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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 2, 2015
PHOTO BY: Gareth Patterson

Instructor Charlotte Davis teaches a class of women about good eating habits and calorie intake at Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy.

Program emphasizes God in weight-loss battle

Sherry Snow/Contributing Writer

Charlotte Davis lost 25 pounds 20 years ago and has kept it off via the First Place 4 Health plan, and she has become an ambassador for the program, teaching classes locally each week. She is also a networking leader statewide, helping others start First Place 4 Health groups. Davis talked about the Christ-centered weight-loss and healthy-living program, which her sister, Anita, told her about in January 1995, hoping to help Davis, who was struggling with weight gain that seemed to have no end. Anita, a registered nurse, was living about 100 miles away and told Davis of the... READ MORE

Sharp County family honored for cattle operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

ASH FLAT — Lance and Mandy Humphries both come from farming background, so it’s little wonder they chose to begin their own farm when they married 20 years ago.

Account set up for woman with leukemia By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — Some employees at Hancock Fabrics in Searcy said Melanie Joann Clark is the best boss for whom they have ever worked. Family members point out how generous and strong-willed she is. That is why the community has rallied around Clark to offer support in her time of need.

Grubbs family honored for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GRUBBS — Kenny Clark, Jason Clark and Micahlene Clark Soden, operating as Clark Farms, have been recognized as the Jackson County Farm Family of the Year. They raise rice, soybeans, wheat and milo.

Agencies can provide help during summer heat By ANGELA SPENCER

The heat is hitting Arkansans hard this summer. While many people have access to air conditioning, there are still residents who could experience heat-related illnesses as a result of the rising temperatures.

Wildlife biologist helps keep LRAFB airfield, pilots safe TAMMY L. REED/ 19TH AIRLIFT WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — Little Rock Air Force Base pilots invest a lot of time in flight training assessing and mitigating risks they will face delivering beans and bullets to warfighters downrange. One of the biggest risks aircrews face, no matter where they are flying, is the risk of bird strikes. Bird strikes are just that: a bird, or birds, striking a plane in flight causing damage to the engines, windshields and other parts of the plane. Birds are a majo...

American Legion names new commander: Much on horizon for his year leading Arkansas Legionnaires SHERRY SNOW/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

WILBURN — Verlon Abram of Wilburn looks like a commander — and he is. Effective at the end of June, he became the new commander of the Department of Arkansas American Legion. According to the website, the American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, formed in 1919. Heber Springs Post No. 64, from where Abram hails, has the largest membership in the state with the latest count at 1,042, Abram said, then ad...