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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 22, 2017

Director committed to learning

When Badger Academy was first getting its start, it was graduating one, maybe two, students per year. Now the Beebe Public Schools alternative-learning program is on track to graduate 12 seniors, and its director is proud of every single one of them. “The parents trust me, and the kids trust me,” said Keith Madden, director of alternative learning for the Beebe Public Schools. Madden has been over Badger Academy for the past seven years. Badger Academy is for seventh- through 12th-graders who are behind in school, were considering dropping out or who need extra help. Some s... READ MORE

Works by area artists selected for exhibit CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

LITTLE ROCK — Works by three artists from the Three Rivers Edition coverage area have been selected for the Small Works on Paper annual touring exhibit sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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Nonprofit coach dedicated to city’s youth By SYD HAYMAN

JACKSONVILLE — At the end of 2016, budget cuts led to the elimination of Mike Williams’ role through the city of Jacksonville, but Williams knew he’d still show up for the job.

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ASU-Beebe, White County Central partner By SYD HAYMAN

JUDSONIA — White County Central High School has been a School of Innovation and an Arkansas A+ School for nearly a year, and now the school is partnering with a state university to provide students with more opportunities.

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Chamber welcomes new board members CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce begins the new year by welcoming five new members, as well as new officers, for the chamber’s board of directors.

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Telescope available for checkout at area library By SYD HAYMAN

Those who would like to study the night sky can turn to the Jacksonville library for help.

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Project Appleseed celebrates marksmanship, Revolution By SYD HAYMAN

BALD KNOB — For two days, marksmen of all levels will gather to learn marksmanship skills and the stories of those from 240 years ago.

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