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Eighth Graders Graduate at DeKalb West School

May 23, 2014
by: 
Bill Conger
Hannah Evans, Brady Driver, Breanna Gibson, and Ethan Martin. Classmates chose the students for this year's Citizenship awards
Jacob Frazier, Breanna Gibson, and A.J. Mofield were recognized for scoring over 1,000 Accelerated Reader points in their career at DWS.
Noelle Driver and Jacob Frazier won the Perfect Attendance awards for not missing a day of school their 8th grade year.
Top Academic Award winners in the 8th grade graduating class: Jacob Frazier, Ethan Martin, Hannah Evans, Jaimie Alexander, and Breanna Gibson.
Cody Hale won the Mrs. Georgia Young award in honor of the late cafeteria manager

Forty-seven more 8th grade students are headed to DeKalb County High School after today’s (May 23) graduation from DeKalb West School.

Top academic awards were handed out to the following students: Ethan Martin and Hannah Evans for Literature; Breanna Gibson and Jaimie Alexander, English; Jacob Frazier and Jaimie Alexander, Math; Gibson and Alexander, Science and Social Studies.

Classmates named Breanna Gibson and Ethan Martin for Citizenship awards in Linda Knight-Gatlin’s room and in Cynthia Preston’s room, students chose Hannah Evans and Brady Driver. Noelle Driver and Jacob Frazier received the Perfect Attendance honors for not missing a single day of school. Cody Hale was presented with the Mrs. Georgia Young Award in honor of the late cafeteria manager.

Librarian Amanda Mullinax recognized Jacob Frazier, Breanna Gibson, and A.J. Mofield for scoring over 1,000 Accelerated Reader points in their career at DWS.

School Counselor Bill Conger gave certificates to Junior Beta students who had served the community, church, and school over the last year. Jaimie Alexander totaled 37.5 hours, Paxton Butler, 9 hours; Noelle Driver, 40.5 hours; Hannah Evans, 32 hours; Jacob Frazier, 7 hours; Breanna Gibson 21 hours; new inductee Candice Lyle with 3.5; Ethan Martin, 51 hours; A.J. Mofield, 4.5 hours and Samantha Street, 25 hours.

The following 8th graders graduated: Jaimie Alexander, Dylan Atkinson, Mark Baugus, Jose Beckham, Savannah Belcher, Tyler Brock, Paxton Butler, Carrigan Chapman, Travis Checchi, Lindsey Cooper, Ean Cryer, Ethan Dies, Damion Dishman, William Dowling, Brady Driver, Noelle Driver, Hannah Evans, Austin Farley, Hunter Faulk, Cristian Ferrell, Jacob Frazier, Kim Garner, Breanna Gibson, Emily Glass, Cody Hale, Chris Hobbs, Kenzie Knowles, Candice Lyle, Mark Mace, Tanner Malone, Jared Marler, Ethan Martin, A.J. Mofield, Cassidy Montgomery, Caitlynn Nickell, Dalton Norrod, Brandon O’Neal, Jasmine Parker, Jesse Smith, Nick Staley, Samantha Street, Dusten Sutherland, Chrissy Taylor, Austin Tomlin, Caitlin Tyree, Devin Vanatta, and Kyleigh White.

DeKalb 4-H High School Wildlife Judging team Winners Awarded

May 23, 2014
by: 
Dr. April Martin
Senior 4-H Wildlife Judging Team Members
Regional Wildlife Judging Team Members

What wildlife species are predominant in Tennessee? How do you do a wildlife management plan for a landowner? How do you tell the difference between a barred owl and a great horned owl? These and many other questions were knowledge areas that DeKalb County 4-H members have been studying since October leading up to the regional contest.

The DeKalb County 4-H High School Wildlife Judging team recently placed 4th at the regional contest held at the Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro. They will be advancing to the state contest in June. Team members included: James Mathis, Wyatt Martin, Lydia Trail, Caitlyn Lawrence, and Eli Oliver.

The Junior High team members included Shelby Sprague and Kayla Belk.
The Junior team member included Lily Martin who placed 9th highest individual in the contest.

Congratulations to these 4-H members! 4-H judging teams teach decision making, teamwork, and communication skills in many areas including wildlife, consumer education, dairy products, livestock, poultry, meat identification, and outdoor meat cookery.
The University of Tennessee Extension offers all its’ programs to all people.

For attached Senior High picture caption:
DeKalb County Senior 4-H Wildlife Judging Team Members (left to right): Caitlyn Lawrence, Eli Oliver, James Mathis, Lydia Trail and Wyatt Martin (photo by April Martin)

For attached wildlife regional teams picture caption:
DeKalb County 4-Her participating in the Regional Wildlife judging competition (left to right): Caitlyn Lawrence, Kayla Belk, Eli Oliver, Shelby Sprague, James Mathis, Lily Martin, Wyatt Martin, and Lydia Trail (photo by April Martin).

DeKalb Jobless Rate Falls to 5.7%, Local Industry Seeks "Temp to Hire" Workers

May 23, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page

DeKalb County's Unemployment Rate dropped to 5.7% in April, down from 6.7% in March and well below the rate of 8.5% in April, 2013.

The news comes as Shiroki North America in Smithville seeks "Temp to Hire" workers. In an advertisement on WJLE, HG Staffing is announcing "Immediate Openings at Shiroki North America in Smithville. All positions are "Temp to Hire". Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, pass a drug screen and a background check. Persons may apply in person at Shiroki in Smithville Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or in McMinnville Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For more information call 931-474-1300.

The local Labor Force for April was 9,050. A total of 8,530 were employed and 520 were without work.

DeKalb County's Jobless Rate for April was fifth lowest in the fourteen county Upper Cumberland region.

Here's how they rank from highest to lowest:

Pickett: 9.7%
Van Buren: 8.6%
Clay: 8%
White: 7.6%
Cumberland: 6.9%
Jackson: 6.7%
Fentress: 6.7%
Warren: 6.4%
Overton: 6.2%
DeKalb: 5.7%
Putnam: 5.5%
Smith: 4.9%
Macon: 4.9%
Cannon:4.8%

County unemployment rates for April 2014 show the rate decreased in all 95 counties.

Davidson and Knox counties had the state’s lowest major metropolitan rates in April, both at 4.7 percent. Davidson was down from 5.5 percent in March and Knox was down from 5.6 percent. The Hamilton County April rate was 5.6 percent, down from 6.7 percent in March. Shelby County was 7.1 percent in April, down from 8.4 percent in March. Both Tennessee and the U.S. had April unemployment rates of 6.3 percent, and both were down from 6.7 percent in March.

The state and national unemployment rates are seasonally adjusted while the county unemployment rates are not. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique that eliminates the influences of weather, holidays, the opening and closing of schools, and other recurring seasonal events from economic time series.

DCHS Graduation Tonight

May 23, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Dr. Hugh Don Cripps
Kelsey Evins
Jordan Wilkins

DeKalb County High School has set graduation for Friday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. on the high school football field.

Dr. Hugh Don Cripps will be the guest speaker. Dr. Cripps was President of the Class of 1964 at DCHS.

The commencement program will also feature the presentation of the White Rose and Citizenship Awards to members of the Class, a performance by the DCHS Chorus, and remarks by the Class Valedictorian Kelsey Evins and Class President Jordan Wilkins. Honor students will also be recognized including those who have earned top rank, honors, and distinction status. The DCHS band will perform the processional and recessional. Principal Patrick Cripps will make brief comments and present the class to Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, who will then award diplomas to the graduates as their names are called.

A total of 169 students make up the Class of 2014 at DCHS including the following.

(CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW PHOTOS OF GRADUATES. BE SURE TO CLICK EACH PICTURE TO OBTAIN A LARGER VIEW OF THE GRADUATE AND TO READ HIS OR HER NAME)
http://www.wjle.com/graduation-2014

Marisol Acuna, Salma Yvette Acuna, Annatasia D. Alexander, Jorge Luis Alvarez-Tinajero, Elisha Brooke Anderson, Jordan Eugene Angle, Peter Zechariah Antoniak, Julia Carolina Armendariz, Courtney McKenzie Avera,

Karem Sylvana Bain, Brayde Magallester Baker, Hannah Michelle Ball, Zachary Bandy, Ashley Michelle Barnes, Brandon Cole Barnes, Charles Hudson Beltz, Dean Andrew Betsworth, Dustin Hunter Billings, Chelsey Michelle Brannon, Erika Nichole Brown,

Christopher Thomas Caldwell, Courtney Nicole Caldwell, Hannah Grace Cantrell, James Robert Cantrell, Taneah Brooke Cantrell, Taylor Brook Cantrell, Kayna Elizabeth Caplinger, Jacqueline Danielle Ruth Chastain, Nathaniel Andrew Chastain, Rachel Nicola Checchi, Morgan Shenee Clark, Tiffany Ann Collier, Dillon Michael Colwell, Lauren Elizabeth Colwell, Austin Taylor Cook, Kayla Grace Cook, Alexis Cintara Cornelius, Juan Rodrigo Cuellar, Chelsie Loraine Cunningham, Briana Nicole Cutliff,

Joshua Philip Davidson, Jenice D. Davis, Makala Jaye Dawson, William Gatlin Dougherty, Joe Delmer Driver, Bryan Christopher Duncan,

Hunter Lee Eckert, Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, Katlin Alli Emme, Kelsey Elizabeth Evins,

Joseph Bradley Faulk, Darian Cheyene Ferrell, Dustan Lee Ferrell, Kalab Anthony Ferrell, Travis Dale Ferrell, Austin Tyler Frazier, Shannon Randall Freeman, Corey Blaine Frye,

Thomas Dustin Garrett, Michelle Gay, Hannah Rebekah Gaylord, Seth Joseph Gerringer, Conner Anne Giddens, Eli Cody Gill, Kelsi Nichole Glenn, Cody Daniel Gooch, Thomas I. Graham, Haley Jada Gray, Christianna Faith Grubb, Ricky Wilson "Trey" Guinn, Geovani Guadalupe Guzman Godinez,

Deana Marie Hale, Kaylee Megan Hale, Anthony J. Hamlet, Michael Cody Harrell, Cody Wayne Hattaway, Megan Nicole Hawker, Ashley Caitlin Hershman, Kayla Lynn Hogue, Chase Ramsey Hoke, Sarah Elizabeth Hunt,

Christopher Lewis Jablonski, Zachary Bly Jerrells, Daniel Lynn Johnson, Magan Jewell Johnson, Nicholas Wade Johnson, Kaitlynn Jones, Ethan Curtis Judkins,

Tyler Blane Keen, Lukas Phillip Knowles,

Cayton Lance, Matthew Charles Lane, Elizabeth Catherine Lasser, Haley Rachea Lawson, Steven Jay Laxton, Lauren Alexandrea Lewis, Nicholas Cade Linder, Eli Nathanial Lomas, Tiffany Amber Ludwig,

Kelsey Ann MacDonald, Elizabeth Jane Mason, Tayza Cristina Matthews, Lauren Ashley Medlin, Brittany Leisha Merriman, James Joseph Messina, Anthony Mofield, Tyler Ryne Monette, Caleb Joshua Moore, Jacob William Moore, Mickael Flyn Mosley,

Chancy Newsom, Megan Nicole Nichols, Alivia Jade Nokes,

Ashley Nichole Pack, Steven Allen Page, David Ross Parker, John Hunter Parkhurst, Brandon Fransisco Pilcher, Thomas Franklin Pollard, McKenzie Brooke Poteete,

Victoria Ann Redmon, Danielle Taylor Reed, Laura Lynn Reed, Cameron Allen Rhea, Courtney Leigh Rice, Emma Katherine Rigsby, Jody Dayzion Ringo, Austin Rochefort, Ethan Lyn Roller, George Eugene Roller, Victor John Roller, Jr., Joshua Lynn Rushing,

Carlos Alfonso Serna, Roger David Sharp, III, Samantha Renee Sircy, Emily Anne Snow, Zack Snyder, Bryan Ezequiel Sosa Morales, Patrick Bailey Spare, Zachary Dominic Sparks, Cheyenne Delores Stacy, Mallory Elizabeth Sullivan, Devin James Cobb Summers,

Allison Renee Taylor, Jordan Chase Taylor, Kristen Nicole Taylor, Shauna Faith Taylor, Andrew McilWain Thomas, Rebecca Nathallia Hope Thomas, Kalynn Michelle Thompson, Krysta Renee Thompson, Jordan Alexander Turner, Danielle Franseen Tyson,

Eloy Nehemias Velazquez, Crystal Page Vickers,

Dakota Esbie Waggoner, Xena J.B. Walker, Katelyn Michelle Walz, Evan Gregory Ward, Waylon John West, Kayla Ashley Wheeler, Brittany Nicole Wilkerson, Jordan Allen Wilkins, Jessica Marie Williams, Matthew Dillon Williams, Skylar Paige Winningham, Justin Brady Wiser,

Dylan Howard Young and Taylor Brook Youngblood.

Edgar Evins State Park Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

May 22, 2014
Edgar Evins State Park Celebrates Grand Re-Opening
New Campsite at Edgar Evins State Park

Edgar Evins State Park celebrated a grand re-opening of its 60-site campground on Wednesday, May 21 with state and local representatives. Most of the 60 sites received upgrades from 30 amp to 50 amp electrical service. In addition, the platform-type sites of steel and concrete were inspected and any potential structural degradation issues were repaired.

The renovation project also included the extension of the length of several sites to accommodate larger RVs. Situated around the slopes of Center Hill Lake, many of the sites have lake views.

Edgar Evins State Park is located on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the steep, hilly Eastern Highland Rim. The 6,000-acre park provides many recreational opportunities and accommodations on one of the most beautiful reservoirs in Tennessee. In addition to campsites, Edgar Evins State Park has 34 split level cabin suites, including ADA accessible and pet friendly units.

Reservations can be made by contacting the park at 931-858-2114 or online at https://tnstateparks.itinio.com/edgar-evins.

(ABOVE PHOTO: (left to right): Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce Director Suzanne Williams, King Construction Company’s Adam Hall, TDEC Deputy General Counsel Jenny Howard, TDEC Legislative Liaison Ryan Swindell, TN State Parks Senior Advisor Anne Marshall, Edgar Evins State Park Manager Carl Halfacre, Upland Design Group’s Derrick Clemow, TN State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, Friends of Edgar Evins President Fount Bertram, Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill, Upland Design Group Project Manager Scott Nicholson, TN State Sen. Mae Beavers, Edgar Evins Facilities Supervisor Jason Cross, East TN Park Area Manager Robin Wooten, TN State Parks Facilities Management Director David Benton, Edgar Evins’ Leona Bain, King Construction Company’s Tobin Stevens, Edgar Evins’ Charles Rodgers and King Construction Company’s Brian King.

Essay Winners Recognized at DeKalb West DARE Graduation

May 22, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
DARE Essay Winners Jordan Crook and Riley Overstreet
Tish Summers presents check to DARE Essay winner Jordan Crook

Fifth graders at DeKalb West School received pins and certificates during the annual DARE graduation ceremony held Thursday.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was conducted by DARE Instructor and Chief Deputy Don Adamson of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Each student prepares an essay during the course and those with the best essays from each class are recognized and awarded. This year's essay winners at DeKalb West School are Jordan Crook and Riley Overstreet . The fifth grade teachers are Jeana Caplinger and Nadina Manganiello.

Crook was the over-all winner and he read his essay during Thursday's program. In addition to the award, prizes, and recognition, Crook gets to keep "Daren the Lion" the DARE Mascot and he received a $50 check from Judge Bratten Cook II, presented in his absence by Tish Summers.

In addition to Sheriff Patrick Ray and Chief Deputy Adamson, others on hand for the ceremony were DeKalb West School Principal Danny Parkerson, Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack, Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen and employees of the Sheriff's Department

NRCS Starts Signup for Agricultural Lands and Wetland Conservation Easements

May 22, 2014

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is now accepting applications for its new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). Up to $366 million is available nationwide for the purchase of conservation easements on eligible agricultural lands and wetlands.

“This is an exciting new opportunity for even more people to get involved in conserving natural resources,” said Tennessee State Conservationist Kevin Brown. “We encourage state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and private landowners to contact their local NRCS office to find out how to apply.”

The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill, funds easements for agricultural lands and wetland reserves. Approved agricultural easements would prevent productive working lands from being converted to non-agricultural uses and maximize protection of land devoted to food production. Cropland, rangeland, grassland, pastureland and nonindustrial private forestland are eligible.
Wetland reserve easements would restore and enhance wetlands and improve habitat. Eligible lands include farmed or converted wetlands that can be successfully and cost-effectively restored.

Applications are currently being accepted for wetlands reserve easements and will be rated according to the easement’s potential for protecting and enhancing habitat for migratory birds, fish and other wildlife.

Applications must be submitted to Tennessee NRCS by June 6, 2014. Applications are available at local USDA Service Center and at www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted

Agreements will be evaluated starting in late August. The ACEP combines NRCS’ former Farm and Ranch Lands Protection, Grassland Reserve and Wetlands Reserve programs. Learn more about ACEP and other Farm Bill programs at www.nrcs.usda.gov/farmbill.

To get started with NRCS, visit your local USDA Service Center or www.nrcs.usda.gov/GetStarted.
Learn more about the Farm Bill at www.nrcs.usda.gov/FarmBill.

DARE Graduation Held at Northside Elementary School

May 21, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Tish Summers, Chief Deputy Don Adamson, DARE Essay winner Mallori Hart, Sheriff Patrick Ray
DARE Class Essay Winners at Northside Elementary School

Fifth graders at Northside Elementary School received pins and certificates during the annual DARE graduation ceremony held Wednesday.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was conducted by DARE Instructor and Chief Deputy Don Adamson of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Each student prepares an essay during the course and those with the best essays from each class are recognized and awarded. This year's essay winners at Northside are:

Sofia Amaya from Amy Raymond's class

Eli Judkins from Amanda Griffith's class

Leah Davis from Carrie Gottlied's class

Avery Valdez from Ginger Wenger's class

Mallori Hart from Alisha Day's class

Kiley Staley from Mary Ann Blair's class

Emma Jennings from Melissa Hale's class

Monica Carlton from January Agee's class

Mallori Hart was the over-all winner and she read her essay during Wednesday's program. In addition to the award, prizes, and recognition, Hart gets to keep "Daren the Lion" the DARE Mascot. Tish Summers presented Hart a check for $50 on behalf of General Sessions/Juvenile Court Judge Bratten Cook, II, who was unable to attend.

DARE is a cooperative effort by the DeKalb Sheriff's Department, DeKalb County School System, parents, and the community.

Other officials present for the ceremony were Northside Principal Dr. Gayle Redmon, Guidance Counselor Dr. Linda Bush, Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, Circuit Court Clerk Katherine Pack, Register of Deeds Jeff McMillen, Trustee Sean Driver, and Tish Summers on behalf of Judge Cook. Other members of the Sheriff's department were also in attendance along with Sheriff Patrick Ray and Chief Deputy Adamson.

(Top Photo: Tish Summers presents check on behalf of Judge Bratten Cook, II to DARE Essay winner Mallori Hart. Chief Deputy Don Adamson and Sheriff Patrick Ray also pictured)

(Bottom Photo: DARE Class Essay winners: Monica Carlton, Leah Davis, Kiley Staley, Eli Judkins, Sofia Amaya, Emma Jennings, Mallori Hart, and Avery Valdez)

Tigerettes Eliminated from State Softball Tournament

May 21, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Tigerettes were eliminated from the State Softball Tournament at Murfreesboro today (Wednesday) with a 1-0 loss to the Dyersburg Lady Trojans.

Dyersburg scored its only run in the seventh inning on a homerun by Madison Caldwell.

Kayley Caplinger was the losing pitcher. She gave up one run on three hits through seven innings. She struck out four and walked two.

Katie Hall singled for the Tigerettes.

DeKalb County concludes the season with an over-all record of 40-8

Community Urged to Support "Read 20" Initiative

May 21, 2014
by: 
Dwayne Page
Read with a Child
Read with a Child Each Day

Have you read with a child today?

It's the most important twenty minutes of your day.

Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud with young children strengthens relationships, encourages listening and language skills, promotes attention and curiosity, and establishes a strong reading foundation. These skills are essential for success in school and in life.

The DeKalb County School System seeks to heighten awareness of the importance of reading with a young child over the summer break so they will be better prepared for the start of school in the fall.

"Every year 40% of children walk into kindergarten one to three years behind. But there is something you can do about it," said Gina Arnold, Special Education Supervisor. "We do honor parents as a child's most influential and most loved teacher so for this reason we want to call your awareness to some statistics about early literacy. Students who are not prepared for school usually struggle for years to catch up and many never do. In fact, 50% eventually drop out. However, the single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. This is especially so during the pre-school years. How young boys and girls spend their time at home predicts success in school. Not your income or your family's background. Effective parents talk and read with their children. They spend time daily sharing learning activities and they limit television and computer games," said Arnold.

It's also a good idea to communicate with the child about what you're reading. "As you read with your child, talk about the characters and what they are doing," said Dr. Danielle Collins, Federal Programs Supervisor. "Nudge comprehension skills by asking simple who, what, when, where, why, and how questions. Emphasize the meaning of a story. This is a good age to use books about numbers, colors, geometric shapes, and classifications. Your child will comprehend these concepts more easily when encountering them again," said Collins.

Vocabulary matters too.

"Five year olds typically understand about five thousand words. Yet some children know only a thousand words when they start school," said Arnold. "Vocabulary is an essential pre-reading skill because it links directly with a child's comprehension. Reading many short stories and talking about them helps young children build strong vocabularies," she said.

"Make books a part of your daily routine. The more that books are woven into the children's everyday lives, the more likely they will be to see reading as a pleasure and a gift. This can be incorporated at meal times, in a car, at the child care drop off, at the doctor's office, at a grocery store, at nap time, at the day's end, at bath time, and at bed time," Collins said.

"Read with your child. It's the most important twenty minutes of your day," said Arnold. "Studies show that children must hear and share in hundreds of stories before they are ready to learn to read in school. It is also important for them to talk about what they see every day and to say the sounds of letters that they are learning. For read aloud tips, visit www.readingfoundation.org\parents. Also we will have a link on our www.deKalbschools.net website for summer activities that you can share with your child for reading improvement," Arnold continued.

"Parents you do make the difference. Imagine a kid who practices batting and pitching a ball for an hour every day all summer from the time the child is three until he is eight. Imagine a second child. No practice. No training. He or she has never slipped his or her hand in a baseball glove. Has never ran the bases. Has never swung a bat. Has almost never seen a full game played. Imagine that they turn out the same day for Little League tryouts. The skill level between these two young ball players is like the skill level in reading readiness for our incoming kindergarteners," said Dr. Collins.

Parents are asked to involve your children in summer reading programs at local libraries. Local businesses are also urged to help spread the Read 20 message on their signs and marquees. "As parents are caregivers, you want your children to be happy and successful in school," said Arnold. "Northside Elementary and Smithville Elementary will have open libraries this summer. During the weeks that school is first dismissed, May 29 through June 18, there will be morning and afternoon hours at both libraries. Also we encourage students and pre-schoolers to join the summer reading program at the local library. They have a science focus this year. It's called "Fizz, Boom, Read". They are signing up on May 30 and we encourage all kids to get involved in this fun activity. We ask the community to help us with this investment of Read 20. We ask the community to consider on your marquee for your business or your news letter, please encourage parents and remind volunteers to Read 20. When you see Read 20 throughout our community, that is going to remind you how important it is for young children to talk and to read books and to spend time with an adult. We ask that you would consider to read 20 minutes to your child on your business memo. Perhaps on the memo section of your billing. Anything that you can do to help us raise awareness. If you would like to have a yard sign for Read 20 or a chart to hang in your business, please contact the DeKalb Board of Education. Remember, Stop, Drop, and Read to a Child," Arnold concluded.

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