Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 21, 2014
PHOTO BY: Angela Spencer

From left, Ronnie Nelson, Darren Gambill, Nathan Crow, Mike Cordell, Dave Violette and Courtney Hutchinson were part of the You Got Action pool team from Jacksonville. The team won the American Poolplayers Association’s national tournament.

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Local team wins national billiards championship

For the first time, the national championship trophy for the American Poolplayers Association’s Open 8-Ball Division was brought home to Arkansas, and members of the winning team have already started practicing for next year. The winning team, You Got Action, from Jacksonville, has mounted its championship trophy at The Hangar, the bar where the team practices. The trophy sits against the backdrop of a $25,000 presentation check symbol... READ MORE


Beebe coat drive starts early in anticipation of cold winter

BEEBE — Last year, when the first day of cold weather came earlier than expected, some children in central Arkansas were without coats. In an effort to avoid the same problem this year, Kristen Boswell, executive director of the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber’s third annual coat drive has already started.


    Hindsight: What can go wrong?

    I thought it was a smart idea at the time. My mother gave me some nice drinking glasses, made by Noritake, to put in my garage sale. I’d bought them for my mother at some point, but she’d rarely used them. They were an older pattern, and I bought them online at a place that specializes in discontinued patterns. These were in perfect condition, and when I looked online, they were selling for $25.99 each. Instead of putting them in my gar... READ MORE


    Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalist proud of Searcy’s commitment to education

    In her portfolio submitted for the Arkansas Teacher of the Year program, Kathy Glewen said that while some of her teaching philosophy has changed since she became a teacher in 1983, many key aspects have remained the same. She said she believes establishing relationships with both students and parents, creating a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn in, and having a classroom full of enthusiasm for learning are all impor... READ MORE


    Conway artist creates interactive sculpture exhibit

    CONWAY — It has been a long time coming, but Conway ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, 63, is finally creating an art project she has wanted to work on since graduate school. “I’ve been thinking about it for years,” Satterfield said with a laugh during a recent visit to her home studio. “I retired to do this.” It’s been three years since she retired as director of the Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway... READ MORE


    Balsamic Marinated Stuffed Flank Steak

    Flank steak is a fairly popular cut of beef, and for good reason — it’s flavorful, inexpensive and incredibly versatile! Unfortunately, I’ve had my fair share of tough ones over the years; the lean meat almost seems to overcook if you just look at it the wrong way. Thankfully, this recipe for balsamic flank steak stuffed with prosciutto and cheese has renewed my faith in the often-too-tough meat. I first had a variation of this recipe a... READ MORE


    This week's events in the Three Rivers area

    Sept. 18 Blood Drive MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. Each person who donates blood will have the chance to win a $20 Visa card. For more information about the blood drive, call Wanda McConnaughhay at (870) 368-2024. Fire on the Mountain HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-... READ MORE