The Jacket Journal

Last Blood Drive of the Year

Last Blood Drive of the Year

Brittany Shannon, Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Clubs, Features, High School, News, Schools, Showcase

Please come out and support the Arkansas Blood Institute and your local FBLA chapter by giving blood on May 2nd right outside of the high school office. You can help save 3 lives with just one donation and support your CHS seniors by helping with scholarship funds! ...

Last Thing on His Mind

Last Thing on His Mind

Sydney Brown and Kyler Hensley, Writer and Sports Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports Center

It was homecoming night in the small town of Clinton, Arkansas. The undefeated Clinton Yellowjackets were preparing to take the field against the stiffest conference competition of the year, the Melbourne Bearcats. When the team broke through the tunnel, and onto the field with their fans going crazy... ...

History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day

Gabby Helton, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

February is considered the month of romance and every February 14th, the United States and other countries celebrate the one and only Valentine’s Day! The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Val...

Beta Club Raffles GIANT Bear!

Beta Club Raffles GIANT Bear!

Brittany Shannon, Co-Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs, Features, High School, News

Help support your Beta Club make it to National Convention by buying tickets for this 6 foot GIANT Teddy Bear! Tickets will be sold by all qualifiers for National Convention and in Mrs. Hutchins classroom. Tickets will also be sold at lunch. The winner will be announced at the end of the day....

Denita Watson Fighting Cancer with Faith and Strength

Denita Watson Fighting Cancer with Faith and Strength

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

This week I had the pleasure to interview Denita Watson, a member of the Clinton School family and a breast cancer survivor. I asked her how being diagnosed with breast cancer has affected her. She stated “ I had a routine mammogram and then an ultrasound when they saw something suspicious.  I was dia...

Sherry Williams’s Resilient Spirit in her Fight Against Breast Cancer

Sherry Williams’s Resilient Spirit in her Fight Against Breast Cancer

Emily Kirk, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

October has been known as “Breast Cancer Awareness” month for 32 years. It was founded in 1985 by a group of women who wanted to make a difference for breast cancer. For every eight women, at least one will be diagnosed. Sad to say, many women in our own community have been diagnosed including a...

Gaining Perspective with Susan Parish

Gaining Perspective with Susan Parish

Kyler Hensley and Hallie Treece, Sports Editor and Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When Ms. Susan Parish was asked to give one word to describe her victorious fight against breast cancer, she had to take a minute. After some thought she stated, “ Perspective” the things that used to mean so much to you, you realize really fast that they don’t matter at all. Then the things that do...

Honoring the Fighters : Interview with Susie King

Honoring the Fighters : Interview with Susie King

Savannah Lynch, Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

The world is filled with many women : strong, humble, caring, powerful and loving souls who live every moment to the fullest. All of these qualities are found in Mrs. Susie King.  She has grown even more strong and loving in the journey she has set foot on after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her...

Alicia Housley’s Fight to Overcome Breast Cancer

Alicia Housley’s Fight to Overcome Breast Cancer

Gabby Helton, Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

October is breast cancer awareness month. In order to honor breast cancer fighters and survivors in Clinton, The Jacket Journal decided to interview those that we knew were affected by breast cancer. Alicia Housley is currently fighting her battle with breast cancer. Ms. Housley decided to go to t...

Breast Cancer Can it Happen to You?

Breast Cancer Can it Happen to You?

Alexus Smith, Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

Studies show 1 out of every 8 women (approx. 12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is ignited when the cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells most commonly form a tumor, and one can usually feel a lump wherever the affected area may be on the breast. This...

National Championship Chuckwagon Races

National Championship Chuckwagon Races

Natalie Alexander, Writer

August 29, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

  In the blistering heat of late summer the town of Clinton starts gearing up for the event of the year, The National Championship Chuckwagon Races.  Each Labor Day weekend the town of Clinton is transformed as thousands of people descend onto the otherwise small town.  The National Championsh...

Jackets in 3A Regional Tournament

Jackets in 3A Regional Tournament

Brittany Shannon, Writer

March 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports Center, Uncategorized

The Clinton Senior boys finished the Regional tournament as a 4th seed following defeats by Manilla and Marshall.  After defeating Osceola in the first round of regional tournament they won a bid to the state tournament in Bald Knob. The Clinton Lady Jackets faced up against the Hoxie Lady Musta...

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