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Barnhouse joins research alliance

Bryan Barnhouse recently joined Arkansas Research Alliance as vice president. Barnhouse will be based in Little Rock and will initially focus on the growing partnership between ARA and the National Center for Toxicological Research at Jefferson.

UAM forestry students study restoration efforts

Thirteen forestry and natural resource students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently spent two weeks traveling the state and region to learn more about efforts to restore endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Indiana bat, and the speckled pocketbook mussel.

L.L. Owen’s top 3rd grade readers

​L. L. Owen Elementary School in the Watson Chapel School District celebrated their highest achieving readers May 24. These students each accumulated more than 100 Accelerated Reader points. The third grade winners were, from left, Cameron Farris, Joseph Dockett, Joseph McClain and Aniyah Alexander. Joseph Dockett won an iPad and the others received gift cards for their hard work. Special to The Commercial

Top 2nd grade readers at L.L. Owen

L. L. Owen Elementary School in the Watson Chapel School District honored the highest achieving readers in the second grade May 24. These students each accumulated more than 100 Accelerated Reader points. Winners, from left, were ​Michael Smith, Sasha Walker, Dillon Frye and Ryon Graydon. Michael won an iPad and the others received gift cards. Special to The Commercial