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Youth basketball league engages kids

Youth basketball league engages kids

Community March 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM 0 comments

The sun is rising, the birds are chirping, and all is normal on this saturday morning. But while most kids are snug in their beds, watching cartoons, or eating cereal these kids are busy doing what they love:  Basketball. But this is no ordinary league. The upward program promises toRead More

Kids jump-rope for heart health charity

Kids jump-rope for heart health charity

Community, Sports March 12, 2013 at 1:35 PM 0 comments

For most people, Valentines day is a season of candy, flowers, and Hallmark cards. While these things are great, somewhere in the rose petals and sugar, the true meaning of Valentines day, love and giving back, are lost, but not to the children of Westside elementary. For thirty-five years theRead More

Local pastor builds new church

Local pastor builds new church

Community January 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM 0 comments

Paul Doan, a local pastor, has just started a new church, Faith Assembly of God Highway 36. He has high expectations for his church. “I think my expectations for our church here is just to love people. I think it’s so important, as a church today, that we accept people forRead More

Street crossing requires mad dash

Street crossing requires mad dash

Community January 21, 2013 at 2:54 PM 0 comments

Walking across the street at Beebe Capps and Skyline Drive is difficult as people get more and more careless talking on the phone, eating, and drinking while they are driving. “It’s dangerous because it tells you stop walking when you get about half way across the road,” said Austin Reeves.Read More

Students raise money for family in need

Students raise money for family in need

Community January 16, 2013 at 2:38 PM 0 comments

The Refuge youth group hosted a fundraiser for Searcy’s orchestra teacher, Megan Joyner, by working at Chick-Fil-A for “Spirit Night.” “Mrs. Joyner is a wonderful teacher; I just felt like we needed to do something good for her,” said sophomore orchestra member Ashley Pigg. “We cleaned tables, refilled drinks, swept,Read More

Elliot Foundation raises funds for suicide prevention

Elliot Foundation raises funds for suicide prevention

Community January 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM 0 comments

Recently, Chili’s partnered with the Elliot Foundation in order to give back to the community. “It’s an opportunity for us to share our mission with the community,” said executive director Alana Pinchback. Out of all of the profits made by Chili’s that night, 10 percent went to the Robert E.Read More

Snow brings white Christmas to Searcy

Snow brings white Christmas to Searcy

Community, News January 9, 2013 at 2:39 PM 0 comments

A major snow event on Christmas day caused problems but provided fun for residents of Searcy.  School was not affected since it took place during the Christmas break. Some places got up to a foot of snow and for residents in Searcy, that meant snow men, snow angels, and snowball fights.Read More

Clubs Christmas shop for less fortunate

Clubs Christmas shop for less fortunate

Community, News December 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM 0 comments

Students are giving back this year and shopping for Christmas for Kids or Angel Tree. Christmas for Kids is a non-religious and non-profit charity program to provide Christmas presents for every kid. Angel Tree is a program that connects parents in prison with their kids by having gifts delivered toRead More

Santa visits courthouse square

Santa visits courthouse square

Community December 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM 0 comments

As many of you know, Santa is back on the Square taking pictures and spreading the Holiday joy. “I do this twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays, but as we get closer to the end of the year before Christmas, I’m up here just about every day for aRead More

Spanish students teach elementary kids

Spanish students teach elementary kids

Community December 8, 2012 at 10:05 AM 0 comments

The students at Westside Elementary get a taste of foreign language though Lori Nielsen’s Spanish classes. “I can learn Spanish and redo because I forgot everything from last year except for my colors,” said student Michael Burchfield. “We’re learning about Spanish and they are teaching us,” said student Tray Young.Read More