Quiz Bowl team takes home championship

The Harding Academy Junior High Quiz Bowl team traveled to Chicago recently to compete in one of four Junior National Academic Championships. Approximately 20 junior high teams were invited to participate based on their season performances. Harding Academy won four of its six preliminary matches during the first two days of competition and qualified for the playoffs on the third day. After two competitive games, the team earned its way in to the final match and beat Detroit Jesuit Academy to take home the Chicago Junior National Academic Championship. Pictured are (standing, from left) Parker McNeal, Nick Aziamov, Noah Katon, James Pritchett, Drew Katon, Hunter Corker, Haydn Corker; and coach Kevin Ganus; (kneeling, from left) Mattie Grace Watson, Annabelle Boaz, Melody Brooks, Stella Jones, Carly Swenson, Aubrey Jones (awarded tournament MVP). Not pictured is Theo Westbrook. "Quiz Bowl is more than memorizing facts; it involves math computation, critical thinking and teamwork," Kavin Ganus, Harding Academy English teacher and quiz bowl coach, said. "For months, these students have come to early practices before school, and it's rewarding to see their hard work pay off."

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ASU-Beebe opens enrollment for adult education classes

Enrollment for General Educational Development classes is open at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Adult Education centers, located on the Beebe, Searcy, Heber Springs campuses and the Woodruff County library in Augusta.
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'Understanding Depression Seminar' planned for Friday

Flave Carpenter and Bill Willems of Entergy present a check to be used toward the "Understanding Depression Seminar" to Elliott Foundation President Gerald Trammell, Vice President Ginger Beebe and the Executive Director Kimberly Brackins.

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The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will sponsor an "Understanding Depression Seminar" on Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
"We are grateful and honored that Entergy is sponsoring our annual seminar," said Kimberly Brackins, . . . more »


Church farkle winner celebrates

Frances Toro of Judsonia won the farkle game during St. James Catholic Church's Sizzlin' Seniors in the parish hall. Mary Kay Sizemore and Vicki Stumpenhaus (not pictured) won the canasta game. Contributed photo


Sherri Sanders: Berries symbolize summertime in the south

Jams, jellies, cobblers, syrups and atop your favorite bowl of cereal are just a few ways that we enjoy the bountiful blessing of berries. Berries are sweet, tangy and quite colorful. Many of our childhood memories contain images . . . more »


ASU-Beebe honors lists include over 260 local students

Area students were among more than 260 who earned academic distinction during the spring 2018 semester at Arkansas State University-Beebe.
Students with 15 credit hours or more completed during the semester must have a 4.0 . . . more »


Health Inspections - June 20, 2018

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Monday, June 11
• A.M.K. Oil Co. Inc., 401 N. Maple St. in Searcy, was cited for adequate handwashing facilities not supplied or accessible (provide a supply of . . . more »


Club hears from ASU-Searcy

Edward Mesa, director of Workforce and Community Development at ASU-Searcy, recently spoke to the Searcy Lions Club. Mesa works with students seeking associate's degree and/or a bachelor's degree. Mesa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and technology from Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration from Arkansas State University and has several years of experience in production and quality management positions in the seasoning, rice, breading and meat further processing sectors. Also pictured is club member Reid Simmons (right). The club meets every Tuesday at noon in the Regions Room of the American Heritage Building on Harding University's campus. The Searcy Lions Club welcomes guests and potential new members.

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