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— Gravette Public Schools recently received a $5,000 check from the Bentonville Wal-Mart Transportation Office, which is part of Wal-Mart’s commitment to education.

Private fleet truck drivers for the firm, already recognized among the safest in the nation, drove extra carefully during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, August 23-29. Wal-Mart Foundation donated one cent for each accident-free mile at eachtransportation office.

“This is just one of the many ways Wal-Mart supports education across the country,” said Conrad Miller, general transportation manager at the Bentonville distribution center. “It’s also a great way to engage all our drivers in raising money for our local schools and serves as a reminder that all drivers need to watch carefully for school buses and children.

According to Jake Haak, Gravette School BusinessManager, Dr. Andrea Kelly, superintendent has designated the funds for a vocational skill training program to begin in August at the MiddleSchool.

Haak, third from right, accepts the check from Conrad Miller. Also representing the company, from the left, are John Hopfner and Steve Prestridge, safety managers; Jo Ellen Hastings, high school principal; and Zane Vanderpool, elementary principal.

News, Pages 3 on 11/11/2009

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