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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu May 28, 2015
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The White County Library System’s summer programs attract hundreds of children to Spring Park in Searcy and other participating libraries in the county. In addition to promoting children’s reading skills in the summer, the programs also provide entertainment to area children.

White County libraries gearing up for summer

Avid readers know that one of the best ways to beat the heat of a summer day in Arkansas is with a comfortable chair and a good book. Staff members of the White County Regional Library System hope the libaries’ summer programs will help instill a love of reading to a new generation of White County residents. “Summer is the time when kids can find fun books to read about things they are interested in,” said Lisa Boatman, children’s librarian for the library system. “When we talk to teachers, they are very supportive of the program because they don’t want kids to have three m... READ MORE

Beebe drone class wraps up first year By ANGELA SPENCER

BEEBE — Beebe High School 10th-grader Madison Burke said he might want to be a computer programmer when he grows up. He also likes marine biology, so he might want to use his interest in programming to create devices that dive down to ocean depths that would be dangerous for human explorers. No matter what he decides, Burke has started taking steps toward those goals through a unique high school class that focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles, a...

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Portfest to celebrate 34th festival this year By ANGELA SPENCER

NEWPORT — Summer is a time for vacations, relaxation and spending time outdoors. In Newport, the 34th annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival will provide a chance for locals, visitors and natives who have moved away to gather and take advantage of many summer opportunities.

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USAF 50 Summit Challenge leads airmen to Mount Magazine SENIOR AIRMAN STEPHANIE SERRANO 19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — Beginning in 2005, a group of Air Force members set out to hike to the top of the highest peaks on all seven continents and display the Air Force flag. After conquering the Seven Summit challenge in May 2013, members created the 50 Summit challenge. Airmen, along with their families and friends, are invited to hike to the highest point in each of the 50 states, carrying the Air Force flag and proudly flying it at the top. The challenge...

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Bald Knob vets open museum behind mural By ANGELA SPENCER

BALD KNOB — When driving down Highway Avenue in Bald Knob, it is hard to miss the mural dedicated to veterans. The colorful mural, painted in 2013 by Gene Reagan, salutes veterans from all branches of the military. Perpendicular to the mural is a wall with the names of 535 veterans who lived in the Bald Knob School District for at least five years, and the list of names keeps growing.

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Trading places: Cabot seniors thank faculty, staff for lasting impact By ANGELA SPENCER

Taking a few steps across a stage, a high school senior turns into a high school graduate. The image is familiar to many students, and they envision their graduation day, when they will walk across the stage and receive their diploma, signifying the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. On May 14, the day before Cabot High School seniors took that step out of high school, many seniors took another important journey across th...

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First bass-fishing team for Cedar Ridge lands big win By ANGELA SPENCER

NEWARK — There have been several firsts for the Cedar Ridge High School bass-fishing team this season. For example, this is the first year the high school has had a fishing team. It is also the first high school bass-fishing team in Independence County. Most impressive of all, two of the fishermen on the team took first place in the 2015 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship, which was held on Lake Dardanelle and included 120 two-perso...

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C-130 maintainers keep the mission going TECH SGT. JOSEPH SWAFFORD 455TH AIR EXPEDITIONARY WING

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Every day, maintainers deployed from the Little Rock Air Force Base work round the clock to maintain a fleet of combat-ready C-130J Super Hercules Aircraft. Without these highly trained airmen, the C-130 flying mission at Bagram Airfield would come to a standstill. “Maintenance is everything. A plane cannot fix itself,” said Tech. Sgt. Andrew Fargo, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew...

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