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Pinkston Robotics shines at Western Edge Open First LEGO League Competition

Pinkston Robotics, from Pinkston Middle School in Mountain Home, Arkansas, recently returned from Long Beach, California, where they competed in the Western Edge Open First LEGO League competition from May 31 - June 2, 2024.  Pinkston Robotics is composed of seventh graders Bray-Lynn Hopper, and Brooks Barber; alongside sixth graders Abigail Hale, Ava Allen, and…

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‘This was not a legitimate investigation’: School Board sued over FOIA violations after warning from county prosecutor

The Mountain Home Public School Board has been sued by Melissa Klinger of Mountain Home Watchdogs for failing to follow the open-meeting provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act during 2023’s special election over a proposed millage increase. During the 2023 election, text messages between former Mountain Home Superintendent Dr. Jake Long and members…

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Mountain Home NJROTC Cadets headed to Naval Academy for Summer programs

Five cadets from Mountain Home Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland to spend a week at either the Summer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Camp or Summer Seminar.  Cadet Commander Ethan Darracq, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Tyler Webb,…

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Prosecuting Attorney issues warning to MHPS’ School Board after investigating secret text group uncovered in millage election

After a year of relative silence on the issue, Baxter County Prosecuting Attorney David Ethredge has finally weighed in on the secret text group created by former Mountain Home Public School Superintendent Dr. Jake Long to circumvent the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act with members of the school board by issuing an official warning letter…

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Live, Laugh, Lemon! MHHS students squeeze some fun into graduation day

Confetti, backflips, fireworks, and lemons? Those four words sum up some of the biggest moments in Mountain Home High School's Class of 2024’s commencement ceremony at Bomber Stadium Friday evening. Parents poured into the stadium’s bleachers as students high-fived and hugged out their last moments together as a class before walking, or in some cases…

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Local pilots launch graduates to fly from Bomberland

Awarded by the Leading Edge Aviation Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity organized by local pilots to bring aviation opportunities to Mountain Home, two graduating students accepted scholarships to study for aerospace industry careers, although with different long-term objectives.   Accepting the Foundation's Jay Chafin State Farm Aviation scholarship for $2,000 was Emalyn Stephens, who plans to…

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Mountain Home Kindergarten students get messy with cool frog dissection kits

Parents in Mrs. Kylie Almond’s Mountain Home Kindergarten class have a fun weekend in store for them after students in her enrichment got the chance to dissect a synthetic bullfrog during a special school board meeting to show off the district’s STEM programs. Gelatine was smeared and scrapped across desks as Mrs. Almond’s students dug…

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