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The Western Grove Warriors of the Month for February are (front, from left) Kelsey Wyatt, kindergarten; Kingsley Middleton,1st grade; Paisley Royce, 2nd grade; Donovan Bass, 3rd grade and Anberlyn Turley, 4th grade (middle) Isaac Surber, 5th grade; Brody Morris, 6th grade; Kellly Middleton, …

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Jasper Elementary Super Readers for the month of December: Zane Nichols, Jed Powell, Elaine Garden, Glenna McDaniel, Emily Farmer, McKinzey Salazar; Chloe Hodge, Natalie Watts, Jayce Rylee and Lijah Seaman. Jenna Lewis is not pictured.

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Jasper Elementary Staff announced the Terrific Kids at the December Monthly Assembly. Terrific Kids, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding character and hard work. Pictured are, front row, Zane Nichols, Presley Davis, Isaiah Lawson, Aria Armstrong; mi…

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Levi Akemon, a student at Oark High School, has qualified for the Duke University Talent Identification Program. In November, Akemon took the ACT as a 7th grader and those scores were reported to Duke University.Last year as a 6th grader, Akemon scored at the 12th grade level on reading asse…

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Deer/Mt. Judea School District would like to recognize the students that excelled on the ACT Aspire Assessment last Spring by scoring exceeding in all areas.  Mt. Judea Campus students Payton Harper and Jacob Eddings; Digital Campus students, Elizabeth and Anna Connolley and Deer Campus stud…

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Deer Elementary Fall Festival Kings and Queens. Kindergarten - Jaiden Smith/Hayden Freeman, First Grade - Isaiah Heffley/Kailynn Criner, Second Grade - Wyatt Taylor/Sunny Farmer, Third Grade - Vayden Freeman/Brielynn Heffley, Fourth Grade - Kolby Middleton/Rylea Martin, Fifth Grade - Jayden …

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Brooke Elizabeth Barron, of Kingston, has been named to Ottawa University's Spring 2019 Dean's List. Dean's List honorees must be full-time degree-seeking students who have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours over the preceding two semesters at Ottawa University and earned a cumulative grade…

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With big smiles on their faces early Wednesday, Aug. 14, members of the Boone and Newton Counties Retired Teachers and Support Staff (BNCRTSS) continued their tradition at the corner of Goblin Drive and Capps Road with their “Back to School” banner welcoming students, school personnel, and b…

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Western Grove’s Helen Haley has been selected by North Arkansas College faculty members as the 2019-20 Academic All-Star. She will attend the Arkansas Community Colleges annual conference held in Little Rock in October to be recognized and be presented with a scholarship.

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LITTLE ROCK — In just a few short weeks, more than 6,000 school buses will begin sharing the roadways with motorists, meaning school bus safety will again be a priority. To encourage all drivers to obey traffic laws, especially around school buses, the Arkansas Department of Education, Arkan…

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Several new buses are ready to roll on the first day of classes set for Tuesday, Aug. 13. The new rolling stock is part of a large fleet that the Jasper School District has deployed to campuses in Kingston and Oark as well as Jasper.

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Back to school meant buying the essentials for a new school year. New clothes, new shoes, a new back pack and all of the school supplies that would be needed to get a student off to a good start.

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FAYETTEVILLE — Jennie Finch of Vendor, a University of Arkansas senior studying biology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, earned a 4.0 grade point average during the semester and was named to the Chancellor’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Students with a 4.0 GPA …

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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.