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Local students were awarded scholarships this fall from the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. more
North Arkansas College FBLA Collegiate is planning to do Wreaths Across America Day again at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The ceremony will be held at the pavilion in Maplewood Cemetery. We are excited to announce we are adding Maple Leaf Cemetery this year, so you may order wreaths for veterans buried at Maplewood or Maple Leaf Cemeteries. Wreaths are $17 each, and you may order those through the Wreaths Across America website. Our page is https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/172400 or you can go to wreathsacrossamerica.org and just search for North Arkansas College to find it. We are not taking grave-specific orders, but we will have all the wreaths at the cemetery on Dec. 16, and if you ordered wreaths, you may come take your wreaths to place on the specific graves you want after the ceremony. We welcome the public to our ceremony honoring veterans, and we also need volunteers to come help us place wreaths that day. more
The Harrison Goblin Leadslingers Trap Team will host an open house and registration event at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at Camp Jack. Boys and girls in grades 5-12 enrolled in the Harrison School District, Homeschooled through the Harrison School District or those that attend schools that do not have a trapshooting team are welcome to attend. Everyone participates in this safe sport! more
October is Fire Prevention month and what do you think most house fires are caused by? If you said cooking fires, you are correct. (YEA, CLAP CLAP CLAP) more
The Boone/Newton County Retired Teachers and Support Staff Association met at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Western Sizzlin’ in Harrison. more
Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Wilson Marseilles helped kick off the 2023 WIN Leadership Academy Thursday Sept. 21, at the O.U. R. Education Services Cooperative with this year’s 16 teachers, counselors, and administrators. more
October is National Fire Prevention Month. We are fortunate to have an excellent fire department crew with three fire stations located around the community. You’ll probably see a fire truck at your school sometime this month — let’s hope it’s just to say “hello” and meet your local firefighters. more
he Valley Springs Fire Department will host a BBQ pulled pork dinner with a silent auction and raffle from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Valley Springs school cafeteria. more
We’ve been learning about Labor Day and the people who have worked hard to give us opportunities to have jobs and earn a living for our families. There was a time in our nation when women were not given equal rights in the workplace and Esther Peterson (1906-1997) worked hard to change that. more
The Great Arkansas Cleanup season is officially underway! Governor Sarah Sanders joined Keep Arkansas Beautiful to announce kickoff the fall 2023 Cleanup season. more
Members of the Supporters of Cottey College awarded a donation to the Harrison Police Department to help the Harrison Police Department’s Cops and Kids Christmas program is a community program that pairs police officers with school children for a shopping trip during the Holidays. Police officers are paired with children and they go on a trip to Walmart to purchase gifts for families. The program allows children to get to know local police officers and learn about their jobs and experience the joy of giving. more
Kristen Motley and Becca Jackson are more than teachers, they are innovators. The two educators implemented the Solar Systems Scholars’ project for grades K-6 in the Harrison School District to help students understand the earth and skies through hands-on lessons during their Enrichment class. Approximately 900 students will gain a better understanding of the world we live in with models of the sun, moon and earth and other hands-on materials. By actually seeing and manipulating models, the concepts of space and time will become less abstract. Students will learn how tides move, how the moon goes through different phases, the logistics that produce solar and lunar eclipses and many other occurrences that may otherwise seem difficult to understand. more
Matthew N. Bareno of Harrison, a Junior studying Biological Data Sciences, was named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the Summer 2023 session. more
In our study of Labor Day and the hard working men and women who make our country what it is today, we have to realize it hasn’t always been great conditions for workers. more
The Harrison Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado in July. Members competed against schools across the nation in Sustainability Challenge and Nutrition and Wellness. Bathke and Younger received a silver medal and also placed top ten in the Sustainability Challenge. Rodden and Johnson received a silver medal in Nutrition and Wellness. The trip would not have been possible without sponsors. Ozark Auto Body, Arvest Bank, Clark Office Products, Jake Gray from State Farm, Dunkin Auto Body, Block's, Kiwanis, Rhonda Laborde, Lacey Laborde, Cavenders, Neighbors Mill, Magness Toyota, Rotary International, Bank 1889, DSI, Bartlett Family Dentistry, Boone Masonic Lodge, Derek Bell from State Farm, Ozark Insurance Group and Campbell Insurance Agency all helped the team travel to Colorado for the National Leadership Conference. more
Arkansas educators can apply now through Sunday, Oct. 1, for $2,500 education grants totaling $30,000 through its unique employee-funded giving program known as Cox Charities. more
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