Linda Benton, from left, Ronnie Benton, Barbara Stevens, Craig Robinson, Jessica Robinson, Twyla Land, David Moody, Darren Gordon and Stacy Gordon stand under the pavilion at Friendly Acres Park in Judsonia. As part of the Judsonia Activities Committee, they are getting ready for Summer Blast, the annual community Fourth of July celebration at the park, set to take place Saturday.
The Judsonia Activities Committee has one Independence Day tradition: Celebrate the Saturday before the holiday. Summer Blast 2016, Judsonia’s annual Fourth of July and summer celebration, will take place Saturday at Friendly Acres Park, beginning at 8 a.m. “Even back a long time ago, certainly before I ever was around, the Fourth of July was a big thing in Judsonia,” said Twyla Land, secretary of the Judsonia Activities Committee. “Any... READ MORE
The second annual Delta des Refusés exhibit is currently on display, featuring works by artists who found themselves “rejected” earlier this year from the 58th annual Delta Exhibition, now open for viewing at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
For years, I have been witness to rival gangs in this newspaper office. It’s been the Pitchers versus the Hoarders. This is an advertising office that I am, thankfully, allowed to share so that I don’t have to drive back and forth to Little Rock. Newspaper people in general tend to be messy — I’ve rarely met a neat one in my 30-plus years in this business. Real newspaper reporters usually have scribbled-in notebooks, stacks of newspaper... READ MORE
There’s a reason a number of flower-filled watering tins — in drawn or actual form — butterfly decorations and a screened-in porch door have found a home on the walls of Glenda Eversole’s office: They signify the growth she hopes her clients will achieve. Eversole, a licensed certified social worker, is the founder of Cabot’s Growing Hope Counseling, which offers therapy for individuals and families. Eversole’s office includes Winter Yi... READ MORE
The grinnel, more properly known as the bowfin, is often caught accidentally by Arkansas anglers fishing for crappie or bass. But, despite the fact that this prehistoric fish is an incomparable fighter, few people fish purposely for this underwater outlaw. Some say it isn’t fit to eat. Others curse it as being a gluttonous scourge of sportfish. Still others are put off by the grinnel’s ominous appearance. Examine a grinnel up close and ... READ MORE
Apart from the holiday season, of course, summer seems to be the busiest time of the year. But unlike food-centered fall and winter celebrations, from June through August, people want to get out of the kitchen as much as possible. Many memorable summer meals are cooked outdoors. Those prepared in the kitchen tend to be quicker. Not only are we dashing around to various warm-weather activities, but we also simply don’t want to spend more... READ MORE
July 1 Fireworks Show CONCORD — There will be a fireworks show at dusk at Concord City Park. The event will feature games and entertainment, as well as concessions that include barbecue, hot dogs, drinks, etc. For more information, call (870) 668-3798. July 1 – July 8 Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial BEEBE — The Arkansas Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial will be on display Friday through July 8 at the intersection of Dewitt He... READ MORE