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Special Coverage: PBS Student Reporting Labs

Community March 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Lion TV and Jumpstart this year have been part of  PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, doing interviews and stories for a chance to be shown on PBS NewsHour. The students have interviewed state representatives and even Governor Mike Beebe. Recently, they did a story on the new teaching standards thatRead More

FCA service day gives helping hand to local homeless shelter

FCA service day gives helping hand to local homeless shelter

ASPA Contest Entries, Community January 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

Fellowship Christian Athletes went to Jacob’s Place for a service day.  At Jacob’s Place, FCA participated in whatever needed to be done to help out. Jacob’s Place is a homeless shelter for women and children. It supplies them with a shelter and the essentials with life, and helps them getRead More

Searcy hosts All Region band tryouts

Searcy hosts All Region band tryouts

Community January 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

All region band tryouts were held at Searcy High last Saturday. “We are trying our for all region, and it’s a big competition with all of the bands of the region,” said junior Abby Rains. “You play a prepared piece, scales, and a sight-reading piece.” “Members of all bands are competingRead More

Powderpuff game raises money for Elliott Foundation

Powderpuff game raises money for Elliott Foundation

ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Sports December 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

For the first time, Searcy had a powderpuff game to raise money for a local charity “We talked about it over the summer, but Cassidy made it all come together,” said senior and Powderpuff player Becca Buterbaugh. Cheerleaders decided to put on this event as a fundraiser for the ElliotRead More

Zombie Fun Run kicks off EAST project

Zombie Fun Run kicks off EAST project

Community November 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

The EAST Program recently hosted the Zombie Fun Run, a zombie-themed fun run intended to gain awareness of the Walk Through History project EAST has been working on. Walk Through History is a trail around Searcy that focuses on historical buildings. The students working on the project hope it willRead More

Kindergarteners participate in annual Box Car Derby

Kindergarteners participate in annual Box Car Derby

Community November 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

Westside Elementary school hosts the annual Box Car Derby where Kindergarteners race in handmade cardboard boxes.  “I am a watchdog volunteer here ready to do whatever they need me to do.  There are plenty of other parents out here volunteering; this is a fun day for the kindergarteners,” said parentRead More

Community theater presents live radio show

Community theater presents live radio show

Community November 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm 0 comments

Searcy’s community dinner theater, Center on the Square, holds auditions for citizens of our town to try out for various shows that the theater puts on. The theater is a wonderful option for families who are interested in the arts and it provides good clean fun for the families ofRead More

Searcy team continues ‘Race’ tradition

Searcy team continues ‘Race’ tradition

Community October 30, 2013 at 9:05 pm 0 comments

Every year, FTA sponsors a team from Searcy High School to walk in Race for the Cure. This year’s Race was in Little Rock on October 19. Race for the cure is a 5k that raises money to promote education and research for breast cancer. Each one of the tensRead More

Nonprofit organization helps women in need

Nonprofit organization helps women in need

Community October 24, 2013 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Friends for Life, opened in 1998, is a nonprofit organization that aims to help women make life affirming choices. This organization builds friendships, establishes trust, and helps women support one another. “I’ve had a drug problem in the past, and as soon as I came in here I felt reallyRead More

Fields of Faith brings students together to worship

Fields of Faith brings students together to worship

Community October 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Fields of Faith is one night during the whole school year that schools all over White County gather to worship. They have a tailgate with free food and music before the actual event where students listen to the guest speakers talk about God. Guest speakers share their testimonies and sermons. “FieldsRead More