Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 26, 2017
PHOTO BY: Sam Pierce

Lance Parker, the grandson of the late Jimmy “Red” Parker, is the new head coach at Sheridan High School. This is the first head coaching position for Lance Parker, after he served as co-offensive coordinator at Russellville High School last year.

Creating a buzz

New football coach aims to put Sheridan back on track

It is not unusual for coaches to transfer to different schools or spend years as an assistant to learn how to be a better head coach. It is the nature of the beast. But what is unusual is for a grandson to learn how to be a better coach from his own granddad. Such is the case for newly appointed Sheridan High School football coach Lance Parker, the grandson of Jimmy “Red” Parker, who coached for 62 years and won 322 games at the high sc... READ MORE


Family man is named Cardinals superintendent

Before anything else, the most important people in Heath Bennett’s life are his family.


    Monikers mixed for cats, dogs

    Getting the right name for a pet is tricky. My 27-year-old son still regrets what my husband and I named the stray dog we found years ago. We named the little black-and-white terrier mix Rudy based on the movie about the small former Notre Dame football player. For some unknown reason, our son thinks we should have named the dog Cowboy. When this son was 6, he named his first dog Panda. She was a pretty dog, a long-haired black-and-tan ... READ MORE


    Chamber board president excited about Bryant’s potential

    Todd Sellers moved to Bryant in 2007 to accept a position with the Bryant School District. He soon became involved in the community, especially the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce, which works for the betterment of Bryant in a variety of ways. Sellers, 42, is the 2017 president of the chamber’s board of directors. “I’m not an individual chamber member,” he said. “I represent the Bryant School District, which is a member. “It’s a grea... READ MORE



    Feb. 27 Small Business Startup Summit ARKADELPHIA — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will present a Small Business Startup Summit from 3-6:30 p.m. at College of the Ouachitas. The free workshops will be Starting a Business in Arkansas and How to Write a Business Plan. For more information or to register in advance, call (870) 230-5184. Free Walk-in Heart Screening BENTON — To p... READ MORE