Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 29, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Reba sits in a shoe as the Independence County Humane Society gets ready for the shoe drive that will raise money for the group.

If the shoe fits

Dogs, cats to benefit from shoe donations

The sights and sounds that hit visitors when they walk into the Humane Society of Independence County are what one might expect at a high-volume animal shelter. The building — next to the Independence County Recycling Center — is flanked by fenced-in play areas for the dogs. As cars pull up, curious canines wander up to the fence, checking out whom their new visitors might be. Inside the building, the kennel area in the back is full, an... READ MORE


Area artists take top honors in watercolorists exhibition

LITTLE ROCK — Two artists in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area have won awards in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 45th annual juried exhibition. Two other artists had their works accepted as well.


    Fingers start to fight back after 35 years

    My fingers are finally rebelling. I started typing about 35 years ago when I was in high school, and I’ve been at it ever since. After I decided I wanted to be a reporter, I took — and dropped — my first journalism class when I realized I’d have to use a manual typewriter. I signed up again soon afterward when the journalism department got a new building and electric typewriters. My fingers just flew on those babies. At my first newspap... READ MORE


    Elliott educates in late husband’s name

    If adversity is a real test of someone’s character, the past 14 years have been a testament to Marilyn Elliott’s character. She lost her husband, Robert, to suicide in 2001. Since his death, Elliott has learned more about depression, shared her insights and helped start the Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation to further educate the public about depression. Elliott was raised in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock Central High School... READ MORE


    Try these spring patterns for small-water bass

    I’ve fished for bass in more than 20 states, visiting some of the finest trophy waters in the nation. I’ve caught bass in enormous man-made impoundments, big oxbow lakes, sluggish delta rivers and frisky mountain streams, but ever since I started chasing largemouths, my favorite bassing holes have always been ponds. I fished ponds often while in high school and caught some of the biggest bass I’ve ever taken, including scores of fish in... READ MORE


    Solution to grilling fish for this recipe lies in investing in grill basket

    Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill the fish instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky because the fish can stick to the grill or fall apart. The solution is to invest in a grill basket that easily holds four to six fish fillets and secures the fish in the baske... READ MORE


    Calendar of Events in the Three Rivers Edition Area

    March 30 Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting JACKSONVILLE — The Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will meet at 5 p.m. at the home of Sharon Stuthard, 30 Edgewater. Members are asked to bring toppings for a potato bar. Votes will be taken on new membership applications. For more information on the meeting or membership, call Paula Armstrong at (501) 834-3855. March 31 Art Class SEARCY — Marveta’s Gallery will offer a six-week art course at t... READ MORE