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New Middle School Resource Officer

New Middle School Resource Officer

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark---Russellville Middle School will have a Resource Officer on campus for the first time this year.  Russellville Police Officer, Chris Isbell, will begin his duties next week.

While the obvious reason for a police officer on the premises is to increase security, Officer Isbell and Russellville Police Public Information Officer Drew Latch emphasize other duties as well.  These include developing mentoring programs and working with troubled students.

They also hope that the presence of the police officer will serve to improve relations with the students by putting a friendly, human face to the uniform.

2012 Pope County Fair Pageants

2012 Pope County Fair Pageants

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark---The 2012 Pope County Fair Queen Pageants are scheduled for September 8 at the Center for the Arts located at the Russellville High School.

The Little Miss and Mister Pageants will begin at 10 a.m. and the Miss, Teen and Mrs. Pageants will begin at 6:30 p.m. Deadline to enter is Friday August 31, 2012. Entry forms are available at Ann & Mike’s in Russellville and on the website, www.popecountyfairarkansas.com.

The Miss Pope County Fair Queen and Teen Miss Pope County Fair Queen winners will receive the chance to compete for the title of Miss Arkansas State Fair Queen and Jr. Miss Arkansas State Fair Queen at the Arkansas State Fair in October.

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Arkansas Tech's Bean Earns Statewide Honor

Arkansas Tech's Bean Earns Statewide Honor

Dr. Linda Bean, associate professor of business at Arkansas Tech University, has earned the 2012 Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA) teacher of the year award in the outstanding leadership category.
 
She received the honor during the 2012 ABEA Convention July 24-25 in Hot Springs.
 
Bean holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University.

She returned to her alma mater to serve on the Tech faculty in 2000. She received a 2007 Arkansas Tech Faculty Award of Excellence in the teaching category and a 2009 Arkansas Tech Faculty Award of Excellence in the service category. Bean was president of the Arkansas Tech Faculty Senate in 2010-11.

Searcy man wins $10K in lottery

Searcy man wins $10K in lottery

John Thurman of Searcy bought a "Lucky Lottery Ticket" at

AC Store #2 [200313] Hwy 36, Searcy, Arkansas. John won $10,000

The lucky winner was a Money Maker - $10 game ticket.

Arkansas Tech Home to State's Only NASA Ambassador

Arkansas Tech Home to State's Only NASA Ambassador

Arkansas Tech University senior Marvin Suggs is the only student from an Arkansas college or university selected to participate in the NASA Student Ambassador Cohort IV this summer.
 
Suggs (photographed), an electrical engineering major at Arkansas Tech, is serving his internship at the NASA Langley Aeronautics Research Center in Hampton, Va.
 
In all, only 100 students from around the country were selected for the NASA Ambassadors Cohort IV.
 
“I am so excited about interning at NASA,” said Suggs before departing for Virginia. “It’s a prestigious institution that will provide me with a lot of great experience studying under world-class mentors and working with world-class technology. They are looking for students who are motivated and want to motivate others.”
 
This is the second consecutive summer in which Suggs has interned with NASA. In 2011, he worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
 

Troopers, civilian honored by state police

Troopers, civilian honored by state police

TROOPERS GOODMAN & HYDRON – CIVILIAN STAPLES RECOGNIZED

Two Arkansas State Troopers and a civilian staff member were recognized today with awards presented during the annual Arkansas State Police Awards Ceremony.

State Troopers Chris Goodman and Philip Hydron were awarded dual recognition as Trooper of the Year (2011) and Joann Staples was presented the department’s Civilian of the Year award.  The presentations were made by Governor Mike Beebe and Colonel JR Howard, Director of the Arkansas State Police.

 Corporal Goodman, 36, of Russellville and Special Agent (Corporal) Hydron, 40, of Brinkley are both graduates of the State Police Academy 2004 Class.  Goodman is assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop J headquartered at Clarksville and Hydron is assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Company A headquartered at Little Rock.

National Symphony Orchestra to perform Parker’s work Friday

National Symphony Orchestra to perform Parker’s work Friday

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (May 16, 2012)--Arkansas Tech University faculty member Philip Parker will hear music that he composed performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 18.

Parker was one of three music education professionals in the nation selected in 2009 to compose a chamber work as part of the National Symphony Orchestra American Residency program.

Three years later, Parker will be in the audience when members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) perform his brass quintet piece at 5 p.m. (Central Time) on Friday, May 18, during the Citibank Classical Night NSO Prelude at the Kennedy Center.

Visit http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/live to access a live broadcast of the performance courtesy of the Kennedy Center.