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Ginelle Esry receives scholarship

Posted November 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Ginelle Esry, a student at Crowder College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

Selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, 207 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total of $207,000 in scholarships. Chosen from more than 900 applications worldwide, the scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to further their associate degree studies. Independent judges evaluate the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new Phi Theta Kappa members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are also encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs.


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    Candidates for Queen and King of the 2014 El Dorado Springs FFA Barnwarming are (from left, front and back rows) Freshmen Amy Ford and Chance Koger, Sophomores Tailor Hutsell and Dalton Ogle, Juniors Cameron McPeak and Landon Leonard and Seniors McKensi Marshall and Chandler Allison. The royalty will be crowned during the “Small Town Throwdown” Barmwarming at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Silverline Ranch. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a hayride. Food and games start at 6:30 p.m. which will include

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    Northeast Vernon County FFA members attend National FFA Convention


    Northeast Vernon County FFA members traveled to Louisville, KY, for the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo to show off their blue jackets, attend meetings and interact in many fun activities involving other FFA members.

    Upon arrival members attended the First Session of the convention and listened to motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic, who spoke on the importance of confidence, self-esteem, and the initiative to help others. Afterwards, members traveled to Harvest Moon Dairy Farm to observe life on a dairy farm and learn about the nutritional needs, digestion and reproduction of

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    ElDo Middle School honor roll

    6th grade A honor roll

    Ian Esry

    Aidan Fugate

    Megan Griffin

    Brice Knoll

    Dorion Massengill

    Gaven Morgan

    Aunika Whitesell

    Jared Witter

    A/B honor roll

    Morgan Baldwin

    Alexander Castro

    Sierra Castro

    Donald Cofield

    Callista Collins


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    Senior Night band

    Erika Taylor, daughter of David and Teddi Taylor

    Travis Cameron, son of Stacy Cameron

    Morgan Toliver, son of Darren and Kristi Toliver

    Cameron Collins, son of Brian and Stacey Collins

    Ben Vickers, son of Kyle and Debbie Vickers


    Study: 4-H members more likely to succeed as adults

    More than 130,000 youth in Arkansas are more likely to have better grades, be active in civic life and pursue higher levels of education, thanks to the 4-H youth development program, said Laura Connerly, assistant professor-University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

    A study titled, “The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development,” found that the structured earning, encouragement and adult mentoring that the 4-H program embodies play a vital role in helping youngsters achieve success into adulthood.

    Richard Lerner’s comprehensive study was conducted in 2002 and repeated annually

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    Miss Molly Molar, (Deanna O’Banion) along with dental hygienists Cassie Boultinghouse and Terri Jones, all of Housh Dentistry, visited El Dorado Christian elementary students on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Cassie demonstrated how to brush and floss your teeth, reminding them to do that twice a day for two minutes. K3 through 6th grade received a healthy apple and a “Preserve Your Teeth” package which included dental floss, toothpaste and a variety of tooth care items. The amazing girls from Housh’s set the tone for the day.

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    El Dorado Christian School gathered together for “See You At The Pole” (SYATP) 2014 earlier this month.

    ECS students Chaney Housh and Rachel Jones led the worship and were accompanied by Colten Pike and Seth McKinney on guitar. Pastor Jim Purtle delivered the SYATP message.

    SYATP is a global day of prayer that originated in Texas in the early 90’s with just 10 students. According to the website,, the number of students

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    Multiple classes from El Dorado Christian attended the 2014 Food for America, “Ag Around the World” on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event was hosted by the El Dorado FFA Chapter. EHS students provided many educational exhibits that illustrated important resources from countries all over the world. Pictured are El Dorado High School FFA members along with ECS sixth graders Kraysen Leonard, Jordanne Steuck and Isabelle Bryson.

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    El Dorado Christian Celebrates Grandparents Day

    EL DORADO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HONORS GRANDPARENTS – El Dorado Christian School celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Approximately 200 people attended. Preschool through sixth grade entertained grandparents with a short program of poems, songs and memorized Bible passages. Mrs. Eslinger’s Junior High class wrote beautiful Grandparent tributes. Students, along with their families, enjoyed donut holes and coffee that were served in each of the classrooms.

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