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LMS ALE Program And Math Teachers Recognized At Capitol

February 27, 2024

  PROGRAM RECOGNIZED–Lamar Middle School alternative learning environment (ALE) and math teachers were recognized at the Arkansas Association of Alternative Education (AAAE) Leadership Day at the state Capitol on Feb. 13. It was the third consecutive year the Lamar program was recognized for high achievement on ACT Aspire math assessments. Attending the leadership day to…

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Marc Lawrence Resigns From Lamar School Board

February 27, 2024

In the Lamar School Board meeting on Feb. 12, Marc Lawrence presented a letter declaring his resignation. In his letter Lawrence states: “I would like to express in the most sincere way possible what an honor it is to serve and work with the amazing people of the Lamar School District. I ran for this…

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CCU Commission Votes To Negotiate For Suncloud, Despite Objections Of Manager

February 27, 2024

In their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 26, members of the Clarksville Connected Utilities Commission voted to authorize management to negotiate with the utility’s wholesale power provider in an effort to accommodate a solar energy project, despite the objections of General Manager Roger Brooks. Commissioners voted to direct Brooks and Utility Attorney Jason Carter to negotiate…

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Pearson Serves Meals To Residents For 12 Years

February 23, 2024

by Stephanie Baker Gay Pearson has served as dietary manager at Johnson County Health and Rehab for over 12 years. Pearson and her kitchen staff of 18 cook three meals a day for over 100 residents. The health of a resident declines rapidly if they are not well nourished, making Pearson job’s essential to the…

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Lamar School Board Hires Dr. Jones As Superintendent

February 23, 2024

The Lamar School Board met on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and after an executive session, unanimously voted to hire Dr. Clint Jones as the new superintendent effective July 2024. Jones released the following statement: “I am thrilled to be selected as the next superintendent of the Lamar School District.  It is an honor and a privilege…

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Opinion: Public Notice 101- What is it and why is it important?

February 13, 2024

An often-misunderstood topic is that of public notice. What are public notices, you might ask?  Also referred to as “legals,” public notices are published notices required by law and used by governing and public bodies to inform the public about their activities. The types of entities which must publish legals include city and county governments,…

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Westside All-District Football Players Selected

February 13, 2024

ALL-DISTRICT—Members of the Westside Rebels football team who were selected for 4-2A All-District honors for the 2023 season were (from left) Kyle Waln, Bowen Keylon, Justin Haltom, Trenton Jones, Cooper Hilton and Levi Gregory. Haltom and Waln were also selected for all state honorable mention honors, and Haltom was chosen as an alternate for the…

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Clarksville Council Adjusts Street Budget To Fund Vision 21 Projects

February 13, 2024

by Janice Penix Adjustments to the city’s budget were approved by members of the Clarksville City Council during their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 12, to fund remaining parks and recreation projects from the Vision 21 bond initiative. Mayor David Rieder said the five projects included in the Vision 21 Initiative have exceeded the budgeted estimates…

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Clarksville PHC Holds Baby Bottle Fundraiser

February 13, 2024

by Stephanie Baker The Clarksville Pregnancy Help Center (PHC) has been collecting donations from the community to fund the services it provides to women and unborn babies in need. In the first of its two annual fundraisers, the faith-based, pro-life organization distributed approximately 1,000 baby bottles throughout the community on Sanctity of Life Sunday, Jan.…

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Opinion: A Big Thanks And A Little Housekeeping

February 6, 2024

We, at The Graphic, want to extend a heartfelt, “Thank you,” to everyone who has shown us support and given us feedback this past week. The donations, subscriptions, new advertisers, calls, comments and offers of help have been overwhelming, humbling, and have helped us along toward our goal for this month. It would be an…

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Westside All-District Football Players Selected

ALL-DISTRICT—Members of the Westside Rebels football team who were selected for 4-2A All-District honors for the 2023 season were (from left) Kyle Waln, Bowen Keylon, Justin Haltom, Trenton Jones, Cooper Hilton and Levi Gregory. Haltom and Waln were also selected for all state honorable mention honors, and Haltom was chosen as an alternate for the…

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Higby, Case Compete With ATU Anglers At Nationals

ATU News Bureau Six Arkansas Tech University Fishing Club members, including Mat Higby of Lamar and John Foster Case of Clarksville, competed at the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship at Lake Toho, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 11. The team finished 103rd among the 135-team field. Higby and Case brought eight bass…

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Westside Senior Boys Beat Danville Little Johns 41-35

The Westside senior boys basketball team defeated Danville, but lost to Mulberry last week. Danville The Rebels hosted Danville Monday, Nov. 20, and defeated the Little Johns 41-35. Drew Criss and Carson Hurst were the leading scorers for Westside with 12 points each. Mulberry Westside fell to the Mulberry Yellowjackets 54-45 at home Tuesday, Nov.…

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Clarksville Cross Country Competes At State Meet

The Clarksville High School cross country teams competed at the 4A State Meet at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs on Thursday, Nov. 2. The girls team placed 13th and the boys finished in 24th place. Photo: Clarksville Lady Panther cross country team members who received postseason honors include (from left) Paige Banning and Fabiola Roman,…

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Lady Panthers District Cross Country Runners-Up

Members of the Clarksville Lady Panthers cross country teams who competed in the 4A West District Meet included (from left) Desiree Lares, Diana Dominguez, Lillian Brott, Fabiola Roman, Paige Banning, Macy Weathers, Erin Laster, Eleanor Nybye, Megan Taylor, Emily Perez and Thee Win. The senior girls team was district runner-up, with Weathers, Roman and Banning…

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Warrior Seniors Honored At Senior Night Festivities

WARRIOR SENIORS who were honored as part of Senior Night festivities at Lamar on Friday, Oct. 27, included (from left) Phoenix Preece and Taylor Horn, managers; Blake Vick, Brayden Hyndmen, Bazzel Duke, Joe Hilton, Coach Josh Jones, Will Sanderson, Logan Kendrick, Jarrett Dalton, Gavyn Edwards, Lane Miller, Abe James and Noah Gleesing.  

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Siebenmorgen Passes For 3 TDS, 276 Yards, But Panthers Fall Short Against Farmington

The Clarksville Panthers hosted the Farmington Cardinals for homecoming on Friday, Oct. 13, and fell to the visitors 56-31. Senior Quarterback Luke Siebenmorgen completed 14 of 28 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns. On the receiving end of the scoring passes were Nathan Powell, Rhett Fultz and Talan Case. Powell, who also rushed for…

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Panther Cross Country Hosts Clarksville Invitational Meet

The Clarksville cross country teams hosted the Clarksville Invitational meet on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the CHS course. Macy Weathers placed second overall in the senior girls division with a time of 22:10.18 in the 5K. Other senior girls who placed included Erin Laster, 17th place, 26:35.81; and Megan Taylor, 31st place, 35:03.76. Senior boys…

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Warriors Open Season With Shutout Win Over Huntsville

The Lamar Warriors opened the 2023 season with a 35-0 shutout over the Huntsville Eagles in nonconference action Friday, Aug. 25. Lamar scored 14 points in the first quarter and added 21 points in the third quarter. With just over three minutes left in the opening quarter, Jarrett Dalton scored on a four-yard run. The…

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Herder And Mize Win Arkansas Youth Bass Hogs Championship

The Arkansas Youth Bass Hogs championship tournament was held Aug. 12 at Nimrod Lake with 21 teams competing. Winners were Xavier Herder (left) and Jeff Mize, boat captain, 14.75 pounds. Other results were Landon Rhine and Gabe Morrow, 14.50 pounds, second place; Draden Davidson and Revin Davidson, 13.53 pounds, third place; Luke Oliver and Ty…

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Area News

LMS ALE Program And Math Teachers Recognized At Capitol

  PROGRAM RECOGNIZED–Lamar Middle School alternative learning environment (ALE) and math teachers were recognized at the Arkansas Association of Alternative Education (AAAE) Leadership Day at the state Capitol on Feb. 13. It was the third consecutive year the Lamar program was recognized for high achievement on ACT Aspire math assessments. Attending the leadership day to…

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Marc Lawrence Resigns From Lamar School Board

In the Lamar School Board meeting on Feb. 12, Marc Lawrence presented a letter declaring his resignation. In his letter Lawrence states: “I would like to express in the most sincere way possible what an honor it is to serve and work with the amazing people of the Lamar School District. I ran for this…

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CCU Commission Votes To Negotiate For Suncloud, Despite Objections Of Manager

In their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 26, members of the Clarksville Connected Utilities Commission voted to authorize management to negotiate with the utility’s wholesale power provider in an effort to accommodate a solar energy project, despite the objections of General Manager Roger Brooks. Commissioners voted to direct Brooks and Utility Attorney Jason Carter to negotiate…

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Pearson Serves Meals To Residents For 12 Years

by Stephanie Baker Gay Pearson has served as dietary manager at Johnson County Health and Rehab for over 12 years. Pearson and her kitchen staff of 18 cook three meals a day for over 100 residents. The health of a resident declines rapidly if they are not well nourished, making Pearson job’s essential to the…

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Lamar School Board Hires Dr. Jones As Superintendent

The Lamar School Board met on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and after an executive session, unanimously voted to hire Dr. Clint Jones as the new superintendent effective July 2024. Jones released the following statement: “I am thrilled to be selected as the next superintendent of the Lamar School District.  It is an honor and a privilege…

Read More

Opinion: Public Notice 101- What is it and why is it important?

An often-misunderstood topic is that of public notice. What are public notices, you might ask?  Also referred to as “legals,” public notices are published notices required by law and used by governing and public bodies to inform the public about their activities. The types of entities which must publish legals include city and county governments,…

Read More

Clarksville Council Adjusts Street Budget To Fund Vision 21 Projects

by Janice Penix Adjustments to the city’s budget were approved by members of the Clarksville City Council during their monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 12, to fund remaining parks and recreation projects from the Vision 21 bond initiative. Mayor David Rieder said the five projects included in the Vision 21 Initiative have exceeded the budgeted estimates…

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Clarksville PHC Holds Baby Bottle Fundraiser

by Stephanie Baker The Clarksville Pregnancy Help Center (PHC) has been collecting donations from the community to fund the services it provides to women and unborn babies in need. In the first of its two annual fundraisers, the faith-based, pro-life organization distributed approximately 1,000 baby bottles throughout the community on Sanctity of Life Sunday, Jan.…

Read More

Opinion: A Big Thanks And A Little Housekeeping

We, at The Graphic, want to extend a heartfelt, “Thank you,” to everyone who has shown us support and given us feedback this past week. The donations, subscriptions, new advertisers, calls, comments and offers of help have been overwhelming, humbling, and have helped us along toward our goal for this month. It would be an…

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The Johnson County Graphic, 1877-2024?

No doubt you’re wondering why the front page was blank this week. It wasn’t a mistake. It was a demonstration to encourage the community to envision what it would be like if there was no longer a newspaper here to serve Johnson County. Without your help, that could soon become a reality. When we read…

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