Lorrie McClure’s son Matthew has achalasia, a rare condition causing his esophagus to become nonfunctioning. Because of the condition, she and Matthew must make regular trips to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.
But McClure doesn’t let that stop her from making time to devote to the futures of all the other children in Independence County as the Parents as Teachers and supplemental programs coordinator for the Batesville School District.
Students at Cord-Charlotte Elementary School sported “I voted” stickers after they voted in their own presidential election Tuesday morning.
Gregg Cooper, the school’s principal, said that this is the third time the school has participated in a mock presidential election, and in the last two, the students accurately predicted the outcome of the actual election.
The results of the 2012 mock election at Cord-Charlotte was Mitt Romney, 70; Barack Obama, 58.
Homelessness and hunger are everywhere, and no one is immune to either. The people of White County are no exception.
Each year, just before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness cosponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, which is Nov. 11-17.
Kevin Jenkins emerged through the doors of Becknell Gymnasium with a smile on his face and an outstretched arm. Shaking a lot of hands — that’s what coaches do, right? Over the past 27 years, Jenkins has shaken many hands, and after reaching his 200th win last season at Lyon College, he’s smiled a lot, too.
It took two years of hard work by the staff and students at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School to achieve a national award for their efforts to create a healthier school environment and generation, but that work was recently recognized on a national level.
Heather and Dane Moore take the traditional family Thanksgiving feast a few steps farther and welcome the entire community for dinner.
Heather said she has a servant’s heart. After she and her husband, Dane, volunteered at a community Thanksgiving dinner in Lonoke, they decided that it would be a great thing to bring to Cabot.
Amanda Martin poured some Black Dandy tea into a cup as she offered her guests some chocolate-chip scones and gluten-free lavender cookies. The tea is a blend of Earl Grey, black tea and roasted dandelion.
That may seem like an odd combination, but Martin and her mother, Bonnie Graham, are in the business of combining unexpected flavors into jellies, teas, coffees, baked goods, ice cream and syrups. In fact, one of their most popular combinations is orange citrus rosemary jelly.
After Wednesday night, when children dress in costume and go door to door in search of candy, a Halloween tradition in Jacksonsville will come to an end — the Costume Corner will close its doors after 25 years of outfitting children and adults for their night of hiding behind masks.
When students take ownership of their education and apply their schoolwork to real-world problems, the process changes the culture of the school. That’s what the Highland School District is discovering with its New Tech program.
As one of the few schools in Arkansas to participate in a pilot program that offers project-based learning, the district’s eighth- and ninth-graders are a few months into the program, and administrators say they believe it has curbed bullying in their school.
It’s not an everyday occurrence that an Arkansas state trooper draws his gun, and it is a rarity that he may have to fire at a suspect.
Every morning, Claudette Jones said, she prays that her husband will come home safely.