Month: November 2012

November Board Meeting

The Smackover School Board met in regular session on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.  Highlights from the meeting include:

  • Recognized retiring board members, Sue Nash, Lawrence Bearden, and Tim Jones, with a plaque for their years of service to the district
  • Appointed Vicky Brant to fill the vacant Zone 7 position until the next school election held in September, 2013.
  • Drew for terms for each zone:
Zone Board Member Length of Term
1 Don Thomas 1 year term
2 Joe Bates 5 year term
3 Lynn Kennedy 2 year term
4 Jerry Hegwood 4 year term
5 Chris Long 5 year term
6 Tommy Norrell 3 year term
7 Vicky Brant 4 year term
  • Listened to a salary proposal presented by Jason Arrington, spokesperson for the Licensed Personnel Policy Committee.  The board agreed to table this until the December board meeting for further data comparisons.
  • Approved a one-time non-recurring salary payment for licensed staff.
  • Approved resolutions regarding High Stakes Testing and Sequestration of Federal Funds.

Smackover Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The annual Smackover Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 7th, at 5 pm.

Trophies will be awarded to winners along with a cash prize for the 1st place float.

There is no entry fee.

Meet at the parking lot of the First Baptist Church on 7th Street at 4:30 pm.

Following the parade will be the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the tree, and the lighting of Eddie’s Cross.

For more information, contact the Smackover Chamber of Commerce at 944-0221 or 725-3521.

Tom Turkey Visits Preschool

Mrs. Janda Darden and her husband, Dusty, brought their tame turkey, Tom, to visit the children at the preschool last week.

Tom is not quite two years old.  Mrs. Janda assured us that Tom is loved like a pet and will NOT be a part of the Thanksgiving meal!

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Winter Water Land

Are you looking for something for your children to do over Christmas break?

HealthWorks Fitness Center’s Aquatic Department will be presenting Winter Water Land on December 26 and January 2 from 1 pm to 4 pm.

This event is free to the public and is intended to promote water safety and awareness.

Children will be able to participate in:

  • Water Safety Clinics
  • Learn to Swim Groups
  • Fun Swim Time
  • Explore Exhibits
  • Guest Speakers and Swimmers

For more information, click on the link below or contact Laura LaVeer-Taylor at 870-862-5442 ext 40 or ext 13.

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