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Pocahontas High School Graduation

The Pocahontas Class of 2015 graduated Friday, May 15, in the Pocahontas High School gym. Originally the ceremony was scheduled to be held on the football field at Schoonover Stadium but late Friday afternoon the call was made to move it inside due to inclement weather. The graduates had floor seating, with additional guest seating behind them, both sides of the bleachers were available for seating guests and still the gym reached full capacity with many in attendance having to stand throughout the ceremony. The 2015 class of seniors had approximately 120 graduating. Pictured are Valedictorians Haley Baltz, Nick Baltz and Graydon Carter.

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Weather delays construction of new PE facility at Pocahontas Junior High school

Spring showers have slowed down the construction of the PE/ Multi-purpose facility at Pocahontas Junior High School. During the May 18 monthly school board meeting, Albert Frankenberger and Danny McDaniel gave an update of the facility stating plans were, weather permitting, to pour the final slab May 20 (Wednesday) and all the plumbing had been installed, and the final section of the retaining wall had been poured.

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Mental Health Awareness Week includes Walk-a-thon

The 4th annual Mental Health Awareness Walka-thon will be held Friday, May 22, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at Riverfront park in Pocahontas. The event is to bring awareness of mental health issues to the local community. Food, drinks, prizes and games will be available. You will have the opportunity to tell your story. Poetry and poster contest.

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Over 70 kids participate in Dave Williams football camp

The Dave Williams Football Camp sponsored by Integrity First Bank was held at Schoonover Stadium on May 12,13, and 14. The campers learned basic fundamentals from the Pocahontas coaching staff and members of the Redskin Senior High Football Team. All proceeds from the camp were donated to the Dave Williams Statue Fund. Over 70 kids participated in the camp. The Redskins would like to thank Integrity First Bank and all the campers’ parents for making the camp a huge success.

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