Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 17, 2018
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Scott Waymire was recently hired as the first full-time athletic director for the Jacksonville North Pulaski School District. Waymire, 41, was the head football coach at Trumann the previous five years. He has also coached at Carlisle, Vilonia and Pocahontas.

'Rich tradition'

Former Trumann coach hired as AD for Jacksonville

The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District has its first full-time athletic director. Scott Waymire, 41, was hired as the athletic director for the district, which is entering its third year away from the Pulaski County Special School District. Waymire was the head football coach and athletic director for the Trumann School District in northeast Arkansas. “I think this is a great opportunity,” Waymire said. Tiffany Bone, assistant s... READ MORE


Rotary Club honors students, area leaders

Area leaders and high school graduates will be honored at the Rotary Club of Batesville banquet June 25 at Josie’s Steakhouse. Amanda Dickey, Rotary Club secretary, said the club was formed in 1940 and that the Rotary year runs from July 1 through June 30.


    Pondering persistent packing problems

    No matter how many trips I go on, packing never gets easier. I am a deadline-pressure packer, and I always have been. My methods are not going to be found in any books on organization, that’s for sure. The way I start the whole process is by looking in my closet and pulling out anything I think I might want to take; then I pile it in the bathroom floor. As I’m doing that, I start cleaning out my closet. I found a skirt with tags on it, ... READ MORE


    New Searcy Lady Lions coach works her way up

    For Kim Sitzmann, basketball is her life. Sitzmann, 30, was recently hired as the new girls basketball coach at Searcy High School, replacing Michelle Birdsong, who still teaches in the district. Sitzmann was the junior high girls coach at Alhf Junior High School the previous three seasons. “I’m just very passionate about it,” said Sitzmann, who is a 2006 graduate of Cabot High School. “I know it very well because I’ve been involved wit... READ MORE


    Popular pink minnows originated in Arkansas

    On a recent visit to Saul’s Minnow Farm in DeValls Bluff, I watched as workers in waders pulled long seines through the facility’s ponds to catch some rather unusual baitfish. Often called pink minnows, or rosy reds, these little fish glow with a shiny, almost-fluorescent, reddish-orange hue. Their coloration resembles that of goldfish, while regular minnows — shiners — are largely silver. With each sweep of a seine, the men pulled in h... READ MORE



    June 17 – June 20 Vacation Bible School JACKSONVILLE — Vacation Bible School for the family will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. today through Wednesday at Jacksonville First Assembly of God, 221 N. Elm St. The sessions, for children ages 5 to 12, will feature food, Bible lessons, songs, memory verses, puppets, crafts and tricks. For more information, call (501) 982-5018. June 18 Art Program FAIRFIELD BAY — Sandra Marson will present a pr... READ MORE