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Westerman fills out staff

WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has filled out his Congressional staff on Thursday, announcing seven new hires who will work out of district offices in Arkansas.

AETN seeks student film entries

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten- through 12th-grade students.

Sports

Bulldogs jump on Dragons, roll to win

WHITE HALL — After a hard-fought, comeback win over Hamburg on Friday night, White Hall coach Marc Stringer was concerned about how his team would start off against DeWitt on Saturday.

Blossoms enter break on winning note

MONTICELLO — The Arkansas-Monticello women’s basketball team closed out the 2014 portion of its schedule with a 73-62 win over Philander Smith at home on Saturday afternoon.

Accent

Mother afraid for son’s texting and driving

Q. My 17-year-old son texts while he is driving. I’ve asked him to stop several times, but he says he’s a good driver and nothing will happen to him. I’m really frightened, especially with the holiday traffic. Could you please explain why so many young people don’t think it’s a problem?

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