Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 18, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Holding hands and wearing their matching Clinton Down Syndrome Walk shirts are Randi Newland, from left, co-organizer; her son, Weston, 8; Sammy McJunkins, 20; and Sammy’s mother, Darla. The annual 1-mile walk is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7. Proceeds from the walk will go to several nonprofit organizations.

Mothers’ mission

Clinton Down Syndrome Walk set for Sept. 7

CLINTON — Randi Newland of Dennard, the mother of an active 8-year-old boy with Down syndrome, said the annual walk to raise money for and awareness of the disorder is working. She is co-organizer of the eighth annual Clinton Down Syndrome Walk, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 7 in a new location — the Clinton High School basketball gym. Formerly called the Buddy Walk, Newland said, the event’s name was changed last year. Ne... READ MORE


Conway Regional to run Hendrix health clinic

CONWAY — Hendrix College is partnering with Conway Regional Health System to run the school’s on-campus health clinic — which will also be open to the public — and to staff the school’s athletic training program.


    The night sky is full of magic, if not meteors

    We didn’t see any meteors, but it was still pretty magical. The Perseid meteor shower was last week, and I read that the best time to see it was at 2 a.m., but you could go out and look at the sky at 9 p.m. There really wasn’t a question about which one I’d pick. I’ve never been interested in astronomy — although I remember one cool trip to the planetarium in Memphis, sitting in the dark as the stars swirled above us, and going to the ... READ MORE


    Pope County nursery owner named to Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame

    Pope County resident MaryAnn King will be among five Arkansans inducted into the 2019 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation. King is the founder and owner of Pine Ridge Gardens, a small specialty nursery north of London in Pope County. Deke Whitbeck, president of the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, said King is often considered the most knowledgeable in Arkansas when it comes to using nativ... READ MORE



    Aug. 11 M.J. Hickey Pool Closing RUSSELLVILLE — Today is the last day to swim at the M.J. Hickey Pool, which will close for the season. For more information, call the pool at (479) 857-7401. Aug. 14 Selling to the Government RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center and the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center will present Selling to the Government from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Arkansas ... READ MORE