Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 27, 2014
PHOTO BY: Rusty Hubbard

Hedy Wuelling, Jacksonville Animal Control manager, holds one of the shelter’s dogs in front of the new mobile adoption trailer.

Doggy delivery

Jacksonville animals hit the road to find ‘forever homes’

Cats and dogs are on the move in Jacksonville. Hedy Wuelling, manager of the Jacksonville Animal Shelter, said she is excited about using the shelter’s new mobile unit to take adoptable cats and dogs out into the community, hopefully increasing their chances of finding “a forever home.” “This mobile unit will be great for off-site adoptions,” she said. “It’s just a lot easier to do it with the mobile unit.” Wuelling said the shelter tak... READ MORE


Cleburne County revives 1960s plans for water gardens

When the Cleburne County judge asked for innovative tourism ideas, all Billy Lindsey had to do was dig under the seat of his old truck to find drawings and a proposal that President John F. Kennedy approved more than 50 years ago.


    On my own: Talking to the dog and other issues

    Being on my own for most of the summer, I’ve learned a lot. As my regular readers know (and might be sick of hearing), my husband has been in Mississippi, living in a university dorm and taking classes toward his doctorate. He’s come home most weekends, but last weekend he stayed to study for tests and get papers done as classes come to an end. I’ve missed him, but I have made the following discoveries. • The dog is a good listener. Whe... READ MORE


    No backup plan needed for vet tech program director

    Kristie Coley, a local veterinarian and program director of the Veterinary Technology Program at Arkansas State University-Beebe, never wanted to be an astronaut or a ballerina. Animals are her thing, and she has never considered an alternative. “I always wanted to be a veterinarian,” Coley said. “I’ve said that since the second grade.” Growing up in McCrory, Coley’s family farmed for a living. At one point, five generations worked on t... READ MORE


    Everything you need to know about night-fishing lights

    Night fishing can be an exhilarating experience, full of mystery and expectation. When will something take the bait? What will it be? Will I overcome it, or will it overcome me? If you hook something big, you hope it’s a trophy fish. But you’re never really sure. You don’t know what’s down there, and you won’t know for certain until you reel it up from the depths. That’s what draws a hard-boiled fraternity of anglers to this witching-ho... READ MORE


    Perfect for a casual midsummer lunch

    Around about now — a good month into summer — many people feel like they’re running short of grilling inspiration. They’ve cooked and eaten their fill of burgers, sausages, steaks and chops, accompanied by all sorts of grilled vegetables. Of course, they’ve grilled some of their favorite seafood, too. And all of these are delicious. But I’ve seen home grillers hit the wall. “Wolfgang,” they’ll tell me, “grilling is really just a cooking... READ MORE


    This week's events in the Three Rivers area

    July 27 Historical Society Summer Meeting ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society will hold its summer quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of FNBC in Ash Flat. Guest speaker Dale Mobley will present a program on economic history with a primary emphasis on the economic history of Sharp County, including stories of business endeavors. The entrance and parking are at the rear of the building. Everyone is invited to at... READ MORE