The public is cordially invited to a dinner honoring the 2012-2013 New Vision Newport graduates. The
graduation ceremony and dinner will be held Tuesday, May 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Newport Country
Club. Sponsors, past graduates and the general public are encouraged to attend to congratulate the
following class members who have committed their time over the last eight months:

Mae Carol Allen, Farmers Electric Cooperative; Janie Birdsong, Medallion; Michael Brand, Gazaway
White Real Estate; Latisha Cupp, Jacksonport State Park (sponsored by New Vision Newport Alumni
Association); Coty Hendrix, Harris Ford; Fonda Honey, Lindley Health & Rehab; Tonia Hutchinson,
GCA Services Group (sponsored by Newport Economic Development Commission); Sandra Jones,
Jacksonport State Park; Kimberly Long, ASU-Newport Career Pathways; Emily Lowery, Newport High
School Student; Robert Martin, Taylor Made Ambulance; Andy May, M&P Insurance & Investment
Services; Polly Owens, Newport Elementary School; Rebecca Pearrow, Harris Hospital; Timothy
Richmond, Tuckerman High School Senior (sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America/Cathy Tanner),
Glenda Rutledge-May, Jackson County Learning Center; Tara Salinas, Merchants & Planters Bank; Bryce
Shelton, Arkansas Steel Associates; Robby Stewart, Newport Fire Department/Arkansas State Police; and
Steven Turner, Wal-Mart.

Dinner is $20 per person. For reservations, send payment to 201 Hazel Street, Newport, AR 72112 or
call the Chamber office at (870) 523-3618 no later than Thursday, May 2.

New Vision Newport is an adult leadership development program of the Newport Area Chamber
of Commerce. It offer class members leadership skills, a greater knowledge of various aspects of
our community, on-site visits to local businesses and manufacturers, a trip to Little Rock, team
building and relationship building skills. The goal of participants is to gain self-confidence, to
achieve personal goals and to be a better and more productive citizen in the workplace and the