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Winners of bowling tournament

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White River Area Agency on Aging recently hosted an 8 Ball Senior Citizen Tournament at Pops Hideaway in Judsonia. Pictured are (from left) first-place winner Ransom Pogue, second-place finisher Danny Wilson and third-place finisher Richard Owen. Other participants were Miro Blazewicz, Earl Tatum, Jeff Brown, Doyle Scroggins and James Foreman.

Pets available for adoption

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Toby is a 3-month-old mixed breed puppy, weighing 16 pounds. According to petfinder.com, he is healthy, leash training, knows "sit" and is working on being housetrained. He has received his initial inoculations at the shelter and will need two more sets of shots to be fully protected. He is among 80-90 dogs and cats available at the Humane Society of Searcy, 112 Johnston Road. The center is open seven days a week from 1-5 p.m.

Library displaying quilts

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Librarian Janet Blansett arranges a “Bow Tie” quilt made in the 1960s by Ruby Kirkland Oakley, mother of Wilma Oakley Venable. Quilts will be on display at the El Paso Public Library through August.

Antique quilts owned by residents of the El Paso community will be on display in the El Paso Public Library through August.
Among quilts to be displayed is a "Friendship Quilt" made in 1989 for Bessie Breckenridge Riley. Members . . .


University of Arkansas
Several area students graduated from the University of Arkansas:
• Destiny Lee Watson of Bald Knob graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and . . .

Two attend Ag Youth Leadership Seminar

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Area students Cade McKee of Pangburn and Linzi Wallace of Searcy were among the 20 high school juniors and seniors who participated in Arkansas Farm Bureau's first Ag Youth Leadership Seminar at the Farm Bureau Center in Little Rock recently. The seminar gave an in-depth look at agriculture careers. Activities included learning about advanced technology used in agriculture, a workshop on poultry careers, tours of Keo Fish Farm and the state cooperative extension office, a visit to the state Capitol and a discussion about Farm Bureau careers.

Ken Bridges: The man behind Arkansas geology

Science is about inquiry. Observation is the tool used to find out answers, from the stars above to the rocks under our feet. And one prominent scientist, David Owen, helped Arkansas understand its own geology as the first state . . .

Senior in Pangburn FBLA earns award

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Pangburn FBLA senior Mckenzie Landis placed eighth in the nation in Job Interview at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore on June 27-July 1. Competing against more than 100 other finalists in Job Interview across the U.S., Mckenzie first advanced in preliminary competition to the top 15, then was awarded the trophy for eighth place. Mckenzie plans to further her education at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro this fall.

Aging program celebrates birthdays

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The White County Aging Program at the Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore Ave. in Searcy, recently celebrated May birthdays. Pictured are (from left) Ella Webb, Ruby Hicks and Lorene Mitchell. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. daily. Transportation is available. For more information, call (501) 268-2587.