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Entertaining at the Randolph County Library

Above, members of Marilyn’s Clogging Taekwondo class perform at the Randolph County Library storytime July 23. Below Marilyn’s Clogging cloggers perform at Story Time at the Randolph County Library.

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Southwind conference championships

Pictured are the top 3 places in the 15-18 women’s 100 Fly: 3rd place winner Jessica Cooper, PAC, 1st place Chloe James, PAC and 2nd place Ruth Crawford, Wynne Marlins

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IFB donates to Backpack 2 School

Integrity First Bank employees present a check to Raul Blasini to support the “Back Pack 2 School” project. Six hundred back packs will be given to students at this event which will be held August 8 at Westridge Church of Christ. Terry Dickson, Intregrity First Bank president said, “Our bank is proud to help sponsor this event every year. We’re excited that hundreds of local students are able to receive school supplies through this program. Thanks to Raul Blasini and everyone who helps to make Back Pack 2 School a huge success.”

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Randolph County’s oldest resident celebrates her 108th birthday with party

Anita Murphy
Centenarian Marie Davis celebrated her 108th birthday Sunday with friends, family and StoneBridge residents and staff. Davis, who greeted most of her well-wishers by name was gracious and kind to everyone who stopped by to congratulate her on another milestone birthday. Studies show that one thing that is common among people who reach their 100th birthday and beyond is they maintain their social connections.

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Groups invited to schedule “Opening Hearts and Minds” presentations

The “Task Force for Cultural Connections: Opening Hearts and Minds in Rural Northeast  Arkansas” will offer a series of presentations for civic, governmental,  social, and church groups across Randolph, Clay, and Lawrence counties this fall.  These presentations are designed to provide factual information that responds  to such questions as “How many immigrants live in Arkansas?” Or “What is the  net cost and the economic impact of immigrants in  this state?” Or “What are the characteristics of these immigrants?” Or “How  do immigrants contribute to Arkansas’s workforce?” The presentations will also  focus on such topics as citizenship and language challenges,  and the impact of the state’s immigrants on education, housing, and  health care.

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