MHPS Superintendent to host Walk-In Wednesday to discuss dress code, calendars

Dr. Jake Long, Superintendent of Mountain Home Public Schools, will host a Walk-In Wednesday event from 7:30 a.m.-noon at the district’s administration building.

Long will be available throughout the morning to discuss the district’s current dress code and would like to hear feedback from parents and community members about their views on school-appropriate dress.

“When school started this year, our dress code was a hot topic among students, parents, and on social media,” Long said. “I want to get a good idea of what parents and community members think about our dress code. We will use the information I get from the Walk-In Wednesday conversations to create a community-wide dress code survey. We always want to improve the school experience for students and parents, and we also want to make sure we’re teaching students how to be college and career ready, so I think it’s important to find out what people think is important in relation to dress code.”

Long said he is also interested in hearing feedback about school calendar options for the future.

“There are lots of views about what type of calendar is best for students, and I want to hear what parents and community members think about that,” he said.

The district’s administration building is located at 2465 Rodeo Drive. For more information about Walk-In Wednesday, call 425-1201.

Cotter Booster Club to host fundraiser

The Cotter Warrior Booster Club host its inaugural Cornhole Tournament and Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cotter School Cafeteria.

Registration is $20 per team or $10 per individual. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and bags fly at 10.

The Cotter Warrior Booster Club supports all K-12 student organizations from athletics to band to academic clubs and more. It also provides $2,000 in college scholarships annually.

Youth center to host Halloween dance

The Mountain Home Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Halloween Dance from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the L. C. Sammons Youth Center in Cooper Park. The event is open to  youth in the Kindergarten, first or second grade and parents/guardians must be present.

Cost is $3 per person for youth center members and $5 per person for non-members.

The evening will be packed with fun, including approved music and lighting provided by youth center staff, costume dance contests, door prizes, free snacks and punch.

The Event will be chaperoned by MHP&R Staff and community volunteers. 

The L.C. Sammons Youth Center will be closed to youth activities due to preparation for the Halloween Dance.

For more information, please contact the L.C. Sammons Youth Center at (870) 424-7275.

Friends of the Marion County Library to host ‘Book Blowout’

The Friends of the Marion County Library are hosting a gigantic ‘Book Blowout’ on Oct. 3-4 at The Marion County Library in Yellville.

Both days, a brown bag filled with as many books that can fit will cost only $2! Books of all kinds and genres, hardbacks and paperbacks will be offered for $2 a bag. This will be a great opportunity to restock your shelves for the long winter ahead.

Hours for the ‘Book Blowout’ are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on each day. The Marion County Library is at 308 W Old Main in Yellville. For information, call (870) 449-6015.

Post 3246 to host dance featuring Jerry Hopper Band

The Mountain Home VFW Post 3246 will host it’s September Dance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Entertainment will be provided by the Jerry Hopper Band and admission is $5 per person.

The kitchen will be open until 8 p.m. and the canteen will be open for purchase of drinks to those ages 21 and over.

The VFW Post 3246 is located at 214 W 7th St. in Mountain Home.

— Submitted Reports

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