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Police reports

The following are specific reports chosen from hundreds received daily, according to the Searcy Police Department:
Wednesday, May 29
1:19 p.m. -- Police took a report of found property on North Main Street.
3:22 p.m. -- Police . . .

Club hears about A Day of Caring

Contributed photoAnna Brumfield (right) with Unity Health recently spoke to the Searcy Civitan Club about A Day of Caring. The event is scheduled for July 27 at the Ganus Activites Center at Harding University. Also pictured is club President Janice Collins. The club meets the first and third Thursday of the month in the Willow Room at Unity Health South Campus at 6 p.m.

Tommy Centola: Recipes continue on after death of Miss Leah

On June 1, New Orleans lost a culinary legend. Leah Chase of Dooky Chase's restaurant, passed away at 96 years young. Chase, known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, had continued cooking in the restaurant almost until the end.
Born . . .

Ken Bridges: Architect Edward Stone designed many iconic structures

Architecture has been called "the mirror of life." Buildings need careful design to stand the test of time and satisfy the need for which it was created. This takes imagination and a careful eye for detail.
Arkansas native Edward . . .


Bismarck State College
Eric Underwood of Searcy has been named to the president's honor roll for the Spring 2019 semester at Bismarck State College.
"Recognition for academic excellence isn't a right, it's a hard-earned privilege . . .

Martha Overby: Solicitor general will not appeal Blue Water Navy court ruling

So which do I give you first, the good news or the bad news? Today, I have both to share.
Good news for you Blue Water Navy veterans who have filed a claim for Agent Orange benefits due to a Veterans Affairs-recognized AO . . .

Searcian gets preview of life at ATU

Contributed photoJohanna Herrell-Carthen of Searcy was among more than 50 high school students who participated in the inaugural Arkansas Tech University First Generation Institute. Also pictured is (from left) state Sen. Breanne Davis of Russellville, ATU Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Blake Bedsole and ATU Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Keegan Nichols. Participants interacted with current ATU students, explored academic opportunities, experienced life as a college student, learned how to finance an education and toured the campus.

Group donates cans to VFW

The Bradford Chapter No. 482 Order of the Eastern Star of Arkansas recently made a donation of cans to the Bald Knob VFW. The donation was brought by Denise Johnson and grandson Trace Dunavin. The VFW is still working on collecting 6,000 canned goods to benefit area veterans.Contributed photo

Bald Knob dog of the week

Lindseyfaith PhotographySpecial to The Daily CitizenDeckard is a labhusky mix who is approximately 1 year old. He weighs 48 pounds, and was surrendered by his owner, who could no longer keep him. He's been at the shelter since March 24 of this year. He has recently completed heartworm treatment and is waiting to be retested to ensure he is negative. According to the Bald Knob Animal Shelter, he likes other dogs and children. 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.

Beebe McDonald's to undergo rebuild, add new features

The McDonald's restaurant at 2415 W. Center St. in Beebe will undergo a complete rebuild to add new features.
Features include the addition of a PlayPlace indoor playground, dual drive-thrus and digital kiosks for customized . . .

Youth completes reading challenge

Andrew Udell recently completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten National Book Reading Challenge at the Searcy Public Library. The nationwide challenge encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. Other participating libraries include the Baldwin Memorial Library (Judsonia), Rose Bud Public Library, Goff Public Library (Beebe) and Lyda Miller Public Library (Bald Knob). The program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and 5 years. Registration is open and free. For more information, call (501) 268-2449 ext. 30.Contributed photo

Rotarians hear from Entergy

Contributed photoTroy Castleberry with Entergy recently spoke to the Searcy Rotary Club about innovations in electricity and smart meters. The club has been serving Searcy since 1959 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Searcy Country Club.

Sherri Sanders: Use native plants for landscaping

Arkansans have always been conscientious about the environment, but today, sustainable gardening or "going green" seems to be of the utmost importance. When choosing plants for the landscape, many gardeners are looking for . . .

Club hears about Habitat ReStore

Laura Hawthorn with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore recently spoke to the Searcy Optimist Club. Hawthorn discussed the new location for the store and how 12 homes have been built so far. "There is a lot of joy seeing these families get to receive the keys to their new home," she said. The club meets every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m at Harding University's American Heritage Center.Contributed photo

Area organizations visit with veterans

Paul J. Hill of Beebe, the Arkansas director of operations for Birdwell Foundation in Houston, (left) talks to World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and Navy submarine veteran Harold Holleman, 92, of Searcy at Kroger's recently about veteran services available in the area. Also on hand to answer questions was Bill "Rhino" Morton with Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 7-8 in Tumbling Shoals.Contributed photo

New Incorporation and LLC filings - June 23, 2019

• Rehm Renovations LLC, Andrew Rehm, 202 Mt Pisgah Road in Searcy, filed June 10, 2019.
• Stayfly Clothing LTD, Vernon L. Floyd, 2909 E. Moore Ave. Building 10, Apt. 4 in Searcy, filed June 10, 2019.
• Dietz Brothers Inc., . . .

Bankruptcy filings - June 23, 2019

• Cledith Gene and Mildred Dolores Starks, 110 E. Riverside Drive in Searcy, document number 201913065, filed June 11, 2019, Chapter 7, attorney: Lonnie Grimes.
• Shirley Ann Smith, 206 March Cove in Searcy, document number . . .

Divorces - June 23, 2019

Certificates of absolute divorce or annulment issued through White County.
Filed Wednesday, May 29
• Plaintiff Jeri Keedy and defendant Jamie Keedy of White County; married Jan. 13, 2018; filed March 26, 2019; one child . . .

Marriages - June 23, 2019

Marriage licenses applied for through White County:
Friday, June 14
• Derrick Ray Mashburn, 27, of Bald Knob and Tonia Danielle Martin, 29, of Bald Knob
• Alex Preston Wilkinson, 28, of Searcy and Ashley Nicole Reames, 31, of . . .


Hayzel Rene Bishop
Jacklynn Bishop and Hunter Bishop of Higginson announce the birth of their daughter.
Hayzel Rene Bishop was born June 14, 2019, at 11:55 a.m. at Unity Health-White County Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, . . .

CAPCA to open utility assistance program

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will begin a Summer Regular and Crisis Utility Assistance Program beginning July 8.
This will be for electric services only. Applications will be taken Monday, Tuesday and . . .

Kenneth Mills: Livin' easy in the summertime

Pop and Mom Mills lived a simple lifestyle, and they were happy and contented.
They weren't wealthy. They had lived through the Depression, so they used what little money they had very wisely.
Pop and Mom didn't travel very much. . . .

Wayne Fancher: Repentance driven by our love for God 

(This is part of a series.)
Summarizing what we have learned so far about repentance, first of all repentance is a continual process of being transformed into the image of Christ. With the renewing of the heart and mind, . . .

Rudy and Laverne Hess

Rudy and Laverne Hess celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 8 at St. James Catholic Church parish hall. Rudy Hess and Laverne Middleton Hess were married June 6, 1959, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Wynne by Father John . . .

Summer fun with tie dye

Sha Johnsonsjohnson@thedailycitizen.comArea youth rinse off tie dye shirts they decorated Wednesday at the Carmichael Community Center as part of a summer activities program. Close to 70 participated.