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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 14, 2014

Perry County Fair set for Tuesday through Saturday

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

PERRYVILLE — The Perry County Fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Days.” The annual fair will feature crafts and livestock exhibits, a junior livestock auction, carnival rides and games, beauty pageants, a youth talent show, live entertainment, concessions, and calf, pig and chicken scrambles. Ed Brown, chairman of the Perry County Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, said the fair will open at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday’s events will include the Baby Doll and Baby Beau page... READ MORE

Southside Middle School receives education grant By ANGELA SPENCER

SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School Principal Dion Stevens said it is important to him and his staff to enhance their students’ desire to learn science skills, and right before the new school year started, the school found out it will receive a $10,000 boost to help in that endeavor.

Nursing home is all in the family SUSAN VARNO/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CALICO ROCK — Starting in 1967, four generations of the Wiseman and Hudson families have owned and operated White River Health Care in Calico Rock. It is one of the few family-owned nursing homes still operating in the state.

Elizabeth Smart to speak at Celebration of Survival benefit By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — The Child Safety Center is striving to send a message of hope with its first Celebration of Survival benefit on Tuesday. The featured speaker for the event will be Elizabeth Smart, whose harrowing abduction and rescue made hers one of the most followed cases of its kind in recent history.

Angela Renee Turney: Artist sustained by faith and a break from routine By ANGELA SPENCER

For more than a month now, paintings depicting religious scenes, patriotic images and recognizable characters from both history and fiction have been on display throughout the yellow house at the corner of East Race Avenue and North Locust Street in Searcy.

Searcy Kiwanis to host volleyball tournament for children’s shoes By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — Kiwanis International’s motto is “Serving the children of the world,” and one local club has taken a new step toward helping children in central Arkansas.

Area Petsense locations to participate in adopt-a-thon By TAMMY GARRETT

Central Arkansas residents who are looking to add a furry friend to their family will want to reserve Saturday and Sunday on their calendars. During the upcoming weekend, Petsense stores in Batesville and Searcy will participate in the National Pet Adoption Weekend with an adopt-a-thon.

Several Cabot park expansions in the works By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — Earlier this summer, the city of Cabot broke ground on the new Cabot Sports and Aquatic Complex on Bill Foster Memorial Highway. The complex, which will sit between Kerr Station Road and Holland Bottom Farm, will be home to new ball fields and an aquatics area for the city.

Cave City teacher visits Holocaust museum: Survivor asks teachers to share with students: ‘Love your neighbor’ By ANGELA SPENCER

CAVE CITY — Cave City Middle School teacher Trish Turnbough said she is always on the lookout for training and experiences that will help her in the classroom. Turnbough teaches social studies to sixth-graders, and she said it is important to her to balance educating her students with knowing what they can handle at their age.