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Summer camps ready to kick off next week; POJO Maker deadline May 31

It’s summer sports camp time!
Beginning June 1 with volleyball, several other camps run all the way into August.
The volleyball camp is set for June 1-4 for youth entering grades 4-9. It costs $50 and will be conducted at the Springtown High School gym.
Also beginning June 1 is the arrival of the annual Speed and Strength Camp known as the POJO Maker.

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Facebook scam hits Springtown

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Another new scam has popped up in the Facebook universe.
This time the scammers are creating “clone” accounts of people who may already be on the targeted person’s friends list or who are friends of friends.
Local scam victim Brenda Chapmon Harris, of Springtown, says this has happened to her twice.
“I got a message from Mary Harms supposedly asking for a friend request,” Harris said. “I accepted … Read the rest

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Plan B

Plan B

Graduation contingency in place if rains don’t stop

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown High School will be celebrating the Class of 2015 graduation this Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. at Porcupine Stadium.
Hopefully.
The recent bout of inclement weather and the forecast for this weekend has made it apparent that the contingency plan may be put into play this year.… Read the rest

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First ‘Acceptance Day’ lauds SHS Class of 2015 decisions

First ‘Acceptance Day’ lauds SHS Class of 2015 decisions

BY NATALIE GENTRY
Springtown High School counselors and the Dean of Students hosted their first annual Acceptance Day Wednesday, May 13.
This event was organized to recognize senior students for their post-secondary plans, whether that entails earning a two-year or four-year degree, joining the military, or acquiring post-secondary certificates.… Read the rest

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Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen

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Sports

Ball teams earn All-District kudos

Ball teams earn All-District kudos

 

Lady Porcupine Kaitlin Hill’s 2015 play made her the 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year.       Photo by Mark K. Campbell

SHS softball and baseball squads reached the postseason thanks to talented players – many of whom received post-district honors.
Two Lady Porcupines earned “superlatives,” special recognition for the 2015 season.
Kaitlin Hill was the District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year while Brittany Burris was selected as the Utility Player of the Year.… Read the rest

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300 Meter

300 Meter

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Springfield first Spingtown track champion ever

Hurdler only third gold medal winner in SHS history

by Mark K. Campbell
The long drought is over.
After 28 years, a Springtown athlete has finally won another gold medal at a state sports event.
That honor went to SHS senior Dillon Springfield.
He traveled to Austin with the best regional time in 4A in the 110-meter hurdles. And he left the Mike A. Myers oval with that fact unmarred.… Read the rest

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Movie Man

Forecast for Disney’s Tomorrowland: Boring

Forecast for Disney’s Tomorrowland: Boring

Ah, Disney: The kings of making bland, forgettable movies – films that look so fantastic in advance and end up being “well, that was okay, I guess.” Tomorrowland is another one of those.

About the film (spoiler)
The Movie Man got suckered in to putting Tomorrowland on his top 10 for the summer; that might become a rare Movie Man misfire.
While the advance notices were not great, Disney put on a big push to … Read the rest

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