BAUXITE â€“ With second place Arkadelphia and Malvern losing on Tuesday night, the Bauxite Miners won beating the Waldron Bulldogs 49-43 to clinch the 7-4A Conference title and clinched the No. 1 seed in the 7-4A District Tournament which Bauxite hosts on Monday at Fred Dawson Gym.
â€śAt the end of the day, we got another win in conference,â€ť Bauxite Coach Andy Brakebill said, â€śand with Malvern (9-4) and Arkadelphia (9-4) losing, it gave us the outright conference title no matter what happens Friday.â€ť
HASKELL â€” With 36 percent of its students missing class this week, Harmony Grove High School is operating â€śas normal as possible,â€ť Superintendent Daniel Henley said.
Of the 360 high school students, 130 were absent on Wednesday. In addition to the absent students, Henley said six of the high schoolâ€™s 30 or so teachers have been home since the absenteeism spike started Tuesday.
Influenza is partly to blame.
â€śSome of it probably is flu,â€ť Henley said. â€śIâ€™m sure some [students] went to the doctor and some of them didnâ€™t. Some of them were showing flu-like symptoms.â€ť