Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 31, 2014
PHOTO BY: Rusty Hubbard

Registered nurse Kristy Wood and volunteer Donnie Clay demonstrate using the video link connecting a patient room at White County Medical Center in Searcy with eICU critical-care specialists in Little Rock.

High-tech hospital

Medical teamwork comes in form of eICU

Patients in White County Medical Center’s critical-care unit may notice new screens in their rooms, but those devices are not for watching television. WCMC recently installed eICU — or electronic intensive-care unit — ­devices in six of the 10 critical-care-unit rooms, in addition to a mobile unit that can be moved from room to room. The eICU gives the hospital’s nurses and physicians the ability to bring other doctors into conversation... READ MORE


Rock-N-Roll Highway Museum will include old Bald Knob bar

BALD KNOB — Standing behind a bar decorated with old soda bottles, with a bust of Elvis Presley on a shelf above, Barth Grayson explained how The King used to visit Bald Knob before he made it big. The bar used to be in the Wagon Wheel, a local watering hole that closed years ago. The bar, which now sits in the back room of the Bald Knob Train Depot, will soon have a new home.


    My interest in Pinterest is piqued

    If you’d told me 24 years ago that I’d be giving wine bottles a bath for my son’s wedding, I would have said you were crazy. Yet, there are 35 wine bottles soaking in my Jacuzzi tub as I write this. I blame Pinterest. See, in my day, brides just picked a dress, a hat or veil, a pretty pair of shoes and some ugly bridesmaid dresses; threw a few candelabras on the altar; and got married. We didn’t have that many ideas. We didn’t have Pint... READ MORE


    Beebe FFA adviser recognized nationally

    Beebe High School agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Troy Weatherley said he always wanted to be an agriculture teacher, and his life experiences helped him achieve that dream and shaped him into an effective, well-respected teacher among his students and peers. Weatherley recently received the Outstanding Young Member Award for the state of Arkansas from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The award came after he was r... READ MORE


    Sometimes downsizing can bring more bass bites

    I grew up reading the saying on the pages of publications like Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. I also heard it on outdoor television shows when anglers traded in their casting and spinning gear for tiny creature baits and long whippy fly rods. This great tip of the week? Match the hatch. Just those three words. Choose a bait that matches or closely compares to the size, color, shape and/or action of the insect, fish or other creatu... READ MORE


    Celebrate with Butterflied ‘Barbecued’ Chicken

    I’m fascinated by the terms people choose to use for the cooking they do outdoors. Many still use the generic term “barbecuing.” But, as true barbecue devotees will tell you, that word correctly refers only to large cuts of meat and poultry cooked slowly to near-melting tenderness by the heat of an outdoor fire, which also imparts the scent of wood smoke — a flavor often complemented by basting the food with some form of barbecue sauce.... READ MORE


    This week's events in the Three Rivers Area

    Aug. 28 Winter’s Tale JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library will show the film Winter’s Tale, rated PG-13, at 5 p.m. Aug. 29-30 Celebrity Concerts MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Doyle Dykes Celebrity Concert will be held Friday at Ozark Folk Center State Park. The Jones Family Band will open the show as part of the park’s Grandpa Jones Weekend. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dykes will perform from 8-9 p.m. Admission is $12 per person, and there will be n... READ MORE