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Taylor announces January honorees

G.R. Taylor Elementary School in the White Hall School District has named its Students of the Month for January. They are first row, Lylla Gatesman, Elizabeth Gammill, Laythen Hartsfield; second row, Trey Booker, Alice Huo, Nour Nimer, Anna Akines, Harleigh Jo Bean; third row: Liam Andersen, Jase Malone, Daisy Zhu, Jailin Rice, Landon Garrick; back row, Ben Redix, Dakota Yeager; and not pictured, Bethany Roper. (Special to The Commercial)

Election commission to meet for special election

The Jefferson County Board of Election Commissioners will meet for the White Hall School District special election on Tuesday, Feb. 9, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Election Center for the purpose of monitoring the election, announcing unofficial results for early voting, absentee voting, election results after 7:30 p.m. and any other business that may come before the board.

Dads and kids

Pictured are, top left: Darius Culclager and Nikiyah Culclager; top right: Barry Williams and Makiyah Williams; bottom left: Paul Johnson and Moriyah Collins; bottom right: Ronald Edwards and Ai’Saya Bell. 34th Avenue Elementary fathers attended lunch with their children on Oct. 29, 2015, during Drug Awareness Week. Fathers are invited to contribute their time on Friday, Feb. 26, for a schoolwide Read Quest. This day will be filled with reading, door prizes, music and refreshments. (Special to The Commercial)

Terri Smith to represent UAM, Arkansas at National Science Teachers Association meeting

MONTICELLO, AR — Terri Smith, a science specialist for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is one of two Arkansans selected to represent the Arkansas Science Teachers Association at the National Science Teachers Association District Retreat March 31 through April 3 in Nashville, Tennessee.