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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 26, 2015

Sportsmen gather for event, support local organizations

HEBER SPRINGS — Fishermen and other outdoorsmen in Heber Springs and surrounding areas can find an educational atmosphere for sportsmen while raising funds for local organizations, according to organizers of the Anglers Expo. The expo began last year, and its organizers hope for an equally exciting response as they plan for the second annual gathering. The expo is slated for March 13 and 14 at the Heber Springs Community Center. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Cleburne County, and proceeds from the expo will benefit other local clubs and organizations. “The Rot... READ MORE

Area artists to participate in Delta Visual Arts Show CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

NEWPORT — Marty Smith of Cabot enjoys plein air painting.

Trinity Baptist Church visits ‘extended family’ half a world away By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — Four men from Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy started 2015 with a journey halfway around the world to India to spread the Gospel. They came back with a renewed knowledge that no matter the culture, people are all the same at heart.

United Way starts five-year plan with name change By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — What’s in a name? As a describer and identifier, the name of a nonprofit organization is of utmost importance. That’s why the United Way of Independence County will have a new name to start off the agency’s five-year strategic plan to reach a larger area.

Cabot student wins science scholarship with 15-second video By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — Usually teachers do not want students browsing YouTube while in class, but an ad attached to an online video viewed in a science class started the process for one Cabot High School student to win a $5,000 scholarship package.

Searcy Boy Scout builds gazebo to honor veterans BY SHERRY SNOW/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — Boy Scouting is not just about camping, hiking, fellowship and fun, and a member of Troop 159 in Judsonia has illustrated that with his Eagle Scout project.

Two Beebe graduates serve as leaders in state Legislature By ANGELA SPENCER

BEEBE — School districts often take pride when their alumni make names for themselves. English teachers may point to successful authors and say, “I read his stories way back when and knew he would do something great.” Science teachers may look to the skies and think of their former students manning the International Space Station.