• Students honored

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School recognized several athletes during its 2011 athletic awards assembly on May 18. 
    Among those included Dalton Littleton and Haley Mourer who were named Mr. and Ms. Southerner for 2011.
    Mr. and Ms. Southerner is awarded each year to a male and female senior athlete who has shown exceptional leadership, citizenship and sportsmanship throughout their high school careers, school officials said.

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  • Hall awarded degree

    LITTLE ROCK — James Christopher Hall of Oil Trough was among the graduates earning the doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy in Little Rock on May 21.
    Hall, a graduate of Lyon College, received the Summative Exam 2 Award of Excellence at the senior honors convocation. He is the son of James and Kathy Hall of Oil Trough and is married to Melanie Davidson Hall of Newark.

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  • Jones named society scholar

    Batesville High School student Trevor Jones has been named a member of the National Society of High School scholars, according to a news release.
    The society recognizes top scholars and awards those students who have achieved academic excellence, the release states.
    “On behalf of NSHSS I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Trevor has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence, said Claes Nobel, founder and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

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  • Lemon nets degree

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Brooke Lemon of Batesville graduated from College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo., during the 2011 commencement exercises May 8.
    Lemon, a 2007 Southside High School graduate, received a bachelor’s degree in theatre performance. This year, 321 students graduated from College of the Ozarks where all full-time students work on-campus jobs rather than pay for their tuition.

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  • Young writers featured in Arkansas Anthology

    SOUTHSIDE — Ten Southside High School Creative Writing club students have been selected as winners of this year’s Arkansas Anthology writing contest, a news release states. 
    Students named include Sam Comer, Tyler Crabtree, Haylee Daniels, Krissy Michelle Gavin, Matt Krogen, Kirstin LeBlanc, Maigen Phillips, Layla Smalley, Ashley Tillman and Karree Wilson. 
    The Arkansas Anthology is a literary magazine featuring some of the best writings by Arkansas students and their teachers. Finalists were selected by a panel of English teachers.

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  • Arkansas scholarship deadline approaches

    LITTLE ROCK — All state financial aid applications must be completed through the web-based YOUniversal Financial Aid System no later than midnight on June 1 to be eligible for funding for fall or spring of this academic year.

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  • Best pair

    I was practicing the 100-meter hurdles when a young man came running up to me. “Coach wants you in his office immediately!”
    I hurried in, and found three other young men already there. Coach frowned as I entered. “Kinda slow, Howard.”
    “Sorry, Sir,” I replied. “I was at the track.”
    Coach turned so he could face all four of us. “You are to report to the journalism room.”
    “Should we change first?” I asked.
    “No, and there’s no time for that now anyway,” he grouched as he hustled us off.

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  • Vacation? What vacation?

    “Ah, Memorial Day. I know what that means. Summer has arrived, which means the wife and I won’t be taking any vacations again!”
    “Ah, yes, you speak of a spate of stories on the subject. CNN reports that ‘not only do American workers get less vacation time than workers in other industrialized countries, but they also opt to take fewer days off.’”
    “You’re singing to the choir, brother. The wife and I haven’t had a vacation since before the economy collapsed in 2008. All we do is work.”

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  • How to …

     You know who they are, they’re the people who can walk into a meeting and charm the socks off everyone in the room.
    They inevitably wind up with bigger budgets, more support for their ideas and more promotions than their less persuasive peers.
    Knowledge is not enough, being the boss is not enough, if you want to succeed you have to be able to persuade and influence.
    Three significant changes in the workplace have made the ability to influence and persuade absolutely critical:

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  • 3-time selection from Hillcrest leads area all-state diamondmen

    Six Guard-circulation area high school baseball players were recently named to Arkansas Activities Association all-state teams, and one of them is a 3-time selection.
    Hillcrest senior Dylan Wooten accomplished the 3-peat on the Class 1A squad while helping the Screamin’ Eagles to a 16-7 record and the 1A 2-East District’s regular-season and tournament championship.
    Jed Yarnell, a senior from Izard County, is another returner to the Class 1A team. Yarnell was an all-state selection last season.

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  • Man dies after swim

    EVENING SHADE — A Salem man died Saturday after seemingly being rescued from drowning at the lake in Deer Run Park at Evening Shade, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.
    He said the county’s emergency dispatch center received a call for help at the lake at 4:18 p.m. in reference to a possible drowning.

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  • Hogs KO ’Dogs; slated to meet Tide again today

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas took advantage of two wild pitches and two fielding errors by Mississippi State in a 7-2 win Thursday that eliminated the Bulldogs from the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament.
    The Razorbacks advance to this afternoon’s third-round game against the Alabama Crimson Tide, a 6-0 loser to Florida on Thursday afternoon. Alabama defeated Arkansas 7-4 in a first-round game Wednesday.  (see other SEC tournament scores on page 18).
    The first pitch for today’s Arkansas-Alabama game is 3.

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