Tommy Jackson: Great entertainers, cause equal great show

Recently, we spent one of the most special and entertaining afternoons we have had in quite some time. We were in Ward, at the Ward Country Music Hall ” nice place, great entertainers, great cause.
The event was a benefit for . . . more »

Guy Humphries: Copy machines have come a long way

I was born in 1933, long before Xerox-style copy machines were even a dream in the mind of its inventor.
I am constantly amazed at the quality of copies produced by 2017 machines. Some color copiers are so accurate that . . . more »

New Incorporation and LLC filings - April 30, 2017

• Curtis Laser Clinic LLC, Deanna Michelle Curtis, 1621 Beebe-Capps Expressway in Searcy, filed April 17, 2017.
• Idea! Marketing Systems LLC, Orin Wilson, 431 Natalie Circle in Searcy, filed April 17, 2017.
• Jett Cypert . . . more »

Bankruptcy filings - April 30, 2017

• Cheryl Elaine Green, P.O. Box 406 in Judsonia, document number 201712238, filed April 19, 2017, Chapter 7, attorney: Chris Foster.
• Jeffery E. and Mary D. Loftin, 1706 E. Moore Ave. in Searcy, document number 201712284, . . . more »

Wayne Fancher: Healing a wounded spirit caused by guilt

Psalm 51:3 -- "For I acknowledge my transgressions."
We have all sinned, however, sometimes ours sins are so terrible in our eyes or so numerous that we continue to hold on to chains of guilt even after we have taken the sin to . . . more »

Restoring New Testament christianity

Several years ago, J.N. Armstrong's book "Undenominational Christianity" was reprinted by Truth for Today. Brother Armstrong, who served as the first president of Harding College (now University), wrote the book more than 100 . . . more »

Family celebrates four generations

Four generations of the J.C. Holleman family celebrated Easter recently. Pictured are (from left) Debbie Holleman Bell, Amy Bell Rodgers and J.C. Holleman holding great-granddaughter Clara Dianne Rodgers.

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Harding recognizes business students

The Harding University Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration awarded outstanding student awards to a junior and senior in each major during its end-of-year banquet April 27.
The following received awards:
• Andrew . . . more »

Harding professor wins Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award

Harding University's Dr. Ginger Blackstone, professor of broadcast journalism and electronic media production, accepted the 2017 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award for her 2016 dissertation, "The Worst of Times: The . . . more »

Commodity distribution to be held May 12

The White County Commodity Distribution, sponsored by the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA), will be held May 12 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the A.J. Baker National Guard Armory, 3105 S. Main St. in Searcy.
Items . . . more »

Riverview Band students selected to All-Star band

The following Riverview Band students were selected by audition for the 2017 All-Star Honor Band. They participated in a clinic held at Pangburn High School on March 31 and April 1. The band was conducted by Dr. Tim Oliver of Arkansas State University. Pictured are (from left) Christi Young, Andrew Hill, Stormy White, Hailey Dillard, Ashley McDoniel, Alex Arriaga, Tiana Credle, Corbin Henson, Nicole Salas, Brittney Harbin, Noah Kidd, Gabby Franqui, Matthew Langdale, and James Parvin. Not pictured is Jared Britton.

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Students visit Bald Knob farm

White County Farm Bureau President Michael Oxner explains how a combine works in the fields at harvest time. Students visited stations set up by the White County Farm Bureau women's committee, White County Cooperative Extension Service agents and Miss White County Rice Courtney Dorton, including a rice mill, germination station and retail products.

Lions Club hears from library

White County Regional Library System Director Darla Ino (left) and Jan Smith with the Searcy Public Library and the Our Library Legacy Campaign spoke to the Searcy Lions Club about the need for a larger library. The current library at 113 E. Pleasure Ave. was built in 1966. Since then Searcy has grown from a population of 9,000 to 23,000. Also pictured is club member Danny Wood. The club meets every Tuesday at noon in the Regions Room of the American Heritage Building on Harding University's campus.

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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Friday, April 14
11:34 a.m. -- Police responded to the 3500 block of East Race Avenue regarding an adult . . . more »

Students report on different countries

Harding Academy's sixth-grade class recently completed its English research projects on different countries, also referred to as Epcot. Students are randomly assigned a country, then choose nine topics to research about the . . . more »

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Marriages - April 30, 2017

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, April 21
• Kenneth Dwayne Tapper, 29, of Bald Knob and Samantha Lu Thompson, 29, of Bald Knob
• Joey Lee Dorton, 37, of Judsonia and Luella A. Lee, . . . more »

Divorces - April 30, 2017

Certificates of absolute divorce or annulment issued through White County:
Friday, April 7
• Plaintiff James Ray and defendant Angela Ray of White County; married May 6, 2009; filed Aug. 25, 2016; alleged . . . more »

Thomas McDaniel

Thomas McDaniel of Searcy will celebrate his 95th birthday with a reception hosted by his children May 5 at the Lightle Senior Center, 2200 E. Moore Ave., from 4-6 p.m. McDaniel was born May 10, . . . more »

Births - April 30, 2017

Hoyt Bradley Smith
Brad and Lauren Smith of Searcy announce the birth of their son.
Hoyt Bradley Smith was born April 22, 2017, at 9:44 p.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, .5 ounces and was . . . more »

Pastor from India to speak Sunday

Pastor Jaison George of Northern India will speak Sunday at Saint Paul UMC, 2509 W. Beebe-Capps Expressway in Searcy, at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. He will discuss persecution he, his family and his church have been facing and how God has been strengthening and guiding them. Contributed photo


Students win awards at Research and Creative Works Expo
Logan Vickery of Searcy was among more than 50 University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who won awards during the 2017 Student Research and Creative Works . . . more »

Harding commencement to be held on May 6

Approximately 900 candidates for graduation will participate in Harding University commencement exercises May 6.
Three ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., noon. and 3 p.m. in the university's George S. Benson Auditorium, which . . . more »

Sherri Sanders: Simple tricks increase value of home  

A well designed landscape is not only attractive, it also makes a house and property more valuable.
Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, and is a definite factor in determining the market value of a home. Very often it's . . . more »

Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Wednesday, April 12
5:20 p.m. -- Police took a report of theft of property at the 100 block of . . . more »

Pets available for adoption

Gumball is a orange tabby with light green eyes. She has been spayed and a home with no other cats or small children would be best. She is among 80-90 dogs and cats available at the Humane Society of Searcy, 112 Johnston Road. The center is open seven days a week from 1-5 p.m.

Doniphan Chicks celebrate birthdays

The Doniphan Chicks recently gathered at the Country Kitchen celebrating the April birthdays of Gail Leasure (left) and William Taylor (right). There were 17 members present. The next meeting will be May 23 at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Kitchen. Those who have ever lived in Doniphan or the immediate area are welcome to attend the meetings. For more information, call (501) 742-9535.

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Pangburn HIPPY hunts eggs

Pangburn HIPPY recently met at the city park, where attendees hunted Easter eggs. The next meeting May 21 will be graduation at 2 p.m. in the Pangburn High School gym.

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AETN and Clinton Foundation partner for Saturday festival

The Arkansas Educational Television Network has partnered with the Clinton Foundation for the Bridge to the Future Festival, a free community event that encourages students to read throughout their summer break in an effort to . . . more »

New episodes of 'LOUPE' will air on AETN in May

"LOUPE," the broadcast portion of the Arkansas Educational Television Network's statewide arts initiative of the same name, will premiere five new episodes beginning Monday and airing weekly on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
"LOUPE" . . . more »