Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 28, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Brooke DeHaven started Cabot Rocks to bring families together and get kids outside. She said the activity has taught her children to give without worrying about what they’ll receive in return.

Heart of stone

Family painting activity ‘rocks’ local cities

Children and adults are leaving brightly painted rocks at parks, on sidewalks and in libraries and other public spaces across the nation. Brooke DeHaven, creator of Cabot Rocks, said that after she attended a rock hunt in Mansfield, Texas, she started a Facebook group to encourage families to spend time together. DeHaven said members of the Cabot community have been painting uplifting symbols and messages on flat stones, then hiding the... READ MORE


    You know you’re a grandmother when ...

    In case you missed it, I had a life-changing event in my life almost two weeks ago: I became a grandmother for the first time. Don’t worry — I am not going to write about my beautiful granddaughter, Kennedy, every week. But I’m thinking about how I’ve changed since 5:55 p.m. May 16, just like becoming a parent rocked my world years ago. You know you’re a grandmother when: You proudly want to wear those T-shirts that you thought were ch... READ MORE


    Principal retiring after 41 years in Searcy schools

    Claude Smith graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville in 1976 and soon headed to Searcy to apply for a job with the school district. “Four of us guys graduated from Tech, got in two different cars and drove to Searcy to apply for a job,” Smith said, sitting in his principal’s office at Searcy High School. “I was the lucky one who got the job. The others got jobs elsewhere; we’ve all had wonderful careers.” The job was ban... READ MORE


    Try these great recipes for fresh Arkansas fish

    Drive past any lake or river in Arkansas this month, and chances are great that you’ll see people, often entire families, gathered along the shore or in boats fishing. Fishing is one of America’s most popular pastimes, something in which people of all ages can participate. It’s an activity that 46 million Americans enjoy each year as a way to have fun together and spend time outdoors. Many people go fishing for the thrill of the catch o... READ MORE


    Follow these guidelines for the perfect Memorial Day steak

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summertime grilling season. With that in mind, I’d like to share my tips for getting the best results when grilling one of my favorite dishes: steak. All of my chefs at my CUT steakhouses (in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, London, Bahrain, Singapore and New York City) follow these lessons. First and most important, find the best butcher shop in your area, and get to know the people working there... READ MORE



    May 29 Memorial Day Ceremony CABOT — American Legion Post 71 will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Cabot Veterans Community Center. The guest speaker will be Allen Miller. After the ceremony, Post 71 will honor the fallen by placing a wreath at the memorial, followed by the playing of taps. For more information, call the post at (501) 203-5715. May 25 Single Parent Scholarship Application Deadline SEARCY — The deadline t... READ MORE