Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 17, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Logan Russell gets a hug from former Searcy Mayor David Morris after she received the Volunteer of the Year Award on Oct. 29 from the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce. The 73rd annual awards banquet was at the White County Extension Office. “I love networking with people,” Russell said.

‘She is a connector’

Searcy woman named chamber’s Volunteer of the Year

Logan Russell, the 2019 Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, started crying when she gave her acceptance speech at the awards banquet. “After I spoke and was crying, everybody was standing up. … I was just so humbled by it,” she said. “Searcy, Arkansas, is a big deal to me. Maybe I’m crazy for getting emotional about Searcy.” It’s her hometown, and the place where she fell in love with patient care when she worked ... READ MORE


Officer of the Year likes helping people

CABOT — Sgt. Virgil “Calvin” Thomas of the Cabot Police Department wants to help people in his community.


    Traditional turkey will be on my table

    I usually don’t pay much attention to polls posted to Facebook, but this one got my attention because it was about Thanksgiving food. An article, and I don’t remember the source, contended that “most” people admit they really don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving meal. It listed the disliked items in order, and although I did not save the post, I recall that No. 1 was the canned cranberry sauce. Well, duh. I will agree with that. The ... READ MORE


    Kiwanis president likes helping children through club’s platform

    Spencer Felts has three children of his own, and through his work as president of the Kiwanis Club of Searcy, he’s able to give back to countless young people. Felts, who is in his second term as president, said he really enjoys the primary goal of Kiwanis: helping children. “The Kiwanis’ whole platform is children,” he said. “All of our programs center around children.” According to Kiwanis International, it “empowers members to pursue... READ MORE



    Nov. 18 Democratic Party of White County Meeting SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at Arkansas State University-Searcy. A social time will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. State Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville, will be the guest speaker. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the food pantry at the Beebe Christian Outreach Center. Visitors are welcome. Communit... READ MORE