Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Monday, Feb. 5
1:21 a.m. -- Police took a report of suspicious activity on East Moore Avenue.
1:52 a.m. -- Police . . . more »


Club hears updates from Unity Health

RN LaDonna Johnston, vice president of Patient Care Services at Unity Health, was the recent speaker at the Searcy Lions Club meeting. Johnston spoke about what's happening at the hospital, including the hiring of physicians, undertaking several partnerships to improve the number of nurses in the area and its partnership with the Mayo Clinic. Also pictured is Unity Health Director of Human Resources Pam Williams (right). 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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Harding Academy senior recognized

Harding Academy's National Merit Program finalist for the 2017-18 school year is senior Mason LaFerney, pictured with High School Principal Dr. Darren Mathew. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as a junior, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The students were narrowed down to 16,000 semifinalists. LaFerney has been selected from this group of semifinalists to be honored as a finalist. "Mason is a great example of a student who applies himself to academic excellence and who positively impacts others in his many activities outside the classroom," Mathews said. "He has a servant heart and we are very proud of him."

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City of Russell holds celebration

Brenda Poole and Tony Garr attended Russell's Valentine Day Celebration.


Theatre department hits all the right notes

By Wendy Jones
If you have not read the book or seen the movie, or even if you have, do yourself a favor and go to see Harding University theater department's "James and the Giant Peach." The cast is made up of 13 talented . . . more »


Bald Knob HIPPY holds meeting

Bald Knob HIPPY recently toured the elementary school hiding rocks they painted. Following the tour, attendees played basketball with the Bald Knob High School basketball team. Contributed photo


SAU theater to put on production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Several area students will be a part of Southern Arkansas University theater department's performance of William Shakespear's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Alex Hamm of Searcy, a sophomore musical theater major, is part of the . . . more »


Harding to feature Black History Month photography show

Harding students (from left) Ashley Hudson (sitting), Taylor Flewellen and Rayelle Brown portray "Hidden Figures" of NASA Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan.

Roosevelt Presley/Special to The Daily Citizen

The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University is featuring a Black History Month photography show titled "Expressions: Someone in History."
The show is currently on display on the Catwalk Gallery, 915 E. Market Ave., and will run . . . more »


Bald Knob Beta Club visits nursing home

The Bald Knob High School Beta Club recently visited Oakdale Nursing Home. Members delivered Valentine's Day cards and cookies to residents.

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Sessions to explore diabetes

Katie Cullum, an extension agent for the White County Cooperative Extension Service, conducts a session on diabetes, explaining types and symptoms of the disease. Unity Health Family Practice Associates and the University of Arkansas extension service are collaborating to provide the series on "Living Well with Diabetes." The sessions are held Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. at the Unity Health Annex (former Carder Buick Building). Sessions will include a cooking demonstration, meal-planning strategies, tips for diabetes management and hands-on activities and discussions. To register for the next quarter, call (501) 268-3232, ext. 41416. Space is limited.

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Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Tuesday, Feb. 6
6:39 a.m. -- Police responded to South Benton Street for a welfare concern. Subjects were gone on . . . more »