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Club welcomes new member

Contributed photoGirish "Gary" Patel was recently welcomed as a new member of the Searcy Rotary Club. Patel began a career in the hotel industry in Texas in 1995, moving to Searcy in 2004 to become owner of the Super 8 hotel, and today is owner of three hotels, a shopping center and commercial rental property in the Searcy area. With him is Tom Carr. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.

Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department.
Saturday, Feb. 2
12:36 a.m. -- Police responded to East Race Avenue in regards to an intoxicated person. No . . .

Preparing for canned food drive

Contributed photoVeterans Bradley Sanner, Rex Moore and Ven Rainwater move canned goods that were collected at the Veterans Outreach Ministries Center in Searcy. A hot dog lunch will be served at the Bald Knob VFW Post 10007, 3012 Arkansas Highway 367 N., for a donation of two canned food items March 2 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The goods are being collected with a goal of 6,000 pounds for area veterans.

Celebrating Presidents' Day  

Contributed photosHarding Academy fourth-graders held their annual celebration honoring the U.S. presidents on Presidents’ Day. The presentation was part of a reading research project on presidential biographies. Each student selected a president to portray and research. They dressed in costume to resemble the president they selected. The girls dressed as the first lady of the president they selected, but the research was done on the actual president. The students presented the presidential rap “These Are The Presidents� during elementary and high school chapel. The students then presented The American Presidents: A Living Museum. Students stood by the displays they created and as visitors passed by them they pressed the button on their hand to listen to their presentation. At the conclusion, students had a reception in honor of the presidents. Nan Calhoun and Julie Koch are the fourth-grade teachers at Harding Academy.

Don't let your eggs come with a side order of Salmonella

I like my eggs slightly runny, where you can use some of the yolk as essentially a sauce for the egg white.
I've been OK with the yolk being more runny than optimal or even firm. However, my feelings about that changed some last . . .

Award-winning poet to present reading at Harding

The Harding University English Department will host award-winning poet Sidney Wade as part of the Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cone Chapel. Admission is free.
Wade is the author of six volumes of poetry, . . .

Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Tuesday, Jan. 29
12:06 p.m. -- Police issued a citation for an unlocked vehicle on West Beebe-Capps . . .

Sunshine School receives posters

Contributed photoThe White County Republican Women delivered several national motto posters to the Sunshine School recently. Pictured is Sunshine School Director Sally Paine with students holding the signs. Those interested in getting posters placed at a school can call (501) 827-6010.