Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 4, 2016
PHOTO BY: Jillian McGehee / Contributing Photographer

Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County sing the national anthem Tuesday at Justin Moore’s Night to Be Great fundraiser benefitting the clubs. From left are Hope Hanson, Abby Riley, Hunter Hritz and Makaila Kutchka.

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Night to Be Great benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County

Country music star Justin Moore entertained the sold-out crowd with his music and quick wit at the 38th annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Saline County fundraiser at the Benton Event Center on Tuesday. The determination of the group of women who make the annual fundraiser a success was evident at this year’s Americana-themed event. The project has raised about $300,000 for the organization since Moore became involved in the effort. Some ... READ MORE


Special-education teacher chosen as ambassador

A special-education teacher at Benton Junior High School has been chosen by the Arkansas Department of Education as an ambassador for the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.


    Keeping granddogs is a test

    We survived the first night with our granddogs. Our son and daughter-in-law took a babymoon to Washington, D.C. In case you don’t know what a babymoon is (I didn’t), it’s supposed to be a relaxing trip that couples take before their baby is born. You know, because come May, their lives will never be their own again. We’ve kept the granddogs for a weekend before, but this time it’s 4 1/2 days. Tilley is a sweet, submissive beagle, and Zo... READ MORE


    New Boys & Girls Club CEO pushing for funding in Arkadelphia

    Before being contacted by the Boys & Girls Club of Clark County, Chanin Lathem wasn’t even aware there was a club in Arkadelphia, and he said that is part of its biggest problem. “The community doesn’t know about the club as much as they should,” Lathem said. “Hopefully, that is something we are looking at doing, as well as making some small renovations and changes to the club, basically a face-lift.” Lathem, who was recently named ... READ MORE



    Dec. 4 Choir Concert ARKADELPHIA — The Henderson State University Department of Music will present the Chamber Chorale and the Concert Choir at 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 107 N. Ninth St. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (870) 230-5178. Holiday Spirit at the Artists’ Workshop Gallery HOT SPRINGS — The Artists’ Workshop Gallery will present Holiday Spirit from 1-4 p.m. at the galler... READ MORE