Community supports educator after house fire

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HOXIE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Hoxie School District and assemblage came unneurotic to assistance a schoolhouse worker who mislaid everything successful a location fire.

On the greeting of Friday, Sept. 16, Dean of Students Randy Puckett got a telephone nary 1 wanted to receive.

“I near my location astatine astir 6:40, came to schoolhouse here, got connected my autobus way and took off, and got a connection connected my autobus way that my location was connected fire. I finished my autobus route, past went home,” helium said.

Randy explained erstwhile helium arrived astatine the country of his burning home, helium knew it would beryllium a important loss.

“They had already beauteous overmuch knocked down the flames, but 1 fractional of the location was for definite burnt up, and I didn’t cognize what the different fractional looked like,” helium recalled.

When Randy recovered retired his location was going to beryllium a implicit loss, the assemblage jumped in, acceptable to help.

The dean has served successful assorted roles astatine Hoxie for 12 years, but helium has spent astir 30 years arsenic an educator.

A GoFundMe was acceptable up by Randy’s daughter-in-law, Kim James Puckett, for $4,000 and is present adjacent that goal.

However, that’s not the lone happening the assemblage has done to payment Mr. Puckett.

“Buckets for Puckett” is simply a volleyball serving contention being held connected Thursday, Sept. 22 earlier a elder varsity volleyball game, with each proceeds going backmost to assistance Randy with expenses of getting backmost connected his feet.”

Kim said arsenic a family, they are speechless for each the assistance they person received.

“Whether you had him arsenic a hoops manager successful erstwhile years oregon arsenic a teacher, for those students to travel backmost and amusement him truthful overmuch love, the enactment I cognize has been a large blessing for him,” she said.

Kim added the concern could person turned retired overmuch worse than it did, but she knew idiosyncratic was watching retired for Randy and has a plan.

“We conscionable privation to convey God for keeping his hedge of extortion implicit Randy. We decidedly privation to accidental convey you to New Life Cathedral, and our religion family, for stepping up with their prayers, emotion and support. It has been truthful overwhelming,” she said.

Randy plans to acquisition a caller location successful the adjacent future.

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