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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 4, 2016
PHOTO BY: Susan Varno

Billie, left, and Jim Clinkingbeard are shown in a Living Museum window display with some of the items in storage from their former Family Shoe Store on Main Street, including some of Jim’s shoe-repair equipment and a doll from Billie’s doll collection. The couple opened the store in 1947 and retired in 2014.

Christmas window displays come alive

Susan Varno

For the past three years, Living Windows Christmas scenes have come to life in storefronts on historic Main Street in Calico Rock. In past exhibits, hopeful children looked for Santa on “The Night Before Christmas” in one window. In another, greedy Scrooge toted up his profits. Two women baked and cooked in a window while their husbands made wooden toys in the next one. “The Little Drummer Boy” played while, in a nearby window, Mary and Joseph welcomed their baby, Jesus. The Calico Rock Museum will present the fourth annual Living Windows from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, follo... READ MORE

After loss, Batesville woman fosters cause By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — After the death of their only son, Zachary, in a canoeing accident in 2015, Lisa Lillard and her husband, Darren, searched for ways to honor Zachary’s memory in the community.

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Christmas in Cabot offers free activities, food for community By SYD HAYMAN

CABOT — In 2008, while in Ann’s Beauty Shop discussing the lack of holiday decorations in Cabot with others, shop owner Ann Gilliam sought decorating help from Peggy Barker, a customer’s mother.

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Deputy elected next sheriff By SYD HAYMAN

Deputy Shawn Stephens of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said the county is full of “good neighbors” — the majority of whom voted for him to be the next sheriff.

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City employee wins floodplain-management award By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — There are many jobs the general public doesn’t think about — or may not even know about — unless disaster strikes. Floodplain coordinator is one such position. Although she’s not in the spotlight, Karen Knebel, street superintendent and floodplain coordinator for the city of Cabot, takes her job very seriously.

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‘Mr. Cabot’ loves calling games By MARK BUFFALO

CABOT — He may not be a native of Cabot, but Patrick Sinclair, the Cabot Panthers radio football analyst, is called “Mr. Cabot” by his broadcast partner.

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Senior an inspiration to teammates

JUDSONIA — Tylan Gee should not be alive.

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Area businesses have unusual little helpers By TAMMY KEITH

June is smart and spoiled; Ringo likes the ladies.

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Center on the Square to present My Three Angels CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — Center on the Square will usher in the holiday season with My Three Angels, a comedy written by Sam and Bella Spewack, based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson.

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ASUN offers high-schoolers certificates, transferable credit By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — To aid area high-schoolers in achieving career readiness, Arkansas State University-Newport has kick-started the IGNITE Academy this semester.

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Mass-casualty simulation held at ASU-Beebe By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — The scenario was this: A gas-line explosion had just occurred at a football field, injuring 25 to 30 students. Their bodies were burned, bleeding and scattered across the field, and students from Arkansas State University’s Beebe, Heber Springs and Searcy campuses — who just happened to be passing through on a trip — had to assess the situation and “save lives” with the help of one ambulance.

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Quitman ‘back-porch picker’ recalls area entertainers CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

QUITMAN — Music has always been a part of Bobby New’s life.

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