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Seeking input on dog ordinance

By Sherry Snow Special To The Daily Citizen
Pangburn officials have been going door to door asking residents for input on a pit bull and dangerous dog ordinance being worked on by the city, according to Mayor David Wilson.
"We have been discussing whether to leave . . . more »


Bringing light to pool

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Parking lot lights will be installed at the Searcy swimming pool complex beginning this week, according to an Entergy Inc. spokesperson and city officials.
The swimming pool complex is on track for a Labor Day weekend . . . more »


Making hay in McRae

Larry Shook started farming with 800 acres of rented land in the McRae area, but he and his wife, Belinda, now rent 840 and own 850 and have transitioned to a primarily hay enterprise. The Shooks have been named the 2017 White County Farm Family of the Year by Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Ali Webb/Special to The Daily Citizen

By Ali Webb Special To The Daily Citizen
Larry and Belinda Shook have been farming independently for 37 years but Larry has lived on the family farm in McRae for 57 years.
"I guess it all started right up the road at my grandmother's and my grandfather's place," La . . . more »


A fourth-generation farm family

Matt Shook, pictured with his daughter Ellie, raises cattle together with his father, Larry. The have 160 cows for breeding or with calves and maintain eight bulls for breeding.

Ali Webb/Special to The Daily Citizen

By Ali Webb Special To The Daily Citizen
Stanley Shook jokingly made a big claim when he found out his son Larry had been nominated for the White County Farm Family of the Year.
"When Larry called me, he said, 'Dad, I got nominated for the farmer of the year for Wh . . . more »


Contributing more than hay

Larry Shook donates hay and even lets it be borrowed for community events, but he's also involved as a White County Fair youth sponsor, a supporter of the Beebe Future Farmers of America, a Farm Bureau member, part of the Beebe Public Scholarship Foundation, a member of the Beebe Athletic Booster Club, a member of the Arkansas EMT Association and a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supporter.

Ali Webb/Special to The Daily Citizen

By Ali Webb Special To The Daily Citizen
Shook Farms contributes more than just hay to their community, even if that's what organizations often want the Shooks to donate or let them borrow, leading to them sponsoring numerous activities, including 5Ks and fundraise . . . more »


Damage from fire extensive

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
Extensive damage was done to a business near Pangburn by a structure fire last week, according to Pangburn Fire Chief William Langley.
Langley said the fire occurred around 6:37 p.m. at Home Town Mat and Towel Inc. ou . . . more »


Not caring enough about alcohol

"So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth."
-- Revelation 3:16
It's difficult to gauge how Searcy feels as a whole about the city and county being either wet or dry based on the react . . . more »


Concerns voiced over assisting other cities

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
A Judsonia police vehicle being damaged during the recent flooding in White County led to a discussion by aldermen about whether city personnel should respond to calls for help in nearby cities.
Alderman David Conley . . . more »


Alaska coming for absconder

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Alaska authorities are "on their way" to retrieve a man being held in the White County Detention Center who was at large for 76 allegations of sexual abuse involving children until his arrest in Searcy two months ago, . . . more »


Fraudulent calls being made to subscribers

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Subscribers to The Daily Citizen are reporting that they are receiving phone calls requesting payment information, but the newspaper does not seek information from subscribers that way, according to Publisher Harry Porter.
"We don't conta . . . more »


Seven public officials objected

By Jamie Williams Jwilliams@thedailycitizen.com
There were seven public officials listed as objecting to a private club permit being issued to a Searcy restaurant in Director's Decision documentation from the Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control Division.
The applicat . . . more »


JPs kill permit discussion

By Tracy Whitaker Twhitaker@thedailycitizen.com
Eight justices of the peace wanted to discuss the possibility of private club permits being issued to Searcy restaurants at Tuesday's White County Quorum Court meeting, but the motion made by Bobby Quattlebaum was kil . . . more »