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BRAD plans toconstruct new family housingunits

Susan Johnson

“The early stages” is how B.R.A.D. (Black River Area Development) Director Jim Jansen described the plans to construct a multiple family housing unit in Pocahontas. Jansen said they began planning the project last October with the first order of business being to acquire the property for the housing unit.

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Governor says he wants to extend private option through 2016

Anita Murphy

Governor Asa Hutchinson said last Thursday he wants the Legislature to continue to fund the private option through 2016. He will also ask the Legislature to create a Health Reform Task Force that will make recommendations for the future by finding “an alternative health coverage model to ensure healthcare services for vulnerable populations currently covered by the private option.”

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Redskins sweep conference games this past week

Terry Presley

The Pocahontas Redskins continued with their winning ways this past week, as the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams won both of the conference games. The Lady Redskins traveled to Trumann last Monday night and defeated the Lady Wildcats 47-31 and returned home last Friday to hand the Harrisburg Lady Hornets a 63-34 loss. The Pocahontas Lady Redskins are currently 18-3 on the season and 8-1 in conference action.

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Maynard Basketball Players of the week

Maynard Player of the week award winners for Jan. 12-16 were Larry Carnes and Mikell Edington. They are pictured with RiverBank representative Joyce Radcliffe. The award is sponsored by RiverBank and The Ranch House Café.

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Maynard senior excels in Shooting Sports

Kylie Jo Turner, 17, a senior at Maynard High School and President of the Greene County Shooting Sports Club, been appointed as a USAS Training Pistol Coach and will attend a training camp in Fargo, N.D. on Feb. 20-23. In July 2014, she was appointed to the USA Junior Olympic Pistol Training Squad, winning gold at both USAS sponsored Regional and National Progressive Pistol Program Matches held at Fort Benning, Ga. and the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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