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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Tuesday, Oct. 3
4:18 p.m. -- Police responded to the area of Race Avenue and Poplar Street regarding a two-vehicle . . .

White County Cooperative Extension Service to offer short tai chi courses

The White County Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a short course (six weeks) of beginning tai chi classes from Oct. 31 through Dec. 14.
Tai chi is an exercise that originated in ancient China. It has been . . .

Sidney Deener Elementary Honor Roll

Sidney Deener Elementary School has released its first-nine weeks honor roll. The following were named to the list:
First grade, all A's: Eli Smith, Michael Graves, Zane Baird, YanYu Chen, Ava Crockett, Isabelle Hatfield, Kasydee . . .

ASU-Beebe to present 'She Kills Monsters'

The theater department at Arkansas State University-Beebe will present "She Kills Monsters" today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium, 910 N. Pecan St., on the Beebe campus.
"She Kills . . .

Unity Health visits McRae Elementary

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Unity Health-White County Medical Center mascot K.C. Koala recently visited McRae Elementary School. The mascot is pictured with Emery Hackenberg from Leah Barber's class and discussed the importance of living health-centered. Kindergarteners participated in a presentation about how to eat, drink, play and live well. Students were able to participate in pretending to give shots, listening to a heartbeat through a stethoscope, and how to make healthy choices. Associates of Unity Health worked multiple stations as students rotated through the cafeteria to hear various lessons.

Guy Humphries: Baseball games of the past

An American Legion post was located on Arkansas Highway 157 in the Holly Springs community of north White County. The members were veterans of WWI and WWII who honored our heroes who sacrificed for our freedom.
By 1950, the state . . .

Rotarians hear from women's ministry

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Tari Wooten and Jim Woodell, with John 3:17, a women's faith-based ministry, recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club. The ministry's curriculum includes extensive Bible study and community work with an objective to help women in addiction realize their worth and potential. It is located close to Newport. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.

Pangburn receives Rural Community Grant

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The city of Pangburn recently received $5,707 to replace the concrete bleachers with aluminum bleachers to increase the seating capacity for the baseball games at the city ballpark. Pictured are state Sen. Missy Irvin, Mayor David Wilson, Arkansas Rural Development Commissioner Claude Graves, Alderman Michael Marsh, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive VP of Operations Amy Fecher, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, ARDC Commissioner Lynn Hawkins, ARDC Commissioner Jamie Pafford-Gresham and ARDC Commissioner Davis Bell. More than $246,225 was presented to 21 rural communities selected for funding through the Rural Services Rural Community Grant Program for fiscal year 2018.

Operation Christmas Child holds packing party

Event speaker, Julia Dills, who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox as an orphan in the Ukraine, holds Paisleigh Robinson. The organization is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse which sends shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys to children in war-torn and impoverished nations.

Sherri Sanders: Twig girdlers can be controlled

Lately, we have been receiving several calls about a curious phenomenon occurring in many White County yards.
It seems there are many tree limbs from hardwood trees that tend to look as though they have been cut off and fall to . . .

Community colleges conference produces award presentations

Arkansas State University-Beebe students, faculty, staff and alumni were honored at the Arkansas Community Colleges fall conference held at the State House Convention Center in Little Rock recently.
• Bao Van was named . . .

Club welcomes new member

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New Searcy Rotary Club member Jennifer Pruitt is inducted by Jamie Mcintosh (right), pinning the Rotary membership pin. Both women are employed by Survival Flight, which provides hospital flight services. 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:
Monday, Oct. 2
6:53 a.m. -- Police responded to the 200 block of East Race Avenue regarding a shoplifter.
10:05 . . .

Programs now open to farmers, landowners

Farmers and landowners in 31 Arkansas counties, including White County, have until Nov. 17, to submit applications to receive financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation . . .

Bald Knob water utility offers online bill pay

Customers of Bald Knob Water and Sewer can now pay their bill online to track their spending and their energy usage.
The Customer Web Portal created by Continental Utility Solutions Inc. allows customers to view their payment . . .

Betsy Bailey: Grounds/custodial supervisor completes program

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Grounds/custodial supervisor Raymond Reynolds recently participated in a two-year professional certification program developed by the Arkansas School Plant Management Association.

The Searcy School District takes great pride in assuring that our facilities are well-maintained and provide an atmosphere that is conducive to student learning.
In an effort to ensure our district is always informed of the . . .

White County Central High School's Homecoming Court announced

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White County Central recently announced the 2017 Homecoming Court. Pictured are (back row, from left) Taylor Moffett, seventh grade; Skyler Blue, eighth; Mallory Pate, ninth; Madison Wallace, 10th; Ashton Huddy, 11th; Karen Perez, 11th; Crystal Munoz, 10th; Jadyan Watson, ninth; Haley Nixon, eighth; and McKenzie Massey, seventh; (front row, from left) Courtlyn Jackson, 12th; Briley Evans, 12th; and Paola Perez, 12th. The homecoming queen will be announced during the presentation of royalty at 5 p.m. Friday.