Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 11, 2018
PHOTO BY: Jennifer Ellis

Sisters, from left, Linda Jennings; Renee Garr, mayor of Russell; and Brenda Poole, councilwoman, stand with some of the many wooden cutouts they and volunteers made to create Whoville in the tiny community. The scenes will be displayed in Larry Jennings Park, named for Linda’s late husband. A Who Feast is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the former Russell school to raise money to expand the decorations next year.

‘It just grew’

White County town to turn into Whoville

What started as a small project to turn a tiny White County community into Whoville has expanded, just like the Grinch’s heart at Christmas. Sisters Brenda Poole, Linda Jennings and Renee Garr plan to recreate Dr. Seuss’ mythical village in Russell, a town of 216 residents. “I love the Grinch,” Poole said. She has collected Grinch memorabilia for about five years. A couple of years ago, she started decorating her Christmas tree with Gri... READ MORE

THAT'S LIFE

    ‘Invested’ in cleaning out the closet

    I finally cleaned out my closet after saying for months that I needed to do it. My clothes were piling up on the edge of the Jacuzzi because I had run out of hangers and room. My walk-in closet was becoming a lean-in-and-throw closet. I hadn’t made the summer-to-fall switch because of the wild fluctuations in our weather — 90 degrees one day, 50 the next. Cleaning out my closet is always a several-hour project, so I have to clear my sch... READ MORE

FRONT & CENTER

    DAR state regent serves society, as well as women veterans

    Junelle Marie Mongno of Jacksonville grew up in Nebraska with her family, which included her two brothers and two sisters. She now has millions of sisters. As an Air Force veteran, Mongno is a sister to approximately 2 million women veterans in the United States and Puerto Rico (2015 statistics found online at va.gov). As a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, she is a sister to approximately 185,000 DAR ... READ MORE

THREE RIVERS OUTDOORS

    5 WMAs among the state’s best for duck hunting

    The name Bayou Meto has long been synonymous with world-class waterfowling. Mention this southeast Arkansas wildlife management area to a duck hunter, and he’ll respond like Pavlov’s dog to a dinner bell — drooling at the mouth, with a hungry look in his eyes. In the minds of many, Bayou Meto is the center of the waterfowling universe, and anything outside this fabled realm is lesser fare. In reality, several Arkansas WMAs serve up wate... READ MORE

CALENDAR

    COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE THREE RIVERS AREA

    Today Chili Cook-off BATESVILLE — Fellowship Bible Church will have its sixth annual Chili Cook-off from 4-6 p.m. in Pocket Park. The event offers chili, brownies and fun for the whole family. For more information, visit Facebook: /fellowshipbatesville under the “events” tab. Percussion Ensemble Concert SEARCY — The Harding University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Harding Percussion Ensemble at 2 p.m. in the ... READ MORE