Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 26, 2016
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Season of success

Bock racks up accolades in final coaching season

When the opportunity to hire a new assistant athletic director presented itself, Mike Lee knew exactly whom he wanted at that position. “My first and only conversation regarding that job was with coach [Kirk] Bock,” said Lee, the athletic director at Bryant High School. “He is the perfect person to assume those duties.” As the new assistant athletic director, Bock — who is this year’s Tri-Lakes Edition Baseball Coach of the Year — will ... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

    Pitchers, Hoarders fight for control

    For years, I have been witness to rival gangs in this newspaper office. It’s been the Pitchers versus the Hoarders. This is an advertising office that I am, thankfully, allowed to share so that I don’t have to drive back and forth to Little Rock. Newspaper people in general tend to be messy — I’ve rarely met a neat one in my 30-plus years in this business. Real newspaper reporters usually have scribbled-in notebooks, stacks of newspaper... READ MORE

FRONT & CENTER

    From Benton to ZZ Top and back, musician has heart for kids

    He remembers it was 1966, and the gymnasium in Dyess, Arkansas, was hot. He was 9 years old, and the musician, a local artist come home, was set to take the stage soon. “I watched The Statler Brothers, the comedian, June come out, and I had sort of heard of all of them,” Michael Shipp said. “But then Johnny Cash came out and started with “Folsom Prison Blues.” I remember thinking at 9, ‘That’s what I want to do.’” Shipp grew up in nearb... READ MORE

CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE TRI-LAKES AREA

    June 27 Healthy Living Workshop BENTON — Join the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body Workshop at 1 p.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. Attendees will learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. For more information, call (501) 778-4766. Tommy Terrific BENTON/BRYANT — Children of all ages are invited to watch the Tommy Terrific magic show at 1 p.m. at the Mabel Bos... READ MORE