- White River Medical Center announces plans for satellite ER in Cherokee Village
- Batesville tour a mix of the holidays and history
- Citizens of Cabot come together to deliver Christmas meals, toys
- Junior Auxiliary of Searcy adopts community ‘angels’
- Area families receive honors as Arkansas Century Farms
Mason Simmons, left, and Allyson Crockett, right, color their assignments in a kindergarten class at Cave City Elementary School.
Early Christmas gift
An early Christmas gift with the school district’s name on the tag has arrived in Cave City. Two grants awarded to the district will fund construction of a new kindergarten center, which will give future kindergartners and preschoolers a new place to read, learn and play. The district received $600,000 in state funding for the new kindergarten center through the Arkansas Facilities Partnership Program, along with $325,000 to build two p... READ MORE
When Allen Mooneyhan went to the annual convention for the Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in November, he wasn’t expecting to walk away with an award.
I went to an interview last week in a rural part of Arkansas, and I’d forgotten how much I love taking a drive. Actually, I prefer “car ridin’,” as we called it when I was growing up. I’d rather be the passenger than the driver. When I was a little girl, my parents or grandparents would take me for a ride in the car, sometimes just for the air conditioning in the summer, and sometimes, I suspect, to get me to shut up and go to sleep. As... READ MORE
David Pittser didn’t grow up in Batesville, but this Kansas native is using his teaching background to work with children in that area. He’s been a “big brother” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in Batesville for seven years but didn’t come into that role in the most conventional way. Pittser was a teacher for about 40 years in various cities in Kansas. Teaching in the Gifted and Talented program took the majority of his t... READ MORE
Thirty years ago, I rarely encountered problems when I wanted to hunt on private land. I learned early that it was proper etiquette to gain permission before hunting on another person’s property, which I always did. It was rare then to see a “No Trespassing” or “No Hunting” sign, and most of us figured it would always be that way. It’s not that way now, however. Today, it’s hard to find private property with good hunting opportunities t... READ MORE
Thanksgiving Day is the unofficial beginning of a luxurious four- to five-week stretch known as the “holidays” — that time when many of even the most indulgent behaviors are dismissed with an offhanded “Oh, it’s the holidays.” Second helpings are second nature; desserts are decidedly decadent. All that may explain why December is National Eggnog Month. The creamy, rich, spiced and often alcohol-spiked drink is widely thought of as a hol... READ MORE
Today Festival of Trees HORSESHOE BEND — The Festival of Trees will continue today at the Cedar Glad Resort and Spa, formerly Hillhigh Resort, in Horseshoe Bend. For more information, call (870) 670-5433, email horseshoe email@example.com, or visit www.horseshoebendarcc.com. Today, Friday, Saturday and Dec. 15 Nativity Spectacular SEARCY — A drive-thru living-Nativity spectacular will be held today, Friday, Saturday and Dec. 15 at Fi... READ MORE