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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu December 8, 2016
PHOTO BY: Syd Hayman

Southside Elementary School teacher Tina Dunn, center, was recently surprised by her daughter Katelyn Edgin, right, and her husband, Josh Dunn, after Tina was awarded the Teacher Impact Celebration Award on Dec. 2.

Cabot literacy teacher makes impact, wins award

Stepping into Tina Dunn’s fourth-grade literacy class at Cabot’s Southside Elementary School is like entering a smaller-scale Barnes & Noble. While a video of a crackling fireplace plays on the classroom’s projector, fourth-graders sit around in cozy chairs, notebooks in hand and surrounded by shelf after shelf of children’s books. But Dunn’s classroom decor isn’t the only approach to teaching that’s made an impression — it’s her dedication to her students. Dunn was awarded the Teacher Impact Celebration Award on Friday. Meghan Ables, the 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Ye... READ MORE

Bank’s donation provides wreaths By SYD HAYMAN

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For the first time, every headstone at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock will be covered with a wreath during the Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremony, a national movement to honor veterans during the holiday season.

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Christmas window displays come alive SUSAN VARNO

CALICO ROCK — For the past three years, Living Windows Christmas scenes have come to life in storefronts on historic Main Street in Calico Rock.

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After loss, Batesville woman fosters cause By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — After the death of their only son, Zachary, in a canoeing accident in 2015, Lisa Lillard and her husband, Darren, searched for ways to honor Zachary’s memory in the community.

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Christmas in Cabot offers free activities, food for community By SYD HAYMAN

CABOT — In 2008, while in Ann’s Beauty Shop discussing the lack of holiday decorations in Cabot with others, shop owner Ann Gilliam sought decorating help from Peggy Barker, a customer’s mother.

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Deputy elected next sheriff By SYD HAYMAN

Deputy Shawn Stephens of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said the county is full of “good neighbors” — the majority of whom voted for him to be the next sheriff.

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City employee wins floodplain-management award By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — There are many jobs the general public doesn’t think about — or may not even know about — unless disaster strikes. Floodplain coordinator is one such position. Although she’s not in the spotlight, Karen Knebel, street superintendent and floodplain coordinator for the city of Cabot, takes her job very seriously.

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‘Mr. Cabot’ loves calling games By MARK BUFFALO

CABOT — He may not be a native of Cabot, but Patrick Sinclair, the Cabot Panthers radio football analyst, is called “Mr. Cabot” by his broadcast partner.

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Senior an inspiration to teammates

JUDSONIA — Tylan Gee should not be alive.

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Area businesses have unusual little helpers By TAMMY KEITH

June is smart and spoiled; Ringo likes the ladies.

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