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Parade, stump talks are picnic highlights

Julie Stallings, 4, of Rector, enjoys a funnel cake Monday at the 73rd Annual Rector Labor Day Picnic.

Christi Crawford | The Sun

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
RECTOR — While people all over the country celebrate Labor Day with cookouts and one last splash in the pool, Rector has hosted a picnic and parade at the close of the past 73 summers . . . more »


Weiner Elementary now Cardinal Creativity College

Marian Rhoades, a first grader at Weiner Elementary, discusses her drawing of the rule "be kind" during a Wednesday class discussion on good rules. The school has implemented a daily "Faces of Creativity" lesson to introduce students to individuals who impacted the world along with a quote from each person.

Sarah Morris | The Sun

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
WEINER — Sydney Dale, 11, was so excited to be back at Weiner Elementary she didn't make a big deal about returning to school from summer break like she normally would.
The sixth grader credits her . . . more »


Bay students introduced to 3D printing

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
BAY — Two weeks ago marked the first time Monica Sandy, 16, had seen a 3D printer at a public high school.
"To see it at a 1A school, you are like, 'What?'" said Monica, a junior at Bay High School. "It . . . more »


Sales tax revenue declines

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Local sales tax revenue has been up and down in August since at least 2004.
This year, the countywide sales tax is down by 2.8 percent after it was up by more than 7 percent in 2013. Only 2010 . . . more »


Meeting to discuss new teacher insurance plans

By Sunshine Crump, Sun Staff Writer, crump@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Jonesboro Public Schools Superintendent Kim Wilbanks is offering an informational presentation Tuesday for area school employees with questions about the newly offered insurance . . . more »


JETS service to NEA Baptist begins Tuesday

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Public transit for northeastern Jonesboro officially begins Tuesday, Steve Ewart, coordinator of Jonesboro Economical Transportation System, announced Friday.
The system provided trial . . . more »


Game and Fish fines spent for county program

By Christi Crawford, Sun Staff Writer, ccrawford@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Money collected from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission game law convictions is earmarked for educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation — but is left up to each . . . more »


Entertainment announced for NEA District Fair

By KELLIE COBB, Sun Staff Writer, kb@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A former Nickelodeon star and the son of a legendary country musician will be among those performing at the 2014 Northeast Arkansas District Fair.
The fair will be Sept. 15-20 at the fairgrounds, . . . more »


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Lindquist to present public gallery talk

JONESBORO — Evan Lindquist, Arkansas' first artist laureate, will present a public talk in the Bradbury Gallery at 5:30 p.m. The gallery talk is held in conjunction with the exhibition "Legacy," which features recent prints by Lindquist. The exhibition is a tribute to this emeritus professor from the A-State Department of Art. . . . more »


Special needs scholarship auditions scheduled

JONESBORO — The Treble Clef Music Club will hold auditions for special needs scholarships at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the special ministries room at Central Baptist Church, 3707 Harrisburg Road. All interested vocalists and instrumentalists are welcomed to audition. Those applying for an instrumental scholarship should already know how to play their chosen instrument. . . . more »


Library to offer autumn story times

JONESBORO — Fall story times will begin Sept. 8 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »