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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Monday, July 22
6:44 a.m. -- Police took a report of breaking or entering on East River Avenue.
8:05 a.m. -- . . .


Rotarians hear about creative thinking


Searcy Rotary Club member Rick Gallardo recently spoke to the club about his 22 years teaching in California and in China, where he taught how to become a creative thinker. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.Contributed photo


Ken Bridges: Family saw changes, tragedy over the years

(This is part two of a two-part series.)
The Stinsons, a team of four brothers and sisters, had taken to the skies when airplane flight was still in its infancy. The family had started their journey into flight in . . .


Committee recognizes drawing winner


Contributed photoWhite County Republican Committee Chairman Billy Kurck (left) awards Dale Gardner of Newport a $50 gift card as the winner of a giveaway drawing sponsored by the committee at the Rose Bud Summerfest. "The White County Republicans plan to sponsor two more prize drawings, both at the upcoming White County Fair and at Searcy's Get Down Downtown," Kurck said. "I encourage everyone to stop by the booths to sign up."


Bald Knob dog of the week


Lindseyfaith PhotographySpecial to The Daily CitizenKane Brown is a 2-to-3-year-old pit mix and weighs 40 pounds. He is neutered, is up to date on shots and is also on heartworm treatment. He and another dog were brought to the shelter by an officer after they were found roaming. According to the Bald Knob Animal Shelter, he loves to play, gets along with most dogs and also seems to be potty-trained. He and 12 other dogs are available at the shelter, 1112 Vine St. in Bald Knob. The shelter is open seven days a week from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and can be contacted via Facebook messenger or phone at (501) 530-0712. The adoption fee is $60.


Steve Reeves: How big are your dreams?

In his book, "To Dream Again," Wake Forest professor Robert Dale described a conversation between the animated Disney characters Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
As they walked through the "Hundred Acre Wood" Piglet asked Pooh, . . .


Kenneth Mills: A tip of the hat

As a kid in Ennis, Texas, I remember a gentleman I would occasionally meet on the sidewalks. I don't know his name, but I remember his character.
He was retired, but he always dressed nicely -- many times in a suit (even during . . .


Guy Humphries: Memories of school days

On the first day of school, mothers proudly filled the pages of Facebook with photos of students embarking on a new school year. That brought back memories of my first day at Providence school in 1939 and newly consolidate . . .


Betsy Bailey: Schools usher in new school year  


Contributed photoThe Searcy School District leadership team welcomed staff members back to school for the 2019-20 school year with the theme, "Can't Stop the Beat of Searcy Public Schools."

Singer/songwriter Michael Buble' (one of my favorite musicians) sang "it's a new dawn, it's a new day" in his popular song "I'm Feeling Good." That's exactly how we feel at Searcy Public Schools this week as we welcomed students . . .


Births

Miracle Ann Christine Andrew
Horacesa and Jacob Andrew of Des Arc announce the birth of their daughter.
Miracle Ann Christine Andrew was born July 29, 2019, at 9:37 p.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. She weighed 6 . . .


Bobby and Vicki Dahlem

Bobby and Vicki Dahlem of Searcy recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple were married Aug. 16, 1969, in Bell Gardens, Calif., at the First Baptist Church. They have one daughter, Shannon.
The couple chose . . .


New Incorporation and LLC filings - Aug. 18, 2019

• AC Aviation LLC, Buck Gibson, 100 N. Spring St. in Searcy, filed Aug. 5, 2019.
• Amanda McDoniel Organics LLC, Amanda McDoniel, 106 First St. in Griffithville, filed Aug. 9, 2019.
• Diamond State Home Builders LLC, 210 W. . . .


Bankruptcy filings - Aug. 18, 2019

• Stacy Clyde and Jennifer Sue Boone, 905 Arkansas Highway 258 in Bald Knob, document number 201914061, filed Aug. 5, 2019, Chapter 13, attorney: Lonnie Grimes.
• Larry Edward and Stephanie Renee McClour, 2632 Arkansas . . .


Marriages - Aug. 18, 2019

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, Aug. 9
• Lukas Rhett Hoofman, 22, of Judsonia and Hannah Taylor, 21, of Kensett
• Jacky Lee Smith, 60, of Searcy and Brenda J. Lynn, 62, of Searcy
• Jonathan Aaron . . .


Divorces - Aug. 18, 2019

Certificates of absolute divorce or annulment issued through White County:
Friday, Aug. 2
• Plaintiff Derek Castel and defendant Amanda Castel of Beebe; married Jan. 25, 2003; filed May 13, 2019; one child affected; alleged . . .


ASU-Beebe opens enrollment for GED classes

Enrollment for General Educational Development classes is open at the Arkansas State University-Beebe Adult Education centers, on the Beebe, Searcy and Heber Springs campuses, as well as the Augusta Public Library and Westside . . .


Sherri Sanders: Gardening in the month of August

While the list of gardening tasks for August is shorter than in many months, there are still ongoing tasks to perform in the garden. The hot temperatures of midsummer make it tough to spend much time working in your garden, so . . .


ASU-Beebe Upward Bound students travel to Colorado


Contributed photoASU-Beebe Upward Bound students and program leaders stand in front of the U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Students participating in this summer's Upward Bound program at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently returned from an educational trip to Colorado.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program which assists students to develop . . .