Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Friday, Oct. 26
1:17 a.m. -- Police took a report of suspicious activity on East Race Avenue.
10:04 a.m. -- Police . . . more »

Integrity celebrates veterans

Contributed photoThe residents and staff of Integrity Resident Care recently held a Veterans Day celebration in honor and in memory of veterans housed there. Pictured are William Tuttle, Mike McGehee, Victor Kreimeyer, Allan Gottschall, Rex Kirby, Alfred Barnwell and Roy Carter. Not pictured are Brian Silva, Bennie Talley, Dennis Anglin and Craig Reimers. "We had a moment of silence in memory of James Myers," Activities Director Jennifer Covey said. "We gave each of our veterans a certificate and and American flag from us to show our appreciation for serving our country."

Commemorating National Nurse Practitioner Week

Contributed photoDr. Dona Clarin, Kari Chapman, APRN, and Holly Bunn, APRN, watch as Searcy Mayor David Morris signs a proclamation declaring Nov. 11-17 as National Nurse Practitioner Week. Nurse practitioners from across the country will celebrate more than 50 years of practice during the week. In the United States, there are 248,000 nurse practitioners, with an additional 23,000 students graduating each year. Nurse practitioner practice offers a combination of nursing and health-care service to patients. To strengthen public awareness of nurse practitioners and access to primary health care, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has launched "We Choose NPs," a national public awareness campaign. For more information, visit WeChooseNPs.org.

Uncommon ingredients common in recipes found online

The recipe called for a purple sweet potato, as if it is something you can find at every grocery store.
That's the problem with many recipes you can research on the internet. While the ingredients may be readily available to the . . . more »

National Collection Week underway

Contributed photoChildren from The River Church, 420 CW Road in Judsonia, work on packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. National Collection Week will be held through Monday. This is a hands-on project where shoebox gifts packed with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys are sent to children around the world. The River serves as the central drop-off location of shoeboxes for the area. Hours are today from 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday-Friday from 1-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday from noon-2 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org.

Betsy Bailey: Searcy High School celebrates diversity

Contributed photo The Searcy High School Foreign Language Department displays a bulletin board that shows how music promotes unity among varying cultures.

A philosopher once said, "Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day." Searcy High School is striving to do just that this school year.
The Searcy High School Foreign Language Department will be . . . more »

Kensett Elementary

Kensett Elementary School has released its first-nine weeks honor roll. The following were named to the list:
First grade, all A's: Bentlee Allen, Amiyah Brown, Layla Burns, McKenzie Blount, Ainsley Callen, Zaiden Perot, Carly . . . more »

ASU-Beebe receives fitness machine donation

Contributed photoD1 Training in Cabot recently made an in-kind donation to Arkansas State University-Beebe. Pictured are (from left) Andrea Cole, major gifts officer with the ASU-Beebe Foundation; Brad Rich and Zach Calhoun from D1 Training in Cabot; and Coach Charles Burns and Pam Burke, physical education and fitness instructors at ASU-Beebe.

D1 Training in Cabot, owned by Chris Branam, recently made an in-kind donation to Arkansas State University-Beebe in the form of six used Nautilus brand fitness machines. The machines, valued at $24,000, were added to the . . . more »

Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Monday, Oct. 22
11:19 a.m. -- Police took a report of a burglary on West Arch Avenue.
12:42 p.m. -- Police took a . . . more »