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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 22, 2018

Russell Denette

Mayflower High School Employee of the Year

Russell Denette, who was chosen as a Mayflower High School Employee of the Year, has a simple teaching philosophy. “Really, it’s students first,” he said. The 28-year-old teaches 10th-grade English, Pre-Advanced Placement English and journalism. “I teach them what I’m teaching them because it’s going to help them, and I try to make sure their needs are met in whatever area they need. Particularly if I notice a kid who doesn’t have warm ... READ MORE

Cleburne County extension agent honored for work with Master Gardener program CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Michelle Mobley wears many hats in her job with the Cleburne County Cooperative Extension Service, which is part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. But it’s her role as adviser to the Cleburne County Master Gardeners that has won her special recognition.