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Four Region 8 schools get additional funding for program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Four Region 8 schools are starting the new year with some additional funding for an important program. Out of the Dark Inc. is awarding the sum of $14,800 to four school chapters.

Chairman for ODC, Charles Skip Mooney Jr., said this money will be used to further educate children about staying drug free.

“Each one of those chapters will utilize those funds for certain projects within their school district and particularly their schools to educate kids about drug addiction and leadership,” said Mooney.

Mooney said the money will be used for things like having student conferences, bringing in national speakers, and doing media projects. “It's really a great thing,” said Mooney. “It gets the kids involved and we think that's real important.”

The schools receiving money are Bay Elementary, MacArthur Junior High, Nettleton Junior High and Valley View High School.

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