Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 26, 2017
PHOTO BY: Angela Spencer

Dwight Daugherty, Advanced Placement physics and chemistry teacher at Cabot High School, plans to retire at the end of this school year. He will be this year’s honoree at the Cabot Scholarship Foundation’s Roast and Toast on March 7.

Toast to science

Retiring teacher to be roasted at banquet

A good teacher honestly and deeply cares about what his or her students learn in the classroom — both about the subject matter for class and about life. At least, that’s what Dwight Daugherty believes. Daugherty, an Advanced Placement physics and chemistry teacher at Cabot High School, plans to retire at the end of the school year after 20 years with the district. Daugherty will be this year’s honoree at the Cabot Scholarship Foundation... READ MORE


Hospital to pick residents for new program

A vision that began almost nine years ago is becoming a reality as White River Health System in Batesville prepares to accept its first class of residents into the newly formed Internal Medicine Residency Program. More than 1,000 applicants have applied to the program, which was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in January.


    Monikers mixed for cats, dogs

    Getting the right name for a pet is tricky. My 27-year-old son still regrets what my husband and I named the stray dog we found years ago. We named the little black-and-white terrier mix Rudy based on the movie about the small former Notre Dame football player. For some unknown reason, our son thinks we should have named the dog Cowboy. When this son was 6, he named his first dog Panda. She was a pretty dog, a long-haired black-and-tan ... READ MORE


    Cabot fire chief takes pride in department

    While living in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1993, Phillip Robinson often passed a volunteer fire department on his way to and from work. One day, its “Help Wanted” sign caught his eye. “So I stopped in and said, ‘What kind of help do you guys need?’” said Robinson, who was stationed at Charleston Air Force Base at the time. Robinson learned the department was looking for a volunteer firefighter, so he applied that day and received a ... READ MORE


    Nine streams are tops for late-winter smallmouth bass

    Mention smallmouth bass fishing, and many anglers think of the world-famous fishing available in Canada, the Great Lakes region and the Northern states. Natural State anglers don’t have to travel north to enjoy superb smallmouth fishing, though. Arkansas’ Ozark and Ouachita mountains are laced with hundreds of miles of clear, cool streams where anglers can indulge in blue-ribbon smallmouth action. The biggest problem “bronzeback” fans... READ MORE


    Win the title of Best Snack at your Oscar party

    My catering team’s biggest challenge every year is preparing the food served to more than a thousand stars at the Governors Ball following the Academy Awards, which takes place this coming Sunday. Across the nation, from here on the California coast in La La Land to Manchester by the Sea on the Massachusetts shoreline, fans will be glued to their televisions to watch the show, from the red-carpet arrival of the nominees to the final env... READ MORE



    Feb. 27 Cabot AARP Meeting CABOT — The Cabot AARP chapter will meet at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. There will be a short business meeting, followed by guest speaker Mike Wheeler, Animal Services director for the Cabot Animal Shelter. A door prize will be given to the member who brings the most guests to the meeting. March 2 The Royal Family Ball CABOT — The Royal Family Ball, a Disney-theme... READ MORE