Updated 10:08 a.m., Mon April 16, 2018
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Sarah Garrett-Jones, left, and Jeremy Crabb, both of Conway, prepare to train for the 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle ride, starting in San Francisco, California. Garrett-Jones, a University of Central Arkansas police officer, and Crabb, a full-time UCA student and former campus police officer, are raising money prior to the event. More information is available, and donations may be made at tiny.cc/jcrabb or tiny.cc/sarahalc.

Life changer

Conway residents to bike 545 miles in AIDS/LifeCycle event

Jeremy Crabb and Sarah Garrett-Jones rode 100 miles on their bicycles on a recent Saturday, but that’s nothing compared to the ride they’ve signed up for in June. The Conway friends will again participate in the 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle charity ride June 3-9 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. They each have a goal to raise $5,000 for the event. This is the fourth time Crabb, 38, has made the challenging ride. “Every year that I’ve done i... READ MORE


Local artists exhibit works in watercolor show

LITTLE ROCK — The 48th annual Mid-Southern Watercolorists juried exhibition is now on display at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in downtown Little Rock.


    Winning the lottery on honesty

    I’ve always considered myself to be an honest person. The other day, though, I started recounting how many times I’ve accidentally stolen something. Most recently, it was an incident in a big-box department store. I was in a hurry, trying to buy something for my husband’s birthday, as well as a few more items for my family’s Easter baskets. I didn’t get a cart, so I started piling things over my arm. I was impulse shopping, so the stack... READ MORE


    Former banker has passion for education, Heber Springs college

    Howard Chapin IV had no idea he was being honored by the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce when he attended its annual banquet March 29. Chapin, a longtime banker in the area who is now retired, as well as an advocate for the Arkansas State University-Beebe Heber Springs Campus, received the Distinguished Citizens Award from state Rep. Josh Miller, R-Heber Springs. “This was a really well-kept secret between Julie Murray and my wif... READ MORE


    AGFC bass programs provide valuable information

    It’s tough trying to forecast where Arkansas’ best bass fishing will be this year. It’s tough because Arkansas has so many blue-ribbon bass waters, tough because the term “best” means different things to different anglers and tough because, for the most part, this is just an objective exercise. There are few good yardsticks by which we can measure the indicators of success. There is one such yardstick, however: the Arkansas Tournament I... READ MORE



    April 15 UACCM’s Steel Magnolias MORRILTON — The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Theatre will present Robert Harling’s comedy-drama Steel Magnolias at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium on campus. Jim Harris, UACCM’s theater and speech instructor, will direct the play. For tickets, call (501) 977-2045 or visit the Student Accounts window in the University Center lobby, or buy them at the door. Tickets are $10 for ... READ MORE