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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 4, 2016

Special-education teacher chosen as ambassador

A special-education teacher at Benton Junior High School has been chosen by the Arkansas Department of Education as an ambassador for the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. April Reisma, who teaches math and English, is the 67th member of the national implementation team for ESSA, which also includes seven other Arkansas educators, and that is “part of why I was asked to be an ambassador and why I was selected,” she said. “The main th... READ MORE

Bryant woman encourages mental-health awareness By SAM PIERCE

BRYANT — During her first year as a teacher in Bryant, Brooke Plack was in the teacher’s lounge when she overheard another teacher talking about one of her athletes whose dad had attempted suicide, and the student had found him.

Gingerbread house takes up sweet spot at Spa City hotel CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HOT SPRINGS — The Arlington Hotel is ready for the holidays.

Area festivities planned to celebrate season CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Communities throughout the Tri-Lakes Edition coverage area are gearing up for the holidays.