Springdale

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Downtown Springdale Alliance, with support from the Tyson Family Foundation, is collaborating with curator Dayton Castleman to activate the windows at the old Famous Hardware building on Emma Ave. The exhibition series highlights work by different artists each quarter.

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A Springdale teacher has resigned after administrators were made aware of a video in which the teacher berates a student for acting like Marshallese students because he doesn't look the teacher in the face when the teacher is speaking. The district spokesman issued a statement saying the comments don't reflect the district's values. Marshallese advocates say the video indicates teachers need more cultural training.

 

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During the COVID shutdown, the Jones Center in Springdale has had a chance to update some of it's amenities inside the main building. Now, with a design excellence grant from the Walton Family Foundation, they are looking to the Community for input on how to "reimagine" it's 52 acre campus. Pete speaks with Kelly Kemp-McClintock on what they hope for the next 25 years of the Jones Center.

Shiloh Museum Event Highlights Ozark Folk Artist

Jan 11, 2021
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The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is hosting its monthly Shiloh Saturday Series event this weekend. Saturday's virtual program will focus on Essie Ward, a folk artist often referred to as “Grandma Moses of the Ozarks.”

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Governor Asa Hutchinson was in Springdale Wednesday morning to meet with regional city and county officials, school administrators and business community leaders. The governor also made stops in Benton and Jonesboro this week ahead of an address to Arkansans this evening at 7 p.m. A group of unmasked protesters stood outside the Jones Center to express their opposition to state mandates.

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The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center opens to the public Dec. 11. The grand opening Dec. 10 will be livestreamed on Facebook. The new center features exhibits, indoor classrooms, an indoor archery and airgun range, pavilions, trails and 25 acres of restored prairie.

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Some two dozen George's poultry workers staged a walkout Tuesday morning in Springdale to protest a management decision to stop staggering shifts so that workers were not packed into a hallway as they were clocking in and out. That protocol was put into place as a COVID-19 pandemic precaution. Venceremos, an Arkansas workers’ justice organization, helped facilitate the protest and was on hand to support workers.

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Two days before the Thanksgiving holiday, the superintendent of the Springdale School District announced all schools would be pivoting to remote learning until Dec. 7. Superintendent Jarred Cleveland said there were too many staff who had tested positive for COVID-19 or had to be quarantined due to possible exposure that they weren't sure there would be enough substitute teachers to fill those roles for a number of days.

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As city and county governments across Arkansas receive reimbursements from the state's allotment of CARES Act funding, Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse explains what the city will do with its nearly $2.9 million share. He says a discussion about purchasing a firing range for the police department got incorrectly mixed up with a discussion about the federal funds.

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The Walton Family Foundation's Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program has provided grants to three projects this autumn in Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville. Foundation leaders say public space design is a matter of importance now and for the post-pandemic future.

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