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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: Mark Buffalo

Ekko Barnhill shows off a head of lettuce she picked from her field at Barnhill Orchards, one of the vendors at the Cabot Farmers Market, which will open May 6 in the parking lot of Renew Community Church, 1122 S. Second St.

Area farmers markets opening for fresh season

Kayla Baugh

The weather is getting warmer, and farmers markets in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area are opening for the 2017 season. The Cabot Farmers Market is scheduled to open May 6 and run from 8 a.m. to noon. It will be in the parking lot of Renew Community Church, 1122 S. Second St. The Cabot Farmers Market will be open every Saturday through Sept. 9. Matt Webber, market manager for Cabot City Beautiful, said the Cabot market offers a little bit of everything, including fruit, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods and crafts. “Everything sold at the Cabot Farmers Market has ... READ MORE

Master Gardeners to host plant sale Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DESHA — The home of Chester and Sharon Clark was teeming with activity recently as several Independence County Master Gardeners gathered to dig plants for their annual plant sale. Plants ranged from small samples of crosomia to larger samples of Louisiana iris and all types and sizes of flora in between.

Young Cabot dirt-track car racer ready for ‘traffic’ HOLLY HUNT

A senior at Cabot High School has adapted a generous method of helping others. She has made use of her considerable skills as a dirt-track car racer to contribute more than $10,000 of her race winnings to support national and local causes that are important to her.

Annual dinner to raise funds for Searcy shelter DANA GUTHRIE

SEARCY — The need for a safe place for families to stay when parents can’t manage to provide homes for their children is what inspired the creation of Jacob’s Place in Searcy. The nonprofit was established in 2008 to provide shelter and assistance specifically to families with children.

White County Master Gardeners set inaugural plant sale CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — The White County Master Gardeners invite the community to celebrate Earth Day in a special way this year by attending their first-ever plant sale. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which is Earth Day, at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St. in Searcy.

Cabot celebrates crops, community with festival By ANGELA SPENCER

Spring has officially sprung, and folks in and around Cabot who are ready for their annual fix of fresh strawberries are making their way to local growers.

Colorful event to make path for scholarships KAYLA BAUGH

BEEBE — Members of the Kiwanis Club of Beebe are excited to host the Painted Path Fun Run 5K in Beebe for the third consecutive year.

Jacksonville chamber seeking new director DANA GUTHRIE

JACKSONVILLE — The search is on for a new director of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, following longtime leader Amy Mattison’s departure to take a new position, said Richard Moss, chamber board president. “She took a position with Sig Sauer,” Moss said. “Now we have the opportunity to fill this position.”