Modern Woodmen aid Fairview Fire Department

Junior Gentry, Jerry Price and Bobby Spencer with the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department stand with Skip Mitchell and Mickey Gentry with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial. Modern Woodmen recently purchased ice chests for the Fairview's fire trucks.

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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Thursday, Aug. 10
7:07 a.m. -- Police responded to the 100 block of Fieldcrest Drive regarding breaking or . . . more »


Health Inspections - Aug. 22, 2017

The following health inspections were conducted in White County:
Tuesday, Aug. 15
• Walmart Supercenter No. 4168, Store, Deli and Bakery, 2003 W. Center St. in Beebe, compliance issues not noted at time of assessment.
. . . more »


Arrest warrants

The following felony warrants requested by the 17th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's Office have been issued for crimes committed in White County:
Filed Tuesday, Aug. 8
• Jeremy W. Armstrong, 31, 400 block of North . . . more »


Church celebrates priesthood anniversary

Father Polycarp Ssebbowa, pastor of St. James Catholic Church in Searcy and St. Richard in Bald Knob, cuts a cake honoring his birthday and 20th anniversary to the priesthood Aug. 13. The Uganda native became pastor in June. He was associate pastor in 2016 before he was reassigned to pastoral duties in Batesville and Newport. He succeeded Father Mathew Malapati, who returned to his native India after serving six years as pastor of St. James, St. Richard and St. Albert churches in Heber Springs. Ssebbowa was ordained on Aug. 15, 1997, the first new priest after the inauguration of his home diocese, Kasana-Luweero, on March 1, 1997.

Larry Binz/Special to The Daily Citizen

Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Wednesday, Aug. 9
6:54 a.m. -- Police responded to the 1300 block of East Race Avenue regarding harassment.
9:36 . . . more »


New Incorporation and LLC filings - Aug. 20, 2017

• D&B Woodcrafts LLC, Daniel L. Williams, 2003 N. Evening St. in Judsonia, filed Aug. 7, 2017.
• Madar Consulting LLC, Brian Madar, 151 Liles Road in Beebe, filed Aug. 7, 2017.
• Rambler Foundation Inc., Kelley . . . more »


Bankruptcy filings - Aug. 20, 2017

• Constance Nicole Clark, 1202 N. Holly St. in Beebe, document number 201714356, filed Aug. 10, 2017, Chapter 7, attorney: Kent Pray.
• Jason M. and Nicole D. Bowles, 10 Barksdale Drive in Searcy, document number 201714361, . . . more »


Marriages - Aug. 20, 2017

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, Aug. 11
• Robert Allen Goodfellow, 48, of Searcy and Linda Aliene Traxler, 42, of Searcy
Monday, Aug. 14
• Dane Collins, 28, of Augusta and Regan Mackenzie Reed, 24, . . . more »


BIRTHS

Chloe Lynn Barnes
Emily Barnes announces the birth of her daughter.
Chloe Lynn Barnes was born July 18, 2017, at 12:33 p.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 181/2 inches . . . more »


Kandice Conway and Samuel Douglas

Kandice Conway and Samuel Douglas
Kandice Conway and Samuel Douglas announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
Kandice is the daughter of Jim Conway of Judsonia and Tina Crossman of Bradford.
Her grandmother is Linda Brown . . . more »


Jerry and Elaine Carlin

Jerry and Elaine Carlin
Jerry and Elaine Carlin of Towanda, Kan., (formerly of Searcy) will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Jerry Carlin and Elaine Teasley were married at First Methodist Church in Glasco, Kan., on . . . more »


Steve Reeves: Burying your gifts

In June 2007, my wife and I were driving through Oklahoma when we heard an interesting story on the radio.
Fifty years earlier in 1957, a brand-new car (1957 Plymouth Belvedere) was buried in a concrete vault under the courthouse . . . more »


Ken Bridges: Eclipses have been sighted for centuries

On Monday, viewers in the continental United States will be witness to a rare, spectacular event: the total eclipse of the sun by the moon. This will be the first total eclipse of the sun seen in the United States since 1979. And . . . more »


Kenneth Mills: Finding hope when the rain falls

One summer afternoon, I was driving down the street when it started raining. The rain wasn't one of those sudden summer downpours, but it wasn't one of those April-showers-bring-May-flowers types of rain, either.
It was a rain . . . more »


Tommy Jackson: Some memorable lines from some memorable songs

What leads you to pick up a book or newspaper to examine it a little closer and decide if you want to read further? Well, in my case, it's the title of the book or a particular headline on the newspaper.
But there is another type . . . more »


Betsy Bailey: Ahlf Junior High School teacher selected for honor

Ahlf Junior High School science teacher and state PAEMST finalist Kyla Gentry discusses Friday's lesson with eighth-grade students.

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The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science in the United States.
These award-winning teachers serve as model teachers and leaders in . . . more »


Pets available for adoption

Radar is a 1-year-old shepherd mix, weighing 31 pounds. She's considered well-behaved, easy to handle and leashes well. She knows "sit" and gets along well with other dogs, according to the shelter.


ASU-Beebe to celebrate 90 years

Arkansas State University-Beebe will celebrate the university's 90th anniversary with a series of events beginning in September.
Interim Chancellor Roger Moore recently unveiled plans to celebrate the relationship the university . . . more »


Church ushers in new school year

Members of the College Church of Christ who are teachers and administrators in Searcy and White County public and private schools were recognized recently and gathered on the podium for a prayer of blessing from the shepherds of the church. Al Frazier, one of the shepherds, led the prayer asking God’s blessing on teachers and administrators, their students and the schools they serve.

Kenneth Mills/Special to The Daily Citizen

Lecture series kicks off with former U.S. AG

The 2017-18 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will kick off at Harding University on Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Gonzales served as the 80th . . . more »