"Like a good neighbor," Jim Bob Hambleton with State Farm Insurance in Ashdown showed his support of the Ashdown School District by sponsoring magnet-backed schedules of 2014-15 school events in the district. Over 1700 magnets were distributed to every student and employee in the district, thanks to Hambleton and media production company Five Star Sports, which also has an Ashdown connection. Hometown boy and Ashdown alumnus Dickie Johnson is Senior Vice-president of Recruitment and Public Relations for Five Star Sports, based in Fayetteville.
Ken Cowling of Cowling Title Company also provided the same service for the Foreman School District's students and employees.
Pictured are Ashdown School Superintendent Jason Sanders (left) and State Farm agent Jim Bob Hambleton. Ashdown School District expresses thanks to Jim Bob and appreciates all of its many community supporters. As Superintendent Sanders says, "We are stronger together than we are apart."
Jacey Dupree, a sixth grade student at Ashdown Junior High School, created the winning design for the 2014 Komen Texarkana Kids for the Cure t-shirt contest, announced Christy Walls, committee member for the kids division of the Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure.
Dupree's design was selected from 375 entries for the contest and will now be printed on over 800 t-shirts as the official 2014 Texarkana Kids for the Cure logo. Jacey entered her design idea last spring when she was a fifth grade student in Mrs. Carolyn Henderson's art class and was surprised with an announcement presentation in the AJHS cafeteria on Thursday, Aug. 18, during sixth grade lunch period.
As the design winner, Jacey was presented with the first official t-shirt printed with her design, her original entry framed for hanging, and a prize package of goodies. All of the sixth grade class also enjoyed pink cookies, provided by the school principal Mr. James Jones and his Leadership Team.
Jacey will be invited to share the race platform during the 2014 Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure on October 18 at the Four States Fairgrounds. Last year over 7200 participants, including 584 kids, walked, ran, or pushed strollers to raise awareness for finding a cure for breast cancer. This year any child age 2-12 who registers to participate will be given one of the t-shirts with Jacey's design.
Any individual or team who wishes to participate in the Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure may go online at www.komentexarkana.org
, click "Komen Race for the Cure" and register. The Texarkana committee for the event will also be set up for registration at Central Mall beginning September 29.