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If an eighth grader ran for president…

Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by .

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As part of a unit on the presidential election, students in Larry Owens’ English/language arts class at Bridgeport Middle School devised their own platforms based on the issues they found pertinent. Here are a few of the topics some of the students addressed: Nathaniel Strother — “I would help provide teachers with better ideas on […]

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Blessed moments

Posted on 23. Oct, 2012 by .

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Wise County Special Needs Baseball volunteers are just as much the heart of the organization as its participants. The midweek edition of the Messenger, on stands tomorrow, features a story on the Jones family of Rhome. Parents Mark and Lori and their sons Brett, 17, and Ethan, 12, regularly volunteer — batting with players, holding their hands […]

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Prairie View Elementary educator named KLTY Teacher of the Month

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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Prairie View Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Samera Doroodchi was named the 94.9 KLTY CareNow Teacher of the Month. Today, she was recognized at Hawk Huddle, a morning school-wide assembly (Read more in the midweek edition of the Messenger). The segment of the phone call notifying Doroodchi of the recognition aired last Monday. Listen to it […]

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Oopsa Dazee and Okee Dokee’s debut

Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by .

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Tomorrow’s edition of the Messenger features a story on Carolyn Bassham and her son, Brian, making their debut as Oopsa Dazee and Okee Dokee the clowns. Brian graciously volunteered to join his mother, filling the void left by his dad Alvin, who passed away this summer. Carolyn and Alvin had clowned for 15 years since […]

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Lucky tweet

Posted on 18. Sep, 2012 by .

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The midweek edition of the Messenger features a story on Decatur’s Teela Watson, who won a trip to New York City for a live taping of “Anderson Live” last Thursday. Although the former McCarroll Middle School Assistant principal and Decatur ISD instructional technology coordinator was not able to talk about how social media and news […]

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First-day nightmare

Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by .

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Our family’s youngest started her schooling today at Paradise Elementary School. I texted my uncle in the morning to see how the morning had gone. “They almost didn’t get to go,” he said. He went on to elaborate on the havoc that was this morning at the Luevanos household. The family planned a late-summer vacation […]

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Because of you

Posted on 14. Aug, 2012 by .

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Here it is, folks. Your feedback at work. In a blog post in June, I reached out to our readers to get a feel for the need for a grief support group. Your overwhelming response got the wheels turning, and it seems they’re going at full speed with the establishing of such a group. Its […]

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Small town charm

Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by .

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At a meeting last week, the Paradise School Board voted to extend a contract with their current provider for lawn maintenance. This was despite being presented with a bid for $2,800 less. Councilwoman Carrie Preather said: “I don’t see the need to switch when we haven’t had a problem. I don’t think there’s a big […]

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Helping Aaron

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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A benefit account for Bridgeport native Aaron Logan, 29, has been set up at First Financial Banks. Donations can be made at branches of the institution in Bridgeport, Boyd and Decatur. Logan remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Medical Center of Plano following a four-vehicle accident on U.S. 380, west of Denton June 30. […]

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