Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 19, 2017
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Searcy artists Daniel Adams, from left, Angela Turney and Jason White will paint a mural on the outside of Quattlebaum Music in downtown Searcy as part of the Think ART Project.

Think ART

Local artists, schools work to beautify Searcy

Murals, sculptures, book-share houses and creative landscapes are just a few of the things set to pop up soon around Searcy. The Think ART Project, directed by Mat Faulkner of Think Idea Studio, has about 19 projects in the works. Faulkner said the project’s aims are to increase tourism, encourage relocation and improve quality of life through the power of art. “It is the organized effort of enhancing both public and private spaces by p... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

    Breath mints and lemons don’t lure dog

    It was The Great Escape all over again. My son and daughter-in-law have a beagle, Tilley, who does what dogs do — she digs. She digs under their fence and, despite their best efforts, manages to get out every few weeks. And she takes Zorro, the little Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, with her. When I was leaving work, Brandi, my daughter-in-law, called and said the little escape artists had done it again. Tilley had dug under the fence. Zorro ... READ MORE

FRONT & CENTER

    Harding Academy graduate named to state 4-H Hall of Fame

    Stephanie Williams basically had no choice but to join 4-H legally when she was old enough. Williams, 20, of Searcy officially joined the program when she was 5 but was immersed in it from the time she was born, with older siblings and her mother, Ruth Williams, being involved in 4-H while Stephanie was growing up. “I have two older siblings, and I was at events when I was a baby,” Stephanie Williams said. “Our family is a three-generat... READ MORE

THREE RIVERS OUTDOORS

    Trapping can be a fulfilling pastime, despite low fur prices

    Fall is here, and furbearer trapping season has begun in Arkansas. The period for trapping beavers, muskrats and nutrias started at sunrise Nov. 11 and runs through sunset March 31. Coyote trapping season started at sunrise Aug. 1 and continues through sunset March 31. The trapping season for all remaining furbearers in the state — including mink, raccoons, skunks, opossums and other species — began at sunrise Nov. 11 and ends at sunset... READ MORE

CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

    Nov. 20 Community Music Gathering BATESVILLE — There will be a Community Music Gathering from 6-8 p.m. at First Community Bank. Singers, instrumentalists and listeners are all invited to attend. Democratic Party of White County Meeting SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Arkansas State University-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave. For more information, email white@arkdems.org. Jackson County Rubber Duck Raff... READ MORE