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Strawberry Homefest Pageant winners

Winners of the Bald Knob Strawberry Homefest Pageant pose after the competition. The pageant was held April 18 at the Bald Knob School District gym. Homefest starts Thursday and continues through Saturday in Bald Knob. Homefest includes vendors, live music, carnival rides and a parade. The parade will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Police reports for April 19-20, 2015

Sunday, April 19

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame director visits Rotarians

Zach Vint, director of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, which was established in 1958 and is located in Verizon Arena, recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club. Vint displayed traditional and non-traditional sports memorabilia. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.

Tommy Jackson: Brown epitome of good neighbor

Harmon Brown was my neighbor in Searcy for more than 25 years. He epitomized what a good neighbor was all about.

Searcy truck driver among contest finalists

Conley Transport Searcy driver Donna McCoy was recently named one of the top 10 semifinalists in the 2015 Overdrive Magazine's Most Beautiful contest.

Searcian receives scholarship

Kaitlyn A. Reeves of Searcy’s Riverview High School was one of two recipients of the the Kimberly-Clark Foundation 2015 Bright Futures college scholarship.

Monday 05/04/2015
Police reports for April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18

Harding Academy receives book donation

Blake Hendrix presents an autographed copy of “When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging” to Harding Academy librarian Kacy Barden on behalf of the Searcy Rotary Club. The author of the book, David Vince, a baseball coach in the collegiate and high school ranks for 29 years, spoke to the Searcy Rotarians recently. Vince earned 470 victories despite the fact he walks on two prosthetic legs and has never played baseball. For more information, visit davidvince.com.

Sunday 05/03/2015
For the Record - May 3, 2015

Bankruptcy filings

Engagement: Jessica Danielle Brooks and James Christian Robert Bartholomew

Danny and Vicki Brooks of Searcy announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Jessica Danielle Brooks to James Christian Robert Bartholomew, son of Susan and Preston Keller of Greenbrier and Chris and Gina Bartholomew of Springdale.

Birthday: Elton L. English

Elton L. English of Searcy will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception hosted by his children May 9, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St.

White County births

Ava Joyce Nicole Woods

Friday 05/01/2015
Dorothy Warden: May Day celebrations to remember

In 1947, Lois Lemmons was president of the Jucojo Club.

Larry Burchfield: White County farmers use a variety of water management tools

(This is part one in a two part series)

Guy Humphries: King cotton died

Making a living in the 1940's in the Ozark foothills of rural White County was dramatically different.

Allan Isom: Female working bee one of three bees in colony

There are three different bees in a bee colony — the queen, the drone and the female working bee.

Kayla I. Shown-Dean: A much anticipated progressive dinner

Most of my columns are about date nights with my husband; however, every so often, I make dinner plans with someone else. Recently, I was able to do just that as I had the privilege in taking eight teenagers out for a progressive dinner.

Betsy Bailey: Searcy High School graduation approaching

The Searcy High School band will once again deliver the very familiar tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” when 247 Searcy High School graduates march across the field at Lion Stadium on Saturday.

Amanda Partridge: Literacy Council sees growth

The Literacy Council of White County has grown significantly in the past three years.

Westside Elementary honor roll

Westside Elementary has released its third nine weeks honor roll for 2014~2015. Shooting stars are students that have raised one subject at least one letter grade without others slipping. The following were named to the list.

Support group started for high school students

The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will partner with its board member Josh Strickland, licensed professional counselor, to host Hope Finders beginning Monday at 7 p.m. in the Porter Rodgers room of Unity Health Specialty Care, 1200 S. Main St.     

Harding Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre to hold open auditions

Harding University’s Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will be holding open auditions Tuesday for the upcoming 2015 season.

Sherri Sanders: Understanding peach leaf curl fungal disease

Peach leaf curl is a fungal disease that, under the right conditions, can cause severe early defoliation and crop loss on nearly all peach and nectarine cultivars.

Harding University students place first in business plan competition

A team of Harding University students in the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration won two first place awards in the 15th annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, a statewide business plan competition for graduate and undergraduate students.

Student Views - Anna Roussel: Embracing every high school experience

Ever since the beginning of the year, my friend Ethan Hill has talked to me non-stop about ASPA (Arkansas Scholastic Press Association) State Convention.

Out and about in White County

-Greenkeeper's Garden Club celebrate 60 years

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