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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu March 26, 2015
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Janie Orr of First Methodist Church in Searcy joined forces with Seth Simmons and the Mission Machine to provide a “warming center” in the church during the recent wintry weather. They hope to put together a plan to provide relief to the area’s homeless population when the brutal heat of summer arrives.

Church, Mission Machine work to help homeless

SEARCY — Janie Orr was enjoying watching the snow from her cozy Searcy home one winter morning when the thought struck her that there were people out there who were cold. It wasn’t the first time Orr had thought about the plight of the homeless, but this time she would be able to do something about it. With the help of Seth Simmons from The One Inc., a charity whose goal it is to help the homeless get back their dignity, Orr organized a “warming center” for the homeless population in the Searcy area that she hopes will morph into a year-round effort to provide relief not on... READ MORE

Batesville Glass Slipper Project gives girls prom dresses By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — Classes are no longer held at the old middle school in the Batesville School District, but that building still serves a purpose. The high school’s theater department uses parts of the structure to store props and costumes. However, two of the former classrooms store dresses that are ready for the dance floor instead of the stage.

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Paws Inn provides pet-friendly service to community By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — The Paws Inn No Kill Animal Shelter is striving to stop the problem of pet overpopulation in its tracks. The nonprofit organization in Searcy has been offering low-cost spay and neuter services to qualifying pet owners for six years, and the shelter has no plans to slow down in its fight to eradicate this epidemic.

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Springfest adds concerts to weekend By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — Springfest, one of three big events sponsored by the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, just got bigger.

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Alan Roberson: Newly appointed sheriff: ‘It’s an honor’ By TAMMY KEITH

Cleburne County Sheriff Alan Roberson has killed two men during his 26-year tenure in law enforcement. He’s neither ashamed nor proud — it’s a somber possibility that comes with the job, he said.

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