakfast on Saturday, 1 June 2019 at the "Hut" in Jasper beginning at 7 AM and ending at 10 AM. At this month's breakfast, a FREE BREAKFAST will be given to any veteran who is not already a member of the American Legion.…

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On Saturday May 11, 2019, the North Arkansas College Adult Education Program held its GED graduation ceremony in the Pioneer Pavilion at North Arkansas College.

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North Arkansas College held their Commencement Exercises Saturday at Pioneer Pavilion. The event began at 10 am. Scott Bull, CEO of PACE Industries, gave the commencement address. The Invocation was given by graduate Jaclyn Goodall. The student address by graduates Alexi Diaz and Harley Crol…

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Two Mt. Judea High School students, Cheyanne Faught, left, and Mesa Olsen, graduated from North Arkansas College's CNA program this spring. Pictured above at the nursing pinning ceremony May 8 at Northark’s Durand Center.

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Terrific Kids awards for April include from left, seated, Kyli Whiteside, Paisley Royce, Katelynn Waldon, Ashlyn Smith and Hannah Wheeler; middle row, Brody Morris, Sira Collins, Jailyn Jackson, Makenah Surber and back row, Austin Pospichal, Hannah Torres, Madison Brewer and Dylan Fiveash.

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Western Grove Warriors - Terrific Kids for the month of March are from left, seated: Marie Ray, Masen Bolin, Preston Brown, Natalie Collins, Madison Eastep; middle row, Emily Webb, Jacob Campbell, Alexis Henson, Isabella Poyner and back row, Garett Robinson and Karley Humphrey. Hailey Woods …

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The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year…

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Third grade physical science, Mezzie Campbell, 1st; Kolby Middleton, 2nd; Payton Harper, 3rd; life science , Myleigh Campbell, 1st; 4th grade physical science, Khloe Keenom, 1st; Breanna Dye, 2nd and life science, Macy Williams, 1st.

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Fifth grade physical science, Malijah Campbell, 1st; Mason Campbell, 2nd; Mary Smith, 3rd; life science Jadelyn Middleton, 1st; earth science, Kaiden Sisson, 1st; 6th grade physical science, Anneliese Henson (not pictured) 1st; life science, Malachi Faught, 1st; Michael Vanderpool, 2nd; phys…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education released today the 2018 Report Cards for schools, districts, and the state. The reports, which are available at the Report Card tab on the My School Info website (https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov), reflect school performance for the 2017-20…

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Students from Jasper competed in the Region solo and ensemble in Mountain Home on April 4th and received great ratings. A trio of 9th graders, Morgan Hopper, Malia Weeden, and Sonora Weeden performed “Calypso Morning” and received a First Division, “Superior” rating. Morgan also competed wit…

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March 7 in Mountain Home, the Jasper Pirate Band competed in the regional concert assessment and received a “Superior” rating in sight-reading. The band was given a piece of music they had never seen before to play. “I was very proud of them, we have been working on our music literacy skills…

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William Pickett, of Jasper, graduated from the University of Arkansas at the end of the Fall 2018 semester. He earned a bachelor of arts in English from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

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Newton County schools have announced the dates and times have been announced for kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents are requested to bring an original copy of their child’s birth certificate (not a hospital record), social security card, immunization records and…

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This year kindergarten registration will be on the Mt, Judea Campus, Thursday, April 4, from 12-6 p.m., in the Kindergarten room with kindergarten teacher Miss Kim Davis. Documents needed will consist of

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Jasper Kindergarten will be registering students for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year on Monday, April 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Upcoming kindergarten students will need to be five on or before

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Kindergarten registration for Western Grove School will be Thursday, April 18, 2019, for children who will be entering kindergarten this fall. Registration will be held from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in the kindergarten room. Parents are urged to contact the school if they are unable to attend …

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Pre-registration for kindergarten at Deer School will be Thursday, April 25, from 1-6 p.m. Registration is required for children age 5 before Aug. 1, proof of birth, copy of Social Security card and immunization record. There will be a transition day April 16 for preschoolers to come to the …

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Local U of A students have been named to Fall 2018 Chancellor’s and Deans’ Lists. Students with a 4.0 GPA qualify for the Chancellor’s list; students with averages between 4.0 and 3.75 are named to the Dean’s list.

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Jonah Windel, a 10th grader at Deer High School and Elena Hale, a 12th grader at Mt. Judea High School, are among the Arkansas students set to compete at the 14th annual Poetry Out Loud Arkansas State Finals presented by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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The Mega Brain exhibit that was scheduled for the Mt. Judea School campus last Thursday was cancelled, so it was class as usual for students. Susie Smiths morning art class students worked on their assignments on perspective drawing and using tissue paper layers to make landscape drawings. P…

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Western Grove School's Terrific Kid Awards Assembly held recently. This months award winners were: Front row: Luke Robertson, Dillon Hollis, Gavin Smith, Tayte Jackson, Isaac Surber; middle row, Trayton Cross, Braden Haley, Sydney Marshall, Joseph Breer and back row, Rey Haley, Finn Reichard…

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Two students, Evan Seay, left, and Josh Taylor, right, placed in the Region VI band competitions. Both competed against students from Bentonville, Mountain Home, Harrison, and others. Evan (9th grade) tried out on clarinet and made the 1st band at the junior high level. Josh (12th grade) pla…

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The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars for the fall 2018 semester. Taylor Beevers, of Western Grove, earned Presidential Scholar honors.

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If you are a retired education employee, certified or non-certified, of any school in Arkansas, this is your special invitation to the Boone and Newton Counties Retired Teachers and Support Staff monthly luncheons the second Friday of each month of the school year at the Western Sizzlin’, Harrison.

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The University of Central Arkansas held commencement Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, and Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center.

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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge welcomed a new class of law clerks during the spring session to the Attorney General’s office. These law students work in various departments assisting with legal research, drafting memos and legal documents and accompanying lawyers at …

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The Newton County Extension Homemaker Pauline Cooper Memorial Scholarship is seeking applications from 2019 seniors graduating from a Newton County Schools. The scholarship begun in 1990 and has continued as an award given by Newton County extension homemakers clubs to a qualifying senior fr…

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The 2018-2019 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll Mt. Judea School has been released. All A Honor Roll Kindergarten: Madalie Campbell, Emme Harper, Colton Johnson, Zane Lawrence, Carver Royce, Abby Sisson 1st grade: Kason Keenom, Evalyn Royce 2nd grade: Bentlee Freeman and Alyssa Williams 4th grade: M…

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Western Grove January Warrior of the Month Terrific Kid awards were presented Thursday, Jan. 24.