Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 22, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Brent Clark, 17, of El Paso, formerly of Vilonia, holds one of the chickens on his family’s farm. He shows animals at the Faulkner County Fair. Clark was named the state 4-H president at the annual State O’Rama this summer at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The home-schooled senior will spend the year speaking at various events through Arkansas and out of state. His older brother, Travis, was state 4-H president in 2015.

Goal-setter

El Paso teenager named 4-H state president

Brent Clark has emerged from his big brother’s shadow. Brent, a 17-year-old resident of El Paso, was named the new state 4-H president at the annual state O’Rama at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Brent’s brother, Travis, who is older by four years, was state 4-H president in 2015. That inspired Brent, but he was also a little green with envy over the state officers’ attire. “Whenever I went to my district O-Rama at age 9, I... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

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FRONT & CENTER

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CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

    Today – Saturday Library Book Sale SEARCY — The White County Public Library Friends Foundation will continue a book sale in the Searcy Public Library Meeting Room this week. Items will include hardback and paperback fiction and nonfiction, as well as young-adult and children’s materials. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The final day of the sale will... READ MORE