Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Bryant Rotary Club President David Hannah stands with some of the items available for the winners of the first ever Bryant Rotary Rubber Duck Derby. The derby will be May 6 at Mills Park in Bryant with proceeds going towards the Kids Closet, which clothes about 300 kids a year.

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Duck Derby Festival set for May 6

It’s time for Bryant-area residents to get their ducks in a row. The first Bryant Rotary Rubber Duck Derby will be held May 6 at Mills Park in Bryant, beginning at 10 a.m. The free festival will feature carnival-style games, a food-truck court, and a kids zone with bounce houses and face-painting. The games will cost one duck buck, which will have space for a person’s name, phone number and email, and be automatically entered in door-pr... READ MORE


CASA to celebrate 20 years with mixer for supporters

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Saline County will host an event to celebrate the 20 years of work the organization has done for abused and neglected children in foster care.


    Stepping up fitness with technology

    I have a new little piece of technology to keep me accountable. When my husband got a new Fitbit for his birthday in March, I got his old one. I’d never wanted to wear a fitness tracker on my wrist. His new one shows his heart rate (which is always ridiculously perfect) and displays texts and caller ID from his phone. His old one tracks sleep patterns and steps. I actually get excited every morning to tap on it and wait for the results ... READ MORE


    Sheridan’s gifted and talented facilitator earns top award

    Learning has never stopped for teacher Jessica Brown. The gifted and talented expert said she loves learning and always seeks to discover new things. Brown, the GT facilitator for the Sheridan School District’s East End campuses, received one of four awards presented at the 38th annual conference of Arkansas for Gifted and Talented Education. Sheridan Superintendent Jerrod Williams said in a news release that it’s always nice to see tea... READ MORE



    April 23 All Shook Up! Auditions BENTON — Auditions for the Benton Royal Players’ production of All Shook Up! — a musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley — will begin at 10 a.m. upstairs at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St. The director is Frank O. Butler, and production dates are Aug. 10-20. The audition will include cold readings from the script, a movement portion and 16-32 bars of prepared music. Attendees are asked to prov... READ MORE