Golden Times At Asbell

Elementary School Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Posted: November 5, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Carlena Lambert works with music students Friday afternoon at Asbell Elementary School in Fayetteville. Lambert is the longest-serving teacher at Asbell. The school celebrates its 50th anniversary Thursday.

Asbell Elementary School observes a milestone birthday this week.

At A Glance

Asbell Elementary School

The Name: The school is named in honor of John M. Asbell, whose family occupied the land where the school is situated. Asbell was the pastor of First Christian Church in Fayetteville from 1924 to 1934 and also served as pastor of First Christian Church in Springdale, the Christian Churches of Baldwin and West Fork and the Union Church of Baptist Ford. He was a lifetime member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club. He died in 1962, just days after the School Board voted to name the newest school after him.

Enrollment: 454

Poverty: 79 percent of the students qualify for free and reduced-price meals

Motto: School with a heart

Colors: Green, white and gold

Mascot: Roadrunner

Source: Fayetteville School District

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We can't have an article about Asbel without mentioning Mrs. Marti!

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November 5, 2012 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )