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Police Reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Monday, April 10
5:07 p.m. -- Police took a report of harassment.
5:10 p.m. -- Police responded to the 3500 block . . .


Book Reviews

By Wendy Jones Special to The Daily Citizen
Felt flap flip book too cute
A great first book for any child, "Where's the Giraffe?" features different-colored felt flaps with large easy to read print.
Simple in its design, but . . .


Harding's School of Theology debuts LIVE

The Harding School of Theology in Memphis recently announced its Live Interactive Video Education (LIVE) classroom set up for master's degree programs in Bible, ministry and theology.
Current and prospective students can attend . . .


Iris show to be held Friday


Paul Love, a White County Iris Society member, examines a space-age variety iris growing in his garden in Searcy. Contributed photo

The White County Iris Society is urging iris growers to enter their best specimens in its annual show Friday.
An early bloom season is limiting the number of bloom stalks available, creating a need for more participants in the . . .


Students to be honored during show


The White County Iris Society has been working with two area teachers this year to encourage their students to learn more about growing irises. The society planted irises at the entry of the schools and provided plants, pots and dirt for the students. In August, the students in Jill Snow's second-grade class at Westside Elementary School and the students in Kristi Smith's third-grade class at McRae Elementary School planted irises in the pots. The two classes have been invited to be honored guests at the iris show Friday at Regions Bank downtown. For more information, call (501) 268-6634. Contributed photo


Lauren Reeves Transfer Scholarship awarded


Arkansas State University-Beebe health science majors Victoria Hoopes of Searcy and Patrick Dunlap of Cabot were each presented the newly established Lauren Reeves Transfer Scholarship at the Student Awards Reception held April 11 at the McKay Student Center. Pictured with ASU-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher (right) is Butch Rice (left), CEO of Stallion Transportation Group, ASU-Beebe Development Council member and chairman of the Board of Visitors, who presented the $3,000 scholarships in memory of Lauren Reeves, a nurse and the daughter of David and Julie Reeves (middle). For more information, visit asub.edu. Contributed photo


ASU-Beebe chancellor named to program

Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Karla Fisher has been awarded the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a selective leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of leaders capable of . . .


Scholarship fund receives grant


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The White County Single Parent Scholarship Fund Inc. recently received a $1,800 Giving Tree Grant from the White County Community Foundation. The award was presented at the annual Giving Tree Grant Reception, which was held at Harding University. The grant will be used to fund two single-parent scholarships. Pictured are (from left) Lisa Weathers, WCSPS Inc. board chairwoman; Dan Newsom, WCSPSF Inc. executive director; and Dewitt Yingling, WCCF president.


Amanda Daley: Leadership opportunities offered in 4-H

Arkansas 4-H has various opportunities for 4-H members to showcase their knowledge, broaden their understanding of citizenship and take on leadership roles.
Two leadership opportunities that White County 4-H members have are the . . .


Club hears from pastor


West Race Baptist Church Pastor Joey McIntosh recently spoke to Searcy Optimist Club. The club meets every Wednesday of the month at 6:30 a.m at Harding University's American Heritage Center. Contributed photo


Harding University recognized as Best Value School

Harding University was selected from nearly 8,000 schools as the recipient of a Best Value School award by University Research and Review.
The review committee for the award was made up of former university presidents, chief . . .


Judsonia Elementary Honor Roll

Judsonia Elementary School has released its third-nine weeks honor roll. The following were named to the list:
First grade, all A's: Blake Green, Angela Jenks and Colton Zavala.
First grade, all A's and B's: Chloe Adams, Isabella . . .