Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu September 29, 2016
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf / Contributing Photographer

Heather Stringfellow, left, appearing as juror No. 8 in 12 Angry Women, gives her opinion on evidence presented in the murder trial of a 19-year-old man in this rehearsal scene from the upcoming Center on the Square production. Listening to her opinions are Nancy Liles, center, who appears as juror No. 4, and Lauren Lawson, right, who appears as juror No. 10. Center on the Square in Searcy will present the play in October.

Jury on display

Center on the Square to present 12 Angry Women

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Center on the Square will present 12 Angry Women, written by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman Sergel, in October. Co-directed by David Goble of North Little Rock, formerly of Searcy, and Daniel Chalenburg of Searcy, the play is the female version of 12 Angry Men, which is based on the 1954 TV movie of the same name that was broadcast live on the CBS program Studio One. A movie version of 12 Angry Men was released in 1957 starring, a... READ MORE


Historical society moves to former post office building

The recent move of the Cleburne County Historical Society to the old Heber Springs post office building might be said to be a prime example of how the society is preserving the history of the county.


    Friend finds free food tastes best

    I don’t know anyone who loves free stuff more than one of my new acquaintances — specifically food. He is the guy standing in line when a new restaurant opens and gives the first 100 people coupons for a year of free food. He got free pizza for a year at a fast-food joint when it opened in Conway three years ago. He’s still mad that he overslept last year and missed “by three or four minutes,” he said, free food for a year at a chicken ... READ MORE


    London native, fitness instructor finds home in Cherokee Village

    Bee Henry is a long way from home, but in The Natural State, she’s found a place for her passion. Now a Cherokee Village resident, Henry is a United Kingdom native who is a Zumba and aerobics instructor at Clary Fitness in Ash Flat. She moved to Arkansas about three months ago with her husband, James Henderson, who works in community development in the village. While attending a Yoga in the Park session a couple of months back, which He... READ MORE


    September striper fishing is hot

    The water on Lake Ouachita was calm on that September morning, so my son Matt, my friend Bobby Graves and I had no difficulty seeing big schools of shad churning the surface in several locations. One fountain of baitfish gushed topside 50 yards to the starboard. The school of fish exploded in every direction like silvery shrapnel. Something swirled beneath the baitfish, something large. Then more shad broke the surface to our left, and ... READ MORE


    Retro appetizer proves everything old is new again

    It always interests me to hear people talk about the latest food trends. While my team of chefs and I do keep our eyes, ears and mouths open for exciting new things, I also try to remember the truth to be found in the word “trend” itself. It comes from an old German word meaning “to turn or revolve,” which reminds us that trends are cyclical. So not only will what is new today become old tomorrow, but also old things can suddenly seem n... READ MORE



    Sept. 29 16th Section Crime Watch Meeting AUSTIN — The 16th Section Community Crime Watch will meet to elect board members at 6:30 p.m. at the 16th Section Community Center,8733 Arkansas 319 W. Positions include president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, as well as three board members. All are welcome to attend the meeting. Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 The Comedy of Errors BATESVILLE — In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Willia... READ MORE