Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 1, 2016
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Megan Lewis, left, 14, Zac Brogdon, 18, and Kristen Sherrill, 14, display the posters they are using to promote the Teen Driving Roadeo event to take place Saturday in Batesville.

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Teen Driving Roadeo to educate youth on safe driving habits

Batesville area teen drivers will soon receive a crash course in safe driving. The Teen Driving Roadeo, a free event that will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the White-Rodgers facility in Batesville, will have stations and guest speakers to teach youths the importance of responsible driving. Through a partnership among Allstate, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Injury Prevention Ce... READ MORE


Resale store to support Veterans Outreach efforts

SOUTHSIDE — Veterans Outreach Ministries, a nonprofit that helps veterans obtain benefits and services, has celebrated the grand opening of the organization’s first resale store, which is in Southside.


    Son takes next big step in life

    This was the day we were working toward. And by we, I should say our son Scott. He did all the work, and Saturday he graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He’s my baby. I know, I know. He’s 22 years old, but he’s still my baby. He followed his older brother by 3 1/2 years — who is a UCA graduate, too. It has been a long, sometimes rocky, never-a-dull-moment road to today. Whereas my older son was the quiet kid who... READ MORE


    Tiny homes a specialty for Mountain View man

    Scott Stewart’s yard is a mess. The large orange dirt patch situated on the corner of Massey Avenue and East Webb Street in Mountain View is dotted with shells of 8-by-16-foot to 8-by-24-foot small homes, scraps of sawed lumber and power tools. But the mess is warranted. For the past eight years, Stewart, the owner of Slabtown Customs, has created tailor-made tiny houses full time for families across the nation, even attracting the atte... READ MORE


    Eerie feeling: The songs fish sing

    When the spring breeding season nears, the river rhumba begins. It is an eerie melody, heard in lakes and streams throughout Arkansas, and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. An angler on the water at night will often hear the peculiar combination of purring and grunting welling up from the depths and wonder about the sound’s origin. I remember when I first heard it. I was 14. A friend and I were trotlining in east Arkansas’ L’A... READ MORE


    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a version of a classic dish

    Working as a chef based in greater Los Angeles, though I also have restaurants across the U.S. and around the world, I’m very aware of the richness of Latino culture. So many good, hardworking people from Mexico and countries farther south live in my home state that Spanish is virtually a second language here. And, of course, I’ve grown not just accustomed to but also fond of Latino foods. I especially enjoy chile peppers — an ingredien... READ MORE



    May 1 Pioneer Village Spring Open House SEARCY — Pioneer Village, a late-19th-century village at 1200 Higginson St., will continue its annual spring open house from noon to 4 p.m. All Village buildings will be open and have costumed guides. The event will include square dancing, live music, craftsman demonstrations, live animals, pioneer games for children and vendors selling food. Admission and parking are free, but donations will be ... READ MORE