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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 4, 2016
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Tony Thurman, left, shows a child his school picture. Thurman spent time building a school and connecting with the community in Constanza, Dominican Republic, as part of a Lifetouch Memory Mission.

Cabot superintendent helps build school abroad

Building a school is hard work. Funding the project, working around construction and carrying on with classes in spite of it all make the task especially hard. Then again, most superintendents in the United States don’t have to do manual labor in order to have classrooms available. Last month, Cabot Superintendent Tony Thurman experienced the physical strain of building a school. He — along with 51 other volunteers — participated in the Lifetouch Memory Mission to build a school in the Dominican Republic from Jan. 18-26. This was the fifth Memory Mission to the town of Cons... READ MORE

Rogo leads Jaguars to class 2A state title

McCRORY — After leading the McCrory Jaguars to their first state football championship, senior running back/safety Kaigen Rogo is racking up postseason honors. Rogo, who was a member of the Class 2A all-state team and named MVP of the state championship game, is the 2015 Three Rivers Edition All-Area Team Offensive Player of the Year.

Kennon coaches alma mater to state title By MARK BUFFALO

McCRORY — McCrory graduate and current football coach Chris Kennon has seen his program grow during his tenure at his alma mater.

Bernard leads Pioneer defense with football instinct

BATESVILLE — Batesville’s coaching staff knew Garrett Bernard had some talent when the linebacker joined the Pioneers’ varsity roster in 2014. It wasn’t until seven games into the season that the coaches realized just how talented Bernard really is.

Pangburn students reach out to French with art SHERRY SNOW/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PANGBURN — “The Paris attacks instantly reminded me of the way we felt on Sept. 11, 2001,” said Kelly Abernathy, an art teacher at Pangburn Middle School. “I was in the ninth grade in English class. I remember seeing artwork on the news that schools from around the country had sent, and I loved the idea.”

Melba renovations into second phase of updates HANNAH KELLER/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BATESVILLE — The Batesville residents who purchased the historic Melba Theater in downtown Batesville are beginning to see their efforts pay off as the theater slowly returns to its former glory through a series of extensive renovations.

Cabot gets ready to clean up in March

Keeping communities clean is not only beneficial to residents and the environment, but helps attract visitors and businesses to the area. That is why citywide cleanup initiatives are planned, such as the Cabot Clean-Up Day later this year.

Base forges relationships with international students AIRMAN 1ST CLASS MERCEDES TAYLOR/19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — As the cornerstone of C-130 Combat Airlift, the 314th Airlift Wing at the Little Rock Air Force Base trains airmen, sister services and international service members to become combat airlifters.