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Tommy Jackson: More number ones take the spotlight

Last week in this space, we talked No. 1 songs, noting that while every artist covets them, they are really no guarantee to career longevity.
Today, we are going to piggyback on that topic of No. 1 songs for one more week, but . . .

New Incorporation and LLC filings - March 26, 2017

• Katie Wallace Physical Therapy Inc., Katie Lee Wallace, 3761 Arkansas Highway 36 W. in Searcy, filed March 14, 2017.
• Pruitt Flying LLC, Jacob Pruitt, 12 Southpointe in Searcy, filed March 15, 2017.
• The Sunshine Cafe . . .

Bankruptcy filings - March 26, 2017

• Amy Burke, 256 Tater Hill Road in Searcy, document number 201711470, March 14, 2017, Chapter 7, attorney: Paul A. Schmidt.
• Christopher P. and Terri R. Davis, 707 Eastwood Drive in Searcy, document number 201711486, filed . . .

Ken Bridges: Yell County native role player in westerns

Some actors become famous starring in blockbuster movies or may only be famous for one line or one part.
Sometimes the actors who rarely play the leading role are the ones who make a movie the most enjoyable part of the story. . . .

Guy Humphries: When White County strawberries were king

Beginning in the 1930s and extending into the early 1950s, the scrumptious White County strawberry was the farmers' primary "cash crop." Much of that time, the Waller Market in Bald Knob dispatched more berries "up nawth" than . . .

Allan Isom: Garden planned to attract native pollinators

Searcy's Pollinator Friendly Committee members, with the approval of Mayor David Morris, the aldermen and Harding University, are planting a wildflower garden on Harding's campus.
It will be over an acre in size and will be . . .

Harding inducts students into honor society

Harding University inducted more than 80 students into the school's chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society during a ceremony March 19.
Those inducted included:
Beebe: Thomas Lewis, management and business . . .

Harding to host Mana Nutrition co-founder

The Harding University Honors College will host Mark Moore, CEO and co-founder of Mana Nutrition, as part of the L.C. Sears Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Cone Chapel.
Moore's presentation "Attitude of Gratitude" will address . . .

Searcian directs one-act play

Kara Treadwell of Searcy will direct "Zoo Story" as part of the Harding University one-act festival Thursday through Saturday.
The festival features nine one-act plays directed by eight students as part of a degree requirement . . .

Searcy airport receives grant

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Jerry Chism, director of the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, presents a grant to Roger Pearson, manager of the Searcy Municipal Airport. The grant will be used to fix cracks and to apply a seal coat to taxiways and aprons.

Jerry and Carrie Vaughn

Jerry and Carrie Vaughn
Jerry Donald and Carrie Mae Vaughn of Searcy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 31. Jerry Donald and the former Carrie Eudy were married March 31, 1957.
They are the parents of Donna . . .

AETN now accepting entries for PBS Kids Writers Contest

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will accept entries for the PBS Kids Writers Contest through April 7.
The PBS Kids Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's literacy skills through hands-on, . . .

Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Wednesday, March 15
6:47 a.m. — Police responded to the 700 block of Melody Lane . . .

Steve Reeves: Getting to know the Almighty

Popular Christian author Chuck Swindoll has written, "Some of God's best truths, like priceless treasure, are hidden in depths most folks never take the time to search out" (Swindoll: "Intimacy With The Almighty" p. 16), God . . .

Kenneth Mills: Balancing urgency and patience

In 1986, Moshe and Yuval Lufan, second-generation fishermen from Kibbutz nof Ginosar, made an astonishing discovery as they walked along the shores of the Sea of Galilee in Israel.
Because of a drought, the Sea of Galilee was at . . .

Births - March 26, 2017

Christopher Neal Cortez Doherty
Richard Paul and Caitlyn Elizabeth Doherty of Searcy announce the birth of their son.
Christopher Neal Cortez Doherty was born March 18, 2017, at 6:54 p.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical . . .

Marriages - March 26, 2017

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, March 17
• Dennis Arin Basinger, 45, of Bald Knob and Melody Suellen Pace, 31, of Bald Knob
• Paul Kimo Keen, 25, of Searcy and Hallie . . .

Beebe damaged by winds

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Dennis Brewer of North Little Rock, with Metro Disaster Specialists, works on clearing glass from a side door at Regions Bank in Beebe. Strong winds swept through the area Saturday breaking trees, windows and causing other damage. Brewer said the door would be sealed with some wood until it can be repaired.

Bald Knob structures damaged

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An ice machine in Bald Knob was badly damaged Friday by winds.

Sherri Sanders: Smooth Patch affects oak trees

Smooth patch is most commonly associated with trees in the white oak group; however, it also can be found periodically on birch, ash, willow, pecan, hickory and sweet gum.
Related fungi cause similar symptoms on several other . . .

Amanda Daley: Understanding what Arkansas 4-H is all about

The official youth organization of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is 4-H.
It is an informal education program for boys and girls. The program is conducted locally by . . .

Rotarians hear about Harding programs

Harding University Department of Communication Professor Jack Shock recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club. Shock discussed the university's radio station, newspaper and TV station as well as the students. Shock said over a four-year college career, students attend around 600 chapel assemblies. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club. Contributed photo

Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily. according to the Searcy Police Department.
Monday, March 13
12:50 p.m. -- Police responded to the 1700 block of West Pleasure Avenue regarding an adult . . .

Pets ready for adoption

Katie is a 2-year-old shepherd mix, weighing 66 pounds. She's mild-mannered, house-trained and recently spayed.