CONCORD — Additional plans for the annual Concord Fun Day were approved by the city council during a special meeting Monday, Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said.
The fun day actually falls on July 4 this year.
A work day has been set for this Saturday at the city park, beginning around 6:30 or 7 a.m. in order to escape some of the heat of the day, Pettit said. Volunteers are welcome to assist city officials in cleaning up the park so it will be ready for the fun day a week later.
When Braye Cloud graduated from Lyon College in 2005, he knew he was destined for great things. He just wasn’t sure what it would be.
“I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I did know that I wanted to do something relevant and meaningful,” he said.
The North Little Rock native, who majored in history, French and religion and philosophy, is about to embark on a journey he hopes will lead him to those great things when he begins work this fall toward a master’s degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
White River Medical Center recently participated in a statewide exercise designed to test the state’s ability to respond to a large-scale public health crisis, according to a news release.
The drill involved emergency preparedness planners from hospitals and state and local agencies statewide who plan to rehearse what they would do in the hours and days following an actual public health emergency, such as a weather disaster or the spread of a deadly communicable disease.
With a green crayon in hand and several sheets of orange and blue construction paper, 11-year-old Shaleah Thorne knows exactly what she wants to say.
While sitting at a table inside the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center, she begins writing, trying to find just the right words to begin her storybook titled “The Lonely Ladybug.”
But it’s not her first book, Thorne explains, looking up from her work. “The Lonely Ladybug” happens to be the sequel to “The Very Happy Ladybug.”
Stage is coming back to Batesville.
This summer, Stage will be going into the old Goodys site at 99 Eagle Mountain Blvd. this summer, according to an announcement from Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Stage.
The 21,500-square-foot store will include “a broad selection of name-brand and private label family apparel, shoes, accessories, home decor, gifts and more, priced right every day.”
NEWPORT — Ross Williams finally knocked Don Stitcher off the podium here Sunday with a first-place finish in the foot brake class at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Tim Baker was second. Stitcher, who had enjoyed a lot of success on the strip lately, settled for fifth in the 19-car field.
In the street class, Steve Simpson took the top spot with Barry Larry in tow.
Additional results were not provided.
A free football camp for children ages 7-14 is set for Saturday as part of FunFest, promoter Steve Thomas announced.
Former Razorback Anthony Lucas will be the primary instructor. Lucas was an all-SEC wide receiver for Arkansas.
The camps will focus on fundamentals. The first session is from 10-11 a.m. with the second 1-hour session following immediately.
Campers can register the morning of the camp at Riverside Park. The camp is free thanks to a sponsorship from First Community Bank.
The Batesville Pioneer football team has been voted No. 1 in the 5A-East Conference by the conference coaches, according to the Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine.
In order, the remainder of the conference rankings are West Helena, Blytheville, Forrest City, Wynne, Nettleton, Greene County Tech and Paragould.
Cave City is ranked fifth out of the eight teams in the Class 3A-3 with Hoxie the front-runner.
By the look and sound of it, the basketball alternate from Melbourne may have been made for the All-Star experience.
“This is Lee Lewis’ type of deal,” Mike Watson said. “As the competitive level goes up, his play goes up with it.”
Watson, who coached Lewis at Melbourne High and will coach him one last time Thursday night in Fayetteville in an Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game, has some experience at this venue. He worked as an assistant to the East boys basketball team in 2003 and as the East head softball coach in 2007.
Batesville Citizens Bank ran its win streak to 10 Tuesday night with a sweep of Searcy B&B Oil in a Zone 2 American Legion baseball doubleheader at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The 15-8 and 7-5 victories improved the Bankers to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the zone. With a win tonight in a regular-season finale against the Jonesboro Sports Academy Seams, the Bankers will clinch the regular-season title and the top seeding for the zone tournament in West Memphis beginning Friday.