Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 22, 2016
PHOTO BY: Kelvin Green

Debra Million, from right, Phyllis Rogers, Elria Garibay and Hipotlia Dominguez plate lunches for students at Davis Elementary School in Alexander. The Shannon Hills Boys & Girls Club, located at the school, and the Boys & Girls Club of Byrant will offer free breakfast and lunch to youths, ages 18 and younger, Monday through Friday, beginning June 6, as part of a Summer Food Program.

Summer sustenance

Bryant School District to offer free meals to kids, teens

Jillian McGehee/Contributing Writer

Nourishing meals can be hard to come by, especially when school is out for the summer. Parents and guardians who enjoy the convenience of having two meals available for their children on weekdays during the school year can be left scrambling in the summer. The Bryant School District is helping to alleviate this struggle by providing free meals to youths, ages 18 and younger, through its Summer Food Program. Devin Sherrill, communication... READ MORE


    The one that got away: Not a fish tale

    (Editor’s note: The following column was previously published June 24, 2012. Tammy is on vacation at the beach — and she hopes she doesn’t encounter another monster snake.) It’s time to tell the snake story again. When I say snake “story,” do not get the wrong impression. This isn’t like a fish tale. This is true. I swear on my Associated Press Stylebook. My sister-in-law, Sonja, reminded me of the 14-year-old incident at a recent famil... READ MORE


    Development director excited about Mid-America Science Museum

    Harmony Morrissey remembers going to the Mid-America Science Museum as a child and enjoying it. Now, at 42, she is still enjoying the museum, but this time as its new director of development. “I am now learning all about the museum again,” she said with a smile. “It’s exciting and fun and sometimes overwhelming, all at the same time. This past year was the first year the museum was open after being closed for renovation. It’s been a gre... READ MORE


    Angler efforts still vital to stem the spread of invasive species

    Across the nation, invasive species are threatening aquatic habitats. Many lakes, rivers, ponds and streams are threatened by species such as Asian carp, zebra and quagga mussels, sea lampreys, hydrilla and spiny water fleas. These invasives can devastate ecosystems and damage equipment. One way anglers with boats can help is participating in the Clean Drain Dry Initiative to reduce the risk of transporting plants, animals and diseases.... READ MORE



    May 24 End-of-School Teen Movie Matinee BRYANT — Teens ages 13-18 are invited to watch a movie in celebration of the end of the school year at 3:30 p.m. at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (501) 778-4766. May 26 Story Time BENTON — All ages are invited to a special story time in celebration of Huck the Hedgehog’s birthday at 10:30 a.m. at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library. T... READ MORE